Leo defeats Williams for WBO 122lb title

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Unbeaten WBO #2 Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Tramaine Williams (19-1, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO jr. featherweight world title formerly held by Emanuel Navarrete on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Leo used a dominant body attack and consistent pressure to outwork Williams by scores of 117-111, 118-110, 118-110.

WBO #6 Williams replaced Stephen Fulton Jr., who tested positive for COVID-19.

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In a WBA super bantamweight title eliminator, undefeated WBA #8 Ra’eese Aleem (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over WBA #9 Marcus Bates (11-2, 8 KOs). Aleem was in command all the way. Bates was a one-handed fighter after injuring his right wrist in round nine. Aleem jumped on Bates in round ten leading to a refereeā€™s stoppage. Time was 2:18. Aleem previously outpointed Bates two years ago.
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Unbeaten light heavyweight Joseph George (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round knockout against Marcos Escudero (10-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch of their November ShoBox showdown that saw George win a narrow-split decision. This time landed a massive uppercut that put Escudero down and out. Time was 3:00. Escudero was ahead on two of the three cards.

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  • I believe the time was 30 seconds not 3:00 minutes for the time in the George knockout of Escudero.

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