Ray Beltran (L) and Paulus Moses (Amanda Armstrong/Combat Press)
Top Rank on ESPN Results: Beltran Battles Back Against Moses, Wins WBO Lightweight Title
On Friday, Feb. 16, Top Rank Boxing visited the Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev., for Beltran vs. Moses.
In the night’s main event, No. 1-ranked lightweight contender Ray Beltran took on No. 2-ranked Paulus Moses for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight title. The co-main event featured undefeated NABF welterweight champion Egidijus Kavaliauskas defending his title against former world champion David Avanesyan of Russia. The event also featured the return of 2016 Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson.
Both title fights were televised live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Ray Beltran def. Paulus Moses by unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111, 117-111) – for WBO lightweight title
Egidijus Kavaliauskas def. David Avanesyan by knockout. Round 6, 1:55 – for NABF welterweight title
Shakur Stevenson def. Juan Tapia by unanimous decision (80-72×3)
Robson Conceicao def. Ignacio Holguin by unanimous decision
Bryant Jennings def. Akhror Muralimov by TKO. Round 3
Alexander Besputin def. Wesley Tucker by TKO. Round 5
Sagadat Rakhmankulov def. Noel Esqueda by TKO. Round 5