By Karl Freitag
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over previously undefeated WBA #8, WBO #10, WBC #11 rated contender J’Leon Love (18-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. A left hook dropped Love on his face. Time was :39. Love was about a -1600 favorite entering the bout.
WBC #9 super middleweight Badou Jack 17-1-1, 11 KOs) outboxed Jason Escalera (15-3-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds to win by scores of 100-90, 100-90, 99-91. Workmanlike win for Jack, who was coming off a KO loss to Derek Edwards in his previous fight.
Unbeaten super middleweight Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril moved to 10-0 with 8 KOs with a seventh round TKO over Thomas Falowo (12-3, 8 KOs). Gavril dropped Falowo in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in round seven. Time was 2:14.