Tonight’s Live Boxing Results: Foster vs. Nova

By Bob Smith - 02/16/2024 - Comments

WBC super featherweight champion O’Shaquie Foster (22-2, 12 KOs) retained his title with a dull 12-round split decision over challenger Abraham Nova (23-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Foster dropped Nova with a right hand in the twelfth round when he nailed him with a shot when his feet weren’t firmly planted on the canvas. The scores were 115-112, 116-111 for Foster, and 114-113.

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B24 will be giving live updates and results below of tonight’s fights:

Unbeaten super featherweight contender Andres Cortes (21-0, 12 KOs) stopped Bryan Chevalier (20-2-1, 16 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled ten-round fight. Chevalier’s corner had the fight stopped in the fourth round after their fighter was staggered by the 26-year-old Cortes.

The time of the stoppage was 2:17 in round four. Chevalier was close to being knocked out late in the third round when Cortes trapped him against the ropes and bombarded him with shots that had his legs looking rubbery.

Featherweight contender Bruce Carrington (11-0, 7 KOs) knocked out southpaw Bernard Torres (18-2, 8 KOs) in the fourth round in a highlight reel KO.

The 26-year-old Carrington landed a big right hand to the head of the Philippines-born Torres that knocked him down face first in the fourth.

The contest was then halted. Up until the knockdown, the lanky Carrington didn’t look all that great against the little-known second-tier fighter. Despite having the size and power advantage, Carrington was getting hit a lot and dominating the way you would think against a fighter not ranked and with so many disadvantages.

In the fourth, Carrington started landing more, bloodying Torres’ nose and getting the crowd into it. The crowd noise seemed to motivate Torres to push harder than he should have under the circumstances. When Torres came in close, Carrington took advantage of his recklessness to nail him with a big right hand to the head that put him down face first.

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Heavyweight prospect Guido Vianello (12-1-1, 10 KOs) massacred Moses Johnson (11-2-2, 8 KOs), knocking him out in the first round; Johnson was down five times in the contest before the referee finally pulled the plug at 2:59 of the round.

With this level of opponent, the 2016 Olympian Vianello looked good, bouncing back from a seventh-round knockout in his previous fight against Johnnie Rice.

Undefeated middleweight Isaah Flaherty (7-0, 3 KOs) defeated Julien Baptiste (6-4, 3 KOs) by a six-round unanimous decision.

It was a fight that filled head clashes, but Flaherty got the better of the action in a sloppy fight, winning by the scores 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54.

Flaherty was cut on the forehead in round one from the clash of heads. Baptiste had swelling on the left side of his face from a head clash in the same round.

Junior lightweight prospect Ofacio Falcon (11-0, 6 KOs) defeated Edward Ceballos (11-5-1, 6 KOs) by a one-sided, six-round unanimous decision. The judges’ scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54.

Undefeated light welterweight Delante ‘Tiger’ Johnson (12-0, 6 KOs) crushed an overmatched Paulo Galdino (13-8-2, 9 KOs), stopping him in round one of a scheduled eight-round contest.

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The 2020 U.S Olympian Tiger knocked Galgino down and then finished him off moments later with a storm of punches. The referee halted the contest at 2:49 of round one.

Undefeated middleweight prospect Euri Cedeno (8-0-1, 7 KOs) destroyed veteran Antonio Todd (15-10, 9 KOs) by a fifth-round stoppage. It was a one-sided affair, with the 2020 Olympian Cedeno pummeling Todd throughout the contest. Finally, the end came in the fifth, with the referee stepping in to halt the fight at 2:39 of the round.

Welterweight Arnold Gonzalez (14-0, 6 KOs) had a tougher time than expected, defeating Charles Stanford (7-5, 4 KOs) by a six-round unanimous decision. The judges scored it 58-56, 59-55, and 59-55.