By Derek Bonnett
Golden Boy Promotions put on a stacked card replete with myriad SecondsOut ranked fighters at StubHub Center in Carson, California, USA. The ten bout card featured significant match-ups featuring Robert Guerrero, Chad Dawson, and Devon Alexander along with Gary Russell Jr.-Vasyl Lomachenko in the main event to fill the vacant WBO featherweight title. Portions of the card were televised on Showtime and Showtime Extreme.
Chad Dawson, New Haven, CT, broke a year of inactivity following back to back KO loses by squaring off with, seasoned veteran, George Blades in a cruiserweight contest scheduled for ten rounds. Dawson, 202 by fight time, made short work of Blades in a good confidence builder. Dawson decked Blades first with a left hook to the body and again after a pair of right hands to the chin. Dawson improved his resume to 32-3 (18). Blades dropped to 23-6 (16).
Heavy-handed former lightweight world title challenger, Sharif Bogere took on Miguel Zamudio in a light welterweight bout scheduled for eight rounds. Bogere forced Zamudio into third round corner retirement with the official time being 3:00 of round three. Bogere lifted his ledger to 25-1 (17). Zamudio crashed to 29-5-1 (16).
Rising heavyweight prospect, Dominic Breazeale moved to 11-0 (10) with third round TKO over Devin Vargas. Vargas was dropped in round two and turned his back to Breazeale while under siege in the third. The stoppage came at the 2:36 mark as the referee intervened to spare Vargas further punishment. Vargas fell to 18-4 (7).
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