first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWith Harrison seated ringside, Charlo set out to make an example of Cota and did just that with a highlight reel finish that preserved his shot at Harrison.Cota (28-4) closed as a 40-1 underdog and would have needed to put on the performance of a lifetime to knock off the former champion. The only problem he posed for Charlo was courtesy of his awkward style, that caused the Texan to be hesitant to engage. However, it was clear that Cota was wide open for a straight right hand. Once Charlo had the opportunity to fire, he made sure he didn’t miss.  After a pair of tentative opening rounds, Charlo went on the attack in the third. It didn’t take long for him to find Cota’s chin with a short right hook that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas. Although he would rise, he clearly was out of it. Just a few seconds later, a straight right hand was detonated on Cota’s chin and polished him off. It was a scary sight as Cota lay motionless for a few moments.”I got that knockout right in front of my family. He was just getting started and I landed the clean shot,” Charlo said afterward. “I’d like to thank you Cota, he stepped in the ring. The guy who proclaims he has the title didn’t show up.”  Harrison spoke to the media earlier in the night while wearing a walking boot and made it clear that he wants the rematch with Charlo as soon as possible. Clearly, Charlo wants the same. “I’m trying to be great,” Charlo continued. “I plan on getting the rematch next and then getting all of the belts by the end of the year. Tony Harrison is in the building, He’s lucky he didn’t accept this fight with me. I’m a much better fighter.”​There’s no doubt that these two will clash again and Charlo put an exclamation point on that by turning in a dominant performance. Here’s how it all went down …Charlo vs. Cota live updatesJermell Charlo decimates Jorge Cota with a violent third round KORESULT – Round 3 (7:16 p.m.):  And that’s a wrap, folks. That straight right hand that Cota was begging to be hit by was obliged in scintillating fashion. Charlo advanced quickly in the third and dropped Cota with a short right hook. The fight could have been stopped right there, but Cota nodded that he could continue. Bad idea. A straight right down the middle cremated the Mexican as he was sent down in a heap and motionless for a few moments. Absolutely brutal. The referee doesn’t bother to count as the fight is halted at the 2:17 mark. Meanwhile, Tony Harrison doesn’t seem too impressed. He’s seated ringside and cannot wait to step into the ring.  🦁👑 #LIONSONLY #JorgeCota #PBConFOX— PBC (@premierboxing) June 24, 2019 Round 2 (7:12 p.m.): Cota’s awkwardness has Charlo taking pause before attacking. Both guys posturing and waiting for the other to make a move. Charlo is patient, perhaps a little too patient. (10-9 Charlo, 20-18 Charlo)Round 1 (7:09 p.m.): Charlo lands a chopping right hand to get things started. Cota looks very awkward and is begging for a straight right hand down the middle. Cota launches a bevy of punches, most miss. Straight right by Charlo. Not a whole lot of action, but you can see that Charlo is slowly inching closer to set up that big right hand. (10-9 Charlo)10:00 p.m.: Jorge Cota is making his way to the ring. He’s a 40-1 underdog against Charlo, but says that Andy Ruiz beating Anthony Joshua as a huge underdog has inspired him. Charlo is heading to the ring next with a lion headgear and flanked by his twin brother Jermall, who fights Brandon Adams next weekend.  9:52 p.m.: Shawn Porter, Julian Williams, David Benavidez, Caleb Plant and Errol Spence are all ringside for Charlo-Cota, which starts in just a few minutes.  9:46 p.m.: Joey Spencer improved to 8-0 after securing a unanimous decision over Akeem Black in a six-round co-feature bout. The fight wasn’t necessarily anything to write home about as Spencer did what he had to do to earn scorecards of 59-55 across the board. You can argue that this was his toughest test to date, but he handled the challenge well. Meanwhile, Tony Harrison was holding court in the media room explaining exactly why he dislikes Jermell Charlo so much. Warning: there’s some strong language here.  Tony Harrison explains why he truly hates Jermell Charlo. “He’s on some sucka shit. He couldn’t make it a day in Detroit.”— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) June 24, 2019 Guillermo Rigondeaux stops Julio Ceja in an all-action brawlResult: Guillermo Rigondeaux def. Julio Ceja via 8th round TKO (2:59)If I told you that Rigondeaux was in an exciting brawl, you’d call me a liar. But that’s what happened as Rigo and Ceja engaged in a phone booth brawl for eight rounds. Totally uncharacteristic, but absolutely fun to witness. A left hook absolutely annihilated Ceja at the end of the eighth round. Ceja managed to get up, but the referee deemed him unfit to continue with one second left in the round. More of this Rigo, please. 8:56 p.m.: After more back and forth action, Rigondeaux gets docked a point for low blows. His response? An absolutely vicious left hook that sends Ceja to the canvas. Although Ceja rises, he’s in terrible shape and referee Russell Mora calls the fight. Questionable call but it is what it is.    8:51 p.m.: At the close of the sixth round, Ceja nailed Rigondeaux with a three-punch combination that made Rigo’s knees buckle. This is a damn good fight that is teetering on dangerous due to the phone booth fighting.  LAS VEGAS — There would be no upset by a late replacement Sunday night. Jermell Charlo (32-1, 16 KOs) was supposed to have a rematch with Tony Harrison for the WBC junior middleweight title that he lost by controversial decision back in December. However, an ankle injury suffered by Harrison postponed those plans. In his place was Jorge Cota and Charlo refused to allow the replacement to have his Andy Ruiz moment and scored a vicious third-round knockout in the main event of PBC on Fox from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. 8:42 p.m.: We’re five rounds in and Rigondeaux is determined to fight in close quarters for the duration of this bout. To be completely honest, this is the most sustained action we’ve ever seen in a Rigondeaux fight. Maybe he doesn’t respect Ceja’s power or perhaps his legs aren’t what they once were. Regardless of what the reason is, it’s making for a fun fight that Rigo may not be winning. 8:33 p.m.: Rigondeaux used to make it a habit to put on relatively boring fights and cruise to victory. But with this probably being the last chapter of his career, he’s decided to sit in the pocket and trade leather with Ceja. He’s landed some big shots on Ceja thus far and has kept the crowd entertained through three rounds. Also of note is that Tony Harrison is here tonight despite having to pull out due to an injury three weeks ago. You can fully expect Harrison to heckle Charlo all night long. 8:19 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ coverage of Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota. We’re getting things started with Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-1, 12 KOs) vs. Julio Ceja (32-3, 28 KOs) in a WBC super bantamweight title eliminator. The 38-year-old Rigondeaux is looking to get back on the horse after losing to Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2017. He bounced back with a first-round KO of Giovani Delgado and looks to add Ceja to his hit list. Charlo vs. Cota Fight CardMatchupClassBeltJermell Charlo vs. Jorge CotaJr. Middleweight…Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Julio CejaSuper Bantamweight…Chris Colbert vs. Albert MercadoLightweight…Jesus Alejandro Ramos vs. Kevin ShacksWelterweight…Joey Spencer vs. Akeem BlackSuper Welterweights…Quinton Randall vs. Kewone HillSuper Welterweights…Julian Rodarte vs. Miguel Angel AispuroLightweight…Leduan Barthelemy vs. Jose CayetanoLightweight…Marquis Taylor vs. Lucas Santa Maria Welterweight…last_img

Jermell Charlo vs. Jorge Cota results: Charlo decimates Cota with vicious third-round KO, calls for Tony Harrison rematch

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