Cameroonian Carlos Takam achieved his fourth consecutive victory, defeating American southpaw Jerry Forrest by unanimous decision, in the main fight presented by Top Rank in “The Bubble” of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada and it was broadcast on ESPN.
Takam accepted the bout just over a week ago, as Jerry Forrest’s original rival Jarrell Miller tested positive for doping.
The fight was dominated by Takam showing solid technique, prevailing on the judge cards with 96-94, 98-92, and 97-93.
In another match, US super bantamweight Carlos Castro won by overwhelming brave tough Mexican fighter César “Corazón” Juárez.
Castro showed a much higher level, constantly hurting “Corazón” Juárez, who, by the decision of his corner, didn’t come out for the fifth round.
In a super featherweight clash, Joshafat Ortiz (8-0, 4 knockouts) won a majority decision over Joshua Orta (6-1, 2 KOs) over six rounds.
Middleweight Donte “Savage” Stubbs (7-1, 2 KOs), who just lost last week in “The Bubble”, returned to the path of victory to beat previously undefeated Fred Wilson Jr. (6-1- 2, 2 KOs), by unanimous decision in six rounds.
In a scheduled four-round welterweight fight that featured a rare double knockdown, Corey Champion (2-3, 2 KOs) knocked out Peter Cortez (2-2, 1 KO) in the first round.