By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Former WBO junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KOs) won by ninth round technical decision over Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (27-4-2, 18 KOs) at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Magdaleno dropped Rivera in round nine, but Magdaleno was later cut by an elbow (ruled an unintentional foul) and the bout went to the cards. Scores were 88-82, 89-81, 89-81.
Undefeated local super lightweight Arnold Barboza (22-0, 9 KOs) of South El Monte stopped Japan’s always tough Ricky Sismundo (35-15-3, 17 KOs) in four rounds. Barboza did his thing hammering away on Sismundo dropping him in the third. Continuing to attack, Barboza cornered Sismundo in the fourth. However after four rounds Sismundo had seen enough and when he didn’t come out of his corner the referee stopped the fight.
Middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0, 3 KOs) from Russian stopped Stuart McClellan (27-4-3, 11 KOs) of Canada in the fifth round. Alimkhanuly dropped McCllelan late in the fifth round and then followed up with a brutal attack prompting the referee to step in to stop the fight. Time was 2:51 of the fifth.
South African welterweight Chris Van Heerden (28-2-1, 12 KOs) won a hard fought unanimous decision over Aslanbek Kozaev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) of Russia. Van Heerden was slick early on boxing away and frustrating Kozaev as the Russian missed punches wildly. Fighting from the southpaw stance Van Heerden kept his distance as Kozaev was the aggressor. Continue reading “Navarette-De Vaca undercard results”
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Former WBO junior featherweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18 KOs) won by ninth round technical decision over Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (27-4-2, 18 KOs)…
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