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Dalakian retains WBA flyweight title

World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (17-0, 12 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round KO over challenger Sirichai Thaiyen (50-4, 35 KOs) on Sunday at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. Dalakian, making his first defense, was aggressive and in command the whole way. He dropped Thaiyen in round five, round six and round eight. The bout was finally waved off near the end of round eight to protect Thaiyen from further punishment.

World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (17-0, 12 KOs) scored an impressive eighth round KO over challenger Sirichai Thaiyen (50-4, 35 KOs) on Sunday at the Parkovy Convention…
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Acosta retains WBO 108lb world title

WBO light flyweight world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (18-1, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO over challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (30-4-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. After Acosta dropped Buitrago in the final stanza, referee Luis Pabon stepped in to save Buitrago from further punishment. Time was 1:43.

WBO light flyweight world champion Angel “Tito” Acosta (18-1, 18 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO over challenger Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago (30-4-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night…
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Vasquez KOs Mijares, ruins ring farewell

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr. (25-7-2, 20 KOs) left the overflow Auditorio Centenario crowd in stunned silence by brutally knocking out hometown idol and former two-division world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (59-9-2, 27 KOs) on Saturday night in Gómez Palacio, Durango, Mexico.

In round three, Vazquez got the better of a vicious exchange that shattered Mijares’ nose and sent him crumpling to the canvas to hear the full count. Mijares had already stated this would be his last fight. Vazquez had lost three straight entering the fight and hadn’t fought in 20 months.

In the co-feature, super lightweight José “Pistón” López (28-6-2, 15 KOs) won a majority decision over Roberto “Massa” Ortíz (35-3-2, 26 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr. (25-7-2, 20 KOs) left the overflow Auditorio Centenario crowd in stunned silence by brutally knocking out hometown idol and…
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Spence Jr: I want big names

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Noe Gonzalez


IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and his trainer Derrick James spoke to reporters after his first round demolition of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo on Saturday night at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas (the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys).

Errol Spence Jr:

It was a great showing. I’m thankful for all the fans, reporters, love and support. Everyone was genuine for me. Thanks to the Dallas Cowboys for their support and use of their arena and resources.

If he thought the find would end so quickly:

I thought it would go to 4-5 rounds. If he would have gotten up, I would have carried him (Spence laughs). Continue reading “Spence Jr: I want big names”

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Noe Gonzalez IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. and his trainer Derrick James spoke to reporters after his first round demolition of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo…
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Dalakian and Thaiyen make weight

World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (16-0, 11 KOs) weighed in at 111.4 lbs and challenger Sirichai Thaiyen (50-3, 35 KOs) came in at 110.88 lbs or their bout taking place Sunday at the Parkovy Convention Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. Dalakian is making his first defense after winning the vacant belt against Brian Viloria in February on the “Superfly 2” card in Los Angeles.

World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Artem Dalakian (16-0, 11 KOs) weighed in at 111.4 lbs and challenger Sirichai Thaiyen (50-3, 35 KOs) came in at 110.88 lbs or their…
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Zepeda KOs Diaz in dramatic fight

In a dramatic fight where both fighters visited the canvas, lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (29-1, 24 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (27-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night on a Zanfer Promotions card at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, BC, Mexico.

Diaz dropped Zepeda in round four with a liver shot, but Zepeda managed to survive the round. In the fifth round, Zepeda floored Diaz with a shot to the stomach. Diaz then vomited in the ring while being counted by referee Rafael Ramos and was immediately attended to by the corner and ring physicians.

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In a dramatic fight where both fighters visited the canvas, lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (29-1, 24 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (27-1, 13 KOs) on…
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Spence annihilates Ocampo in one

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Noe Gonzalez

IBF welterweight champion Dallas’ own Errol Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) showed why he is indeed “The Truth” as he dropped Carlos Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs) with two vicious body shots, a left and a right, at the end of round 1 that sent Ocampo hunched over on the canvas in excruciating pain. Referee Laurence Cole counted to 10 and just like that Spence Jr. scored an impressive 1st round knockout in front of his hometown fans.

