Future title shots are at stake in both legs of Saturday night's HBO doubleheader live from Las Vegas. Vanes Martirosyan and Erislandy Lara square off in a super welterweight bout with the winner allegedly guaranteed a shot at unbeaten titlist Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.
The televised co-feature isn't a sanctioned eliminator, but more about preservation for Mikey Garcia. The unbeaten featherweight contender faces Jonathan Barros, who replaces injured featherweight champ Orlando 'Siri' Salido.
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Jesse Hart (4-0, 4KO) saw the second round of a fight for the first time in his young career, but still had little problem in dispatching Josh Myers (6-1, 6KO) in three rounds. The fight wasn't remotely competitive as Hart dominated the Vegas native before dropping him with an overhand right in round three, with the fight being stopped immediately thereafter.
The evening's curtain raiser saw unbeaten Anthony Flores pummel Luis Hernandez en route to a third round stoppage. Flores (3-0, 2KO) scored an opening round knockdown, but eased up in the second round before finishing off Hernandez (1-1, 1KO) at 1:03 of round three.
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