Over DAZN (Zone) Matchroom Boxing – Eddie Hearn, and David Haney Promotions featured in the Main Event Lightweight Devin “The Dream” Haney, of Las Vegas, NV, against Antonio “Tono” Moran, of Mexico City at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD.
Lightweight 20 year-old Devin “The Dream” Haney, 22-0 (14), #135, of Las Vegas, NV, ranked No. 3 by WBC and WBA, No. 9 by IBF and No. 7 by WBO, defended his WBO Inter-Continental and WBC Int’l titles dominated in knocking out Antonio “Tono” Moran, 24-4 (17), #134, of Mexico City, MEX, No. 13 WBO ranked, with a picture perfect right at 2:32 of the seventh round.
In the first round it was all Haney as Moran hardly landed a punch. The hand speed of Haney dominated the round. Moran looked bewildered. In the second round Moran landed several punches early in the round before Haney took over countering Moran almost at will.
In the third round Haney’s movement had Moran missing wildly. Haney kept beating Moran to the punch. He rarely missed a punch. In the fourth round Haney continued beating the taller Moran with his jab to the chin. Haney with a shoulder roll defense makes Moran miss and counter’s Moran. A Haney left hook drew blood from Moran’s nose.
In the fifth round Haney landed solid right body shot as he stepped on Moran’s right foot with his left foot flooring Moran. Every punch landed by Haney seemed piercing. He was warned several times about keeping his punches up.
In the sixth round halfway through the round Haney landed a wicked left to the body hurting Moran. Haney gave Moran a boxing lesson. In the seventh round Haney went to the body with a right and went upstairs with a right to the chin knocking out Moran in devastating fashion.
“First I want to thank God, my dad and Eddie Hearn. They said I didn’t have punching power but tonight I proved I have power. I went to the body and then to the top,” said Haney.
Haney was signed by The Zone prior to the fight and fought a picture perfect fight. The referee was Kenny Chevalier.
WBA World Female Super Lightweight Jessica “CasKILLA” McCaskill, 7-2 (3), #138, of Chicago, IL, in a unification world championship bout defeated WBA World champion Anahi “La Indiecita” Sanchez, 19-4 (11), #138, of Bueno Aires, ARG, over 10 action packed rounds with “fight of the year” written all over it!
In the first round Sanchez landed many overhand rights to the chin. McCaskill tried to smother Sanchez to avoid getting hit from long range. In the second round both fighters were throwing and landing bombs. McCaskill with power punches while Sanchez more polished. McCaskill kept her head up in the air too much. Referee Bill Clancy had to seperate fighters too much.
In the third round both fighters continued throwing bombs with less clinches in the round. At times Sanchez threw from a southpaw stance. In the fourth round the slugfest continued with only Sanchez slipping some punches.
In the fifth round Sanchez had a good round. Referee Clancy got too involved in warning Sanchez for holding. He tried warning her corner after holding up the action while in English to the Spanish corner without giving them the holding sign.
In the sixth round the action continued with McCaskill slowing down but then finished the last part of the round picking things up. In the seventh round Sanchez got hit hard behind the head driving her several steps back showing the referee she was hit there. Referee Clancy never gave a warranted warning.
In the eighth round McCaskill head butt and cuffed Sanchez. Referee Clancy warned “both”. McCaskill bulls her way in throwing punches while Sanchez show much more variety of skills. In the ninth round McCaskill had blood coming from her mouth. She pushed Sanchez through the ropes after hitting her while against the ropes.
In the tenth and final round it was Sanchez bleeding from the mouth. McCaskill had more energy in this round landing more punches while Sanchez countered her well. It ended being anyone’s fight!
Scores were Larry Hazzard, Jr. 99-91, Levi Martinez 96-94, Ron McNair 98-92 while this writer had it 95-95. Hazzard and McNair’s scores were way out of line!
“I got no love from the judges or referee. I got head butted, hit low without warnings,” said Sanchez. “I felt the scorecards were out of line. I don’t like to see that for myself. I can hardly talk getting hit in the throat,” said McCaskill.
Heavyweight for his last 3 fights Michael “The Bounty” Hunter, 17-1 (12), #215, of Las Vegas, NV, No. 12 WBA and No. 11 IBF ranked defended his WBA Int’l title stopped Fabio Caipira de Aco” Maldonado, 26-3 (25), #241, of Sao Paulo, BRZ, with 3 knockdowns at 1:45 of the second round in a scheduled 10.
In the first round it was all Hunter with Maldonado only in a defensive mode. In the second round Hunter almost immediately rocked Maldonado with a right hand to the chin driving him against the ropes forcing referee Harvey Dock to give a standing count. A flurry of punches dropping Maldonado to the canvas. Hunter jumped on Maldonado spinning him around with a combination driving him face first into the corner and down to his knees as referee Dock waved it off. Maldonado never landed a punch.
“I just tried to use my quickness, my ability, and have been fighting all over the world. I would like that title fight in time.
Hunter’s new trainer is former world champion Hassan Rahman.
In the co-feature bout Heavyweight 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist and WBA International champion and No. 9 ranked Filip “The Animal” Hrgovic, 8-0 (6), #242, of Zagreb, CRO, stopped Gregory “Bad News” Corbin, 15-2 (9), #269, of Dallas, TX, at 1:00 of the first round.
In the first round Hrgovic landed several rights to the chin of Corbin. As Corbin came in low with his head much to the right got hit with a chopping right on the side of the head dropped him on his back. He beat the count but wobbled back against the ropes complaining of getting hit behind the head forcing referee Brent Bovell to call a halt.
“You didn’t get to see the best of Hrgovic. I will fight anyone in the heavyweight division,” said Hrgovic.
Super Welterweight southpaw 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar “Kazakh Thunder” Yeleussinov, 7-0 (3), #150, of KAZ and Miami, FL, defeated late sub Juan Norabuena, 3-2-1 (0), #149, of Chile and San Jose, CA, over 6 hard rounds.
In the first round Yeleussinov rocked Norabuena with a left uppercut to the chin. The rest of the round was close. In the second round Yeleussinov countered well with Norabuena coming forward for the most part.
In the third round Yeleussinov seemed to want to end it but took unnecessary punches in return. In the fourth round Yeleussinov came out with solid body punches. In the final minute Norabuena landed five punches to the head with Yeleussinov keeping his hands high blocking several of them.
In the fifth round Yeleussinov must wonder what is holding Norabuena up. He has landed numerous combinations to the chin with Norabuena coming back with slapping punches but landing. In the sixth and final round Yeleussinov spent the first half of the round backing up and countering. In the second half of the round he stood in front of Norabuena punch for punch. Noralbuena had some swelling under his left eye. Yeleussinov had red marks on his forehead. There was not one clinch for referee Vic de Wysocki who did a fine job allowing the fighters to fight. Yeleussinov has his third new trainer in his 7 fights.
Scores were John Grabowski 59-55 while Lynne Carter and Dave Moretti along with this writer had it 60-54.
Super Middleweight southpaw 19 year-old, Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson, 4-0 (3), #165, of Baltimore, MD, stopped Rafael “Loco” Garcia, 9-3 (6), of Tucson, AZ, at 1:19 of the first round.
In the first round southpaw Simpson landed half a dozen uppercuts to the chin of Garcia driving him into the ropes when referee Harvey Dock wisely halted the mismatch.
“I give myself a “C”. I was real calm. I knew when I hurt him. I should fight again in 5 weeks,” said Simpson.