Weekly Report

August 2010

August 1

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.

August 6

Chicago, USA: Welter: Breidis Prescott (23-2) W PTS 10 Harrison Cuello (19-13-3).Light Welter: Patrick Lopez (20-2) W TKO 3 Pernice Brewer (15-1-1). Heavy: Mike Mollo (20-3-1) DREW 8 Gary Gomez (18-11-2). As both Prescott 27, and Dominican southpaw Cuello, 32 were late subs the fight took a little while to warm up. Prescott used his height and reach to control the fight but Cuello tried to force the pace. Already comfortably ahead, a knock down in the ninth nailed it down for Prescott as he won on scores of 99-90 twice and 98-91. After beating Amir Khan, Prescott has been beaten by Miguel Vasquez and Kevin Mitchell so he needed a win. After losing the first, Lopez, marginally the outsider, just walked through previously unbeaten Brewer, 22, and was dishing out some heavy punishment when the referee stopped it. "El Elegante" a southpaw, now 32, was an outstanding amateur twice being a South American and Central American gold medal winner. A disappointing return for Mollo , 30, as he struggled to a majority draw with 35-year-old "Pit Bull" Gomez on scores of 76-76 twice and a 77-75 for Mollo. Hinckley, USA: Bantam: Chris Martin (19-0-2) W PTS 12 Chris Avalos (16-1). Heavy: Maurice "Sugar Moe" Harris (24-14-2,1ND) W PTS 12 Nagy Aguilera (16-4). Cruiser: Lateef Kayode (13-0) W TKO 8 Alfredo Escalera JR (18-3-1). Middle: Andy Kolle (22-2) W KO 1 Daryl Salmon (16-5).In an upset "San Diego" Kid Martin, 24, out boxed highly touted 20-year-old Avalos. Martin counter punching early and then taking over as Avalos had no Plan B and seemed to come apart. Somehow Martin has to settle for a split decision on scores of 98-92, 97-93, 94-98. Martin was 2lbs over the weight for the fight so does not win NABO title. Another upset as veteran Harris wins vacant USBA title with a unanimous verdict on scores of 117-111 twice and 115-113. Harris was busier and used his jab to pile up the points whilst Dominican Aguilera kept looking for the big punch. Fourth win for Harris after being out for three years. Harris lost a split verdict to Larry Holmes in 1997 and was kayoed in a round by Henry Akinwande 2001. Aguilera looked to have made a break through when he stopped former WBC champ Oleg Maskaev in December, but was stopped in two rounds by Samuel Peter in March. Kayode, 30, always looking dangerous with big hooks and uppercuts, finally catches up with Escalera in eighth and floors and stops him at the end of the round. Now twelve by KO/TKO for Freddie Roach trained Nigerian. Escalera is the son of the Puerto Rican former world champion of the same name. "Kaos" Kolle takes out overweight Salmon with a right hand. All over in 91 seconds as 28-year-old southpaw Kolle goes to 16 by KO/TKO. El Paso, USA: Feather: Antonio Escalante (24-2) W KO 3 Edel Ruiz (34-23-4). Light Middle: Jermell Charlo (13-0) W TKO 2 Quinton Whitaker (7-7). All-Mexican battle sees 25-year-old Escalante too young and strong for veteran Ruiz, 32. Wins first two rounds and then ends it in third with body shot. Ten wins in a row for Escalante including victories over Mike Oliver, Gary Stark, Cornelius Lock and Miguel Roman. Golden Boy team prospect Charlo, 20 has it easy as he halts Whitaker in two. Tres Isletas, Argentina: Light Welter: Cesar Cuenca (38-0,2ND) W PTS 10 Cesar Telechea (8-4-1). Southpaw Cuenca, 29, retains Argentinian title with unanimous verdict over Telechea. El Distinto, the WBO No 2 has an amazing record of only one win by KO/TKO in his 38 victories. I can't think of any other fighter who has so many winning fights with so few coming inside the distance. Avezzano, Italy: Super Feather: Devis Boschiero (27-0) W KO 9 Ivan Forletta (26-5-2). Light Middle: Stefano Castelucci (18-0) W PTS 6 Attila Molnar (18-17-6). Boschiero, 29, remains unbeaten and wins vacant Italian title. Boschiero takes the fight inside and his power wears down the home town fighter Forletta, 31, who is deducted a point and has to take a standing count before the kayo. Castelucci 28, saved the night for the locals as he floors poor Hungarian Molnar twice on the way to a wide points win. Molnar lost to Billy Joe Saunders in 2009. Cancun, Mexico: Fly: Wilbert Uicab (29-5-1,1ND) W TKO 3 William De Sousa (15-13-1). Feather: Sergio Thompson W TKO 8 Lizardo Moreno (37-9-2). Bantam: Carlos Cuadras (17-0) W TKO 5 Jose Barrero. "Huracan" Uicab hits too hard for Panamanian De Sousa. Uicab retains NABF title as his heavy punishment in round two convinces De Sousa to retire at the bell for the third. Unbeaten in his last 11 now 26-year-old Uicab meets tough Filipino Edrin Dapudong next month. First fight in almost two years for De Sousa and only one win in last six. Thompson floors Moreno twice early in the bout. However stoppage in the eighth looked premature and "Pajarito’s manager climbed in the ring to dispute it with the referee. Thompson retains WBC Mundo Hispano title. "Yeyo" now claims to be 17-1 with 16 by KO/TKO. Cuadras, 21, too strong for game Barrero and halts him in five and makes it 15 by KO/TKO. Bangkok, Thailand: Strawweight: Wanheng (14-0) W PTS 12 Jayson Rotoni (11-6-1). Bantam: Medgoen Singsurat (68-6) W TKO 5 Sulaiman Ali. Wanheng goes over old ground and again is taken the distance by Filipino Rotoni. Scores 116-112 twice and 117-111 as Wanheng retains interim WBC International title. The Thai 24-year-old was going ten rounds in only his third fight and twelve of his 14 fights have been title fights. The last time he fought Rotoni the scores were 117-112 twice and 116-112, so the spectators might have thought they were watching a film of the previous fight. Former WBC fly champ Medgoen halts Nigerian in five. Reportedly this was Ali's first pro fight. Probably the biggest discrepancy between respective records in the history of boxing. Medgoen has the honour of a third round kayo win over a weight-weakened Manny Pacquiao when winning the WBC title in 1999.

