Boxing Results: Jake Paul KOs Bourland – Serrano-Meinke Cancelled!

By Ken Hissner - 03/02/2024 - Comments

WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO World Featherweight Champion Amanda Serrano suffered an eye injury 36 hours before her fight defending against IBF Inter-Continental Featherweight Champion Nina Meinke. In the new main event, Jake Paul scored a first-round stoppage over Ryan Bourland.

Cruiser Jake “The Problem Child” Paul, 9-1 (6), #199.8 of Cleveland, OH, stopped Ryan Bourland, 17-3 (6), #197.4, of Dickinson, No. Dakota, at 2:37 of the first round if a scheduled 10 rounds.

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In the first rounds final minute Paul rocked Bourland with a right uppercut followed by a left to the chin. Seconds later he followed with a flurry of punches dropping Bourland to his knees as Referee Luis Pabon called off the mismatch.

WBO World Light Fly champ southpaw Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez, 28-3-1 (14), #108, of Caguas, PR, defeated in a close fight over WBO interim Light Fly champ Rene “Chulo” Santiago, 12-4 (9), #107, of Homacao, PR, over 12 rounds.

In the first two rounds Gonzalez controlled though Santiago landed the final punch of the second round a right on the chin. In the third round Santiago did too much holding losing the round.

In the fourth and fifth rounds Santiago came back well with a good body attack. In the sixth round Gonzalez came back to take the round outworking Santiago.

In the seventh and eighth rounds Santiago had the edge in a good round. In the ninth rounds final seconds Santiago hurt Gonzalez with a body shot. In the tenth round it was close with Gonzalez having an edge.

In the eleventh round of another close one with Gonzalez out working Santiago. In the twelfth and final round Santiago did too much holding in what could have been a crucial round, giving it to Gonzalez.

Scores 116-112, 117-111 and 115-113 as did KH.

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Super Feather Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz, 28-4 (18), #129.6, of Barranquitas, PR, stopped Headley Scott, 18-2 (12), #130, of Jonesboro, GA, at 1:48 of the second round of a scheduled 10 rounds, for the WBA Continental Super Feather title.

In the first round it was all the awkward 37 year-old Scott looking every bit his age outworking two-time world title challenger Diaz who was returning after almost two years.

In the second round Diaz landed a left hook to the chin as Scott was stepping back dropping him for an 8-count from Referee Luis Pabon. Seconds later Diaz landed a looping left hook from Diaz on the chin dropped Scott on his back. As he was getting up referee Pabon waved it off while Scott protested the stoppage.

Welter 20 year-old Elijah Flores, 8-0 (3), #149, of Redlands, CA, Bronx, NY, stopped Alejandro Munera, 8-9-4 (7), #148.6, of Medellin, COL, at 2:49 of the fourth round of a scheduled 6 rounds.

In the second round Flores used a jab to the body and a counter right. At the end of the round Flores rocked Munera with a right to the chin. In the third rounds midway point Flores landed a left hook to the body dropping Munera for an 8-count from Referee Robert Ramirez. Munera came fighting back upon rising but was outgunned by Flores.

In the fourth round Munera came back doing well until a 3-punch combination on the chin from Flores with the final one close to Munera on the canvas for an 8-count from referee Ramirez. In the final half minute Flores landed a left on the belt line and down went Munera for the third time when referee Ramirez waved it off.

Super Fly Krystal Rosado, 3-0 (1), #115, of Carolina, PR, won a close majority decision over Gloria Munguilla, 5-1 (0), #114 ½, of L.A., CA, over 4 action rounds.

In the first two rounds Rosado had an edge. In the third round the taller Rosado was outworked by Munguilla. In the fourth and final round both had their moments but Munguilla seemed to have an edge in a slug out of a round.

Referee Jose H. Rivera. Scores 40-36 twice, 38-38 as did KH.

Feather 17 year-old southpaw Javon “Wanna” Walton, 1-0-1 (1), #130, of Atlanta, GA, ended in a majority draw with Joshua Torres, 0-1-2 (0), #130, of Simi Valley, CA, over 4 rounds.

In the first two rounds the southpaw Walton had an edge over ever coming forward Torres. In the third round Walton gave Torres a boxing lesson. In the fourth and final round Torres urged by his corner to start fighting came out strong for a minute then again walking around with his hands to his side throwing occasion rights as Walton took the round except for one left to the head from Torres.

Referee Robert Ramirez. Scores 38-38 twice, 39-37 Walton as did KH.

Super Light Omar Pacheco, 0-0-1 (0), #140, of Carolina, PR, ended in a disputed majority draw with southpaw Christopher Ortiz, 0-0-1 (0), #139 ½, of Las Piedras, PR, 4 rounds. Pacheco looked like the winner with the knockdown and taking the final three rounds.

In the first round it was all Ortiz an Army reserve. Both trained out of the same gym knowing each other well. In the second rounds halfway point Pacheco dropped Ortiz with a left on the chin for an 8-count from Referee Jose H. Rivera. In the final minute Pacheco cut the right eyebrow of Ortiz. It was some change from the previous round for Pacheco.

In the third round Pacheco had Ortiz out on his feet in the final seconds. In the fourth and final round Pacheco out landed and outworked Ortiz who was just trying to get through the round.

Scores were 39-37, 38-38 twice. 39-36 Pacheco per KH.

Ring Announcer Lupe Contreras

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