Former world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, from Puerto Rico, notched up a decisive victory, defeating US boxer Mikkel LesPierre by unanimous decision, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on a card presented by Top Rank and broadcast on ESPN.
Pedraza completely dominated LesPierre, whom he outboxed and outpowered from start to finish, including a couple of knockdowns throughout the fight, to clearly win on all three judges’ cards with ample margins of 100-88, 99-89 and 99 -89.
In another match, two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramírez (4-1, 3 Ko’s) defeated Adán Gonzales (5-3-2, 2 Ko’s). Undefeated lightweight “Prince” Albert Bell (17-0, 5 Ko’s) defeated Mark “Machete” Bernaldez (20-4, 14 Ko’s) by a ten round unanimous decision.
Undefeated superlight Elvis Rodríguez (7-0-1, 7 Ko’s) knocked out Danny Murray (5-4, 0 Ko’s) in the first round. At heavyweight, Kingsley Ibeh (5-1, 4 Ko’s) won a six round majority decision over Patrick Mailata (4-1, 2 Ko’s).