Weekly Report

June 2010

June 17

Humble, USA:Light Heavy: Alfonso Lopez (20-0) W PTS 10 Rubin Williams (29-10-1). Lopez, 28, wins wide unanimous verdict as Williams slides even further down the slope. Lopez the aggressor and Williams in survival mode. “El Tigre” has 15 by KO/TKO, but opposition poor. Former IBF super middle challenger “Mr Hollywood” Williams needs a new nickname as he is now 0-8-1 in his last nine and Hollywood does not like losers. Auckland, New Zealand: Light Heavy: Soulan Pownceby (15-0-1) W PTS 12 Joel Casey (10-8-3). Cruiser: Moyoyo Mensah (21-8-1) W PTS 12 Oscar Siale (12-4).Hometown fighter Pownceby, 35, wins WBFoundation title and WBO Asia Pacific titles from Australian holder Casey, 26, on unanimous decision. Pownceby represented New Zealand at the World championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics but has left it late to turn pro. Ghanaian Mensah, 34, wins vacant WBO African title with unanimous verdict over 39-yea-old southpaw from New Zealander. New Zealander fighting for the African title! More WBO rubbish.

June 18

Hamilton Township, USA: Light Heavy: Omar Sheika (30-9) W TKO 3 Jim Strohl (27-9). Welter: Terry Cauthen (35-6,1ND) W PTS 8 Cleotis Pendarvis (10-3-2).Sheika too strong and aggressive for Strohl, 38, who is cut and taking punishment when fight stopped. Sheika, 33, is seeking a fifth world title shot having lost in four attempts at versions of the super middle title. Strohl 2-8 in his last ten fights. In all southpaw battle speed and skill of 1996 Olympic bronze medalist Cauthen just gives him a narrow edge over aggression and power of Pendarvis, who himself competed in the 2004 US Olympic trials. Scores 79-73, 77-75 and 75-77 34. Poor fight due to styles not jelling but useful victory for Cauthen as Pendarvis stopped previously unbeaten Hector Sanchez in April.
Airway Heights, USA: Super Middle: Max Vlasov (18-0) W TKO 3 Jerson Ravelo ( ).Light Middle: Sherzod Husanov (15-0-1) W PTS 10 Jhon Berrio (15-7). Heavy: Jonte Willis (7-0) W PTS 4 Leo Bercier (8-13-1). Russian Vlasov, 23yo and 6’3” tall chases a reluctant Ravelo, 32, until the third when a big right floors Dominican and fight stopped. Seven out of his last eight wins by KO/TKO for Vlasov. An outstanding amateur who was once a good prospect was sidetracked by losses to Andre Ward and Allan Green. Lanky Uzbek Husanov, who only arrived from Siberia three days before the fight, and in US debut too fast and busy for wild Colombian Berrio in good scrap but fades a bit in middle rounds and only just gets by on majority verdict. Scores 98-92, 96-94 and 95-95.
Former top amateur Willis floors Bercier in third and wins unanimous verdict, but not impressive.
Managua, Nicaragua: Super Feather: Santos Benavides (20-2-2) W PTS 9 Danys Davis (12-8-2).Straw: Carlos Buitrago (16-0) W PTS 9 Eddy Zuniga (7-3-1). Light Fly: Nerys Espinoza (29-5-1,2ND) W PTS 8 Julio Buitrago (11-8,2ND). Southpaw Benavides, 28, retains WBA Fedcentro title with clear unanimous verdict over Panamanian. Dominates all rounds but no knockdowns. Scores 87-85, 89-83 ½, 87 ½-85. Only losses for “chontaleno” are to Roman Martinez and Rene Gonzalez. Local idol Buitrago, 18-year-old “Chocorroncito” is hottest property in Nicaragua again wins easily against Costa Rican prelim fighter but just can’t find the finish. Wins vacant WBO Youth title. Scores 90-81, 90-82 and 89 ½-82 ½. Former IBF light fly challenger Espinoza, 29, wins wide unanimous verdict over Julio Buitrago.
Syracuse, Italy: Welter: Phil Lo Greco (20-0) W TKO 9 Slawomir Ziemlewicz (20-7-2). Cruiser: Vincenzo Rossitto (39-6-2) W PTS 8 Jiri Svacina (11-7). Lo Greco, 25, who has dual Italian / Canadian citizenship, wins his first title as he proves too strong for light-punching, Ziemlewicz, 31, and floors him twice and halts him in ninth to take vacant WBC International title. First time Pole has been stopped. Veteran hometown fighter Rossitto, 34 takes wide unanimous verdict over Czech.
Culiacan, Mexico:Feather: Chris Perez (17-0) W TKO 10 Jorge Pazos (8-3). Light Welter : Jorge Romero (17-2 ) W KO 4 Yahir Aguiar (8-15). Perez marches on now 13 by KO/TKO with nine of his last ten ending that way. Romero, 20, floors and finishes Aguiar with body shot. Now 15 by KO/TKO for “Koky” in first fight since fractured jaw loss to Jesus Gurrola in November McAllen, USA: Cruiser: Eric Molina (14-1) W TKO 4 Chris Thomas (17-12-2 ). Light Welter: Luis Ramos Jr (16-0) W PTS 8 Joshua Allotey (16-10). Molina, 28 and 6’5” retains WBC Latino title with stoppage of 38-year-old Thomas, and has 11 by KO/TKO and has won 14 straight since losing his first fight on kayo. Southpaw prospect Ramos, 22, wins all the way against Ghanaian. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-73. Four losses in a row for Allotey, but all tough matches.

