by David P. Greisman
MORE LIVE RESULTS TO COME.......................
Amanda Serrano won the first-ever women’s world title fight at Barclays Center, dropping Calixta Silgado twice in the first round for the stoppage win.
This was Serrano’s second defense of her WBO featherweight belt. The 27-year-old from Brooklyn is now 29-1-1 with 22 KOs. Silgado, 28, of Colombia, is now 14-7-3 with 9 KOs.
Middleweight prospect Conrad Cummings won an enjoyable battle with Dante Moore, taking a unanimous decision.
Cummings, 25, of Northern Island, is now 10-0-1 with 4 KOs. Moore, 26, of Cleveland, Ohio, is now 9-2-2 with 4 KOs.
Junior-welterweight prospect Josh Taylor scored a third-round technical knockout of Evincii Dixon.
Taylor, 25, of Edinburgh, Scotland, is now 6-0 with 6 KOs. Dixon, 25, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is now 7-15-1 with 2 KOs.
Junior welterweight Min-Wook Kim had “Snyper” on his trunks, which was fitting as he dropped Louis Cruz with a single shot — and then did the same thing two more times to finish Cruz off. Each knockdown came on right hands.
Kim, 29, of Seoul, South Korea, is now 16-1 with 12 KOs. Cruz, 25, of the Bronx, New York, is now 11-2 with 5 KOs.
And in the opening bout, featherweight prospect Jose Gomez took out Josh Crespo with a first-round technical knockout. Gomez dropped Crespo once, getting a four count, and then got the stoppage shortly thereafter.
Gomez, 29, of Huntington Park, California, is now 8-0 with 3 KOs. Crespo, 27, of New Haven, Connecticut, is now 6-4-3 with 2 KOs (if you go by BoxRec) or 5-4-3 with 2 KOs (if you go by the official bout sheet).
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