JENNINGS, KOVALEV GET STOPPAGES IN PA
NBC Sports Results
Bryant Jennings TKO6 Andrey Fedosov... In the Bethlehem, PA, main event, heavyweight contender Bryant "By-By" Jennings (17-0, 9 KOs) won with a bruising sixth-round TKO of Russian Andrey Fedosov (24-3, 19 KOs). Both heavyweights took turns landing their shots, but Jennings was the quicker and stronger of the two. Over time, Jennings, of Philadelphia, wore his opponent down and eventually closed his left eye. After six full rounds, referee Steve Smoger halted the fight based on the ringside doctor's recommendation, saying that Fedosov's swollen eye was significantly impairing his vision. Fedosov remained on his stool and did not come out for round seven. The official time of the stoppage was 3:00 of round six. "I was definitely expecting that type of fight," Jennings said of the scrap. "He was a good challenge. He hit me with some good shots." When asked who he'd like to fight next, Jennings' trainer Fred Jenkins answered for him. "Klitschko!," Jenkins said.
Sergey Kovalev TKO3 Cornelius White... Russian light heavyweight Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, (21-0-1, 19 KOs) made short work of Houston's Cornelius White (21-2, 16 KOs) and added another exciting knockout to his resume. Kovalev battered White over the first two rounds before dropping him to the canvas three times in round three for the TKO victory. The time was 1:42 of the third. The win puts Kovalev in line for an eventual IBF 175-pound title shot.
Ray Narh W10 Ronald Cruz... In the first of the NBC Sports televised fights, Ray Narh (26-2, 21 KOs) won via unanimous ten-round decision over Ronald Cruz (17-2, 12 KOs). Narh was coming off a two-year layoff, but wasted no time jumping out to a lead and maintaining control throughout the fight. Cruz, of Bethlehem, had the hometown crowd solidly in his corner, but their loud cheering could not lift him to victory. Narh used a stinging jab, and a variety of power shots to nail down an easy points win by scores of 100-90, 98-92, and 96-94. This was the second consecutive loss for Cruz.
UNDERCARD: In a 4-round battle of heavyweights, Bill Marks, Allentown, PA, won his professional debut by majority decision over Williamsport, PA's Randy Easton, 0-2-1... In an action-packed junior welterweight fight scheduled for six rounds, Bethlehem's Jerome Rodriguez and Newburgh, NY's Treysean Wiggins traded knockdowns in round one, before Rodriguez, 4-0-1, 2 KOs, stormed back in round two to score a knockout at 1:38. Wiggins lost for the first time, 3-1, 3 KOs... In the first bout of the night, junior welterweight Hasan Young, 3-1-1, 1 KO, won a 6-round unanimous decision over Ariel Duran, 7-5-1, 4 KOs, of Queens, NY. Young was busier and more accurate in the fight and earned the decision by scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 58-56... In a 4-round swing bout between two junior middleweights making their pro debut, Arturo Trujilo, Easton, PA, knocked down West Philly's Anthony Watson twice in the first round to claim a TKO win at 29 seconds of round one. The bout took place between the Kovalev and Jennings bouts. source for all results: main events