Sho Box Results
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Super lightweight Mykquan Williams (16-0-1, 7 KOs) of Connecticut won a hard fought unanimous decision over Columbia's Yeis Solano (15-1, 10 KOs) Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut in headlining SHOBOX on Showtime. There was an accidental clash of heads in the opening round as the southpaw Solano and Williams fought at close range. Solano appeared to have went down but was ruled a slip. Williams boxed but Solano stood on him connecting with short punches. Solano was momentarily staggered in the fourth as Williams landed a solid right but the Columbian landed the lethal punches.
Past the halfway point in the sixth, Williams stuck to the plan and boxed but Solano kept gaining ground connecting with hard shots. In the eighth, the referee warned Solano for a low blow but that did not stop the pressure as he kept going at Williams. Shortly after, a jab by Williams dropped Solano as he got up quickly. Late in the fight in the ninth, Solano looked for the knockout as he was swinging wildly Williams remained composed. A low blow by Solano forced the referee to deduct a point after issuing a prior warning. However, Solano scored a knockdown to give his final impression to the judges. However following the final bell, the low blow and knockdown were overturned as the judges scored the bout 97-92, 96-93, and 96-93.
The co-main event features Panama’s unbeaten Jose Nunez (11-0-2, 4 KOs) and Aram Avagyan (10-0-2, 4 KOs) of Armenia fought to a draw in going the distance in an eight-round super featherweight. Nunez controlled the early rounds boxing well as Avagyan stalked and connected with the power punches. Avagyan began to close the gap at the halfway point as Nunez kept his distance and continued to box. Late in the fight Avagyan attacked as Nunez stood in the pocket. Sensing the urgency in the final round, the fight was close as Nuncez and Avagyan exchanged, the Panamanian ripped away to the body but Avagyan kept coming forward to the final bell. In the end the judges saw it even 77-75 for Nunez, overruled by 76-76, and 76-76.
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