WBO #8 welter Zewski stops Davila in ten

WBO #8, IBF #12 welterweight Mikael Zewski (34-1, 23 KOs) scored a tenth round stoppage over previously unbeaten Alejandro Davila (19-1-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Time was :44. Zewski had dropped Davila in the previous round. He retained his IBF NA and WBO NABO titles.

IBF female super welterweight champion Marie Eve Dicaire (17-0, 0 KOs) outpointed Ogleidis Suarez (29-4-1, 13 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. Continue reading “WBO #8 welter Zewski stops Davila in ten”

WBO #8, IBF #12 welterweight Mikael Zewski (34-1, 23 KOs) scored a tenth round stoppage over previously unbeaten Alejandro Davila (19-1-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centre Videotron…
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Smith-Ryder Scorecard

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Judges Jose Roberto Torres, Terry O’Connor and Francisco Alloza Rosa all gave WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith five of the first six rounds against challenger John Ryder on Saturday night in Liverpool, England. Many pundits (including Fightnews.com®) had Ryder ahead in the fight at the midway point due to his aggression and cleaner punching.

Judges Jose Roberto Torres, Terry O’Connor and Francisco Alloza Rosa all gave WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith five of the first six rounds against challenger John Ryder on Saturday…
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Prince Bahdi remains unbeaten

Report/Photos by Bob Caico

Super lightweight Lucas “Prince” Bahdi of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada sent the hometown fans happy Saturday night with a second round knockout over Victor Cardozo (29-13-2) of Mexico. Bahdi who had scored five straight first round stoppages was more methodical in round one against the veteran, measuring his opponent and being very patient. His patience didn’t last long. A thunderous right hand just under Cardozo’s heart dropped him to his knees in obvious pain and Cardozo could not beat the count 33 seconds into the round. Bahdi improves to 7-0 all by knockout in two rounds or less. Continue reading “Prince Bahdi remains unbeaten”

Report/Photos by Bob Caico Super lightweight Lucas “Prince” Bahdi of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada sent the hometown fans happy Saturday night with a second round knockout over Victor Cardozo (29-13-2)…
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Del Bosque wins in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Porfirio Barron Jr. / Knockout Sports Bar

At the Mesquite Championship Rodeo on Saturday night, hometown fighter and fan favorite, Alexis Del Bosque (17-5, 9 KOs) beat the super tough Eduardo Rafael Reyes (9-16, 6 KOs) out of Mexico over six rounds. It took Del Bosque everything he had to fend off the durable and dangerous Reyes, who despite the upside-down record showed he was up for the challenge. Continue reading “Del Bosque wins in Dallas”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio Barron Jr. / Knockout Sports Bar At the Mesquite Championship Rodeo on Saturday night, hometown fighter and fan favorite, Alexis Del Bosque (17-5, 9 KOs)…
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Full Wilder-Ortiz post-fight press conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Deontay Wilder: “I’m the hardest hitting man, most devastating puncher in the history of boxing. This is a fact. But this one against Ortiz wasn’t my hardest punch ever. The one against Szpilka…I really thought I killed him!”

By Przemek Garczarczyk Deontay Wilder: “I’m the hardest hitting man, most devastating puncher in the history of boxing. This is a fact. But this one against Ortiz wasn’t my hardest…
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Wilder: I knew sooner or later it would come

By Miguel Maravilla

“What an amazing fight. The fight lived up to the hype,” WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder talking about his spectacular knockout over Luis “King Kong” Ortiz on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “Ortiz proved tonight that he is one of the best. He proved age is nothing but a number. I give him respect and he has tremendous skill.”

A crushing right hand ended matters in the seventh round with Wilder behind on all three scorecards.

“To be honest I’m not worried if I’m losing the fight. I’m blessed with tremendous power. I really had to be smart with him. We put a plan together. What I do is not textbook. I saw the opportunity and took it. I knew sooner or later it would come,” Wilder said. Continue reading “Wilder: I knew sooner or later it would come”

By Miguel Maravilla “What an amazing fight. The fight lived up to the hype,” WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder talking about his spectacular knockout over Luis “King Kong” Ortiz on…
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Luis Ortiz: It was either him or me

By Miguel Maravilla

Cuban heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs) made his way to the post-fight press conference to speak about his knockout defeat to WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama Saturday night in a rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas headlining the PBC on FOX PPV.

