Weekend Scorecard: Huge KO in WBSS, Linares tops Campbell, Donaire, Parker, Ramirez, Valdez, O’Connell and Braidwood win!

The latest bout in the World Boxing Super Series ended in a crushing knockout Saturday night when Cuban WBA cruiserweight champion Yunier Dorticos (22-0, 21 KOs) one-punch KO’d Dmitry Kudryashov (21-2, 21 KOs) in a battle of explosive KO punchers. Both men traded big shots in Round 1 but it was clear Dorticos was a little sharper. In Round 2 a bludgeoning right hand dropped Kudryashov, separating him from his senses. The bout was stopped giving Dorticos the emphatic stoppage win.

 

In a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle, Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) overcame a gutsy rally from Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs) Saturday in California to earn a split-decision victory and defend his lightweight titles. #LinaresCampbell

 

Today’s big heavyweight title fight in Manchester, England underwhelmed with visiting WBO champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) scoring an uneventful twelve round majority decision over local favourite and top contender Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs). It was Parker’s aggression vs. Fury’s footwork and movement with not very much in the way of fireworks. After twelve rounds two cards of 118-110 allowed Parker to retain his title with the third taly even. Former world champion Tyson Fury (Hughie’s cousin) lost his cool in the ring post fight protesting the decision.

 

Multi division world champion Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (38-4, 24 KOs) returned to action Saturday night in Texas where he pounded out a dominant ten round decision victory over Ruben Hernandez (22-3-1, 9 KOs). It was Donaire’s first victory of 2017 and since dropping a competitive decision to Jessie Magdaleno last year.


 


 

Another great night of action on ESPN Friday live from Tucson, Arizona where undefeated WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez (36-0, 24 KOs) pounded out an impressive twelve round unanimous decision win over Jesse Hart (22-1, 18 KOs) in a battle of unbeaten fighters.

Photo: Top Rank

Ramirez appeared the stronger fighter dropping him in the second round and rocking him on several occasions. Hart showed great resolve hanging in there and made it a fight. A really exciting back and forth bout and after twelve rounds Ramirez was ahead by competitive by clear scores of 115-112 (x2) and 114-113.

In another back and forth brawl on the undercard WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) fought tooth and nail to fend off a valiant effort from the Philippines’ Genesis Servania (29-1, 12 KOs) over twelve rounds. The fighters traded knockdowns and rounds until the local hero Valdez came on strong late to seal the deal.

Like the main event it was an all-action scrap from start to finish. Valdez ended up ahead by scores of 119-111, 117-109 and 116-110… wider tallies than the back and forth action made it feel.

 

In preliminary action, rising former Olympic hero Michael Conlan (4-0, 4 KOs) picked up this big Knockout win against Kenny Guzman (3-1, 1 KO) via a big right hand in Round 2. Video courtesy of Top Rank:

 
 

Quick results from Edmonton, AB: Our friend Vincent Tremblay was ringside in Edmonton and tweeted out the following quick results from KO Boxing’s latest gala at the Shaw Conference Centre:

In the main event of the evening Alberta based lightweight Cam O’Connell (16-1-1, 10 KOs) returned to action for the first time since dropping a hard fought bout to Tony Luis earlier this year with a convincing eight round decision over Mexico’s Guadalupe Rosales. Scores were 78-74 and 77-75 (x2). Team Camo had live footage you can view on Facebook.

In the co-main event of the evening hulking western Canadian heavyweight Adam Braidwood (10-1, 9 KOs) returned to Edmonton for the first time since his tragic victory that killed Tim Hague earlier this year and scored a rousing fourth round TKO over Christian Larrondo. Video courtesy of ‘The Real Deal’ Ryan Ford at rightside can be seen on Facebook

Stan Surmacz Ahumada won his rubber match against Tim Chemelli via four round unanimous decision (scores 39-37 x3). Eric Taylor stopped Larami Carmona in the first round of a super featherweight bout,

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Check out full results this weekend at Boxrec.com.

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