Boxing is one of the class sports in this century. it depicts the strength of a person. Devin Haney retained his WBC lightweight title by eliminating Alfredo Santiago in 12 rounds, winning 120-107 on all three cards – but the young talent was not able to make the statement he wanted at KSI-Logan Paul co-starred at Staples Center on Saturday.
Haney did not have Santiago’s most willing dance partner, who was not announced, who was difficult and awkward at first, then switched to survival mode at the end of the fight.KSI versus Logan Paul 2.
“He was very smart, I went and I was able to adapt,” Haney said. “I had this opponent with a week’s notice, I’m a real champion and I can do it all, that’s the whole experience, and it all comes with the fighting game. , next.”
Punch Statistics Punch Sauve Haney Santiago Total Landed 14469 Total Raised 444474 Percent 32% 15% Landed Jabs 459 Jabs Raised 193166 Percent23% 5% Landed Power 9960 Raised Power 251308 Percent39% 20% – CompuBox Compound
Haney (24-0, 15 KOs) was able to send Santiago (12-1, 4 KOs) in the fifth round, but aside from this exceptional moment, Haney could never easily navigate the height and length of Santiago, who was able to keep Haney at bay with his reach and then tie him as Haney entered.
“I feel good,” Haney said after the fight. “In one of the heats, I broke my right shoulder, I’m a real champion and I always won every round.
“I do not really know which round, but we were on the ropes, I launched a right and an excessive extension, and as I said, I’m a real champion, I’m fighting hard. next.”
The talented 20-year-old Haney is considered a boxing prodigy, but he learned from Santiago that not all his victories would come easily or become obvious, as when he had punched Zaur Abdullaev in four. rounds. in September.
But if Haney did not score a new stop, he now has his first title defense to his credit.
“By 2020, I want all the best players,” Haney said. “I want to unify.” [Vasiliy] Lomachenko and I can do it, I can see what Lomachenko is doing.
“I think it’s a big fight [against Ryan Garcia] boxing fans would like to see this fight, and I hope we can do it in 2020 or 2021. I’m ready to do it as soon as possible.”
Saunders stops CoceresBilly Joe Saunders defended his WBO super middleweight title with a Marcelo Caceres knockout in the 11th round. Ed Mulholland / Matchroom Boxing USA
Billy Joe Saunders retained his WBO super middleweight title by stopping a match from Marcelo Esteban Caceres on the 11th day of their 12-round bout.
Punch statistics Punch Saunders Caceres Total landed 11099 Total thrown 369570 Percent 30% 17% Jabs landed 468 Jabs thrown 227205 Percent 20% 4% Landed power 6491 Power thrown 142365 Percent 45% 25% – CompuBox compound.
Entering the fight, Saunders said he had no problem being part of the undercard of KSI-Logan Paul. He felt that his US debut at this event would give him a valuable opportunity to enter a new market. But we do not know how much he was loved by the crowd after a good performance, but not impressive.
Most of the fight was devoid of sustained action and Saunders (28-0, 14 KO) was doing well thanks to his superior boxing skills thanks to his southern paw position. Coceres (28-1-1, 15 KO’s) tried, but he had trouble landing on Saunders, who turned out to be an elusive target for most of the night. Although Saunders was effective, it was hardly exciting, and by the 10th round, the crowd, which was largely under control during this fight, began to boo.
In the end, a series of punches sent Coceres to the carpet in the 11th round, pulling the crowd out of his sleep. Coceres got up but a few moments later he was hit by a straight uppercut that made him crash a second time on the canvas. He gets up cheerfully but falls a third time and while Coceres tries to get up, referee Ray Corona decides he has seen enough and cancels the fight at 1 minute, 59 seconds of the round.
“There is no excuse – the performance was not worthy of Canelo Alvarez or Daniel Jacobs,” said Saunders. “I knew in my head that I had to get him out of here, my timing was bad, my whole movement was off, I wanted to impress the crowd, I hope you enjoyed the knockout, all I could do tonight. ”
However, Saunders had a message for the middleweight champion.
“Canelo, if you want to become a champion of the four weights, take me now because it’s time to make it happen,” Saunders said. “I want Canelo, I respect you, you have done great things for the sport.”
Brueckner makes his debut, offers his girlfriendJosh Brueckner, left, wins his professional boxing debut then is offered to his girlfriend Katie Betzing. Ed Mulholland / Matchroom Boxing USA
Josh Brueckner, a YouTuber personality and social media – played brilliantly on this combat card – unleashed a four-round white game on Tyler Smith in a light heavyweight battle. Both fighters made their professional debut in boxing. KSI versus Logan Paul 2.
There was not much sustained action, but Brueckner controlled every turn. After the fight, Brueckner got down on one knee and offered his longtime girlfriend and YouTube sensation, Katie Betzing. She said yes.
Pacheco scores another KODiego Pacheco, right, crushed Aaron Casper in a fourth-round victory. Ed Mulholland / Matchroom Boxing USA
Diego Pacheco (7-0, 6 KOs) stopped Aaron Casper (5-4, 4 KOs) in the fourth round to score his sixth knockout in seven professional fights.
Pacheco, 18, is a prospect to watch. He naturally has heavy hands and a full offensive arsenal highlighted by a long right cross. He scored Casper’s shot in the second round with a right hand, then twice in the fourth as he continued to hit Casper with the right. After a series of punches, referee Rudy Barragan stopped the fight at 2:49 of the fourth quarter.
The junior featherweight competitor Ronny Rios, right, stopped Hugo Berrio in the fourth round. Ed Mulholland / Matchroom Boxing USA
Ronny Rios (32-3, 16 KO) made another effort by eliminating Hugo Berrio (28-8-1, 18 KO) in the fourth round of their 12-round program. Rios dominated from the start, hitting Berrio hard and connecting with left hooks to the body and straight hands to the head. Berrio was never comfortable against the assault on Rios, who put him back with a hot right hand at 2:56 of the fourth.
Rios, who beat the summer this undefeated summer, Diego De La Hoya, is back in the junior featherweight title.
Mati sops Peterson on lap 2The prospect for middleweights Reshat Mati, left, celebrates his victory over Cody Peterson. Ed Mulholland / Matchroom Boxing USA
Junior middleweight Reshat Mati (5-0, 3 KO) remained undefeated with a second-round stoppage of Cody Peterson (1-6). Mati injured Peterson and ensnared with a series of punches in the middle of the field, forcing referee Ivan Guillermo to cancel the flight at 1:42.
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