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Photos: Jesse Hart Drops, Decisions Sullivan Barrera Over Ten

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Jesse “Hollywood” Hart came up short in a pair of super middleweight world title shots. Well, it looks as if the light heavyweight division suits the Philadelphia native quite well. (photos are Mikey Williams).

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Hart (26-2, 21 KOs), in his light heavyweight debut, bested longtime contender Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs) via unanimous decision (99-90, 97-92, 96-93) to thrust himself squarely in the world title picture. Hart was hurt at the end of the fourth round, but he recovered to drop Barrera in the eighth.
 
It was a rugged, sometimes sloppy fight, as Hart’s activity was the difference.

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Female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer (11-0, 4 KOs ) moved closer to a world title shot, pulling away down the stretch to defeat Lizbeth Crespo (13-5, 3 KOs) by unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 98-92) in a 10-round super featherweight bout. Mayer represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In a battle of unbeatens, Albert Bell (15-0, 5 KOs) won the WBC Continental Americas super featherweight belt with a 10-round unanimous decision over Andy Vences (22-1-1, 12 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 97-93 for Bell, a Toledo native competing in his first 10-rounder.

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Comment by Weebler I on 06-17-2019

Hart wasn't good, saved by the bell in one of the rounds, was potentially getting stopped. Ref Nady was all over Barrera too until he was sure Hart was winning, commentators made mention of it. Barrera is finished at the…

Comment by Mammoth on 06-17-2019

[QUOTE=slimPickings;19835968]Sullivan Berrera is officially SHOT![/QUOTE] I thought he was during the Monaghan fight but last night confirmed it for me as well.

Comment by Blueboy3 on 06-16-2019

[QUOTE=slimPickings;19835968]Sullivan Berrera is officially SHOT![/QUOTE] I agree he looked severely slow

Comment by slimPickings on 06-16-2019

Sullivan Berrera is officially SHOT!

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