WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Champion Devin Haney KO’d Antonio Moran

#Maryland #DAZN WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Champion Devin Haney (22-0, 14 KOs) defeated Antonio Moran (24-4, 17 KOs) by spectacular 7th-Round KO at the MGM National Harbor in the city of Oxon Hill.

Haney made the first statement of the fight with a crisp right hand. Then Haney repeated himself to the body and head as the round progressed, mixing in some quick counter left hooks. By the end of the third round, Haney was loading up with home run shots to test for a possible early exit.

Unsuccessful in the attempt, Haney resumed controlling the action with superior footwork, reflexes, and punching accuracy. In round five, a tangle of feet and a harsh right to the body sent Moran to the deck. Moran beat the count and protested he’d been tripped to no avail. Haney spent the rest of the round battering Moran.

The courageous Moran took every shot without give, still punching, still trying to change his fortune. By the sixth round, the punishment he’d absorbed left little zip on Moran’s shots while Haney fought like he’d just broken a sweat.

In the seventh round, Haney broke through with a highlight reel finish. Backing Moran into the ropes, Haney dropped an echoing right hand bomb over the top, Moran senseless on contact as he melted into the canvas. The referee jumped in immediately and Moran remained on the mat for several minutes.

It was Moran’s first knockout loss.

via Jake Donovan / Boxingscene.com