WBO #5, WBC #11 super lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (23-0, 10 KOs) knocked out William Silva (27-3, 15 KOs) in the fifth round. Barboza dropped Silva in round three and finished him with a brutal body shot in round five. Time was 2:59. Barboza retains his NABF “junior” 140lb belt.
17-year-old welterweight Xander Zayas (2-0, 2 KOs) impressively scored his second straight first round KO, taking out Virgel Windfield (2-3-1, 2 KOs) in 1:48. Zayas dropped Windfield twice.
In a good action fight, welterweight Larry Gomez (10-1, 8 KOs) won an eight round split decision over previously unbeaten Brian “La Bala” Mendoza (18-1, 13 KOs). Scores were 77-75 Mendoza, 77-75, 77-75 Gomez.
Unbeaten 2016 Olympian heavyweight Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello (6-0, 6 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to demolish Colby Madison (8-2-2, 5 KOs). A crushing Vianello right hand put Madison down for the count.
Unbeaten super lightweight Andy Hiraoka (15-0, 10 KOs), a stablemate of pound-for-pound sensation Naoya Inoue, made his American debut with a second round TKO over Rogelio Casarez (13-9, 5 KOs). Hiraoka dropped Casarez in round two and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow-up barrage.