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Kaboom! Marrero KOs 29-0 Lara in 43 Seconds. Jennings, Miller, and Dogboe All Win

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By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Friday, April 27, 2018, and Saturday, April 28, 2018, Major Fight Results

Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Isaac Dogboe TKO 11 Jesse Magdaleno, Super Bantamweights (1:38)

In a battle of unbeaten WBO world super bantamweight champions, Ghana’s 19-0 Dogboe retains World Boxing Organization World Super Bantamweight title over Magdaleno, who previously relinquished the WBO World Super Bantamweight belt a year earlier. Dogboe down in first round, 25-0 Magdaleno down in the fifth round, and twice in the eleventh round.

Bryant Jennings Win 10 Joey Dawejko, Heavyweights

An interesting bout for two rounds as the fighters let loose their punches on the inside. From the third round on, Jennings used superior reach and consistent jab to win the bout.
The shorter Dawejko went for broke in the tenth and final round, so Jennings countered.

Jesse Hart TKO 7 Desmond Nicholson, Super middleweights (2:26)

24-1 Hart wins the vacant North American Boxing Federation Super Middleweight title. Nicholson down twice in round 3, and in round 7.

Carlos Mohammed Rodriguez Gamez Split Draw 8 Kent Cruz, Welterweights

Mexican Surprise! San Luis Potosi fighter Rodriguez draws with 14-0 Cruz.

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Daniel Jacobs Win 12 Maciej Sulecki, Middleweights

Former WBA World Middleweight champion Jacobs had 26-0 Sulecki down in first round.

Jarrell Miller Win 12 Johann Duhaupas, Heavyweights
20-0-1 ‘Big Baby’ Miller weighed 304 pounds, most in his career, Duhaupas was 60 pounds less.

Angel Sarinana Win 6 Dimash Niyazov, Super Lightweights

Durango, Mexico’s Sarinana pulls the upset, knocked down 13-0-3 Niyazov twice to win.

Katie Taylor Win 10 Victoria Noelia Bustos, Lightweights

WBA Female Lightweight champion 9-0 Irish female boxer Taylor retains the title, also wins the IBF title held by Bustos in this female titular unification match. Two-minute rounds.

Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas

Former WBA and IBO World Featherweight champion Claudio Marrero, 23-2 with 17 knockouts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, won a brief one round battle of southpaws. In a bout reminiscent of Juan Kid Meza versus Jaime Garza many years ago,
29-0-2 Guadalajara, Mexican super featherweight Jorge Lara got nailed on the chin swinging inside as the aggressor and got counted out at 0:33 of the first. Lara, used to bullying his opponents early, neglected to consider he was fighting another southpaw and threw caution to the wind, swing on the inside without defense. It was not a smart game plan. Lara rolled around on the floor after going down, unable to regain his footing or equilibrium. Without ego, the bout over, Marrero picked up a confused and dazed Lara from the floor and put him on a stool, with serious considerations for his opponent’s safety.

Claudio Marrero KO 1 Jorge Lara, Super Featherweights (0:33)

Josesito Lopez Win 10 Miguel Cruz, Welterweights

36-7 Lopez wins every round over 17-0 Cruz, who lost two points for low blows.

Anthony Dirrell Win 10 Abraham Han, Super Middleweights

Ex-WBC World Super Middleweight champion Dirrell knocked Han down in round one.
One judge had it a complete shutout for Dirrell at 100-89, other two judges 99-93, 99-93.
Han went the distance, that’s it. Anthony is back in the hunt for a 154-pound title shot.

KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Francisco Santana Win Majority Decision 10 Felix Diaz, Welterweights

California’s Chia Santana scores upset over Cuban Olympian Diaz. One judge had 98-92.

Brad Solomon Win Split Decision 10 Paddy Gallagher, Welterweights

Solomon comes off the canvas in the first round, comes back to win in split decision thriller.

Skowhegan Community Center, Skowhegan, Maine

Casey Kramlich Win 6 Dennis Sharpe, Super Welterweights

It’s funny! 9-1-1 Maine super welterweight cannot get rid of known 17-25-4 New Jersey middleweight punching bag Sharpe, who returns in 2018 for yet another payday.

Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California

Giovanni Santillan KO 2 Alejandro Barboza, Welterweights

24-0 Santillan retains WBO NABO Welterweight title, knocked out Barboza with a body shot. Barboza showed up overweight, WBO NABO title at stake for Santillan only.




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Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent
Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial ringside coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at