Provodnikov-Algieri Results: Monaghan Beats Muriqi
By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - Light heavyweight banger Seanie Monaghan (22-0, 14KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over his most experienced opponent to date, veteran Elvir Muriqi (40-7, 24KOs). Monaghan scored a knockdown in the fourth, but he was cut bad, above both eyes, in the ninth and his face was a bloody mess until the end of the bout. Monaghan was too strong and too aggressive for Muriqi in most of the rounds. All three judges scored it 99-90.
Junior welterweight Fedor Papazov (15-1, 10KOs) stopped Miguel Angel Mendoza (21-4-2, 21KOs) in three rounds.
Jackie Trivilino (9-7-3, 1KOs) appeared to get the better of undefeated Heather Hardy (11-0, 2KOs), a popular ticket seller in New York, but the judges disagreed and gave Hardy a split decision win. Due to a cut on Hardy from an accidental clash of heads, the fight was stopped at the end of seven and sent to the cards. The scores were 67-66 for Trivilino, and 67-66, 68-65 for Hardy. The crowd was very unhappy with the verdict.
Chris Galeano (4-0) notched a four round unanimous decision over Malik Jackson (0-3-3). The scores were 40-36 and 38-37 twice. Jackson rallied late, but Galeano held him off.
Middleweight prospect Simeon Hardy (13-0, 10KOs) of Guyana, but now resides in Brooklyn, stopped Malcolm Terry (6-3, 6KOs) in two rounds of action. Terry was down twice before the fight was waved off.
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