On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Top Rank on ESPN returns from the city of brotherly love with a televised tripleheader.
The fight card is headlined by WBO titleholder Jessie Magdaleno taking on No. 1 contender Isaac Dogboe.
In the co-featured bout, Bryant Jennings takes on Joey Dawejko in an all-Philly Heavyweight scrap.
Opening up the card will be another Philly fighter, Jessie Hart, taking on fellow hard-hitting Super Middleweight Demond Nicholson.
The card will be televised live on ESPN and stream in English and Spanish on the ESPN App starting at 7:00 pm, EST.
Undercard bouts, which include Shakur Stevenson and Robson Conceicao in separate bouts, will stream live on ESPN+, available on the ESPN App, beginning at 4:00 pm, EST. ESPN Deportes will air the fights at 10:00 pm, EST.
Stay with Round By Round Boxing‘s ringside reporter, Milo Taibi, for up-to-the-minute results from Philly.
Live Round By Round Boxing Results
Jessie Magdaleno vs. Isaac Dogboe
- Main event time! 12 rounds for the WBO World Super Bantamweight Title. Southpaw stance for Magdaleno, orthodox for Dogboe. Isaac suffers a knockdown less than two minutes into the first round, collapsing against the ropes after a left hook from Magdaleno. Dogboe initiates a crowd-pleasing exchange toward the end of the second round, showing no ill-effects of his previous knockdown. Entering Round 5, Dogboe has clawed his way back into the fight but is still showing a bit too much respect for Magdaleno. Magdaleno survives an absolute onslaught from Dogboe in Round 5. Jessie hit the canvas on a right hook then was pummeled for the remaining 2+ minutes. At the very least, a 10-8 round. We’re through nine rounds, and I’ve given Magdaleno each of the last two frames. The once-frenetic pace of the fight has slowed considerably in Round 10.
Jesse Hart vs. Demond Nicholson
- A right hand from Demond lands right on the button to end Round 1. Hart looks to have shaken off the cobwebs in Round 2, however. Things came unglued for Nicholson in Round 4- the Maryland native had a knockdown called against him for what clearly appeared to be a slip. He then suffered another knockdown later in the frame. After a couple of 10-9 rounds, Hart closed the show in Round 7. Here’s a breakdown of the bizarre finish: Nicholson’s glove touched the canvas after eating a right hand, yet referee Shawn Clark didn’t call a knockdown. Once the action continued, Hart continued his attack, securing another knockdown. Clark gave Nicholson a 10-count, then repeatedly asked him to get up before stopping the bout…bizarre stuff. The end result is a TKO win (and the NABF Super Middleweight Title) for Jesse Hart at 2:26 of Round 7.
Bryant Jennings vs. Joey Dawejko
- Low blows are traded in a fairly even first round. Jennings and Dawejko still appear to be figuring one another out in the second round. Joey throws the most egregious low blow of the fight toward the end of Round 2, a thudding left hand below Jennings’ belt line. By-By gets his revenge with a flush right hand before the bell sounds, however. Business picks up in the third frame, as each man lands heavy leather during a clinch in center ring. Jennings lands a cracking right hand to end a lethargic fifth round. Entering the ninth round I have it 6-2 Jennings. Joey is hanging in tough, but he’s playing a lot of defense and not landing big with his shots. Dawejko needs a second to adjust his gloves before the start of Round 9. Jennings takes each of the last two rounds, really pouring it on in the final frame. All three judges scored it the same as I did: 98-92, Bryant Jennings picks up the USA Pennsylvania State Heavyweight strap.
Shakur Stevenson vs. Roxberg Patrick Riley
- Unfazed by Patrick Riley’s undefeated record, Shakur Stevenson scored a second round knockout to improve to 6-0. A sharp southpaw, Stevenson scored a knockdown before earning the stoppage.
Alex Torres Rynn vs. Robson Conceicao
- Robson Conceicao takes a UD (60-54 x3) over Alex Rynn Torres. Conceicao, a 2016 gold medalist, is the second straight Olympian Torres has faced, after losing to John Joe Nevin in March. In a fight with long stints of inactivity and clinching, Conceicao showed off glimpses of punishing body work.
Christian Carto vs. Edwin Rodriguez
- Carto and Rodriguez were talking trash leading up to this fight, so each man comes out of the gate with something to prove. Carto possesses a clear speed advantage, as well as a bigger repertoire of combinations. Rodriguez takes a slip to end the first round, and Carto has something to say to him as the bell rings. Carto’s attack continues in the second round, landing cleanly on several occasions. Carto lands the fight’s defining blow in the fifth round, landing a left hand to Rodriguez’s jaw that has him badly wobbled. Rodriguez, who has never been knocked out, survives by clinching for the duration of the round. Scorecards are in at the end of eight rounds, and Christian Carto picks up a unanimous decision win (78-74, 77-75 twice).
Mohamed Rodriguez vs. Kent Cruz
- Feel-out round to start the fight. A lot of inactivity in this one, Cruz not fighting with any sort of urgency. Kent Cruz (14-0-1) settles for a draw with Mohamed Rodriguez (11-4-1). Scorecards were 78-74 Cruz, 77-75 Rodriguez, 76-even.
Jorge Hugo Padron vs. Joseph Adorno
- A right hook to the ribcage crumples Padron, giving Joseph Adorno a knockout win at 1:11 of the first round. 7-0 with seven knockouts for Adorno in his young career.
Marcel Rivers vs. Ronald Logan
- After comfortably winning the first round, Rivers connects on a left hook against Logan, sending the 0-2 New York native to the canvas. Referee Gerry Rosado rules it a slip, but Logan is clearly disoriented after getting back to his feet. He’s unable to continue, resulting in a TKO win for Marcel Rivers at :49 of the second round.
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