Matias-Ponce: Boxing evening began with two epic knockouts – video


Armory, Minneapolis, USA. The evening of boxing began with two bright knockouts.

First, an 18-year-old super lightweight prospect (up to 63.5 kg) American
Kel Spencer (3-0, 2 KOs) in the opening round finished with a 30-year-old Mexican journiman
Margarito Hernandez (3-5-1, 0 KOs).

Prospect deftly transferred attacks from head to body, looked confident, powerful and bright. Check out the knockout:

WOW! @mickelspencer_ kicks off the night with a bang, stopping Hernandez in round 1. #MatiaPonce Prelims @lthomasnews @BCampbell

— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) February 25, 2023

In the second fight of the show, an upset was recorded: an American welterweight prospect (up to 66.7 kg) Derrick Jackson (10-1, 5 KOs) knocked out in the opening round to a compatriot
Willie Jones (9-2, 6 KOs).

The underdog put out the light of the favorite with a left hook. Brutalissimo!

What a shot

Willie Jones KOs Jackson with a powerful left hook to score the huge upset win. #MatiaPonce Prelims: @lthomasnews

— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) February 26, 2023

AGON Sportpark, Charlottenburg, Germany. In the main event of the evening, they planned to play for the vacant EBU heavyweight title of the European Union (over 90.7 kg). But the local avenue is a favorite
Granite Shala (13-0, 3 KOs) at the last moment decided not to enter the ring against the African playing for Belgium
Jack Malovaya (13-3-1, 9 KOs) – cited an injury.

The fight did not take place.

Also within the framework of the show, a native of Armenia, a German fighter of the first middle weight (up to 69.9 kg) Aro Matevosyan (17-0, 9 KOs) defended the IBF Inter-Continental belt in the confrontation with the Mexican gatekeeper
Alejandro Daviloy (23-5-2, 9 KOs).

The fight went the whole distance, the judges unanimously gave the victory to the favorite – 116-112 and twice 117-111.

Matevosyan UD 12.