Murigi defeats Vasquez
By Jim Dower: Light heavyweight Elvir Muriqi (40-5, 24 KO’s) defeated the inexperienced Paul Vasquez (9-3-1, 3 KO’s) by an 8 round majority decision on Friday night at the Birchwood Manor, in Whippany, New Jersey, USA.
The final judges’ scores were 76-76, 77-75 and 77-75. The 33-year-old Muriqi was fighting for only the second time in the last three years. Muriqi’s career has slowed since he was Clinton Woods four years ago.
Heavyweight John Lennox (11-2, 5 KO’s) defeated Patrick Farrell (8-2-1, 4 KO’s) by a six round split decision. The final scores were 59-55 and 58-56 for Lewis, and 58-56 for Farrell.