New York, USA: Super Feather: Argenis Mendez (17-1) W PTS 8 Shamir Reyes (18-7-2,1ND). Fresh from an important win over Martin Honorio in May, talented Dominican Mendez, 24, has too much of everything for southpaw Reyes. Floors him at the end of first, hurts him in fifth and sixth and wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 79-72 and 80-71 twice. Mendez competed in the 2004 Olympics and won a World Junior silver medal in the same year. Kempton Park, South Africa: Bantam: Tshifhiwa Munyai (20-1-1) W KO 3 Prosper Ankrah. Heavy: Flo Simba (6-0) W TKO 1 Papy Mondende (1-2-1). Easy win for 25-year-old former undefeated Commonwealth champion "Atomic Spider" Munyai. Controls the fight with his height and reach advantage and middle of third round ends it when he puts Ghanaian down and out with an overhand right. Heavyweight hope Simba from D R Congo halts late sub, and fellow-countryman, Mondende, who pulls out with a knee injury after just 78 seconds.
Miami, USA: Light Middle: Ashley Theophane (27-4-1) W PTS 10 Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-2). Middle: Andy Lee (22-1) W KO 5 James Cook (11-4-1). Super Middle: Francisco Sierra (22-3) W TEC DEC 7 Don George (20-1-1). Welter: Jonathan Gonzalez (9-0) W TKO 6 Abel Perry (12-4). Welter: Yordenis Ugas (2-0) W TKO 1 DeJuan Jackson (1-1).Big win for "The Treasure" from London. Dominican Rodriguez starts strongly and seems to be in front after six rounds, but then fades. Hurts Theophane in ninth but not enough to influence the judges as Theophane comes strongly in the later rounds Controversial majority decision as most ringsiders had Rodriguez, rated No 3 by the IBF, winning it. Scores 96-94 twice for Theophane and 95-95. Rodriguez had lost to Isaac Hlatshwayo for the vacant IBF title last August. Lee, 26, floors Cook with southpaw left to the body in fourth only to have it ruled a low blow. Lands same punch again in fifth, this time for the finish. Win No 16 by KO/TKO for Lee, and seven wins since losing to Brian Vera in March 2008. Controversial win for Sierra over previously unbeaten George. Sierra hurts George in first two rounds and busts his nose. In seventh Sierra puts George down and then floors him again with a punch after the bell. George given five minutes to recover, but unable to go on. Instead of disqualification Sierra is deducted two points. Wins technical decision on scores of 68-63 and 69-62 twice, but expect a protest from George’s camp. Puerto Rican prospect Gonzalez, 21, keeps up his 100 % record of wins by KO/TKO by halting Alaskan Perry. Cuban former World amateur champion and Pan American gold medalist Ugas halts poor Jackson in first. Ugas lost to Amir Khan in the World Junior championships in 2004. Cancun, Mexico: Welter: Danny Garcia (18-0) W TKO 9 Jorge Romero (17-3). Fly: Juan Esquer (26-7-2) TEC DRAW 3 Gilberto Keb Baas (32-20-4). Super Middle: Marco Periban (9-0) W TKO 2 Franco Sanchez (12-7-2).Tough fight but great finish from Garcia. Unbeaten Philadelphian sweeps fist four rounds, but tough Romero has success in middle rounds and has Garcia’s face swelling. Garcia scores with big left hook in ninth. Romero, 20, makes it to his feet, but being battered when the referee stops it. "Swift", 22, beat Theophane on a split decision in February. For Romero only three of his 20 fights have gone the distance, and his only other stoppage loss was due to a broken jaw. The fight between Esquer and veteran Keb Baas just warming up when a clash of heads sees Esquer too badly cut to continue. Former top amateur Periban floors Argentinian three times and now has six wins by KO/TKO. Philadelphia, USA: Light Middle: Derek Ennis (22-2-1) W PTS 12 Gabe Rosado (14-5). Super Middle: Farah Ennis (15-0) W KO 3 Demetrius Davis (20-24-5). Super Middle: Dennis Hasson (10-0) W PTS 6 Alberto Mercedes (14-16-1). Great fight in the Philadelphia tradition. In battle of fringe contenders Ennis makes it ten wins in a row taking majority verdict on scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114 to retain his USBA title. The lanky Rosado is never in a bad fight. No real match as Farah Ennis kayos 41-year-old loser Davis, who has won only one of his last eleven. Hasson, 26 stays unbeaten with unanimous win over Dominican. Scores 60-54, 59-55 twice. Hasson was a top level amateur. Enna, Italy: Light Heavy: Danilo D’Agata (9-0-1) W PTS 10 Roberto Cocco (10-6-1).Sicilian D’Agata, 26, wins vacant Italian title in his first move up to ten round bouts. Unanimous decision with scores of 97-93 twice and 97-94 for D'Agata. Cocco, 33, already a loser in two shots at national super middle title. Khemarat, Thailand: Feather: Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (33-0) W PTS 12 Ericson Origenes (7-2-2). Cake walk for world rated Chonlatarn as he wins wide unanimous verdict over Filipino No 8 Origenes. Scores 118-110-119-109 and 120-109. Defence No 25 of WBC Asian title he won back in 2004. New York, USA: Light: Mike Faragon (12-0) W TKO 4 Eddie Soto (12-2).Impressive performance from 23-year-old Faragon. He floors Soto with body punch in first and floors him a couple more times before the fight is called off in fourth. Santiago de Chile, Chile: Super Feather: Oscar Bravo (14-1) W PTS 8 Gustavo Bermudez (10-3). Tough night for local Bravo. Floored in second round, for the first time in his career, Bravo fights back aggressively to have Argentinian on the back foot and wins unanimous verdict on scores of 77-75 and 79-74 twice.
Las Vegas, USA: Light: Juan Manuel Marquez (51-5-1) W PTS 12 Juan Diaz (35-4). Middle: Dmitry Pirog (17-0) W TKO 5 Dan Jacobs (20-1). Super Middle: Jean Paul Mendy (29-0-1) W DIS 1 Sakio Bika (28-4-2). Light Welter: Robert Guerrero (27-1-1,2ND) W PTS 10 Joel Casamayor (37-5-1). Light: Jorge Linares (29-1) W PTS 10 Rocky Juarez (28-7-1).Super Middle: George Groves (10-0) W TKO 6 Alfredo Contreras (11-8-1). Heavy: Seth Mitchell (18-0) W TKO 1 Derek Bryant (20-6-1). Light Welter: Frankie Gomez (5-0) W KO 1 Ron Peterson (3-3). Youth was not served as 36-year-old Marquez beat 26-year-old Diaz for the second time to retain his WBA and WBO titles. Boxing well within himself and giving Diaz a lesson on tactics, Marquez scored constantly with quick, accurate combinations to which Diaz had no answer. "Dinamita" was not even fazed by having to box with a badly swollen eye over the last few rounds and had Diaz rocking at the bell to clinch a wide unanimous verdict on scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. Now Marquez naturally wants a third bout with Manny Pacquiao, he has drawn and lost a close decision to the Filipino in their previous two fights. Diaz a former IBF, WBA and WBO lightweight champion fought a more intelligent fight this time, but the change of tactics made little difference as there is no way he was going to outbox Marquez. Diaz had been stopped in nine rounds by Marquez in their previous match in February 2009 and since then had won and lost against Paul Malignaggi. After 33 wins in a row Juan is now 2-4 in his last six and is at a career crossroads. Upset as Russian Pirog, 30 finished "The Golden Child" Jacobs with a right in the fifth to win the vacant WBO title. Jacobs ended on his back and the referee did not even finish the count before waiving it over. Pirog switching and movement causing plenty of problems and Jacobs is almost floored in second. Keeps himself in the fight until Pirog explodes his bomb. Finally someone gets disqualified for hitting an opponent when he is on his knees. Cameroon tough guy Bika launched an early attack that had unbeaten Mendy backed into a corner and floored him with a left hook. Mendy was on one knee when Bike threw another right which blasted the French southpaw face down on the canvas. Joe Cortez promptly disqualified Bika, and it was all over in 76 seconds. This was an IBF eliminator so the 36-year-old southpaw should now get a shot at Lucien Bute. Mendy lost to Carl Froch in the European qualifiers for the 2000 Olympics. "The Scorpion" Bika, 31, who was IBO champion, will feel he threw away a certain win. He lost to Joe Calzaghe in a challenge for the IBF and WBO titles in 2006. "The Ghost" is back in the big time. Former unbeaten IBF super feather champ Guerrero, 27, won big as he dominated Cuban veteran Casamayor to win a unanimous points verdict. Guerrero had been sidelined whilst he supported his wife in her battle against cancer and through his promotional disputes, but he is now very much in the mix at lightweight or light welter. He floored the 39-year-old fellow southpaw, a former WBA super feather and WBC light champ, in the second. Casamayor was also deducted a point in the same round. The Cuban enjoyed brief success in the last round as he had Guerrero down for the first time in his career, but not badly hurt. Scores for Guerrero 97-90 and 98-89 twice. Former WBC feather and WBA super feather champ Linares bosses the fight from the start against Juarez and controls the fight with his left hand. Floors Texan in fifth, and despite injuring his right hand early in the fight, and a late rally by Juarez, Linares wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 97-92 and 99-90 twice from the judges. "El Nino De Oro" , a 24-year-old Venezuelan, can now be a threat at lightweight. He still has to answer the questions set by his first round loss to Juan Carlos Salgado in October, but he has talent. Juarez who at 30 is now talking retirement. No knockdowns, but Commonwealth champion Groves , 22, applying a steady beating to more experienced Mexican and referee has seen enough in sixth. Former American footballer Mitchell , 28, overwhelms poor Bryant in just 95 seconds. Sustained attack has Bryant, 39, reeling. Eleven by KO/TKO for Mitchell but poor match as southpaw Bryant inactive since November 2008. Hot prospect Gomez, US national amateur champion in 2009, and world championships silver medalist, takes out poor Peterson early with a devastating left hook. Hamburg, Germany: Middle: Sebastian Zbik (30-0) W PTS 12 Jorge Heiland (16-1). Super Middle: Dimitri Sartison (27-1) W PTS 12 Khoren Gevor (31-5). Heavy: Alex Dimitrenko (30-1) W TKO 5 Yaroslav Zavorotny (14-5). Super Middle: Karoly Balzsay (22-2) W KO 5 Aziz Daari (24-15-4). Heavy: Juan Carlos Gomez (48-2,1ND) W PTS 8 Zack Page (21-30). Middle: Mariusz Cendrowski (20-2-2) W PTS 8 Bronislav Kubin ( 10-3). Light Middle : Jack Culcay (6-0) W TKO 4 Ionut Trandafir Ilie (13-5-1).Zbik retains his WBC interim title for the third time as he outboxes the aggressive but limited Argentinian southpaw Heiland. Zbik technical skills give him the edge but Argentinian makes the fight interesting. Zbik rarely in exciting fight but excellent technical skills make him a hard man to beat .Scores 117-111 twice and 116-112. Kazakh-born Sartison makes a successful first defence of his WBA secondary title and makes surprisingly easy work of beating Armenian southpaw Gevor, who was moving up from middleweight. Height and reach edge with Sartison who looks to have registered a knockdown in the fourth as Gevor’s glove touched the canvas, but not scored. Gevor trying to mix things up loses a point in sixth for his tactics. Strong finish by Gevor not enough and Sartison retains on scores of 117-109, 117-110 and 115-112. Mismatch as big Dimitrenko, 6’7" and 28-years-old, easily handles fellow Ukrainian Zavorotny, 35, to win vacant European title. Dimitrenko floors Zavorotny in fifth and has him trapped in a corner when Zavorotny’s team throw in the towel. First fight for Dimitrenko since a loss to Eddie Chambers derailed him in July last year. Former WBO champ Balzsay shows some ring rust in first fight in seven months. Moroccan-born former French light middle champ Daari has some early success but floored by big left cross from southpaw Balzsay in fifth and stopped. Former WBC cruiser champ Gomez , 37, has a workout against experienced spoiler Page, also 37, and wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 80-72 from all three judges. Pole Cendrowski, 32, has routine unanimous points win over Czech Kubin. Scores 79-73 twice and 79-74. Future star "Golden Jack" Culcay, 24, halts Romanian in fourth. Culcay, born in Ecuador, is a former World amateur gold medalist and European silver winner. Tepic, Mexico: Super Fly: Juan Alberto Rosas (32-5) W TKO 6 Simphiwe Nongqayi (16-1-1). Super Bantam: Jorge Arce (55-6-1) W KO 1 Martin Castillo (35-4). Straw: Jesus Silvestre (18-2) W TKO 7 Moises Eb (11-4). "Golden Master" drops his IBF title in his second defence. Fighting in front of his home crowd Rosas punched too hard for the South African dominated from the fourth, and the referee stopped the fight when Nongqayi dropped to his knees in the sixth and looked finished. New champion "The Mole" Rosas "now has 26 wins by KO/TKO. He is the second world champion from Nayrit after Manuel Medina. Nongqayi a veteran, even though he has had only 18 fights (he represented South Africa in the 1998 Commonwealth Games), looked great beating Jorge Arce in September, but struggled in a defence against Malik Bouziane in April and may now retire. One vicious left to the body and it is all over as Arce finishes former WBA super flyweight champion Castillo in a ten round non-title fight. Now 41 by KO/TKO for 31-year-old WBO super fly champ Arce. Castillo, 33, who beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in the amateurs is a spent force. Another inside the distance win for Silvestre. He now has 14 by KO/TKO and his only loss in his last ten fights was to IBF champ Donnie Nietes in a non title bout in January. Champoton, Mexico: Feather : Eduard Lazcano (21-1) W TKO 8 Tomas Sierra (9-18). "Chucky's" fight all the way as 24-year-old southpaw dominates Sierra and forces a stoppage in the eighth to win vacant WBC Mundo Hispana title. Eduardo’s only loss was a disputed one to Miguel Beltran in the Azteca competition. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Heavy: George Arias (46-11) W TKO 2 Saul Farah (41-13-2). Now 36, Brazilian Arias has no trouble with Bolivian Farah and easily retains South American title. Arias lost to Johnny Nelson for the WBO cruiser title in 2001 and to Audley Harrison in 2008. Accra, Ghana: Light Heavy: Brahim Kamoko (20-0) W TKO 10 Hector Velazco (37-8-1). Welter: Joshua Okine (20-4-1) W PTS 12 Muhammad Abdullayev (20-4). Light Welter: Albert Mensah (22-3-1,1ND) W PTS 12 Karen Tevosyan (15-3-3). Super Feather: Emmanuel Tagoe (14-1) W TKO 1 Samuel Kamau (11-4-1). Middle: Peter Mashamaite (18-8-1) W PTS 12 Ishmael Tetteh (20-5-2). Feather: Alfred Tetteh W PTS 12 Ishmael Aryitey. Super Feather: Max Awuku W TKO 4 Dan Quartey .Good night for Ghanaian boxers. Having only his second fight in three years Kamoko's aggression too much for former WBO middle champ Velazco. "Bukom Banku" floors 37-year-old Argentinian southpaw in ninth and has him in trouble in tenth when the towel comes. Kamoko wins World Professional Boxing Federation title, but still has those medical allegations hanging over him. Former Commonwealth champion Okine 30, wins every round against Uzbek Abdullayev to lift vacant WPBF title. Scores 120-109 twice and 120-108 for 30-year-old southpaw. Now 36, Abdullayev, beat Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Williams in the Olympics, but was stopped by Cotto in a challenge for the WBO light welter title in 2005. The lanky Mensah made it three WPBF titles for Ghana as he easily outpointed Russian Tevosyan on scores of 119-110 twice and 118-111. Tagoe retained his WBO African title with a stoppage of Kenyan Kamau. South African southpaw Mashamaite prevented a clean sweep for the locals, and halted a three bout losing streak for himself, by taking a unanimous verdict on scores of 118-112, 117-112 and 116-114 to win the WBO African title. Southpaw Awuku remained unbeaten with a fourth round stoppage of Dan Quartey. Tetteh wins Ghana title with majority verdict over Aryitey. Colon City, Panama: Light Middle: Alfonso Mosquera (20-7) W PTS 11 Daniel Edouard (23-3-2). Feather: Nicholas Walters (14-0) W TKO 5 Jose Miguel Payares (9-3). Light: Evens Pierre (14-1) W TKO 6 Rosano Lawrence (13-9-1). Tall Panamanian Mosquera, 28, lived up to his "Hurricane" nickname as he threw enough leather to smother any attempts by favourite Edouard to get untracked. Haitian Eduard came on in the last two rounds but Mosquera won a unanimous decision which gave him the WBA Fed Latin title. "Axe Man" Walters retained his Fed Latin title as Colombian Payares retires at the end of the fifth. Now 12 by KO/TKO for Jamaican Walters. Haitian Pierre reverses his only loss in slug fest with Panamanian "Bulldog" Lawrence. Both fighters on the deck before Pierre ends it with body punch. York, USA: Feather: Carney Bowman (15-0) W KO 3 Roberto Acevedo (9-11-3). Cruiser: Andres Taylor (16-1-1) W TKO 2 Adam Harris (10-4).Light Welter: Terry Crawford (12-0) W TKO 1 Ron Boyd (6-11-1). More wrestling than fighting but prospect Bowman, 27, a former Nation Golden Gloves champion, brings it to an end with rights in the third. Puerto Rican southpaw Acevedo’s clutching tactics cost him a point in the first. Both fighters trying to mix even after the fight ended. Taylor has it easy as he floors modest Harris in the second and Harris retires at the end of the round claiming a shoulder injury. Now nine by KO/TKO for former Olympic trialist Crawford. Pasig City, Philippines: Super Fly: Sylvester Lopez (14-2) W TKO 2 Wandee Singwancha (63-12-1). Ten wins in a row as Lopez, 22, retains WBC International title with crushing win over Thai veteran. Floors 30-year-old former WBC interim strawweight and light fly champ at the end of the first and twice in the second for impressive win. Wandee lost to Peter Culshaw for the WB Federation super flyweight title in 2003.
East London, South Africa: Bantam: Phumzile Matyhila (17-1-2) W PTS 12 Nkqubela Gwazela (20-7). Mild upset as more experienced Matyhila, 34, fighting out of his weight division, wins national title with split decision over defending champion 30-year-old Gwazela. Champion goes in the lead in early rounds but fades and Matyhila counter-punches his way to wafer thin victory. Scores 116-115, 115-114 and 113-115. Matyhila won a bronze medal in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, competed in the 2000 Olympics and competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, all at 48kgs. M'Lang, Philippines: Feather: Lorenzo Villaneuva (18-0,1ND) W TKO 7 Balweg Bangoyan (15-2). Fly: Ardin Diale (9-4-3) W TKO 3 Jermie Jabel (15-1). Super Bantam : Rolando Magbanua (18-1) W KO 1 Nikong Calamba (4-5-1 ). Glenn Porras (24-2)W TKO 1 Jun Pader (17-32-2). Impressive display of power from 23-year-old southpaw "Thunderbolt" Villaneuva. Hits too hard for Bangoyan who fails to come out for round seven due a closed left eye. That's 17 by KO/TKO for Villaneuva, but he needs to work on his defence. Bangoyan, a super bantam, somehow managed to come in 4 1/2lbs over the limit for this WBO Orient title fight. His only other loss was in April when he was stopped in five rounds by Toshiaki Nishioka in challenge for the WBC super bantam title. Villaneuva retains WBO Orient title. Upset as Diale,21, crushes unbeaten prospect Jabel. Scores knockdown in each round and fight stopped in third. Magbanua returns after a year of inactivity and scores quick kayo. Southpaw Porras, 24, has now won his last eleven, nine by KO/TKO. "The Rock" wraps it up with body punches. Additional Commonwealth Results:
Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania:Fly : Juma Fundi (13-4) W TKO 9 Shabani Kilumbelumbe (7-2-1). Fundi wins vacant UBO International title.
Mzuzu, Malawi: Light : Ken Chinthenga (3-0) W TKO 4 Perpetual Mkandawire (3-6). Kondoa, Tamzania: Fly: Fadhili Majia (8-1-1) W TKO 4 Ramadhan Kumbele (8-5-2). Miidle: Maneno Oswald (34-21-2 ) W PTS 6 Hussein Chiwa (6-8-2). Feather: Hassan Kidebe (9-3-2) W KO 2 Nassibu Ibrahim (0-1).Majia wins TPBO title. Oswald still winning at 40yoa.
Perth, Australia: Cruiser: Danny Green (30-3) W KO 1 Paul Briggs. Heavy: Shane Cameron (25-2) W PTS 10 Daniel Ammann (19-4-1). Light: William Kickett (17-2) W PTS 6 Jack Asis (21-15-4). Cruiser: Brad Pitt (5-0) W KO 3 Oscar Siale (12-6).Total disgrace as Briggs falls over after just 29 seconds from what seemed a light punch. Green, crowd and TV people and IBO all very upset. Second defence of his IBO title for 37-year-old “Green Machine”. Briggs, 34, a former two-time WBC light heavy title challenger had been inactive since February 2007 and failed to make the agreed weight. Rubbish was thrown at Briggs in the ring and on his way back to the dressing room, and the local Board is to investigate the fight, with some bookies refusing to pay out on bets. New Zealander Cameron, 32, with a view to moving down to challenge Green comes at his lightest weigh in his career, but still too big and strong for southpaw former Aussie champ Ammann, and takes unanimous decision. Much needed win for young Kickett as he takes every round against experienced Filipino with all three judges seeing it 60-54. Pitt, 28, a Commonwealth gold medal winner in 2006, again shows his power and potential as he kayos Siale in third. Just 20 days previously Siale had gone twelve rounds in losing a majority decision to Dominic Vea for the vacant Commonwealth title.
Los Angeles, USA: Super Bantam: Nestor Rocha (22-2) W KO 2 Benji Garcia (14-16-3). Super Feather: Gary Russell Jr (11-0) W TKO 1 Mauricio Pastrana (35-15-2).Rocha, in his first fight since disastrous one round loss to Hozumi Hasegawa in a challenge for the WBC bantam title in July 2009, although not a noted puncher, takes out durable Garcia with a body punch in second round. Now eight by KO/TKO for Olympian Russell, 22, as it is all over in just 106 seconds. Pastrana not down but hurt against the ropes and referee calls it off after giving the Colombian a standing count. Stoppage may have been a bit premature, but it is time someone saved the washed-up 37-year-old from himself. Pastrana, eight losses in his last nine fights.
Sydney, Australia: Light: Lenny Zappavigna (24-0) W KO 2 Billy Sumba (18-2-1). Heavy: Adam Forsyth (8-0) W KO 1 Bob Gasio (11-15). IBO champion Zappavigna has an easy night as he hurts Indonesian in first and puts him out in round two. A bit of reality seeping into Sumba's inflated record. He won his first 17, but the move up in opposition has found him out. Forsyth a real prospect. Floors Samoan veteran Gasio three times for automatic stoppage. Forsyth, 29, was a multi national champion as an amateur and Olympic quarter finalist in 2004.
Jurmala, Latvia: Denis Shafikov (24-0) W TKO 6 Leo Resendiz (23-25).Twenty-five-year-old Russian southpaw wears down oldie Resendiz, 33, floors him in sixth and Mexican does not come out for seventh.
Leemore, USA: Light Heavy: Beibut Shumenov (10-1) W PTS 12 Vyacheslav Uzelkov(22-1). Light Heavy: Gayrat Ahmedov ( 15-0-1) W KO 1 Dallas Vargas (22-5). Super Bantam: Rico Ramos (17-0) W PTS 8 Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-4-1). Light Middle: Ravshan Hudaynazarov (13-0) W TKO 5 Pavel Miranda (16-6-1). After some early excitement, this turned out to be a one-sided first defence of his WBA title for Shumenov. Ukrainian Uzelkov had the champion from Kazakhstan down in the first from a left hook, but Shumenov, 26, returned the compliment by flooring Uzelkov, 31, at the end of the third. From then Shumenov was in the groove and won every round to take a wide unanimous decision on scores of 117-109 and 118-110 twice. Mild upset as Uzbek Ahmedov puts away former top amateur Vargas with a body punch at the end of the first round. Ten by KO/TKO for Ahmedov, 31, but third loss by KO/TKO in his last four outings for 33-year-old Vargas. Talented Ramos, 23, retains NABO Youth title with routine win over once promising Mexican Vargas (he was undefeated in his first 15 fights). Unanimous verdict 79-73 and 80-72 twice. Hudaynazarov, 26, makes it a good night for Uzbekistan as he dismantles game Mexican Miranda who retires at the end of fifth. Eleven by KO/TKO for Uzbek prospect, but only one win in his last seven for Miranda.
Lomas de Zamora, Argentina: Heavy: Gonzalo Basile (47-4,1ND) W PTS 10 Daniel Bispo (22-14). Light Middle: Rodolfo Martinez (37-4-1,1ND) W TKO 8 Oscar Fuchs
(10-13). Poor bout as 36-year-old “El Patio” tries to make a fight of it, but Brazilian southpaw Bispo only set on survival so ten dull rounds. Scores 100-94, 98-96.5 and 97-93 for Basile. Martinez, in his first fight since losing to Jan Zaveck for the IBF welter title in April, given a good argument by Fuchs. A borderline blow puts Fuchs down in sixth and his trainer is banished from the corner after remonstrating with the referee. Fuchs fights back in seventh but floored again in eighth and corner throws in the towel.
Mexico City, Mexico: Bantam: Alejandro Hernandez (24-7-2) W TKO 7 Jesus Ceja (13-7-1). No problems for “The Little Clown” as “Payasito” Hernandez, 24, gradually broke down modest Ceja and forced the stoppage in round seven. Hernandez lost to Omar Narvaez for the WBO fly title in 2008 and drew with Marvin Sonsona for the WBO super fly title in November last year. Loss No 6 in his last 8 fights for Ceja.
Houghton-Le-Spring, England: Bantam: Stuart Hall (9-0-1) W TKO 10 Martin Power (21-6). Light Welter: Nigel Wright (22-6-1) W PTS 10 Dean Harrison (16-4). Light Heavy: Tony Jeffries (7-0-1) DREW 8 Mike Banbula (10-25-4). Cruiser: David Dolan (14-2-1) W PTS 6 Hastings Rasani (23-52-4). Successful first defence of his British title by 30-year-old local Hall. He dominates from the start with game ex champ Power trying to turn things around with one punch. Strength of Hall keeps him on top as Power tires and volley of punches in tenth sees Power turn away and the referee stop the fight. Hall had stopped Power in eight rounds in November 2009. Southpaw Wright, 31, a winner over Alex Arthur in December, looked to be boxing his way to an easy points victory until floored in seventh. Midland Area champ Harrison, 26, comes into it from then, but Wright digs deep to regain English title on scores of 98-93 and 97-92 twice . Poor performance by Olympian Jeffries. Despite suffering a cut in the first round he breezes through the first four rounds and then runs out of gas and ideas. Offered his hand at the end of the sixth, only to realize it was an eight round fight. Pole Banbula takes over and although cut in the last round, has Jeffries hurt. Score 77-77. Plodding performance from Dolan who cuts Zimbabwean in first and works just a bit harder than flashy Rasani to just about deserve the points win on score of 58-57.
Temecula, USA: Light Middle: Craig McEwan (19-0) W PTS 10 Danny Perez (34-8). Welter: Keith Thurman (13-0) W KO 2 Stalinn Lopez (7-1). Edinburgh southpaw McEwan boxes his way to majority verdict over tough veteran Perez, 33, who has been in with the best, but never been stopped. McEwan too fast and slick but Perez does all of the pressing. McEwan, 28, on the floor in last, but ruled a slip so no count. One judge had it 95-95, but the other two had McEwan winning comfortably on scores of 97-93. Perez lost on points to Antonio Margarita for the WBO welter title in 2002. Lanky Thurman, 21, wins battle of the unbeatens as he kayos Cuban Stalinn in round two.
Royal Oak, USA: Super Middle: Daryl Cunningham (20-2) W KO 3 Anton Echols (32-14-4).Welter: Vernon Paris (22-0) W PTS 8 Courtney Burton (22-7,1ND). Big win for Cunningham. No clue of things to come in first two rounds, but in the third a big right from southpaw Cunningham unhinges veteran Echols who is given a standing count. Ending only delayed as Cunningham finishes Echols in a follow-up attack and scores kayo. Only one win in his last 13 for 38-year-old Echols, or should I say the shadow of the world class fighter Echols once was. Another uneven performance from Paris who seems to have a serious stamina problem. On top early he has experienced Burton,33, in trouble in fourth but blows himself out trying for the finish. Burton takes over and in rough and tumble affair looks unlucky to lose. Scores 77-75, 77-76 and a too wide 78-74.
Los Mochis, Mexico: Light Fly: Ramon Garcia(13-1-1) W PTS 12 Johnriel Casimero (14-1) Super Fly: Rodrigo Guerrero (14-2-1) W PTS 12 Federico Catubay (25-17-3). Welter: Omar Chavez (23-0-1) W KO 2 Miguel Angel Galindo (16-25-2). Super Feather: Jorge Lacierva (36-7-6) W KO 2 Abel Berrelle (20-16-2). The Garcia family have a “world” champion again. Just four months after Raul lost his IBF strawweight title, brother Ramon collected the WBO interim light fly title with a majority verdict over Filipino youngster Casimero. The better boxing of the 20-year-old Filipino saw him take the early rounds as Garcia, 27, struggled to get into the fight. He started to close the distance and had more success from the fifth, but it could have gone either way as the scores show. Garcia takes it 115-113, 115-113, 113-115 and makes it ten wins in a row, but Casimero deserves a return. Unanimous points win for Guerrero in IBF eliminator over Filipino. Scores 115-113, 116-112 & 117-111. Guerrero has now won eleven of his last twelve, losing only to Vic Darchinyan for the WBA/WBC super fly title in his last fight in March. Catubay lost an IBF eliminator to Juan Alberto Rosas, but goes straight back into another one. Businessman Chavez does the business in poor match he kayos Galindo in second to go to 16 by KO/TKO, but he can't keep fighting opponents like this.Hidden down the card, veteran Lacierva much too good for modest Berrelle, “Baby Face” lost to Mark Johnson for the IBF super fly title in 1999 and to Celestino Caballero for the WBA super bantam crown in 2007. One win in his last ten tells you about Berrelle's form.
Campeche, Mexico: Feather: Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7) W TKO 2 Aristedes Perez (17-3-1). Super Fly: Oscar Ibarra (23-4) W TKO 6 Carlos Melo (19-11-1). Colombian Perez, 29, tried to take the fight to Gonzalez, 28, which was suicide. A left puts Perez down and he is driven in to the ropes and shipping some heavy punishment when the referee stops it. That's 38 by KO/TKO as Gonzalez retains WBC Continental Americas title. Perez previous two losses to Humberto Soto for WBC super feather title and on cuts against Vincent Escobedo. Ibarra, wins vacant WBC Silver Belt, but Panamanian Melo gets in a few licks of his own in third and fifth rounds before a concerted attack from Ibarra overpowers him. Now 15 by KO/TKO incuding the last eight in a row for Ibarra 24, as he wins vacant WBC Silver Belt. Melo one win in his last seven, but really a light fly at best, at which weight he lost to Edgar Sosa for the WBC title in June 2009.
St. Louis, USA: Light Middle: Deandre Latimore (20-3) W TKO 3 Darien Ford (11-20,2ND). Heavy: Chauncy Welliver (43-5-5) W PTS 12 Joell Godfrey (9-4-1). In his first fight since losing to Sechew Powell in March, Latimore given a sure win as veteran loser Ford came in as a late substitute. Latimore had Ford down three times in second and fight was stopped after knockdown early in third. The 24-year-old, fighting in his hometown, lost to Cory Spinks for the IBF title April 2009.Welliver, 27, who has dual New Zealand and American nationality, retained the WBC Continental Americas title but had to go the distance for a unanimous points win against much less experienced Godfrey. No knockdowns, but Godfrey just could not get untracked against Welliver’s high glove defence. Welliver wins on scores of 115-113 and 117-111 twice. Only one loss in last 26 for Welliver, and that was to Odlanier Solis, but the rest of the opposition has been ordinary-at best.
Tijuana, Mexico: Light Welter: Antonio Lozada (23-0) W TKO 4 Hugo Hernandez (11-2-1). Bantam: David de la Mora (21-0) W PTS 12 Elvis Garcia (9-7-3). Super Feather: Marvin Quintero (20-2) W KO 5 Jean Javier Sotelo (23-9-2). Light: Antonio Cervantes (9-5-2) W TKO 10 Alain Hernandez (18-8-2). Light Welter: Juan Pablo Lopez (17-0) W TKO 1 Carlos Luziania. Punching power and hand speed were the factors which gave Lozada win No 20 by KO/TKO in this battle of 5'10” tall light welters. Hernandez shook Lozada with a right in the second, but “Canitas” exploded in the last minute of the fourth and Hernandez was defenceless on the ropes when it was stopped. First defence of his WBC Fecarbox title for 20-year-old prospect. Between them these two had recorded 19 first round wins, so it was almost a surprise it went as long as it did. First defence of his WBC Fecarbox title also for de la Mora who could not find a finishing punch but took a wide unanimous decision over Colombian. Another Fecarbox title fight sees “Puppy” Quintero continue his good run with a kayo of Colombian veteran Sotelo,35. Only loss in his last 17 for southpaw Quintero was against Ty Harris, and he has wins over Nick Casal and Wes Ferguson. In yet another WBC Fecarbox title fight, this for the interim title, “Bazooka” Cervantes has Hernandez under fire and not fighting back when it is stopped in the tenth. Local prospect “Che Che” Lopez makes it 17 in a row, 16 by KO/TKO, but opposition awful.
Neuquen, Argentina: Middle: Bill Godoy (17-0) W KO 1 Fernando Pereyra (15-4). Light Welter: Aldo Rios (48-5) W PTS 10 Saul Carreon (14-3-1).One big right and it is all over in 68 seconds as “El Nino”, 23, retains his WBC Fecarbox title. First time Pereyra has failed to last the distance. Terrible decision as Mexican Carreon, 24, looks to be a clear winner taking most of the rounds and with 36-year-old Rios only just lasting the distance. Local referee deducts two points from Carreon for minor infringements and local judges give it Rios who “wins” vacant WBC Latino title. Argentinian newspaper source scored it 98-90 to Carreon!
Quartu Sant'Elena, Italy: Welter: Luciano Abis (29-1-1 ) W TEC DEC 8 Kobe Vandekerkhove(18-9-2). Welter : Michele Di Rocco (28-1-1) W PTS 6 Peter McDonagh (15-18). Abis wins vacant European Union title. Well in front on points when eye damage suffered in the second round becomes too bad for him to continue. Only loss for “Bazooka” Abis was in a challenge for the European title against Rafal Jackiewicz last year, but opposition modest. “The King” Di Rocco outpoints tough and durable Irishman McDonagh.
