Ronald Gavril stops Christopher Brooker in 10
Super middleweight Ronald Gavril survived a knockdown to stop Christopher Brooker in the 10th and final round on Saturday night at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.
Gavril won a vacant regional title belt with the win and improves to 17-1 (13 knockouts). Brooker drops to 11-2 (5 KOs).
It was a competitive bout early on between the two super middleweight prospects and, about 30 seconds into round five, Brooker dropped Gavril with a left-right combination to the head.
Both fighters had their moments during the bout but Gavril landed the more telling blows.
Midway through round 10, Gavril stunned Brooker with a left hook upstairs. Moments later, a combination dropped Brooker to the canvas.
Brooker beat the count but Gavril dropped him again to the canvas, prompting referee Tony Weeks to stop the bout at 2:04.
Gavril is originally from Romania and now resides in Las Vegas. He has now won his last six bouts since suffering his only loss to Elvin Ayala.
In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, Sanjarbek Rakhmanov (6-0-1, 3 KOs) won a one-sided decision over Jonathan Dinong (5-1, 4 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Rakhmanov.
Junior welterweight Ladarius Miller (12-1, 3 KOs) stopped Ronald Rivas (5-5-1, 3 KOs) at 55 seconds of round two.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, BoxingScene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.
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