Have You Hurd

Jarrett Hurd unified the 154-pound division with a 12-round split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara in an all-action fight Saturday on SHOWTIME before a sold-out crowd of 2,579 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs), who entered as IBF Champion, dethroned WBA Champion in just the seventh unification in division history. The difference in the Fight of the Year candidate was a short left hook that floored Lara in the final minute of the fight. Had the 27-year-old Hurd not scored the knockdown, the fight would have been ruled a majority draw.

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MARLEN ESPARZA DEFEATS LAETIZIA CAMPANA VIA THIRD-ROUND TKO IN ACTION-PACKED MAIN EVENT OF APRIL 6 EDITION OF LA FIGHT CLUB ON ESTRELLATV’S BOXEO ESTELAR.

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LOS ANGELES – Marlen Esparza (5-0, 1 KO), the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist of Houston, Texas, scored an exciting third-round TKO victory against Laetizia Campana (2-5) of Philadelphia, Pa. in the exciting main event of the April 6 edition of LA FIGHT CLUB at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. and televised nationally on EstrellaTV’s Boxeo Estelar. After landing several unanswered right hands, Esparza stopped Campana at :11 of the third round of a scheduled eight-round super flyweight fight. “We worked on being more aggressive and on landing the right hand,” said Marlen Esparza. “People aren’t used to seeing that side of me, so I showed it to make a statement. Who do I want next? Seniesa Estrada. Did you not see me point at her after I won?” #EsparzaCampana #LAFightClub live boxing at the Belasco Theater on Friday April 6, 2018 Presented by Golden Boy Boxing. @goldenboyboxing @oscardelahoya @makeawar @marylynaceves @monicasears @class56ramiro

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Tanajara,Jr. Beats Ambriz By UD.

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In the co-main event, Hector “El Finito” Tanajara, Jr. (13-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas scored a dominant unanimous decision victory against Hector Ambriz (12-5-1, 6 KOs) of Ensenada, Mexico across eight rounds of super featherweight action. Tanajara, Jr. won with three scores of 80-72. “I feel good. I almost had him out, but this guy [Ambriz] can take a punch. I hope to be back as early as June or July. I’m ready for a regional title as soon as Golden Boy Promotions says we’re ready for it.”

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Vargas Stops Careaga

Jose Vargas (4-0, 3 KOs) of Pasadena, Calif scored a first-round knockout victory against Jorge Careaga (1-2) of Agua Prieta, Mexico in a scheduled four-round featherweight battle. After a quick feel-out process, Vargas dropped Careaga with a hard right hand that ended matters at :52 of the very first round. “After all this hard work, I feel great,” said Jose Vargas. “I get in a lot of good work with my teammates Joet Gonzalez and Jousce Gonzalez. They really push me hard. I landed a hard right uppercut that ended the fight quickly, so I hope to be back soon.”

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Falcao dominates Gutierrez; eager to face the best

Team Falcao after the victory PHOTO CREDIT: Damon Gonzalez (Latinbox Sports)

Plant City, FL – Rising star and WBC #13 rated middleweight Yamaguchi Falcao scored a one-sided eight round decision over tough veteran Richar Gutierrez Saturday, March 31 at the Marina Bay SportsPlex in Quincy, MA.

Fighting in front of a national audience on ESPN2, the bout got off to a strange start when Gutierrez was incorrectly credited with a knockdown in the opening seconds after stepping on Falcao’s foot then landing a punch. The 2012 Olympic medalist immediately got back on his feet and made Gutierrez pay the price from bell to bell.

Falcao dominated the fight with hard jabs and crisp straight lefts, scoring a knockdown in the closing moments of the fifth. The game Gutierrez attempted to throw Falcao off by regularly clinching and using roughhouse tactics but was unsuccessful.

Scores were 79-73, 78-72 and 78-71.

Falcao is now 15-0 with 7 KO’s and Gutierrez falls to 30-18-2 (19 KO’s).

“Gutierrez was an experienced and sometimes dirty fighter,” said Falcao, who fights out of Plant City, FL and proudly represents his native Brazil. “I had a job to do and went out there and did it. I’d like to thank my team who did a great job of getting me ready for this fight and helped me bring the victory home.”

Falcao, who has been turned down by a number of notable middleweights, is eager as ever to get his shot at another top 160 pound fighter.

“I believe when I’m at my best I can compete with anybody in the division. I want the opportunity to fight for a world title and show everybody who I am.”

Details for Falcao’s next fight will be available shortly.