Sunday, March 3, 2019

Gill Stops Dominguez In 3

Undefeated British Featherweight prospect Jordan Gill scored a dominant third round stoppage of former Mexican Jr. Featherweight champion Emmanuel Dominguez on Saturday night at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, England. It was clear from the opening bell that Gill’s sharper punches and overall skill level were simply too much for the “Game”, but over matched Dominguez.

In round two Gill staggered Dominguez several times throughout the round with sharp, crisp combination punching to Dominguez’ head. Gill finished Dominguez off in round three dropping the veteran twice before the fight was stopped. Official time of the stoppage was 1:55 of round three.

Jordan Gill advances to 23-0, with 7 Knockouts. Emmanuel Dominguez falls to 24-8-2, with 16 Knockouts.

Also in the Featherweight division on this card, in a battle for the vacant Commonwealth Featherweight championship, prospect Leigh Wood scored a second round knockout of Abraham Bonsu. A consistent attack to the body of Bonsu resulted in two knockdowns, the second of which Bonsu was unable to beat the count. Official time of the stoppage was 2:45 of round two.

Leigh Wood advances to 21-1, with 11 Knockouts. Abraham Bonsu falls to 13-4-1, with 11 Knockouts.

In the Jr. Middleweight division, undefeated prospect Joe Steed scored a four round decision over veteran Miguel Aguilar. Joe Steed advances to 5-0, with 0 Knockouts. Miguel Aguilar falls to 11-55-1, with 5 Knockouts.

In the Light-Heavyweight division, undefeated American prospect Anthony Sims scored a sixth round stoppage of Mateo Veron. Sims controlled the action for the first five rounds before an overhand right dropped Veron in round six. Sims was able to a second knockdown of Veron with a double jab, right hand combination before the fight was stopped. Official time of the stoppage was 1:54 of round six.

Anthony Sims advances to 18-0, with 17 Knockouts. Mateo Veron falls to 28-22-3, with 8 Knockouts.

In the Cruiserweight division, undefeated prospect Richard Riakporhe scored a fourth round stoppage of Tommy McCarthy. Riakporhe scored a knockdown of McCarthy in the fourth round and was able to get the stoppage as McCarthy was on unsteady legs and unable to defend from Riakporhe’s follow up barrage. Official time of the stoppage was 2:45 of round four.

Richard Riakporhe advances to 9-0, with 8 Knockouts. Tommy McCarthy falls to 13-2, with 6 Knockouts.

Overall this card provided a look at some of the up and coming talent on the UK Boxing scene. In the case of undefeated fighters Jordan Gill and Richard Riakporhe, who each won international titles as recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), each will likely be pitted against someone rated in the top twenty of the WBA rankings in their next fights. In terms of the Featherweight division where Gill currently competes, it will also be interesting to see what will be next for new Commonwealth champion Leigh Wood. It is certainly not out of the realm of possibility that Wood could fight for a championship on the British or European level before setting his sights on the world rankings. For Anthony Sims, this observer would like to see him fight for a regional championship in the near future. The Light-Heavyweight division is one that is full of talent at the top of it, but it will be interesting to see where Sims will fit into the equation as 2019 continues and into 2020. If he can continue to win and do so as the level of competition increases, Sims might be in the hunt for a world championship in the not too distant future.

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