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Richard Torrez Jr and Stephan Shaw score first round knockouts

Undefeated heavyweights Richard Torrez Jr. and Stephan Shaw recorded victories on a Friday night Top Rank show on ESPN.

The U.S. Olympic silver medalist wasted little time, stopping Roberto Zavala Jr. (2-2-1, 2 KOs) at 58 seconds of the opening round.

Richard Torrez Jr

Torrez pressed forward and backed Zavala Jr. into the blue corner, unleashing a combination that prompted Eddie Hernandez Sr. to wave it off.

During the aftermath, Top Rank announced that Torrez Jr. returns on August 27 on the ESPN-televised undercard of the Jose Pedraza-Richard Commey main event in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Torrez Jr. said, “I want to thank Top Rank for keeping me active and giving me the platform to showcase my talents.

“Every fight is a learning experience, and I can’t wait until August 27 in Tulsa.”

Stephan Shaw

Heavyweight: Stephan Shaw (17-0, 13 KOs) KO 1 Bernardo Marquez (14-5-1, 10 KOs), 2:35.

“Big Shot” Shaw lived up to the billing with an explosive power burst that dropped Marquez three times in less than three minutes.

Shaw, from St. Louis, ended the evening with a chopping right hand that dropped Marquez to the canvas.

Shaw is 2-0 in 2022 since signing a co-promotional pact with Top Rank.

Stephan Shaw heavyweight boxer

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Junior Featherweight: Floyd Diaz (6-0, 2 KOs) KO 3 Pedro Salome (3-1-1, 1 KO), 1:17.

Four weeks after improving to 5-0, Diaz returned with a power flourish. After a competitive opening round, Diaz turned the tables in the second round and floored Salome with an overhand right in the third.

Referee Daniel Sandoval waved off the fight after a three-punch combination staggered Salome.

Welterweight: Adrian Yung (28-7-3, 22 KOs) DRAW 6 Jorge Marron Jr. (20-3-2, 7 KOs). Scores: 59-55 Yung and 57-57 2x.

Yung, originally supposed to fight in the co-feature, was not fazed by the late-notice opponent.

Marron, who hails from San Diego, brought a sizable cheering contingent but had to settle for his second consecutive draw.

Featherweight: Austin Brooks (7-0, 2 KOs) UD 4 Victor Saravia. (1-3, 1 KO). Scores: 40-36 3x.

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