PROBABLY FIGHT OF THE YEAR
Jose “Chon” Zepeda (33-2, 25 KO’s) W KO 5 Ivan Baranchyk (20-2, 13 KO’s)
(WBC Super Lightweight Title Eliminator & WBC Silver Title)
Fight Notes: Zepeda was down in rounds one (twice), two and five. Baranchyk was down in rounds two, three, four and five for the full count at the time of 2:50. The fight is surely fight of the year with the bout made at lightweight.
“I feel great because I won the fight,” said Zepeda. “It was a hard fight, and I’m thinking, ‘Man, boxing is hard. It’s no easy game.’ Boxing, it’s tough, and you have to give it 100 percent because it’s a hard sport.”
“Both of us are climbing up, and somebody had to stay. I was able to win the fight, and I told him, ‘Thanks for the fight. It was a great fight.’”
“I know I’m tough. I didn’t know how tough I was. Tonight, I showed myself, too. I’ve never been in a fight like this. It was a great learning experience.”
“I’m going for the titles. That’s why we’re here in boxing.”
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Gabriel Flores Jr. (19-0, 6 KO’s) W PTS 1 Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczweski (30-5, 11 KO’s)
Fight News: Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 with the bout made at lightweight. Flores Jr. was wobbled in round one.
Guido Vianello (7-0-1, 7 KO’s) D 6 Kingsley Ibeh (5-1-1, 4 KO’s)
Fight Notes: Scores were 59-55 Ibeh, 57-57, 57-57 making it a split drawer with the bout made at heavyweight. Olympian Vianello was a 20:1 favorite was cut over the left eye in round two.
Duke Ragan (2-0, 1 KO) W PTS 4 John Moraga (1-2, 1 KO)
Fight Notes: Scores were 40-36, 40-36, 40-36 with the bout made at featherweight. Moraga was a former UFC title challenger.
Frevian Gonzalez (4-0, 1 KO) W PTS 4 Carlos Marrero III (2-4-1, 0 KO’s)
Fight Notes: Scores were 38-38, 40-36, 40-36 for a majority points win for Gonzalez. The bout was made at super featherweight.
Mitchell Sipe (1-1, 1 KO) W TKO 1 Jimmy Barnes (1-1, 1 KO)
Fight Notes: Time of the stoppage was 0:43 of the first round over 290 lb Barnes. Sipe was making his pro debut with the bout made at heavyweight.
Haven Brady Jr. W RSF 4 Gorwar Karyah (2-2, 2 KO’s)
Fight Notes: Time of the stoppage by referee Russell Mora was 2:27 with the bout made at featherweight. Karyah was deducted a point for holding in round four. Brady Jr. was making his pro debut.
JJ Mariano (3-0, 2 KO’s) W TKO 1 Matthew Reed (1-1, 1 KO’s)
Fight Notes: Time of the stoppage was 1:27 of the first round. The bout was made at welterweight.
Venue: MGM Grand Las Vegas “Bubble.”