Boxing Results: Jay Harris Stopped by Hector Gabriel Flores in Wales!
By Ken Hissner: At the Vale Sports Arena, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Friday, Mark Prior Lee Eaton (MTK Global), over ESPN+ presented in the Main Event Jay Harris of Wales was stopped out by Hector “Rapidito” Gabriel Flores, Mexican-American in the sixth round for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Light Flyweight title.
In the Main Event, Jay Harris, 18-3 (9), #108, of Swansea, Wales, UK, knocked out by Hector “Rapidito” Gabriel Flores, 19-0-4 (10), #107 ¼, of Tijuana and Woodland, CA, at 1:32 of the sixth round of a scheduled 10, for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental Light Flyweight title.
In the first three rounds, it was all Harris outworking Flores. In the fourth round Flores came back well to take the round. In the fifth round Flores had Harris against the ropes with a good body attack.
In the sixth round, after a minute, a left hook to the body of Harris from Flores dropped Harris an 8-count. Flores was all over Harris landing a right on the chin dropping Harris again, causing the referee to call a halt.
Featherweight southpaw Jacob “Baby Jake” Robinson, 9-0 (2), #125 ½, of Cardiff, Wales, UK, defeated Angelo “The Italian Stallion” Dragone, 5-3 (0), #126, of Carmarthen, Wales, UK, over ten rounds, for the vacant Welsh Area title.
In the third round, a right hook from southpaw Robinson on the chin of Dragone hurt him. In the fifth round, Dragone got away with hitting behind the head without warning. Robinson used his shoulder in retaliation. In the sixth round, Robinson deducted a point for holding.
In the eighth round, Dragone cut over the right eye and the bridge of his nose. Robinson landed a left, followed by a right uppercut on the chin of Dragone and threw him down that the referee ruled a knockdown.
At the end of the round, the ring physician was brought in to check the cut eye of Dragone. In the tenth and final round, it was all Robinson with the guts of Dragone allowing him to get to the distance. Robinson hadn’t fought for nineteen months. Dragone came back after having his jaw broken in his previous fight.
The score by the referee was 99-94.
Southpaw Akeem “Riddy” Ennis-Brown, 15-1-1 (1), #140, of Gloucester, UK, defeated Daniel “El Problema” Alejandro Combi, 9-5 (1), #139 ½, of La Tablada, Buenos Aires, ARG, over ten rounds, for the vacant WBC International Super Lightweight title.
In the third round, both fighters were bleeding from the mouth. In the fifth round, Ennis-Brown suffered a cut over his right eyebrow. In the eighth and ninth rounds, Ennis-Brown scored with countering with combinations to the head of Combi. In the tenth and final round, Ennis Brown wrapped up the decision outworking Combi.
Scores were 98-92, 99-91, and 98-92, with this writer 98-92.
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