Lightweight fighter Jose Guzman got a win, but it wasn’t like he had expected.
Guzman, from Queens, N.Y., scored a unanimous decision against Juan Noriega of Danville, Ark., in a four-round fight that was part of Saturday night’s boxing card at the Buffalo Run Casino.
“It’s been three years since someone has stood up to me like that,” said Guzman, who improved to 7-0.
The loss was the first in four fights for Noriega, who had won his previous three outings by knockout.
“I thought I could wear him down with body shots,” said Guzman, whose brother is Joan Guzman, the former WBA super bantamweight and super featherweight champ.
“I had to hold back some because I hurt my hand in the second round,” Jose Guzman said. He hurt the second knuckle on his right hand.
That was the only fight on the night that went the distance.
The first four fights lasted a total of 6:25.
Chazz Witherspoon, son of former champ Tim Witherspoon, scored a third-round technical knockout against Travis Fulton in a heavyweight fight that had been scheduled for 10 rounds.
Anthony Dirrell took even less time to end his super middleweight fight against Dominique Azeez than big brother Andre needed.
Anthony ended his match against Azeez at 1:32 of the first round — Andre didn’t stop Derrick Findley until the end of the sixth.
Isaiah Thomas improved to 3-0 with a first-round TKO against Sam Norwood in a light heavyweight battle.
Bowie Tupou of Tonga battered Marcus Rhode, getting a first-round TKO.
Continuing the theme, Carson Jones got a fourth-round TKO against Dan Wallace in the night’s final bout.