Chris Cozzone & Natasha Chornesky at ringside
WBC #5/WBA #6/IBF #9/WBO #8 jr middleweight Alfredo Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs), rebounding from his first career loss against Kermit Cintron in May, crushed Gabriel Rosado (12-4, 7 KOs) in under two rounds on Friday night at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. Angulo dropped Rosado three times in round two and the bout was waved off.
Unbeaten middleweight Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KOs) pummeled iron-jawed Alfredo Contreras (10-6-1, 4 KOs) until the game Contreras’ corner threw in the towel in round seven. Time was 2:32.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Sharif Bogere (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a second round stoppage over Rodolfo Armenta (7-2-1, 5 KOs). Armenta was down twice before the bout was halted at 1:07 of round two.
Unbeaten lightweight Archie Ray Marquez (5-0, 4 KOs) went the distance for the first time, winning a four-rounder over Sergi Ganjelashvili (4-4-1, 0 KOs). Scores were 40-36 on all cards.
Off-TV results from Primm, Nev.: In a six-round heavyweight bout, Travis Kaufman (18-0, 15 KOs), of Reading, Pa., had absolutely no trouble with William Shanahan (7-2, 6 KOs), needing just 1:20 and a knockdown to stop his chubby foe; At welterweight, Said El Harrak (7-0, 3 KOs), of Henderson, Nev., had to work for his win, stopping gutsy, awkward Jesus Vallejo (3-1, 3 KOs), of Spokane, Wash., at 2:59 of the third; featherweight Gary Russel, Jr. (4-0, 1 KO) needed just 28 seconds to dispose of Jason Jones (2-3, 1 KO), of Kansas City, Mo.; lightweight Darryl Hayes (2-0) had to settle for a majority decision over Terrance Jett (4-15-2, 2 KOs), with scores of 38-38 and 39-37 twice; and, in the final bout, female jr. lightweight Lucia Larcinese (2-4) outworked Donatella Hultin (1-1, 1 KO), of Las Vegas, with scores of 39-37 x 3. Stay tuned for a full report and photos tomorrow.