Boxing Results: Devin “The Dream” Haney Defeats Former 3-Division Champion Jorge Linares!
By Ken Hissner: In the Main Event WBC World Lightweight Champion Devin “The Dream” Haney, 26-0 (15), #135, of Las Vegas, NV, defeated former 3-division world champ Jorge “The Last Samari” Linares, 47-6 (29), #134, of Barinas, VZ, and Tokyo, Japan, over 12 rounds.
In the first six rounds Haney dominated with his hand speed for most of the ten rounds. In the eleventh round Linares had Haney holding on for the most part of the round after hurting him early with a left to the chin. In the twelfth and final round again it was all Linares.
Scores were 116-112 twice and 115-113 with this writer 117-111.
Featherweight “Wardy” Martin J. Ward, 24-2-2 (11), #129 ½, of Brentwood, Essex, UK, was stopped by southpaw Azinga “Golden Boy” Fuzile, 15-1 (9), #129 ¼, of East London, East Cape, South Africa, at 2:45 of the seventh round of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the fourth round a check right hook from Fuzile on the chin of Ward dropped him for an 8-count from referee Mike Ortega. In the seventh round southpaw Fuzile and Ward clashed knees hurting Ward. Fuzile had a bloody nose and Ward cut on the outside of the left eyebrow. Fuzile hurt Ward who was stumbling due to knee injury. A right hook from Fuzile on the chin dropped Ward. He stumbled getting up when his corner called a stoppage.
Middleweight Jason Quigley, 19-1 (14), #159 ¼, of Ballybofey, IRE, won a majority draw over Shane Mosley, Jr., 17-4 (10), #160, of Pomona, CA, over 10 rounds for the vacant WBO NABO title.
In the first six rounds Mosley had an edge. In the seventh round both had their moments getting rocked with Quigley taking over. In the tenth and final round Mosley had Quigley in trouble landing a right to the chin in the final seconds of the round.
Scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95 same as this writer had it a draw. Referee was Raul Caiz, Jr.
In the co-feature WBC World Female Super Lightweight Champ Chantelle “Il Capo” Cameron, 14-0 (8), #139 ¼, of Northampton, UK, stopped Melissa “Huracan the Shark” Hernandez, 23-8-3 (7), #136 ¼, of PR and Bronx, NY, at 1:38 of the fifth of a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the second round Cameron dropped Hernandez with a combination on the chin for an 8-count. In the fifth round Cameron hurt Hernandez with a right on the chin when referee Celestino Ruiz suddenly stepped in and called a halt a bit fast.
Light Heavyweight Khalil “Big Stepper” Cole, 1-0 (1), #176 ¼, of Jersey City, NJ, scored 3 knockdowns stopping Nathaniel Tadd, 2-5 (1), #179, of Houston, TX, at 1:10 of the second round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round at the halfway point a right from Cole on the chin of Tadd rocked him. Shortly after this a left uppercut from Cole to the mid-section and down went Tadd. In the final thirty seconds another right body shot dropped Tadd again before the bell saved him. In the second round after a minute a left uppercut from Cole to the mid-section and down Tadd went for the third time causing referee Russell Mora to call a halt.
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