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  • Fast Results from Las Vegas: Inoue Demolishes Dasmarinas; Mayer UD Farias

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    By Arne K. Lang

    Fast Results from Las Vegas: Inoue Demolishes Dasmarinas; Mayer UD Farias

    LAS VEGAS -- Top Rank was at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 19, for the second of their three June shows. In the headliner, WBA/IBF world bantamweight champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue lived up to his nickname with a vicious third round stoppage of Filipino import Michael Dasmarinas.

    Inoue (21-0, 18 KOs) had his opponent fighting off his back foot from the opening bell. He knocked down Dasmarinas in the second with a left hook to the liver and twice more in the third round before referee Russell Mora waived it off. The official time was 2:45.

    Dasmarinas brought a 30-2-1 record and hadn't lost since 2014. But he was no match for the "Monster" who looks younger than his 28 years. Those body shots landed with a thud that could be heard in the far reaches of the arena. This kid is really good.

    Mikaela Mayer continues to improve as she showed tonight in the first defense of her WBO world super featherweight title. Mayer 15-0 (5) turned away Argentina’s Erica Farias (26-5) by unanimous decision in a fight that was frankly rather monotonous.

    Mayer won by scores of 97-93 and 98-92 twice. Farias, who landed the best punch of the fight, didn’t have the taller Mayer’s physical equipment but yet landed the best punch of the fight. Her only setbacks have come on the road against elite opponents—Cecilia Braekhus, Delfine Person, Jessica McCaskill (twice) and now Mikaela Mayer.

    The opener on the ESPN portion of the show was a lusty 10-round welterweight affair between Ghana native Isaac Dogboe and Glendale, California’s Adam Lopez. Dogboe, whose only losses came at the hands of Emanuel Navarette in world title fights, improved to 22-2 by dint of a majority decision that could have easily gone the other way. Dave Moretti had it a draw but was overruled (97-93 and 96-94).

    Lopez, one of two fighting sons of the late Hector Lopez, an Olympic silver medalist, did his best work late, particularly in the eighth round. With the loss, his record declines to 15-3.

    Other Bouts

    Monterrey, Mexico super lightweight Lindolfo Delgado, a 2016 Olympian, was extended the distance for the first time in his career but won a wide 8-round decision over Guadalajara’s Salvador Briceno

    Delgado won by scores of 80-72 and 79-73 twice while advancing his record to 12-0. Delgado’s best round was the eighth, but Briceno (17-7) weathered the storm. Briceno is 5-6 in his last 11, but has been matched tough. The six fighters that beat him, including Delgado, were a combined 78-3 at the time that he fought them.

    Vista, California lightweight Eric Puente has yet to score a knockout but he is undefeated in six starts after winning a unanimous decision over Mexico’s Antonio Meza (7-6). Puente, who is trained by Robert Garcia, knocked Meza down early into the fight with a sweeping left and was the aggressor throughout. The judges had it 57-56 and 58-55 twice.

    Puerto Rican super lightweight Omar Rosario improved to 4-0 (2) with a fourth-round stoppage of Reno, Nevada’s Wilfred “JJ” Moreno (3-1) The official time was 0:47.

    Photo credit: Al Applerose

  • #2
    Dogboy looked decent for about five rounds and then started to fall off as the fight progressed but he got the W and now will see who they got planned for him going down the road. It is tough at his height and reach to go full force for 10 rounds but glad he won even tho it could have gone the other way easily but I guess they have bigger plans for him as opposed to Bluenose. I would like to see him develop more and get into some big fights.

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    • #3
      "Farias, who landed the best punch of the fight..." Hmmm. Did it really land? Replay showed it more or less wrapped around her head and caught her off balance unless you are referring to another that I might have missed.

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      • #4
        The Monster’s opponent was so overmatched it’s hard to say how good the Japanese bantamweight really is based off a result like that but I definitely liked the body punching. I feel bad for the guy who has to get hit so cleanly like that to make Inoue look like a made for TV monster. Is Nonito Donaire really a HOF lock?

        Announcers pushing it pretty hard.

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