- David Benavidez TKO-10 Roamer Alexis Angulo (3:00)
- Rolando Romero UD-12 Jackson Marinez (115-113, 116-112, 118-110)
- Otto Wallin TKO-5 Travis Kauffman (2:32)
Round By Round
David Benavidez vs Roamer Alexis Angulo
Round 1: Angulo circles Benavidez to start the fight and then jabs to the body. Benavidez throws a jab upstairs that misses, then several more. Lead hook from Benavidez misses, Angulo throws a jab to the body again. Combination comes from Benavidez and lands a couple good ones. Jab from Benavidez picks off Angulo coming forward. Angulo tries to work Benavidez along the ropes and lands a couple. Right hand from Benavidez lands upstairs. Lead hook from Benavidez gets blocked. Straight right hand lands to the body lands for Benavidez. Benavidez lands a straight right lead. Benavidez misses on a couple of big hooks to end the round but I think he did enough. Benavidez 10-9.
Round 2: Angulo comes forward and targets the body with a few punches. Angulo charges forward and throws a flurry as Benavidez covers up along the ropes. Right to the body lands for Benavidez. Angulo lands a jab to the body. Right hand lead from Benavidez falls short. Jab lands for Benavidez to the body. Benavidez pops a jab upstairs. Benavidez tries a looping right hook around Angulo’s guard. Benavidez land a clean right to the body, Angulo partially lands a hook to the head in return. Benavidez pops a jab upstairs. Right hook lands well for Benavidez, then a jab. Benavidez is having a strong end to this round. Benavidez 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Angulo rushes forward and throws a couple shots but can’t land anything clean. Benavidez tries a jab and right hand upstairs that doesn’t land, then a tries another and makes some contact. Now Benavidez lands a straight right to the body. Angulo throws a combination with Benavidez on the ropes and lands one or two. Benavidez lands a jab off the ropes. Right hook to the body lands for Benavidez. Jab lands for Benavidez upstairs. Angulo throws a combination as Benavidez covers up but still can’t land much clean. Now Benavidez fires back in combination and lands a couple thudding shots. Shot from Benavidez staggers Angulo, who then goes down but the referee calls it slip! I think Angulo is hurt and his lefts don’t look too study as he moves around. Hard left hook to the body lands for Benavidez, then a right. Benavidez 10-9.
Round 4: Benavidez measures with a couple of jabs to find the range. Angulo throws a hook that Benavidez is able to lead away from. Jab to the body lands for Benavidez. Angulo lands a body shot of his own but then eats a counter to the head. Jab to the body lansd for Benavidez. Angulo lands a left hand to the head as Benavidez covers up. Right hand lead lands for Benavidez. Jab lands for Benavidez this time, then an uppercut. Angulo is in the corner and trying to defend himself from Benavidez’s consist attack. Angulo misses on a lead right hand that was wishful thinking. Jab lands clean for Benavidez upstairs. Benavidez 10-9, 40-36.
Round 5: Benavidez feints and Angulo throws a jab that falls short. Jab lands for Benavidez this time. Angulo goes to the body with his own jab. Counter left hook makes partial contact for Benavidez. Left to the body lands for Angulo this time. Right hook to the body lands for Benavidez, then a jab downstairs. Right hand over the top lands for Benavidez. Jab and right hand from Benavidez glances off Angulo now. Angulo launches an attack and lands one clean shot of the many. Benavidez gets back to work and lands a couple of shots to the body. Angulo dives in behind a left hook that misses. Uppercut from Benavidez makes some contact. Benavidez 10-9.
Round 6: Angulo starts with a combination that doesn’t land well. Benavidez gets back to measuring with his jab while looking for shots he wants to place behind it. Angulo comes in and jabs twice upstairs but doesn’t land. Three punches come from Angulo this time, but Benavidez comes back with even more punches that land with more authority. Left to the body lands for Benavidez, then a sharp jab to the body, then a glancing right hook. Uppercut makes contact for Benavidez now. Left hand lands for Benavidez again. Angulo throws a few punches as Benavidez covers up. Both fighters trade body shots. Straight right hand followed by a jab lands for Benavidez. Now Benavidez throws a flurry and lands a bunch. Benavidez 10-9, 60-54.
