Tonight at 9:00 pm EST on FOX Sports 1, Premier Boxing Champions is back with its Tuesday night series, featuring super bantamweights Juan Dominguez and Yenifel Vicente in the main event.
Dominguez (19-0, 13 KO) is a 29-year-old Dominican fighter now residing in Brooklyn, and is looking to get into serious contention. Tonight's bout will be just the second he's had scheduled for 10 rounds, as he faces fellow Dominican Vicente (27-3-2, 19 KO), also 29 and now living in Miami.
In the co-feature, cruiserweight prospect Keith Tapia (16-0, 11 KO) will face veteran banger Garrett Wilson (16-9-1, 9 KO). Tapia, 25, is a Puerto Rican and this will be his first 10-round bout. Wilson, 33, is nicknamed "The Ultimate Warrior," and has fought from super middleweight to heavyweight in his career. He's won his last three fights following four straight losses to Alexander Alekseev, Vyacheslav Glazkov, Thabiso Mchunu, and Vyacheslav Shabranskyy.
Patrick L. Stumberg will have the round by round call tonight. Join us!
Yenifel Vicente def. Juan Dominguez by KO at 0:20 of Round Three
Immanuwel Aleem def. Carlos Galvan by unanimous decision (78-74 77-75 x2)
Keith Tapia def. Garrett Wilson by unanimous decision (97-93, 99-91 x2)
Juan Dominguez vs. Yenifel Vicente
Round one: Vicente on the advance early, winging huge hooks. He might have Dominguez rattled, forcing him back with those haymakers. Clinch. One minute in. Donimguez whacks him with a left hook, then gets warned for a low blow. Dominguez exchanging with him, landing some clean crosses. Counter right by Vicente. Hard left hook near the top of the head, then a counter right by Vicence. Dominguez leaps in with a left hook. One minute in. Dominguez cracks him with an uppercut and short hooks. Hard right by Dominguez. Vicente lands a couple of his own and Dominguez goes to work with combinations. Fun start. 10-9 Vicente.
Round two: Dominguez firing off his jab as Vicente presses forward. Check hook by Dominguez. Combination lands for him, then a laed hook. Vicente to the body. One minute in. Hard left hook from Vicente and an overhand right, both of which snap Dominguez's head back impressively. Dominguez with a pair of hard shots in response before they clinch. Dominguez goes low with a left hook and Vicente is feeling it. They get back to action and slug it out in the center. Dominguez with another low blow and this time he loses a point. They keep on swinging away on the restard. Vicente stumbles into the clinch. Clinch. They exchange some body blows, clinch, and Vicente lands a hook at the bell. 10-8, 20-17 Vicente.
Round three: Vicente digs a right to the body, then a MASSIVE overhand right that knocks Dominguez out cold. That's a contender for knockout of the year right there.
Final result: Vicente def. Dominguez by KO
Immanuel Aleem vs. Carlos Galvan
Round one: Aleem sticking out his jab early, going high and low with it. 1-3 lands. Galvan whiffs on the counter. They exchange in the center, both men landing heavy blows. Aleem to the body. One minute in. More jabs from Aleem, then a right to the body. Hard body shots and a left up top. Galvan with a left hook. Aleem whiffs on a looping right and clinches. Left hook from Galvan. One minute to go. Aleem reverses him into the corner, but eats some heavy shots from the Colombian. Galvan forcing him back with power punches. Counter hook by Galvan as Aleem tries to open up. 2-1 by Galvan, then some shots around the guard at the bell. 10-9 Galvan.
Round two: Aleem sticking out his left hand. Nice counter hook, then another after a pair of body shots. Galvan continuing to pressure. Overhand right by Galvan. They exchange in center ring. One minute in. Solid shots from both sides. Left hooks by Aleem and a slick uppercut. Galvan comes back with body shots. Aleem now on the advance. Back to center right, heavy hook by Aleem as the exchanges continue. One minute to go. Galvan's volume working well at the moment. Overhand right and left hook from Galvan. Aleem blasts him with left hooks. 10-9 Aleem, 19-19.
Round three: Both men busy at the outset. Hard hook from Galvan near the ropes. Solid shots from Galvan, including a right around the guard and some body shots. One minute in. Clinch. Both tag the body on the inside. Heavy overhand right from Aleem nearly sends Galvan down. Both men trading leather inside. One minute in. Nice hook by Aleem met by some return fire. Galvan forcing Aleem back, but taking shots in return. Galvan sneaks in some nice uppercuts, eats a hook from Aleem. 10-9, 29-28 Aleem.
