GBP Fantasy Springs Jan 28 – Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Promotions were in Indio, California on Saturday night with a nine fight boxing card that saw the main events air on HBO After Dark.
WBC world lightweight champion Francisco Vargas entered his second title defense against rugged Miguel Berchelt with a reputation for getting into wars and contender Miguel Berchelt wanted to make it a third rough fight in a row for Vargas. He succeeded as Vargas was bloodied and swollen entering the second half of the fight while Berchelt remained fresh. Berchelt pressured in the final rounds and he was rewarded with the referee’s stoppage late in the final round to take the win. Mexico’s Miguel Berchelt goes to 31-1 and the 25-year-old is your new WBC world lightweight champion.
In the 12-round co-feature, former WBC world super featherweight champion Takashi Miura faced off against veteran Miguel Roman. The feeling-out process did not take long between the two sluggers who were throwing heavy punches throughout rounds two, three and four. Roman seemed to get through and hurt Miura in the middle rounds, but Miura dug deep and upped his punch output. A head butt bloodied Roman and starching body shots started to count in round 10 and 11, when Roman tasted the canvas in each round. Miura came out with bad intentions in the final round and Roman had very little left. He hit the canvas in the first minute and Roman could not beat the count as Miura earns the KO at 53 seconds of RD 12.
The middleweight ten rounder featuring Tureano Johnson (19-1) taking on Antonio Gutierrez (25-2-1) did not take place.
GBP Fantasy Springs Jan 28 – Quick Results
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Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA
130 LBS 12 RDS: Miguel Berchelt def Francisco Vargas by TKO in RD 12 @2:19.
130 LBS 12 RDS: Takashi Miura def Miguel Roman by KO in RD 12 @0:53.
147 LBS 10 RDS: Sadam Ali def Jorge Silva by TKO in RD 3 @2:27.
135 LBS 8 RDS: Lamont Roach def Alejandro Valdez by KO in RD 1 @1:41.
135 LBS 4 RDS: Vicente Portillo def Mike Melikyan by MD (38-38,39-37,39-37).
140 LBS 4 RDS: Vergil Ortiz def Israel Villela by KO in RD 1.
126 LBS 4 RDS: Luis Coria def Gerardo Molina by KO in RD 1.
118 LBS 4 RDS: Cesar Diaz def Joel Castro by KO in RD 2.
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