Round 7: Benavidez throws a couple of probing jabs to start the round and then throws three punches that don’t land well. Benavidez jabs upstairs and makes some contact. Right hand lead lands for Benavidez. Jab lands clean for Benavidez, then an uppercut. Sharp jab from Benavidez pierces Angulo’s guard. Two punches from Angulo fall short. Benavidez comes forward and lands a couple. Jab lands clean for Benavidez. Benavidez tries to time a big right hook to the body, then lands one the next time around. Benavidez flurries to end the round as Angulo covers up. Benavidez 10-9.
Round 8: Angulo comes forward but can’t land any real punches of significance. Benavidez throws a few jabs on the outside to maintain distance. Short combination comes from Benavidez but Angulo defends that one pretty well. Right hand over the top lands for Benavidez. Straight right to the body lands for Benavidez. Benavidez tries to pick some more shots as Angulo looks for a spot to counter. Another short combination comes from Benavidez. Benavidez throws to the head and body with Angulo in the corner. Angulo comes forward now and parially lands a hook during his attack. Benavidez 10-9, 80-72.
Round 9: Counter left makes contact for Benavidez. Angulo targets the body and then tries to go upstairs with Benavidez on the ropes but he still can’t land many clean punches. Left to the body lands for Angulo but Benavidez comes back and starts getting his offense working again. Uppercut lands for Benavidez. Hard left to the body lands for Benavidez. Straight right lands to the body for Benavidez, then a sharp jab upstairs. Another left to the body lands for Benavidez. Angulo launches another attack but it’s short-lived. Benavidez 10-9.
Round 10: Benavidez jabs to open the round. Angulo throws a couple of body shots but he doesn’t have much steam on his punches. Left hook lead from Benavidez gets blocked. Anguo tries to throw another combiantion but most of the shots get blocked and Benavidez comes back with a straight right that lans clean and snaps Angulo’s head back. Benavidez throws mores punches with both hands, then lands a clean left hook to the body. Straight right to the body lands for Benavidez. Jab lands clean for Benavidez upstairs. RIght hook from Benavidez gets in behind the guard. Angulo lands a left hook counter but eats an uppercut in the corner, then another moments later. Benavidez 10-9, 100-90.
Angulo’s trainer throws in the towel in between rounds. Benavidez TKO-10.
Rolando Romero vs Jackson Marinez
Round 1: Romero falls short with a couple of jabs to start the fight, then lands one to the chest. Romero misses on the next couple of jabs and then just misses on a big right hand aimed at the head. Left hook lands for Romero upstairs, then a body shot. Marinez has a jab blocked. Overhand right from Romero grazes Marinez upstairs. Marinez comes forward with a jab and right hand that doesn’t land clean but then lands a jab upstairs. Jab lands for Romero this time. Marinez lands a clean jab upstairs, then another one moments later. Three jabs come from Marinez and he lands one. Romero comes forward with uncontrolled aggression to end the round. I slightly edge it to Romero for some of his power shots earlier in the round. Romero 10-9.
Round 2: Romero comes right out to center ring and throws a jab to the body. Left hook from Romer just misses. Now Romero lands a jab upstairs. Left hand from Romer gets in. Three punches from Marinez doen’t find the target. Right hand over the top lands for Marinez and Romero pushes him to the ropes. Left hook lead misses for Romero, then a jab to the body. Jab lands clean for Marinez upstairs. Jab lands again for Marinez to the head. Left hook from Romero just makes a little contact, Marinez lands a jab back to the head before ducking acouple of hooks from Romero. Marinez 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Double jab from Marinez continues to do some work. Marinez tries to lead with a left hook but has it blocked. Two jabs from Romero can’t find the target. Marinez gets the double jab working again and is making Romero miss. Jab to the body lands for Marinez. Double left hook lands for Marinez as Romero ducks low. Clean jab gets in for Marinez again. Marinez throws three more punches but can’t land them clean but is still able to find a rhythm to keep Romero from landing his big shots. Marinez 10-9.