Round four: The slugging continues. They exchange at close range with hooks and uppercuts. One minute in. Aleem counters an uppercut with a series of left hooks. Galvan jacks his jaw once again. Overhand right. More exchanges at close range. One minute to go. Galvan briefly forces him back, lands a clean overhand right. Aleem with a combination. Galvan continues to land the uppercut in close, adding left hooks to the body behind it. 10-9 Galvan, 38-38.
Round five: Aleem going back to the jab. Nice counter right seems to rock Galvan. Aleem pours it on, Galvan recovers. Clinch. Galvan presses forward into the clinch. One minute in. Solid hook by Galvan. Aleem to the body. Galvan with a 2-1 counter. One minute to go. Lead hook by Aleem met by an overhand right and 2-3 by Galvan. Aleem with another lead right, runs into a left hook. Galvan lands a heavy hook before the bell. 10-9, 48-47 Aleem.
Round six: Aleem's jab continues to find success. Hard 1-2-3, all land. Galvan with a cross counter. Body shot, clinch. One minute in. 1-2 by Aleem. Both go to the body. Galvan lands a counter right. Uppercut and left hooks by Aleem, then another pair of overhand rights. They exchange in center ring. One minute in. Solid hook from Aleem. Forehead-to-forehead exchanges. Galvan jacks him with a left hook and overhand right. Aleem lands a clean hook, Galvan comes back with a couple of his own at the bell. 10-9, 58-56 Aleem.
Round seven: Aleem lands a counter right hand, then a 3-2. Aleem finding more success working behind the jab than he did trying to slug with Galvan. Both land some hard shots in the center, again going forehead-to-forehead. One minute in. Aleem cracks him with a left hook and right cross. Double hook, then a savage combination that ends with another knee-buckling hook. Galvan slugs his way back and they resume in the center. Left hook exchange. One minute to go. Galvan has him in the corner. 1-2 downstairs. Aleem circles off, lands a left hook. Galvan still pushing him back, but eats a left hook and a hard right hand. Aleem's getting to him with his punches now. Aleem cracks him with a long sequence of hooks at the bell. 68-65 Aleem.
Round eight: 1-3 from Aleem. Aleem catching him with counters on the way in. Counter right as Galvan backs him to the ropes. One minute in. Galvan digs away to the body. Galvan moving forward, but eating more than he gives at close range. Hard hook by Aleem kicks off a combination. Galvin with a combo, eats a hook in return. One minute to go. Heavy hooks by Aleem. Galvan snaps his head back with a flurry, then eats another pair of hooks. Galvan's landing some good shots but eating a fair number in return. 10-9, 78-74 Aleem.
Final result: Aleem def. Galvan by unanimous decision
Keith Tapia vs. Garrett Wilson
Round one: They get right to exchanging in the center. Tapia seems like the cleaner puncher. Nice left hook by Tapia, then a hard lead right. 1-2 crashes home. More right hands. Wilson bangs his way inside. Tapia whacks him with a counter uppercut, then another and a left hook behind it. One minute in. Tapia working behind his jab and landing solid counters. Wilson trying to get inside, but doesn't really have any nuance to his approach and is getting picked off. One minute to go. Tapia finding a home for uppercuts and hooks. Tapia switching stances well, landing hooks from both sides. Wilson lands some decent body shots, Tapia answers in kind. 10-9 Tapia.
Round two: Tapia's prodding jab is doing a solid job of keeping Wilson at bay. Wilson hops in with a lead hook. Wilson chases, almost walks into an uppercut. Tapia pops him with a right hand behind the jab onslaught. Counter hook by Tapia. One minute in. Tapia digs an uppercut to the body. Wilson cracks Tapia with a 1-1-2 and then swings away as Tapia staggers back. Tapia gives some bombs right back and they are going at it. Left hook seems to hurt Wilson and now Tapia's on the attack. One minute to go. Tapia answers an overhand right with a flurry. Wilson may have punched himself out. Nice lead right by Tapia. Wilson clubs him with a right as Tapia changes stances before the bell. 10-9, 20-18 Tapia.
