Lawrence “Big Time” Newton conquered the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) bantamweight title by defeating Mario Hernandez by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida.
The 25-year-old American fought for 10 rounds in a tough fight and earned scorecards of 96-94, 96-94 and 98-92. Newton is a Florida native and was a local, which was an extra motivation in this fight.
He was able to defeat Hernandez who put up a fight. However, the American improved as the rounds went by and was able to get the decision in a very important victory for his career.
Newton remains undefeated in 15 fights, of which he has won 7 by knockout, while the defeated Hernandez now has a record of 10 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw and 3 knockouts.