Alexis Rocha and George Ashie squared off in the primary occasion at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA on Saturday, January 28. The competition featured Santa Ana’s NABO welterweight champion defending his belt in opposition to IBF Continental Africa tremendous light-weight champion from Accra, Ghana.
The scheduled for twelve rounds championship bout didn’t go the total distance. Rocha knocked Ashie out within the seventh spherical with a large overhand proper. On the best way to victory “Lex” additionally dropped his opponent in Spherical 3, bought warned for a low blow in Spherical 6, and bought lower over his left eye.
With the victory by KO, Alexis Rocha improved to 22-1, 14 KOs and retained his NABO belt. He’s now seeking to face reigning WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford or every other high combat within the division.
“I needed to make an announcement,” stated Alexis Rocha post-win. “Crawford is subsequent. But when that may’t occur, I need all the large names. I’m signed to the most effective promotional firm on this planet, and I do know they’ll make it occur.”
“He [Ashie] was a troublesome fighter, however I knew he wasn’t going to hold with me.”
George Ashie dropped to 33-6-1, 25 KOs. The defeat snapped his five-win streak.
In Australia the occasion aired stay on Sunday, January 29.
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