“This is boxing. It was either him or me. The plan was to work, work, work. I stuck to the plan but then got caught. I was effective. Like Wilder says, all he needs is a second. Everyone saw physically and mentally I was ready, but one shot is all it takes,” Ortiz said. Continue reading “Luis Ortiz: It was either him or me”

By Miguel Maravilla Cuban heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs) made his way to the post-fight press conference to speak about his knockout defeat to WBC champion Deontay…
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Leo Santa Cruz: I want to fight the best

By Miguel Maravilla

“It wasn’t my best performance,” said four-division world champion “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz. “I wanted to make a statement. Flores came to fight and I have nothing but respect for him,” Santa Cruz commented at the post-fight press conference after he picked up the vacant WBA super featherweight “super” title with a unanimous decision over Miguel “El Michoacan” Flores on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Continue reading “Leo Santa Cruz: I want to fight the best”

By Miguel Maravilla “It wasn’t my best performance,” said four-division world champion “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz. “I wanted to make a statement. Flores came to fight and I have nothing…
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Wilder KOs Ortiz in seven with huge right hand

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) settled his unfinished business with a seventh round KO over Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs) in a rematch on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder lands the KO punch

It was a slow-paced and cautious fight with Ortiz winning until Wilder ended it suddenly and decisively with a huge right hand in round seven. At the time of the shocking ending, Wilder was trailing on all three cards 59-55, 59-55, 58-56. Continue reading “Wilder KOs Ortiz in seven with huge right hand”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) settled his unfinished business with a seventh round…
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Alvarado dominates, dethrones WBA champ Cancio

Photos: Sumio Yamada

4:1 underdog Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) outclassed and dethroned WBA super featherweight champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
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Alvarado landed repeated flush punches on Cancio, who came up on the short end of most exchanges. The battering was finally halted at the end of round seven. The win was sweet revenge as Alvarado had previously knocked out by Cancio back in 2015. Continue reading “Alvarado dominates, dethrones WBA champ Cancio”

Photos: Sumio Yamada 4:1 underdog Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) outclassed and dethroned WBA super featherweight champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-5-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the…
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Xu Can beats Robles, retains WBA feather title

Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA featherweight champion Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs) scored an entertaining twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Manny Robles III (18-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
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Can, China’s third world champion in history, impressively outworked and broke down Robles, especially over the second half of the fight. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 118-110 for Can. Robles’ father trains heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.

“We trained very hard in the camp, three months for the fight,” said Xu Can afterward. “We wanted to show everybody in the world.” Continue reading “Xu Can beats Robles, retains WBA feather title”

Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA featherweight champion Xu Can (18-2, 3 KOs) scored an entertaining twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Manny Robles III (18-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Santa Cruz wins world title in 4th weight division

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

“El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) became a four-division world champion with a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Miguel “El Michoacan” Flores (24-3, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA super featherweight “super” title on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Judges scored the bout 117-110, 117-110, 115-112 for Santa Cruz. Continue reading “Santa Cruz wins world title in 4th weight division”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) became a four-division world champion with a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision…
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Figueroa retains WBA 122lb title with draw

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Weslaco, Texas’s Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KOs) made the first defense of his WBA super bantamweight title and retained the belt against former champion Julio Ceja (32-4-1, 28 KOs) via twelve round draw on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Judges scored the fight 115-113 for Figueroa, 116-112 for Ceja, and 114-114 draw. Figueroa risked his belt despite Ceja missing weight by 4.5 pounds. If Ceja had won, the WBA title would have become vacant. Continue reading “Figueroa retains WBA 122lb title with draw”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions Weslaco, Texas’s Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KOs) made the first defense of his WBA super bantamweight title and…
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Manfredo wins comeback fight in 79 seconds

By Jason Marchetti at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Former “Contender: Season One” star and two-time world title challenger Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. (41-7-1, 21 KOs) needed just 79 seconds to knock out 40-year-old Melvin “The Romantic Redneck” Russell (11-8-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Fighting for the first time since 2016, Manfredo laid out Russell with a left hook to the body in a scheduled 10-round light heavyweight bout.
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Manfredo, who turns 39 in three days, has not fought in three-and-a-half years but came to the fight in shape, perhaps looking for one more big fight. “The Pride of Providence” can still sell tickets in Rhode Island as evidenced by the sell-out crowd tonight. The card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports. Continue reading “Manfredo wins comeback fight in 79 seconds”

