Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More

Jorge "El Niño de Oro" Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) successfully defended his WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight Titles with a split decision victory against the English southpaw "Cool Hand" Luke Campbell (17-2, 14 KOs) at Los Angeles' "Fabulous" Forum. Linares dropped Campbell in the second round with a hard right hand and engaged in explosive exchanges in each round to win with scores of 115-112 and 114-113, while one judge scored the fight 115-113 for Campbell.

Opening the international broadcast, Filipino knockout artist Romero Duno (15-1, 13 KOs) scored an eight-round unanimous decision victory against Tabasco, Mexico's Juan Sanchez (29-13, 14 KOs) in a lightweight fight. Duno punished Sanchez to the body and head in each and every round, which earned him the victory with three scores of 78-74.

Azat "Crazy A" Hovhannisyan (13-2, 10 KOs), the exciting Armenian super bantamweight contender with a spectacular style, earned the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Bantamweight Title with a unanimous decision victory against Guadalajara, Mexico's Sergio Frias (19-8-2, 10 KOs). Although the resident of Los Angeles was cut above the left eye in the middle of the fight, Hovhannisyan won with two scores of 100-90 and one score of 98-92.


Abraham "Chamaco" Lopez (23-1-1, 16 KOs) of La Puente, California scored a fifth-round technical knockout victory against Isao Carranza (15-10-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a scheduled eight-round super featherweight fight. 

In the first fight of the evening, super bantamweight prospect Rafael "El Alikin" Gramajo (9-1-1, 2 KOs) of Los Angeles scored a tough six-round unanimous victory against Pedro Melo (17-16-2, 8 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico.

Linares vs. Campbell was a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships, held on Saturday, September 23 at the 'Fabulous' Forum in Inglewood, California. The championship event was presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Matchroom Boxing, in association with Teiken Promotions. The event was sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, Casa Mexico Tequila, Thor: Ragnarok and Fred Loya Insurance and was televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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Comment by iamboxing on 09-25-2017

In the interview Jim said a week before Ward announced his retirement he told him how he would beat AJ and listed all the fights he wanted. Ward's retirement was a sudden change of heart, wonder what triggered it.

Comment by Lou Cipher on 09-25-2017

Oh and maybe go find another riot of wild uncivilized animals to leave your teenage daughter alone in to fend for herself again while you hide under George Foreman's wing. [url][/url]

Comment by Lou Cipher on 09-25-2017

Thanks Jim. Now go get drunk and high on weed then chase your woman around the apartment beating her and choking her again. [url][/url]

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 09-25-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18086008]Both these guys are among the great white hopers in Boxing that are responsible for all these hypejobs being created & nurtured. Anyone who has actually rewatched the fight without biased commentary shouldve realized ggg lost that fight or tied…

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