Brooklyn’s Amanda Serrano outclassed Simone Da Silva to stay sharp for a potential Katie Taylor showdown
MIAMI, Florida (January 30, 2020) — Seven-division champion Amanda Serrano (38-1, 28 KOs) ran roughshod over her opponent Simone Da Silva (17-14, 6 KOs) in a Lightweight bout planned for eight rounds. The accomplished Brooklyn champion dropped Da Silva with a left hook body shot near the end of the second round, and flurried again in the subsequent round where referee Samuel Burgos stopped the fight at :53.
Alexis Espino vs Vincent Baccus
Alexis Espino landed a pair of beautiful left hooks that affected Vincent Baccus (4-3-1, 3 KOs) in back-to-back rounds – the second and third. Baccus visited the canvas after being caught cleanly by the second one.
Baccus got up off the canvas, and the action continued, but referee Samuel Burgos watched the impaired fighter closely. After a couple more power punches by Espino, which sent Baccus reeling, Burgos stepped in quickly to halt the action. The 20-year old undefeated Espino flexed both of his biceps at Baccus as Burgos stood in between the fighters. The stoppage pleased trainer Robert Garcia, and the team celebrated Espino’s fourth KO and his fifth win.
Anthony Sims vs Roamer Alexis Angulo
The first half of the 10-rounder between Super Middleweights Anthony Sims Jr (20-0, 18 KOs) and Roamer Alexis Angulo (25-1, 22 KOs) was relatively uneventful. Angulo received an early 1-point deduction in a fight which featured very few fire-fights or telling single shots.
Sims fought from outside, on his toes, the entire fight. His corner admonished his work-rate after the sixth round, advising him that the scores were revealed and he was down two rounds. He picked up the pace in a few spots but never committed to any meaningful combinations. The change in Sims’ game plan also ignited Angulo, as he found an easier target to find. Even still, few eye-catching blows were exchanged.
Sims’ jab became doubles and triples in some moments over the final 2-3 rounds, but he still never committed to a full-on attack. Angulo never managed to catch Sims with many flush shots, but he ultimately held on to his WBO Latino titles winning two of the card 96-93, while Sims won the other 95-94.
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