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The Sweet Science rankings are from the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (www.tbrb.org), in support of the most authoritative rankings in the world today.  These are the rankings as of February 7th, 2017

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RankNameNationalityRecordDivision
1Roman Gonzalez *NIC46-0-0 (38)Jr. Bantamweight
2Andre WardUSA30-0-0 (15)Light Heavyweight
3Sergey KovalevRUS30-1-1 (26)Light Heavyweight
4Manny PacquiaoPHI59-6-2 (38)Welterweight
5Terence CrawfordUSA29-0-0 (20)Jr. Welterweight
6Gennady GolovkinKAZ36-0-0 (31)Middleweight
7Vasyl LomachenkoUKR7-1-0 (5)Jr. Lightweight
8Naoya InoueJPN12-0-0 (10)Jr. Bantamweight
9Leo Santa CruzUSA33-1-1- (18)Featherweight
10Shinsuke YamanakaJPN27-0-2 (19)Bantamweight

* Champions recognized by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Heavyweight

Rank
Name
Record – G-P-E (KO)
Nationality
Ult. Semana
corona af0e0OPEN***
1Anthony Joshua18-0-0 (18)ENG2
2Luis Ortiz27-0-0 (23)CUB3
3Deontay Wilder36-0-0 (35)USA4
4Joseph Parker19-0-0 (16)NZ5
5Kubrat Pulev23-1-0 (12)BUL6
6Carlos Takam33-3-1 (25)CMR7
7Andy Ruiz29-1-0 (19)USA8
8Christian Hammer20-4-0 (11)ROM9
9Dillian Whyte20-1-0 (15)ENG10
10Tony Bellew29-2-1 (19)ENG

Cruiserweight (200lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
corona af0e0VACANTE
1Oleksandr Usyk11-0-0 (10)UKR1
2Murat Gassiev24-0-0 (17)RUS2
3Denis Lebedev29-3-0 (22)RUS3
4Krzysztof Glowacki26-1-0 (16)POL4
5Tony Bellew28-2-1 (18)ENG5
6Marco Huck40-3-1 (27)GER6
7Mairis Briedis21-0-0 (18)LVA7
8Krzysztof Wlodarczyk52-3-1 (20)POL8
9Yunier Dorticos21-0-0 (20)CUB9
10Maksim Vlasov37-2-0 (20)RUS10

Light Heavyweight (175lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0Adonis Stevenson28-1-0 (23)CAN***
1Andre Ward31-0-0 (15)USA1
2Sergey Kovalev30-1-1 (26)RUS2
3Joe Smith Jr.22-1-0 (18)USA3
4Nathan Cleverly30-3-0 (16)WLS4
5Sullivan Barrera18-1-0 (13)CUB5
6Eleider Alvarez22-0-0 (10)COL7
7Artur Beterbiev11-0-0 (10)RUS6
8Juergen Braehmer48-3-0 (35)GER8
9Oleksandr Gvozdk12-0-0 (10)UKR9
10Marcus Browne19-0-0 (14)USA10

Super Middleweight (168lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0***
1James DeGale23-1-0 (14)ENG1
2Badou Jack20-1-1 (12)SWE2
3George Groves24-3-0 (18)ENG3
4Gilberto Ramirez34-0-0 (24)MEX4
5Anthony Dirrell28-1-1 (22)USA5
6Arthur Abraham44-5-0 (29)GER6
7Lucian Bute32-3-1 (25)CAN7
8Callum Smith21-0-0 (16)ENG8
9Andre Dirrell25-2-0 (16)USA9
10Martin Murray34-4-1 (16)ENG10

Middleweight (160lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
corona af0e0Saul Alvarez48-1-1 (33)MEX***
1Gennady Golovkin35-0-0 (32)KAZ1
2Daniel Jacobs32-1-0 (29)USA2
3Billy Joe Saunders23-0-0 (12)ENG3
4David Lemieux35-3-0 (32)CAN4
5Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam35-2-0 (21)CMR5
6Chris Eubank Jr.23-1-0 (18)ENG6
7Avtandil Khurtsidze32-2-2 (21)GEO7
8Sergiy Derevyanchenko32-2-2 (21)RUS8
9Jorge Sebastian Heiland28-4-2 (15)ARG9
10Ryota Murata12-0-0 (9)JAP10

