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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