Errol Spence destroys Lo Greco
(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Jim Dower: Undefeated junior middleweight Terrell Gausha (15-0, 8 KOs) stayed undefeated with a commanding eight round unanimous decision over the tough Luis Grajeda (18-5-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The final judges’ scores were 78-73, 79-72 and 79-72. Gausha knocked Grajeda down with a right hand in the 3rd round, but he was unable to finish him off. Grajeda rallied in the 4th round to land some big shots that had Gausha backing up.
In rounds five through eight, Gausha looked like he gassed out, because his work was not nearly as good as it was in the first three rounds. Gausha even looked vulnerable in the rare times that Grajeda let his hands go. Gausha might want to consider moving down in weight to welterweight because he doesn’t match up against the top junior middleweights in the division.
Undefeated #8 WBA welterweight contender Errol Spence (17-0, 14 KO’s) destroyed replacement opponent Phil Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KOs) in stopping him in the 2nd round.
Spence put Lo Greco on the canvas with a right hook to the head in the 3rd. A short while later the fight was halted after Spence trapped a badly hurt Lo Greco against the ropes and nailed him with shot after shot until referee Robert Byrd stopped the slaughter.
Spence landed 18 body shots in the 2nd round, and he really worked Lo Greco over in that round. In the 3rd, Spence hurt Lo Greco with a left to the head. Moments later, he put Lo Greco down with a right hand to the head.
The power that the southpaw Spence was throwing with was pretty impressive. He hitting Lo Greco with everything he had, and it was a surprise that Lo Greco even made it to the 3rd round. Before this fight, Lo Greco had never been stopped before. He’d lost a 10 round decision to Shawn Porter in 2013. Other than that, Lo Greco had won all his fights. It’s neat that Spence was able to destroy a fighter that Porter went the full 10 round distance against.
With Spence’s power, he’s going to go far in boxing. It would be interesting to see what he’d do against the likes of Adrien Broner. Floyd Mayweather Jr. remarked this week that Spence will soon be challenging WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman for his title. Mayweather said the fight would happen next, but that’s probably not going to happen this soon. Spence will likely take one more fight before challenging Thurman for the title. At this point, it would be hard to bet against Spence because he’s a huge a puncher and Thurman has shown in the past to have problems against hard hitters.
Other boxing results on the card:
Kevin Newman UD 4 Bobby McIntyre
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov TKO 1 Brett Simmons
- Chris Colbert says No rematch for “sore loser” Rayo Valenzuela
- Boxing results: Jose Zepeda defeats Neeraj Goyat!
- WBC Int’l Champ Ivan Zucco Defeats Germaine “G-Man” Brown in Italy!
- Boxing Results: Christian Mbilli Defeats Carlos Gongora!