Round 4: Several jabs come from Marinez and he lands a couple. Romero lunge in with a few power shots but can’t quite land them clean. Left hook from Romero lands upstairs. Now Romero lands a right hand to the body. Marinez lands a clean jab to the head. Marinez ducks a left hook from Romero this time. Jab to the body falls short for Romero. Romero comes forward with two stiff jabs that don’t land but get Marinez on his back foot. Right hand lands clean for Marinez to the head. Now Marinez jabs to the body as Romero tries to line up a big hook that misses. Romero 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Romero comes forward aggressively but walks onto a jab from Marinez. Short combination comes from Marinez. Romero lands a right to the body. Romero lands a right to the body but Marinez gets in another straight shot to the head. Double jab comes from Marinez buts Romero ducks the shots. Marinez lands another jab as Romero steps forward. Left hook from Romero lands well and puts Marinez back. Romero 10-9.
Round 6: Romero ducks a jab from Marinez to start the round. Both fighters trade but neither land clean. Romer tries a jab to the body but it falls short. Left hook lead lands upstairs for Romero. Jab lands upstairs for Romero this time. Body shot comes from Romero and Marinez holds on. Right hand lead lands for Marinez this time. Now Marinez lands an uppercut. Now Romero lands a stiff jab. Right hand from Romero glances off Marinez’s head. Romero 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Romero tries a jab to the body that doesn’t land well. Marinez jabs upstairs but then gets tangled with Romero and hits the deck. Double jab from Marinez falls short. Left hook lead from Romero misses. Jab gets in again for Marinez and the referee warns Romero for the illegal use of his elbow. Marinez jabs and moves off the line. Right hand gets in for Marinez to the head. Body shot gets in for Marinez at close range. Marinez 10-9.
Round 8: Check hook from Marinez misses. One-two makes some contact for Romero. Jab lansd clean for Marinez. Right hand lead followed by a left hook lands for Marinez. Romero comes back and lands his own left hook. Right hand gets in for Romero. Double jab from Marinez lands clean. Marinez throws a few quick shots and then steps off. Romero lands a shot as he walks forward. Romero lands a grazing right hand. Romero comes back and lands a left hook to the body. Marinez 10-9, 76-76.
Round 9: Marinez throws a couple of shots that don’t land clean. Romero misses on a jab upstairs. Marinez jabs to the body and finds a target. Jab lands upstairs for Marinez. Right hand lead lands for Marinez. Cuffing left hook from Romero makes contact. Right uppercut on the inside misses for Marinez but he continues to come forward and tries to throw a combination with Romero along the ropes. Romero has a cut over his left eye from an accidental head clash. Both fighters trade jabs before Marinez lands a clean one-two. Marinez 10-9.
Round 10: Romero misses on a jab to start the round. Now Marinez lands a right hand to the head. Left hand from Marinez lands upstairs and he’s really been landing his jab pretty well all night. Right hand lead from Marinez falls short. Marinez picks off Romero’s attack with one of his own. Jab lands again fro Marinez. Romero lands a jab but Marinez is able to counter pretty effectively. Now Romero misses on a number of homerun shots, looking to send Marinez into the stands. Double jab comes from Marinez and makes some contact. Marinez 10-9, 96-94.
Round 11: Jabs come from Marinez as Romero pulls out of range. Now ROmero lands a jab upstairs but misses on a big right hand aimed at the body. Jab lands clean to the body for Marinez, then a right uppercut to the body. Romero walks into a jab from Marinez. Wide left hook from Marinez doesn’t land clean. Romero tries a double jab but can’t land it. Marinez gets in a long jab at center ring. Another jab gets in for Marinez. Marinez lands yet another jab upstairs. Marinez 10-9.
Round 12: Romero’s trainer says he’s winning no doubt — I dunno about all that. Romero comes out aggressively and tries to land some power shots but Marinez comes forward and lands part of his own combination. RIght hand lead lands for Marinez, followed by a left. Double left comes from Marinez. Lead left hook makes partial contact for Romero. Jab lands upstairs for Marinez. Now Marinez lands a right hand lead. Uppercut to the body lands for Romero. Another jab lands for Romero. Right hand lead from Romero misses. I’ve got it for Marinez, 116-112.
