In the Main Event over DAZN (The Zone) Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn promoted WBC World Super Flyweight champion Juan “El Gallo” Francisco Estrada and WBA International Super Light champion Shakhram Giyasov defending their titles in Centro de Usos Multiples, Hermosillo, Sinoro, Mexico, Saturday.
WBC World Super Flyweight champion Juan “El Gallo” Francisco Estrada, 40-3 (27), 114 1/2, of Sonora, MEX, stopped Dewayne “Mr. Stop Running” Beamon, 16-2-1 (11), 114 1/2, of Goldsboro, NC, @0:51 in the 9th of a scheduled 12, before a sold out crowd.
In the first round Beamon was very aggressive forcing Estrada to the ropes on most occasions. In the second round Estrada knocked down Beamon who complained of a slip. Shortly later a left hook by Estrada to the body dropped Beamon a second time.
In the third and fourth Beamon only has a jab and right. He has no left hook which shows his lack of experience. Estrada has it all. Beamon may have pulled out the fourth. In the fifth round Beamon who didn’t turn pro until he was 30 and now 33 was a former football player until 26 boxing in the amateurs. He finally landed a double left hook.
In the sixth round Beamon used chopping rights to the head of Estrada. Beamon has had three straight good rounds. In the seventh round near the halfway point both traded right hands to the chin. In the last half minute Estrada took over and just before the bell landed a right that had Beamon stumbling around.
In the eighth round Estrada and Beamon fought fairly even until inside a minute left a right from Estrada cut Beamon near his left eye. In the ninth round Beamon came out looking fatigued. Estrada jumped all over him landing a flurry of punches with a left hook body shot hurting him causing the referee to call a halt. Beamon had swelling around both eyes. This writer had it 76-74 at the end of 8 for Estrada.
Lightweight southpaw Jono “King Kong” Carroll, 17-1-1 (3), of Dublin, Ireland, defeated Eleazar “Tronco” Valenzuela, 20-12-4 (16), of Sinaloa, MEX, over 10 rounds.
In the first round Carroll countered well while Valenzuela pressured him. In the second round Valenzuela had Carroll’s face swelling though both mixed it up well. In the third round Carroll was slipping punches and landing combinations.
In the fourth round a good fight continued on both parts. Carroll is hands and foot faster countering Valenzuela. In the fifth round both fighters had their moments taking over. Carroll continued countering but has been rocked by Valenzuela at times.
In the sixth round the fight continued giving the fans what they want. Carroll seems to edge Valenzuela though the fans are obviously behind the Mexican. In the seventh round Carroll worked the body of Valenzuela well. The taller Valenzuela seemed to be slowing down.
In the eighth round Valenzuela started fast but after a minute into the round Carroll continued working the body of Valenzuela and staying one step ahead of him. In the ninth round Carroll had a good round and seems well ahead of Valenzuela.
In the tenth and final round Carroll continued having his way as Valenzuela is plodding forward getting hit. Carroll had swelling around his eyes at the end.
Scores were 98-92 on all three cards. This writer had it 99-91.
WBA International Super Lightweight champion and 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Shakhram “The Wonder Boy” Giyasov, 9-0 (7), #138.8, of UZB and Brooklyn, NY, knocked out Darleys Perez, 34-5-2 (22), #138.8, of San Pedro de Uraba, COL, seconds into the first round.
In the first round Shakhram knocked down Perez with a vicious left hook on the chin. Perez sat until about the count of 8 and got up after the count of 10.
Super Middleweight Alexis Espino, 4-0 (3), #165.3, of Las Vegas, NV, knocked out Oscar Sotto, 1-2 (0), #165.3, of Sinora, MEX, at 1:49 of the third round in a scheduled 4.
In the first round there was not much action with mostly jabs with Espino coming forward but Sotto gaining the round. In the second round Sotto landed no fewer than four solid rights to the chin throughout the round on the chin of Espino.
In the third round Espino landed a solid left hook on the chin of Sotto dropping him to the canvas with the referee calling a halt to the fight immediately.
WBC International Heavyweight champion Filip Hrgovic, 9-0 (7), 233 Ľ, of Zagreb, Croatia, stopped Mario “Chabelo” Heredia, 16-7-1 (13), 278 ľ, of Distrito Federal, MEX, @ 0:43 of the third in a scheduled 10.
In the first two fights the much overweight Heredia seems to be ducking to the left getting hit with right hands from Hrgovic. In the third round Hrgovic landed solid rights to the chin of Heredia rocking him twice. Finally a vicious right from Hrgovic and down went Heredia. Upon rising the referee wisely waved it off.
Former WBO World Super Welter champion Liam “Beefy” Smith, 28-2-1 (16), #159.8, of Liverpool, UK, stopped WBO Latino champion Mario “Aguila” Lozano, 33-10 (24), #154.1, of Chihuahua, MEX, @1:02 in 7th.
In the first two rounds Smith had his way. In the third round Smith who comes from a fighting family with others pro’s at ringside tonight. Lozano may have taken this round. In the fourth and fifth round Smith hurt Lozano with a right on the chin but then pushed him getting a warning from the referee.
In the sixth round a body shot in the final twenty seconds from Smith dropped Lozano. In the seventh round a left uppercut from Smith rocked Lozano. Smith had Lozano against the ropes landing several body shots with a left hook to the body doubling him over forcing the referee to stop the fight.