Salido vs Roman Deliver a War – As expected, Orlando Salido and Miguel Roman delivered a war last night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and on HBO After Dark. Salido started out strong but Roman withstood the onslaught to dish out a lot of punishment of his own. By the ninth round, Roman had earned the stoppage win over Salido in a fight being called a “Fight of the Year” candidate.
Tevin Farmer and Kenichi Ogawa fought for the vacant IBF world title at 130 pounds. Farmer was riding an 18-fight winning streak while Ogawa was fighting his first bout outside of Japan. The rugged Ogawa earned the majority decision nod from the judges who credited his aggression throughout the fight.
Former world titleholder Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas won a technical decision victory over England’s Stephen Smith. Smith suffered a severe ear injury from an accidental head butt that caused an end to the fight with Vargas comfortably ahead on the cards.
Feature event results appear below and you can catch highlights in this latest TBC report.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
(Card Subject To Change):
130 LBS 10 RDS: Miguel Roman def Orlando Salido via TKO in RD 9 @1:43.
130 LBS 12 RDS: Kenichi Ogawa def Tevin Farmer via SD (112-116,116-112,115-113)
130 LBS 10 RDS: Francisco Vargas def Stephen Smith via Technical UD in RD 9.
130 LBS 10 RDS: Rene Alvarado def Denis Shafikov via SD.
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A clash off heads led to Smith’s fight ending ear injury.