Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, USA. In the main event of the show, top American super lightweights (up to 63.5 kg) Jose Cepeda (35-3, 27 KOs) and Regis Prograis (28-1, 24 KOs) determined the owner of the vacant WBC world champion belt. The favorite celebrated the victory.
The fight began with a tactical gunfight between two lefties. In the opening round, the underdog of Cepeda was a little more effective, and Prograis took the second three-minute period. The favorite aggressively crushes, shot with a left hook. And his constant body movements knock down the sight of the underdog.
In the 4th round, the fighters clashed heads. Cepeda developed a cut near his right eye. Prograis controlled the course of the fight, set the pace. The first half of the fight behind him is 5-1. Cepeda needs to take risks. Perhaps you should try to impose power boxing. He can’t handle Prograis’s reflexes and speed.
Looks like the underdog will try to do it. Cepeda clung to the center of the ring. No, not that. He circles in the center of the ring, and does not try to work as the first number. We have the coolest chess duel, in which the favorite improvises, and the underdog has only one chance left – to catch the opponent on a mistake.
Slightly better Cepede succeeded in the 8th round. Prograis began to flirt – for some reason he gave up the ending of the 9th three-minute period. In the 10th round, the underdog shook the favorite. Both staged a steep mahach at close range. Cepeda immediately lost the initiative and began to clinch.
Prograis powerfully hit the opponent with a left hook in the next three minutes. I saw that he was shocked and rushed to finish off. Cepeda didn’t respond with blows for blows, hung on the ropes. The referee stepped in and stopped the fight. Great performance from Regis.
Prograis TKO 11.
In the co-main event of the evening, Costa Rican unified strawweight champion
Jocasta Valle (27-2, 9 KOs) took the WBO and IBF titles from the champion in the first flyweight (up to 49 kg)
Evelyn Bermudez (17-1-1, 6 KOs) from Argentina.
The fight went the whole distance, it turned out to be competitive and tough – such a non-stop fight. The judges saw the fight differently: 95-95, 99-91 and 97-93. Believe it or not, 99-91 is the score of Adelaide Bird. She’s just unsinkable…
Valle MD 10.
Now the Costa Rican has WBO and IBF belts in two divisions…