Charlo brothers victorious; Love wins; Gavril shocked

Phil Jay 29/03/2015

Esther Lin

Jermell Charlo sealed the biggest win of his career to date with a close unanimous decision win over Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night.

‘Iron Man’ used his superior boxing skills to out-fox the rugged Martirosyan and was handed a 97-93 and 96-94 (twice) triumph in a close fight.

J’Leon Love recovered from his devastating knockout defeat to Rogelio Medina last August to register his 19th victory in the pro ranks.

The Michigan fighter fended off the challenge of a game Scott Sigmon at the Palms Casino Resort to put himself in the frame for some bigger bouts.

At the end of eight rounds, all three judges scored wide for Love 80-72 (twice) and 79-73 as Sigmon dropped a seventh defeat in 32 contests.

Super welterweight prospect Jermall Charlo easily out-pointed Michael Finney over eight rounds to push his record to 21-0 on the Las Vegas bill.

The 24 year-old twin brother of Jermell continued his rise up the rankings by securing all ten rounds in the triumph – which was the American’s first venture past seven rounds.

Earlier, Ronald Gavril’s undefeated record came to an end as ‘The Money Team’ member lost an eight-round decision to the experienced Elvin Ayala.

The 28 year-old super middleweight, who is originally from Romania, dropped his first defeat in twelve bouts to the former world title challenger 78-74 (twice) and 77-75 on the cards.

Ayala, 34, went 30 seconds shy of the distance with Arthur Abraham back in 2008 and proved a step too far for Gavril at this stage in his career.