Adrien Broner stops Allakhverdiev, Pedraza gets by Cherry, Orozco tops Soto, more!
By Ace Freeman (03-Oct-2015)
Results from around the boxing world.
Controversial but always entertaining Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner (31-2, 22 KOs) won the previously vacant WBA 140-pound world title Saturday night on Showtime with a convincing twelfth round stoppage of Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2, 9 KOs) in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner boxed well and really loosened up in the middle rounds to largely dominate the aggressive minded Russian. It became target practice late in the bout and it was finally stopped in the twelfth and final stanza to save Allakhverdiev from further punishment. After the bout Broner called out TMT’s Ashley Theophane.
Unbeaten IBF light welterweight world champion Jose Pedraza (21-0, 12 KOs) successfully defended his title Saturday evening on Showtime with a twelve round split decision win over Edner Cherry (34-7-2, 19 KOs) in a very close and competitive bout. Pedraza boxed well early but the veteran Cherry came on in the middle rounds and landed the heavier shots down the stretch. After twelve rounds were in the bank scores were read ad 117-111(x2) for Pedraza with the third card for 116-112 for Cherry. It appeared the fight could have gone either way with the scores all being too wide in either man’s favour.
In earlier action in Carson, CA, In semi main event action, undefeated light welterweight Antonio Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs) got all he count handle from veteran former world champion Humberto Soto (65-9-2, 35 KOs). Both men hand their moments and there were several rounds that could have gone either way. Orozco lost a point for low blows but after ten rounds were in the books he received wide scores of 98-91 and 97-92(x2) to win a bit more comfortably than was actually the case.
Big punching super featherweight Jason Sosa (18-1-3, 14 KOs) scored another KO Friday night in Philadelphia when he beat up Jorge Pazos (14-9-1, 8 KOs) over six one sided rounds to score his eighteenth professional win. In earlier action, lightweight Tyrell Samuel (16-6-1, 7 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO win over Philly’s Victor Vasquez (19-10-1, 9 KOs) in a thrilling encounter.