Ocampo showed he came to fight, countering Spence Jr. early, but Spence Jr. was on the attack from the opening bell and went right to his bread and butter, the body. It looked like Ocampo might survive on the opening round, but was unable to continue. The official time of the stoppage was 2:59 seconds of round 1. Spence Jr. retains his IBF welterweight belt with the win as he was joined in the ring by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Continue reading “Spence annihilates Ocampo in one”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Noe Gonzalez IBF welterweight champion Dallas’ own Errol Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) showed why he is indeed “The Truth” as he dropped Carlos Ocampo…
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WBA champ Roman hands Chucky first defeat

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

In the co-main event at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, WBA super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs) went toe to toe with the undefeated challenger Moises ”Chucky” Flores (25-1, 17 KOs), who lost the chance to win the title on the scales coming in heavy. Roman and Flores traded shots throughout the fight in the center of the ring, but neither guy was ever hurt. Roman showed his full arsenal landing to the head and body all night against Flores. Flores countered Roman but could not land a telling blow on Roman.

The fight was ruled a unanimous decision as the judges scored it 116-112, 118-110, 120-108 for Roman, who retained his title win or lose.

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside In the co-main event at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, WBA super bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs) went toe to…
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Popeye Rivera still unbeaten

Rising Hartford folk hero Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera kept his pro record perfect (8-0, 7 KOs) intact, knocking out Jaime “Zarco” Solorio (12-4-2, 9 KOs), in the eighth round to capture the vacant ABF Continental cruiserweight title, last night (Saturday) in the main event on the “Fight Night at The Capital” pro boxing card, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford. Continue reading “Popeye Rivera still unbeaten”

Rising Hartford folk hero Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera kept his pro record perfect (8-0, 7 KOs) intact, knocking out Jaime “Zarco” Solorio (12-4-2, 9 KOs), in the eighth…
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Undercard Results from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

The fight between junior welterweights Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 23 KOs) and Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) was stopped with 10 seconds left in round 4, when Fortuna fell out of the ring and hit his head after a possible slight push from Granados. It was ruled an accidental injury and a no decision. Fortuna was immediately rushed out of the arena on a stretcher.

Fortuna had already had two points taken away from him by Referee Robert Chapa for holding and hitting behind the head. Up to that point, it was a rough fight with both guys trying to establish themselves inside. Granados kept coming forward landing an occasional right hand before being tied up while Fortuna tried to counter him with his big left hand. Granados cannot seem to catch up a break as he has lost a handful of controversial decisions.

Hard-hitting welterweight Eminantus Stanions (6-0, 5 KOs) from Lithuania and trained by top trainer Ronnie Shields dropped Erick Marinez (14-13-1, 8 KOs) in the 3rd round and then used a big flurry to cause referee Neal Young to waive it off. Stanions kept his undefeated record intact with the TKO at 1:56 of round 3.

In a back and forth chippy battle, featherweight Stephon Fulton (15-2, 6 KOs) found late power to stop the tough Jesus Ahumada (15-2, 9 KOs) in the 9th round of the scheduled 10. Fulton, trained by Nazim Richardson, was using an effective jab throughout to stay away from the aggressive Ahumada. Ahumada was landing the bigger shots throughout but could not put Fulton away. Finally, in the 9th round, Fulton found a burst of energy and unleashed a flurry on Ahumada and forced referee Neal Young to call a halt. The official time of the stoppage was 1:54 in 9th round. Fulton earned his 15th win with the TKO. Continue reading “Undercard Results from Dallas”

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside The fight between junior welterweights Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 23 KOs) and Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) was stopped with 10 seconds left in round 4,…
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Fonfara stops Sillakh in six

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In a cruiserweight clash between former world title challengers, Andrzej “The Polish Price” Fonfara (30-5, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Ismail “The Black Russian (although he’s actually Ukrainian)” Sillakh (25-5, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Torwar Sport Hall in Warsaw, Poland. A furious barrage of punches by Fanfare prompted a referee’s stoppage. It was the Chicago-based Fonfara’s first fight in Poland since his pro debut in 2006.

By Przemek Garczarczyk In a cruiserweight clash between former world title challengers, Andrzej “The Polish Price” Fonfara (30-5, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Ismail “The Black Russian…
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Kelly, Ritson, McDonnell, Burns triumph

2016 Olympian Josh Kelly (7-0, 5 KOs) dethroned Commonwealth welterweight beltholder Kris George (14-2, 8 KOs) with a seven round stoppage on Saturday night at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. George’s corner pulled their man out before round eight.

British lightweight titleholder Lewis Ritson (16-0, 10 KOs) blew away previously unbeaten Paul Hyland Jr (18-1, 7 KOs) in the first round. Three knockdowns

Super bantamweight Gavin McDonnell (20-1-2, 5 KOs) retained his WBC international belt via twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion Stuart Hall (21-7-2, 7 KOs). Scores were 115-113, 117-111, 117-111.

Former three-division world champion Ricky Burns (42-7-1, 15 KOs) ended his two-fight losing streak when Ivan Njegac (10-6, 3 KOs) failed to come out for round five.

2016 Olympian Josh Kelly (7-0, 5 KOs) dethroned Commonwealth welterweight beltholder Kris George (14-2, 8 KOs) with a seven round stoppage on Saturday night at the Metro Radio Arena in…
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Spence: I’m the top dog

IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr., who defends against Carlos Ocampo tonight in Dallas, was asked what message he wants to send to the other top welterweights, such as Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Terrence Crawford. “I’ve been sending messages,” stated Spence. “I don’t have to send any more. I’m the best welterweight in the division and the most feared welterweight in the division. So they have to send a message to me since I’m the top dog.”

IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr., who defends against Carlos Ocampo tonight in Dallas, was asked what message he wants to send to the other top welterweights, such as…
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Roman keeps WBA title, win or lose

WBA super bantamweight champion Danny Roman (24-2-1. 9 KOs) was inside the 122lb weight limit during Friday’s weigh in, while #1 challenger Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) came in heavy. Flores originally weighed in at 123.5 lbs. and only managed to shave half a pound during the two-hour allotment given to him.

Roman, 28, was stunned by the challenger’s inability to come in at the contract weight. “I was a little surprised [he didn’t make weight] because it’s a world championship fight and you expect him to be professional,” he said.

Due to Flores’ misstep, he is ineligible to win the world title. Roman, on the other hand, retains the title even in a defeat. “I trained with heavier guys than me so I’m ready for whatever he brings,” Roman stated.

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Weights from Hartford, Connecticut

The official weights for tonight’s “Fight Night at The Capital” pro boxing card, presented by Hartford Boxing Promotions, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera 180 vs. Jaime Solorio 183.5
Omar Bordoy Jr 140 vs. Alexander Picot 137
Sharad Collier vs. Antonio Castillo Jr 153
Anuel Rosa 134 vs. Roger Blankenship 139
Nathan Martinez 125 vs. Henry Garcia 125

The official weights for tonight’s “Fight Night at The Capital” pro boxing card, presented by Hartford Boxing Promotions, at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, Connecticut. Richard “Popeye The Sailor Man” Rivera…
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Weights from Laurel, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for tonight’s Jeter Promotions/GQ Promotions card at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD:

Gerome Quigley 147 vs. Raymond Serrano 147
(Vacant USBA and WBC USNBC Welterweight titles — Quigley made the weight on his third attempt)

