The fight was a snoozefest up until it actually become a snoozefest for Tyrone Woodley who suffered back to back losses to YouTuber Jake Paul, the latest putting him out cold courtesy of a BIG right hand at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
“This has to be the greatest moment of my life,” said Paul. “Look at what I just did. Look at the year I just had. Unprecedented. One of the most valuable boxers in this sport. Four fights. Four massive pay-per-views in 13 months. I’ve knocked out every single person that I’ve fought. Every single person that I’ve fought.”
Pound 4 Pound Queen Amanda Serrano continued her reign with a ten round decision victory over Miriam Gutierrez. Scores were 99-90, 99-91 and 100-90.
In his biggest test yet, Liam Paro overcame a first round knockdown to prevail on the judges scorecards via split decision over Yomar Alamo. Paro was up 96-93,95-94 while the third card had Alamo up by 95-94.
Former NBA star Deron Williams overcame the challenge of NFL star Frank Gore via split decision. Both men found the pace an obstacle, looking tired early on in the contest.
Unbeaten Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez moved into pole position for a shot at the WBA crown with an impressive tenth round stoppage over Yunieski Gonzalez at the AT&T Center in San Antonion, Texas. Both went toe to toe for the majority of the contest, Ramirez landed the better of the two men before the finisher came in the tenth. Time was 1:23.
“He is a great fighter. I knew he was going to be tough because he showed no fear in his eyes,” said Ramirez. “He had nothing to lose, and I knew he was going to come with everything he had. Thank you Yunieski for taking the fight. I tried to land body shots and he was prepared. So, I had to change my attacks and focus on hitting him upstairs so I could get the victory. My hand is a little hurt but that is the price you pay to win. I am ready for the next challenge, I want Bivol. He can’t run anymore, I am coming for him.”
Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora offered up an heavyweight war for the paying spectator on Saturday night. Former WBO heavyweight champion Parker dropped Chisora in the fourth, seventh and eighth but Chisora proving not for the first time his heart for battle, managed to finish the bout but in doing so on the receiving end of scorecards that read 115-110, 115-111 and a slightly generous 114-112.
Ten out of Ten for Allen ‘The Savage’ Babic putting journeyman David Spilmont on his list of victims. Babic taking the fight on two weeks notice pressed the action from the start but was momentarily staggered in the second. Babic dropped Spilmont in the fourth and two rounds later had his man out of there. Babic claimed he had COVID recently which was an argument made for his sub par performance.
Lerrone Richards scored the biggest win of his career to date with the split decision win over Carlos Gongora on Saturday night. Scores were 115-113, 115-113 while one judge had Gongora ahead by 116-112.
Obscured by blood following a nasty head clash, Artur Beterbiev detonated a body shot in the ninth to put a end to Marcus Browne’s challenge for the WBA/IBF titles held by the Russian. Browne started well, popping out the jab to offset the advances of Beterbiev but after the cut sustained to both men, Beterbiev found more urgency in his offense. Beterbiev started to stalk/walk down Browne in the fifth, sixth before dropping him to the canvas in the seventh and for the count in the ninth with a perfect liver shot. Time was :46.
“We win this fight,” said Beterbiev afterward. “This is another experience in my career. This is boxing. You never know what happens in boxing. I’m happy to get the win. I have two world titles. I am open to fighting the other champions in my division.
“I am happy I had the opportunity to give the great fans of Montreal a memorable championship fight.”