Results: Miguel Berchelt retains WBC / Ex-Contender Walter Wright stuns / ‘New Klitschko’ in KO1
WBC super featherweight champion Miguel “Alacran” Berchelt defended his title for the third time when taking out Argentine Jonathan Víctor “Barros in the third round of their Merida bout.
Berchelt dropped Barros in the second round before another onslaught saw his rival down again in third before the fight was called off.
In Chihuahua, future opponent Miguel ‘Micky’ Roman made no mistakes in stopping Michel Marcano in two rounds to make sure both a ready for their imminent battle for the title.
In the United States, former The Contender Season 2 contestant Walter Wright continued his resurgence at the ripe old age of 37.
Returning earlier this year, Wright secured two routine wins to blow away the cobwebs before being seemingly thrown to the lions against 21-0 Mark ‘The Bazooka’ DeLuca on Saturday night in Gilford.
That wasn’t so for the man defeated in the successful TV Series by ex-world title holder Cornelius Bundrage as Wright took victory to hand DeLuca a first loss.
After a hard-fought twelve rounds, ‘2 Guns’ Wright took the super-welterweight spoils 116-112 and 115-113, whilst a third saw it 112-116 for DeLuca.
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Also stateside, Vergil Ortiz defeated ex-world champion Juan Carlos Salgado via third round stoppage, whilst Hector Tanajara improved to 14-0 in chief support.
Over in Spain, the heavyweight hailed by manager Mehdi Ameur as ‘The New Klitschko’, Christian Thun wasted no time pummelling his latest victim into submission.
The 26 year-old halted the experienced Davit Gogishvili in the opening session to make it two wins from two as a pro. In the co-main event, Sandor Martin knocked out Jorge Moreno in four rounds.
At Emperors Palace in South Africa, Thulani Mbenge picked up the vacant IBO welterweight title when halting Argentinian Diego Chaves in seven rounds, whilst in Canada, Steven Butler did likewise to the seasoned campaigner Carson Jones.