Leo defeats Williams for WBO 122lb title

Sho Leo Williams Fight Night Westcott 049
Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

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.

Sho Leo Williams Fight Night Westcott 038
Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

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.
Sho Leo Williams Fight Night Westcott 024
Photo: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

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.

Ex-WBA interim 112lb champ Koki Eto retires
Cheeseman, Tennyson victorious

Top Boxing News

We have a few rules to make our comment section more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Keep comments related to boxing.
2. Be respectful, polite and keep it clean.
3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
Offending posts will be removed.
Repeat offenders will be put on moderation.
  • I believe the time was 30 seconds not 3:00 minutes for the time in the George knockout of Escudero.

  • >
    %d bloggers like this: