Davis Vs. Garcia Preliminary And Undercard Live Results, Recaps, And Highlights: Villa Drops Ellis Twice In Final Round To Produce Upset

Kicking off the action for Premier Boxing Champions’ Saturday night fights, will be three preliminary matches beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET / 3:45 p.m. PT. These preliminary bouts will be free on the Showtime Sports YouTube channel and will be headlined by Vito Mielnicki Jr (13-1, 8 KO) versus Omar Rosales (9-1-1, 5 KO)

Following, on Showtime PPV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, the main card will consist of four high level fights. In the co-main event, Jaron Ennis (29-0, 27 KO) will square off with Karen Chukhadzhian (21-1, 11 KO) in the welterweight division.

In the main event of the evening, Gervonta Davis (27-0, 25 KO) will put his WBA lightweight title on the line versus current super featherweight champion Hector Luis Garcia (16-0, 10 KO).

 

Follow the Live Results and Highlights below, provided by FIGHT SPORTS

 

Main Undercard 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (Showtime PPV) Live Results:

 

Jaron Ennis vs. Karen Chukhadzhyan – Interim IBF World Welterweight Title

Right from the start of the first round of this fight, it was clear that Ennis was looking to end Chukhadzhyan’s night early. Constantly moving forward, probing with the jab, and throwing fast looping punches over the top, Ennis was moving with all the confidence in the world.

Chukhadzhyan was able to find certain moments of success as the fight progressed, catching Ennis on several occasions, and gaining more confidence with each blow.

Despite Chukhadzhyan’s growing confidence, Ennis was able to use his athletic ability to strategically cut off the ring and wait for the right moment to explode. While Ennis did not find the right moment to unload the shot that would end the fight, he continuously landed hard shots, and evaded a large percentage of Chukhadzhyan’s offense.

Ennis was able to coast to the victory and secure the Interim IBF welterweight belt. Additionally, this match marks the first time Ennis has gone the twelve round distance in his career.

Official result: Jaron Ennis def. Karen Chukhadzhyan via Decision (Unanimous) – 120-108, 120-108, 120-108

 

Rashidi Ellis vs. Roiman Villa – Welterweight

In this clash of highly ranked 147-pound combatants, it was clear that Ellis’s strategy was to use his speed, box from the outside, and frustrate Roiman Villa. Additionally, Ellis used agile footwork and evasive head movement to set up counter punching opportunities, opportunities that he capitalized upon on a consistent basis.

Into the late rounds of the fight, Villa knew he had to do something drastic and began to walk his opponent down while landing bombs that clearly bothered Ellis.

Villa’s new-found strategy led to a massive left hook that sent Ellis to the canvas in the twelfth round. Ellis was able to rise to his feet, but he was in serious trouble. He would go on to meet the canvas once again at the very end of the fight, courtesy of one last flurry from Villa in a desperate attempt to finish things.

Villa put forth an amazing comeback late in the fight to sway the judges in his direction.

Ellis has now suffered the first loss in his 25 fight career, while Villa improves to 26-1.

Official result: Roiman Villa def. Rashidi Ellis via Decision (Majority) – 113-113, 114-112, 114-112

 

Demetrius Andrade versus Demond Nicholson – Super Middleweight

Kicking off the PPV broadcast, these two 168-pounders absolutely went at it right from the start. With no feeling out process, both fighters came out swinging, but in the second round, Andrade caught Nicholson with a straight left and dropped him to the canvas. This knockdown seemed to crank up the pace for the rounds to come, as both fights began to clinch less and throw many more power shots and combinations.

With trash talk mixed in between each flurry of punches, Andrade continued to control the pace of the fight into the late rounds. While Nicholson kept things competitive, Andrade got the best of him in almost every aspect of the fight, and made a significant statement with his strategically timed power shots that led to an additional knockdown in the tenth and final round.

Through this contest, Andrade added a 32nd victory to his undefeated record, while Nicholson recorded his fifth loss in 32 fights.

Official Result: Demetrius Andrade def. Demond Nicholson via Decision (Unanimous) – 100-88, 100-88, 100-88

 

Preliminary Bouts 6:45 p.m. ET / 3:45 p.m. PT (YouTube) Live Results

Vito Mielnicki Jr def. Omar Rosales via TKO (Corner Stoppage) – Round 4, 0:26

Brandun Lee def. Diego Luque via TKO – Round 4, 2:55

Travon Marshall def. Shawn West via TKO (Unanswered Punches) – Round 1, 0:48

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