Ghost and Kamagai pics

Boxing writers and fans claimed it was not worthy of

being a main event. They were all wrong. Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamagai put on

a blazing affair.

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Early on it looked like "The Ghost" was going to

steamroll the Japanese prizefighter. Overhand

lefts were landing without fail.

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Guerrero's deadly left uppercut soon became his most effective weapon. Kamagai took it every round.

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Kamagai began finding spots for his own blows and instead of boxing Guerrero opted to slug it out. The

StubHub Center always seems to bring out the gladiator

in most fighters.

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In the middle of the fight Kamagai got started and

the rumble truly began. There was no turning back.

It was Japanese Samurai versus Aztec warrior and

neither fighter was willing to change. It was toe-to-toe

war and damn the torpedoes.

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Fans watched the fight awestruck by the savagery and determination of both welterweights. By the end of the night many were calling it another candidate for Fight of

the Year.

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Guerrero connected with many clean shots including

this right hook. Kamagai never went down.

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Former champion Devon Alexander fought an interesting

match against Jesus Soto Karass. The St. Louis native tried for a knockout but discovered why Soto Karass is the designated gate keeper of the welterweight division.

He's tough.

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The Ghost was declared the victor by unanimous

decision. But the violence endured by he and Kamagai

was visible in both after the fight.

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Vasyl Lomachenko won the vacant WBO featherweight

title by majority decision against Gary Russell Jr. The

semimain event was a technical affair that the Ukrainian won despite having only three pro fight.

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