At the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Nevada Saturday night Queensbury Promotions – Frank Warren, SCS Sports Events – GmbH – Ulf Steinforth and Top Rank – Bob Arum brought in former IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion now Lineal champion Tyson Fury against Tom Schwarz of Germany.
In the Main Event Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury, 28-0-1 (20), #263, of Wilmslow, Chesire, UK, stopped Tom Schwarz, 24-1 (16), #245.5, of Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, at 2:54 of the second round.
In the first round Fury used a solid jab moving around the ring having Schwarz chasing. In the second round Fury came out southpaw. A combination busted up the nose of Schwarz with blood pouring out. Fury tore into Schwarz dropping him with a four punch combination. Schwarz walked with his back to the referee who could have stopped it then but didn’t until Fury continued to pummel him until the stoppage by Referee Kenny Bayless.
“First I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I want to thank Bob Arum and ESPN for a great promotional group. I want to fight Deontay Wilder and get my green belt,” said Fury. He then sang to his wife and the crowd Arrow Smith’s song and thanked America.
In the co-feature light heavyweight Jesse “Hollywood” Hart, 26-2 (21), #174, of Philadelphia, PA, defeated WBA No. 2 ranked Cuba’s Sullivan Barrera, 22-3 (14), #173.5, of Miami, FL, over 10 rounds.
In the first round Hart was on the move. In the corner tied up with his back toward Hart he got dropped with a left uppercut which was not scored a knockdown by Referee Jay Nady. Both fighters were warned for fouls in the first round. In the second round it got ugly as Hart rocked Barrera with a right to the canvas from a follow-up left push. The fight was very sloppy.
In the third round the wrestling continued making if difficult for Referee Nady. In the fourth round the wild swinging continued. Hart landed a solid right to the head of Barrera hurting him. Barrera came back in the closing seconds hurting Hart.
In the sixth round Hart had Barrera hurt but again fails to follow-up. In the seventh round the wild swinging from both fighters continued. In the eighth round Barrera came in low and got hit with a left hook dropping him. He jumped up complaining it wasn’t a knockdown. After the round it got reviewed and the decision stayed.
In the ninth round Hart was moving as he did in the beginning of the fight. Barrera looked desperate chasing Hart who fought like he was ahead.
In the tenth and final round Barrera got Hart in a corner hurting him with a right to the chin. Barrera couldn’t follow up.
Scores were , 99-90, 96-93 and 97-92 as did this writer have it.
“First of all I want to thank God. I want to thank my dad wishing him happy birthday and happy Father’s Day. I hurt my right hand in the seventh round and couldn’t use it after that. I want one more fight at 175 and then I want a title fight,” said Hart.
Lightweight Mikaela Mayer, 11-0 (4), #130.2, of Colorado Springs, CO, defeated game Bolivian Lizbeth “La Leona” Crespo, 13-5 (3), #131, of Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina, over 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds the shorter Crespo was getting inside throwing punches as Mayer tried to keep her at bay with her jab. In the third round it was a much better round for Mayer who caught Crespo coming in.
In the fourth and fifth rounds Mayer continued opening up with power shots. In the sixth round Mayer used chopping rights to the head of the shorter Crespo.
In the seventh round Mayer was catching Crespo coming in with right hands on the chin. In the eighth round Mayer used a good body attack with uppercuts from both hands.
In the ninth round Crespo came out missing 3 punches. Mayer landing a right over her own jab. A body shot from Mayer hurt Crespon in the final seconds of the round. Crespo was at a disadvantage coming into the fight when her trainer couldn’t get a visa. Mayer has Philly’s trainer Al Mitchell out of Marquette.
In the tenth and final round both fighters are letting it all out throwing punches.
Scores were 99-91, 100-90 and 98-92 as was this writers score.
WBC International Featherweight title Isaac “Westgate Warrior” Lowe, 18-0 (6), #124.6, of Lancashire, UK, decisioned a tough Duarn “The Storm” Vue, 14-2 (4), #123.8, of Madison, WI, over 10 rounds.
