In the Broadway Boxing main event held at Floyd Bennett Field's Aviator Arena last Saturday in Brooklyn, New York promoted by DiBella Entertainment, unbeaten light welterweight Gabriel 'Tito' Bracero of Brooklyn ran his record to 17-0 with a spectacular third round one punch knockout of southpaw Dani Van Staden, a South African fighting out of Key West, Florida.
A nonstop barrage of right hand jabs and hard power shots had Van Staden in big trouble from the opening bell. Van Staden went down in the second and the third rounds while trying to survive. A hard right cross by Bracero put Van Staden into dreamland, counted out for the night at 1:08 of the third.
Result: Gabriel Bracero KO3 Danie Van Staden
One Punch Knockout for the ten count. Time of 1:08 of the third round.
In the preliminary bout to the main event, female flyweight Melissa McMorrow of San Carlos, California, ranked tenth in the world by the Boxrec, won a hard fought eight round split decision upset in a rematch over Keisher McLeod Wells.
McMorrow lost a six round decision to Wells in February of this year, but won the New York State Female Flyweight title with another eight round split decision upset over Eileen Olszewski on June 24. McMorrow is now 6-2, Wells 4-2 (1).
Result: Melissa McMorrow SD8 Keisher McLeod Wells
Rematch of bout won by Wells. Second 8 round split win for McMorrow in a month.
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