Action shots from two title-winning knockouts in Carson, Calif.: Jhonny Gonzalez’s first-round KO of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz’s third-round stoppage of Victor Terrazas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
It took less than three rounds for Leo Santa Cruz to add a second title in as many divisions to his résumé on Saturday night as he demolished WBC junior featherweight beltholder Victor Terrazas at the Stub Hub Center in the evening’s co-feature.
Gennady Golovkin crushed Matthew Macklin with a devastating KO victory, which came on a wicked shot to the liver at 1:22 of the third round, to defend the WBA middleweight title at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods on Saturday night.
Danny Garcia wasn’t given much of a shot to beat Amir Khan but the underdog from Philadelphia proved too stubborn and hard-punching for the British star who was knocked out in the fourth-round of a thrilling shootut in Las Vegas on Saturday.
James Kirkland’s thrilling sixth-round stoppage of Alfredo Angulo in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday exceeded high expectation for action and gave fight fans a leading candidate for Fight of the Year.