clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

PBC on NBCSN results: Jermell Charlo stops Joachim Alcine, Harrison beats McCalla

New, 12 comments

Jermell Charlo and Tony Harrison picked up wins tonight in Houston on PBC.

Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Jermell Charlo TKO-6 Joachim Alcine

As expected, this was easy work for unbeaten, 25-year-old Charlo (27-0, 12 KO), as he was too quick, too fresh, and really just too young for Alcine, 39, who hadn't fought in 17 months and hasn't notched a quality win since 2011. Alcine was there mentally, as he was trying with whatever he had left, but physically this fight was well beyond him. He's now 35-8-2 (21 KO) and further established as a professional opponent.

It was really the slow reflexes of Alcine that doomed him, as Charlo was able to pick him off pretty much at will, and when he threw in combination, Alcine just wasn't quick enough to react defensively. Alcine was ruled down early in round six, and then finished off less than a minute later. This is just a stay-busy win for Charlo, who is a legitimate contender and beat Vanes Martirosyan earlier this year, which was a much more significant victory.

Tony Harrison UD-10 Cecil McCalla

With both fighters looking to get back in the win column, it was Detroit's Harrison (22-1, 18 KO) who controlled the action, cutting a moderate but effective pace through eight one-sided rounds, before he was cracked in round nine and hurt by McCalla (20-3, 7 KO). McCalla tried to jump for the finish there, but Harrison got his legs back, held his ground, and ended the round throwing bombs. It was a callback to Harrison's last fight, where he led through eight rounds against Willie Nelson before getting stopped in the ninth.

In the tenth round, Harrison, 25, mostly played keepaway, and McCalla, 30, now a loser of three straight, failed to cut off the ring and find a useful range. He did catch Harrison again right before the bell with a clean right, but it was too little, too late. Those last two rounds were certainly dicey for Harrison, but he got the clear win and came back from his defeat pretty nicely. Scores were 98-92, 98-92, and 100-90, with BLH scoring the fight 98-92 for Harrison. Also worth noting that Harrison was in the holiday spirit. Here he is with Steve Cunningham, wearing the outfit he came to the ring in, and put back on for the announcement of the scores: