Haney Destroys Moran In Seven!
By: Joe Martin
May 25th, MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland: In the main event of a Matchroom Boxing card streamed LIVE on DAZN San Francisco’s Devin “The Dream” Haney retained the WBC and WBO International Lightweight titles with a seventh round KO of Mexico City’s, Antonio Moran.
The 20-year-old quicker, sharper Haney mixing a variety of punches to the body and head flooring Moran in round five with a drilling right to the body closed the show with a seventh-round crushing looping right to Moran’s forcing head referee Kenny Chevalier to immediately wave the bout over at 2:32 of round seven. Haney with his sights set on pound for pound top ten Vasyl Lomachenko advances to 22-0, 14Ko’s while Moran suffering a 2018 points loss to Jose Pedraza drops to 24-4, 17Ko’s.
In the co-feature, Chicago, Illinois, Jessica McCaskill unified the and WBC and WBA World Female Super Lightweight Titles with an entertaining ten-round unanimous decision over Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Anahi “La Indiecita” Sanchez.
The 34-year-old “CasKILLA” open to the 27byear old Sanchez right hand early lead the way to several rounds of exhausting back and forth action with McCaskill’s right finding the mark and its way to the way too wide of 99-91, 98-92 and in the ballpark 96-94 McCaskill unanimous decision win.
McCaskill moves to 7-2, 3Ko’s while Sanchez following up a ten round unanimous decision loss to
Katie Taylor with KO wins over Ruth Aquino and Diana Ayala slips to 19-4, 11Ko’s.
Michael “The Bounty” Hunter, the 30-year-old son of Greenville, South Carolina, heavyweight Mike "The Bounty" Hunter left no doubt in an obvious mismatch retaining his WBA International Heavyweight title with a second round TKO stoppage of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s 39-year-old, Fabio “Caipira de Aço” Maldonado.
Hunter scoring well hurt the out gunned, over matched Brazilian in round two with big rights sending him to the canvas twice forcing referee Harvey Dock to put a halt to the bout at 1:45 of round two. Hunter improves to 17-1, 12Ko’s while Maldonado winless in his last three falls to 26-3, 25Ko’s.
26-year-old, Croatian heavyweight Filip “El Animal” Hrgovic retained the World Boxing Council International Heavyweight Title blasting out Dallas, Texas once beaten 38-year-old, Gregory “Bad News” Corbin with a solid right forcing referee Brent Bovell to stop the bout at the 1:00 mark of round one. Hrgovic stays unblemished at 8-0, 6Ko’s while Corbin coming off a DQ loss to former IBF Heavyweight Champion “Prince” Charles Martin dips to 15-2, 9Ko’s.
2016 Kazakhstani Olympic Games Gold Medalist Daniyar Yelussinov remained unbeaten scoring a blue collar slanted 59-55, 60-54 times two points win over Talca, Chile, southpaw Luis Normabuena. Yelussinov moves to 7-0, 3Ko’s while the light handed, late fill in Normabuena dropping back to back bouts falls to 3-2-1.
Baltimore, Maryland, 19-year-old southpaw super middleweight Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson landing cleanly mixed up his power shots to stop Tucson, Arizona’s Rafael “El Loco” Garcia in round one. Simpson remains undefeated at 4-0, 3Ko’s while the 30-year-old Garcia dropping wo straight falls to is now 9-3, 6Ko’s.
In a six round slugfest, Puebla, Mexico’s lightweight, Luis Gerardo “Palamito” Perez banged out a 59-55 points win over Baltimore, Maryland’s, Mack “Papi” Allison IV. Perez back in the win column moves to 6-2, 1Ko while the inconsistent Allison falls to 9-3-1, 7Ko’s.
About Devin Haney Promotions:
Based in California, Devin Haney Promotions (DHP) is a first-class promotional company headed by boxing phenom, Devin "The Dream" Haney. The company was founded in September of 2018. Devin Haney at 19-yrs old became the youngest active fighter/promoter in boxing history. DHP has a commitment to bring fans the most exciting shows with some of the best fighters in the world. Globally, DHP is respected as a premier promoter in boxing.
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