Mykal Fox W10 Fazliddin Gaibnazarov... On the Top Rank undercard in Tucson, Arizona, Mykal "The Professor" Fox (20-1, 5 KOs) upset 2016 Olympic gold medalist Fazliddin "Fayzi" Gaibnazarov (7-1, 4 KOs) in a ten-round junior welterweight bout. Gaibnazarov winning by scores of 96-92 (twice) and 95-93. Fox had a nearly nine-inch height advantage and used his southpaw jab and long arms to his advantage.
Carlos Castro W10 Mario Diaz... Phoenix native Carlos Castro (23-0, 9 KOs) outlasted the game Mario Diaz (18-3, 7 KOs) in a super bantamweight bout by scores of 100-89 (twice) and 98-91. Castro knocked down Diaz in the second round and kept him at bay with his 70-inch reach. “We knew it was a tough fight, and that’s why we prepared so hard for this battle. But this is my title, and no one is going to take it from me," Castro said My next step is to keep working hard and to move closer to a world title shot. I love fighting in front of my home state fans. The fans in Tucson are special.”
Miguel Marriaga TKO3 Ruben Cervera... Colombia's Miguel Marriaga (28-3, 24 KOs) kept his hopes for a fourth world title shot alive, knocking out fellow Colombian and late replacement Ruben Cervera (10-2, 9 KOs) following the conclusion of the third round. Marriaga scored a pair of knockdowns in the second round, while Cervera notched a flash knockdown of his own in the third. Marriaga’s body attack was too much, and Cervera elected to retire on his stool. "He was a last-minute opponent that came a little heavier than what I'm used to fighting, and that's why I focused on punishing the body,” Marriaga said. “He connected well with a solid punch and I went down, but he didn't hurt me badly. My plan was to punish him with body shots until he did not want to continue and finally he didn't come out to fight following the third round."
Junior welterweight Miguel Parra (17-1-1, 12 KOs) made short work of David Morales (13-11,13 KOs), as Morales was unable to continue following the first round. Parra has now won eight fights in a row...
Tucson native Manny Guajardo (5-0, 0 KOs) kept his unbeaten record alive, edging Jonathan Espino (2-4, 3 KOs) by four-round majority decision (40-36, 39-37 and 38-38) in a middleweight bout. source for all results: top rank