August 7

St Louis, USA: Light Welter: Devon Alexander (21-0) W PTS 12 Andriy Kotelnik (31-4-1).Light Heavy: Tavoris Cloud (21-0) W PTS 12 Glen Johnson (50-14-2). Light Middle: Cornelius Bundrage (30-4,1ND) W TKO 5 Cory Spinks (37-6). Alexander retains WBC and IBF titles but is given a much harder fight than the score of 116 -112 from all three judges made it seem. Southpaw Alexander, 23, was shaken a few times and badly cut over the right eye by a clash of heads in the fourth. He relied on hand speed and a busy style whilst former WBA champion Kotelnik landed the harder punches and was more accurate. The slow start by Ukrainian Kotelnik, 32, may have cost him the fight as he finished the stronger fighter and the scores did not do him credit. It was the second defence of his WBC title and first of his IBF for Alexander. Kotelnik had won the WBA title from Gavin Rees in 2008 but was totally outclassed in losing the title to Amir Khan in July last year. Cloud retains IBF title and again the scores are 116-112 from all three officials. This time not so controversial. Cloud started fast and had the veteran former IBF champion badly hurt in the fifth and shaky in the sixth. However as with the pattern with the rest of the fight it would be one good round then one indifferent round. Johnson, now 41, used all of his experience to stay busy and steal rounds but did not do enough to take the decision. Only the third fight in almost two years for Cloud and the first since he won the IBF title by beating Clinton Woods in August 2009. Johnson had a three bout series with Woods which included his title winning effort in 2004. Controversy over the gloves used by Cloud and they are confiscated at the end of the fight. Yet another upset as Bundrage, 37, makes it one-sided. Constantly pressurising champion Spinks, 32, who is shaken in each of the first two rounds. Steadies the ship in the third and fourth. Spinks slips and falls through the ropes at the start of the fifth. On the resumption Bundrage floors Spinks and when Spinks regains his feet the referee stops the fight. Detroiter Bundrage, trained by Manny Stewart, wins IBF title after almost 15 year as a pro. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Welter: Diego Chaves (15-0) W PTS 12 Jefferson Goncalo(22-9-3). Super Middle: Javier Maciel (16-1) W TKO 1 Valentin Ochoa (20-16-2) . A walk in the woods for "La Joya" as Chaves wins every round against 39-year-old Brazilian. With vicious left hooks to the body Chaves, 25, forces a standing count in the fifth but has to go the distance in defence of his WBO Latino title. Sores 120-107 twice and 120-108. Puncher "La Bestia" Maciel, 24, floors Ochoa twice and makes it ten by KO/TKO. Ochoa one win in last eleven. Mexico City, Mexico: Fly: Edgar Sosa (39-6) W TKO 4 Jose Luis Varela (15-8,1ND).Bantam: Chris Esquivel (20-2) W PTS 12 Tshifhiwa Munyai (20-2-1). Bantam: Mario Macias (20-5) W PTS 10 Alex Espinoza(9-4).Super Feather: Carlos Cardenas (12-4-1) W KO 1 Azael Villegas . Feather: Juan Antonio Rodriguez (12-2) W TKO 3 Hugo Partida (15-3-2). Bantam: Mario Macias (19-5) W PTS 10 Alex Espinoza (9-4). Sosa eases back by outclassing "Olympio" Varela. Former WBC light fly champ Sosa in control from the start, floors Venezuelan Varela, 32, in third and is hurting him with body punches when referee stops it. Many observers thought South African Munyai was robbed against "Italiano" Esquivel. He was battering him so badly in the last that the fight could easily have been stopped. Esquivel built an early lead, and was still in front on the open scoring in the eighth. He had a big ninth, but faded over the last three rounds. A point deduction against the "Atomic Spider" in the fifth and a knock down scored by Esquivel in the ninth proved the difference as the 23-year-old Mexican won the vacant WBC Silver belt on scores of 114-112 twice and 115-112. Munyai is a former undefeated Commonwealth bantam champion, and this was his second fight in ten days, with a Trans-Atlantic flight thrown in. NABF champ "Huracan" Macias 25, takes a unanimous verdict over Venezuelan Espinoza in a non title bout. "El Profeta" Cardenas, the only Venezuelan winner on the show, as he kayos lanky Mexican Villegas in just 52 seconds. In the second defence of his WBC Youth title southpaw "Boy" Rodriguez floors and halts useful Partida in third. Now eleven by KO/TKO for Rodriguez. Hermosillo, Mexico: Fly: Manuel Vargas (28-5-1) W TKO 6 Mike Arango (30-9-3). Super Fly: Juan Francisco Estrada (14-0) W TKO 2 Carlos Rodriguez (17-7-4).Feather: Roberto Marroquin (15-0) W TKO 3 Jesus Quintero (8-5-2 ). "Monkey" Vargas, 29, batters outclassed Colombian Arango who stays in his corner at the start of the sixth. Vargas, a former WBO interim strawweight champ, has fought Donnie Nietes at 105lbs and Nonito Donaire at 115lbs, and needs to decide where he belongs. Arango had lost only one of his last ten and that was to Ramiro Garcia. Local boy Estrada, 20, goes to twelve by KO/TKO and Texan Marroquin continues his education with easy stoppage of soft-chinned Quintero. Now 13 by KO/TKO for former top amateur. Carsoli, Italy: Super Middle: Lorenzo Di Giacomo (40-3-1) W TKO 3 Norbert Nagy (9-5). Home town picnic for 32-year-old Di Giacomo as he halts china-chinned Hungarian in three. Tokyo, Japan: Super Bantam: Akifumi Shimoda (21-2-1) W TEC DEC 5 Chang-Hyun Son (12-0-1). Unfortunate early ending. Southpaw Shimoda , 24, in front when a clash of heads in fourth round leaves both men with cuts. Shimoda retains OPBF title on technical decision over Korean champion. New York, USA:Super Bantam: Rey Lopez (31-8-3) W TKO 1 Mauricio Martinez (35-10-1). Super Middle: Lennox Allen (12-0-1) DREW 8 Darnell Boone (17-15-3). Feather: Gary Stark (23-3) W PTS 6 Leo Arrocha (10-13-2). All over in 81 seconds as Lopez floors a washed up Martinez three times. Colombian Lopez, 36, wins vacant New York State title by kayoing 35-year-old Panamanian. Martinez is a former WBO bantam champ. He won the title by beating Lester Fuentes in Manchester and stopped Esham Pickering in one round in a defence in Sheffield, both in 2000. Dreary majority draw as Guyanan southpaw Allen, 25, fails to dominate against experienced Boone. Scores 76-76 twice and 78-74 for Allen. Boone lost 5 of his last 6 but in his last fight beat Canadian Adonis Stevenson. Stark disappointing as he struggles with mediocre Panamanian. Result majority verdict for Stark on 58-56, 58-57 and 57-57 but point deduction against Arrocha was the difference.

Additional Commonwealth result: August 7

Walvis Bay, Namibia:Martin Haikali (6-4) W PTS 12 Pius Dipheko (9-9-5). Light Welter: Sacky Shikukutu (12-1) W TKO 10 Silas Mandeya. Fly: Abmeku Shindjuu (9-3-2) W TKO 1 Anyway Katundu. Haikali retains WBO African title for third time with win over South African. Shikukutu returning after dislocating shoulder in last fight score two late knockdowns and stops inexperienced Zimbabwean. Former Commonwealth challenger Shindjuu halts another inexperienced Zimbabwean in first.

Additional Commonwealth result: August 8

Chanika, Tanzania:Super Middle: Oswaldo Maneno (34-21-3) Draw 6 Said Mbwela (10-4-3)

August 12

Southport, Australia: Heavy: Alex Leapai (20-3-3) W TKO 6 Owen Beck (29-6). Beck came to fight and gave it a go for four rounds. Samoan Leapai, 30, breaks through in the fifth and is battering 34-year-old Jamaican on the ropes when fight stopped. Leapai typical Samoan build, 6'0" tall and almost 17 stones, now has 16 by KO/TKO and is unbeaten in last twelve including stoppage of Travis Walker in his last fight. Third stoppage loss in a row for former WBA title challenger Beck. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Light Middle: Ed Paredes W KO 1 Daniel Beato (1-14-1). Light Middle: Melvin Betancourt (18-0) W TKO 4 Joselito Del Rosario (2-34). A Couple of rubbish fights as Paredes and Betancourt pad their records with easy wins.

