Carl Frampton W12 Tyler McCreary... Former two-division champion Carl "The Jackal" Frampton (pictured) returned from a nearly one-year layoff to dominate previously unbeaten Tyler "The Golden Child" McCreary via ten-round unanimous decision in a super featherweight bout that was part of Top Rank;s show in Las Vegas. Frampton (27-2, 15 KOs ) knocked down McCreary (16-1-1, 7 KOs) with a body shot in the sixth round and again in the ninth round with a pair of left hooks. The scorecards were academic, but for the record, they all favored Frampton 100-88. Frampton hopes a showdown with WBO champion Jamel Herring is in his future.
“I was happy. That was the plan, to target the body," Frampton said. "Tyler is pretty tall. We’ve seen that he’s left gaps. My hand wasn’t great coming into the camp as well. It’s always a bit softer hitting the body than the head. I feel like I hurt it again in the second round, so that’s why it wasn’t the most exciting fight in the world, but I just cruised to a points win. I just wanted to be safe with my hands.
“I re-fractured the hand twice in camp, but I knew a lot of people were coming to support me. There was absolutely no way I wasn’t fighting. I know [Herring] is the champ. I just want to fight for a world title next. I want to be involved in big fights. I would love the opportunity to fight Jamel. I’m not the champion. He’s the champion.”
Said Herring: “Wherever, whenever, I want to fight Carl Frampton. We’re under the same promotional umbrella, so it shouldn’t be a problem.”
Patrick Teixeira W12 Carlos Adames... Patrick Teixeira overcame brutal cuts to score a unanimous decision over Carlos Adames in a fight for the vacant interim WBO junior middleweight world title. [CHampion Jaime Munguia is expected to vacate shortly]. Teixeira (31-1, 22 KOs) knocked down Adames (18-1, 14 KOs) in the seventh round and won the twelfth round on two of three judges' cards to prevail by scores of 116-111 and 114-113 (twice). “I felt like I needed to win the last round. It was a close fight. Every point was crucial, and I won the final round to win the fight," Teixeira said. “It was tough with the cuts, but I was able to get through it because of my experience. It was a little harder, but my corner did an excellent job on the cuts.”
Welterweight Xander Zayas (2-0, 2 KOs), the 17 year-old from San Juan, Puerto Rico, stopped Virgel Windfield (2-3-1, 2 KOs) at 1:48 of the opening round. Zayas scored a pair of knockdowns to end the fight. “I felt ready to finish the fight early and came out very aggressively to do exactly that," Zayas said. "I knew he was taller, so I wanted to pressure him to shorten the distance. I kept focused on working on the inside and managed to finish him quickly."
Junior welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (23-0, 10 KOs) stopped William Silva (27-3, 15 KOs) with a right hand to the body in the fifth round. Barboza is 3-0 with three knockouts in 2019.
Larry Gomez (10-1, 8 KOs) handed welterweight Brian Mendoza (18-1, 13 KOs) the first lost of his career, prevailing by split decision over eight toe-to-toe rounds. The scorecards were as followed: 77-75 Gomez, 77-75 Mendoza and 77-75 Gomez.
Heavyweight hopeful Guido "The Gladiator" Vianello (6-0, 6 KOs) notched another quick KO, stopping Colby Madison (8-2-2, 5 KOs) with a right hand at 44 seconds of the opening round...
Japanese 140-pounder Andy Hiraoka (15-0, 10 KOs) had a successful U.S. debut, knocking out Rogelio Casarez (13-9, 5 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled eight-rounder and...
Heavyweight Jared "The Real Big Baby" Anderson (2-0, 2 KOs) knocked out Stephen Kirnon (2-3-1, 1 KO) at 1:30 of the opening round. source for all results: top rank