Baumgardner, Nicholson, and Green Grab Wins on Serrano v Cruz Undercard
Alycia Baumgardner (14-1, 7KO) walked away with the undisputed junior lightweight crown after defeating Elhem Mekhaled (15-2, 3KO). Nicknamed “The Bomb”, she was raining right hands down on Mekhaled scoring and scored two knockdowns. She continued to control the pace of the fight with those quick counterpunches over her opponent’s slow jab. However, Mekhaled mounted a comeback with hard power shots over the flatfooted unified champion. Baumgardner got a second wind and used her hand speed to regain control until the final bell. Two judges had it 99-89, and one had it 98-90. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the latter scorecard.
RICHARDSON HITCHINS MADE EASY WORK OF JOHN BAUZA
Junior welterweight Richardson Hitchins (16-0, 7KO) made it look easy against John Bauza (17-1, 7KO). Hitchins was on point in every aspect of this fight – footwork, speed, accuracy, and counterpunching. He was bouncing the jab and straight right hand off the head of Bauza like a basketball. Bauza was dropped twice in the fight, and his face was badly swollen. Nonetheless, he continued to fight hard until the final bell. All three judges scored it 100-88 in favor of Hitchins. The young prospect has been calling for a fight with Montana Love, which could be next.
SKYE NICHOLSON INCHES CLOSER TO A TITLE SHOT
Featherweight contender Skye Nicholson (6-0) inches closer to a title shot after outclassing a tough Tania Alvarez (7-1, 1KO). Nicholson’s boxing ability was on full display against the come-forward, pressure style of Alvarez. The Aussie fought well off the backfoot while landing counterpunches at will. Skye took advantage of her opponent’s head being on the centerline by landing the jab and straight left hand, bloodying Alvarez’s face. The judges scored it 100-90, 98-92, and 97-93 in favor of Skye. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the first scorecard. Nicholson walks away as the WBC silver titlist.
SHADASIA GREEN IS READY FOR A TITLE SHOT AFTER STOPPING ELIN CEDERROOS
Dubbed the boogeywoman by 3Kings Boxing, super middleweight Shadasia Green (12-0, 11KO) outgunned and stopped former unified champion Elin Cederroos (8-2, 4KO). Green’s power was a huge factor from the start of the bell. She landed the right hand with ease before dropping the former champion in the third round. Cederroos had minimal success coming forward behind the jab, but landed some good body shots. However, Green turned it up with a flurry of right hands that prompted the referee to stop the fight in the sixth round. This victory has officially made her the mandatory challenger for the undisputed crown held by Franchon Crews-Dezurn.
By: Bo Bland