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Caleb Plant stops Mike Lee in three, Efe Ajagba wins

Photo: Cynthia Saldana

IBF super middleweight world champion Caleb Plant (19-0, 11 KOs) handed out a one-sided beatdown to Mike Lee (21-1, 11 KOs) over the course of three rounds in his first world title defense on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Plant dropped Lee in round one with a leaping left hook, Lee would survive to be dropped three times in round three. Lee got up each time, but referee Robert Hoyle had seen enough and called a halt to the bout. The time was 1:29.

Photo: Cynthia Saldana

Heavyweight Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) remained undefeated picking up a tactical ten-round decision over Ali Eren Demirezen (11-1, 10 KOs) in a matchup of heavyweights who both competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The judges saw the bout 97-93, 99-91 and 99-91 all for Ajagba.

Welterweight Abel Ramos (25-3-2, 19 KOs) is working his way closer to a big fight fourth-round stoppage of Jimmy Williams (16-3-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled eight-round bout.

Flyweight Genisis Libranza (19-1, 11 KOs) scored a fourth-round technical knockout over Carlos Maldonado (11-4, 7 KOs) as Maldonado sat on the ropes.

Featherweight John Leo Dato (12-0-1, 8 KOs) opened the card with a fifth-round knockout out of Juan Antonio Lopez (13-7, 5 KOs).

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