Kingsley Ibeh vs Waldo Cortes Acosta
Kingsley Ibeh (4-1, 4 KOs) gave the referees the night off tonight as he dismantled Waldo Cortes Acosta (5-3, 2 KOs). The two kicked off a night of boxing at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the second meeting between the two as Acosta took home the split decision in their first contest in October of 2019. This time around though, it was all Ibeh who ended the night with a series of uppercuts.
Reymond Yanong vs Clay Burns
It was a battle of fringe Welterweight contenders as Reymond Yanong (11-5-1, 9 KOs) took home a split decision on the judges scorecard when he matched up with Clay Burns (9-8-2, 4 KOs) at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The feel out process that fighters normally make to begin a contest was nonexistent as both men threw shots with bad intentions. The action never slowed down during their six round contest, but it was Yanong who did just enough to leave with the split decision victory. Judges scoring the contest had it 58-56 for Burns while the two remaining scorers had it 59-55 and 58-56 for Yanong.
Vlad Panin vs Benjamin Whitaker
It was a difficult road to victory for Vlad Panin (8-1, 4 KOs) against Benjamin Whitaker (13-4, 3 KOs). For much of the contest it was a complete contrast of styles. Panin towered over his man and used much of his height and reach advantage to push back his man. Whitaker on the other hand, elected to counter off his Panin.
Although Whitaker did land more shots according to Compubox, it was Panin who was award the close majority decision victory. One judge scoring the bout had it even at 57-57 while the remaining two had it 58-56, siding with Panin.
Luis Porozo vs Orlando Gonzalez-Ruiz
It was all Orlando Gonzalez-Ruiz (15-0, 10 KOs) in this one as he took care of business against Luis Porozo (15-3, 8 KOs). A knockdown in the second round coupled with another in the seventh round told the story on the night as Gonzalez-Ruiz rolled to a unanimous decision victory by scores of 76-73 on one scorecard while the remaining two had it 77-73 for the undefeated Gonzalez-Ruiz.
Avery Sparrow vs Abraham Nova
With just a few weeks notice, Avery Sparrow (10-2, 3 KOs) looked like the fresher man in comparison to his unlikely opponent on the night in Abraham Nova (19-0, 14 KOs). For much of the contest, Nova fought like a man who was looking for the perfect punch. However, that moment never came. Regardless of that though, Sparrow looked like the busier and more active fighter during the match. Yet, the judges saw things in a completely different way as they scored the bout 99-91, 97-93 and 96-94 for Nova.
Jason Moloney vs Leonardo Baez
Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) left the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada a winner as he stops late replacement opponent Leonardo Baez (18-3, 9 KOs) in the seventh round of their contest. It was a competitive contest for long stretches but it was the body punching of Moloney which forced his man to throw in the towel at the end of the seventh round to go home a winner on the night.