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Boxing In America: Friday Night Results

There were a few good cards across America last night, with Cuban superstar in waiting, Yuriorkis Gamboa, winning his first fight at featherweight in thrilling fashion at Buffalo Bill's Star Arena in Primm, Nevada.

Former WBO Super Bantam title challenger Al Seeger, 27-4 (21), was put into the ring with Gamboa but the Savannah, Georgia man was immediately overcome by the quicksilver Cuban, who hammered Seeger out of contention at 2:30 of the very first round.

Gamboa, 11-0 (9), dropped down from super feather for the first time and looked sensational. The 26 year old has been a professional for only 14 months but looks certain to make a genuine impression on the world stage.

On the undercard, WBO Latino Light Middle titlist Richard Gutierrez, 24-2-1 (14), was held to a draw in a ten round non-title fight by tough Bahamanian journeyman, Jerome Ellis, 11-8-2 (10).

On a J. Russell Peltz show at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia, PA light heavyweight prospect Chuck Mussachio, 12-0-1 (5), outpointed Delaware's Richard Stewart, 14-6-2 (8), over eight rounds.

Also on the bill, super bantam Teon Kennedy, 9-0 (5), knocked out fellow undefeated prospect Thomas Snow, 10-1 (8), in the second.

At the Mahi Shrine Temple in Miami, FL, former WBA Light Heavyweight Champ Lou Del Valle, 36-6-1 (22), was outpointed by Orlando based spoiler DeLeon Tinsley, 9-3-1 (5), over eight rounds.

The Reliant Arena in Houston, TX saw the return of 46 year old Puerto Rican legend, Hector Camacho, Sr, after a three year hiatus from the ring.

A former three weight world champion, Camacho, 79-5-2 (38), won his fourth consecutive bout and fought at light middleweight for the first time in nine years by defeating Perry Ballard, 20-2 (15), by seventh round TKO to annex the WBE title.

On the undercard, former world champions Christy Martin, 47-5-3 (31), and Valerie Mahfood, 19-14-4 (9), fought to an eight round draw for the still vacant NABF Female Middleweight title.

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