Otto Wallin vs Travis Kauffmann
Round 1: Kauffman comes out with a couple of deints an dhtne misses on a right to the body. Wallin uses his jab to set the distance and Kauffman lunges in with another right to the body that falls short. Both fighters miss on their shots at center ring before Wallin lands a jab. Two more jabs from Wallin makes contact. Wallin jabs and the steps back out of range of a counter. Clubbing left to the body lands for Wallin. Kauffman tries to maul Wallin a bit along the ropes but can’t get much done. Jab lands for Wallin. Clean uppercut to the body lands for Wallin during an exchange. Wallin pokes with another jab and gets back out of range. Wallin 10-9.
Round 2: Kauffman comes out with another hard feints and then throws a right to the body. Combination comes from Kauffman but not much lands effectively. Jab lands for Wallin. Kauffman misses on a left hand as he switches southpaw. Wallin jabs a few more times and then skips to the side. Body shots land for Kauffman once he gets Wallin to the ropes. Two body shots land for Wallin, who then gets a stern warning from the referee about leaning on Kauffman’s neck. Short hook lands for Kauffman on the inside. A combination comes from Wallin and makes solid contact. Straight right lands to the body twice for Kauffman. Kauffman gets in a shot as Wallin gets in his own in return. Wallin 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Left uppercut to the body makes partial contact for Kauffman. Wallin jabs a few times and is intent on using his superior boxing ability to get the better of Kauffman. Uppercut lands for Wallin as Kauffman steps forward. Left hook to the body lands for Wallin. Kauffman stalks forward and walks onto a jab from Wallin. Kauffman throws a right to the body with Wallin in the corner momentarily. Jab lands clean again for Wallin once he gets back to center ring. Right and left lands for Wallin, who is starting to get hit even more often. Body shot lands for Wallin, Kauffman gets one back. Jab lands again for Wallin at the bell. Wallin 10-9.
Round 4: Kauffman breathing pretty heavy already. Jab to the body lands clean for Wallin. Kauffman lands a jab of his own but can’t follow it up before smothering his attack. Wallin comes forward now and lands a counter uppercut to the body. Another combination lands for Wallin after he slips a shot from Kauffman Kauffman throws a big left hand that can’t find the mark. Jab to the body lands for Kauffman. Wallin lands a couple of clean jabs upstairs while coming forward. Kauffman is tired. Counter shot lands for Wallin. Wallin 10-9, 40-36.
Round 5: Jab lands upstairs for Wallin. Jab lands again for Wallin as Kauffman tries to press forward. Kauffman tries to time a left hand lead that doesn’t land well. Left to the body lands well for Wallin. One-two comes from Wallin, Kauffman holds. Jab lands again for Wallin to the head. Another clean jab lands for Wallin and Kauffman looks wobbly. Wallin comes forward and lands a jab upstairs. Kauffman looks like he has his left arm injured as he’s barely even holding it up. Referee steps in to stop the fight as Kauffman is obviously compromised with a shoulder injury. Wallin TKO-5.
Tonight at 9 pm ET, Showtime Championship Boxing is back with a tripleheader from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., headlined by the return of David Benavidez, now a two-time former super middleweight titlist and still unbeaten.
Wil Esco will be on the coverage for tonight’s show, including round-by-round updates for the fights.
The big news for the card this week is that Benavidez missed weight and was stripped of his WBC super middleweight title on Friday, but the fight with Angulo will go on, and if Angulo pulls an upset (and it’d be a big upset) then he can go home with the belt, as he made weight.
The card will also feature Rolando Romero facing Jackson Marinez for a vacant interim WBA lightweight title that doesn’t need to exist, plus the return of heavyweight Otto Wallin against veteran Travis Kauffman.
Full Card (SHO, 9:00 pm ET)
- David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KO) vs Roamer Alexis Angulo (26-1, 22 KO), super middleweights, 12 rounds
- Rolando Romero (11-0, 10 KO) vs Jackson Marinez (19-0, 7 KO), lightweights, 12 rounds
- Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KO) vs Travis Kauffman (32-3, 23 KO), heavyweights, 10 rounds