Beltran grabs NABO belt with win.
Saturday night, April 12, 2014 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas Ray Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) delivered a solid performance in his unanimous decision win over the agile Arash Usamanee (20-2-1, 10 KOs). Usamanee, with only a week’s notice put on a lively performance keeping on his toes and displaying a lot of movement but Beltran’s relentless hard charging pressure style ultimately proved to be too much for Usamanee in an entertaining contest.
Beltran: “He was tough, and I was trying to be careful. I didn’t want to get caught with a clean shot".
With this win, Mr. Beltran now holds the WBO NABO lightweight title. Per the stated promise of his promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, Mr. Beltran’s next fight will be a shot at the World Title. It would seem that after many false starts the future could finally be very bright for super featherweight Ray Beltran.
April 13th, 2014