Report by Damon Gonzalez
Photo credits: Mikey Williams/TopRank
National Harbor, MD -Brooklyn’s Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KO’s) goes the distance winning by 12th unanimous decision victory against Masayoshi Nakatani (18-1, 12 KO’s) a fighting dragon who bought the fight right to Lopez. Judges official scores 118-110 (2x), 119-109 for Lopez.
Jr Welterweight Subriel Matias (14-0, 14 KO’s) carried Puerto Rico On his shoulders tonight in a all out battle against Maxim Dadashev (13-1, 11 KO’s) both fighters battled hard early on but it was Matias who left everything in the ring tonight breaking down Dadashev as his trainer James “Buddy” McGirt called the fight in the red corner right before the start of the twelve round.
In the opening bout of the night on @trboxing ESPN+ Middleweight Brazilian Esquiva Falcao (24-0, 16 KO’s) put his punches together in a back and forth Punching affair against very tough Jesus Gutierrez (25-4-2, 12 KO’s) no question he was in the fight until Falcao stepped on the gas dropping Gutierrez in round eight, Falcao jumped right back on him with hard shots as referee David Braslow seen enough waving off the contest at the official time of 1:35 seconds of round eight by TKO victory for Falcao.
Lightweight Tyler McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KO’s) pulls out a razor close split decision tonight against a game Jesse Rosales (22-3-1, 10 KO’s) no question McCreary was pushed hard by Rosales hard but was able to fight him off by getting the decision from the judges 77-75, 77-75 & 78-74 for McCreary.
Middleweight Tyler Howard (18-0, 11 KO’s) grinds out a unanimous decision victory over tough Philadelphian Jamaal Davis (18-15-1, 7 KO’s) who wasn’t just a journey man, Howard clearly worked very hard in this fight Punching with the puncher Davis, both fighters has there moments in action but it was all Howard catching Davis all night long with hard counter shots, Judges official scores 80-72 (2x), 78-73 for Howard.
Heavyweight Cassius Chaney (16-0, 10 KO’s) blasted Joel Caudle (8-3-2, 5 KO’s) with a devastating over hand right followed by a hard combination of punches that sent Caudle flying through the ropes outside the ring, Caudle was able to continue as Chaney jumped right back on him finishing him off at the official time of 1:52 seconds in round one by TKO victory for Chaney.
Middleweight local Dusty Harrison (33-0-1, 19 KO’s) broke down a very tough Juan De Angel (21-12-1, 19 KO’s) finishes him off with a hard hook to the body ending his night at the official time of 2:30 seconds of round seven by TKO victory for Harrison.
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