June 19

Oakland, USA; Super Middle: Andre Ward (22-0) W PTS 12 Allan Green (29-2 ). Heavy: Steve Chambers (22-1-1,1ND) W pts Hector Alatorre (16-10). An easy win for 26-year-old Ward, fighting in front of his home fans, as he dictates from bell to bell outboxing Green on the outside and outmuscleing him and out brawling him on the inside, where most of the action was. “Ghost Dog” Green claimed to have been weakened by the weight as he came in at 166lbs, but admitted that he was well beaten. Scores tell the tale as all three officials had it 120-108 for impressive Ward who retained the WBA title he won from Mikkel Kessler in November and moved clear at the top of the Super Six table. Philadelphian Chambers, 25, overcomes cut suffered in the third round to easily outpoint Alatorre in poor fight. Southpaw Chambers is unbeaten in last 19 and Alatorre has lost eight of his last nine.
San Juan del Rio, Mexico: Light Fly: Omar Nino (Romero) (29-3-2,1ND) ) W PTS 12 Rodel Mayol (26-5-2). Super Fly: Tomas Rojas (34-12-1) W TKO 7 Felipe Almanza (17-17-4). Ugly battle. A clash of heads has Nino cut in first . Further clashes cause cuts on Nino in second and fifth, and as per the stupid WBC rules, Mayol deducted a point in each round because Nino cut and he was not. Nino had trouble making the weight but despite this and a couple of examinations of his cuts by the Doctor during the fight, Nino gets stronger as fight goes on and Mayol, after a bright start , lacking his normal all-out aggression. Nino edges the late rounds but Mayol also doing good work. Scores 115-111, 115-112 and an amazing 117-109. Nino wins WBC title for second time. He originally won the title in 2006 but was stripped off the title when he tested positive for a banned substance. These two fought in February when Nino kayoed Mayol, but the fight was somehow rule a technical draw. Former WBC interim champion Rojas gives Colombian a boxing lesson. Almanza loses a point for a butt in the fifth and is under pressure when fight stopped in seventh.
Niagara Falls, USA: Heavy: Hasim Rahman (47-7-2,1 ND ) W TKO 4 Shannon Miller (16-5,1ND ). Middle: John Mackey (12-5-2,1ND ) W PTS 8 Don Orr (15-1). Rocked by a right in the first and right eye puffing up, then too easy for former WBC/ IBF champ as he floors 36-year-old Miller in first, second and third rounds and then again in fourth when corner ask for fight to be stopped with Miller on canvas. Second win on his comeback. Canadian Orr, 33, loses his unbeaten tag in bloody battle with journeyman southpaw Mackey. Orr , 33, does the pressing and Mackey, 36, effective counter punching. Orr cut badly over left eye in sixth. In an exciting seventh Orr cut by right eye and Mackey exhaust himself trying for stoppage and Orr takes over and has Mackey badly hurt at end of round. Orr streaming blood as they both try to swing the fight in the last. Mackey wins majority verdict on scores of 77-75 twice and 76-76. and over right eye early in seventh. Upset loss for Orr and bounce back by Mackey from kayo loss to James McGirt in April.
Kempton Park, South Africa: Light Fly: Hekkie Budler (16-0) W PTS 12 Juanito Rubillar (48-15-7).Super Middle: Isaac Chilemba (15-1) W PTS 12 Mike Bolling (12-1). Straw : Gideon Buthelezi (10-2 ) W PTS 12 Ronelle Ferreras (8-4-1). Light: Jason Bedeman (12-0 ) W TKO 3 Bongani Dlamini (6-2). Return bout sees 22-year-old South African retain IBO title on split verdict over experienced thirty-three-year-old Filipino Rubillar. Filipino constantly straying low with his punches and finally has a point taken away in the sixth. Budler working the jab and Rubillar concentrating on body attack. Close fight with Budler slowing in the late rounds but rallying at the end. Budler cleaner work impresses two officials who score 116-111 and 115-113 and the other saw it 113-114. Rubillar now unsuccessful in six title shots and two shots at interim titles. Disappointing fight sees Malawi “Golden Boy” Chilemba, 23, based in South Africa , come in as a substitute and outbox Australian southpaw Bolling, 25, for vacant IBO super middle title. Scores 119-109, 119-108 twice show his dominance. Switch-hitting former South African champion Buthelezi wins vacant IBO straw title. He took no chances against the wild swinging Filipino southpaw and boxed his way to a unanimous verdict with all officials scoring it 117-111. Too easy for hard punching Bedeman as he floors novice DlaminiIn first and second and stops him in third. Ten by KO/TKO for Bedeman who retains IBO All African title.
