Fight Chatter: Results and Upcoming Fights



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Fight Chatter Aug. 27, 2018


By Jeannie Coston-Avila


WBO super bantamweight world titlist Isaac Dogboe (20-0, 14 KOs) blasted out Japan’s Hidenori Otake (31-3-3) in the first round on Saturday Aug. 25. The match took place in Glendale, Arizona and was the first world title defense for Dogboe, 23, who fights out of London, England but is originally from Ghana.  It was the first time Otake, 37, was ever stopped by knockout.

 

Puerto Rico’s Jose Pedraza (25-1, 12 KOs) defeated WBO lightweight titlist Ray Beltran (35-8-1) to take the world title by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Pedraza floored Beltran in the 11th round to nail down the win. It was the second time Pedraza, 29, has held a world title. He formerly was the IBF super featherweight titlist but lost to Gervonta Davis by knockout.

 

Willie Monroe Jr. (23-3) won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds versus Javier Maciel (33-7) on Friday Aug. 24. The super middleweight match took place in Minneapolis, Minn. Also, Jamal James (24-1) knockout out Mahonry Montes (35-8-1) in the second round of their welterweight clash.

 

Ruben Villa (13-0) took control to win by unanimous decision versus Mexico’s Jose Santos Gonzalez (23-6) after eight rounds on Friday Aug. 24. The featherweight clash took place in Corona, Calif. Also, super bantamweight Saul Sanchez (10-0) knocked out veteran Ernesto Guerrero (29-24) with a body shot in the fourth round.

 

Murodjon Akhmadaliev (4-0) knocked out Ramon Contreras (15-7) in the first round on Thursday Aug. 23. The win gives Akhmadaliev, 23, the WBA Inter-Continental super bantamweight title fight was held in Costa Mesa, California.

 

Mikaela Mayer (7-0) won by technical knockout over Hungary’s Edina Kiss (14-8) at the end of the third round on Saturday Aug. 25. The super featherweight clash took place in Glendale, Arizona. Mayer, 28, is a former US Olympian and now has four knockouts in her resume.

 

Yokasta Valle (14-2) knocked out Haydee Zapa (3-1) in the second round on Friday Aug. 24. The light flyweight clash took place in Panama City. Valle, 25, fights out of San Jose, Costa Rica and is a former IBF mini flyweight world champion.

 

Dina Thorslund (12-0) defeated Mexico’s Jessica Munoz (17-2-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds. The win gives Thorslund the vacant WBO super bantamweight title and took place in Struer. Also, Joanna Ekedahl (7-0) won by second round technical knockout versus Alima Samsonova (0-2) in a light heavyweight fight. 


Upcoming bouts


Undefeated Ryan “Flash” Garcia (15-0, 13 KOs) meets Carlos Morales (17-2-3, 6 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight fight at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. on Saturday Sept. 1. It’s Garcia’s second venture as the main event at the desert venue but this time it’s at a higher weight class. The fight card will be streamed on Facebook on the Golden Boy page. 



Past Results


Carl Frampton (26-1) was the winner by technical knockout over Luke Jackson (16-1) stopping him in the eighth round on Saturday Aug. 18. The interim WBO featherweight title fight took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Also, heavyweight Tyson Fury (27-0) soundly defeated Francesco Pianeta (35-5-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds to set up a clash with American heavyweight Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight world title.


Cristopher Rosales (28-3) knocked out Paddy Barnes (5-1) with a body shot in the fourth round on Saturday Aug. 18. The WBC flyweight world title fight took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Anabel Ortiz (28-3) defeated Venezuela’s Yenifer Leon (9-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Aug. 18. The WBA minimum weight title fight took place in Chihuahua. Ortiz, 32, fights out of Mexico City and is also a former WBC titlist in the same weight class. It was her 10 defense since winning it in 2013.


Bryant Jennings (24-2) survived a knockdown in the fourth and roared back with two knockdowns of Alexander Dimitrenko (41-4) to win by knockout in the eighth round on Saturday Aug. 18. The NABO, IBF International title fight took place in Atlantic City. Also, Jesse Hart (25-1) knocked out Mike Gavronski (24-3-1) in the third round to retain the NABF super middleweight title.


Shakur Stevenson (8-0) defeated Mexican veteran Carlos Ruiz (16-5-2) by unanimous decision after eight rounds on Saturday Aug. 18. The featherweight match took place in Atlantic City.


Batyr Akhmedov (5-0) knocked out Ismael Barroso (20-3-2) in the ninth round with a left cross to the body in a battle of southpaws on Saturday Aug. 18. The WBA Inter-Continental super lightweight title fight took place in Los Angeles. Akhmedov is trained by Joel Diaz.


Mykal Fox (18-0) was the winner by unanimous decision after 10 rounds versus former world champion DeMarcus Corley (51-32-1) on Saturday Aug. 18. The super lightweight clash took place in Hanover, Maryland. Also, welterweight Ivan Golub (15-1) beat Lenardo Tyner (34-13-2); and super middleweight Demond Nicholson (19-3-1) knocked out Isaac Rodrigues (25-3) in the sixth.


Andrew Cancio (19-4-2) was the winner by unanimous decision in a vicious battle against Dardan Zenunaj (14-5) on Friday Aug. 17. The super featherweight clash took place in Indio, Calif. Also, Greg Vendetti (20-2-1) out-hustled Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-5-2) to win by decision in a super welterweight match. Plus, Luis Feliciano (8-0) knocked out Jonathan Fortuna (8-2) in the fifth round of their super lightweight contest.


Cem Kilic (11-0) won by technical knockout in the third round over Joe Amouta (7-2-1) on Friday Aug. 17. The super middleweight fight was held in Hinckley, Min. Also, Hasim Rahman Jr. (6-0) defeated Raymond Ochieng (26-22-3) by decision after six heavyweight rounds. Rondale Hubbert (12-6-1) won the vacant Minnesota state title by split decision over Markus Morris (11-4).


TJ Doheny (20-0) defeated Ryosuke Iwasa (25-3) to win the IBF super bantamweight world title on Thursday Aug. 16. The world title bout took place in Tokyo, Japan.

  


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