Cobia Breedy 125.8 vs. Drew Correll 124.4
Drayvontay Speed-Rawls 138.6 vs. Matt Murphy 141.2
Francisco Bustos 158.4 vs. Jauvan John 160.4
Sam Crossed 196 vs. Josh Jones 195.6
Rashad Kilpatrick 145.8 vs. Lamont White 144.8
Marlon Bolen 145 vs. Christopher Thorne 153
Dante Cox 130 vs. Tyshae Ferguson 123.6 (Ferguson must weigh again on Saturday)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for tonight’s Jeter Promotions/GQ Promotions card at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD: Gerome Quigley 147 vs. Raymond Serrano 147…
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Teshigawara halts Kinoshita, keeps WBO AP 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

In a ballyhooed competitive matchup, WBO#7 Hiroaki Teshigawara (17-2-2, 10 KOs), 118, impressively kept his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight belt when he surprisingly overwhelmed two-time world challenger Teiru Kinoshita (26-3-1, 9 KOs), 117.75, badly dropped him with a roundhouse right hooks and dispatched him at 2:41 of the fifth round in the second title bout at the Hall in Tokyo on Thursday.

Having failed to win the world 115-pound belt from Zolani Tete in 2014 and from Jerwin Ancajas last year, Teiru recently moved up to the 118-pound category and had an ambitious shot at Teshigawara’s regional belt at his foe’s home turf. Continue reading “Teshigawara halts Kinoshita, keeps WBO AP 118lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda In a ballyhooed competitive matchup, WBO#7 Hiroaki Teshigawara (17-2-2, 10 KOs), 118, impressively kept his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight belt when he surprisingly…
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Funai finishes Parrenas, wins WBO AP 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

You probably don’t know an advertisement of a popular Japanese candy named GLICO: one drop twice sweet. Only in Japan. A tripleheader at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday was more than a GLICO drop—three times as enjoyable as a single title show.

In the first title go, IBF#7 ex-national champ Ryoichi Funai (30-7, 21 KOs), 114.75, withstood furious attacks of Japan-based Filipino Warlito Parrenas (26-8-1, 23 KOs), 114.25, and finally acquired the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super-flyweight belt by scoring a come-from-behind knockout with a flurry of punches over the winning rival at 2:55 of the eighth round in a scheduled twelve. Continue reading “Funai finishes Parrenas, wins WBO AP 115lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda You probably don’t know an advertisement of a popular Japanese candy named GLICO: one drop twice sweet. Only in Japan. A tripleheader at…
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Unbeaten Yoshino keeps Japan’s 135lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Upcoming Japanese lightweight champ Shuichiro Yoshino (8-0, 6 KOs), 135, impressively retained his national belt when he outjabbed JBC#7 Genki Maeda (6-3-1, 2 KOs), 134.75, decked him twice with solid shots and chalked up a fine knockout at 2:49 of the ninth round in a scheduled ten-round main event of the tripleheader in Tokyo on Thursday.

Yoshino, whose amateur mark was 104-20 with 55 stoppages, acquired the national 135-pound belt in his sixth pro bout by halting more experienced Spicy Matsushita last October. Continue reading “Unbeaten Yoshino keeps Japan’s 135lb belt”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Upcoming Japanese lightweight champ Shuichiro Yoshino (8-0, 6 KOs), 135, impressively retained his national belt when he outjabbed JBC#7 Genki Maeda (6-3-1, 2…
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Joyce KOs Bacurin in one

2016 Olympic silver medalist and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Joe Joyce (5-0, 5 KOs) scored an unsatisfying first round KO over late replacement Ivica Bacurin (29-14-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Bacurin, who stepped in for Richard Lartey, was outweighed by 45 pounds and went down like a shot after a punch barely grazed him. Time was 1:54.

