Live Boxing Results Tonight: Foster vs. Nova

By Michael Collins - 02/16/2024 - Comments

WBC super featherweight champion O’Shaquie Foster (22-2, 12 KOs) defeated Abraham Nova (23-2, 16 KOs) by a disappointingly boring 12-round split decision on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Using a lot of grappling and a step back style, Foster edged a Nova, winning by the judges’ scores 115-112, 116-112 for Foster and 114-113 for Nova. In the 12th, Foster knocked an off-balance Nova down with a right hand. Nova got up, complaining and looking angry, but it didn’t matter. The knockdown was scored.

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Boxing 247 will give live updates and results of tonight’s action below.

Undefeated super featherweight Andres Cortes (21-0, 12 KOs) defeated Bryan Chevalier (20-2-1, 16 KOs) by a fourth-round stoppage in their co-feature bout. Cortes hurt the lanky 5’11” Chevalier in the fourth and bombarded him with punches, resulting in his corner having the fight stopped. The time of the stoppage was at the 2:17 mark.

Undefeated featherweight contender Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (11-0, 7 KOs) knocked out Bernard Torres (18-2, 8 KOs) in the fourth round with a hand-hand shot to the head. The time of the stoppage was at 2:59 in round four.

The southpaw Torres had given Carrington issues with his speed, counter punching and movement through the first three rounds. However, in the fourth, Carrington started sitting down on his shots more, and Torres tried to mix it up with him.

That was the wrong thing to do, as Carrington took advantage of it by dropping Torres with a right hand that he had never seen coming.

It was a good victory for Carrington. It would be interesting to see how Carrington does against opposition that can punch, as he’s not faced anyone with power during his career like Luis Lopez.

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2016 Olympian heavyweight prospect Guido Vianello (12-1-1, 10 KOs) slaughtered the hapless Moses Johnson (11-2-2, 8 KOs), stopping him in the first round after knocking him down five times. The time of the stoppage was at 2:59.

Most would argue that the referee should have halted the fight after the first knockdown in the round, considering Johnson was in bad shape, lying flat on his back.

When he got back to his feet, his legs looked gone, but he was allowed to continue. Vianello then dropped him a second time with another right hand.

From there, each knockdown was pretty much the same, with Vianello dropping Johnson with repeated right hands.

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Middleweight Isaah Flaherty (7-0, 3 KOs) beat Julien Baptiste (6-4, 3 KOs) by a messy, head clash-filled six-round unanimous decision. The scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54.

Junior lightweight prospect Ofacio Falcon (11-0, 6 KOs) outboxed Edward Ceballos (11-5-1, 6 KOs), winning by a six-round unanimous decision. The scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 60-54.

Unbeaten welterweight Delante ‘Tiger’ Johnson (12-0, 6 KOs) obliterated Paulo Galgino (13-8-2, 9 KOs) by a first-round knockout. Galgino was knocked down and then finished off by Tiger moments later with a series of hard shots to the head. The time of the stoppage was at 2:49.

Olympian middleweight Euri Cedeno (8-0-1, 7 KOs) beat an overmatched journeyman Antonio Todd (15-10, 9 KOs), winning a fifth-round TKO. The time of the stoppage was at 2:39 of the fifth.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Arnold Gonzalez (14-0, 6 KOs) was forced to battle hard to defeat Charles Stanford (7-5, 4 KOs) by a hard-fought six-round unanimous decision. Stanford surprisingly put up a good fight, battling hard and taking advantage of Gonzalez’s lack of punching power to make it a tough clash. The scores were  58-56, 59-55, and 59-55.

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