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Former “Contender: Season One” star and two-time world title challenger Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. (41-7-1, 21 KOs) needed just…
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Undercard Results from Indio, California

Unbeaten welterweight Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (23-4, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Continental Americas title in a rematch on Saturday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 99-91. Ellis previously knocked out Gomez in the first round back in 2016. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Indio, California”

Unbeaten welterweight Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (22-0, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (23-4, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Continental Americas title in…
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Undercard Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Featherweight Eduardo Ramirez (23-2, 10 KOs) of Mexico took advantage of the pay per view opportunity scoring a fourth round knockout over Leduan Barthelemy (15-1-1, 7 KOs) in a rematch in opening up the FOX pay-per-view on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The southpaw Barthelemy was flashy in the first as Ramirez charged and looked to make it a rough fight. Sticking the jab in round two, Barthelemy used his quickness to keep off Ramirez. Staying close to Barthelemy in round three, Ramirez outworked Barthelemy. Ramirez kept the pressure in the fourth as he connected Barthelemey with a solid straight left that dropped the Cuban. Barthelemy was up on his feet and turned away from referee Russell Mora forcing him to wave it off at 2:59. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Las Vegas”

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Featherweight Eduardo Ramirez (23-2, 10 KOs) of Mexico took advantage of the pay per view opportunity scoring a fourth round knockout over Leduan Barthelemy (15-1-1,…
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Callum Smith calls out big names

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith chalked up his lackluster performance against mandatory challenger John Ryder to a lack of fear of Ryder, who was a 25:1 underdog heading into the fight, giving away significant height and reach.

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Photo: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Callum Smith: “I want the best names in the division and I’m not disrespecting John Ryder but there was no fear tonight,” Smith told Sky Sports. “I didn’t believe John Ryder was good enough to beat me. There are fighters that I believe are good enough to beat me if I don’t perform and that’s going to bring out the best in me. That’s what I want, I want the big names. I just want a big name, where if I turn up like tonight I’ll lose. That fear brings out the best performance in me, I feel I need that.” Continue reading “Callum Smith calls out big names”

WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith chalked up his lackluster performance against mandatory challenger John Ryder to a lack of fear of Ryder, who was a 25:1 underdog heading into…
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Results from Nicaragua

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) returned with their monthly boxing event in Nicaragua at the Gymnasio Nicao in Managua, Nicaragua Saturday night. The super flyweight main event saw highly touted unbeaten prospect Winston Guerrero (8-0, 5 KOs) of Nicaragua soundly defeated his countryman Jenn Gonzalez (6-7, 4 KOs) by TKO in the 6th and final round. Continue reading “Results from Nicaragua”

WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) and Nica Boxing (Pablo Osuna) returned with their monthly boxing event in Nicaragua at the Gymnasio Nicao in Managua, Nicaragua Saturday night. The super flyweight main…
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Culcay tops Saidi by unanimous decision

Former WBA super welterweight champion Jack Culcay (27-4, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jama Saidi (16-1, 7 KOs) in a clash for the WBO Euro belt on Saturday night at the Arena Berlin. “Golden Jack” won by scores of 118-110, 119-113, 116-112. Culcay stated afterward that he hopes to return for a world title eliminator in March and get a title shot later in 2020.

Former WBA super welterweight champion Jack Culcay (27-4, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jama Saidi (16-1, 7 KOs) in a clash for the WBO…
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Smith beats Ryder to retain WBA 168lb title

Photos: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

WBA super middleweight champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over John “The Gorilla” Ryder (28-5, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
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25:1 favorite Smith was frustrated by the much smaller Ryder the whole fight. Smith suffered a small cut to the side of his right eye in round four. Smith finally starting to connect in round six, but Ryder clearly outworked Smith in round seven and continued to bring the pressure in rounds eight and nine. Smith able to keep Ryder on the outside in round ten. Ryder got the better of rounds eleven and twelve. Scores were a very generous 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 for the hometown hero.

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Photos: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing WBA super middleweight champion Callum “Mundo” Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over John “The Gorilla” Ryder (28-5, 16 KOs) on Saturday…
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Khytrov, Vargas in action tonight

Tonight at the Bryan Glazer JCC in Tampa, Florida, super middleweight Ievgen Khytrov and bantamweight Antonio Vargas will be in action as part of a 12-bout card.

