Jesse Hart Stops Mike Gavronski in the Third Round
By Hector Franco | Senior Writer and Editor
Published: August 18, 2018
Atlantic City, New Jersey – Jesse Hart (24-1, 20 KOs) continues his march towards a rematch with WBO super middleweight (168) champion Gilberto Ramirez as he scored his third consecutive stoppage since facing Ramirez. At the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey Hart faced off against Mike Gavronski (24-3-1, 15 KOs).
From the start of the first round, Hart showed that Gavronski did not belong in the same ring with him. Hart showed off his improved right hand in the bout landing it almost at will. Gavronski had a habit of always bending down towards the right hand to avoid punches. This defensive deficiency would prove to be Gavronski’s downfall.
In the third round, Hart landed a well-timed right hand to the side of Gavronski’s head as he bent down. Gavronski who hails from Tacoma, Washington was able to beat the count to continue, but the fighter’s corner put a stop to the fight.
In his last three fights, Hart has shown vast improvement to go along with his Philadelphia toughness. In his post-fight interview, Hart made it clear that he wants a rematch with Ramirez next.
The first bout between Hart and Ramirez was exciting with both men having their moments. A knockdown in the second round scored by Ramirez may have been the most significant difference in the scorecards.
The super middleweight division is often one of the most overlooked divisions in boxing. A Hart-Ramirez rematch to go along with the super middleweight finals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament between George Groves and Callum Smith could provide a much-needed spotlight on the division and lead to an eventual crowning of an undisputed champion.
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