Daniel Jacobs emerges victorious from Sergey Derevyanchenko battle
Daniel Jacobs is once again a middleweight champion following a hard-fought encounter with Sergey Derevyanchenko.
‘The Miracle Man’ dropped his former sparring partner in the first session before racking up the early rounds.
Derevyanchenko found his feet in the mid-rounds as the pair traded blows at will.
Jacobs took over in the second half of the bout, although the Ukrainian came on strong late on.
With no more knockdowns, Jacobs went on to claim a split decision victory and take the IBF belt.
Successfully defending his World Boxing Association Super Featherweight Title, Alberto Machado made light work of Yuandale Evans.
Machado put Evans down three times in the first round to emphatically claim the win.
Heather Hardy picked up the vacant Women’s World Boxing Organisation Featherweight Title via a unanimous verdict over Shelly Vincent.
Hardy came through a hard-fought battle to prevail 99-91 and 97-93 x2 on the cards.
Prior to the main HBO triple-header, Reshat Mati carded a decision over Keasen Freeman after four rounds.
Mati dropped Freeman before claiming a 40-35 win across the board.
Radzhab Butaev battered Azael Cosio Jr. into submission following three rounds of their welterweight bout.
Butaev, 24, had too much power and youth for the elder statesman as 37 year-old Cosio’s team saved him from further punishment.
The result marked the seventh time out ten career fights for the Joel Diaz-trained Butaev that ended before the fourth round.
Picking up a fringe version of the WBC super-welterweight strap and rankings boost in the process, Patrick Day won a unanimous decision ex-world title challenger Elvin Ayala.
Day was given some problems by the veteran, but ultimately did enough to come out on top. Scores read 100-90 x2 and 99-91 in favor of Day.
David Oliver Joyce can now boast a 9-0 C.V after claiming a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Rojas.
Joyce had to pick himself off the canvas in the first round before dropping Rojas himself in the second.
The Irishman eventually took control to see out a points triumph 58-54 on all three scorecards.
Heavyweight force Bakhodir Jalolov defeated Tyrell Wright to make it three stoppages from three bouts in his early career.
Jalolov got the job done in the fourth when retiring Wright following a barrage of punches.
The Uzbekistan, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, was declared the winner when Wright’s corner had seen enough.
Steve Donnelly also remained undefeated as the super welterweight push to 4-0. Donnelly carded a wide points decision over Ray Cervera.