Boxing Results April 21Written by Leroy Cleveland
Boxing results: Saturday, April 21, 2018
It was a busy day in boxing.
Adrien Broner, Amir Khan, Jessie Vargas, Jermall Charlo, Gervonta Davis, Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire... Boxing tonight sizzled in what might have been one of the sport's biggest days of the year.
Jermall Charlo KO 2 Hugo Centeno
WBC interim middleweight title
Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) knocked out Hugo Centeno with a nasty combination punctuated with a left hook to win the WBC interim middleweight title.
Gervonta David KO 3 Jesus Cuellar
WBA "regular" junior lightweight title
Rising unbeaten super featherweight Gervonta Davis improved to 20-0, 19 KOs with an awesome display of skills, speed and power.
Fabian Maidana TKO 3 Justin Savi
The younger brother of Marcos Maidana improved to 15-0, 11 KOs, defeating Justin Savi (31-16-2, 21 KOs).
Mateusz Masternak TKO 7 Youri Kalenga
Carl Frampton UD 12 Nonito Donaire
WBO interim featherweght title
Frampton improves to 25-1, 14 KO while Nonito Donaire drops to 38-4, 24 KOs. Despite being outboxed, Donaire had his moments and rocked his foe with uppercuts late in the fight. Frampton won on all cards 117-111.
Adrien Broner Draw 12 Jessie Vargas
Welterweights (144 lb Catchweight)"
Fireworks erupted in Brooklyn tonight in was the 'Tale of Two Fights.'
Jessie Vargas came out blazing, seemingly gunning for a stoppage but wasn't able to get AB in trouble. Vargas did, however, win at least 4 or 5 of the first 6 rounds and took a wide lead into the second half of the fight. However, Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KO) would fade as Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24 KO) asserted himself well in the back half, winnng at least 4 or 5 of the last 6 rounds.
In the end, the scores were 115-113 Broner and 114-114 twice in a very entertaining, hard fought battle with a fair result.
And in today's first high-profile bout, Amir Kkan stepped into the ring for the first time in nearly 2 years breathing fire.
Amir Khan TKO 1 Phil Lo Greco
Khan (32-4, 20 KOs) needed only 39 seconds to dispatch Phil Lo Greco (28-4, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.Lo Greco, who was floored within the first 13 seconds, tasted the canvas again moments later compliments on a thunderous Khan combination, prompting the referee to halt the action.
“I’m going to give the U.K fans the biggest fights possible," said the Pakistani-born Brit.
"I want to become a world champion again, I’m a 147lb fighter.”
Khan vs Lo Greco boxing results video
Adamek KO 7 Joey Abell
He's not finished yet. 41-year-old heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (53-5, 30 KOs) stopped journeyman Joey Abell (34-10, 32 KOs) at the Hala Sportowa in Czestochowa, Poland.
Adamek, a former world cruiserweight champion, is like a modern-day Oliver McCall. Like the fictional Jason Voorhees, he just won't go away. He gets punched and punched and loses on occasion yet always seems to come back to life just when you think he's done for good.
Adamek vs Abell video