Jamie Kavanagh (seen here last December) was a winner tonight in Houston on the Morales vs Garcia undercard. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jermell and Jermall Charlo were both victorious tonight in Houston on the Morales vs Garcia undercard, as were Jamie Kavanagh and Lanard Lane. Here's a quick rundown of what's already gone down. Don't forget we've got live coverage of Morales vs Garcia and Kirkland vs Molina starting at 10 p.m. EDT.
Jermell Charlo KO-3 Chris Chatman
A very nice performance from Charlo, who controlled things from distance before blowing Chatman up with a right hand in the third round. Jermell (17-0, 8 KO) is the better of the twin brothers from Houston, or at least so it's believed right now, but they're 21 years old and relatively untested, so I guess that could change in time. Chatman (10-2-1, 5 KO) was no pushover for Demetrius Andrade in 2009 and can fight a little bit. This was a good win in a well-matched fight.
Jermall Charlo TKO-5 Sean Ryan Wilson
Reported as more of a beatdown than a competitive contest, the "other" Charlo improves to 9-0 (5 KO). Wilson falls to 7-4 (2 KO).
Lanard Lane TKO-8 Milton Ramos
Lane (13-1, 8 KO) is another Houston fighter, born in Philly, and a member of the Houston Fire Department. The last time he was in the ring was in 2010 against Mike Dallas Jr in a meeting of unbeaten prospects, which Dallas won by decision. Ramos is now 7-3-2 (0 KO) and loses his five-fight win streak.
Jamie Kavanagh TKO-5 Cesar Cisneros
Cisneros went down in the first round on a flash knockdown and was eventually stopped, but Kavanagh was bloodied as usual. Being part of the Wild Card and getting on TV a few times during "24/7" or the like, Kavanagh (9-0-1, 4 KO) has become more famous than his upside or talent really deserve. He's a gritty fighter and fun to watch, but anyone expecting him to graduate to title contention someday will probably be let down well before he gets there.