ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (CCN) — Joey Spencer of Linden scored another first-round knockout Sunday night in a nationally televised fight on the Fox 1 Sports Network. He needed only 2:36 to knock out 41-year-old opponent Cory Macon of Durham, North Carolina. Spencer, now 5-0, has knocked out every pro boxing opponent in the first round or second round. He told a national TV audience afterward, "I felt like I had too much power for him and at the end of the day, that's what it takes." He dedicated the fight to a childhood friend from the Linden community, Aaron Steedman, and he told Fox 1: "Terrible car accident that happened in my community. Took the life of a young man that went too soon."
MINNESAPOLIS (CCN) — Undefeated professional boxer Leon "Lethal" Lawson of Grand Blanc scored another easy decision on Friday night. He beat southpaw Brandon Adams by unanimous decision in a six-round bout in Minneapolis to improve his record to 8-0. Lawson won his last fight on the undercard of women's champion Claressa Shields of Flint at Detroit's Masonic Temple. Some consider Lawson a potential future champion. His dad, Bumper Lawson, is a long-time trainer in the fight game who once worked with boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
FLINT (CCN) — It won't be against Germany's Christina Hammer, but Flint boxer Claressa Shields will be back in the ring on Nov. 17. She will fight Scotland's Hannah Rankin at the Kansas Star Arena & Casino, according to a Friday tweet by Mark Taffet who is Shields' manager. Taffet tweeted that Shields will face Hammer as soon as Hammer is cleared to fight. She had to postpone a scheduled bout against Shields because of an undisputed illness. The bout will be the biggest financial payday in women's boxing history to fight for the undisputed middleweight championship. Hammer will be sidelined until at least March, according to her camp. Hammer is 23-0 as a professional with 10 knockouts and one no decision. Shields, a two-time Olympic champion as an amateur, improved her pro record to 6-0 by beating Hanna Gabriels of Costa Rica in her last fight at The Masonic Temple in Detroit. Shield won by a unanimous decision but the 10-round bout went the distance.
EL PASO, TEXAS (CCN) — Miguel Berchelt is set to defend his WBC junior lightweight title on Saturday night in El Paso. The 26-year-old Berchelt, 34-1 with 30 knockouts as a pro, will fight fellow Mexican countryman Miguel "MIckey" Roman. He has 56 victories with 43 coming by knockout, but Roman has been beaten 12 times in his carer. It will be the fourth title defense for Berchelt who is a former three-time Mexican national boxing champion.
Berchelt'a only loss since turning pro was to Luis Eduardo Florez. He has defeated the likes of Jonathan Victor Barros, Maxwell Awuku, Takashi Miura, Francisco Vargas, Suriya Tatakhun, and Rene Gonzalez.
Saturday's Top Rank Promotions bout is a mandatory title defense for Berchelt and will be televised by ESPN+ streaming network.
The co-main event of the evening will be between Miguel Marriaga and Jose Estrella in the featherweight division and others on the undercard include Saul Rodriguez, Robson Conceicao, Sagadat Rakhmankul, Jose Estrella, Claudio Tapia, Joey Laviolette, and Vaughn Alexander.
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK (CCN) — HBO has two undefeated fighters on its Saturday night card from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York when two of the bouts will be title fights. Undefeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who is 12-0, will face Daniel Jacobs who is 34-2 in a battle for the vacant IBF World Middleweight title while Alberto Machado puts a 20-0 record on th eline against 20-1 Yuandale Evans for the World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight championship. Both title bouts are scheduled for 12 rounds. Also on the card is a 10-round super welterweight bout between Willie Nelson (26-3 with 16 knockouts) and Patrick Day (15-2 with six knockouts).
NEW ORLEANS (CCN) — Terry Flanagan and Regis Prograis will fight Saturday night in New Orleans for the interim World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight championship The bout is set for 12 rounds. Fanagan is 33-1 with 13 career knockouts while Prograis brings a perfect record into the mathcup. He's 22-0 with 19 of the victories coming via knockout.
PUERTO RICO (CCN) — Welterweight Antonio Sánchez (6-5-2) scored an upset by winning a 10-round split decision over Bernard Lebrón (10-2) to highlight Friday night's professional boxing action in Puerto Rico. Other results on the six-bout card included super welterweight John Correa moving to 6-0 with his first non-knockout victory coming in a six-round majority decision over Daniel Echevarría who was 19-6 with 17 knockouts coming into Friday's action. Bantamweight Jonathan López also stayed unbeaten. He had won three straight by knockout but won a six-round unanimous decision over Jonathan Lecona who fell to 17-23-4.
Alfredo Cruz scored an opening round bantamweight knockout over Jesús Méndez and three other four-round bouts saw Yasiel Ortiz defeat Michael Estrada in a super featherweight matchup, Bryan López defeated Luis Enrique Rivera in a lightweight bout and Ángel Marrero defeated Nisk Steven in a welterweight fight.
GERMANY (CCN) — Dominic Boesel will take on Enrico Koelling Saturday night in Germany for the European Light Heavyweight championship belt. The bout is scheudled for 12 rounds.
SOFIA, BULGARIA (CCN) — The main event on Saturday night's ESPN2 fight card will be coming from Sofia Bulgaria. It's a heavyweight bout featuring Kubrat Pulev and Hughie Fury. Pulev is 25-1 with 13 knockouts while Fury is 21-1 with 11 knockouts.
DETROIT (CCN) — Detroit's Lanardo "Pain Server" Tyner and upstart Cortez Chambliss had some weight-in fireworks before their scheduled Friday night fight at the Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit. They've also traded insults on social media before their eight-round welterweight bout. Tyner has a 34-13-2 pro record with 21 knockouts. Chambliss had a decorated amateur career before turning pro. He's now 4-0 in pro bouts. Tickets are priced between $25 and $180. The fight card also features a six-round bantamweight bout between Ja'Rico O'Quinn vs. Christian Esquivel.