Windhoek, Namibia: Bantam: Paulus Ambunda (13-0) W PTS 12 Klaus Mboyane (12-8-2). Super Middle: Wilberforce Shihepo (13-6) W KO 4 Innocent Salesmanship (1-2). “The Rock” Ambunda retains WBO African title with a unanimous verdict over South African. Ambunda started well, then “Iron Man” Mboyane, a former South African bantam champion, had a good spell in the middle rounds. However, the strength of Ambunda told at the end. “Black Mamba” Shihepo, back in the ring after an absence of 14 months, makes it a double for the home fighters as he kayoed late substitute Kalimanshi in four. Now eleven by KO/TKO for Shihepo.
Osaka, Japan: Koki Kameda (23-1) W KO 4 Cecilio Santos (24-15-3). Bantam: Daiki Kameda (17-2) W PTS 10 Rosendo Vega (16-6). Win double for the Kameda brothers as former undefeated WBA light fly and former WBC fly Koki kayos a sliding Santos in four. WBA fly champ Daiki much too good for Vega and wins by a mile, but can’t force a stoppage. Scores 100-90 twice and 100-91.
Johannesburg, South Africa: Super Feather: Sipho Taliwe (11-2-1) DREW 12 Godfrey Nzimande (20-3-3). Challenger Nzimande shakes Taliwe in first and sweeps the early rounds. Taliwe scores heavily in the later rounds, busting-up the face of former champion Nzimande and in the end a majority draw looked right. Scores 115-113 for Nzimande and two scores of 114-114, so Taliwe retains title in second defence.
Philadelphia, USA: Cruiser: Ran Nakash (25-0) W PTS 10 Vic Barragan (11-6). Heavy: Vyacheslav Glazkov (6-0) W TKO 3 Mark Brown (15-4). Welter: Felix Diaz (6-0) W TKO 8 Brod Antoine (10-11-1). Yet again some weird scoring. Israeli hope Nakash has to adjust from facing veteran southpaw Luis Del Valle to late sub modest Californian Barragan. Nakash mixes between aggression and counter-punching. Pulps Barragan’s nose in fifth and finishes strongly to take unanimous verdict. Scores 96-96, 97-94 and 99-91. One more round by Nakash on one card would have made it a shutout and one round for Barragan on one of the other cards would have made it a draw! Ukrainian Glazkov, 25, a World University Games gold medalist, World Championships silver medalist and 2008 Olympics bronze winner where an injury forced him to pull out) was too much for 41-year-old “Oak Tree” Brown. Hurts him at end of second and has him in deep trouble in the third when the referee steps in. Olympic gold medalist Diaz finding 5’11” tall New Yorker Antoine a real handful until Antoine suffers a bad cut over his right eye. With both fighters tiring and 26-year-old Diaz targeting the cut, it is bleeding too much for Antoine to continue, and Dominican southpaw gets a fortunate stoppage win.
Houston, USA: Luis Ramon Campas (93-15-1) W PTS 6 Tarzone Washington (14-14,2ND). Now seemingly settling for backwoods circuit, Campas, 38, too strong and experienced for Texan journeyman Washington. Body shot hurts Washington, 30, in fifth, but “Yori Boy” unable to find finish so settles for verdict on scores of 59-55 twice and 60-53.
Mexico City, Mexico: Fly: Oscar Blanquet (22-3-1) W TKO 2 Valentin Leon (20-23-3). Blanquet, 25, retains his WBC Continental Americas title for the second time, and makes it ten wins in a row as he halts experience Leon, 31, in round two. With height and reach advantage Blanquet uses jab to take first round, despite unintentional butt from Leon. Clash of heads early in second then Blanquet floors Leon with big combination. Leon beats the count but in no condition to continue. Only one win in his last ten for veteran Leon.
Newark, USA: Light Welter: Zab Judah (39-6,2ND) W TKO 3 Jose Armando Santa Cruz (28-5). Light Middle: Sadam Ali (8-0) W TKO 3 Julias Edmonds (7-8). Giving away height and reach, former light welter and welter champ Judah, 32, only 4-4 with a no decision in his last nine fights, boxes cleverly on retreat and shows the gap in class. Trying to force the pace, Santa Cruz nailed with left uppercut and is floored. Beats the count but Judah jumps right on him and referee stops the fight. Classy talent Ali floors poor Edmonds in first and second and stops him in third. The 21-year-old kid from Brooklyn, with Yemini roots, competed in both the 2007 World championships and the 2008 Olympics.
Bolton, England: Welter: Matthew Hatton (40-4-2) W PTS 12 Yuriy Nuzhnenko (30-2-1). Middle: Martin Murray (20-0) W PTS 12 Peter Mitrevski jr. (23-7-1). Welter: Craig Watson (18-3) W TKO 5 Steve Okine (11-10-1).Super Bantam: Scott Quigg (19-0) W TKO 9 Gavin Reid (6-7-1). Super Feather: Anthony Crolla (18-2) W PTS 6 Chris Riley (2-3-2). Perhaps best performance so far by 29-year-old Hatton. Floored and badly hurt by left hook in first, Hatton does not really get into the fight until the third. From then until eleventh he outboxes the Ukrainian piling up the points with quick counter punching. Nuzhnenko, 34, stages rally in eleventh and early in twelfth, but Hatton finished the last round strongly and gets well-deserved unanimous decision on scores of 116-111 twice and 117-110 over former WBA interim title holder, and retains European title for first time. Nuzhnenko’s only other loss was to Vyacheslav Senchenko for the WBA secondary title. One-sided wide victory for 27-year-old Merseysider Murray, as he outworks tough, but limited, Aussie Mitrevski, 30, on the inside and does not lose a round. Murray wins vacant Commonwealth title on one-sided scores of 120-109 twice and 120-108. Commonwealth light middle champion Watson’s two-fisted aggression makes it an uncomfortable night for limited Ghanaian. Southpaw Watson registers two knockdowns in third and another in fifth for stoppage win. Watson beat Matt Hatton by a mile for Commonwealth welter title back in 2008.Formal eliminator, but one-sided. Quigg, 21, after slow start, too good for game but predictable Reid, cuts him below left eye in seventh and uppercut and follow-up attack brings finish in ninth. Quigg now has 13 by KO/TKO. Crolla, 23, much too good for courageous Riley who is floored in first and second but hangs on to hear final bell. Score 60-52 for Crolla.
Southaven, USA: Middle: Fernando Guerrero (19-0) W PTS 10 Ishe Smith (21-5). Light Middle: Shawn Porter (16-0) W PTS 10 Ray Robinson (11-2). Welter Mike Dallas (15-0-1) W PTS 8 Lanard Lane (12-1). After a couple of slow rounds, tremendous work rate of 23-year-old Dominican southpaw Guerrero keeps him on top of the counter-punching Smith. Older fighter Smith, 31, works the body, but after a couple of warnings is deducted a point for low blows in sixth. Smith gets the point back with flash knockdown in eighth and has the best of last two rounds, but rightly Guerrero’s fight on scores of 96-93, 95-93 and 97-91 to win vacant NABF title. Impressive performance by Olympic alternate Porter. After aggressive start by Robinson, Porter body attack sees him take control and swing the fight heavily his way with a knockdown in sixth. “Showtime” 22, takes wide unanimous verdict over Philly southpaw Robinson, 24, on scores of 99-89, 98-91 and 97-92. Dallas wins battle of unbeaten prospects. Hand speed and better boxing give Dallas, 23, the edge over aggressive but wild Lane and he takes decision by 78-74 on all three cards. Three excellent matches on paper from Showbox.
Toulon, France: Super Feather: Leva Kirakosyan (33-5) W KO 2 Francisco Nohales (19-12-5). Light Middle: Hamlet Petrosyan (29-6) W PTS 6 Semjons Moroseks (6-11-1).In his adopted hometown Russian Kiraksoyan, 36, has a too easy title 1st defence of his European title by kayoing modest 34-year-old Spaniard Nohales with a two-punch combination in second. Kirakosyan won title for second time by beating Scott Lawton in February. Nohales has had only one fight in 19 months, and he lost that inside the distance, so this was way below the normally high standard of European title fights. Armenian-born Swiss resident Petrosyan wins every round in repeating points win over Latvian.
Marina de Grosseto, Italy: Feather: Davide Dieli (7-1) W PTS 10 Massimo Mora (21-5). Super Middle: Andrea Di Luisa (9-0) W KO 1 Janos Olah (5-5). Great little fight and mild upset as aging novice Dieli, 30, outboxes aggressive champion Mora, 36, and lifts national title on close decision on scores of 96-95, 96-94 and 96-92. It was the first time that Dieli had been in a fight scheduled for more than six rounds. One body shot from Di Luisa, 28, finishes Hungarian. Di Luisa keeps his 100% record of wins by KO/TKO, six in the first round, but opposition poor.
