|Pittsburgh, PA (March 20, 2023) –Super Bantamweight contender Oleh Dovhun inched closer to a world title opportunity by making the second defense of the WBA NABA title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Juan Centeno in a fight that headlined a five-bout card at The Priory Grand Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The card was promoted by Integrity Fighter Management and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
Despite being cut on his left eyelid due to an accidental clash of head, Dovhun showed his class throughout the bout by boxing his way behind a consistent work-rate. Centeno hung in there, but Dovhun showed why he is a world-ranked contender and took the fight by scores of 100-90 on all cards.
Dovhun of Pittsburgh via Ukraine ups his perfect mark to 15-0. Centeno of Miami us 8-7-3.
Dovhun is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and managed by Integrity Fighter Management.
In the co-feature, Devaun Lee sent shockwaves by stopping previously undefeated hometown fighter Kiante Irving in round four of their six-round super middleweight bout.
Lee was able to withstand an early rush by Irving. Irving may have punched himself out as Lee started to take over in the second and third rounds. Lee started tagging Irving with flush shots until the bout was stopped at 2:03 of round four.
Lee of Queens, NY is 11-8-1 with six knockouts. Irving of Beaver Falls, PA falls to 11-1-1.
Joe Turk remained undefeated with a four-round unanimous decision over Isaiah Margheim in a heavyweight bout.
Turk of Pittsburgh is now 3-0-1. Margehim of Sandusky, Ohio is 1-3.
Jordan Zlacki took a four-round split decision over Eric Palmer in a welterweight battle.
Zlacki of Springdale, PA is now 3-5. Palmer of Uniontown, PA is 14-17-5.
The opening bout saw Devon Siegfried stop Matteo Gardner in a scheduled four-round fight featuring debuting cruiserweights.
In round three, Siegfried dropped Gardner with a right hook for the 10-count at 1:05.