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Minneapolis-native Jamal James (25-1, 12 KOs) scored a crowd-pleasing technical knockout win over Janer Gonzalez (19-2-1, 15 KOs). Midway through the sixth stanza, James appeared to drop Gonzalez with a straight overhand right, but referee Gary Miezwa declared it a slippage. Near the end of the sixth round, James landed another knockdown and this time it counted and hurt Gonzalez. At the close of round six, Gonzalez went to his corner and never came out with the fight being declared a sixth-round stoppage as Gonzalez was unable to answer the bell for the seventh round.
"This is the best crowd I've ever fought in front of," said James. "We packed this place out. Middle of winter, snow all around us and they still came out and showed a lot of support. I can't even explain the feeling to come out here and stop (Gonzalez). The only question I have is where's my belt? I'm ranked third in the WBA. Keith Thurman got the belt, Pacquiao got the