Catano, Puerto Rico: Super Feather: Carlos Ivan Velasquez (13-0) W TKO 5 Eduardo Arcos (15-2). Super Bantam: Jonathan Vidal (11-0) W PTS 6 Felix Perez (7-2). Puerto Rican prospect Velasquez, 25, fighting in front of his hometown fans, has height, reach and skill advantage and makes them tell. Rocks Mexican Arcos, 22, in second and keeps up pressure. Big attack in fifth has Arcos hurt and cut when referee stops the fight. One of fighting twins, Velasquez beat both Yuriorkis Gamboa and Nehomar Cermeno in the amateurs. He now has eleven wins by KO/TKO. Tough fight for 25-year-old Vidal, but scores knockdowns in second and sixth over fellow Puerto Rican Perez and wins unanimous verdict on scores of 60-52, 59-53 and 58-54.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Light Welter: Vicente Rodriguez (28-2-1) W TKO 2 Oscar Mutuverria (9-6-2). In non-title fight Rodriguez, 25, takes the first round to take a look at Mutuverria then forces two standing counts in second and corner pulls Mutuverria pulls out. Now 16 by KO/TKO for Argentinian champ “El Mono. First time Mutuverria beaten inside the distance.
Navojoa, Mexico: Super Bantam: Jesus Ruiz (23-2-2) W PTS 10 Gil Bolanos (11-15-1). Good test for Ruiz as he has to go the distance to take a points win over durable Bolanos. Ruiz, 20, turned pro at 16. Bolanos beat hard puncher Leonil Miranda in October.
Rancho Mirage, USA: Light Welter: Tim Bradley (26-0,1ND) W PTS 12 Luis Carlos Abregu (29-1). Light Middle: Alfredo Angulo (19-1) W TKO 1 Joachim Alcine (32-2). Light: Antonio De Marco (24-2-1) W TKO 2 Daniel Attah (24-6-1,1ND). Moving up to welterweight “Desert Storm” Bradley, the WBO light welter champ, was too fast, accurate and talented for the hard-punching Argentinian. Bradley, 26, suffered a small cut in the first round, and Abregu, 27, was cut on his right eyelid in the fourth, but neither cut was a factor. Bradley dominated most of the rounds with Abregu having some success from 7th to 9th, but no real problems for Bradley who wins on scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. Big win for Mexican Angulo, 27 as he halts former WBA champ Alcine, 34, with just one second left in first round. Both fighters looking for an early finish and late volley of punches from “Perro” has Haitian helpless on the ropes. This a WBC eliminator. Easy for Mexican southpaw De Marco, 24, he wins first round then floors Nigerian Attah, 33, in second and after Attah beats the count De Marco has him in trouble again on the ropes when fight stopped. First fight for De Marco since loss to Edwin Valero for WBC title in February. Attah, having only his third fight in four years, challenged Avellino Ferias for WBA/WBO titles in 2002.
Schwerin, Germany: Cruiser: Denis Lebedev (21-0) W KO 2 Alex Alexeev (19-2). Super Middle: Eduard Gutknecht (19-1) W TKO 2 Michal Bilak (19-14).Heavy: Mariusz Wach (22-0) W KO 6 Chris Hammer (7-2). Super Feather: Marcel Meyerdiercks (17-0) W PTS 8 Hermin Isava (9-6). Light Heavy: Vikapita Meroro (19-1) W PTS 6 Jevgenijs Andrejevs (9-32). When Juergen Braehmer pulled out of his WBO title defence the WBO cruiser eliminator between Russian southpaws Lebedev and Alexeev became the main event. After a fairly even first round, it was all over quickly as the aggressive Lebedev crushed former interim champion Alekeev, 29, with a big southpaw left over Alexeev’s lazy jab in round two. Lebedev was giving away height and reach, but the speed and power in his left was the deciding factor. Impressive punching power from Lebedev who finished Enzo Maccarinelli in three rounds in July 2009. Now he gets a shot at German Marco Huck. Kazak-born German Gutknetch forces Czech to retire after two painful rounds. Bad cut over the right eye was the finisher. First fight for 28-year-old Gutknecht since losing to Robert Stieglitz for WBO title in April. Eight losses in a row for Bilak. Thirty-year-old Pole Wach, 6’71/2” tall ended a close battle as he kayoed Romanian Hammer, 22, with a right in the sixth. The referee did not even bother to count. Typical Meyerdiercks fight as his stylish boxing and sharp punching sees him floor and almost finish Isava in last but in the end win a wide unanimous decision over Venezuelan. Scores 80-71, 80-72 and 79-71 but still only five inside the distance for talented 23-year-old. Isava beat former IBF super fly champ Felix Machado in 2008. Easy points win for Namibian “Beast Master” Meroro as he extends his winning run to eleven and wins on scores of 60-54 twice and 59-55 over Latvian southpaw. Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico: Bantam: Fernando Montiel (43-2-2) W KO 3 Rafael Concepcion (14-5-1). Light Middle: Mike Medina (24-2-2) W TKO 4 Gilberto Flores (14-5). Fly: Juan Kantun (15-1-2) W TKO 7 Paulino Villalobos(27-43-2). Super Bantam: Ramon Maas (21-0) W PTS 4 Carlos Penalosa (5-11-1 ). One-sided fight as WBC/WBO champ Montiel destroys former interim WBA super fly champ Concepcion. Panamanian floored twice in second and down for full count in third. First defence of each title (WBO refused to recognise his WBC title winning effort over Hozumi Hasegawa) and 32 wins by KO/TKO. “Murder Man” Medina and Flores go toe-to-toe but the greater power of 24-year-old Medina tells as he stops southpaw Flores in fourth. Now 20 by KO/TKO for Medina who lost a split verdict to John Duddy in March. Prospect Kantun just too young and fast for 39-year-old Villalobos as he makes it 13 by KO/TKO. In bout cut to four rounds southpaw hope Maas looks lucky to win split verdict over Penalosa.
Las Heras, Argentina: Light Fly: Juan Carlos Reveco (25-1) W TKO 5 Armando Torres (13-7). “Coton” , 26, retains WBA interim title by crushing outclassed Mexican. Reveco too fast and hits too hard. Scores knockdown in third and again in fifth. Torres gamely beats count on both occasions but under more pressure when his corner throws in the towel. Six wins by KO/TKO in his last seven fights for Reveco, but Torres out of his depth and had no right challenging for title.
San Juan, USA: Feather: Johnny Tapia (57-5-2) W Frankie Archuleta (26-7-1). 43yo WBA/WBO bant & IBF Feath WBO/IBF s fly 20 world title fight. VAC UBO. Arch 34yo 8/09 last fight. Pro 97
Atlantic City, USA: Heavy: David Tua (51-3-2) DREW 12 Monte Barrett (34-9-1). Light: Carlos Vinan (10-8-4) W TKO 8 Anthony Mezzache (18-6-3). Feather: Khadafi Djelkhir (7-0) W TKO 1 Jorge Cordero (4-4).Welter: Ray Serrano (13-0) W PTS 8 Ayi Bruce. Most of the excitement in this WBO Asian Pacific/WBO Oriental title fight between veterans came in the last round. Tua tried to make the fight, and won the early rounds, but Barrett’s solid defence off the ropes limited the damage. Barrett out boxed Tua from sixth to ninth but Tua came back to take ten and eleven. An exhausted Tua lost a point in the last round for throwing Barrett to the canvas, and then Barrett, 39, floored Tua heavily with a left hook just before the final bell. The first time the Samoan-born 37-year-old had been down in his career. Scores 115-111 to Tua and two scores of 113-113, so that point deduction and the knockdown cost Tua the win. Tua lost to Lennox Lewis for the IBF and WBC titles in 2000. Former WBA title challenger Barrett is 3-6-1 in his last ten and claimed that this was his last fight. Big upset as former undefeated European champion Mezzache, 30, looks on his way to routine points win when Ecuadorian Vinan, explodes in last round and floors and halts Frenchman. Bombs away between Olympic and European silver medalist Djelkhir and Puerto Rican Cordero. Both fighter on the canvas before Djelkhir flattens Cordero for stoppage. Philadelphian Serrano,21, retains his unbeaten tag, but only just, as tough Ghanaian Bruce, a former Commonwealth Games competitor, pushes him all the way before losing a majority verdict. Scores 78-74, 77-76 and 76-76.
