Boxing Results from HBO, Showtime and More From the Busy Weekend of Boxing Action
It was a very busy weekend in the boxing world, with both HBO and Showtime holding televised cards and lots of action taking place elsewhere as well. In the big-ticket HBO fight, Marcos Maidana Victor Cayo put on an early fight of the year candidate, with Maidana earning a KO victory in the 6th round via a brutal body shot. In Showtime’s Super Six bout, Arthur Abraham received a disqualification loss to Andre Dirrell for hitting and knocking him out while he was down. Full results, boxing news and more recaps below.
Andre Dirrell vs. Arthur Abraham – In a fight Dirrell was handily winning, Abraham was DQ’d in the 11th round for hitting Dirrell with a right hook while he was on the canvas. Dirrell ended up unconcsious, and Abraham rightly received the loss. Abraham had finally been coming on late, but it was still a bout that Dirrell was in control of. Full Dirrell vs. Abraham results here.
Marcos Maidana vs. Victor Cayo – In a super-exciting junior welterweight bout, Marcos Maidana continued his string of impressive victories, stopping previously undefeated prospect Victor Cayo with a body shot in the 6th round. Cayo had been down after the bell in the second round, and both men were content winging big shots and trading in the center of the ring. Cayo had the reach and speed advantage, but Maidana clearly held the edge in power. In the 6th, with the action ebbing and flowing, Maidana landed a right uppercut on the solar plexus of Cayo that he could not beat the count from. Maidana now hopes to get Amir Khan into the ring following Khan’s fight against Paulie Malignaggi.
Ali Funeka vs. Joan Guzman II – Ali Funeka took on a rematch against Guzman, a fight ruled a draw that he had clearly won. This time Guzman came in 9 lbs overweight and was able to dictate the pace and action of the bout, earning a split decision victory with scores of 114-113, 113-114 and 116-111. It’s another tough break for Ali Funeka, and another head-scratcher from Guzman, who displayed all of his talent and all of his controversial tendencies, as he clearly never even attempted to make the 135 lbs lightweight limit.
Erik Morales vs. Jose Alfaro – Erik Morales put another W on his record, besting Jose Alfaro via a hard-fought unanimous decision, with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112. It was Morales’ first fight at welterweight and only his second over the 130 lbs limit. It was also his first fight back since losing his lightweight title bid against David Diaz, ending a run of 4 straight losses and 5 losses in 6 fights. While the fight was held at welterweight, it was Morales’ first appearance there and it was also the first appearance at the weight class for Alfaro, a fighter coming off a loss at lightweight to Antonio DeMarco.
Koki Kameda vs. Pongsaklek Wonjongkam – The longtime former champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam bested the young Japanese (anti)-star Koki Kameda, taking home a majority decision with scores of 116-112, 115-112 and 114-114.
Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jonathon Victor Barros – Gamboa retained his title and his undefeated record by dominating Barros from the opening to closing bells, winning a hugely lopsided victory despite the toughness, grit and durability displayed by Barros.
More boxing news and results: Giovani Segura retained his WBA 108 lb title via 4th round TKO over Ronald Ramos; Ulises Solis won an IBF 108 lb title eliminator via 5th round TKO
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