Live Boxing Results Tonight: Tszyu vs. Fundora

By Michael Collins - 03/31/2024 - Comments

In a huge shock, challenger Sebastian Fundora (21-1-1, 13 KOs) beat the previously unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu (24-1, 17 KOs), winning a 12-round unanimous decision in winning his belt and the vacant WBC strap on Saturday night in their headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scores:

  • 116-112: Tszyu
  • 116-112: Fundora
  • 115-113: Fundora

Undercard results:

Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz (26-2-1, 18 KOs) destroyed WBA light welterweight champion Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero (15-2, 13 KOs), decimating him in an eighth round knockout in a total domination. Cruz was hammering a hurt Rolly at will with shots, forcing the referee to step in and stop the contest.

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The 40-year-old Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (30-3-3, 17 KOs) looked like he’d visited the Fountain of Youth, destroying challenger Michael Zerafa (31-5, 19 KOs) by a second round TKO in a successful defense of his WBA middleweight title.

The powerful Cuban southpaw Lara caught #1 WBA Zerafa by surprise with a hard left hand in the second round to put him down on the canvas.

Zerafa looked out of it after he climbed off the canvas, drunkenly falling into the ropes, making it necessary for the referee to waive it off. The time of the stoppage was at 2:59 in round two. The interesting thing about this fight is Lara was coming off of a two-year layoff, but it didn’t matter. His power and skills were too much for the Aussie Zerafa.

WBC flyweight champion Julio César “El Rey” Martínez (21-3, 15 KOs) retained his title with a 12 round majority decision over a game previously unbeaten  Angelino Cordova (18-1-1, 12 KOs.

The heavy-handed 29-year-old Martinez knocked Cordova down twice in the third and had him looking close to being stopped after connecting with two left power jabs.

Cordova came strong in the second half of the fight to land some nice punches, but he’d given away too many rounds to make up the difference. In the 12th, Martinez fought hard, finishing strong with a good round. The scores were 113-113, 114-112, and 114-112.

In an action-packed fight in the prelim card, Serhii Bohachuk (24-1, 23 KOs) defeated a very tough Brian Mendoza (22-4, 16 KOs) by a twelve-round unanimous decision to win the interim WBC junior middleweight title.

Bohachuk hit Mendoza with everything but the kitchen sink with hard shots the entire fight, but he took the punishment and kept coming.

In the 11th and 12th, Mendoza fought hard, landing a lot of nice shots and getting the better of the action. However, he’d given away too many of the early rounds for him to pull out the victory.  The judges’ scores were 118-110, 117-111, and 117-111.