Reno, Nevada - Undefeated welterweight contender Egidijus ‘The Mean Machine’ Kavaliauskas (19-0, 16 KOs) successfully defended his NABF welterweight title by knocking out David Avanesyan at 1:55 of the sixth round.
After the win, he called for the winner of the upcoming bout between WBO welterweight world champion Jeff Horn and mandatory challenger Terence Crawford.
QUOTE: "I'm very happy right now. All I want to do is smile. I wanted to win with all my heart because I knew he was a very tough opponent. I want to face the best. Hopefully, my next fight is a world title. Crawford is fighting Horn for the world title. I want to face the winner."
Former US Olympic silver medalist, Shakur Stevenson dominated Juan Tapia via unanimous decision
QUOTE: “I felt good. I‘m going to keep doing what I’m doing. I felt like I looked like I was supposed to in my first eight round fight. I’m a perfectionist. I’m going to pick it up from here and keep getting better and better”
Former Brazilian Gold Medalist, Robson Conceicao got a unanimous decision victory against Ignacio Holguin.
QUOTE: “I trained very hard for five months in Brazil and it showed during the fight. I felt very good in this fight. I will keep working hard to keep improving more and more with each fight that passes”
Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings beat Akhor Muralimov by technical knockout at 1:12 of the 3rd round.
QUOTE: “I want the big fights. We just have goals. I have a team that’s very committed. We’re ready to take on the best. I just keep getting more comfortable. With each fight, I’m getting more and more comfortable"
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin defeated Wesley Tucker by technical knockout at the end of the 5th round.
QUOTE: “I’m growing up and improving more with every bout. According to my good friend Vasiliy Lomachenko, the most difficult opponent is the one who is not working in the ring.”
Ricardo Lucio-Galvan defeated Keneth Guzman by technical knockout in the third round.
Sagadat Rakhmankul stopped Noel Esqueda at 1:51 of the 5th high.