Round three: Tapia sporting a cut from last round's theatrics. 2-1 counter by Tapia as Wilson chases. Wilson tossing out his own jab now. Wild right hand whiffs. One minute in. Wilson to the body, walks into an uppercut. Tapia still marking him up with the jab. Hard counter combination, starting with an uppercut. Tapia to the body, Wilson answers in kind. One minute to go. Wilson rattles him with a right hook, then eats a tremendous cross in return. Back to center ring. Clinch. Both land hard right hands. Tapia backs him off with an uppercut and combinations. 10-9, 30-27 Tapia.
Round four: More jabbing from Tapia to start the round. Wilson not doing a great job of cutting off the ring, walks into another uppercut. Wilson with a glancing right hook inside. Wilson whiffs on a left hook. One minute in. Tapia draws a nod with a lead right. 1-2 by Tapia. Wilson cracks him with a pair of right hands, then a good uppercut and left hooks inside. Tapia answers with his own uppercut as they exchange at point-blank range. One minute to go. Tapia backs him off with combination punching. Wilson lands an uppercut, eats a left hook. Tapia to the body. Uppercut lands. They tie up and Wilson digs to the body until the bell. 10-9 Wilson, 39-37 Tapia.
Round five: Tapia goes right back to the jab. Wilson pops him with a handful of his own. Tapia lands a counter right. Tapia walks him into an uppercut and clinches. Wilson looking to work on the inside. One minute in. 3-2 form Tapia. Wilson with an uppercut on the break. Tapia lands a counter left straight along the ropes. Right hand lead, then some lovely combination work. Wilson turns his head with a left hook. One minute to go. Clinch. Tapia switches to southpaw and goes to work with combinations. Wilson barreling his way in, but not landing. Nice right hand, then a huge counter left from Tapia. Wilson clinches. 10-9, 49-46 Tapia.
Round six: Tapia continues to stick out the jab. Solid work from the outside in the early going of the round. Wilson leaps in with a right, then gets caught with a counter before clinching Wilson misses badly on a left hook. One minute in. Tapia goes southpaw, lands some jabs, then returns to orthodox. He switches again and comes in with a hard overhand left. Clinch. Wilson struggling to land anything significant. One minute in. Solid overhand right by Wilson, clinch again. Lead hook by Wilson, who eats a hard combination in return. Tapia putting his punches together well. Tapia sneaks a right around the guard, then connects with a 1-2 as he circles Wilson. Counter right at the bell. 10-9, 59-55 Tapia.
Round seven: Tapia continues to keep his left hand constantly in Wilson's face. Wilson backs him to the ropes, Tapia ties up and escapes. Wilson tossing out his own jab. Solid head movement by Tapia. One minute in. Tapia circling very well, avoids some rushes. Wilson with a right to the body, then a solid hook up top. Tapia rips him with a combination in return, capped off by a left hook. Three-piece combo. Wilson with a left hook-uppercut-left hook. Tapia drills him with a flurry inside. One minute to go. Wilson nearly knocks himself over with a leaping hook. Tapia puts together a four-piece combo. Hard left hook and uppercut sneak through the guard. Counter southpaw 1-2. Orthodox 1-2 lands before the bell. 69-64 Tapia.
Round eight: Tapia cruising behind the jab. Wilson slams a couple of shots against the guard. Solid combination by Tapia, who is warned for pushing. Check hook lands for him. One minute in. Solid hook by Wilson as Tapia pivots. One minute in. Clinch. Wilson seems tired, though he's still trying to work inside. The ref separates them. Tapia whacks him with a straight right. Hard counter combination by Tapia. Wilson with a right to the body. Both land right hands. Another solid right by Wilson. Tapia cracks him with a lead right before the bell. 10-9, 79-73 Tapia.
Round nine: More jabs from Tapia. Hard counter uppercut lands for him. Nice 2-2-3 combo by Tapia, clinch. One minute in. Wilson backs him off with a pair of good shots. Clinch in the center. One minute to go. Savage combination by Tapia. Heavy, heavy shots. Wilson somehow takes them without flinching. Wilson whiffs badly on a right, then digs one to the body at the bell. 10-9, 89-82 Tapia.
Round ten: Wilson going for it in the final round, swinging hard hooks as Tapia looks to tie up. Both whack away on the inside. One minute in. Nice hook by Tapia, who puts together a combination upstairs. Wilson wading forward, flurries to the body. Clinch. Left hook on the exit from Wilson, then more blows inside. One minute to go. More combination work by Tapia. Wilson's taking these shots extremely well. They keep swinging until the bell, both landing well. 10-9, 99-91 Tapia.
Final result: Tapia def. Wilson by unanimous decision