Crawford-Porter undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In an IBF middleweight title eliminator between unbeaten contenders, #4 rated Esquiva “La Pantera” Falcao (29-0, 20 KOs) won a six round technical decision over #5 Patrice Volny (16-1, 10 KOs). A nasty accidental head clash in round six left Falcao with a bad cut and he was unable to continue. The bout went to the cards where the scores were 58-57, 58-56 Falcao, 58-56 Volny.

Unbeaten WBO #2, WBC #4, IBF #9 middleweight Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly (11-0, 7 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over former world champion Hassan N’Dam (38-6, 21 KOs). Alimkhanuly stalked from start as N’Dam kept his distance and stayed away. In round two, the Kazakh connected with a short compact left hook as N’Dam fought off his back foot. In the third, Janinek scored a knockdown and continued his dominance. Later in the fight, Alimkhanuly had his way pounding N’Dam until referee Kenny Bayless had seen enough and stopped the fight at 2:40. N’Dam not happy about the stoppage.

Lightweight Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (13-0, 11 KOs) won by fifth round TKO over late sub Elias “El Macho” Araujo (21-4, 8 KOs). Muratalla was clearly winning when suddenly referee Allen Huggins waved it off. Araujo was furious about the stoppage. Time was 2:20.

Former world champion Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (23-2, 15 KO’s) of Ghana and Puerto Rico’s Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (26-4, 16 KOs) went the distance ten rounds. It was a competitive fight as Dogboe and Ochoa battled it out the whole way. The first half of the fight saw Diaz control the fight boxing well and effectively. Dogboe was busier and dictated the pace in the second half of the fight. It was a close late in the fight, Diaz and Dogboe sensed the urgency in the tenth and final round. In the end, the judges scored the fight 97-93, 96-94, in favor of Dogboe and one judge scored it a draw 95-95.

Southern Californian featherweights Glendale, California’s Adam “Bluenose” Lopez and Adan Ochoa of Compton, California squared off in their rematch but the bout was declared a no decision after two rounds. Lopez and Ochoa exchanged from the opening bell, Ochoa suffered a cut over his right eye from an accidental head butt. Between rounds two and three it was deemed that Ochoa could not continue and the bout was called off.

Super featherweight, 2016 U.S Olympian Karlos Balderas (11-1, 10 KOs) of Santa Maria, California stopped Julio Cortez (15-4, 11 KOs) of Ecuador. Balderas connected with a solid right hand in the closing seconds of round one that knocked Cortez’s mouthpiece out. The 2016 Olympian was dominant as he pummeled Cortez the referee Raul Caiz Jr. stepped in to stop the fight at 2:13 of the fourth.

Making his professional debut U.S. Olympian welterweight Tiger Johnson (1-0, 1 KO) of Cleveland, Ohio scored a fourth round knockout over Antonious Grabel (3-2,-1 3 KO) of Sarasota, Florida in opening the action from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Johnson was impressive throughout the fight and suffered a cut from a head butt in the third. Johnson scored a knockdown in the final round and stunned him as the referee stepped in to stop the fight 1:54 of the fourth round.

Crawford TKOs Porter in ten
Abel Mendoza dominates en route to 4th round TKO

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  • I had Dogboe – Diaz a draw. Basically thought Diaz won most of the first half and Dogboe won most of the second half, but I think it was close enough to go either way fairly. I guess he can’t make the weight anymore or he just doesn’t want to as a contender, but I think Dogboe would be better at 122. Maybe Joet Gonzalez for him next.

  • I thought that the Dog Bay / Diaz fight lacked “spark”. I didn’t score the fight. With that said, I believe that Diaz won the bout.

    • Hey Gary I left you a short question in Philly results. Some other people were interested as well.
      Also when you watch the ppv or anything else for that matter do you buffer or freeze thanks

      • Johnny:
        – FYI: I am getting the ESPN+ PPV Crawford / Porter card on the Kodi app. Yes, some times the feed “freezes” during the fight momentarily or for several seconds. It can be frustrating. I’ll either wait it out (while cursing out loud), or I’ll try another feed from the same app (there can be a dozen feeds for the same event).
        – Once the live event is over, my feed stops, so I don’t get to see much of the after fight interviews. If I miss an undercard fight, I miss it.
        – I do get some buffering while watching movies. This can be minimized by freeing up some temporary space in the Stick memory (The Stick has about 5 GB total memory). So, using “ES File Explorer”, under “Apps”, start deleting apps that you are not using. I can free up to 2.5 GB out of 5 GB. These deleted apps return the next day. Also, using “Background Apps and Processes”, close apps that are running in the background. Keep your VPN running.
        – I check the Philly post.
        – Take care.

  • “I can’t see” has become a popular phrase this weekend. Keep it away from tonight’s main event.

  • Hard to get a view on Dogboe.

    A part of me is thinking Dogboe is in the punch drunk phase, post Navarrete. Another part of me is thinking Dogboe is trying to extend his career by developing his boxing skills with a new trainer.

    I will keep a closer eye on Dogboe’s next 2-4 fights and see if he is punch drunk or if he really is working on his boxing skills. I have seen many African born fighters with solid physical strength, but unfortunately, I have seen far less African born fighters with solid boxing rhythm/fluidity (offense and/or defense).

    • African fighter to keep an eye on: Christian Mbilli. He’s from Cameroon, but fights out of France. His next fight is against Ronald Ellis…who is coming off an 11th round TKO loss to David Benavidez…on Dec. 11. Mbilli is 19-0 18 KOs. I generally agree with you about African fighters, but Mbilli might be an exception.

  • some good boxing this weekend, but I did not like that 3 matches were stopped from headbutts/cuts early to deprive of good fights. this card and on the NH card.

  • Sad for “Bluenose” , he’s a very good fighter, he’s still young and would’ve won this one. He’s one of the unluckiest fighter i know ! Stay focused Adam and your fat will come !

  • Early success went to Dogboe`s head, even more so his father`s. They started clowning around when he got a belt.

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