Jamal James stops foe, Willie Monroe Jr next for Jermell Charlo?
Jamal James got his career-defining hometown win at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota as he stopped tough veteran Mahonry Montes by way of a second-round knockout via a body shot. The fight was dominated by James, who took over from start to finish outboxing Montes until he smelled blood and let his hands go. Montes got confident and came forward only to walk into body shots. The bout was stopped when Montes couldn’t get up from a solid body attack that sent him to the canvas.
After the bout, James was hopeful that he leveled up after this performance and potentially face a top ten opponent in his next bout.
Super welterweight Willie Monroe Jr. picked up a ten-round decision over Javier Maciel, a late-notice replacement in the co-main event. Monroe Jr. outboxed Maciel every minute of every round.
It was highly speculated that Willie Monroe Jr. will face WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo in his next bout, as Charlo was on the broadcast eluding to the fight.
Heavyweight Efe Ajagba picked up a bizarre first-round disqualification win over Curtis Harper as Harper left the ring the minute the bell sounded and headed to the back. To say it was odd was an understatement as Ajagba and Harper never threw a punch or even circled each other.
Super welterweight Jeison Rosario picked up an entertaining 10-round decision over Jamontay Clark. The bout saw one of the most noteworthy moments in recent boxing history when Rosario knocked Clark out of the ring only for Clark to beat the count. Rosario’s power appeared to be the difference in the bout as well as Clark’s inability to move his head.
In the opening bout of the televised card, Eimantas Stanionis picked up an eight-round decision over Levan Ghvamichava, who trains out of Virgil Hunter’s Gym in Hayward, CA.