Weekend Scorecard: Munguia shocks and destroys Ali, Cook and O’Reilly win in Ontario, Glowacki and Fury win big, more!

Jaime Munguia (29-0, 25 KOs), the dangerous undefeated native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, scored an emphatic fourth-round technical knockout victory against Sadam “World Kid” Ali (26-2, 14 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. to capture the WBO Junior Middleweight World Title in the scheduled 12-round main event of HBO World Championship Boxing at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. Munguia was too big and powerful for Ali, sending him to the canvas several times before a left hook forced the referee to stop the fight at 1:02 of the fourth round.

On the undercard, Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KOs) engaged in a hard-fought 12-round war as he defeated explosive Armenian contender Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan (14-3, 11 KOs) to retain the WBC Super Bantamweight World Title in tonight’s co-main event. Vargas used his significant length and reach advantage, though Hovhannisyan made the fight very tough with his relentless aggression. Vargas won with scores of 118-110, 116-111 and 117-111.

Source: Golden Boy Promotions

United Boxing Promotions returned to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, last night where top rated world junior middleweight contender Brandon Cook stopped Miguel Angel Suarez in three rounds while lightweight upstart Josh O’Reilly TKO’d Omar Valenzuela in the fourth.

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Former big punching cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki (30-1, 19 KOs) made quick work of Santander Silgado (28-5, 22 KOs) Saturday in Poland, stopping him via 1st round KO.

Hughie Fury destroyed Sam Sexton in five rounds on Saturday night at Bolton’s Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, to claim the British Heavyweight title with a powerful performance to put the division on notice.

It was an explosive return to terrestrial TV Channel 5 for the British Heavyweight title which was last seen on the channel nearly seven years ago.

In his first fight back from his controversial loss to WBO World Joseph Parker in September, Fury had been promising a new and improved style in the build up and he showed that by unleashing his big right-hand with more frequency.

He dropped Sexton in the fourth round just before the bell and then again in the sixth with a right hook leaving the referee Terry O’Connor little choice but to halt the fight.

Hughie dedicated the win to his father Peter who masterminded the return victory and he’s gunning for reigning champions Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

“I did everything he said tonight and this fight is dedicated to my dad,” Said Fury.

“I was very confident and my body has got so much stronger. I worked my right hand over Christmas and gave a boxing masterclass.”

“I’m dreaming to be a world champion. Whoever has got those belts I’m coming for them. Joshua or Wilder.”

On the undercard, female boxing sensation Savannah Marshall scored a second round stoppage of Ester Konecna with a power-punching display in his first pro fight on UK soil. Source: Hennessy Sports

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