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Check out the results from the past weekend’s fights.
Welterweights Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO) and Jessie Vargas (28-2-1, 10 KO) battled to a twelve round majority draw in the main event of Showtime’s Saturday night card at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. Vargas started fast and got the better of Broner in the first six rounds, but Broner was the better fighter in the latter half of the fight, landing the heavier blows. Vargas out threw Broner by a large margin in the fight (843 to 508), but Broner landed at a higher connect rate (38% to 24%). Punch stats were fairly close with Broner landing a few more power punches and Vargas being credited with landing more jabs. Official scores were 115-113 for Broner, and 114-114 x 2.
On the Broner-Vargas undercard, Middleweight Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KO) made short work of opponent Hugo Centeno Jr. (26-2, 14 KO), ending the fight with a left hook that dropped Centeno for the full count in the first minute of Round 2. With the victory Charlo picked up the interim WBC World Middleweight title and expressed his interest in fighting champ Gennady Golovkin as soon as possible.
In the opening bout of Broner-Vargas telecast, undefeated knockout artist Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (20-0, 19 KO) picked up the WBA Super World Super Featherweight title with a third round stoppage over Jesus Cuellar (28-3, 21 KO). Davis knocked Cuellar down three times with a mix of vicious body work and headshots before the ref stepped in to stop the contest.
Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton (25-1, 140 KO) outclassed and out fought a game, but faded Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (38-5, 24 KO) over twelve rounds in Belfast, Northern Ireland to earn a unanimous decision victory. All three judges scored it 117-111 for Frampton. Frampton was too fast, too sharp and too consistent for Donaire over most of the bout. Donaire did appear to stun his opponent on a few occasions throughout the contest with hard hooks and uppercuts, but was not able to deter him or score any knockdowns.
In his Liverpool comeback fight, former two-division champion Amir Khan (32-4, 20 KO) made extremely quick work of Toronto’s Phil Lo Greco (28-4, 15 KO), scoring two knockdowns and ending the bout in 39 seconds into the first round. Lo Greco was unable to offer any resistance as Khan hammered him with a succession of power shots before the ref stepped in.
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