By Butch Gottlieb/Boxinginlasvegas.com
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, former world title challenger John Molina (26-3, 21 KOs) who was down on all judges scorecards came from behind with less then one minute to go in the tenth round with a TKO over previously unbeaten lightweight prospect Mickey Bey (18-1-1, 9 KOs). Bey was dominating the fight by outboxing Molina. who was throwing wild power shots trying to land one. He finally did in round ten and Bey had no idea how to hang on. Molina kept landing punch after punch until referee Vic Drakulich called a halt at 2:01. Molina was behind 90-81, 89-82, 88-83 entering the tenth round.
Unbeaten, world-rated super middleweight Badou Jack (15-0, 10 KOs) outworked Farah Ennis (21-3, 12 KOs) over ten rounds in an unexpected one sided, very uneventful bout. Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.
Unbeaten super middleweight Ronald Gavril (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten Jas Phipps (4-1, 1 KO)
Unbeaten super middleweight Luis Arias (6-0, 3 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Lateef Mundy (10-7, 4 KOs)
Unbeaten middleweight Chris Pearson (11-0 8KOs) opened up a deep cut over the left eye and went on to win a fifth round TKO over Arturo Crespin (10-3-1 4KOs)
Unbeaten Jr. middleweight Justin DeLoach (4-0 2KOs) won a unanimous decision over Kelvin Medley (1-1)
Cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti (1-0 1KO) needed just 42 seconds to make a very successful pro debut by destroying Andrew Howk (0-2)
Unbeaten Welterweight Willie Jones (2-0 1KO) won a unanimous decision over pro debuting Douglas Rosales (0-1)