J.G Barrington – New York
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Heavyweight: Danny Williams – 2nd Rd TKO – Frank Kary Roth
Notes – Following the relinquishing of his British crown to Dereck Chisora last summer, Williams got his career back on track with a second round stoppage of German southpaw Kary Roth. On paper it represents a good win but taken in it’s context, Kary Roth is a Cruiserweight who had 21 losses on his resume with just two victories.
EBU Super Middleweight title: Piotr Wilczewski – 11th Rd TKO – Amin Asikainen
Notes – Wilczewski dropped Asikainen in both the eighth and 11th rounds, in front of Asikainen’s home fans in Finland, to pick up the vacant European title. The WBO Intercontinental super middleweight belt was also on the line.
Super Middleweight: Daniel Jacobs – 1st Rd TKO– Robert Kliewer
Notes – Esteemed trainer Freddie Roach oversaw Jacobs’ corner in an official capacity for the first time in what was a swift and dominant display against an overmatched opponent who had lost more bouts than he had won.
Super Middleweight: James Kirkland – 1st Rd KO – Ahsandi Gibbs
Notes – The return to the ring of Texan southpaw Kirkland was particularly noteworthy as he struck a pure knockout over late adversary Gibbs. Kirkland inflicted the second defeat on Gibbs’ resume as he continued his own thumping record of 23 knockouts in 26 victories without a single blemish.
Super Middleweight: George Groves – 4th Rd TKO – Daniel Adotey Allotey
Notes – Hayemaker Promotions may now be looking to put Groves in against slayed amateur James DeGale in what would be a great grudge match for British fans after Groves beat Allotey inside the distance. The Commonwealth champ weighed in at a career high 171.25lbs.
WBC Super Welterweight title: Saul Alvarez – UD – Matthew Hatton [119-108, 119-108, 119-108]
Notes – The fight had an unofficial catchweight of 150lbs yet Alvarez came in 1.5lbs over. Hatton, a Welterweight by trade, was out of his depth as Alvarez won every single round. The Mexican who, at 20, becomes the youngest champion at 154lbs, was deducted a point at the 7th round for punching after the bell.
IBF Super Lightweight title: Zab Judah – 7th Rnd TKO – Kaizer Mabuza
Notes – 11 years after winning the IBF’s version of the world title, Judah once again fits the Super Lightweight belt around his waist with a good technical knockout over tough South African Mabuza. Judah was decked in the fourth.
Super Lightweight: Humberto Soto – UD – Fidel Monterrosa Munoz [100-88, 100-90, 98-92]
Notes – Soto continued a strong winning run with a 12-round unanimous decision triumph in a non-title fight in Mexico. Soto and Urbano Antillon will now have a rematch of their fight last year on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley summer showdown.
Lightweight: Vicente Escobedo – UD – Walter Estrada [97-92, 96-93, 97-92]
Notes – Estrada was troubled and then downed in the seventh round as Escobedo won a decision in a ten-round contest.
WBO Intercontinental Super Featherweight title: Adrien Broner – UD – Daniel Ponce de Leon [96-94, 99-91, 96-94]
Notes – Ponce de Leon felt the scorecards were unjustified as Broner was awarded the decision win. It was the first time Ponce de Leon had lost since his unsuccessful attempt at being the first man to beat Juan Manuel Lopez. Broner remains undefeated.
British Super Featherweight title: Gary Sykes – UD – Carl Johanneson [116-112, 115-112, 115-113]
Notes – Sykes stormed to a thrilling decision win over Johanneson. Sykes showed good heart and desire to get up off the canvas in the 9th round to beat Johanneson on points.
IBO Female Lightweight title: Marie Riederer – D – Zelda Tekin [95-95 | 95-95 | 95-95]
Notes – All three judges were unable to separate Riederer and Tekin in this title fight in Germany.