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RINGS AROUND THE WORLD- January 20 (and more from January 16)- Williams Outpoints Solano; Nunez and Avagyan Fight to a Draw; Echevarrria and Liashevich Among 1/16 Winners
Pictured: "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams

Last night, on a card originally scheduled to have been comprised of four bouts, undefeated Mykquan Williams unanimously outpointed previously undefeated Yeis Gabriel Solano and Jose "Magnifico" Nunez and Aram Avagyan battled to a stalemate. Additional results from this past Saturday include Noel Echevarria bouncing back from an August loss and Artem Liashevych remaining unbeaten.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021-

Uncasville, Connecticut, USA-

The Showtime-televised card was originally slated to be headlined by a super welterweight ten-rounder featuring unbeaten southpaws Patrick Cora (10-0, 7 KOs) and Hurshidbek Normatov (10-0, 3 KOs). That bout was cancelled after Normatov tested positive for COVID-19.

The card also was to include WBO NABO featherweight champion Pedrito Marquez (Pedro Marguez Medina; WBO #11; 12-1, 8 KOs) facing Martino Jules (10-0, 2 KOs) in a non-title bout scheduled for eight rounds. Unfortunately, Marquez took ill and was forced to withdraw resulting in the match being scratched.

The two bouts left featured four undefeated fighters- Mykquan Williams versus Yeis Gabriel Solano in a bout upgraded to main event status and Jose Nunez versus Aram Avagyan.

Super Lightweight Bout-
Mykquan Williams (16-0-1, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Yeis Gabriel Solano (15-1, 10 KOs)
- Williams scored a knockdown in the eighth round and went on to win by the scores of 97-92, 96-93, and 96-93.

Super Featherweight Bout (Non-title)-
WBO Youth featherweight champion Jose "Magnifico" Nunez (WBO #14 at 126; 11-0-2, 4 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 8
Aram Avagyan (10-0-2, 4 KOs)
- Nunez weighed in at 127 1/4; Avagyan at 128.
- The scores were 76-76, 77-75 for Nunez, and 76-76.

Saturday, January 16, 2021-

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico-

Lightweight Bout-
Noel Echevarria (16-7, 10 KOs)
TKO-2 1:11
Jesus Antonio Bustamante (3-24-1, 0 KOs)
- The 30-year-old Echevarria, who resides in Kernersville, North Carolina, bounced back from his 8/29/20 SD 10 loss to Manuel Rey Rojas.

Welterweight Bout-
Donald "Bulldog" Ward (13-11-1, 6 KOs)
KO-1 2:21
Edgar Sorto (0-1)
- Ward, 31, of Memphis, Tennessee, has won two in a row since his UD 8 loss to Patrick Harris on 7/19/19.

Tallinn, Estonia-

Middleweight Bout-
Artem Liashevych (3-0-1, 0 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 6
Mirko Moisar (6-6-1, 3 KOs)
- The Liashevych-Moisar rematch was the main event of a card held at the multi-sport Kalev Tallinn.
- The scores were 60-54, 58-56, and 57-57.
- Liashevych is now 1-0-1 versus Moisar.

Super Middleweight Bout-
Kaupo Arro (6-1, 2 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Yaroslav Yurov (2-2, 0 KOs)
- Arro, who was fighting for the first time since his 4/21/18 MD 8 loss to Mirko Moisar (see above), unanimously outpointed Yurov by three 40-36 scores.

Article By: Ken Pollitt