At Resorts World Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday over ESPN+ and ESPN presented by Bob Arum (Top Rank) in the Main Event former WBC World Super Featherweight champion now No. 1 ranked Mexico’s Miguel “Alacran” Berchelt was stopped by the former WBO Global champion Nambia’s Jeremia “Low Key” Nakathila after six rounds.
In the Main Event Miguel “Alacran” Berchelt, 38-3 (34), #135, of Merida, Yucatan, MEX, was stopped after 6 rounds by Jeremia “Low Key” Nakathila, 23-2 (19), #136 ½, of Windhoek, Nambia, in a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first round Nakathila had an edge using a good jab. In the third round a jab from Nakathila on the chin dropped Berchelt for an 8 count from Referee Russell Mora. In the fourth round Nakathila continued to dominate the round.
In the fifth round Berchelt came back well enough to take the round. In the sixth round Nakathila knocked out the mouthpiece of Berchelt with a solid right on the chin. In between rounds the corner of Berchelt stopped the fight.
In the co-feature Featherweight Jose “El Ejecutor” Vivas, 21-2 (11), #125.8, of Texcoco, MEX, and Montebellow, CA, lost a majority decision to Eduardo “El Gemelo” Baez, 21-2-2 (7), #126.6, of Mexicali, MEX, and Calexico, CA, over 10 rounds.
In the first three action packed rounds Baez held a 2-1 edge. In the next two rounds Vivas outworked Baez with a good body attack but Baez adjusted taking the fifth and sixth rounds. In the seventh round
Scores were 95-95, 98-92 and 96-94 as did this writer. Referee was Tony Weeks.
Super Bantamweight southpaw Carlos “Purin” Caraballo, 15-1 (14), #120, of Ponce, PR, defeated Luis Fernando Saavedra, 9-7 (3), #120, of San Luis Potosi, MEX, over 8 rounds.
In the first four rounds Caraballo got the better of the two with his counter punching. In the fifth round Saavedra managed to cut off the ring outworking Caraballo.
In the seventh round Saavedra continued chasing Caraballo and when he caught up to him he got countered by Caraballo. In the eighth and final round Saavedra had his best round of the fight catching up to Caraballo finally getting him against the ropes with a flurry of punches.
Scores were 76-76, 79-73 and 77-75 as did this writer.
Referee Robert Hoyle
Super Light southpaw dropped twice Jose “The Prodigy” Vargas, 20-2 (9), #142, of Aguadilla, PR, and Bronx, NY, defeated Nicolas “Nico” Pablo Demario, 15-6-3 (9), #141.6, of Bueno Aires, ARG, over 8 rounds.
In the first two rounds Vargas used right uppercuts to the chin out landing Demario. At the end of the third round what looked like a slip was called a knockdown by Referee Robert Hoyle when Vargas went down.
In the fifth round a left hook from Demario over a jab from Vargas dropped him for an 8-count from referee Hoyle. Shortly afterwards in a clinch Demario bit Vargas on his right arm losing a point from referee Hoyle who should have DQ’d him. In the eighth and final round Vargas outworked Demario ending a close fight.
Scores were 76-74 twice and 76-73 which the writer had it.
Featherweight Haven “The Hit Man” Brady, Jr., 6-0 (4), #127, of Albany, GA, stopped Jose Argel, 8-3 (2), #126.6, of Santiago, Chile and Carolina, PR, at 2:05 of round four in a scheduled 6.
In the first three rounds it was all Brady with good body work chasing Argel all over the ring. In the fourth round a right from Brady on the ear dropped Argel for an 8-count from Referee Russell Mora. Upon rising Brady was all over Argel again dropping him to his knees with a right uppercut on the chin causing referee Mora to call a halt.
Brady is managed by David McWater.
2021 Olympian Welterweight Tiger Johnson, 3-0 (2), #142, of Cleveland, OH, stopped southpaw Sebastian Gabriel Chaves, 5-4 (2), #143.2, of General Belgrano, Bueno Aires, ARG, at 1:42 of the fourth round of a 6.
In the first three rounds Johnson controlled with a jab over Chaves for the most part. In the fourth round Johnson stepped back and landed a right on the chin of Chaves dropping him for an 8-count from Referee Kenny Bayless. Shortly later a left hook from Johnson on the chin and down went Chaves forcing Referee Bayless to call a halt.
Johnson is managed by David McWater.
Light Heavyweight Dante Benjamin, Jr., 2-0 (1), #173.6, of Cleveland, OH, defeated southpaw Kevin Johnson, 2-1 (1), #174.4, of Wichita, KS, over 4 rounds.
In the second round a left hook from the taller Benjamin knocked the mouthpiece of Johnson out with a minute remaining. In the fourth and final round Benjamin continued using his effective jab and lead rights to take every round.
Referee was Tony Weeks and Scores were 40-36 as was this writers.
Lightweight Adrian Serrano, 134.4, of Salinas, CA, Estevan Partida, 0-0 (0), #133.6, of Merced, CA, 4 rounds.
In the first round