17
Aug
2019

Porter roughs up Berto, stops him in nine to set up Thurman return

Porter v Berto 23/04/2017
Former world welterweight champion Shawn Porter used rough-house tactics to unsettle Andre Berto and get the win at the Barclays Center.
‘Showtime’ took a round to get into the fight, but once his rhythm was in full swing, there was only going to be one winner following a second session trip to the canvas for Berto.
 
Through eight rounds both boxers were boasting battle scars from a series of head clashes, although Porter was the stronger and managed to hurt Berto on several occasions.
 
Seemingly looking for a way out, Berto complained more and more until the referee pulled him out on the back of another knockdown in the ninth.
 
Porter, who lost out to Keith Thurman in his last bout, claimed the mandatory position for a second chance against his rival, who was ringside in Brooklyn to accept the rematch.
 

Other results from New York:

WBC super-welterweight champion Jermell Charlo completely wiped out mandatory challenger Charles Hatley with a punishing shot in the sixth round.

Charlo was in full control for the duration of the bout and put Hatley on the floor initially in the third round. 

The 26 year-old dominated further until closing the show in the sixth round with a punishing right hand that knocked Hatley out cold and sent him sprawling through the ropes.

Doctors worked on Hatley for a couple of minutes until he came around before Charlo could fully celebrate an impressive display.

Amanda Serrano became five-time world champion when claiming the vacant Women’s WBO bantamweight title in New York.

The New York-based Puerto Rican proved too strong for Dahiana Santana as the southpaw recorded an eight round stoppage.

Serrano has now won world titles at bantamweight, super-bantamweight, featherweight, super-featherweight and lightweight after dropping down the weights continually since 2014.

Promising welterweight Jose Borrego continued his unbeaten run with a twelfth successive victory since turning pro. The 19 year-old southpaw halted John Delperdang in the seventh round to record an eleventh career stoppage as the Mexican heads towards titles.

Prior to the main event double-header, Richardson Hitchins won every round of four against Alexander Picot to make it two wins as a pro.

In the same division, Kenny Robles moved to 2-0 with a first round stoppage Latorie Woodberry, whilst Julian Sosa and Joseph Williams both recorded third round knockouts on the bill.

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