Charlo fell back on his jab and lateral movement, but Gasparyan kept on him with combinations of body shots, right uppercuts and hooks. Gasparyan was especially adamant that he won the final round and said he was far from alone in the opinion that he won the fight.
“I got in the ring and everybody was booing me,” Gasparyan said. “After the fight, they started cheering for me. People were coming up to me telling me, ‘I’m from Houston, but you’re the one who won the fight, buddy.’ Even Max Kellerman, the HBO commentator, came to the locker room and told me I won the fight.”
Saturday’s loss was Gasparyan’s first fight since a six-round win by unanimous decision over Octavio Narvaez on Dec. 20, 2008 at Hollywood Park Casino.