Before their super featherweight boxing match, Alberto Machado and Rafael Mensah had a combined 49-0 record. Machado was 19-0 and Mensah was 30-0, so someone’s 0 had to go. It was Mensah who was on the receiving end of a first career loss. While their fight went to decision, Machado took Mensah out to the woodshed for 12 rounds.
Machado was sharp from start to finish and seemingly landed combos at will. This was Machado’s first defense of his WBA world super featherweight title and he made sure it was a blowout. He won the fight 120-107 and knocked down, staggered, and pummeled the game, but overmatched, Mensah.
Gervonta Davis next seems like the logical next fight for Machado. That one would be a barnburner!