Tepic, Mexico: Fly: Edren Dapudong (18-2) W KO 1 Jesus Jimenez (28-6).Feather: Nery Saguilan (18-0 ) W TKO 6 Luis Guzman (7-7). Super Fly: Juan Jose Montes (18-1) W TKO 4 Richard Garcia(21-11-1 ). Super Fly: Hugo Ruiz (25-1) W TKO 2 Cesar Martinez (21-18-1).Upset as Filipino Dapudong floors Jimenez with a left then floors him again for the kayo. “ Brave Heart” Dapudong wins vacant WBC Silver Belt title. Southpaw Jimenez had won his last 15 going into this fight. ”Pantera” Saguilan, 22, floors game southpaw Guzman in third then ends it with a big right in sixth. Aggression from “Goofy” Montes from the first bell. A two-punch combination floors Filipino Garcia in third, but a clash of heads leaves Montes with a cut over his right eye. In the fourth body punches put Garcia down twice and the fight is stopped. Montes retains WBC Youth title. Local sources give his record as 22-1 with 18 wins by KO/TKO. In his last fight in February Garcia lost over twelve rounds in an IBF eliminator to Zolani Tete. Ruiz, 21 , floors Martinez at the end of the first and has him out on his feet early in the second when the referee stops the fight. All 25 of Ruiz’s wins have come by KO/TKO.
Las Heras, Argentina: Fly: Juan Carlos Reveco (24-1) W TKO 6 Luis Doria (22-19-3 ). Mismatch as WBA interim light fly champion Reveco, 26, cuts and batters game 37-year-old Colombian, a former IBF strawweight challenger, until referee calls it off. The one-sided fight could have been stopped any round after the second but good sparring for Reveco before title defence next month in Mexico.
Cincinnati, USA: Light: Adrian Broner ( 16-0) W TKO 7 Carlos Claudio (10-5-3). “The Problem” Broner , 22, just too much for modest Puerto Rican southpaw Claudio who takes a beating for seven rounds then stays in his corner.
Burghausen, Germany: Welter: Ashley Theophane (26-4-1) W PTS 12 Harasch Hotaki (7-2-1). Londoner Theophane, 29, wins vacant IBO International title with majority verdict over Afghan novice. Treasure’s skills gave him the edge and he seemed to have won more clearly that the scores suggest, but then Hotaki, normally a middleweight, and just a four round prelim fighter who had never fought beyond four rounds before. Scores 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114. First fight for Theophane since split verdict loss to Danny Garcia in February.
Miami Beach, USA: Heavy: Mike Marrone (19-1) W KO 5 Jose Rabotte (8-14-1). In his first fight for two years 24-year-old Marrone, trained by Eddie Chambers Snr. takes a little while to shake off the ring rust, but then has no problem dominating Rabotte. Hard left jab and big right finish fight in fifth. Marrone first fight since losing to Francesco Paneta at a time when the death of his brother may have affected his preparation. Promoted by Don King, so watch him climb the ratings.
Mexicali, Mexico: Straw: Manuel Jimenez (8-0-1) W PTS 12 Yader Escobar (23-3). Super Feather: Robinson Castellanos (8-8) W PTS 10 Alejandro Sanabria (24-1-1). Tough fight for vacant WBFederation title. Jimenez uses height and reach to good effect and has Nicaraguan in trouble in third and fifth and cut in sixth. Escobar stays in fight and makes it close right to the end. Split verdict for Jimenez 117-111 twice and 112-116. Upset as Sanabria loses his unbeaten tag with unfancied Castellanos winning unanimous verdict.
Wheeling, USA: Light Heavy: Tom Karpency (20-2-1) W TKO 1 Julius Jackson (3-8). Southpaw Karpency, 22, bounces back from creditable losing performance against Karo Murat with an easy one as he floors poor Jackson at the end of the first and Jackson retires.