By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland
Former middleweight title challenger Danny Jacobs (26-1, 23 KO’s) scored a highlight-reel third round knockout of Giovanni Lorenzo (32-6, 24 KO’s)in the third round of a scheduled ten in the main event of a Golden Boy promoted card at the Best Buy Theater in mid-town Manhattan. Following a competitive two rounds, things heated up in the third and both men began exchanging big shots. It was Lorenzo who took the worst, however, getting caught with a big left hook that rocked him. A huge follow-up right by Jacobs dropped Lorenzo face first onto the canvas. Lorenzo tried to rise but fell to his side, prompting a stoppage at the 2:05 mark of the round.
Junior middleweight Eddie Gomez stopped Steven Upsher Chambers in the fourth round of an entertaining fight. Gomez (15-0, 10 KOs) hurt Chambers early in the bout but referee Steve Smoger elected to let the fight continue. Gomez continued to beat Chambers from the outside in the ensuing rounds but it was actually Chambers (24-3-1, 6 KOs) who was doing the better work in the fourth before getting stunned in the middle of the ring. After taking punishment along the ropes Smoger made up his mind and called the bout off with Chambers still standing. Time of the stoppage was 2:33.
Middleweight Terrell Gausha stopped Austin Marcum in the second round of a scheduled six. Gausha (10-2, 4 KOs) scored a knockdown at the bell closing the first round and jumped on his opponent at the start of the second. Marcum (5-4, 3 KOs) was hurt to the body in the corner and soon crumpled to the canvas where referee Benji Esteves called a halt to the bout at the 1:04 mark.
In a light heavyweight fight 2012 Olympian Marcus Browne (6-0, 6 KOs) blew out Robert Hill in the first round of a scheduled four. Browne dropped Hill in the corner on the end of a combination and Hill (1-2) made no attempt to rise and was counted out in less than a minute of action. Time of the stoppage was 59 seconds of the first round.
In a junior lightweight bout, Emmanuel Gonzalez (12-0, 7 KOs) won a four-round unanimous decision against Michael Doyle (2-4, 1 KO). All three judges submitted identical scores of 40-36. There were no knockdowns in a one-sided affair that saw Gonzalez keep his fans on hand happy with a quick work rate.
Junior middleweight Gary Beriguette got off the canvas in the first round to win a four-round unanimous decision against Kamal Muhammad. Beriguette (2-0, 1 KO) returned the knockdown in the second, dropping Muhammad (0-2) with a body shot. Muhammad could never match his success from the first round, however, and wound up losing by scores of 39-36 (twice) and 38-36.