In the first round it was all Lowe switching from orthodox to southpaw and back. Vue kept coming forward as the movement of Lowe caused him problems landing punches. In the second round from a southpaw stance a left uppercut following with a right on the chin of Vue almost dropped him. He was not able to follow-up as Vue recovered.
In the third round Lowe continued moving around with hands to his side countering Vue. Near the end of the round Vue finally got Lowe in a corner landing several body shots before Lowe spun out of the corner. Lowe came right back in control of the round. There was a cut inside of the left ear of Vue who was checked by the ring physician between rounds.
In the fourth round Vue caught up with Lowe with a barrage of body shots until one went low. Referee Russell Mora warned Vue. In the fifth round an accidental head butt from Vue caused a cut on the forehead of Lowe. Vue never stopped coming forward backing Lowe up who countered well but seemed to have slowed down a bit.
In the sixth and seventh rounds Vue seemed to have caught up with the movement of Lowe. In the eight round the cut inside of the left ear of Vue started bleeding again.
In the ninth round as Lowe is slowing down Vue is getting in body shots before getting warned for a low blow by Referee Mora. In the tenth and final round Lowe having problem keeping Vue off of him he is using a left straight arm via Larry Holmes and getting away with it. Vue hurt Lowe with a body shot in the closing seconds.
Scores were Weisfeld 97-93, Trowbridge 99-91 and Hoyle 98-92. This writer had it 96-94.
WBC International Continental Americas champion Super Featherweight Andy “El Tiburon” Vences, 22-1-1 (12), #129, of San Jose, CA, lost his title to Albert Bell, 15-0 (5), #129, of Toledo, OH, over 10 rounds.
In the first round the much taller Bell used his long reach to advantage as Vences kept trying to get inside. In round two it was more of the same as Bell used his reach catching Vences coming inside.
In the third round Vences rushed in landing his head into the nose of Bell causing the Referee Tony Weeks to have the ring physician to check Bell out. Vences seconds later landed his best punch up to this point a lead solid right on the chin of Bell. In the fourth round Bell kept Vences at bay with his jab for the most part.
In the fifth round Bell started throwing his right to the chin of Vences. Vences kept coming in but still couldn’t outwork Bell. In the seventh round Bell hurt Vences with a combination to the chin. Vences tried stopping Bell by turning southpaw to no avail.
In the eighth round at the halfway point Bell rocked Vences with a lead right to the chin over a Vences jab. In the ninth round Vences knocked out the mouthpiece of Bell with a right hand. Vences was landing the left hook to the chin of Bell. It was the best round of the fight for Vences.
In the tenth and final round the mouthpiece came out a second time from Bell. He has slowed down with Vences knowing he needs a knockout to win finally got inside of the reach of Bell. Bell rocked Vences with a right. Vences landed a right rocking Bell seconds later. It was the first time Bell went the 10 round distance.
Scores were 97-93 as was this writer’s.
Super Middleweight Germany’s Cem “Champ” Kilic, 13-0 (8), #168, out of Sherman Oaks, CA, Martez McGregor, 8-1 (6), #166.5, Maywood, IL,
In the first round
Heavyweight Guido “The Gladiator” Vianello, 4-0 (4), #238, of Roma, Lazio, Italy, stopped Keenan Hickmon, 6-4-1 (2), #268.5, of Baton Rouge, LA, in the second round at 2:30.
In the first round the taller Vianello kept jabbing the oncoming Hickmon with several punches to the head with rights. In the second round Vianello dropped Hickmon 3 times with rights to the chin of Hickmon causing referee Tony Weeks to halt the mismatch.
Heavyweight Peter Kadiru, 4-0 (1), #233, of Hamburg, Germany, won a lopsided decision over southpaw ? Torres, 3-2-1 (1), #258, of Cypress, Texas,
In all of the 4 rounds Torres was on the defense the entire time taking a beating from the taller Kadiru. Late sub Torres was too unable to move out of the way of the punches by Kadiru.
The referee was Jay Nady.