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Charlo Avenges Defeat Stopping Harrrison in the 11th

WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) of Houston avenged his loss by stopping Detroit's Tony "Superbad" Harrison (28-3, 21 KOs) Saturday night in a rematch in headlining the FOX PBC Fight Night at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. Charlo sent Harrison to the canvas early in the fight. With the fight close late in the eleventh, Charlo once again dropped Harrison a pair of times as referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight.

Nigerian heavyweight Efe Ajagba (12-0, 10 KOs) and Iago Kiladze (26-5-1, 18 KOs) of Georgia were in a wild slugfest in the co-feature. Ajagba hurt Kiladze badly but moments later Kiladze dropped the Nigerian.

In an upset Rene Tellez Giron (14-1, 8 KOs) of Mexico stopped 2016 U.S. Olympian Karlos Balderas (9-1, 8 KOs) in opening up the PBC on FOX telecast. Giron dropped Balderas as he got up badly hurt. Referee Ray Corono saved Balderas after he asked him to walk forward and instead took a step back. Giron however made sure that wouldn be costly by stopping him later.

FS1 Card

Middleweights Hugo Centeno Jr. (27-3, 14 KOs) of Oxnard, California and Juan Macías Montiel (21-4-1, 21 KOs) of Mexico fought to a ten round draw.

Russian prospect Petr Khamukov (5-0, 2 KO) stopped Maceo Crowder (2-4, 1 KO). An overhand right did it.

Former world title challenger Oscar Escandon (26-5, 17 KOs) of Colombia KO'd Jhack Tepora (23-1, 17 KOs) in one round in handing him his first defeat. Escandon with a crunching left hook to the body, Tepora never got up as the referee reached a ten count at 1:30.

Super welterweight Raymond Guajardo (5-0, 4 KOs) made quick work of Donnis Reed (3-5, 2 KOs) of New Orleans knocking him out in the first round opening up the PBC on FS1 card.

Other Bouts

Detroit prospect Anthony Flagg (4-0, 3 KOs) _ Jamarcus Warren (2-1-1, 1 KO)

Bantamweight José Balderas (8-0, 2 KOs), the brother of 2016 U.S Olympian Karlos Balderas

Oak Hills, California's Jerry Pérez (11-0, KO's) _ Tyrone Luckey (9-11-4, KO's) in a scheduled six round featherweight bout.

Local lightweight prospect Glendale, California's Yovani Rodarte (10-2-1, 5 KOs) _ Eduardo Reyes (9-16, 4 KOs)

Super lightweight prospect Justin Cardona (4-0, 2 KO's) won a hard fought unanimous decision over Liberia's Archie Weah (3-14). Cardona had to work hard as Weah was a very awkward opponent in going the distance. All three judges scored the bout 40-36.

Former world title challenger Andre Dirrell (33-2-1, 24 KOs) stopped Dominican Republic's Juan Ubaldo Cabrera (24-2, 16 KOs)in a super middleweight bout. Dirrell dropped Cabrera with a straight left in the third as he got up and continued to fight. Cabrera was down again in the shortly after Dirrell went in for the finish forcing referee Jerry Cantu to stop the fight at 1:36

2016 Lithuanian Olympian welterweight Eimantas Stanionis (10-0, 7 KOs) stopped Julio César Sanchez (11-3, 6 KOs) of the Dominican Republic in three rounds. Stanionis dropped Sanchez and then followed up with his attack as the referee stepped in to stop the fight at 2:05.

In the opening bout from the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California, heavyweight Adrian Taylor (11-1, 4 KOs) of Dallas, Texas won a six round unanimous decision over German Pérez (11-7-3, 3 KOs). Taylor dominated Perez as the judges scored the bout 60-54.

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