Return of the Heavyweights
Live on showtime PPV from the Staples Center Los Angeles, CA heavyweight action took place featuring a main event showdown between reigning WBC American heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury of the UK.
This bout saw heavyweight action Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce and Joe “The Future” Hanks for the vacant WBA Continental championship. Joe Joyce representing the UK entered the bout with 6 wins all coming by knockout and Joe Hanks from Newark, NJ entered with a record of 23 wins 2 losses with 15 wins coming by way of knockout. Joe Joyce won the bout in devastating fashion with a first round knockout.
Another bout of heavyweight action saw Luis “King Kong” Ortiz of Cuba take on Travis “My Time” Kauffman of Pennsylvania. Luis Ortiz entered the fight with a record of 29 wins 25 by knockout and a single loss to Deontay Wilder. Travis Kauffman entered the bout with a record of 32 wins 2 losses with 23 wins coming by way of knockout. Ortiz dominated the bout winning every round and scoring 3 knockdowns leading to a 10th round stoppage.
The co-main event saw a change in pace with a unified IBO, IBF and WBA super welterweight championship bout between defending Jarrett “Swift” Hurd from Maryland and Jason Welborn from UK making his America debut. The champion Hurd entered the bout with an undefeated record of 22 wins with 15 coming by knockout and the challenger Welborn entered the bout with 24 wins 6 losses with 7 wins coming by way of knockout. Hurd went in to the fight with a 20 pound weight, 2 inch height and 7 inch reach advantage. The bout began with the smaller Welborn bringing the fight to Hurd by getting in close throwing and landing many punches. In round 4 after taking a series of punches against the ropes Hurd landed a stunning counter right uppercut to the body of Welborn that kept him down for the count of 10. Winner Jarrett Hurd.
The main event for the WBC heavyweight championship between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury began with Wilder looking to land big punches and Fury playing mind games. Tyson Fury controlled the majority of the bout with his defensive skills not allowing Wilder to land many power shots. Wilder landed left and right hook combinations that put Fury down in the 9th and 12th rounds. The judges scored the bout 115-111 Wilder, 114-110 Fury and 113-113 resulting in a split decision Draw.
Want to see a number 1 contender match between Luis Ortiz and Jarrell Miller in 2019.
Want to see an Undisputed super welterweight bout between Jarrett Hurd and Jermell Charlo in 2019.
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