IBO super-middleweight champion Carlos Gongora scored a reasonably easy eighth-round KO of a reticent Christopher Pearson in an all-southpaw conflict that by no means actually caught mild as a aggressive spectacle on the Seminole Onerous Rock Resort in Hollywood, Florida, on Saturday.
The Ecuadorian title holder received in cruise management with the outgunned Pearson selecting to remain down for the complete rely within the eighth after a Gongora proper hand landed on his injured proper eye.
From the early skirmishes, Gongora (20-0, 15 KOs) hit a direct groove behind a easy jab, effortlessly dictating on the entrance foot and teeing up strong left arms within the opener. Pearson was reluctant to become involved, a crisp proper hook within the second proved a uncommon second of offence.
The rangy champion appeared to be profitable in second gear, peppering Pearson along with his proper lead and beginning to unload on the within by the fourth. But within the fifth, a proper hook appeared to wobble Gongora barely as Pearson (17-3, 12 KOs & 1 NC) upped his admittedly negligible work-rate and confirmed sluggish indicators of enchancment.
However within the sixth, Gongora unloaded and bullied Pearson on the ropes with thudding left arms. Pearson’s proper eye was swelling within the following spherical. Then, in an odd finale, a Gongora proper hook banged the broken eye of Pearson and the challenger went down in misery. He jumped up for extra then touched down once more the place he was counted out.
Predominant picture: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA.