Review the bouts from the undercard headed by the World Boxing Association Super Lightweight title fight
The american Gervonta Davis seeks this Saturday to become champion of three different divisions in front of the Mexican American Mario ‘Azteca’ Barrios for him Regular Superlight Championship of the World Boxing Association in the main event of the Mayweather Promotions undercard and Premier Boxing Champions at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Davis came as the favorite to take the victory with a line of 4.5 to 1, thanks in large part to an impressive record of 24-0 with 23 knockouts, currently holds the ‘super’ weight belt Super feather for the AMB, and also him regular championship Lightweight AMB.
With 26 years of age, Barrios, originally from San Antonio, Texas, has a 26-0 with 17 knockouts, comes on a hot streak for the contest, including four knockouts in his last five victories in the ensogado.
Check here the results of all fights:
BATYR AKHMEDOV VS. ALGENIS MÉNDEZ
WBA Super Lightweight Knockout Fight (140 lbs / 64 kg)
The dominican Mendez resisted the Uzbek Akhmedov in the first six rounds, however, he was unable to keep up and received punishment until finished the fight at the end of the eighth round after a hand injury of the Caribbean.
“The fight went according to our plan. We expected it to be this tough. I had been out of the ring for a long time and needed to rack up those rounds. My plan is to fight for a world title next time,” he stated Akhmedov after the fight. “We knew this fight would be awkward and misleading. He was butting and elbowing me. It was a good experience for me. It was huge for me to be able to win this contest. I am happy to have returned to the ring with a positive result.. I am grateful that I was able to be a part of this event and I am looking forward to returning home to my family. Mendez is a tough guy who fights the best. We knew it wouldn’t be a ride and when I hurt him my corner was telling me to drop a gear and take my time before go for the knockout“.
“I started feel injured in the second and third rounds. My knuckles were broken and I couldn’t hit anymore after i cut it [a Akhmedov] with a right hand in the first round, “he said. Mendez. “I tried to keep fighting after the fourth round, but I didn’t have to do it. Do you know what happened? I missed my team, the one I trained with in England. They needed a permit to enter the United States and could not get it. I was here with different people in my corner, now I just want to rest before thinking about what my future will be. “
CARLOS ADAMES VS. ALEXIS SALAZAR
Super welterweight fight (154 pounds / 69.9 kg)
After a couple of controversial interventions from the referee, Adames decided not to leave any doubt with a powerful left to the face of Salazar, who could not pass the protection account and fell knocked out in the third round.
“I was in control during the whole fight, and that caused him to turn around a couple of times,” he said. Adames after his triumph. “I worked my jab to the body first, and when I saw that it worked I focused on my left hook, I did my job and followed my strategy from A to Z to be as successful as I wanted. The key moment of the fight was when I made him lose his concentration, once I achieved that it was easy for me. If it were up to me, I would fight anyone. I can’t tell you exactly who, but whoever wants to cross me is welcome to get in the ring. “
“I felt good in the ring and I thought I was winning rounds. But then he started grabbing me and that’s when he hit me. uppercut, that changed the fight, “he acknowledged Salazar. “I just have to go back to work and keep looking for more opportunities. There are several who never get chances like this. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose“.
ERICKSON LUBIN VS. JEISON ROSARIO
WBC Super Welterweight Elimination Fight (154 lbs / 69.9 kg)
Power was on the side of Rosario, but Lubin was the one who landed the best shots for finish the fight by knockout in the sixth round after sending the Dominican to the canvas twice, who could not overcome the protection count and now is placed as the next in line to fight for the championship.
“I just followed my strategy. I would go back to my corner after every round and the Coach [Kevin] Cunningham and my team were telling me, ‘Stay consistent with the jab‘, Y I am much faster than him and that is why I knew that he sought to respond to me with his good power. So I eluded him and punished him with my jab consistently, “he said Lubin. “I started hurting his body since the first round started. I started looking for his body and saw him growl. So I was able to hurt him going to the body and just wanted to distract him with the jab before going down. This is how I defeated him. Coach Cunningham is a Hall of Fame coach. He told me not to go crazy when I hurt him. We just wanted to hit him systematically, and that’s what we did, I knew the fight was over even after he got up after falling to the mat. I know I’m a great finisher and I knew I had beaten him from the moment I saw him fall. I want my next fight to be for the world title. I want to face everyone at 154 pounds. I’m number one in the WBC but I chose to face Rosario. I am not avoiding anyone. I want to be able to say that I fought everyone in my division when I was a world champion. “
“I feel so bad right now. I still haven’t learned my lesson, this all just happened. I lost again… it’s so frustrating. I was convinced that I was going to win, “he accepted Rosario. “The fight started to change after the second round. From there I started listening and consulting with my corner, Lubin he is a great fighter. He did everything right to win. Enjoy your victory“.
GERVONTA DAVIS VS. MARIO BARRIOS
Fight for the WBA Super lightweight title (140 lbs / 64 kg)
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