Patrick Day upsets Virgilijus Stapulionis on Saturday
Junior middleweight Patrick Day pulled off the minor upset Saturday night, winning a 10-round unanimous decision over Virgilijus Stapulionis.
With the win, Day improves to 13-2-1 (6 knockouts). Stapulionis, who is originally from Lithuania and now resides in Oxnard, California, drops to 27-4-1 (19 KOs).
The bout headlined a Main Events card that took place inside the Uncas Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Day dropped Stapulionis in the third round. Undaunted, Stapulionis battled back in the second half of the fight. There were points in the fight when both traded combinations to the delight of the crowd but Day did enough to win the fight on the judges’ scorecards (99-90, 98-91 and 97-92).
The loss snapped a six-bout unbeaten streak for Stapulionis.
Heavyweight Cassius Chaney (8-0, 5 KOs), who hails from nearby New London, remained unbeaten after Carlos Sandoval (9-12-1, 6 KOs) remained on his stool after the second round.
Middleweight Vaughn Alexander, the older brother of former two-division world titleholder Devon Alexander, won a six-round decision over Antonio Chaves Fernandez (7-30-4, 2 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Alexander, who improves to 7-0 (5 KOs).
Junior middleweight Madiyar Ashkeyev won a six-round unanimous decision over Marcus Beckford (3-4-3, 1 KO). All three judges scored the bout 59-55 in favor of Askeyev, who improved to 7-0 (3 KOs).
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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