Tagbilaran City, Philippines: Bantam: A J Banal (22-1-1) W KO 5 Big Yoo (16-3). Jason Pagara (23-1) W TKO 2 Young-Bin Kim (10-2). Tough WBO Asia Pacific title defence for Banal,21, as Yoo (a Korean-based Japanese fighter Hayato Kimura) starts fast and has Banal cut after clash of heads in second. Banal takes third and fourth, but badly shaken in fifth only to find great left uppercut to put Yoo down and out. First time the 21-year-old Yoo had failed to last the distance. Fighting on his 18th birthday, Philippines light champ Pagara just getting into his stride when a straight right cuts lanky Kim on right eyelid which causes stoppage
Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Light Fly: Sizwe Sinyabe (19-8-2) W PTS 12 Mfundo Gwayana (11-4-1). Former national champ Sinyabe regains title with points victory over champion Gwayana. These two fought a draw for the title in June 2009, but Sinyabi had been relatively inactive since then. A knockdown in the eleventh took away any doubt as Sinyabe won without dispute. Fifth defence for Gwayana who was the favourite going in.
St Paul, USA: Heavy: Joey Abell (27-4) W TKO 4 Arron Lyons (11-9). Abell warm-up for his fight with someone in Kampala with win No 26 by KO/TKO, but this was one of the TKO variety as southpaw Lyons stopped on a cut.
Johannesburg, South Africa:Super Middle: Tinteyi Mardizo (9-6) W KO 3 Mike Schultz (15-2-2). Cruiser: Dan Bruwer (21-1-1) W RTD 7 Sean Santana (4-6). Zimbabwean Mardizo, 27, proves his first round kayo of Schultz was no fluke as he retains his WBO African title. Schultz boxes carefully in the first two rounds and probably shading the fight until nailed with Mardizo’s favorite overhand right and counted out. Former South African light heavy champ Bruwer returns after almost two years away and his condition looks to need some work. Floored in the third, Bruwer was not certain of victory until Santana pulled-out with a cut over his left eye.
Winnipeg, Canada:Super Middle: Larry Sharpe (25-8) W PTS 8 Jose Corral (18-16). Light Welter: Chad Brisson (22-2) W PTS 8 Jose Corona (8-12). “Razor” now 36, in what was rumored to be his last fight, takes a comfortable unanimous verdict over Mexican Corral, 29, on scores of 80-71 and 79-73 twice. Southpaw Sharpe lost to Scott Dan for the Commonwealth title in 2006 and also lost to Darren Barker in a non title fight in 2008. Brisson, 30, ends his four year retirement with a majority verdict over Mexican. It was a tough comeback for Brisson and some thought the Mexican deserved the verdict, but scores were 77-75 twice for Brisson, who had ten wins in a row when he walked away, so now it is eleven. Game Corona has now lost seven of his last eight.
London, England: Light Welter: Lenny Daws (21-1-2) W TKO 10 Steve Williams (9-1).Welter: Bradley Pryce (30-8) W TKO 2 Ted Bami (26-7). Welter: Mike Lomax (17-2-1) W PTS 6 Steve Okine (11-9-1). Middle: Grzegorz Proksa (21-0) W TKO 4 Alex Spitko (7-27).Light Middle: Prince Arron (19-3-1) W TKO 6 Tony Randell (11-22-2). Heavy: Matt Skelton (23-5) W TKO 5 Lee Swaby (25-27-2). Light Welter: Barry Morrison (18-4) W TKO 2 Billy Smith (12-81-2). Experience tells as 31-year-old “Lightening” Daws retains British title for second time with a corner retirement win over 26-year-old English champion Williams. Challenger has the better of the first two rounds with his body attack, but Daws solves his style and takes control. Williams, 26, cut over left eye by clash of heads in fifth and talking punishment in most rounds before retiring in his corner at the end of tenth. Congolese-born Bami starts brightly hoping to repeat a 2002 win over former Commonwealth light middle champ Pryce. Pryce bigger and stronger and a big right hand floors Bami late in the second. Bami beat the count, but the fight was stopped. A breeze for 6’0” southpaw Lomax, 31, winner of the 2008 Prizefighter competition, almost became a disaster. Londoner Lomax uses his height reach and class to outbox and pound on Ghanaian. In the sixth a butt from former national light welter champion Okine, 31, opened a big gash high on the forehead of Lomax and the round turns in to an ugly maul. In the end Lomax wins on score of 59-55, but with there being no technical decisions in British boxing it might have been different if the cut had opened earlier. Surrey-based Polish southpaw prospect Proksa, 25, too much for normally durable Latvian. Busts his nose early and scores two knockdowns when referee stops fight. Spitko is 1-15 in his last 16. Lanky Arron, 6’3”, another Prizefighter winner, not impressive early due to clash of styles with journeyman Randell, but he finds a big right uppercut in the sixth, and forces finish with another knockdown. After three losses in a row a much needed win for former British, European and Commonwealth champion Skelton, 43. He scores with heavy shots on southpaw Swaby, 34, in the fourth, then brings the curtain down in the fifth with a right. Former British champ Morrison, 30, uses body attack to discourage experienced loser Smith, who retires at the end of the second.
Atlantic City, USA: Welter: Mike Jones (22-0) W KO 5 Irving Garcia (17-5-3). Welter: Lanardo Tyner (24-3) W TKO 9 Antwone Smith (18-2-1). After a couple of even rounds Jones takes over and bombards Puerto Rican Garcia with vicious combinations. Garcia fading when floored with what looked a borderline punch and counted out. Again 27-year-old Jones looks the goods and ready for better things. M.J. retains NABO and NABA titles. Only the second fight in two years for Garcia, 31. Upset as Texas-based Tyner, 34, beats highly touted Smith. Smith has best start but Tyner closes the right eye of Smith and then concentrates on the body. Tyner the stronger and Smith goes down in ninth and calls it a day. The losses for Tyner were to Saul Alvarez, Mike Arnaoutis and Lamar Peterson so he had mixed in good company, but Floridian Smith, 23, was on a run of impressive victories.
Denver, USA: Light Middle: Erislandy Lara (12-0) W KO 1 Bill Correa (8-4). Much too easy for the talented Cuban who floors poor Correa twice and halts him in just 154 seconds. That makes it seven by KO/TKO for southpaw Lara, but I can’t think this is the kind of fight he defected for. Puerto Rican Correa, 24, has yet to go the distance in losing or winning a fight.
Lincoln, USA: Light: John Molina (21-1) W TKO 11 Henry Lundy (18-1-1). Come-from-behind win for 27-year-old Californian Molina. After being out boxed by previously unbeaten Lundy, Molina scored a knockdown in the eighth and then has Lundy hurt and defenseless in the eleventh for the stoppage win. Molina lifts Lundy’s NABO title and makes it 17 by KO/TKO and three wins in a row since his loss to Martin Honorio in November.
Rayong, Thailand: Straw: Pigmy (42-5-2) W PTS 12 Jack Amisa (19-12-2). Super Fly: Duangpetch (50-1-1) W PTS 6 Henry Barongsay (9-12-3). Sixth defence of WBC Asian title for Pigmy (Kokietgym), 22, and he is now unbeaten in his last 31. Indonesian Amis, a loser to Pigmy in 2007 is without a win in his last seven. Routine workout for 30-year-old southpaw Duangpetch who is now unbeaten in 50 fights going back to 2000, the longest unbeaten run of any active fighter, but the Indonesian has just two wins in his last eleven fights, so you can see how much this statistic means.. Duangpetch’s name is mud; no I mean his real first name is Mud.
Prato, Italy: Light Middle: Francesco Di Fiore (11-5-1) W PTS 10 Lenny Botai (11-1). A real war between two “mature novices” (both 32) sees Di Fiore edge out hometown fighter Botai on a majority verdict to take his national title on scores of 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.
Coburg, Australia: Super Bantam: Allan Jay Tunacao (10-2-3) W PTS 12 Dan Iannazzo (17-1). All-out two-fisted aggression of Filipino Tunacao, 22, just too much for previously unbeaten “Baby Face” Iannazzo and Tunacao wins vacant PABA title, but weird scoring 119-110 !!, 115-113 and 113-115. Sydney, Australia: Light: Ryan Langham (12-1) W PTS 6 Jack de Asis (21-14-4). Another continuing his comeback as 28-year-old southpaw Langham wins a unanimous verdict 58-56 on all cards against Filipino de Asis. Langham retired after being stopped by Lenny Zapavignia for the Aussie light title in 2007, having first had Zappavigna on the floor .Filipino de Asis, also 28, is no mug having beaten Anthony Marcial and drawn with Thai Sod..