2016 Olympic silver medalist and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Joe Joyce (5-0, 5 KOs) scored an unsatisfying first round KO over late replacement Ivica Bacurin (29-14-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night…
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Weights from Mexicali

José “Chon” Zepeda 134 vs. Carlos “Chuko” Díaz 134
(WBA Intercontinental lightweight title)

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

José B. Quirino 121 vs. Víctor E. Sandoval 117.2
Jorge García 153 vs. Miguel A. López 153
Jesús Quijada 126.3 vs. Ismael Camacho 125
Daniel Lugo 130.5 vs. Zeus Valenzuela 130.5
Paulette Valenzuela 115 vs. Viridiana Mendiola 116
Axel Najar 139 vs. Leonel Onela 139

Venue: Auditorio del Estado, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer, Top Event
TV: TV Azteca (Mexico), Beinsports Espanol (USA)

José “Chon” Zepeda 134 vs. Carlos “Chuko” Díaz 134 (WBA Intercontinental lightweight title) José B. Quirino 121 vs. Víctor E. Sandoval 117.2 Jorge García 153 vs. Miguel A. López 153…
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Weights from Gomez Palacio

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares 132 vs. Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr. 132

Photo: Alma Montiel

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz 139.70 vs. José “Pistón” López 143.70
Carlos Ortiz 156.20 vs. Josué Castañeda 154.800
Isaac Cruz 135 vs. Heberto Pérsico 136
Jorge Sánchez 139.30 vs. Guadalupe Rosales 138

Venue: Auditorio Centenario de Gómez Palacio
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Cristian “El Diamante” Mijares 132 vs. Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez Jr. 132 Roberto “Massa” Ortiz 139.70 vs. José “Pistón” López 143.70 Carlos Ortiz 156.20 vs. Josué Castañeda…
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Claressa Shields Update

Take a look inside the training camp of unified super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields as she prepares for her second division world title against unified jr middleweight world champion Hanna Gabriels June 22nd live on Showtime from Detroit’s Masonic Temple

Take a look inside the training camp of unified super middleweight world champion Claressa Shields as she prepares for her second division world title against unified jr middleweight world champion…
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Acosta and Buitrago make weight

Tito Acosta 108 vs. Carlos Buitrago 107.2
(WBO junior flyweight world title)

Photo: Cotto Promotions

Kevin Nieves 140 vs. Jean C. Torres 139
Bryan Chevalier 126 vs. Ricardo Rodriguez 125
Edwin Valentin 130 vs. Pedro Vincente 130

Venue: Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions/H2 Entertainment
TV: PPV

Tito Acosta 108 vs. Carlos Buitrago 107.2 (WBO junior flyweight world title) Kevin Nieves 140 vs. Jean C. Torres 139 Bryan Chevalier 126 vs. Ricardo Rodriguez 125 Edwin Valentin 130…
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Spence, Ocampo, Roman make weight, Chucky heavy

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Noe Gonzalez

Errol Spence Jr 146.75 vs. Carlos Ocampo 146.5
(IBF welterweight title)

Danny Roman 121.75 vs. Moises “El Chucky” Flores 123.5
(WBA super bantamweight title)
Note: Flores only made it down to 123, but the bout is still on. Chucky is ineligible to win the WBA super bantamweight world championship. Per WBA rules, “if a champion makes weight and a challenger fails, the champion shall retain the title, even if he loses the bout.”

Javier Fortuna 139.75 vs. Adrian Granados 139.75
Yordenis Ugas 158.5 vs. Jonathan Bautista 164.5
Roberto Marroquin 136 vs. Jesus Aginaga 131.5
Stephen Fulton 122.75 vs. Jesus Ahumada 122.5
Adrian Taylor 184.5 vs. Chris Harris 184.5
Angel Carvajal 119 vs. Fernando Garcia 120.75
Eminantas Stanionis 148.5 vs. Erick Martinez 148.25
Alejandro Guerrero 134.5 vs. David Fabela 134.5

Venue: Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Tostitos Plaza
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: Showtime

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Noe Gonzalez Errol Spence Jr 146.75 vs. Carlos Ocampo 146.5 (IBF welterweight title) Danny Roman 121.75 vs. Moises “El Chucky” Flores 123.5 (WBA super bantamweight title)…
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