2012 Ukraine Olympian Khytrov (19-2, 16 KOs), who appeared in the most recent edition of “The Contender,”  takes on Ernest Amuzu (25-4, 22 KOs) in an eight-round bout, while 2016 United States Olympian Vargas (10-1, 4 KOs) battles Szilveszter Kanales (14-9, 9 KOs) in a six-round fight.

Tonight at the Bryan Glazer JCC in Tampa, Florida, super middleweight Ievgen Khytrov and bantamweight Antonio Vargas will be in action as part of a 12-bout card. 2012 Ukraine Olympian…
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Kermit Cintron fight off; opponent is a no-show

Tonight’s scheduled main event at The Riveredge Restaurant in Reading, PA between Kermit Cintron and Josue Obando is off due to Obando failing to show up. Obando never stepped on the plane from Mexico, and therefore the fight was scrapped.

“We have had a signed contract for six-weeks, and the kid never showed up,” said Cintron’s promoter Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions. “Kermit worked very hard to weigh-in at 168.2 pounds. Kermit will get in the mix as he defeated Alfredo Angulo several years ago, and he just got a big win over Peter Quillin, so Kermit will be looking to fight anyone at 168 pounds.”

The pro-am card promoted by My Time Promotions in association with King’s Promotions will still go on and will feature two professional and 10 amateur fights beginning at 6 PM ET.

Tonight’s scheduled main event at The Riveredge Restaurant in Reading, PA between Kermit Cintron and Josue Obando is off due to Obando failing to show up. Obando never stepped on…
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Duerr defeats Obregon in Detroit

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard
Photos: Bob Ryder

Light Heavyweight Taylor Duerr (10-0-2, 7 KOs) continued to rise in boxing rankings by winning the NABF light heavyweight championship with an eight round unanimous decision over Neller Obregon (13-3-1, 8 KOs).
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In what has been a very revealing time for Duerr in his career, a film was released about a month ago, he talked about his troubling past. The film showed Duerr overcoming his demons and how boxing has fit into his life. Duerr was very open about his weight cut this week. He hit the scales at just under 175 lbs., but rehydrated back to his impressive 195 during fight night. This inside look of his life was the backdrop before the fights. Already the biggest ticket seller at the event at Soundboard in Motor City Casino Detroit MI, Duerr relies on and feeds off his fans. Continue reading “Duerr defeats Obregon in Detroit”

By Brad Snyder/The Undercard Photos: Bob Ryder Light Heavyweight Taylor Duerr (10-0-2, 7 KOs) continued to rise in boxing rankings by winning the NABF light heavyweight championship with an eight…
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Night of Knockouts in Puerto Rico

WBO #6 junior welterweight Jean Carlos Torres (18-0, 14 KOs) scored his seventh consecutive knockout victory when he beat Carlos Manuel Portillo (22-3, 17 KOs) by KO in the first round on Friday night at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Portillo had good moments with some shots against Torres, who connected a hard uppercut to the Paraguayan’s body ending the action at 2:43 of the very first round.

Welterweight Nicklaus Flaz (8-1, 6 KOs) won by KO at :51 seconds of round one. One good left hook sent Darío Fermán (18-7, 15 KOs) to the canvas for the count.

Unbeaten lightweight Néstor Bravo (18-0, 13 KOs) beat Rodolfo Puente (18-4-2, 14 KOs) by TKO at 1:06 of the second round. Puente was dow two times in the first round and one in round two.

Unbeaten lightweight Christian Barreto (4-0, 3 KOs) sent Jorge Santiago (2-3, 1 KOs) to the canvas one time in round one and two times in round three in route to a TKO victory at 2:22 of the third round.

WBO #6 junior welterweight Jean Carlos Torres (18-0, 14 KOs) scored his seventh consecutive knockout victory when he beat Carlos Manuel Portillo (22-3, 17 KOs) by KO in the first…
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Santillan, Torres remain unbeaten

Undefeated welterweight Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round KO over Wilfrido Buelvas (20-13, 14 KOs) in the main event on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Santillan put Buelvas down twice.

In the co-feature, unbeaten lightweight Ruben Torres (11-0, 9 KOs) stopped Eduardo Rodriguez (8-2-1, 3 KOs) in the first round.

Undefeated welterweight Giovani Santillan (25-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round KO over Wilfrido Buelvas (20-13, 14 KOs) in the main event on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in…
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