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Thabiso Mchunu beats Garrett Wilson on NBC

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Thabiso Mchunu and Karl Dargan won as expected today on NBC.

Boxing was back on network TV this afternoon, for those that noticed, and Thabiso Mchunu was victorious in the main event, winning his seventh straight fight with a routine decision over Garrett Wilson. Mchunu won on scores of 96-93, 98-91, and 99-90, with BLH scoring it 99-90 for Mchunu, who lost a point in the 10th round for excessive holding.

Mchunu (17-1, 11 KO) was able to box at a pretty easy pace, picking off the limited Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KO) with counter shots, as the always tough and entertaining Wilson kept coming forward, and was never able to establish any sort of rhythm for himself.

While Kenny Rice incessantly called Mchunu "the number two ranked cruiserweight in the world," owing to his computer scientific points standing at BoxRec.com, Mchunu may or may not have proven he's an actual world class fighter yet. He has the looks of one, and analyst BJ Flores did make the point that stylistically, he matches up nicely with the likes of walk 'em down guys like Marco Huck or Denis Lebedev, but those two guys are another level from Wilson, Olanrewaju Durodola, or a weak Eddie Chambers.

In the co-feature, Karl Dargan improved to 17-0 (9 KO) with a fifth round stoppage of Angino Perez (17-6, 15 KO). The 29-year-old lightweight prospect went down in round three, but came back nicely, dropping Perez twice in the fifth round.