Rising Lightweight contender Devin Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) impressed fans at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland with an explosive seventh-round knockout win against Antonio Moran (24-4, 17 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico.
The fight was streamed live on DAZN in the United States on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
After dominating Moran for six rounds, Haney finished the fight at 2:32 seconds of the aforementioned round with a thunderous overhand right, unifying the WBC International, WBO Intercontinental and WBA International Lightweight Titles.
“Coming into this fight, I wanted to make a statement,” said Devin Haney. “There were a lot of rumors going around saying that I didn’t have any punching power and that I couldn’t knock guys out. But as you see, I can.”
“I’m going to beat whoever the put in front of me,” said Haney when asked about his future.
Michael Hunter (17-1, 12 KOs) of Van Nuys, California defeated Fabio Maldonado (26-3, 25 KOs) of Sao Paulo, Brazil via second-round TKO of a scheduled 10-round Heavyweight battle. Hunter ended matters at 1:45 of the just-mentioned round to retain his WBA International Heavyweight Title.
Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois unified the WBC and WBA Super Lightweight World Titles with a unanimous decision victory against Anahi Esther Sanchez (19-4, 11 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a 10-round clash. McCaskill, who had already had the WBC title, won the fight with scores of 99-91, 96-94 and 98-92.
Danitar Yeleussinov (7-0, 3 KOs) of Berezino, Kazakhstan scored a six-round unanimous decision victory against Luis Norambuena (3-2-1) of Talca, Chile in a Super Welterweight fight. Yeleussinov won with scores of -55, 60-54 and 60-54.
Lorenzo Simpson (4-0, 3 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland retained his undefeated record with a technical knockout victory against Rafael García (9-3, 6 KOs) of Tucson, Arizona at 1:19 of the first round of a bout scheduled for four rounds in the Light Heavyweight division.
Filip Hrgovic (8-0, 6 KOs) of Zagrev, Croatia beat Gregory Corbin (15-2, 9 KOs) of Dallas, Texas via TKO at 1:00 of the very first round of a scheduled 10-round battle in the Heavyweight division.