U.S. Olympians Richard Torrez Jr., Duke Ragan earn wins on Lomachenko-Ortiz card

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Richard Torrez Jr (L) knocks-down Ahmed Hefny (R) throughout their heavyweight struggle at The Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard on October 29, 2022 in New York Metropolis. (Picture by Mikey Williams/Prime Rank Inc through Getty Photographs)

Quite a lot of 2020 U.S. Olympians had their likelihood to shine Saturday evening in New York Metropolis, with Richard Torrez Jr. and Duke Ragan incomes wins on the Vasiliy Lomachenko-Jamaine Ortiz undercard at The Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard.

The primary ESPN+ broadcast started with reigning tremendous heavyweight silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. (4-0, 4 KOs) preserving his knockout streak alive, stopping the overwhelmed Ahmed Hefny (13-3, 5 KOs) at 2:32 of the third spherical. The 23-year-old southpaw Torrez of Tulare, Calif. dropped Hefny in every spherical, forcing him on the defensive from the opening bell. The referee took a degree from Hefny for holding within the third spherical, however the stoppage moments later made that time a moot one.

The struggle was the primary time that Torrez needed to struggle previous the second spherical as knowledgeable. Hefny, 38, of Brooklyn, N.Y. by means of Alexandria, Egypt, had by no means beforehand been stopped.

Earlier on the cardboard, Duke Ragan (8-0, 1 KO) gained a detailed unanimous resolution over Puerto Rican fighter Luis Lebron (18-5-1, 11 KOs) by scores of 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75. Ragan, the 2020 featherweight silver medalist, has now gone the space in every struggle since scoring a stoppage in his professional debut.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 29: Luis Lebron (L) and Duke Ragan (R) trade punches throughout their featherweight struggle at The Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard on October 29, 2022 in New York Metropolis. (Picture by Mikey Williams/Prime Rank Inc through Getty Photographs)

Middleweight Troy Isley (8-0, 4 KOs) of Alexandria, Va. went the space in his first eight-round bout, outfighting Quincy LaVallais (14-4-1, 9 KOs) to a unanimous resolution. The scores had been 80-72 on two playing cards and 79-73 on the third, all for the 24-year-old Isley. Isley used lateral motion in near land physique photographs and uppercuts from angles towards the tough-but outgunned Louisiana resident, who has by no means been stopped and went the space with Xander Zayas in his earlier largest struggle.

Junior welterweight Delante Johnson (6-0, 4 KOs) used his jab and mixture punching to outbox Esteban Garcia (15-2, 7 KOs) to a shutout resolution win. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of the 24-year-old Johnson from Cleveland who made it to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics.

Earlier outcomes

Light-weight prospect Abdullah Mason (5-0, 4 KOs) impressed in his New York debut, dropping the beforehand unbeaten Angel Barrera (4-1, 0 KOs) with straight left arms to complete off Barrera 21 seconds into the third of a scheduled six-rounder. The southpaw from Cleveland gained the 2020 USA Youth Nationwide Championships earlier than turning skilled a 12 months in the past.

Haven Brady Jr. (8-0, 4 KOs) earned a unanimous resolution win in a junior light-weight bout, defeating Eric Mondragon (7-1-1, 4 KOs) by unanimous resolution, successful by scores of 79-73 on two playing cards and 78-74 on the third.

Nico Ali Walsh (7-0, 5 KOs) defeated Billy Wagner (5-3, 1 KO) by unanimous resolution, with two scorecards studying 58-56 and the third studying 59-55.


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