UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois - In middleweight battle of undefeated prospects, Maciej Sulecki (23-0, 8KOs) made a statement with a tenth round stoppage of Hugo Centeno (24-1, 12KOs). Centeno was down in the tenth.
This was the fifth stoppage victory in a row for Sulecki, who now seems to be putting his punches together a lot better.
ON THE UNDERCARD
Rising junior middleweight contender Erickson Lubin (15-0, 11KOs) stopped Daniel Sandoval (38-4, 34KOs) in three rounds. Lubin controlled the first two rounds with his boxing ability and was picking his spots while looking for something big to land.
In the third, Lubin landed something big to the chin of Sandoval and had him in trouble. Sandoval tried to fight back, but he was battered by a combination of hard punches against the ropes - forcing the referee to jump in and waved off the contest.
In a showdown for the IBO/WBA bantamweight world titles, three-time Olympian Rau'shee Warren (14-1, 4KOs) made good on his dream to capture a world title with a twelve round majority decision over previously unbeaten Juan Carlos Payano (17-1, 8KOs). The scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113.
The fight was a rematch of last August's showdown at the Full Sail Arena in Winter Park, Florida. It ended in a controversial twelve round split decision win for Payano. The scores in that fight were 113-111 twice for Payano and 115-109 for Warren. Payano was knocked down in the 12th round. The fight was also very dirty - the referee deducted one point from Payano in the 3rd round, and two points from Warren in the 9th round.