IBF featherweight king Yuriorkis Gamboa may have lost his WBA title on the scales before his fight last night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall but the former Olympic Gold Medallist from Cuba handed Mexican challenger Jorge Solis a complete and thorough defeat.
The first round featured only mild action as the pair of combatants studied each other but that period of calm was shattered by the second as Gamboa began to hammer the veteran Solis.
Solis hit the deck twice in the face of a blizzard of leather from the champion but beat the count each time before managing to see the round out on his feet.
Gamboa stalked Solis in the third, producing another knockdown but again, Solis was back up to continue.
The fourth frame featured fireworks again as Gamboa hit the target and dropped Solis twice more, with the second knockdown ending the bout at 1:31 of the fourth.
Gamboa improves to 20-16 after his best performance to date and is hoping to face WBA champion Chris John or WBO titlist Juan Manuel Lopez in a
Additionally, there were two battles between undefeated fighters on the bill.
NABF/NABO featherweight belt holder Matt Remillard, 23-1 (13), boxed well but was busted up over the course of the bout against slugger Miguel Angel Garcia, 25-0 (21), who captured the titles when Remillard, who was down in the ninth and tenth, failed to answer the bell for the eleventh round.
Super bantam Teon Kennedy, 17-0-1 (7), retained his USBA title by flooring challenger Jorge Diaz, 15-1 (9), twice enroute to producing a 12 round unanimous decision 118-109, 117-109 and 115-111.
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