Junior Middleweight (154lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0 VACANTE – – –
1Saul Alvarez48-1-1 (34)MEX1
2Erislandy Lara23-2-2 (13)USA2
3Jermall Charlo24-0-0 (17)CUB3
4Demetrius Andrade23-0-0 (16)USA4
5Jermell Charlo28-0-0 (11)USA5
6Austin Trout30-3-0 (17)USA6
7Vanes Martirosyan36-3-1 (21)USA7
8Jarrett Hurd20-0-0 (14)USA8
9Justin DeLoach17-1-0 (9)USA9
10Erickson Lubin18-0-0 (13)USA

Welterweight (147lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
corona af0e0VACANTE
1Manny Pacquiao59-6-2 (38)PHI1
2Kell Brook36-1-0 (25)ENG2
3Keith Thurman27-0-0 (22)USA3
4Timothy Bradley33-2-1 (13)USA4
5Shawn Porter26-2-1 (16)USA5
6Errol Spence Jr21-0-0 (18)USA6
7Danny Garcia32-0-0 (18)USA7
8Jessie Vargas27-1-0 (10)USA8
9Lamont Peterson35-3-1 (17)USA9
10Felix Diaz18-1-0 (8)DOM10

Junior Welterweight (140lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0Terence Crawford29-0-0 (20)USA***
1Viktor Postol28-1-0 (12)UKR1
2Julius Indongo21-0-0 (11)NAM2
3Adrien Broner32-2-0 (24)USA3
4Sergey Lipinets11-0-0 (9)KAZ4
5John Molina Jr.29-7-0 (23)USA5
6Ruslan Provodnikov25-5-0 (18)RUS6
7Antonio Orozco25-0-0 (16)USA7
8Adrian Granados18-4-2 (12)USA8
9Ricky Burns41-5-1 (14)SCO9
10Ohara Davies15-0-0 (12)ENG

Lightweight (135lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE
1Mikey Garcia36-0-0 (30)USA1
2Jorge Linares41-3-0 (27)VEN2
3Terry Flanagan31-0-0 (12)ENG3
4Rances Barthelemy25-0-0 (13)CUB4
5Robert Easter Jr.18-0-0 (14)USA5
6Anthony Crolla31-5-3 (14)ENG6
7Dejan Zlaticanin22-0-0 (15)MNE7
8Denis Shafikov38-2-1 (20)RUS8
9Petr Petrov38-4-2 (18)RUS9
10Richard Commey24-2-0 (22)GHA10

Junior Lightweight (130lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
corona af0e0VACANTE
1Vasyl Lomachenko7-1-0 (4)UKR1
2Jezreel Corrales20-1-0 (8)PAN2
3Miguel Berchelt31-1-0 (28)MEX3
4Takashi Miura31-3-2 (24)JPN4
5Orlando Salido42-13-4 (30)MEX5
6Francisco Vargas23-0-2 (17)MEX6
7Jason Sosa20-1-4 (15)USA7
8Gervaonta Davis17-0-0 (16)USA8
9Roman Martinez29-3-3 (17)PR9
10Takashi Uchiyama24-2-1 (20)JAP10

Featherweight (126lbs)

RankName5Record – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE
1Leo Santa Cruz33-1-1 (18)USA1
2Carl Frampton23-0-0 (14)NRL2
3Simpiwe Vetyeka29-3-0 (17)RSA3
4Lee Selby23-1-0 (8)WLS4
5Gary Russell, Jr.27-1-0 (16)USA5
6Abner Mares30-2-1 (15)MEX6
7Oscar Valdez21-0-0 (19)MEX7
8Joseph Diaz Jr.23-0-0 (13)USA8
9Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar28-2-0 (21)ARG9
10Oscar Escandon25-2-0 (17)COL10

