Charlo stays perfect, calls out retired Mayweather

Charlo stays perfect, calls out retired Mayweather

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Zepeda-Alfaro ends in no contest

By Togorashi

The clash between lightweight contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda (23-1, 20 KOs) and Jose “Quiebra Jicara” Alfaro (28-9-1, 24 KOs) ended in a no contest on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. A first round accidental head clash left Zepeda with a cut and the bout was stopped. Zepeda is looking to land a rematch with WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan.

Unbeaten lightweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (18-0, 12 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Marcos “Geraldito” Cardenas (16-5, 11 KOs).

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PBC on NBCSN results: Jermell Charlo stops Joachim Alcine, Harrison beats McCalla

By Scott Christ

Jermell Charlo and Tony Harrison picked up wins tonight in Houston on PBC.

Jermell Charlo TKO-6 Joachim Alcine

As expected, this was easy work for unbeaten, 25-year-old Charlo (27-0, 12 KO), as he was too quick, too fresh, and really just too young for Alcine, 39, who hadn’t fought in 17 months and hasn’t notched a quality win since 2011. Alcine was there mentally, as he was trying with whatever he had left, but physically this fight was well beyond him. He’s now 35-8-2 (21 KO) and further established as a professional opponent.

It was really the slow reflexes of Alcine that doomed him, as Charlo was able to pick him off pretty much at will, and when he threw in combination, Alcine just wasn’t quick enough to react defensively. Alcine was ruled down early in round six, and then finished off less than a minute later. This is just a stay-busy win for Charlo, who is a legitimate contender and beat Vanes Martirosyan earlier this year, which was a much more significant victory.

Tony Harrison UD-10 Cecil McCalla

With both fighters looking to get back in the win column, it was Detroit’s Harrison (22-1, 18 KO) who controlled the action, cutting a moderate but effective pace through eight one-sided rounds, before he was cracked in round nine and hurt by McCalla (20-3, 7 KO). McCalla tried to jump for the finish there, but Harrison got his legs back, held his ground, and ended the round throwing bombs. It was a callback to Harrison’s last fight, where he led through eight rounds against Willie Nelson before getting stopped in the ninth.

In the tenth round, Harrison, 25, mostly played keepaway, and McCalla, 30, now a loser of three straight, failed to cut off the ring and find a useful range. He did catch Harrison again right before the bell with a clean right, but it was too little, too late. Those last two rounds were certainly dicey for Harrison, but he got the clear win and came back from his defeat pretty nicely. Scores were 98-92, 98-92, and 100-90, with BLH scoring the fight 98-92 for Harrison. Also worth noting that Harrison was in the holiday spirit. Here he is with Steve Cunningham, wearing the outfit he came to the ring in, and put back on for the announcement of the scores:

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Results from Houston

By Togorashi

Super welterweight Tony Harrison (21-1, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Cecil McCalla (20-3, 7 KOs). Harrison swept the first eight rounds. McCalla rocked Harrison in round nine and rallied in round ten. Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.

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Booth, Diaz win in Kissimmee

By Togorashi

Super lightweight Clarence Booth (13-1, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-2-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Booth outboxed Gonzalez to win by scores of 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.

Unbeaten featherweight Christopher Diaz (13-0, 8 KOs) won by impressive second round KO over Karl Garcia (5-6-1, 1 KO). Garcia was on the canvas twice.

Super lightweight Anthony Mercado (10-0, 9 KOs) needed just 88 seconds to demolish Javier Garcia (7-9-1, 2 KOs).

Super bantamweight Jean Rivera (4-0, 2 KOs) hammered out a six round unanimous decision over Jiovany Fuentes (6-7, 5 KOs) in a good action bout.

Lightweight Jean Carlos Torres (2-0, 2 KOs) halted Curtis Vert (0-3) in the first round.

Pro debuting welterweight Nicklaus Flaz scored a second round TKO over Bruce Lutchmedial (0-2).

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American Esparza fails to qualify for Rio boxing

American Esparza fails to qualify for Rio boxing

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McGirt Jr. returns with win

By Togorashi

James McGirt Jr. (24-3-1, 13 KOs) returned to the ring Friday night with a victory over veteran Demetrius Jenkins (8-11-2, 4 KOs). The bout took place on the undercard of Tony Thompson vs. Malik Scott at The Venue at UCF in Orlando, Florida. It was McGirt Jr.’s first fight in over a year but he looked sharp in route to scoring a unanimous decision victory. The official scores 59-53 twice and 60-52 all in favor of McGirt Jr. He fought last night just above the middleweight limit of which he will campaign at now. His father James “Buddy” McGirt Sr. is once again the head man in charge in his corner. McGirt Jr. also has since signed with Andrew Zak /Journeyman Management.

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