Mexico City, Mexico: Light: Ramon Ayala (18-1-1) W PTS 10 Carlos Velasquez (15-10-1,1ND). Super Bantam: Giovanni Caro (18-8-4) W PTS 12 Brelior Teran (6-8-1). “Nino de Oro” Ayala, 21, retains WBC Youth title. Dominates bout against Nicaraguan and scores a knockdown in fifth on the way to a unanimous verdict on scores of 98-91, 97-92 and 96-93. Ayala is unbeaten in eleven since a kayo loss to David Rodela in 2008. Usual war for “Ruso” Caro as he batters his way to wide verdict over Venezuelan Teran. Caro down in the seventh and badly cut in a clash of heads in the last. Teran loses points in third and eleventh for head work. Caro retains Fecarbox title on scores of 118-107 twice and 117-109. Teran, 25, is a former Fecarbox champ.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina: Claudio Abalos (21-10-3) W PTS 12 Oscar Veliz (28-17-2,1ND). Styles do not match so a disappointing fourth meeting between these two. Southpaw El Chino Abalos, 29, lands the few scoring punches and retains Argentinian title and collects the South American title from hometown fighter Veliz. Scores 100-95, 98.5-96 and 99.5-95.5. Abalos now ahead 2-1-1 in their series.
Gregorio de Laferrere, Argentina: Super Feather: Domingo Damigella (35-5) W PTS 12 Cris Borges (10-4). “World” title win for 42-year-old Damigella as he takes unanimous verdict over novice Brazilian Borges to win the WBC title-World Boxing Commission that is! Damigella lost to Steve Robinson for the WBO featherweight title in 1995, and is a “champion” 15 years later. This was only the second fight in five years for Borges having previously fought as a light flyweight.
Curuzu Cuatia, Argentina: Super Bantam: Sergio Santillan (26-11-3) W KO 2 Reginaldo Carvalho (19-11-1). Easy for 36-year-old “”El Tigre” as he kayos 39-year-old Brazilian in second round to win vacant WBC Latino title. Santillan lost to Bernard Dunne on points back in 2006. Carvalho lost to Omar Narvaez for the WBO fly title in 2004.
Humble, USA: Heavy: Gene Hill (22-1) W PTS 6 Andy Greeley (14-33-3, 1ND). Huffing, puffing and some slow ponderous punching sees local Hill win wide unanimous points win over travelling loser Greeley. Don’t let the figures fool you, Hill’s defeat came against Zack Page, the only decent fighter he has met’ and his 5’11” 261lbs weight tells you all you need to know about his conditioning.
San Juan, Puerto Rico: Feather: Juan Manuel Lopez (29-0) W TKO 2 Bernabe Concepcion (28-4-1). Super Fly: Nonito Donaire (24-1) W TKO 8 Hernan Marquez (27-2). Bantam: Jonathan Oquendo (19-2) W KO 9 Eden Sonsona (21-6). Cruiser: Carlos Negron (10-0) W PTS 4 Gustavo Enriquez (15-10). Heavy: Victor Bisbal (17-1) W KO 1 David Whittom (10-13-1). Explosive first round sees Lopez, 27, hurt then floor Filipino Concepcion, only to get wild looking for a finish and himself get floored by a left hook near the end of the round. Southpaw Lopez back on the attack at the start of the second and floors Concepcion heavily. Filipino beats the count but another stunning pair of punches puts him down and hurt badly enough for the referee to waive the count. First defence of his WBO feather title for former WBO super bantam champ Lopez and 26 wins by KO/TKO. Concepcion, 22, lost to Steve Luevano for the WBO title on a disqualification, and earned this shot at Lopez by beating Puerto Rican Mario Santiago. Concepcion had lost only one of his last 23 fights. Next up for Lopez is Rafael Marquez in a fight to savor. Despite problem in making the weight, and puzzling tactics of deciding to box southpaw for the early rounds Donaire scores another stoppage win. Marquez had early success with his southpaw left, but the fight changed when Donaire switched to his normal orthodox guard. Filipino Donaire, 27, floored Marquez with a left hook in the fifth and then finished the fight with a left uppercut in the eighth. Nonito, the former undefeated IBF fly champ, wins vacant WBA interim title, but may now move up to bantam as there seems no likelihood of a return with Vic Darchinyan. Marquez, 21, loses for the second time in a row after 27 straight wins. Big win for 26-year-old Puerto Rican Oquendo. Both fighters fighting rough with a few low blows flying about. Oquendo turns the fight in the eighth as he drops Filipino Sonsona, 21, and puts him down again in the ninth for the count. Oquendo's losses have been a disqualification and a stoppage by Juan Manuel Lopez. Sonsona had won his last six. Negron, 6’6” tall, takes no chances and uses his height and reach to win every round against modest opposition. Too easy for Bisbal, 30, who finishes Canadian with a body shot after 153 seconds. Now ten wins in a row for former top amateur Bisbal, and seven losses in a row for Whittom.
Guadalajara, Mexico: Light Middle: Saul Alvarez (33-0-1) W TKO 6 Luciano Cuello (26-2). Welter: Daniel Sandoval (15-1) W TKO 2 Ramon Alvarez (7-3-1).Super Bantam: Tomoki Kameda (15-0) W PTS 10 Arturo Camargo (23-16-2). Middle: Rigoberto Alvarez (25-2) W KO 1 Alfredo Trevino (4-1). Just 19, “Canelo” looks to be the next Mexican star. He floored game Argentinian Cuello in the first and second rounds and continued to punish him until the referee mercifully called it off in the sixth. Ginger-headed Alvarez wins vacant WBC silver belt, but let’s pass over that rubbish quickly. To put the win into context Cuello, “El Principito”, only lost to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on a very close decision in March 2009. Sandoval spoils the night for the Alvarez brothers as he halts brother Ramon in the second. All of the wins for the 19-year-old Sandoval have come by KO/TKO. This for the State title. “Mexicanito” Kameda, at 18 the youngest of the three Kameda brothers, warned for low blows in the third, has Camargo hurt in fifth and sixth, and then keeps the fight at a distance and wins on scores of 100-90, 98-90 and 98-91. Rigoberto was the third Alvarez brother in action and he had the easiest task as he kayoed novice Trevino in 135 seconds. Now 19 by KO/TKO for 32-year-old “El Espanol” but there are a few women who would like to know how Trevino came down from 185lbs in February to 157lbs.
Pasig City, Philippines: Fly: Brian Viloria (27-3,2ND) W PTS 10 Omar Soto (19-7-2). To use a soccer phrase, this was a fight of two halves. For the first five rounds former double world champion Viloria was comfortably in front with his better boxing. Over the second half of the fight the tough little 30-year-old Mexican managed to pressure Viloria and get through with body shots. Hawaiian-born Viloria, 29, swept the last round to take the split verdict on scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 93-97. It was Viloria’s first fight since losing his IBF title to Carlos Tamara in January. Soto, 30 has been unsuccessful in shots at the IBF straw title and WBO fly.
Poughkeepsie, USA: Heavy: Zack Page (21-29-2) W PTS 8 Kevin McBride (34-7-1). Heavy: Nagy Aguilera (16-3) W TKO 1 Rod Willis (14-7-1). Feather: Luis Del Valle (10-0) W KO 4 Pasqual Rouse (20-15-3). Super Middle: Lennox Allen (12-0) W TKO 6 Victor Paz (9-10-1). In a battle of 37-year-olds Page was quicker and busier than returning McBride and boxed his way to a comfortable unanimous decision on scores of 80-72 twice and 78-74. With his recent win over previously unbeaten German Sebastian Koeber, Page is becoming unreliable-he is winning when he is only there to lose. McBride had been out almost three years and it may be the end for the man who ended the career of Mike Tyson in 2005. A piece of rubbish was all over in 67 seconds as Dominican Aguilera, 24, halted 37-year-old Willis in just 67 seconds. Aguilera had a big win when he beat former WBC champion Oleg Maskaev in December, but was destroyed by another former WBC champion, Samuel Peter in two rounds in March. A bout for the New York State title saw Puerto Rican Del Valle kayo Rouse in four rounds and in an all-southpaw fight Guyanan Allen, 25, halted Paz in six. Paz is 0-9-1 in his last ten.
Fairfax, USA: Welter: DeMarcus Corley (37-13-1) W TKO 4 Damian Fuller (30-8-1). Light Middle: Jimmy Lange (32-4-2) W TKO 2 Jimmy LeBlanc (12-17-4). A battle of veterans is close for three rounds. In the fourth southpaw former WBO light welter champ Corley, 36, found a right hand to floor Detroiter Fuller, 32, and after another knockdown the referee stopped the fight. Four losses in a row for Fuller, three by KO/TKO. Local favorite Lange, 34, floors LeBlanc, 36, three times in the second round from body shots for easy win. LeBlanc has now lost 8 of his last 9 and had been inactive for 16 months so this was no great feat for Lange.
Nagoya, Japan: Bantam: Malcolm Tunacao (26-2-3) W PTS 12 Kohei Oba (27-1-1). “Eagle Eyes” Tunacao retains OPBF title with a hard-fought win over world rated Japanese champion Oba 25. Southpaw counter-punching style of 31-year-old Filipino just gives him the edge and fight looks closer than the 116-112 verdict rendered by the three Japanese judges. Tunacao is a former WBC flyweight champion. This was a rematch after these two fought to a draw in 2006 when Tunacao was in his first reign as champion.