Cleveland, OH – Super lightweight Steve Spark (16-2, 14 KOs) won by sixth round disqualification against previously unbeaten IBF #6, WBO #7 rated Montana Love (18-1-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Sparks dropped Love in round two, but Love was able to recover. Spark was able to rough up Love in round five. A head clash in round six left Love with a cut over his left eye. The ring doctor examined the cut and allowed the fight to continue. Both fighters came at each other aggressively. They wrestled and Spark went over the top rope. Love was then disqualified. Time was :25. Spark won the WBA Intercontinental title.
Unbeaten super lightweight Richardson Hitchins (15-0, 7 KOs) schooled Yomar Alamo (20-2-1, 12 KOs) for eight one-sided rounds. Alamo’s corner finally pulled the plug after round eight. Hitchins claimed the IBF North American title and probably a top 15 ranking.
WBA #8, WBC #13, WBO #13, IBF #14 featherweight Raymond “Savage” Ford (13-0-1, 7 KOs) successfully defended his WBA Continental Americas title with a spectacular eighth round knockout against Sakaria Lukas (25-2-1 17 KOs). Ford laid out Lukas with a huge right hand at 2:20.
Super featherweight Thomas “Gunna Man” Mattice (20-3-1, 15 KOs) upset previously unbeaten Christian Tapia (15-1, 12 KOs) by ten round unanimous decision. Mattice dropped Tapia in round two, then rocked him him in round three. Tapia rallied, but was rocked by Mattice again in round seven. Scores were 97-92, 96-93, 96-93.
2020 Olympic female silver medalist Beatriz “The Beast” Ferreira won her much anticipated professional debut against previously unbeaten Tanya Cardoso (5-1, 1 KO) over four THREE-MINUTE rounds in a super featherweight clash. Ferreira looked powerful, dropping Cardoso in rounds one and three. Scores were 40-34 3x. She is being fast-tracked to a world title and a possible showdown with Amanda Serrano.
Super welterweight Nikoloz Sekhniashvili (8-1, 6 KOs) bludgeoned previously unbeaten David Rodriguez (6-1, 2 KOs) for three rounds, after which the bout was stopped by the ring doctor.
2008 Olympian Raynell Williams (14-1, 7 KOs) dropped Ryizeemmion Ford (8-3, 6 KOs) in round one, then cruised to a 60-53 3x win over six rounds. Williams is Montana Love’s older brother.
In a clash between unbeaten cruiserweights, Khalil Coe (4-0-1, 2 KOs) took a six round unanimous decision over Bradley Olmeda (5-1, 3 KOs). Olmeda down in round five. Scores were 60-53 3x.
Love-Spark Live at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. on Saturday, November 12th
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