Contreras stops Preciado in five

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Featherweight Dennis “El Martillo” Contreras (22-10-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Belmar Preciado (20-3, 13 KOs) to claim the WBA Fedecentro title on Friday night at the Osceola Heritage Park Event Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The hard-punching Contreras took the fight to Preciado and dropped him hard in round five. Preciado beat the count, but Contreras was all over him and got the stoppage. Time was 2:36.

In a notable heavyweight bout, unbeaten prospect Cassius Chaney (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over 378-pound veteran Chauncey Welliver (57-13-5, 23 KOs).

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  • Wait, hold on….Chauncey Welliver weighed 378lbs? He’s going to die soon at that weight! He’s always been kind of rolly polly, but that was over 100lbs ago. How is he even able to get in the ring? Chaney is supposed to be pretty good. It will be interesting to see how his career develops

    • Been a fan of Chauncey since he used to post regularly during the early days of boxrec. Super nice guy.

      Saw the fight last night and Chauncy looked a little discombobulated. Switching from southpaw to orthodox, switching from a standard defense to a crab defense. He looked like he didn’t have a plan and let Cassius dictate the fight.

      I didn’t see enough of Cassius to make a prediction.

      But, you are correct, 378 is simply too big of a health risk for anyone, let alone a professional athlete.

      • Yes, I’ve heard Welliver commentate on fights and he does seem like a very nice guy. At one time! not so long ago he was ranked in the top 10! The man has been around the world and has been in with the best. He is a very crafty fighter, and even at 378 lbs, he is not to be slept on. But Jesus Christ! It’s medically dangerous to weigh that much, let alone getting in the ring! I heard him interviewed a few years back where he said he didnt view himself as a serious contender, even the he was ranked in the top 10.

        • If boxing commissions are quick to cancel fights when fighters seem dehydrated and completely weight drained then there’s no reason to allow a morbidley obese fighter in the ring.

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