Shakur Stevenson won the WBC lightweight world championship on Thursday night via unanimous decision over Edwin De Los Santos in a fight that had fans booing the lack of action.
Stevenson (21-0, 10 KOs) picked up a title in a third weight class, winning by scores of 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 on the other.
De Los Santos, who dropped to 16-2, kept Stevenson moving backward for much of the fight and found himself chasing and missing when opportunities presented themselves.
Stevenson closed a minus-1450 favorite at FanDuel, which means a bettor would have had to wager $1,450 to make $100.
Emanuel Navarrete, Robson Conceio draw in co-main
Mexico’s Emanuel Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) and Brazil’s Robson Conceio fought to a majority draw in the co-main event. Navarrete, the WBO junior lightweight champion, dropped Conceio (17-2-2, 8 KOs) twice during the fight, but the challenger’s persistence in the latter rounds helped earn him the draw.
Judges Max De Luca and Chris Flores both scored the fight 113-113, while Don Trella had it 114-112 in favor of Navarrete. Conceio, 35, who won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games, said he would like a rematch.
“He deserves it,” said Navarrete, 28.
Earlier in the night, Emiliano Vargas (8-0, 7 KOs), son of former two-time light middleweight champion Fernando Vargas, remained undefeated with a second-round knockout of Brandon Mendoza (6-3).
After dropping him twice in the first round, Vargas finished off Mendoza with a pair of devastating right hands that put him on the canvas. Referee Harvey Dock stopped the fight with Mendoza stumbling to stay on his feet just 57 seconds into the second round.