On Saturday, April 8, 2017, former two-time Olympic gold medal winner and current WBO champion, Vasyl Lomachenko (7-1, 5 KOs) takes on Jason Sosa (20-1-4, 15 KOs) in the first ever boxing event at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD.
The boxing tripleheader will air live on HBO World Championship Boxing starting at 10:00 pm, EST/PST.
In the co-main event of the evening, former Olympic gold medalist and current WBO Cruiserweight champion, Aleksandr Usyk (11-0, 10 KOs) will defend his title against top 10 contender Michael Hunter (12-0, 8 KOs).
Opening up the telecast will be 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, Oleksandr Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KOs), who will be defending his NABF Light Heavyweight title against Yuniesky Gonzalez (18-2, 14 KOs).
On the non-televised undercard, Mike Reed, Jesse Hart, Patrick Harris and Egidijus Kavaliauskas will all be in action in separate bouts.
Live Boxing Results
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa
Vasyl Lomachenko stops Jason Sosa.
Aleksandr Usyk vs. Michael Hunter
In an exciting 12-round matchup, Aleksandr Usyk scored a unanimous decision win over Michael Hunter who showed possibly the most heart you’ll ever see.
Usyk unloaded with everything in his arsenal multiple times throughout the fight, but couldn’t get Hunter to hit the canvas.
Usyk did score a knockdown in Round 12, and after battering Hunter for the full three minutes, Hunter escaped the knockout loss.
Scores were 117-110 across the board for Usyk.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez
Oleksandr Gvozdyk scored a big stoppage victory over Yunieski Gonzalez.
Gvozdyk dropped Gonzalez twice in Round 3 before the Cuban fighters corner jumped in to stop it.
Mike Reed vs. Reyes Sanchez
Mike Reed scored a 10-round unanimous decision win over Reyes Sanchez.
Jesse Hart vs. Alan Campa
Jesse Hart started the fight at a blistering pace, putting hard punches together to the head and body.
Campa took the shots relatively well and kept coming forward, but his disregard for defense would spell the end.
A succession of uppercuts brought the end to the fight in Round 5 as Campa’s corner mercifully threw in the towel.
After the fight, Hart was quick to call out Gilberto Ramirez.
“I told my manager call Bob on Monday. It’s my turn. I’m gonna knock Zurdo out!”
“I will be ringside on April 22 at StubHub and will tell Zurdo to his face that I will knock him out,” said Hart.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Ramses Agaton
In the first bout of the evening, Egidijus Kavaliauskas took two rounds to warm up before unleashing a succession of power punches in Round 3.
The Mean Machine, as Kavaliauskas is known, had a game opponent in front of him in Ramses Agaton.
Kavaliauskas ended things in Round 4 with another hard right hand–his go to power punch of the night.
“I was looking for that punch all night. It just felt sweet got him right on the chin,” said Kavaliauskas.
Patrick Harris vs. Omar Garcia
From the beginning of the fight, Patrick Harris started a relentless attack on the body.
Omar Garcia didn’t offer much in the form of offense but showed the heart and toughness of a true champion.
Although Harris displayed dazzling combinations and strong body work, Garcia took him the full eight rounds in what probably should have been a stoppage win for Harris.
Official scores were 80-72 across the board.
Header photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank