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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