Boxing Results: Muhammad Waseem, Badou Jack and Ohara Davies Win in Dubai!
By Ken Hissner: At the Motospace Dubai Investment Park, United Arab Emirates, Friday over ESPN+ in the co-Main Event, WBC International super lightweight champion Ohara Davies defeated Nicholas Mwangi. In the Main Event, Flyweight Muhammad “Falcon” Waseem of Pakistan defeated Rober Barrera of Colombia, regained the WBC Silver Fly title.
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In the co-feature WBC Int’l champion Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies, 23-2 (16), #139 ¼, of Hackney, London, UK, defeated Nicholas “Nick” Mwangi, 10-4-1 (7), #138, of Kenya and Dubai, UAE, over ten rounds.
In the first round, Ohara used an effective long jab to control the round. In the second and third rounds, Mwangi continued being the aggressor in mixing it well with Ohara though walking back to the corner slowly after each round. From the fourth through the seventh rounds, Ohara lands jabs well but with right lands one and misses two with Mwangi holding his own.
In the eighth and ninth rounds still, only the jab of Ohara lands with Mwangi landed the final punch a right on the chin in the eighth. In the tenth and final round, the one-handed Ohara continued winning with the jab. Referee Salvatore Salva.
Scores were 99-91 by all.
In the Main Event Muhammad “Falcon” Waseem, 12-1 (8), #112, of Quetta, Pakistan, defeated Rober Barrera, 23-4 (13), #112, of Monteria, Colombia, regaining the WBC Silver title over 12 grueling rounds.
In the first three rounds, it was close with Waseem coming forward and Barrera switching back and forth from orthodox to southpaw. In the fourth round, with a minute remaining, Barrera stunned Waseem with a right on the chin. Near the end of the round, it was Waseem back in control.
In the sixth round, Waseem hurt Barrera with a body-left hook halfway through the round. In the eighth round, Waseem had Barrera hurt with body shots throughout the round. In the ninth round, Barrera had an exhausted Waseem holding on. In the tenth round, it was all Barrera who cut the left eyebrow of Waseem with a right and halfway through the round. Waseem barely got through the round.
In the eleventh round, Waseem recovered to take the round from Barrera, who was on the defense the entire round. In the twelfth and final round, both throwing punches, but with fatigue on both, they landed punches right up to the end.
Scores were 115-113, 115-114, and 117-111, with this writer 115-113.
Returning after two years now at Light Heavyweight, the former WBA World Super Middleweight champion Rocky Fielding, 29-2 (17), #174 ¼, of UK and Dubai, UAM, stopped Emmanuel “Kwahu Tyson” Danso, 32-7 (26), #169 ¾, of Accra, GH, after two rounds with Danso retiring, in a scheduled ten rounds.
In the first round’s final seconds, a left hook from Fielding on the chin rocked Danso. In the second round, Danso lost a point for a second warning for hitting behind the head. In the final minute, a Fielding left uppercut on the chin dropped Danso for a 9-count by referee Guadalupe Garcia. Danso refused to come out for the third round.
Cruiserweight and the former WBC Super Middleweight and WBA Light Heavyweight champion Badou Jack “The Ripper,” 25-3-3 (15), #199 ¼, of Stockholm, SW, and Dubai, stopped Samuel “Vanilla Gorilla” Crossed, 11-2-1 (7), #194, of Greenbelt MD, at 2:20 of the second round of a 10.
In the second round, a combination from Jack on the chin dropped Crossed for an 8-count. Jack followed up with a right on the chin for a second knockdown. A left on the chin from Jack and down went Crossed for the third and final time when the referee waved it off.
Super Lightweight Bader “The Master” Samreen, 4-0 (3), #138 ¼, of Amman, Jordan, stopped Digari Mahesh, 5-3-1 (1), #138 ¾, of Bangalore, India, at 2:59 of the first round after three knockdowns of a 6.
In the first round, a combination from Samreen on the chin of Mahesh and down he went up at 8. A lead right from Samreen on the chin and down went Mahesh for an eight count. A right from Samreen and down for a third time went Mahesh when the referee finally stopped it.
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