This past Saturday night, three members of the Split-T Management stable all gained stoppage victories on three cards around the United States.
In Las Vegas, featherweight Haven Brady Jr. stopped Michael Land after round two of their scheduled four-round featherweight bout.
Brady beat up and battered for six-minutes until Land and his corner had enough, and the 18-year old native of Albany, Georgia raised his mark to 2-0 with both wins coming by knockout.
The fight was streamed live on ESPN+. Brady is promoted by Top Rank.
Heralded amateur David Navarro also is now 2-0 with two knockouts as he took out Jason Vera in the opening round of their featherweight bout at The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Navarro dropped Vera with a wicked overhand right. Navarro followed that up with a vicious combination and the fight was stopped at 2:02.
Navarro, 21 years old of Los Angeles is under the guidance of Tim VanNewhouse, and the fight had highlights shown on the Showtime Boxing Special Edition broadcast.
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In Miami, middleweight Andreas Katzourakis stopped Brandon Baue in round three of their scheduled six-round middleweight bout at the Airport Hilton.
In round one, Katzourakis dropped Baue with a hard jab. Katzourakis dropped Baue again in the opening round with two hard body shots. In round three, Katzourakis dropped Baue with a hard body shot. It was one more left to the body that put Baue down for a 4th time, and the fight was stopped at 1:41.
Katzouraks of Athens, Greece is 6-0 with five knockouts.
Santiago Dominguez improves to 24-0
The final RJJ Boxing event of 2020 was held last night, presented by Roy Jones, Jr. Boxing Promotions and De La O Promotions, at Marinaterra Hotel & Spa Event Center in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 13 rated welterweight Santiago “Somer” Dominguez (24-0, 18 KOs), improved to 24-0 (18 KOs) with a hard fought 10-round split decision victory over a tough Ricardo “Riky” Lara (22-9, 10 KOs) in the main event.
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The 29-year-old Santiago, Mexico’s No. 1 rated welterweight, was extended the full distance for only the sixth time during his pro career. The reigning North American Boxing Federation (NABF) champion fought four times in 2020, including three during the pandemic.
In the co-featured event, Luis “Koreano” Torres (10-0, 7 KOs) destroyed Juan Marcos “Mudo” Rodriguez Ortiz (9-3, 7 KOs), brutally knocking him out in the third round. Torres holds the WBC Youth Silver lightweight title.
Three Cuban prospects living in Guatemala all remained undefeated with impressive performances: heavyweight Geovany “La Bestia” Bruzon (5-0, 5 KOs) starched Hugo “Tremendo” Lomeli (21-16-1, 15 KOs) midway through the opening round, super welterweight Yoelvis “La Joya” Gomez (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped David “El Nene” Rangel (13-8, 9 KOs) in round three, and featherweight Jailer Lopez (4-0, 2 KOs) defeated previously undefeated Armando Ramirez (3-1) by way of a unanimous 4-round decision.
Complete results below:
MAIN EVENT – WELTERWEIGHTS
Santiago Dominguez (24-0, 18 KOs), Obregón, Sonora, México
WDEC10 (96-95, 96-95, 94-96)
Ricardo Lara (22-8, 10 KOs), El Grullo, Jalisco, México
CO-FEATURE – LIGHTWEIGHTS
Luis Torres (10-0, 7 KOs), Obregón, Sonora, México
Juan Marcos Rodriguez Ortiz (9-3, 7 KOs), Culiacán, Sinaloa, México
Geovany Bruzon (5-0, 5 KOs), Holguin, Cuba by way of Guatemala
Hugo Lomeli (21-16-1, 15 KOs), Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Yoelvis Gomez (3-0, 2 KOs), Havana, Cuba by way of Guatemala
David Rangel (13-8, 9 KOs), El Marques, Querétaro, Chiapas, México
Jailer Lopez (4-0, 2 KOs), Cienfuegos, Cuba by way of Guatemala
WDEC4 (39-36, 39-36, 38-37)
Armando Ramírez (3-1, 0 KOs), El Grullo, Jalisco, México
Mayala Defeats Lando In WBF Title-Defense
Postponed from its original date of November 27, World Boxing Federation (WBF) All Africa Welterweight Champion Antonio Mayala successfully defended his title on Friday night, December 11, defeating fellow South Africa-based Angolan Henriques Lando in Cape Town.
In a very entertaining fight at the Vibrant Sports Studio, with action almost non-stop, Mayala was a little bit sharper and more active, as he landed the cleaner punches and won most rounds, despite all being highly competitive.
After ten rounds of boxing there was no doubt that Mayala was the winner, with judges Elroy Marshall, Fred Van der Ross and Simphiwe Gceba all scoring the fight in his favour: 98-91, 99-90 and 97-92. Referee was Clifford Mbelu, and WBF Supervisor Mickey Klass.
Mayala improved his professional record to 13-3-1 (6), while Lando drops to 7-2 (6). The fight was promoted by Brice Boxing Promotions, headed by Jackie Brice.