It was a busy week in the world of boxing across the globe this past weekend. Here is how everything wrapped up.
Opening up the second portion of the 2 in 1 mega PPV event were a couple of Super-Bantamweights who put forth a competitive contest. Former unified titlist Danny “Baby Faced Assassin” Roman (28-3-1, 10KO) surfaced victorious on the scorecards, though Juan Carlos Payano (21-4-0, 9KO) boxed well enough to make the official verdict a debatable one all-around. Continue reading “Danny Roman Edges Out Close Decision Over Juan Carlos Payano”
Two consistent bluechip talents in the lower weight divisions look to do battle on Charlo/Derevyanchenko’s PPV undercard. Former Unified Super-Bantamweight Titlist 🇺🇸Danny “Baby Faced Assassin” Roman (27-3-1, 10KO) is looking to deliver a statement rebound performance against former decorated Olympian/former Bantamweight Titlist 🇩🇴Juan Carlos Payano from the Dominican Republic. Continue reading “Roman and Payano’s Push to Get Back in the Win Column”
As the second bout on the Thurman vs. Pacquiao undercard, former WBC Bantamweight Titlist 🇲🇽Luis Neri (30-0-0, 24KO) and former WBA Titlist Juan 🇩🇴Carlos Payano (21-3-0, 9KO) mixed it up and fought a competitive fight.
The Dominican Payano fought very well early, circling and countering, taking advantage of Neri’s plodding foot work, while Neri couldn’t find spots to throw his big left hand. While Payano was tacking on the points, and seemingly jumped out to a lead, he started losing gas in the middle of the fight, and Neri stared to come on late, taking harder steps in to get in his range to hit Payano with right hooks and left crosses. Neri started connecting with more shots to the body that further gassed Payano out, and eventually landed the big one in the 9th round, a thudding left hand to the ribs that crippled Payano and put him down for only the third time in his career. He would not get up from that as he rolled around in agony on the canvas from the impact of the punch, and Neri secured his 10th knockout in a row. He retained his secondary WBC “Silver” Bantamweight belt, which puts him in a very good position in hopes to secure a fight with WBC World Titlist 🇫🇷Nordine Outbaali in the near future.
As part of the Pacquiao/Thurman undercard, knockout specialist 🇲🇽Luis “Pantera” Nery (29-0-0, 22KO) will stand across from rugged former Titlist 🇩🇴Juan Carlos Payano (21-2-0, 9KO) of the Dominican Republic this Saturday. They are both going for the vacant minor WBC ‘Silver’ Title to try to jockey themselves in position to fight the holder of the official WBC World Title, that of course being Nordine Oubaali, who fought just a couple weeks ago.
Continue reading “Two Former Champs Meet in the Bantamweight Division (Nery vs. Payano)”