June twentieth, 2021
No person stated defending a world title is straightforward for Mikaela Mayer.
The WBO junior light-weight champion efficiently defended her title for the primary time, turning again the stiff problem of former two-weight world champion Erica Farias through unanimous determination (98-92 2x and 97-93).
Mayer (15-0, 5 KOs), one in all feminine boxing’s most recognizable names, bested essentially the most seasoned opponent of her profession, a relentless girl who has fought in 19 world title fights and threw 400 punches in 10 rounds. Mayer outlanded Farias 118-86 and now has her sights on IBF world champion Maïva Hamadouche. Mayer and Hamadouche are scheduled to combat in a unification bout later this yr.
Mayer stated, ““I used to be simply ready to get by this combat to get to Maïva. Remind her that I’ll see her quickly.”
Dogboe edges Lopez in 10-round traditional
Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe is formally again. The previous junior featherweight world champion, two fights faraway from a pair of title combat defeats to Emanuel Navarrete, edged Adam Lopez through 10-round majority determination (95-95, 96-94 and 97-93) to win the NABF featherweight title.
Dogboe (22-2, 15 KOs) jumped out to an early lead, however Lopez (15-3, 6 KOs) charged again within the second half of the bout, muscling Dogboe across the ring and buzzing him on multiple event.
The tenth spherical — a back-and-forth three minutes — was a microcosm of the telephone sales space battle that performed out the earlier 9 rounds. After the ultimate bell, each males thought they’d performed sufficient, however it was the previous champ who got here out forward.
Dogboe stated, “I used to be fairly assured I’d get that call as a result of I managed the combat for the primary six rounds. I used to be posing an excessive amount of and bought somewhat too careless. Now and again, I stayed within the pocket somewhat too lengthy and compelled an excessive amount of. However, pay attention, Adam is a good man. He confirmed the pedigree. We promised it might be a firefight. It takes two to tango.
“Lots of people wrote me off after these losses to Navarrete and stated I used to be overhyped. Folks like me, we don’t keep down without end. We get again up. I’ve to thank my workforce. They’re not simply trainers, they’re household. God needed me to be there.”
Junior Welterweight: Lindolfo Delgado (12-0, 11 KOs) UD 8 Salvador Briceno (17-7, 11 KOs). Scores: 80-72 and 79-73 2x. The knockout streak ended, however 2016 Mexican Olympian Delgado shook off practically two years of ring rust with a one-sided determination over Briceno. Delgado stepped on the gasoline within the eighth spherical, however the resilient Briceno weathered the storm made the ultimate bell.
Light-weight: Eric Puente (6-0) UD 6 Jose Antonio Meza (7-6, 2 KOs). Scores: 57-56 and 58-55 2x. It was a disappointing begin for Puente, who suffered the primary knockdown of his profession within the opening spherical. The San Diego native recovered and dominated the remainder of the best way to safe a convincing determination over Meza, a Mexican veteran who has by no means stopped as a professional.
Junior Welterweight: Omar Rosario (4-0, 2 KOs ) TKO 4, :47, JJ Mariano (3-1, 2 KOs). Puerto Rican prospect Rosario impressed within the night’s opening bout, pulling down Mariano within the second and ending issues within the fourth with a swift mixture that prompted referee Russell Mora to cease the combat.
Rosario stated, “We took full benefit of the chance and placed on an excellent efficiency on an important card. We bought the job performed towards an opponent who was undefeated and who got here to place up an important combat.”