August 13

Ontario, USA: Chris Arreola (29-2) W PTS 12 Manuel Quezada (29-6). Light Welter: Chad Bennett (25-4-3) W PTS 8 Gary Bergeron (12-6). Light Welter: Josesito Lopez (27-3,1ND) W PTS 8 Marvin Cordova Jr (21-2-1). Super Middle: Shawn Estrada (8-0) W TKO 1 Alex Armenta (7-2). With both fighters coming off losses, a win was important and former WBC title challenger Arreola, 29, was the one who got it. Despite injuring his hand in the second round, Arreola won most of the early rounds. After looking sluggish in the middle rounds, he floored the game Quezada twice in the ninth and again in the last. Wide unanimous decision for Arreola 118-107 twice and 116-109 who wins vacant WBC Fecombox title, but he made hard work of it. Two losses in a row now for 32-yewar-old Quezada who has found his level after deceptive. One-way traffic as Aussie Bennett, 37, in his first fight outside Australia, has too much of everything for Bergeron. Scores knockdown in fifth, and wins wide unanimous decision on scores of 80-71 from all three judges. The arena lights failing in the seventh was the only real excitement. Work-rate and skill bring home this one for Lopez in tough match with Cordova. Lopez, 26, hurt by Cordova in third, but attack broken up by low blow from Cordova. A body punch from Cordova again hurts Lopez in sixth but Cordova loses a point for another low blow in last. Scores 78-73 twice and 77-74. Lopez has good wins over Patrick Lopez and Anthony Mora. More rubbish for Estrada. Takes only 57 seconds to halt Armenta. All eight wins now by KO/TKO. Seven in the first rounds, which has taught the ex-Olympian nothing. Armenta having his first fight in nine years! Who approved this? Estrada lost to James DeGale in Beijing Olympics. Soledad, Colombia: Light: Likar Ramos (22-3) W KO 5 Franklin Arroyo (7-10). Southpaw Ramos, 24, a former WBA interim super featherweight champion, returns for the first time since losing his interim title to Jorge Solis in February. No trouble against Arroyo who has lost his last seven. Pico Rivera, USA: Super Feather: Eloy Perez (18-0-2,1ND) W TKO 5 Derrick Campos (20-9). Light Welter: Carlos Molina (13-0) W TKO 5 Glenn Gonzales (8-2-1).Classy show from "The Prince" Perez, 23, as he first outboxes and then breaks up game Campos with speedy combinations forcing a stoppage in the fifth. Lack of a punch (only five wins by KO/TKO) may hinder Perez as he steps up in quality, but he has already beaten David Rodela and Danny Williams. First stoppage loss for Campos. "Golden Boy team prospect Molina, has all of the skill and technique to handle useful Filipino southpaw. Always in front Molina, 25, wins when Gonzalez, cut early, retires on his stool at the end of the fifth. First fight for Gonzalez since February 2009. Santa Fe, Argentina: Welter: Hector Saldivia (34-2) W TKO 3 Diego Alzugaray (25-18-4). Cruiser: Rogelio Rossi (14-2-1) W TKO 4 Orlando Farias (20-9). Saldivia, 26, rebuilding after crushing one round loss to Said Ouali in May. "El Tigre hits too hard for Alzugaray who is cut and badly hurt when the referee stops it. This for WBC Mundo Hispano title. Repeat victory as Rossi wins vacant South American title. Southpaw Rossi, 28, on top in third and in fourth Farias, 36, pulls out with shoulder injury. Brunswick, Australia: Light Heavy: Joel Casey (11-8-3) W PTS 12 Tim Bell (18-6-1). Upset as journeyman Casey holds on to take PABA title from WBA No 3 Bell. Casey builds early lead and survives a knockdown in the eleventh to win split verdict on scores of 115-112 twice and 112-116. Tampa, USA: Jesus Pabon (15-1) W TKO 8 Ernesto Zepeda (39-14-4). Feather: Luis Franco (6-0) W TKO 5 Yogli Herrera (22-12). Pabon, 30, suffers barrages of low blows from 33-year-old Mexican and is floored four times by illegal punches. Zepeda losing a point in the third for his indiscretions. In between protecting his lower regions Puerto Rican southpaw is landing the legal punches and busting-up Zepeda’s features. Pabon scores knockdown in seventh and Doctor stops the fight at the start of the eighth. Zepeda lost on points to Matthew Hatton in May 2009, and has won only two of his last eight. Pabon wins vacant WBO Latino title. Former World Junior champion and Cuban Olympic representative Franco, 28, too good for Colombian. Herrera scores flash knockdown in third but Cuban registers knockdowns in fourth and fifth and fight stopped. Franco lost to current WBC super feather champ Vitali Tajbert in the 2004 Olympics. Nine losses in a row for Herrera. Oklahoma City, USA: Eric Fields (16-1) W KO 3 Harvey Jolly (11-16-1,1ND). Now five wins in a row for former double National Golden Gloves champion Fields, 28, who is rebuilding after being derailed by loss to Ola Afolabi in 2008. Twelve by KO/TKO, but "Candy Man" Holly typical of recent Fields’ victims with just two wins in last eight. Hurtsville, Australia: Welter: Victor Chernous (10-1) W PTS 10 James Giltrow (11-2). Ukrainian Chernous, 25, wins Australian title on unanimous verdict over Gitrow, who was making his first defence. Scores 99-91, 98-94 and 98-93. Longchamps, Argentina:Light Welter: Matias Gomez (17-0) W TKO 5 Walter Gonzalez (13-7-1). "Tsunami" rolls on as Gomez, 22, extends his run of wins by KO/TKO to 17 by halting previous victim 39-year-old Gonzalez in front of home town fans.

