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Impressive: Ugandan Suleiman Segawa Defeats American Brian Gallegos To Stay Unbeaten

Uganda’s Sulaiman Segawa extended his impressive unbeaten professional record to (9-0, 3 KOs) after defeating American Brian Gallegos (6-1, 5 KOs) after they squared off and went the distance in a scheduled six round super featherweight bout at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The Ugandan took the day in split-decision after both judges scored in his favour In what was a non-fan friendly fight where the two attempted to outbox each other for all the six rounds. The  Judges scored the bout 58-56, Gallegos, 58-56 Segawa, and 58-56 as Segawa pulled it off via the split decision.

This means Segawa extended his very impressive professional record to 9-0 (with three knock outs) forcing the beaten Gallegos aka ‘Durango Kid’ to drop 6-1, 4KOs.

American Gallegos turns out for the May Weather Promotions while Segawa who was recruited by UK-based Atlantic Entertainment is managed by Eddie Gombya.

In an action-packed night of boxing, this was one of the under-card fights for Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia against Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios whereas in the Co-main event WBC Super middleweight champion David Benavidez left no doubt as to who the better fighter is as he dominated Ronald Gavril from the sound of the first bell to the end in a rematch.

Benavidez betters his record to 20-0, 17KOs while Gavril drops to 18-3, 14KOs.

The Judges scores were 119-109, 120-108 twice. In other undercard bouts Yordenis Ugas of Cuba upset Ray Robinson via TKO in 7 round In an IBF Welterweight elimination bout. Ugas improves to 21-4, 10KOs, while Robinson drops to 24-3, 12KOs.

Spencer dropped Uriel Gonzalez in the closing seconds of the opening round. 

 Things got wild at the end of round four as Robinson and Ugas traded, Robinson hit Ugas clearly after the bell knocking him down. Referee Robert Bryd deducted a point. In the seventh round, Ugas dropped Robinson for the second time as he got up but Ugas continued to attack referee Robert Byrd waived the bout at 1:05 of the seventh.

Middleweight Jonathan Esquivel (7-0, 6 KOs) of Anaheim, California stopped Cameron Burroughs (4-3, 3 KOs) in two rounds while in the opening bout from the Mandalay Bay Events Center junior middleweight Joe Spencer (1-0, 1 KO) of Grand Rapids, Michigan made his pro debut with a stoppage over Uriel Gonzalez (1-3-1, 1 KO) of Sonora, Mexico.

 

 

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