From Eric Thomas: Former WBO lightweight Winner Raymndo Beltran (36-8-1, 22 KOs) to Overcome previously undefeated Hiroki Okada (19-1, 13 KOs) with a 9th round knockout on Sunday night on ESPN to capture the vacant WBC Continental Americas along with WBO Inter-Continental Light-welterweight titles at the Save Mart Arena at Fresno, California.
Beltran 37, knocked on Okada down with a right hand to your mind at the round. Okada got back up, and was knocked down a second time. In quitting the struggle referee Jack Reiss subsequently did the sensible thing. The timing of the stoppage was 2:09 of around nine. Beltran had knocked on the Okada down sooner at the struggle in the 2 nd round. Nevertheless, in the identical around, Okada came straight back again to hurt Beltran.
In the first half of this struggle, Beltran hooks to the mind and body and was having the higher of this fighter with all his steady pressure. Okada came bat in midpoint from the struggle. It appeared to be Okada was on his way to winning the struggle when he had been hurt at the round with way of a enormous right hand from Beltran.
All in allit wasn’t even the best performance from Beltran in his weight in 140. He’therefore the same fighter in light-welterweight he had been once he had been fighting lightweight [135 lbs]. Beltran doesn’t even look like he belongs at light-welterweight due to his lack of power and size in contrast to the guys in this weight class. Beltran will probably be okay as long as Top Rank doesn’t even place him with any of those gifted welterweights such as Regis Prograis, Jose Ramirez, Ivan Baranchyk, Kiryl Relikh, Maurice Hooker or even Josh Taylor. Ll likely lose In case Beltran and any of those guys, he & rsquo fight.
1 good point about Beltran moving to 140, he could fight a rematch against Ricky Burns in this weight class. Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn Would like to put a rematch between Beltran and Burns together. 140 are a good weight class in order for them.
Undefeated feather weight Carlos Castro (22-0, 9 KOs) looked sharp in defeating former 126 pound world title challenger Genesis Servania (32-2, 15 KOs) with way of a onesided 10 round unanimous choice. The dozens were 99-9, 100-90 and 98-92. Boxing News 2 4 scored it 98-92 to get Castro. It had been a good performance from him beating an fantastic fighter at Servania, who gave WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez lots of issues in losing a 12 round decision to him. Servania knocked at down Valdez from the 4th round in which struggle.
The judges’ scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55.
Andy Vences vs. Dardan Zenunaj — RESULTS
Undefeated super feather weight Andy “El Tiburon” Vences (22-0-1, 12 KOs) defeated Dardan Zenunaj (14-6, 11 KOs) with a eight round unanimous choice. The judges’ scores were 80-72 and 80-72, 80-72.
Cristian Coria vs. Joel Diaz Jr. — RESULTS
Light-welterweight journeyman Cristian Coria (29-7-2, 13 KOs) stopped the hard hitting slugger Joel Diaz Jr (24-2, 20 KOs) with way of a 3rd round knock out. Coria caught Diaz Jr. using a major left to the mind to knock him out in around 3. Diaz Jr.’d lost two years ago to Regis Prograis with way of a second round knock out. Since that struggle, Diaz had fought last October in conquering Miguel Angel Huerta with way of a 1st round knock out. Inactivity may possibly have been an issue for Diaz Jr.. He hasn’t even and he had been confronting a game fighter at Coria to night.
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