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Teixeira Wins War Over Adames and Undercard Results


Las Vegas, November 30th, 2019- Patrick Teixeira 31-1 22KOs was once a man on the rise to to a title until Curtis Stevens turned the lights out on the Brazilian contender in a May 2016 knockout loss. Essentially written off, Teixeira slowly worked his way back into contention, rattling off five wins after more than a year after the loss.

Top Rank and Golden Boy have worked together quite beautifully this year putting several matchups together. Top Rank was hoping to get another of their contender’s a tile at the expense of Golden Boy with Contender Carlos Adames 18-1 14KOs of the Dominican Republic.

Teixeira came out pumping a jab to a low crouched Adames. Looking to land big shots Adames’s low activity rate allowed Teixeira to dictate the pace and distance of the fight.

Photo Lina Baker/ UTHW

Adames landed big shots through out the fight, firing big right hands that whipped the head of Teixeira.

His face a bloody mess, Teixeira landed a four punch combination that put Adames down and through the ropes at the end of the seventh round. Adames would make it to his feet but the tide of fight turned in Teixeiras favor.

Photo Lina Baker

Teixeira was able to maintain just enough distance and land punches in spots to stop the Dominican’s momentum until the final bell.

On scores of 116-111, and 114-113 twice Teixeira walks away the WBO Interim 154 pound champion.

“It was tough with the cuts, but I was able to get through it because of my experience” Teixeira said after the fight. “I felt like I needed to win the final round it was a close fight. Every point was crucial, and I won the final round to win the fight.

Barboza Rolls with Body Shot KO

Arnold Barboza Jr. 23-0 10KOs continued his rise to a potential title shot stopping William Silva 27-3 15KOs of Brazil.

Barboza boxed patient unloading on Silva off feints and counters. Barboza dropped Silva at 1:34 of the third round to signal the end was soon to come. Unable to get any real offense off Silva stood feinting with little offense until a right hand to the body dropped Silva in the fifth.

Writhing in pain referee Jay Nady counted ten ending the fight at 2:59 of the fifth round.

Barboza moves forward as a potential future challenger to unified champion Jose Ramirez of Fresno, CA.

Young Xayas Stays Unbeaten

Young Zander Xayas 2-0 2KOs blew out an over-matched Virgil Winfield 2-3-1 2KOs in swing bout action. Zara’s still hasn’t had the opportunity to show what he can do in the pros with his fights being so short but he looks to be every bit the power puncher people expected him to be.

Zander Xayas lands a left hook Photo: Lina Baker/UTHW

Gomez wins Split Decision

Brian Mendoza 18-1 13KOs of Rio Rancho, New Mexico fought to a draw against fellow prospect Larry Gomez 10-1 8KOs of Utah.

Battling back and forth with changes in momentum the two turned in a solid undercard fight with hometown contingencies in the crowd. After the final bell official scores read 77-75 Mendoza, and 77-75 Gomez twice to hand the Utah native a split decision victory.

Unbeaten Vianello Wins KO1

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect and Italian Olympian Guido Vianello 6-0 6KOs only needed seconds to get rid of Colby Madison 8-2-2 5KOs of Owings Mill, Maryland.

Vianello is staying steady with big punching power, the Italian was given high praise by Tyson Fury for his sparring during Fury’s preparation for Deontay Wilder.

Hiraoka Wins

Opening the action Andy Hiraoka of Yokohama Japan stopped Rogelio Caesarez at 2:16 in the second round. Hiraoka dropped Caesarea with just over a minute left in the first round then finished the job with a flurry of inches in the second.

About Albert Baker

Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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