Junior Featherweight (122lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0Guillermo Rigondeaux17-0-0 (11)CUB***
1Jessie Magdaleno24-0-0 (17)USA1
2Nonito Donaire37-4-0 (24)PHI2
3Rey Vargas28-0-0 (22)MEX4
4Yukinori Oguni19-1-1 (07)JAP3
5Jonathan Guzman22-1-0 (22)DOM5
6Hugo Ruiz36-4-0 (32)MEX6
7Shingo Wake20-5-2 (12)JPN7
8Genesis Servania28-0-0 (11)PHI8
9Moises Flores25-0-0 (17)MEX9
10Nehomar Cermeno26-5-1 (15)VEN10

Bantamweight (118lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE
1Shinsuke Yamanaka26-0-2 (18)JPN1
2Zhanat Zhakiyanov27-1-0 (18)KAZ2
3Rau’shee Warren14-1-0 (4)USA3
4Juan Carlos Payano17-1-0 (8)DR4
5Jamie McDonnell29-2-1 (13)ENG5
6Liborio Solis25-5-1 (11)VEN6
7Anselmo Moreno36-5-1 (12)PAN7
8Marlon Tapales29-2-0 (12)PHI8
9Lee Haskins34-3-0 (14)ENG9
10Luis Nery20-0-0 (14)MEX10

Junior Bantamweight (115lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE
1Naoya Inoue11-0-0 (9)JPN1
2Roman Gonzalez46-0-0 (38)NIC2
3Carlos Cuadras35-1-1 (27)MEX3
4Khalid Yafai21-0-0 (14)ENG4
5Srisaket Sor Rungvisai41-4-1 (38)THA5
6Jerwin Ancajas25-1-1 (16)PHI6
7Luis Concepcion35-5-0 (24)PAN7
8Norberto Jimenez25-8-4 (13)DR8
9Takuma Inoue8-2-0 (2)JPN9
10Juan Francisco Estrada34-2-0 (24)MEX10

Flyweight (112lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE***
1Johnriel Casimero23-3-0 (15)PHI1
2Kazuto Ioka20-1-0 (12)JPN2
3Donnie Nietes39-1-4 (22)PHI3
4Juan Carlos Reveco37-3-0 (19)ARG4
5Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep41-3-0 (27)THA6
6Juan Hernandez Navarrete34-2–0 (25)MEX
7McWilliams Arroyo36-3-0 (19)PR5
8Daigo Higa10-0-0 (10)JPN7
9Takuya Kogawa27-4-0 (13)JPN9
10Vincent Legrand24-0-0 (14)FRA10

Junior Flyweight (108lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE
1Pedro Guevara28-2-1 (17)MEX1
2Ryoichi Taguchi25-2-1 (11)JPN2
3Carlos Canizales16-0-1 (13)VEN3
4Kosei Tanaka8-0-0 (5)JPN4
5Ganigan Lopez28-6-0 (17)MEX5
6Akira Yaegashi24-5-1 (12)JPN6
7Moises Fuentes24-2-1 (13)MEX7
8Rey Loreto23-13-0 (15)PHI8
9Jonathan Taconing22-2-1 (18)PHI9
10Jesse Espinas15-2-0 (10)PHI10

Strawweight (105lbs)

RankNameRecord – G-P-E (KO)NationalityUlt. Semana
 corona af0e0VACANTE
1Wanheng Menayothin43-0-0 (17)THA1
2Knockout CP Freshmart13-0-0 (6)THA2
3Jose Argumedo19-3-1 (11)MEX3
4Byron Rojas18-3-3 (8)NIC4
5Katsunari Takayama31-8-0 (12)JPN5
6Carlos Buitrago29-2-1 (17)NIC6
7Melvin Jerusalem11-1-0 (7)PHI7
8Saul Juarez23-5-1 (12)MEX8
9Simphiwe Khonco17-5-0 (7)RSA9
10Petchmanee Kokietgym16-0-0 (9)THA10

 

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Jeison Rosario’s Upset Crowns This Week’s Edition of HITS and MISSES

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Jeison Rosario’s Upset Crowns This Week’s Edition of HITS and MISSES

There’s was plenty of quality boxing action available for consumption this weekend in the U.S., particularly on Saturday evening because of the competing cards put forth by the PBC on FOX and Top Rank on ESPN crews that have become chief rivals over the last year.

