Shakur Stevenson received the WBC light-weight world championship on Thursday evening by way of unanimous determination over Edwin De Los Santos in a battle that had followers booing the shortage of motion.
Stevenson (21-0, 10 KOs) picked up a title in a 3rd weight class, successful by scores of 116-112 on two playing cards and 115-113 on the opposite.
De Los Santos, who dropped to 16-2, saved Stevenson shifting backward for a lot of the battle and located himself chasing and lacking when alternatives offered themselves.
Stevenson closed a minus-1450 favourite at FanDuel, which suggests a bettor would have needed to wager $1,450 to make $100.
Emanuel Navarrete, Robson Conceio attract co-main
Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) and Brazil’s Robson Conceio fought to a majority draw within the co-main occasion. Navarrete, the WBO junior light-weight champion, dropped Conceio (17-2-2, 8 KOs) twice in the course of the battle, however the challenger’s persistence within the latter rounds helped earn him the draw.
Judges Max De Luca and Chris Flores each scored the battle 113-113, whereas Don Trella had it 114-112 in favor of Navarrete. Conceio, 35, who received gold on the 2016 Olympic Video games, mentioned he would really like a rematch.
“He deserves it,” mentioned Navarrete, 28.
Earlier within the evening, Emiliano Vargas (8-0, 7 KOs), son of former two-time mild middleweight champion Fernando Vargas, remained undefeated with a second-round knockout of Brandon Mendoza (6-3).
After dropping him twice within the first spherical, Vargas completed off Mendoza with a pair of devastating proper fingers that put him on the canvas. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the battle with Mendoza stumbling to remain on his ft simply 57 seconds into the second spherical.