August 14

Montreal, Canada: Light Heavy: Jean Pascal (26-1) W TEC DEC 11 Chad Dawson (29-1,1ND. Light Welter: Dierry Jean (18-0) W TKO 6 Antonio Soriano (15-12-2). Super Feather: Arash Usmanee (6-0) W TKO 2 Hugo Pacheco (11-16-1). It was the toughness awkwardness, speed and strength of attack of champion Haitian-born Pascal, 27, against the more measured and skilled but strangely subdued Dawson. Pascal forces former undefeated IBF and WBC and current WBC interim champion Dawson to fight his fight, but southpaw Dawson,28, has Pascal badly hurt in ninth and looks to be taking control when a clash of heads in the eleventh sees Dawson too badly cut to continue. Scorecards have hometown fighter Pascal in front of scores of 106-103 twice and 108-101 as he retains his WBC title for the third time. Dawson claims injured shoulder hampered him. Haitian-born Canadian Jean much too talented for tall Mexican trial horse Soriano and has a good workout before Soriano’s corner throws in the towel in the sixth. Mexican Soriano, 33, has won only three of his last eleven. Now twelve by KO/TKO for Jean. Former top amateur Usmanee, 28, floors Mexican three times on the way to easy second round victory. Panama City, Panama: Bantam: Anselmo Moreno (30-1-1) W PTS 12 Nehomar Cermeno (19-2). Middle: Gennady Golovkin (19-0) W KO 1 Milton Nunez (21-2-1). Light Welter: Alberto Mosquera (14-0,1ND) W KO 10 Nelson Lara (15-3-3). Super Fly: Ricardo Nunez (18-2) W KO 1 Anduar Vargas (9-2-1). Super Fly: Luis Concepcion (21-1) W KO 1 Wilfrido Valdez (25-7-3). Middle: Nilson Tapia (13-2-1) W TKO 2 Reward Marti (6-1-1). Light: Eric Castro (8-2-1) W KO 8 Whyber Garcia (22-9). Another split verdict as southpaw Moreno, 25, retains WBA title for eighth time. When they met in March the split verdict was hotly disputed. However, this time, despite the scores, the champion’s movement, fast hands and accuracy give him the edge. Cermeno came into it in the fifth and sixth fighting inside, and always looking to press the fight. "Chemito" stole the later rounds with Cermeno, 30, looking for a kayo in the last. Scores 117-112, 115-113, 113-115 for the Panamanian. Moreno runs it close as that is his third split decision win in his eight defences. Kazak Golovkin outclasses Nunez and wins vacant WBA interim title with a kayo in just 58 seconds. His first fight in nine month sees the former World Amateur champion and Olympic silver medalist make it 16 by KO/TKO. Nunez figures deceptive as opposition pathetic and he should never be rated on the basis of a 10-0-1 run when five of those opponent have had less than three fights and only two had won more that they had lost. Just more rubbish from WBA. Southpaw Mosquera, 23, lets Lara do all the pressing and scores with hard counters puts the Costa Rican-based Nicaraguan down in first and seventh rounds and halts him in tenth in second defence of his WBA Fed Latin title. Now eleven by KO/TKO for promising Panamanian. Lara a loser to Ali Chebah in France in May. Now 16 by KO/TKO for Nunez as he flattens Vargas in supposed WBA eliminator. Nunez bouncing back from loss to Filipino Drian Francisco in April. Concepcion hardly breaks sweat as he floors veteran Colombian three times for stoppage. Concepcion, 24, fights Denkaesan for WBA interim title on October 3. Panamanian-based Colombian Tapia floors Marti twice to win vacant WBA Fedcentro title. Mild upset as novice Castro kayos more experienced Garcia. Castro has seven by KO.TKO. Garcia has had two shots at WBA titles losing to Jorge Linares and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Laredo, USA: Miguel Vazquez (26-3) W PTS 12 Jihoon Kim (21-6). Feather: Miguel Angel Garcia (23-0) W KO 11 Cornelius Lock (19-6-1). Light Fly: Hekkie Budler (17-0) W PTS Evaristo Primero (14-14-1). New IBF champion Vazquez outboxes aggressive South Korean who just marches into Vazquez’s counters with no plan B. Vazquez suffers bad cut high on his head from clash of heads in eighth and Kim cut in same fashion in ninth. Scores 12-108, 119-110 and 118-110 as 23-year-old Mexican wins vacant title. Vazquez climbed off the floor to beat Breidis Prescott in his last fight in July 2009. Losses have been to Saul Alvarez twice and Tim Bradley. "Volcano" Kim had won eleven by KO/TKO in a row. Another impressive performance by "Mikey" Garcia. Floors Lock in third and dominated the fight before putting Lock down again and halting in eleventh. The 22-year-old from Oxnard has 19 by KO/TKO and this was an IBF eliminator. Southpaw Lock, 31, can be a difficult fighter to beat on his night and lost a close verdict to Daniel Ponce De Leon in May. South African IBO light fly champ Budler, 22, makes heavy weather of edging out Mexican Primera on a split decision on scores of 96-94, 98-92 and 93-97. Primera (0-9-1 in his last ten now, but opposition very strong. Guasave, Mexico: Straw: Donnie Nietes (27-1-3) W PTS 12 Mario Rodriguez (10-6-3). Light Fly: Wide unanimous points win for Nietes as he retains his WBO title for the fourth time and the third time in Mexico. Scores 119-110, 118-110 and 116-112. "Snake" 28 was in front for the first eight rounds and had Rodriguez badly hurt in the seventh. Then the heat got to him, reportedly about 115-120 deg F at ringside, and he faded over the last four rounds, but Rodriguez was hampered by a cut. Donnie, unbeaten in his last 18, is trained by former top Filipino Ala Villamor. No post fight urine tests were carried out and the gloves used were not those in the contract so there were some irregularities. Norfolk, USA: Hasim Rahman (48-7-2,1ND) W KO 6 Damon Reed (45-14, 7ND). Super Middle: Henry Buchanan (20-2) W TKO 9 Bobby Jordan (8-3-1). Glorified sparring bout for 37-year-old Rahman as former WBC champ breaks up 38-year-old Reed before putting him down and out in sixth." Sugar Poo" Buchanan, 32, has a tough night with local Jordan but badly cuts and batters him to stoppage loss. Buchanan losses have been to Andre Ward and Jean Paul Mendy. Mexico City, Mexico: Super Feather: Gamaliel Diaz (28-9-2) W PTS 12 Pedro Navarette (29-5-3). Straw: Ganigan Lopez (15-4) W PTS 12 Omar Soto (15-5-1). Diaz leaves his boxing in the dressing room and goes to war with Navarette, making it harder than it needed to be. Diaz deserved the unanimous decision, but it was loudly booed. Successful third defence of his WBC Continental Americas title for Diaz who has won five in a row since losing to Zolani Marali for the vacant IBO title. Now 29, he has also lost to Jorge Linares for the WBC feather title and Humberto Soto for the interim WBC title. "Vaquero" Navarette, also 29, has now lost five of his last seven. Lopez wins vacant WBC Silver belt but given a tough time by Puerto Rican Soto. Scores knockdown in first and goes on to win on scores of 118-111, 117-110 and 116-112. Soto gave Edgar Sosa plenty of problems in a challenge for the WBC light fly title last September. Santa Fe, Argentina: Cruiser: Hugo Garay (33-5) W KO 1 Marcelo Da Silva (19-3). Super Fly: Roberto Sosa (19-0) W KO 1 Roberto Santos de Jesus (11-1). The first punch, a right from former WBA champ "Pigu" Garay 29, and it is all over in just 15 seconds. Garay needed win after back-to-back losses to Gabriel Campanino and Chris Henry but this was farcically easy. Brazilian Da Silva, 31, with padded record, his first 15 victims being guys who had never recorded a win. Same again for South American and Argentinian champ Sosa, 25 who overwhelms pathetic Brazilian and ends it with a volley and a vicious body punch which puts Brazilian down. Managua, Nicaragua:Super Feather: Santos Benavides (21-2-2) W TKO 4 Carlos Guevara (13-11-1). Super Fly Carlos Rueda (14-4-1,2ND) DRAW 9 Marlon Marquez (11-4-1). Southpaw power of "El Toro" Benavides, too much for Guevara. Benavides hands out punishment and cuts Guevara who retires at the end of the fourth. Now unbeaten in his last 8, and with 16 by KO/TKO, the losses for Benavides have been to Roman Martinez and Rene Gonzalez. Rueda takes early lead. Both cut in third and Rueda floors Marquez in fourth. As Rueda fade Marquez takes control and looks to have edged it but the judges all have it 85-85.

August 18

Monroe, USA: Light Middle: Erislandy Lara (13-0) W TKO 1 Willie Lee (17-7). Light Heavy: Yordanis Despaigne (7-0) W PTS 10 Frank Paines (11-1). Lara floors southpaw Lee and forces early stoppage. Easy win by Cuban Despaigne, 30, who floors Paines in second and wins on scores of 100-89, 99-90 and a too close 96-93.

August 19

Texas City, USA: Cruiser: Felix Cora (21-3-2) W TKO 5 Rubin Williams (29-11-1). Re-building after first round stoppage loss to Troy Ross in Singapore tournament, Cora had no trouble making it three stoppages in a row against passive Williams who just looked to survive. A low blow from Cora in the fourth hurt Williams, who was given a couple of minutes to recover, but he retired in his corner at the end of the round. Ten losses in a row for "Hollywood" who has settled for being a record padder.

