At the Mohegan Sun Casino Saturday night TGB Promotions – Tom Brown over Showtime presented WBC World Super Middleweight champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, of Phoenix, AZ, who was stripped of his title for coming in overweight before defeating Roamer Alexis Angulo, of COL, and Miami, FL, in the Main Event.
In the Main Event former WBC World Super Middleweight champion David “El Bandera Roja” Benavidez, 23-0 (20) #170 ľ, of Seattle, WA, stopped No. 15 ranked Alexis Angulo, 26-2 (22), #167 1/2, of COL and Miami, FL, at the end of the tenth of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first round Benavidez boxed well against the wild swinging Angulo. In the second round Angulo had Benavidez against the ropes in the first minute with a flurry of punches. In the final minute of the round Benavidez landed four punches before a left hook from Angulo stopped his offense. In the sixth round Benavidez had Angulo into the ropes with a right uppercut on the chin.
In the eighth round Benavidez had Angulo in a corner landing punches from both orthodox and southpaw at will. In the tenth Benavidez had Angulo in trouble against the ropes with a two-handed attack having Angulo out on his feet. Angulo’s corner wisely stopped the fight at the end of the round. Referee was John Callas.
“I want to make no excuses for not making weight. I want to stay at this weight before moving up in weight. I think I showed my skills tonight,” said Benavidez.
In the co-feature the No. 7 ranked Lightweight Rolando Romero, 12-0 (10), #134 ľ, of Las Vegas, NV, won a controversial decision over No. 6 ranked Jackson Marinez, 19-1 (7), #135, of Santo Domingo, DR, for the interim WBA World Lightweight title, over 12 rounds.
In the first five rounds Romero was the aggressor looking to land the knockout punch with his right hand throughout. Marinez boxed well but was outworked. In the seventh round Romero was warned for using his forearm by referee Harvey Dock. In the ninth round a right from Marinez caused a cut on the left eye brow of Romero. In The tenth Romero came back but Marinez seemed to take the last two rounds.
Scores were Don Trella 115-113, Glenn Feldman 116-112 and Frank Lombardi 118-110 with this writer having it 116-112 for Marinez.
“I landed the power punches to win the fight. I want a title fight next,” said Romero.
Heavyweight southpaw Otto “All In” Wallin, 21-1 (14), #241 ľ, of Sundsvall, Sweden, stopped Travis “My Time” Kauffman, 32-4 (23), #234 Ľ, of Reading, PA, at 2:32 of the fifth round in a scheduled 10.
In the second round referee Robert Ortega warned Wallin for holding Kauffman behind the head. Wallin took the next two rounds and in the fifth round from southpaw Kauffman hurt his left shoulder throwing a punch and immediately turned away for a second but came right back and fought with all his determination until the referee wisely called a halt.
Scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37 at time of stoppage.
Super Middleweight Alantez “SlyAza” Fox, 26-2-1 (12), of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Habib “Wild Hurricane” Ahmed, 27-1-1 (18), of Accra, Ghana, ended in a NC in 3 rounds after a clash of heads.