Carson, California – Showtime has done it again at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, California. All three fights were entertaining, and the main event was a fight of the year candidates.
Robert Guerrero returned from a 13 month layoff to go to war with Yoshihrio Kamegai for 12 brutal rounds of action. Guerrero chose to brawl early in the fight even though he could have had an easier night by boxing. The action was toe to toe all night long with both guys trading heavy uppercuts and hooks. Guerrero was in complete control of the fight, although Kamegai never let in and continued to apply pressure. In the sixth round the momentum changed when Kamegai landed a big uppercut which caused a bad cut over Guerrero’s left eye. Guerrero was clearly bother by the cut and fought the remainder of the round timidly. The cut was followed by swelling and at the beginning of the seventh round the eye appeared to be all but swollen shut. Guerrero attempted to change his style and box, but Kamegai to his credit, did not allow him to do so. Guerrero came back in the late rounds and rallied back to win a hard fought unanimous decision.
On the under card, Vasyl Lomachenko won a majority decision over the previously undefeated Gary Russell jr in a very tactical fight. Lomachenko has now tied the record for fewest fights to win a world title. Russell jr appeared to have a lot of struggles with the footwork and punching power of Lomachenko. From here the sky is the limit for Lomachenko.
In the opening bout of the evening, former two division champion Devon Alexander rebounded by winning a clear decision over a game but overmatched Jesus Soto Karass. With the victory tonight Alexander has put himself right back in the running for some major fights in boxing’s hottest division.
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