But what were the biggest HITS and MISSES seen during all the action? That’s what you’re here to find out.

HIT – Jeison Rosario’s Stunning Upset for two 154-pound Titles

Nobody expected Rosario to dethrone unified junior middleweight champion Julian Williams on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, but the massive underdog overcame the situation anyway to vault himself to the top of the junior middleweight division. The thing that saved Rosario was his stunning power. He appeared to be out-boxed by Williams early in the fight, but that changed just as soon as it became apparent Williams was slinging only his fists while Rosario was working with sledgehammers. Now the division has become more crowded than ever at the top with all roads amazingly leading to Rosario, the little known 24-year-old from the Dominican Republic who now owns the WBA and IBF titles.

MISS – Chris Colbert’s Fail to Impress

Junior lightweight prospect Chris Colbert was given a great chance by the PBC to impress fight fans on national television on the undercard of Williams-Rosario, but the talented 23-year-old didn’t make the most of the opportunity. Sure, Colbert was taking a step up in competition by taking on former world titleholder Jezreel Corrales for a vacant interim belt, but Colbert mostly came across as a talented fighter who just doesn’t seem quite capable of putting it all together yet. Colbert won the fight, but it wasn’t interesting or noteworthy in any way. Judging by how the PBC has worked in the past, he’ll get plenty more chances to shine, but I’m not sure anyone but the people who stand to gain monetarily from the fighter’s success will be looking forward to it.

HIT –  Eleider Alvarez’s Epic KO of Michael Seals

Former light heavyweight titleholder Alvarez scored the early leader for knockout of the year against Seals in the main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. The fight was fairly lackluster until the explosive ending in the seventh round. It was an important victory for Alvarez, who was coming off losing his title to Sergey Kovalev via decision last February. Alvarez is 35, so it was imperative for him to get back to action and remind people he’s still a viable contender in the 175-pound ranks. And there’s no better way to do that in boxing than by thunderous knockout.

MISS – Felix Verdejo’s Fresh Start Starts Stale

Verdejo is still only 26 years old, but after defeating Manuel Rojas in a lightweight bout at Turning Stone, the once highly regarded prospect doesn’t appear to be any closer today than he was yesterday to living up to the tremendous promise he once possessed. To be completely fair to Verdejo, it was only his first fight under new trainer Ismael Salas and the fighter still has time on his side. Still, there appears to be plenty of work to do if Verdejo is ever to become a world champion. In fact, he didn’t look all that materially different from the fighter who was knocked out in 2018.

HIT – Floyd Mayweather Wins Prestigious BWAA Award 

I honestly had some concern that Mayweather wouldn’t win the BWAA’s Fighter of the Decade award before it was announced on Friday via press release. After all, Mayweather lost the previous decade’s top honor to Manny Pacquiao in 2010, and Sports Illustrated had just named Andre Ward its Fighter of the Decade winner the week prior. It’s only one person’s opinion, of course, but I think there would have been something wrong with Mayweather not picking up the honor at least once in the last two decades. After all, he’s quite easily the generation’s best overall fighter and he’s transcended the sport to mainstream celebrity status, too. Congrats to Mayweather for winning the well-deserved honor.

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South African Trailblazer Peter Mathebula Dead at Age 67

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Peter Mathebula wasn’t a great fighter. He suffered nine losses during his 45-bout career. He was stopped five times. But Mathebula, who died yesterday (Jan. 18) at age 67, was a historically important fighter. He was the first black South African to win a world title. He was the first South African boxer of any color to win a world title on foreign soil. His predecessors, bantamweights Vic Toweel and Arnold Taylor, won their titles in Johannesburg. Mathebula won his in Los Angeles.