August 20

Tucson, USA: Mercito Gesta (19-0-1) W KO 7 Genaro Trazancos (22-12-1). Filipino southpaw prospect Gesta, 22, took a while to warm up, but comfortably handled the aggression of 35-year-old Mexican. " No Mercy", who turned pro at 16, lived up to his name in the seventh with a volley rounded off with a straight left that ended the fight. Trazcanos no real test as he is 1-7 in his last eight with six of those seven losses by KO/TKO. Cleveland, USA: Heavy: Nicola Firtha (19-7-1) W PTS 10 Mike Sheppard (15-11-1). Building on his upset win over Tony Grano, former top amateur Firtha, 31, wins Ohio State title and retains NABA title as he is too busy for West Virginian Sheppard, 39, who was dangerous at times with his right. "Stone Man" settles for a majority verdict on scores of 97-93 twice, 95-95. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Light Welter: Victor Cayo (25-1) W TKO 2 Jose Castillo (0-9). Super Feather: Francisco Lorenzo (34-8,1ND) NO DEC 1 Javier Fortuna (10-0,1 ND) Super Middle; Julius Jackson ( 7-0) W TKO 1 Nelsido Agramonte (0-9,1ND). Light Middle: John Jackson (7-0) W TKO 1 Valerio Marte(6-11). Light: Argenis Mendez (18-1) W PTS 4 Ambioris Ciricao (1-5). Feather: Carlos Reyes (17-1) W KO 1 Norberto Jimenez (0-3). Rubbish show. "Mermelada" Cayo, in first fight since losing to Marcos Maidana for interim WBA title, fed a soft touch. Fortuna looks on his way to quick win as he hurts former "WBC champion" Lorenzo only for a clash of heads to leave the unbeaten Fortuna too badly cut to continue. Both Jackson brothers in shameful matches. Agramonte lost seven of his nine fights by KO/TKO and Marte has eight losses by KO/TKO in a row. World rated Mendez, who beat Martin Honorio in May, just goes through the motions for four rounds with poor Ciricao, and Reyes, who had Nick Walters on the floor in his losing bout in December, blows away another no hoper. The local Commission should be sacked and the promoter should refund all ticket money, as the matching was a disgrace to boxing. Formosa, Argentina: Feather: Mauricio Munoz (19-2) W PTS 8 Lucas Baez (9-4-2). Stronger Munoz has to come from behind and as Baez fades he edges his way to a split verdict on scores of 79-77, 78 ½ -77 and 77½-78. Fortitude Valley, Australia: Super Fly: Fred Mundraby (11-0-1) W PTS 10 Flash Villacura (23-29-3). Easy for talented Aborigine Mundraby, 22, as he wins every round against experienced 33-year-old Filipino southpaw loser. Aussie bantam champ Mundraby wins vacant Australian super fly title. Scores 100-90 twice and 99-91. Only twelve fights in over four years so Mundraby needs to be more active. Villacura now only one win in his last 17. Flemington, Australia: Super Feather: Will Tomlinson ( 13-0) W KO 8 Elly Ray . Heavy: Justin Whitehead (5-0) W PTS 10 Colin Wilson (35-26-1,1ND). Welter: Sam Colomban (17-3-0) W PTS 6 Ade Alfons (14-11-3). Cruiser: Brad Pitt(6-0) W TKO 3 Walter Pupu'a ( 11-9). Fly: Omari Kimweri (7-2) W PTS 6 Ricky Manufoe. Predictably easy win for "Wild Bill" as the promising 24-year-old puncher dominates unknown Indonesian and kayos him in eighth to win interim WBO Orient title. Now 12 by KO/TKO. In a battle of heavyweights, close in weight but miles apart in pro experience, Whitehead lifts Australian title with a split decision over 38-year-old champion Wilson. A former Australian amateur champion, who lost to Audley Harrison in the semi-finals of the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Whitehead did not turn pro until he was 36. Southpaw Wilson has held the Aussie title on five occasions now. Useful Colomban, 24, from Cameroon took a points decision over modest Indonesian. Pitt too good for Tongan in a cruiser bout. Pitt, a Commonwealth Games gold medalist in 2006 where he beat Dan Price, also competed in the World championships and Beijing Olympics, and is a cruiser to watch. Little Tanzanian Kimweri, 4'11"tall, the Australian champion, takes every round against Indonesian. Navojoa, Mexico: Super Feather: Leonilo Miranda (32-2) W KO 5 Carlos Medellin (18-9-2). Light Welter: Abraham Barrera (17-1-1) W KO 3 Jaime Maldonado (6-12-1). Puncher Miranda floors "The Butcher" twice and closes his left eye on his way to win No 30 by KO/TKO. Leonilo was outclassed by Orlando Cruz in January 2009 and was shown to be a big banger, but with limited technique. He outpointed Medellin back in 2008. "Iceman" Barrera, 22, makes it twelve by KO/TKO as he puts Maldonado out of the fight with a body shot in third. Despite his record, Barrera has struggled even against modest opposition in the past. Toscolano Maderno, Italy: Light Heavy: Vigan Mustafa (15-2) W PTS 12 Maurizio Lovaglio (7-7). Light: Luca Marasco (16-1) W PTS 6 Mike Carrero (9-13-2). Mustafa ,31, born in Kosovo, uses height and good jab to lift vacant IBF Mediterranean title with his seventh win in a row, but stable mate Lovaglio makes him fight hard for it. Weird scoring as one judge has it 118-109 another has it 116-111 and the third 115-112. Former Italian champion Marasco unimpressive as he looks lucky to edge out modest Nicaraguan. First fight for 28-year-old from Turin since losing his national title and his unbeaten record to Emiliano Marsali in May. Guadalajara, Mexico: Welter: Daniel Sandoval (16-1) W TKO 2 Crispin Martinez. Poor match as Sandoval overwhelms Martinez. All of 19-year-old Sandoval's wins have been by KO/TKO but very poor opposition. Bangkok, Thailand: Super Feather: Fahsai Sakkreerin (28-2) W KO 5 Sony Fony. Slow start by Fahsai, 28, but takes over and finishes obscure Indonesian with body shot in fifth in first defence of his IBF Pan Pacific title.

