Unbeaten former 154lb world champion and WBC #1, WBO #1, IBF #4, WBA #5 middleweight Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) battered IBF #11 Kamil Szeremeta (21-2, 5 KOs) for six rounds to claim the WBO Intercontinental middleweight title on Saturday night at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Don Haskins Center. Munguia simply overpowered and walked through Szeremeta. The bout was halted after round six.
Former world title challenger “King” Gabriel Rosado (26-13-1, 14 KOs) spectacularly knocked out previously unbeaten super middleweight Bektemir “Bek Bully” Melikuziev (7-1, 6 KOs). Rosado was down in round one from a body shot. However, in round three a Rosado overhand right put Melikuziev down face first to end it. Time was 1:21. Rosado wins the WBO Intercontinental and WBA Continental Americas titles.
Unbeaten welterweight Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over veteran Brad Solomon. Cobbs battered Solomon (29-4, 9 KOs) to get the stoppage in round five. Time was 2:57.
Female flyweight Marlen Esparza (10-1, 1 KO) came off the canvas in round one to dethrone WBC champion Ibeth Zamora (32-7, 12 KOs) over ten spirited rounds. Scores were 97-92, 95-94, 96-94.
Results from the Facebook Watch undercard:
Raul “Cougar” Curiel (10-0, 8 KOs) of Tampico, Mexico scored a ninth-round technical knockout victory against Ferdinand “Lucky Boy” Kerobyan (14-2, 10 KOs) of North Hollywood, California in a welterweight battle. Curiel ended the fight by landing a barrage of punches that forced the referee to call the action at 2:10 of the aforementioned round.
Alexis “Lex” Rocha (17-1, 10 KOs) of Santa Ana, California returned with a knockout victory at 2:12 of the second round against Jameson Bacon (26-5, 17 KOs) of Manadaue City, Phillipines in a welterweight battle.
Demetrius Banks (10-11-1, 5 KOs) of Detroit, Michigan scored an upset unanimous decision win against Tristan Kalkreuth (8-1, 6 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas in a six-round cruiserweight fight. Banks won with scores of 54-60, 55-59 and 54-60.
Manny Flores (10-0, 7 KOs) of Coachella, California scored a knockout win against Daniel Lozano (15-11-1, 11 KOs) of Bowling Green, Florida. The action was halted at 1:15 of the first round.
Jousce Gonzalez (11-0-1, 10 KOs) of Glendora, California scored a third-round TKO victory against Gabriel Gutierrez (7-9, 5 KOs) of El Paso, Texas in a scheduled six-round welterweight fight. The fight was stopped 1:43 of the third round.