Ray Beltran tops Paulus Moses in a war to capture vacant WBO World Lightweight Title!

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• Ray Beltran conquered the WBO lightweight title by defeating Paulus Moses by unanimous decision.

QUOTE: “I have no words. I gave everything I had. I really had to push myself. He is a very experienced and tough fighter. He surprised me with a couple of good punches, but right away I thought about my family and everything I have been throughout my career. I gave it my all. I made my career the tough way, and now I’m a champion”

• Undefeated welterweight contender Egidijus ‘The Mean Machine’ Kavaliuskas successfully defended his NABF welterweight title by knocking out David Avanesyan at 1:55 of the sixth round.

QUOTE: “I’m very happy right now. All I want to do is smile. I wanted to win with all my heart because I knew he was a very tough opponent. I want to face the best. Hopefully, my next fight is a world title. Crawford is fighting Horn for the world title. I want to face the winner.

• Former US Olympic silver medalist, Shakur Stevenson dominated Juan Tapia via unanimous decision

QUOTE: “I felt good. I‘m going to keep doing what I’m doing. I felt like I looked like I was supposed to in my first eight round fight. I’m a perfectionist. I’m going to pick it up from here and keep getting better and better”

• Former Brazilian Gold Medalist, Robson Conceicao got a unanimous decision victory against Ignacio Holguin.

QUOTE: “I trained very hard for five months in Brazil and it showed during the fight. I felt very good in this fight. I will keep working hard to keep improving more and more with each fight that passes”

• Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings beat Akhor Muralimov by technical knockout at 1:12 of the 3rd round.

QUOTE: “I want the big fights. We just have goals. I have a team that’s very committed. We’re ready to take on the best. I just keep getting more comfortable. With each fight, I’m getting more and more comfortable”

• Unbeaten welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin defeated Wesley Tucker by technical knockout at the end of the 5th round.

QUOTE: “I’m growing up and improving more with every bout. According to my good friend Vasiliy Lomachenko, the most difficult opponent is the one who is not working in the ring.”

• Ricardo Lucio-Galvan defeated Keneth Guzman by technical knockout in the third round.

• Sagadat Rakhmankul stopped Noel Esqueda at 1:51 of the 5th high.

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