August 21

Erfurt, Germany: Cruiser: Marco Huck (30-1) W TKO 5 Matt Godfrey (20-2). Heavy: Robert Helenius (13-0) W TKO 6 Greg Tony (12-1). Cruiser: Enad Licina (18-2) W PTS 8 Ismail Abdoul (35-18-2). Light Heavy: Dustin Dirks (16-0) W KO 2 Sami Selesman (4-2). Middle: Dominik Britsch (20-0) W PTS 8 Lorenzo Cosseddu (23-4-5). "Kapt'n Huck hands out a one-sided beating to Godfrey. Floors his American challenger at the end of the second, puts him down again in the third, but from a low blow. The beating continued in the fourth and two more knockdowns in the fifth as the referee stops the fight. Fourth defence of his WBO title by 25-year-old Serbian-born German and now 23 wins by KO/TKO. Southpaw Godfrey, 29, showed good movement in first, but then never in the fight. Another one-sided bout as big Swedish-born Finn Helenius,26, floors crude French champion Tony, 32, four times on the way to a sixth round stoppage win. The 6'6" tall Helenius, a European silver medalist as an amateur, wins vacant European Union title as he builds on recent victories over Taras Bidenko and Lamon Brewster. Serbian Licina, 30, bouncing back from loss to Yoan Pablo Hernandez in October, wins every round in repeat victory over durable Belgian veteran Abdoul. Scores 80-72 from all three officials. Poor match sees Dirks, 21, make it ten by KO/TKO and seven in a row as a he kayos inexperienced Finn late in second round. Britsch , 22, given good learning fight by experienced and game Italian Cosseddu who uses a clever left jab to pile up the points and runs the unbeaten German close. Scores 77-75 twice and 78-75. Newark, USA: Heavy: Tomasz Adamek (42-1) W PTS 12 Mike Grant (46-4). Light Middle: Joel Julio (36-4) W PTS 10 Jamaal Davis (12-7). Welter: Sadam Ali (9-0) W KO 5 Lenin Arroyo (20-13-1,1ND). Light Welter: Jerry Bryan (14-1) W TKO 1 Dan Mitchell ( 5-2-1). Adamek given a much tougher fight than expected despite the wide decision. Adamek started fast and dominated the early rounds. Grant finally woke up late in the sixth as he hurt the 33-year-old Pole and cut him over the right eye. Adamek was cut again in the eighth but had a good ninth. Adamek got going again in the tenth and eleventh, but was hurt and badly shaken again in the last, Scores 118-110, 118-111 and 117-111. The former WBC light heavy and IBF cruiser champ was giving away 6" in height, 43lbs in weight and 11" in reach. The trouble he had with Grant does not bode well for how he would fare against one of the Klitschko brothers. Grant, 33, had rebuilt with eight wins since losing to Dominic Guinn in 2003, and put up one of his better performances in losing. Colombian Julio 25, needing a win after losing to Alfredo Angulo for the interim WBO title, was on top for most of his ten rounder against Philadelphian Davis, but could not find a finisher to add to his 31 wins by KO/TKO, and had to settle for a unanimous verdict on scores of 99-93, 98-92 and 97-93. Multi-titled former amateur Ali on top against Costa Rican and finishes things with a body shot in fifth. Ali was a member of the US team at the Beijing Olympics. Bryan bounces back from a shock loss to Vince Arroyo in April with a win, as Mitchell retired at the end of the first claiming impaired vision. Tijuana, Mexico: Super Bantam: Guillermo Rigondeaux (6-0) W TKO 6 Jose Angel Beranza(33-19-2 ). Super Feather: Joksan Hernandez (21-2) W KO 1 Ira Terry(24-4). Middle: Jose Pinzon (17-1) W TKO 1 Javier Gutierrez . Feather: Alejandro Lopez (19-1) WPTS 8 Edgar Riovalle (27-11-1).Fast, accurate and hurtful punching and another impressive display from Cuban former amateur Rigondeaux as the "Jackal" takes apart 34-year-old Mexican. Beranza never in it as he is floored twice in fourth and retires at the end of the sixth round. The 29-year-old southpaw could fight for a world title right now. Hernandez,23, crushes poor Terry with a big right in first. "El Torito" from Ensenada has 13 by KO/TKO and in previous bouts scored impressive wins over Miguel Beltran and Daniel Ruiz. Terry's record is deceiving as his opposition has been hand-picked. Same for Pinzon who kayos poor Gutierrez. A serious lack of punching power means that Lopez has to go the distance for a decision over useful Riovalle. Irapuato, Mexico: Mexico: Marco Antonio Rubio (48-5-1) W TKO 6 Jose Luis Zertuche (21-7-3). Super Fly: Victor Zaleta (16-1) W TKO 3 Julio Cesar Cabrera . Middle: Marcos Reyes (16-1) W KO 3 Miguel Angel Tena. Light: Cesar Soto (63-20-3) W TKO 3 Jesus Gonzalez (14-3-1).War between these two experienced Mexicans both throwing lots of punches but Rubio's defence the stronger. "Poison" takes over in the fourth, hurting Zertuche who spits out his gum shield to get a respite. The fifth sees a fading Zertuche cut and a big attack by Rubio in the sixth brings the finish. The 30-year-old former WBC/WBO title challenger has 40 wins by KO/TKO and was too strong for 36-year-old Zertuche as he repeated a 2008 result. This was the WBC Fecarbox title, but Zertuche came in over the poundage. "Nene" Zaleta, takes an easy one and halts outclassed Cabrera. The former top amateur could be one to watch. No contest as Reyes floors a then flattens poor Tena. "Dorado" Reyes, 22, has 13 by KO/TKO. "Cobrita", Soto, now 38, feeds on inexperienced Gonzalez and halts him in three. Soto was WBC Feather champ back in 1999, losing his title to Prince Naseem Hamed. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: Felix Perez (7-0) W TKO 2 Alex Perez (23-40-4). Light Middle: Hector Sanchez (19-1-1) W TKO 1 Nelson Sanchez (3-1). Olympic gold medalist Diaz , 26, a southpaw, makes it five by KO/TKO as he floors veteran Cuban Perez early in first and has him badly hurt when his corner man climbed onto the ring apron to bring the stoppage. Perez, 38, has lost his last 15. Must be dustbin week in the Republic as "The Thin Man" Hector Sanchez bounces back from upset loss to Cleo Pendarvis and halts his namesake in 129 seconds. More rubbish. Dallas, USA: Welter: Charles Hatley (13-0) W TKO 2 Dumont Welliver (18-22-1,1ND). Light Welter: Mark Davis (14-0) W PTS 8 Justo Vallecillo (6-12 ). Former amateur champions Hatley and Davis stay on track. Hatley, US champ in 2007 now has eleven by KO/TKO after halting Welliver. Davis, US champ in both 2005 and 2006, still can't find a punch as a pro and settles for unanimous verdict over Vallecillo. Scores 80-72 twice and 78-74. San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Super Fly: Jose Cabrera (19-2-1) W PTS 10 Luis Leon (11-2). Cabrera wins interim WBC Youth title with a unanimous decision over tall Colombian southpaw. Cabrera almost pulled out due to illness and lacked his usual fire. Leon is 27 so how he qualifies to fight for the Youth title is a puzzle.

Additional Commonwealth Results:

August 19

Calgary, Canada: Light Welter: Steve Claggett (9-0) W PTS 8 Abdou Sow (3-1)

August 21

Randwick, Australia: Super Middle: Dan Pawsey (12-4) W PTS 12 Tim Kanofski (9-2). Vacant WBO Asia Pacific title.

August 24

Hollywood, USA: Heavy: Timur Ibragimov (29-2-1) W TKO 10 Gurcharan Singh (20-1-0). Welter: Brad Solomon (13-0) W TKO 6 Wilfredo Negron (26-15-1). Heavy: Luis Ortiz (3-0) W PTS 8 Kendrick Releford (22-14-2). Uzbek Ibragimov, 35, too sharp and accurate for Indian Singh. Puts the pressure on late, floors Singh, 32, in ninth and has him helpless on the ropes when the referee stops the fight. Eight wins in a row since back-to-back losses to Calvin Brock and Tony Thompson derailed him. First fight for Singh since March 2009. Lanky Solomon, 27, continues to look an outstanding prospect as he showed some brilliant touches before halting trial horse Negron. Wins vacant WBA International and WBC Latino titles. Solomon one to watch. Cuban southpaw Ortiz, 31, a former amateur star, has too much class for Releford and wins on scores of 79-72 twice and 80-72.

August 25

Pathum Thani, Thailand:Bantam: Pungluang (29-1) W KO 1 Joel Rafols (11-8-2). Rubbish fight as right from WBO No 6 Pungluang kayos wide-open Filipino victim in 134 seconds to win vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth title. Rafols qualified by losing four of his last six fights.

August 26

Los Angeles, USA: Super Feather: Ronny Rios (12-0) W KO 4 Levi Brea (18-9-3). Body shots from Rios too much for Brea. Rios had a point deducted for a low blow in the second. Even fight in third, but body punches put Brea down twice in fourth for kayo. Hamburg, Germany:Middle: Hamid Rahimi (16-0) W TKO 4 Armen Azizani (9-11).Afghan-born Rahimi wins interim WBA PABA title. In front all the way and floors and stops Georgian Azizani. Not sure how a Georgian qualifies to fight for the Pacific and Asian title.

