LIAM WALSH vs. GERVONTA DAVIS
Undefeated (17-0) Gervonta Davis defends his IBF title against the number one , undefeated (21-0) ranked IBF challenger Liam Walsh.
First round started very patient for both fighters , as they appeared to counter each other’s combinations. It lead into the second round , but Davis had the advantage due to his hand speed.
The very next round Davis was very much the aggressor , coming out looking to land power shots as he grew tired of attempting to counter Walsh. Regardless if he was more crisp and landed more in the previous rounds.
Davis began to land more combinations which led to setting up his power shots , thus knocking Walsh to the ground after a overhand left followed by a left hook.
Walsh made it back to his feet , but shortly after Davis pounced on him and continued the assault. That led to the stoppage of the fight by the ref via TKO at 2:11 in the 3rd round.
GARY RUSSELL vs. OSCAR ESCANDON
Oscar Escandon , the tough columbian coming in to this bout as a clear underdog against Gary Russell Jr. with a record of (28-1 17 KO) with the his only loss to Vasyl Lomachenko.
From the very beginning Escandon gameplan was to close the distance considering Russell had great combinations followed up by phenomenal speed.
By the third round Russell grew tired of Escandon gameplan and began to pummel Escandon with crucial combinations finishing with a right hook that dropped Escandon.
After a standing eight count , Russell attempted to finish Escandon with led to slip but was ruled as a knockdown instead.
The fourth round was a bit close , but Russell began to draw Escandon in utilizing his own gameplan against with deadly uppercuts not to mention his combinations.
Russell won every round on the unofficial scorecard by the seventh round. At 59 seconds Russell landed a great combination with final right hook which threw Escandon to the ropes that led to the stoppage by the Ref.
TERENCE CRAWFORD vs. FELIX DIAZ
Sought to be a great matchup regardless of both having the exact opposite styles , from the beginning both were testing each other out.
Diaz was attempting to work body to his advantage considering his power versus Crawford endless jab ability.
As the rounds went by theirs was a bit of taunting on Crawford side in attempt to throw Diaz off his gameplan since he failed to capitalize.
In the later rounds Diaz seemed to give up moving forward and played more of a defensive roll to avoid Crawford ever so popular jabs.
Crawford started to pick his shots to potentially finish the fight , after the tenth round ended the ref decided to stop the fight due to Diaz eye closing shut.
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