On Saturday, Jan. 27, HBO Boxing returned to the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., for Matthysse vs. Kiram.

In the night’s main card action, Jorge Linares put his WBA world lightweight title up for grabs against the Philippine’s Mercito Gesta and unbeaten Thai fighter Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (Tewa Kiram) took on former interim WBC world champion Lucas Martín Matthysse for the vacant WBA world welterweight title.

The event aired live at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.

Lucas Matthysse def. Teerachai Kratingdaenggym by knockout. Round 8, 1:21 – WBA world lightweight title
Jorge Linares def. Mercito Gesta by unanimous decision (118-110, 117-111, 118-110) – WBA world welterweight title

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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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