August 27

Rosario, Argentina: Light Welter: Lucas Matthysse (27-0,1ND) W KO 1 Rogelio Castaneda (26-16-3,1ND). Welter: Sebastian Lujan (34-5-1,1ND) W TKO 7 Emilio Julio Julio (18-6-1). Pig-tailed banger Matthysse, 27, puts right the only minor blemish on his record as he floors experience Mexican three times. When they met in September 2008 a clash of heads in the first round left Castaneda, 33, with a bad cut, and it was declared a no decision. This time a left hook dropped Castaneda half way through the round and after two more knockdowns Castaneda’s corner threw in the towel. Now 26 by KO/TKO for the WBO No 3. All-out aggression from “Iron” Lujan , 30, too much for Colombian With Lujan swarming all over him, the badly hurt Colombian was deducted a point for holding in the fifth. Julio, a sucker for Lujan’s right hand swipes, showed a good chin, but after taking heavy punishment in sixth retired at the end of the round. WBC No 7 Lujan, 30, since losing to Jamie Moore in 2007, has won his last eight including victories over Charlie Navarro, Jose Luis Castillo and Walter Matthysse. Lujan has had two world title shots, losing to Antonio Margarito for the WBO welter title in 2005 and Sergey Dzindziruk for the WBO light middle title in 2006. Dover, USA: Middle: Jose Angel Rodriguez (16-2-1) W PTS 12 Russell Jordan ( 15-8). Heavy: Amir Mansour (10-0) W KO 2 Sam Brown (4-7-2). In battle of southpaws the body attack of “Silver Boy” Rodriguez gives him early lead, but “Spiderman” Jordan has good spell in middle rounds and cut Rodriguez in sixth. Rodriguez takes over as Jordan fades and wins vacant IBF North American title with unanimous verdict on scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 115-113. Southpaw Mansour looks a real danger man as he floors poor Brown twice and puts him out cold for a couple of minutes. Second win for the 38-year-old after being released from serving an eight year sentence on a felony drugs conviction. Shades of Sonny Liston perhaps. Atlanta, USA: Light: Zahir Raheem (31-3) W TKO 2 Robert Valenzuela (53-54-2).It is a long way down from beating Erik Morales to fighting Roberto Valenzuela in an eight round bout in Atlanta. Raheem hurt Valenzuela in first and dropped him in the second with the referee stopping the fight as Valenzuela got to his feet. Raheem had outpointed Valenzuela in his last fight in April. Khon Kaen, Thailand: Fly: Panomroonlek (29-1) W KO 3 Ego Yohan. Vicious left body shots from southpaw Panomroonlek, rated WBC No 10 ends this mismatch as he kayos game , but obscure, Indonesian. Coburg, Australia: Welter: Steve Maxwell (8-3) W KO 5 Yodmongkol (11-9-1). Tasmania-born Maxwell, 28, defends his WBC Asian Boxing Council title as he kayos Thai to go to six by KO/TKO in a row. Fourth loss in a row for moderate Thai, and fourth loss on four visits to Australia. Sydney, Australia: Super Middle: Junior Talipeau (16-1-1) W PTS 8 Sonni Michael Angelo (16-10-2). Cruiser: Kariz Kariuki (22-9-2) W PTS 6 Josh Clenshaw (29-18). New Zealand-born Talipeau, 26, floors Congolese-born Sonni, 25, in fifth on the way to a wide unanimous verdict. Scores 80-73, 79-72 and 78-73. Sonni has lost five of his last six. Kenyan Kariuki, carrying too much weight, has to settle for a majority verdict over former double Australian champ Clenshaw in battle of 33-year-olds. Scores 60-53, 59-55 and 57-57! Tijuana, Mexico: Light Welter: Misael Castillo (17-0) W PTS 8 Jesus Gurrola (13-2-2). Puncher Castillo wins Guante Azteca tournament with points victory over tough Gurrola. Castillo won his first two bouts in the tournament by first round kayo and has 15 wins by KO/TKO. Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico: Super Fly: Cesar Seda Jr (19-0) W PTS 10 Jose Lopez (39-9-2). Welter: Kenny Galarza (14-1) W TKO 4 Ilido Julio (40-19-1). Big win for 24-year-old southpaw Seda as he floors former WBO champ “Carita” Lopez in the second and outclasses him all the way. Scores 100-89 from all three officials. First fight for Lopez, 38, since losing his WBO title to Marvin Sonsona in September. Seda wins vacant WBA Fedlatin title. Galarza, rebuilding after loss to Brad Solomon in June, floors Colombian Julio, 39, in second and continues to dish out punishment with Colombian’s corner pulling their man out before the start of the fourth. Julio, started out as a flyweight, and was unbeaten in his first 18 fights, winning 17 by KO/TKO, but also managed to lose nine fights in a row later in his career.

