Andy Ruiz made history by becoming the first boxer of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight title, and he did it impressively in a terrific fight that will likely be recognized as upset of the year. It featured the likely round of the year, because the third round was extraordinary, with Ruiz getting up from the first knockdown of his career to drop Joshua twice in a tumultuous three minutes.
With another knockout win
Porter Vegas Strong
“On all of our gear we wrote ‘#VegasStrong,’” Porter said. “We want to send a message to everyone in Vegas that I don’t just live there, but it is part of my heart now.
2008 U.S. Olympian Javier Molina (19-2, 8 KOs) of Norwalk, California won via unanimous decision over Abdiel Ramirez (24-4-1, 22 KOs) of Mexico in their 8-round scheduled super lightweight bout. Scores: 78-74, 78-74 and 79-73.
Shawn Porter vs Andre Berto
In Brooklyn, Porter made himself the mandatory challenger for Thurman with a manic and vintage performance against Andre Berto. Porter scored a ninth-round TKO victory.
Shawn Porter vs Danny Garcia
Shawn Porter became WBC Welterweight World Champion Saturday night as he earned a narrow unanimous decision victory over Danny Garcia in a hotly contested fight live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, in an event presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
Porter vs Ugas
Welterweight Champ Shawn Porter defended his WBC 147-pound title with a narrow split decision win over top-rated Cuban contender Yordenis Ugas on FOX.
Porter vs Thurman
In a thrilling, back-and-forth brawl, Keith Thurman eked out a unanimous decision over Shawn Porter to retain his 147-pound title.
Leo Sant Cruz vs Chris Avalos
Leo Santa Cruz successfully defends his title with an 8th round TKO victory against Chris Avalos.
After being dropped early by Luis Cruz on Tuesday night, Ivan Redkach gained knockdowns of his own in the eighth and ninth rounds, and rallied to salvage a 10-round split draw.
Redkach vs Molina Jr
In a fantastic junior welterweight battle, John Molina Jr returned after a year off and stopped Ivan Redkach in the fourth round, with both fighters coming off the canvas in what was a short, action-packed war where there was really no chance they were going to see the scheduled distance.
Ramos vs Aaroyo
In the opening bout of the 360 Promotions card, Mario Ramos earned a sixth round technical knockout over Guadalupe Arroyo to keep his record perfect. The junior lightweight contest was scheduled for six.
Mario Ramos vs. Arnulfo Becerra
In the best fight of the night, Mario “El Matador’ Ramos, (8-0, 7 KOs), of San Diego and Arnulfo ‘Fito’ Becerra, (7-2, 5 KOs), of Mission District, CA had the fans on their feet through their six-round lightweight clash. With constant back and forth exchanges of power shots throughout the bloody battle, both Ramos and Becerra rightfully earned the respect of the crowd at the AVALON and those watching on the international live stream. At the end of the remarkable fight, Ramos was declared the victor by scores of 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56.
George Acosta (3-0-0, 0KOs) of Whittier, California won by unanimous decision over Derick Bartlemay (0-6-2, 0KOs) of Eugene, Oregon. Scores: Rudy Barragan, 40-36; Krysti Rosario, 40-36 and Daniel Sandoval, 40-36 all in favor of Acosta.