By Francisco Salazar
Featherweight Tramaine Williams remained unbeaten Friday night, winning a one-sided 10 round decision over German Meraz at the Riverside Epicenter in Austell, Georgia.
The southpaw Williams (14-0 1 NC, 5 KOs) dominated the action throughout the bout, beating the veteran Meraz to the punch. All three judges scored the bout 100-89 in favor of Williams.
Meraz, who resides in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, drops to 58-46-2, 35 KOs.
Williams fought five times in 2017, winning all those bouts decisively. The 25-year-old Williams, who resides in New Haven, Connecticut, is already ranked number 12 by the WBO.
The fight on Friday night was a stay-busy bout for Williams, who is scheduled to return to the ring on Feb. 10.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Wellington Romero stopped Kevin Womack in the fifth round.
Romero (14-0-1, 8 KOs), who is originally from the Dominican Republic and now resides in Newburgh, N.Y., broke Womack down until referee Jim Korb stopped the bout at 1:35.
Womack falls to 8-15-4, 6 KOs.
Romero has won his last three bouts by knockout.
Junior welterweight John Bauza (8-0, 5 KOs) stopped Hamza Sempewo (14-10, 7 KOs) at 1:28 of the fifth round.
Bantamweight Manuel Flores, who is 19 years of age, won a four round unanimous decision over Derrick Pitts, Jr., who was making his pro debut.
All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Flores, who improves to 4-0, 3 KOs.
In welterweight action, 18-year-old Brandun Lee (7-0, 6 KOs) stopped Kevin Cooper (1-13, 1 KO) at 1:20 of the opening round.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV.com, and FightNights.com. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing