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Boxing In America: Weekend Results

Former World Light Heavyweight Champion Roy Jones Jr, 53-5 (39), made a successful comeback following his loss to Joe Calzaghe last November with a fifth round stoppage of former super middle world title challenger Omar Sheika, 27-9 (18), at the Civic Center in Jones' hometown of Pensacola, FL.

On the support bill, undefeated cruiserweight contender BJ Flores, 23-0-1 (14), posted a ten rounder over big punching Colombian Jose Luis Herrera, 16-6 (16).

The Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA saw ex-IBF Light Middle titlist Roman Karmazin, 38-3-1 (24), stop former world middle title challenger Antwun Echols, 31-10-4 (27), in the seventh round at middleweight and middleweight prospect Miguel Angel Espino, 20-2-1 (9), dropped former WBA Light Middle Champ Alejandro Garcia, 26-5-1 (24), twice enroute to a sixth round stoppage win.

At US Bank Arena in Cinncinati, OH, former US Olympian hero Ricardo Williams, 15-2 (8), continued his own comeback with a third round stoppage of Harrison Cuello, 18-9-2 (14), at welterweight.

On Friday at the Entertainment Center in Laredo, TX, featherweight Fernando Beltran Jr, 32-3-1 (18), annexed the vacant IBF Latino belt with a 12 round split decision over Miguel Roman, 25-5 (17).

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