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A clash of heads resulted in a large gash over the right eye of Castellanos. The ringside physician examined the cut and deemed Castellanos unable to continue. According to rules it was ruled a technical majority decision in favor of Panama's Corrales who retains the WBA super featherweight title.
Jezreel Corrales was on the verge of losing his title after two knockdowns from the hands of Robinson Castellanos. But he rallied back with a knockdown of the Mexican challenger. All the fights took place at the Forum in Inglewood on July 15, 2017.
Despite the early knockdown, Miura battled back with some vicious attacks. But Berchelt used his reach and speed to keep the fight at a distance that favored his own style. Miura was an inch short through the first half of the fight at the Forum.
In the battle for the WBC super featherweight title Mexico's Miguel Berchelt floored Japan's Takashi Miura in the first round.
Miura, an ex-champion, never gave up his attempt to go for the knockout of Mexico's Berchelt. During the second half of the fight Miura used a constant body attack to close the gap. The fight became a much closer fight as the Japanese warrior's change of tactics gained him ground on the score cards.
After 12 rounds Miguel Berchelt was deemed the winner by unanimous decision and keeps the WBC super featherweight world title.
Garcia's lightning blows resulted in a right cross dropping Mario Macias face first in the first round. It was the second time in a minute the Mexican veteran of more than 40 fights was knocked down in the fight. Referee Jack Reiss did not bother to count.
Young prospect Ryan "Kingry" Garcia showed the crowd that despite his opponent's extensive experience, the pure athleticism and speed was too much to overcome in their lightweight clash.
Mercito Gesta was much too quick for the old Mexican warrior Martin Honorio in their lightweight clash. The Filipino southpaw floored the former world champion and was battering the tall Mexican fighter during the last few rounds. It was finally stopped by referee Tom Taylor for a knockout win for Gesta.
Sullivan Barrera won the WBC International light heavyweight title with a comeback win against Joe Smith Jr. the hard-hitting fighter from New York. Barrera was ecstatic. He survived a first round knockdown to convincingly win by decision.