Last Night on Telemundo:
- Bantamweights: William Gonzalez (24-3, 20 KO) UD-12 Jesus Vazquez (19-4-1, 17 KO). Gonzalez is probably best known for his competitive 2008 loss to Joseph Agbeko, a somewhat forgotten fight as it was positioned as the co-feature to Adamek-Cunningham on Versus, and it was certainly overshadowed that night. Official scores were 119-108, 119-108 and 117-110.
- Featherweights: Edel Ruiz (34-22-4, 25 KO) TKO-4 Clarence Adams (44-7-4, 20 KO). Adams, 35, fought Kevin Kelley way back in 1995 and went to a draw, and that's probably his career highlight. Mostly he's feasted on weak competition and lost against decent fighters. Ruiz has losses on his record to -- take a breath -- Israel Vazquez, Joan Guzman, Paulie Ayala, Ricardo Castillo, Juan Manuel Lopez, Fernando Beltran Jr., Jason Litzau, Mario Santiago, Jhonny Gonzalez, and Robert Guerrero, among other, lesser-regarded fighters.
From the Friday Night Fights card in Cleveland:
- Featherweights: Gary Russell Jr. (8-0, 5 KO) KO-1 Jairo Delgado (3-5, 3 KO). First time Delgado's been stopped. Russell hasn't picked up much attention as an American featherweight prospect, but he does have talent.
We reported most of the results from Sky's card yesterday, but here are the other off-TV winners and losers:
- Welterweights: Matthew Hatton (38-4-2, 15 KO) TKO-5 Mikheil Khutsishvili (13-10-2, 4 KO). Not much of a win for Hatton, but he stays in shape and keeps busy. There's a lot of talk that Golden Boy is going to bring "Magic" Matty over to Las Vegas for the May 1 PPV, pitting him against their young new contender, 19-year-old Saul Alvarez. That fight would be on the Mosley-Mayweather PPV broadcast, exposing Alvarez to a big crowd, enticing the Mexican audience to buy the show, and probably serving as the opener. Or at least I hope if Matthew Hatton makes it onto a major PPV, it's in the opener.
- Welterweights: Craig Watson (16-3, 6 KO) TKO-4 Barrie Jones (16-5, 7 KO). You might remember Jones from the junior welterweight Prizefighter in December, losing a decent scrap to Young Mutley in the opening round. This was one of two fights (along with Gary Buckland-Sam Rukundo) that would have been much more welcome on the Sky broadcast than the Edwards-Shindjuu fight that did get shown in its slap-fighting entirety.
- Lightweights: Sergey Gulyakevich (28-2, 13 KO) RTD-2 Nikoloz Berkatashvili (15-5, 6 KO). Gulyakevich sparred with Lawton recently, hoping to prepare him for Kirakosyan, who Gulyakevich beat in 2007. Sergey gave up the European 130-pound belt to go after the interim WBC title last year, and dropped a majority decision to Humberto Gutierrez in Mexico. His two fights back have been at lightweight, and not against much by way of competition. The loss was Berkatashvili's fourth in his last five fights, and fifth in his last seven.
- Lightweights: Stephen Foster (26-2-1, 16 KO) PTS-6 Youssef Al Hamidi (6-25-2, 1 KO). Foster is still listed at 130 on BoxRec, despite the fact he hasn't fought at that weight in nearly three years, since losing to Alex Arthur. "You know. Frederic f***ing Chopin?"
- Featherweights: Scott Quigg (17-0, 11 KO) KO-1 Nikita Lukin (10-18-2, 3 KO). Took all of 57 seconds.
- Junior Middleweights: Lanardo Tyner (22-3, 13 KO) UD-8 Taronze Washington (13-12, 7 KO). Tyner probably won't ever be a major contender, but the guy can fight a little. He lost wide to Saul Alvarez in December, but lasted all 12 rounds and gave the kid some really good work. His other two losses came to Lamont Peterson (UD-10) and Mike Arnaoutis (UD-12). He was closest to beating Arnaoutis, but not all that close.
- Lightweights: Edner Cherry (26-6-2, 14 KO) TKO-1 Hevinson Herrera (14-5-1, 9 KO). Back to stomping mediocrities for Cherry, who was blown out last time most of us saw him, against Tim Bradley in 2008. Cherry has faced a lot of good and decent fighters, notably losing big to Bradley and Paulie Malignaggi, but he was competitive with Jose Armando Santa Cruz and Ricky Quiles in losses, and he's got wins over a very faded Stevie Johnston, Monty Meza Clay and two over Wes Ferguson, one of which came on the Mayweather-Hatton undercard. He's one of those guys who will always be around, but a major fight will probably require him to come in on short notice as an injury sub.