Saturday, 25 February 2017
Tabiti remains unbeaten in Temecula Ca.
Unbeaten lightweight Saul Rodriguez (21-0-1, 15 KOs) scored a contentious split decision verdict over tough Oscar Bravo (22-7, 10 KOs). Bravo controlled most of the action throughout the fight even dropping Rodriguez in the fifth. Somehow the judges preferred Rodriguez’ busier workrate over Bravo’s aggressive approach.. Scores were 95-94, 97-92 for Rodriguez and 95-94 for Bravo.
In one of the more intriguing fights of the night, Mayweather promoted Andrew Tabiti (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Quantis Graves (11-2,0) 4KOs) in a battle of unbeaten cruiserweights, to successfully defend his NABF belt.. Highly regarded Tabiti dictated the action from the first bell, visibly troubling Graves with accurate punching, forcing an extremely game Graves to resort to survival tactics early in the bout.. By the fourth, it looked as if Graves was evasively trying to avoid the inevitable.. Tabiti landed a series of heavy artillery in the fifth, eventually dropping Graves in the 6th.. At the start of the seventh, a compassionate Graves corner pulled their fighter out, of a fight that he seemingly couldn't win.. The result was incorrectly announced as a fifth round TKO, but was recorded as a 6th round retirement.. Tabiti remains NABF champion and moves that bit closer to a championship shot..