Mbilli, Clagget and Gaumont Take Home Solid Wins
In a stay-busy fight, super middleweight Christian Mbilli (25-0, 21KO) made quick work of Demond Nicholson (26-6-1, 22KO) in four easy rounds.
Mbilli was in beast mode from the moment the bell sounded and scored a knockdown in the opening round after landing a hard overhand right.
Despite Nicholson surviving the round, for the rest of the fight was lion versus lamb. Mbilli landed devastating power shots that dropped his opponent in the second round before sending him slowly crumbling to the canvas in the fourth. The referee has seen enough and waved off the fight.
Highly ranked by all four major sanctioning bodies, he has been knocking on the door of a world title fight. With the undisputed champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez tied up, this could open the door for a massive showdown with undefeated Canadian Erik Bazinyan.
He has been unable to land any of the top names in the division, and some of that is due to lack of exposure within the boxing community. Yet, they won’t be able to ignore him much longer with victories like these.
STEVE CLAGGETT PROVES TOO MUCH FOR CARLOS SANCHEZ
Junior welterweight Steve Claggett (36-7-2, 25KO) easily overwhelmed Carlos Sanchez (24-2, 19KO) for a unanimous decision victory.
From start to finish, Claggett marched forward with that pressure style that had Sanchez on the back foot all fight. His volume punching and relentless body attack were on display early.
The Canadian unloaded punishing left hooks to the liver that dropped Sanchez in the fourth round. It was clear Sanchez was beginning to wilt under the constant pressure and was put on the canvas again in the sixth round from a left hook to the chin.
Claggett did not let up off the gas and scored a third knockdown in the seventh round. Like a shark smelling blood, he continued the attack and was looking for the stoppage after hurting Sanchez in the last round.
When the final bell sounded, all three judges scored it 99-88 in favor of Claggett, who has won seven fights in a row. The junior welterweight division is stacked and ranked number 15 by the WBC, he is beginning to make some noise.
ALEXANDRE GAUMONT SCORES A SOLID VICTORY OVER ULICES TOVAR
In a battle of undefeated middleweights, Alexandre Gaumont (9-0, 6KO) remained undefeated against a tough fighter in Ulices Tovar (8-1, 5KO)
The fight started with plenty of action as the taller Tovar used that long reach to land hard shots to the head and body. His jab pushed the Canadian against the ropes as he unloaded more shots to the body.
Gaumont came marching back over the next couple of rounds with combination punches and sharp compact counter-shots. Moreover, he used defense, angles, and feint to confuse his opponent before landing eye-catching shots that excited the crowd.
Down the stretch, both men did good work. However, Gaumont separated himself by landing a series of combination punches and was the busier fighter.
All three Judges scored it 79-73 in favor of Gaumont. 3Kings Boxing saw it 77-75 for the Canadian. In this fight, fans got to see their hometown fighter display improved footwork, defense, and ring IQ.