Dec 5, 3 years ago

Amir ‘Hardcore’ Mansour thrills again and stops Mendoza in six

On The Beak – Admin

This past Friday night, December 2, at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware, undefeated and world-ranked heavyweight sensation, Amir ‘Hardcore’ Mansour remained perfect by scoring a sixth round stoppage over former light heavyweight world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza and captured the WBF intercontinental championship that highlighted an exciting eight bout card.

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Mansour and Mendoza thrilled the sellout crowd at Dover Downs with Mansour throwing some wicked shots to the head and body of Mendoza. Mendoza showed surprisingly good defense and decent counter punching ability. Tensions grew during the fight as both landed shots after the bell that nearly incited a brawl.

In the sixth, Mansour landed a huge flurry of punches that forced the corner of Mendoza to throw in the towel.

Mansour, ranked number seven by the WBO, raised his mark to 16-0-0, 12ko and he indicated the he is ready to take on anybody in the top ten. Mendoza fought well but fell to 32-13-1.

In the co-feature, light heavyweight Anthony Caputo Smith had a few tense moments but scored an incredible final round stoppage over Douglas Okola in a six round bout.

Smith was dropped and then cut badly over his right eye and it was looking like his perfect mark would be falling by the wayside. In the final round, Okola walked into a huge left hook that put him down and out and in an instant Smith scored the knockout. Smith is now 12-0-0, 10ko.

Veteran Dorin Spivey scored his 40th professional victory with a solid six round unanimous decision over rugged and tough-as-nails Angel Rios in a lightweight bout. Spivey boxed well by putting some solid combinations together. Rios never had any quit in him and kept coming forward and even buckled Spivey during the fight.

Spivey will now look to jump into the rankings when he takes on Victor Vasquez on February 4. Ironically, Vasquez was ringside calling the action with Marc Abrams during this bout.

Mike Tiberi made it 18-1 with a solid six round unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Emill Gonzalez in a Super Middleweight bout.

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