Mathebula took the WBA flyweight title on a split decision from Korea’s Tae-Shik Kim on Dec. 12, 1980 at LA’s Olympic Auditorium. The fight was originally headed to Seoul but Mathebula was denied a visa.

In those days, South Korea barred tourists from South Africa as a protest against that country’s policy of apartheid. Mathebula was a victim of apartheid, but that made no difference as the ban was a blanket ban, covering all South Africans, regardless of color.

Olympic Auditorium matchmaker Don Fraser acquired the orphanded fight. Southern California had a large Korean population and Fraser thought the fight would go over big with this demographic.

The fabled Olympic Auditorium was noted for raucous SRO crowds. But not on this particular night. The crowd was overwhelmingly Korean-American, but there weren’t more than 3,000 in attendance. Kim vs. Mathebula didn’t resonate with the Olympic Auditorium regulars.

The fight was very close but most thought the decision was fair. The Korean started fast, wrote LA Times ringside reporter Mark Heisler, but Mathebula fought his way back into the fight in the middle rounds and won the 14th and 15th stanzas on his card, sufficient he thought to secure the win.

The victory made Mathebula a big star in South Africa. His purse for the fight with Tae-Shik Kim was only $7,500 (approximately $23,500 in today’s dollars) but he made up for it in endorsements. He appeared in ads for automobiles, Old Buck Gin, Bostonian shoes and a line of splashy clothes according to Joseph Lelyveld, the New York Times man on the scene.

Mathebula’s celebrityhood crossed racial lines. Newspapers that took little cognizance of goings-on in the black community showered Mathebula with a copious amount of ink. When he defended his title against Argentina’s Santos Laciar, it was front page news in white and black newspapers.

Mathebula opposed Laciar a mere 13 weeks after winning his title in Los Angeles. The match was held in Soweto’s Orlando Stadium, a facility built to house the Pirates, Soweto’s all-black soccer team. Three years earlier, South Africa had legalized interracial sporting events but few whites dared venture into Soweto which was ground zero for anti-apartheid demonstrations.

Despite the great esteem in which Mathebula was held, the fight wasn’t a sellout. A local black nationalist organization launched a campaign to boycott the fight on the grounds that the government, which paid to set up Mathebula in a fancy hotel and paid for his motorcades, was using international mixed-race sporting events as a propaganda tool, an early illustration of what has come to be called “sportswashing.”

Peter Mathebula couldn’t catch a break and that may have impacted his performance against the Argentine. It was woeful. Laciar knocked him down in the fifth and then bull-rushed him out of the ring (the ref called it a push) and the bout was stopped in the eighth with Mathebula complaining that his vision was compromised.

Before the year was out, Mathebula lost twice more. Fighting on hostile turf in Venezuela, he was stopped twice by Betulio Gonzalez, first in the 10th and then in the sixth. A three-time world title-holder, Gonzalez had a great career but he was approaching his 32nd birthday, old for a flyweight, and his best days were behind him.

In the span of less than 10 full months, Peter Mathebula went from the penthouse to the proverbial outhouse, but with the passage of time his people remembered his historic achievement in Los Angeles and pretty much forgot the slew of disappointments that quickly followed. The word “legend” suffuses reports of his death in South African papers.

Mathebula reportedly had multiple health issues and spent the last three weeks of his life in Leratong Hospital in the province of Gauteng, not far from the all-black township where he was born. May he rest in rest in peace.

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Ringside in Verona: Alvarez Capsizes Seals Plus Undercard Results

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VERONA, NY — The main event of an ESPN televised card at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY between light heavyweight contenders Eleider Alvarez (25-1, 13 KO’s) and Michael Seals (24-3, 18 KO’s) started with a whimper but ended with a bang. After six-plus rounds of lackadaisical action, Alvarez scored a stunning sensational one punch knockout just before the end of the seventh round of their scheduled ten round fight.

The first three rounds saw more clinches than punches landed. Seals seemed to be looking to land one perfect punch and in doing so barely unleashed any punches. Alvarez, for his part, was not very active in these rounds but certainly moved his hands more and landed more than Seals.

