Puerto Rico earned yet another world champion this year as Alberto ‘Explosivo’ Machado (19-0, 16 KOs) knocked out Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales (22-2, 8 KOs) in the eighth round of a scheduled 12-round fight to become the WBA World Super Featherweight Champion at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. Along with Miguel Cotto and Jesus Rojas, Machado is the third boxer from Puerto Rico to win a world title within the past two months. (Source: Golden Boy Promotions)
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Former WBO World Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) moved up to 160 pounds to shut out Alantez Fox (23-1-1, 11 KOs) over 12 rounds to win by unanimous decision in tonight’s co-main event.
Unbeaten IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (25-0, 18 KOs) was victorious in Saturday’s World Boxing Super Series quarter-final with a third round body-shot KO of Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (53-4-1, 37 KOs) in New Jersey. With the win Gassiev moves on to the semis where he will face WBA champion Yunier Dorticos early next year.
Undefeated IBF bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett (18-0, 9 KOs) became the unified bantamweight world champion after outpointing Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-2, 18 KOs) in a thrilling Belfast encounter Saturday. Both fighters gave as good as they got but it was the 25-year-old Burnett who found his rhythm in the later stages of the fight. After twelve rounds were complete he was ahead by scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 to unify the IBF and WBA world titles.
While we don’t have full details as of late Saturday night, reports out of Mississauga indicate undefeated lightweight Josh O’Reilly captured the vacant International Boxing Association Intercontinental Lightweight Title with a body shot KO victory over Oscar Ajona at the Hershey Centre on United Boxing Promotions’ latest gala. [Source]
Look for full results from Mississauga on Boxrec.com Sunday.
Check out this upset KO from Saturday night in Mexico where undefeated light welterweight Pedro Campa was handed is first loss in violent fashion by journeyman Carlos Jiminez. It ended with one big shot in Round 7:
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