On Saturday, Aug. 26, Golden Boy Promotions brought high-level boxing back to the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif., for Cotto vs. Kamegai.

In the evening’s main event, Puerto Rican boxing legend Miguel Cotto took on Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO world super welterweight title. Cotto stepped back into the ring after dropping his last fight and WBC title to “Canelo” Alvarez nearly two years ago. Kamegai fought for a major title for the first time in his 32-fight career. The Japanese slugger had won 27 bouts, including 24 by way of knockout.

The WBC world super bantamweight title was on the line when undefeated champion Rey Vargas attempted to defend his title against challenger Ronny Rios. Mexico’s Vargas took a decision from Gavin McDonnell to become the WBC titlist in his most recent outing. Rios had put together a five-fight winning streak with three straight stoppages.

The event aired live 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Canal Space (Latin America), and RPC Channel 4 (Panama).

Miguel Cotto def. Yoshihiro Kamegai by unanimous decision (120-108, 118-110, 119-109) – for WBO world super welterweight title
Rey Vargas def. Ronny Rios by unanimous decision (118-110, 118-110, 115-113) – for WBC world super bantamweight title

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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