Boxing Result

Van Heerden batters Rivera

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In his U.S. debut, South African welterweight Chris Van Heerden (21-1, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over former world title challenger Cosme Rivera (35-18-3, 24 KOs) on Thursday night at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California. The ref stopped the one-sided affair at end of the fourth round. The 37-year-old Rivera suffered his fourth straight loss.

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