While we already have the Golovkin-Macklin results written out and on tab we now must show you fight fans even more enlightenment to the many other fights that happened this weekend! Enjoy the result briefing below.
Crolla MD12 Rees: While both men entered considered merely local fighters with no hopes of a world level breakthrough, Gavin Rees had just fought for a world title. Rees lost a fifth round stoppage against Adrien Broner where he left a good account of himself to a young champion; this was, of course, only to be blitzed in five rounds. Crolla managed to edge off a razor-thin decision to Rees using quick, sharp boxing at a much better level of accuracy than Rees. The judges scored it 115-115, 115-113, 116-113 two of which in favor of Crolla.
On the undercard, an apprehensive Paul Smith threw down against fan favorite Tony Dodson. He scored a finish in six rounds of a terrific bout. Scott Quigg returned against William Prado of Brazil to score a second round knockout and Brian Rose decisioned Alexsy Ribchev as well.
Gavin TKO 7 Vassell: Gavin proved why many are calling him the next great British fighter. Frankie Gavin was a machine. He kept on picking apart a formidable Commonwealth titleholder in Denton Vassell. He worked behind his jab to land his straight right. After round 6 it was said that a big attack by Gavin in the previous round was suspected to have broke the jaw of Vassell. The one-sided fight was over and Gavin had his raised in a good performance. Paul Butler crushed Najah Ali in four rounds on the televised co-headliner.
Fiordigiglio TKO 6 Langella: The label reads: “Italian contender with copious traces of talent.” While seeing Giuseppe Langella is comprehensively a journeyman, one must recognize what was shown by Orlando Fiordigilio Saturday night. Orlando seemed to have a snap in his shots. He working behind his jab to line up the straight right. This simple combination hurt Langella multiple times until in round six the referee decided to jump in to stop the sustained punishment.
Mora UD 10 Proksa: This was one way traffic. A determined Sergio Mora bounced off every shot landed by Polish fighter Grzregorz Proksa to win almost every round en route to a wide decision victory.
Toney UD 8 Lamos: In a fight that concerned basically no one we saw James Toney barely get past strongman competitor Kenny Lamos in a controversial decision over eight. Toney is far past his physical best.
Mosquera TKO 7 Rivera: An under prepared Cosme Rivera gets beaten up and loses a fight he took on hours notice against Panamanian Vicente Mosquera. Mosquera was set for one of his biggest career fights against Joan Guzman when an overweight Guzman was forced out of the contest.
Zhong MD 12 Cuello: It’s hard to show true elegance when the bar is set so high. Denver Cuello had waited three years for this title shot. He wrecked past any opponent put in front of him. It wasn’t the same with Zhong. Zhong wanted to keep his WBC Minimumweight title on Saturday night. Cuello dislocated his right arm in the middle of the fight (when he was in control) and was cut over his left eye by a headbutt just a couple rounds after.
Starting the fight, Cuello actually had Zhong down for the count! Cuello’s left hand graced the head of an aggressive Zhong in the blink of an eye. The champion looked outclassed! You could actually argue that is Cuello fought the entire fight as he begun he could have had his hand raised at the end. Headbutts and injuries are the harsh reality in this sport. In other reality Cuello may never get this shot again. It is a hard road ahead for both men.
Frezza SD 10 Abis: Gianluca Frezza wins a split decision over Luciano Abis in a domestic grudge match. Frezza followed the common belief that boxers always rise above brawlers. With this, Frezza retains his Italian championship title. EU champ Andrea Sarritzu stayed busy in decisioning Sergey Tasimov in a six round attraction.
Abdul UD 12 Nsaofa: Ismail Abdul keeps his WBF intercontinental title in a good twelve rounder against Ben Nsafoah. Belgian knockout artist Sasha Yengoyan made another pretty picture with a second round KO over Zoran Svek to keep his world title hopes in place.
Mohammedi TKO 7 Glazewski: In a nice upset French based contender Hadillah Mohammedi showed a newly found blaze in stopping Pawel Glazewski in seven rounds. Kamil Laszczyk and Michal Chudewski got decision wins on the supporting undercard.
Written by Corey Quicy.