Last Saturday, CBN Promotions threw a bit of a brawl fest they called “Super Brawl Saturday.” Austin Brooks, still without a loss to his name, knocked Jose Manuel Izaguirre into next week, snatching the WBA Continental belt in a seventh-round drama. Meanwhile, Tayden Beltran managed to keep his unbeaten record, scrapping his way to a win against Willmark Canonico in the secondary headline fight.
You can catch the rerun of this scrap fest on FOX Deportes at 6 pm PT tonight, and if you miss that, Estrella TV’s got you covered later on. Fubo Sports had the live streaming rights, in case you’re wondering.
In the main scrap, Brooks found himself a bit puzzled by Izaguirre’s right hand to his noggin in the early goings, with both lads fighting southpaw. Brooks figured it out by the fourth, mixing up his punches and starting to dominate. By the seventh, he went all in on Izaguirre’s midsection, calling it a day less than a minute into the round.
Brooks was all, “I had to prove I’m the real deal,” crediting his corner for the strategic pivot that led to his body smashing strategy and his new shiny WBA Continental champion title.
On the lightweight front, Beltran outlasted Canonico in what turned out to be a proper scrap, despite both getting a bit cheeky with after-bell punches. Beltran’s endurance saw him through, with judges scoring it in his favour.
Beltran’s takeaway was all about proving his stamina and readiness to take on any top prospects next.
The undercard had its moments too. Leonardo Rubalcava dispatched Lyle McFarlane in the first round of their super lightweight fight. In the super bantamweight division, Adrian Alvarado outboxed Brayan Ramos over six rounds, and Hector Lopez made quick work of Rod Sarguilla, ending their fight in the second round. Jose Bravo also kept his knockout streak, finishing Rico Tartt in the first round of their bout.