In round four, Seals came out much more aggressive and had his best round of the fight. But in the fifth, Seals went back to looking for that one punch and Alvarez took back control of the action. Toward the end of the round, Alvarez staggered Seals with a right hand.

Alvarez continued to be in control of the fight in rounds six and seven by simply moving his hands more. And then towards the end of round seven, Alvarez connected with a picture perfect overhand right that sent Seals crashing to the canvas. Referee Danny Schiavone did not reach a full 10-count before waiving the fight off.

For Alvarez, this was a big bounce-back win after his loss to Sergey Kovalev in their light heavyweight title rematch last February. With the light heavyweight division flush with talent, it seems Alvarez is in prime position to get a big opportunity his next time out.

In the co-feature, lightweight contender Felix Verdejo (26-1, 16 KO’s) put on a workmanlike effort in winning a wide ten round unanimous decision against Manuel Rey Rojas (18-4, 5 KO’s). While Verdejo was in complete control of the contest from the opening bell, the performance certainly lacked sizzle and may raise even more questions on the potential of the once can’t-miss prospect.

Verdejo utilized a very patient approach throughout the night working behind the left jab. While the jab was effective, Verdejo only occasionally looked to unleash power punches behind that jab. Reyes, for his part, played mostly defense keeping a very tight guard and looking to selectively counter Verdejo’s jab.

Verdejo’s defense, which had been criticized in the past, looked better but still showed some leaks. In the fifth round, Reyes landed a sharp right hand flush on the jaw of Verdejo that seemed to momentarily get Verdejo’s attention. And in the ninth, Reyes landed a hard right that snapped Verdejo’s head back. If Reyes could punch harder, either of those two rights may have altered the course of the fight.

But aside from those brief moments from Reyes, Verdejo dictated all the action. He easily out-worked and out-landed the mostly defensive minded Reyes. In the end it is a win for Verdejo and he can proceed forward towards what he hopes will be an eventual title shot in the lightweight division.

In a bizarre heavyweight fight between two former 2004 Olympians, Devin Vargas (22-6, 9 KO’s) was awarded a disqualification victory in the eighth and final round against Victor Bisbal (23-5, 17 KO’s). Bisbal scored a knockdown in round two with a left hook but was deducted two points in round four for various infractions.  Aside from the knockdown round, Vargas seemed to out-hustle and out-land Bisbal. Ahead on all three scorecards (67-63 twice and 66 -64) entering the final round, Vargas absorbed a low blow from Bisbal. At this point, referee Michael Ortega decided to disqualify Bisbal.

Abraham Nova (18-0, 14 KO’s) scored a one-sided fourth-round TKO of tough veteran Pedro Navarette (30-25-3, 19 KO’s) in a lightweight contest that was scheduled for eight rounds. Nova scored knockdowns in rounds two, three and four before the fight was waived off.

Knockout out artist Jonathan Guzman (24-1, 23 KO’s) rose from the canvas to score a fourth-round knockout of Rodolfo Hernandez (30-10-1, 28 KO’s) in a 122-pound slugfest. The heavily favored Guzman scored two knockdowns with body shots in the opening stanza and appeared on his way to an easy win. But Hernandez flipped the script in round three with a hard right hand just before the bell sounded that put Guzman on the canvas and nearly out. The two went toe to toe in the fourth when a vicious left hook to the body from Guzman put Hernandez down and this time out for good.

In a battle of former world title challengers, Freddie Roach trained Christopher Diaz (25-2, 16 KO’s) scored a wide eight round unanimous against Adeilson Dos Santos (19-8, 15 KO’s) in a featherweight contest. Diaz dominated the fight from the opening bell and hurt Dos Santos on a few occasions but ultimately had to settle for the decision victory.

The opening fight of the night saw heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson (3-0, 3 KO’s) easily dispatch Andrew Satterfield (5-4, 3 KO’s) in the first round of their scheduled four round fight. Anderson scored two knockdowns in what was a dominant performance.

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