Isaac Dogboe overcame a first-round knockdown to score three of his own (one in round five, two more in round 11) to win Jessie Magdaleno's WBO super bantamweight championship. The action was fierce and momentum shifted several times, but it was Dogboe's activity and power hitting that proved pivotal.
Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. - In a fight that lived up to the hype and then some, Isaac Dogboe (19-0, 13 KOs) won the WBO super bantamweight title with an eleventh round TKO of Jessie Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs). (photos by Mikey Williams).
Dogboe suffered a flash knockdown in the first round, but rallied back to score a vicious knockdown of Magdaleno in the fifth.
Dogboe continued to break Magdaleno down, scoring two knockdowns in the eleventh round before the contest was waved off by referee Benjy Esteves Jr.
Super middleweight Jesse Hart (24-1, 20 KOs) had a bizarre ending with a seventh round TKO over Demond Nicholson (18-3-1, 17 KOs). Nicholson rocked Hart with a right in the first round, but then it was all Hart the rest of the way.
In the seventh, Nicholson went down and the refused to get up when instructed by the referee, so the fight was waved off.
Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs) won a solid ten round unanimous decision over Joey Dawejko (19-5-4, 11 KOs) in a hometown grudge match. All three judges scored the bout 98-92 for Bryant.
Olympic silver medal winner Shakur Stevenson (6-0, 3 KOs) was a fire gun in the contest, throwing bombs for two rounds to score an easy TKO win over unbeaten Patrick Riley (12-1, 6 KOs).