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Perez hands Kamegai first defeat on ShoExtreme

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Johan Perez continued to rebound from his first career loss by scoring a 10-round unanimous-decision victory over Yoshihiro Kamegai in the featured bout of ShoExtreme, part of the televised undercard to Saturday’s main event between Josesito Lopez and Marcos Maidana on Showtime.

Perez of Caracas, Venezuela won by scores of 100-90, 97-93 and 98-92.

Perez (17-1-1, 12 knockouts) picked up a welterweight trinket with the win and keeps himself on the brink of contention in the 147-pound division. He lost his “O” last year to Pablo Cesar Cano via seventh-round technical decision. He rebounded with a majority decision victory over Steve Forbes in January 2013.

Kamegai (22-1-1, 19 KOs) of Sapporo, Japan, suffered the first defeat of his professional career.

Other results:

  • 2008 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz Jr. (6-1, 3 KOs) continued his rise up the ranks, scoring a third-round stoppage of Rigoberto Casillas (8-11-1, 6 KOs).

  • Gerald Washington (8-0, 5 knockouts) dropped Sherman Williams (35-13-2, 19 KOs) once en route to an eight-round unanimous decision in a dreadful heavyweight bout. All three judges scored it the same: 79-72.

  • Top 130-pound prospect Ronny Rios (21-0, 10 KOs) scored a sixth-round stoppage over battle-tested veteran Leonilo Miranda (32-6, 30 KOs).

  • Jamie Kavanagh (14-0-1, 6 KOs) scored a third-round stoppage over Adolfo Landeros (21-32-2, 10 KOs) in a 140-pound bout.

  • Manuel Avila (12-0, 4 KOs) won a shutout eight-round decision over Jamal Parram (6-8-1, 4 KOs) in a 122-pound bout.

  • Bantamweight Edgar Valerio (3-0, 2 KOs) won a four-round split decision over David Reyes (2-4-1, 0 KOs). One judge saw it for Reyes, overruled by tallies of 39-37 and 39-37 for Valerio.