August 28

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico: Light Fly: Giovanni Segura (25-1-1) W KO 8 Ivan Calderon (34-1-1). Light: Jose Gonzalez (12-0) W TKO 6 Hector Marengo (5-1-4). Light Welter: Alex De Jesus (20-1) W PTS 6 Jose Roman (11-26-5). Super Bantam: McJoe Arroyo (5-0) W PTS 6 Sigfredo Medina (3-2). Super Fly: McWilliams Arroyo (4-1) W PTS 6 Jiovanne Fuentes (2-1). Time and young tiger Segura finally caught-up with 35-year-old Calderon in this unification bout. As expected the classy southpaw boxing of the little Puerto Rican gave him an early lead, but Mexican Segura would not be denied. He hunted Calderon down in the fifth and sixth and floored with a body punch in the seventh with Calderon taking the full count on one knee. WBA champion Segura, 28, adds the WBO title and now has 21 by KO/TKO. It was title fight No 20 for Calderon in his reign as WBO straw and light fly champion. Calderon says he will fight on. Gonzalez, 27, won a real war of unbeaten Puerto Ricans as he floored Marengo in the fifth and forced a stoppage in the sixth. Routine clear points win for “Pollo” De Jesus. Only thing not routine is that De Jesus was allowed out of jail, where he is serving a long sentence, for this fight, and then goes back to jail. Both Arroyo twins win every round on the way to easy points victories over very modest opposition. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Light Welter: Marcos Maidana (29-1) W PTS 12 DeMarcus Corley (37-14-1). Light Welter: Guillermo de Jesus Paz (19-20-3,1ND) W PTS 10 Claudio Olmedo (19-3,1ND). Light Welter: Cesar Cuenca (39-0, 2 ND) W PTS 8 Mauricio Pereira (15-1-1). Light Welter: Martin Coggi (24-4-1) W TKO 2 Juan Abrego (8-6-1). The mismatch turned out not to be one. “El Chino” Maidana, retained his WBA interim title for the third time with a unanimous decision over 36-year-old former WBO champ “Chop Chop” Corley, but it was far from easy. After two close rounds a clash of heads saw Maidana cut on the right eye lid. It turned rough in the fourth with both boxers warned to clean up their act. Maidana had Corley shaky in the sixth and floored him for nine in the seventh Maidana did not follow-up his advantage and Corley came into the fight more, hurting Maidana in tenth, winning the eleventh and sharing the last as Maidana seemed to tire. Not an impressive showing by Maidana, but best showing for years by Corley after losing two of his previous three fights to Fariz Kazimov and Fred Hernandez. Scores 117-110, 116-110 and 115-112. Upset as journeyman Paz reverses a June defeat and overcomes early cut to outbox hard punching Olmedo and wins WBC Latino title on scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 94-95. Olmedo had won 18 of his 22 fights by KO/TKO. At the other end of the power scale non-puncher Cuenca, 29, remained unbeaten in 41 with a points win over formerly unbeaten Pereira. Southpaw Cuenca, who has only won one of his fights by TKO/KO, took it on scores of 79-71 ½ twice and 79-72. Both fighters lost a point for infractions. Southpaw Coggi, 27, son of the former WBA champion makes it 13 by KO/TKO. Cebu City, Philippines: Feather: Rey Bautista (28-2) W TKO 4 Alejandro Barrera (20-3). Fly: Milan Melinda (22-0) W KO 2 Jin-Man Joen (13-4-1). Light Welter: Jimrex Jaca (31-6-3) W KO 1 Pipino Cuevas Jr (14-6). Straw: Florante Condes (24-5-1) W PTS 8 Sofyan Effgendi (10-8-2). Bautista and Barrera in brawl which ends in fourth with Barrera badly cut on left eyelid. Former WBO super bantam title challenger “Boom Boom Bautista, 24, now 22 by KO/TKO, rebuilding with fourth win after shock loss to Heriberto Ruiz in 2008. “Little Fox” Barrera, 30, embarrassed, but not in the ring. Was overweight so took off his shorts to reduce weight, only for the flag covering his modesty to fall down to the dismay/ enjoyment of the ladies attending the weigh-in. ALA gym star Melinda, top rated straw with the IBF, halts outclassed Korean and kayos him with a left uppercut in two. Just 144 seconds and a right from southpaw Jaca, 27, demolishes Mexican Cuevas. Win No 17 by KO/TKO for Jaca, who lost to Juan Manuel Marquez for interim WBO feather title in 2206. Cuevas is not a patch on his father, the former WBA welter champion. Former IBF straw champ in first fight since loss to Nkosinathi Joyi in June 2009, scores knockdown in sixth and wins on scores of 80-71 from all three judges. Las Piedras, Puerto Rico: Super Feather: Luis Cruz (15-0) W TKO 5 Hevinson Herrera (14-5-1). Super Bantam: Jayson Velez( 13-0) W PTS 8 Isaac Hidalgo (7-5-2). Prospect Cruz, 24, hands out a beating to Colombian Herrera who retires at the end of the fourth. That’s thirteen by KO/TKO for Cruz who wins WBO Latino title. Prospect “La Marvilla” Velez taken the distance by Hidalgo but wins wide unanimous verdict. Kiev, Ukraine: Super Fly: Wladimir Sidorenko (22-2-1) W PTS 12 Mbwana Matumla (19-5,1ND). Cruiser: Dmytro Kucher (10-0) W PTS 8 Joey Vargas (11-6-1). Former WBA bantam champ Sidorenko, in his first fight since May 2009, and his first fight in his home country, takes easy, wide verdict over Tanzanian southpaw. Aggressive two-handed body attack from Sidorenko has 35-year-old Matumla on the defensive until the last three rounds when Matumla landed a few punches. Scores 120-108 twice and 119-109 as Sidorenko wins something called the vacant WBC International Silver belt. Cruiser hope Kucher, 26, floors Ugandan Joey Vegas in second and wins every round. Scores 80-72 on all three cards. Atlantic City, USA: Heavy: Chazz Witherspoon (27-2) W TKO 7 Livin Castillo (16-9). Light Heavy: Farah Ennis ( 16-0) W TKO 3 Reg Pena (6-4). Witherspoon, 28, finally breaks down Ecuadorian southpaw Castillo and scores knockdown in seventh to force stoppage. Eighteen by KO/TKO for “ The Gentleman” in first fight since stoppage loss to Tony Thompson in December . Philadelphian Ennis body attack too much for outclassed Pena who takes the knee for the full count in third. Ten by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Ennis. Fallon, USA: Light Heavy: Otis Griffin (23-6-2) W PTS 8 Bill Bailey(10-10). Middle: Brandon Gonzales (13-0,1ND) W TKO 3 Byron Tyson (9-2-2). Griffin looks all of his 33 years as he struggles with bulldog style of modest Bailey and has to settle for unpopular decision. Scores 78-74 twice and 79-73. Bailey had lost six of his last seven. Gonzales on top, has Tyson down in first, cut in second, and losers corner call for fight to be stopped after two minutes of third. Pittsburg, USA: Super Feather: Monty Meza-Clay (29-3) W TKO 3 Allen Litzau (13-6). Light Welter: Derrick Gainer (41-7-1) W PTS 6 Angel Hernandez (14-6). Meza-Clay, 29, returning after operations to his hand, shoulder and elbow, dishes out enough of a beating for Litzau’s corner throw in the towel late in the third round. First fight since June 2009 and consecutive losses to Jorge Solis and Fernando Beltran, for Meza-Clay. Litzau now four losses in last five. The smoke is there but the fire has gone out. In his first fight for over three years “Smoke” Gainer, 38, the former WBA featherweight champion, was floored in the first round and only just edged out club fighter Hernandez on a split decision. Hernandez had lost his last three fights. Let's hope that is the end of a short comeback. Virgin Beach, USA: Light: Dorin Spivey (38-6,1ND) W PTS 10 Leo Martinez (15-14). Light: Meacher Major (17-4-1,1ND) W TKO 3 Jamar Saunders (5-6-1). Spivey, 37, given a torrid time by Martinez. Despite forcing two standing counts in the first round Spidery was under pressure much of the way from aggressive Martinez, but his better boxing saw him through on scores of 98-90, 95-94 and 95-92. Bahamian Major, a loser in four rounds to Spivey in November, wins over ordinary Saunders who is retired in his corner at the end of third due to a bad cut over his right eye. Accra, Ghana: Super Bantam: Light Middle: Obodai Sai W PTS 12 Isaac Selom. Super Feather: Joseph Laryea W TKO 6 Ali Alabi. Bantam: Isaac Nettey W PTS 10 Gabriel Laryea . Sai remains unbeaten and retains Ghana title for second time. Laryea wins vacant Ghana title. Netty , a loser to Rendall Monroe by a mile in for the vacant Commonwealth title in 2009, wins a split decision in Ghana title eliminator. No records quoted as I have no faith in any record for fighters from Ghana. Montreal, Canada: Light Welter: Henry Lundy (19-1-1) W PTS 10 Omri Lowther (14-2). Middle: Kevin Bizier (12-0) W TKO 3 Leo Rojas (8-11-3,1ND). Light Heavy: Nicholson Poulard (15-3) W TKO 3 Alfredo Contreras (11-9). Light: Arash Usmanee (7-0) W TKO 2 Carlos Martinez (5-9). Easy win for late sub Hank Lundy as he proves too busy for Lowther in very technical match. Bosses the fight, shaking Lowther in eighth and ninth. Lundy, a late sub, did not make the weight and had to pay a forfeit, but got back on track after a stoppage loss to John Molina in July. Lowther, from Georgia, also 26, won silver medals in both the US and PAL championships as an amateur, but is struggling as a pro. Scores 100-90 twice and 98-92. Bizier, 26, batters away at Peruvian Rojas for three rounds and Rojas retires at the end of the third. Now eight by KO/TKO for Bizier, but just one win in his last ten for Rojas. Poulard, 32, elder brother of Jean Pascal, continues his good run as he floors Mexican Contreras twice and stops him in third. Only one loss in his last 15 for Poulard, and that was to world rated Sebastien Demers. Former top amateur Usmanee, from Alberta, and Canadian national amateur champion in 2005/6/7, makes it seven wins as he halts poor Martinez. Mazatlan, Mexico: Bantam: Belgium: Tomoki Kameda (16-0) W PTS 10 Stephane Jamoye (18-1). Light Fly: Jose Rodriguez (24-0) W KO 7 Karluis Diaz (10-1). Great fight-pity about the arithmetic. Classic, exciting boxer vs. banger match between two unbeaten prospects. Clever boxing from Belgian EU champ Jamoye as his fast jab and movement gives him the early edge. Kameda, 19, takes middle rounds and shakes Belgian in fourth. Jamoye, 20, bounces back to take ninth and Kameda the last. Scores 96-95, 95-96 and 96-96 as Jamoye retains WBC Youth title-for a short while. A recount of the score cards shows an error and scores corrected to 96-95 Jamoye and two scores of 96-95 for Mexican-based Kameda. Jamoye showed he is for real as Kameda is a good prospect. “El Torito” Rodriguez, 20, floors Colombian three times and finishes him in seventh in third defence of his WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Tijuana, Mexico: Light Welter: Juan Pablo Lopez (17-0) W TKO 4 Luis Rey (8-5-1). Super Fly: Arturo Badillo (18-1) W KO 1 Arcadio Salazar (6-5-2). After quiet first round it is all Lopez and “Che Che” hurts Rey in third and finishes him with a left uppercut to the body in fourth. Now 16 by KO/TKO for Lopez. Badilla returns after loss in overly ambitious match with Ronald Barrera in April, and floors Salazar three times for quick kayo. Mexicali, Mexico: Feather: Cisco Leal (15-5-2 ) DRAW 12 Miguel Angel Gonzalez (11-3). Super Feather: Nery Saguilan (19-0) W TKO 9 Filomeno Jaramillo (6-5). Middle: David Lopez (39-12 ) W PTS 12 Saul Roman (32-8).Leal climbs off the floor twice in the first round to win a controversial majority decision over hard punching Gonzalez. Scores 115-114, 112-111 and 115-115. Later the local Commission found an error in the cards and changed the result to a draw. Not a good night for Mexican judges. “Panther” Saguilan, 22, retains WBC Latino title as he floors Jaramillo three times and halts him in ninth. Punishing battle between Lopez , 32, and Roman. Lopez, inactive for 16 months, too strong as he slowly busts up Roman and wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 118-112 to take vacant WBC USNBC title and extends winning run to 15.Leal, Lopez and Jamarillo are all southpaws. Toluca, Mexico: Super Bantam: Giovanni Caro (19-8-4) W TKO 1 Franklin Varela (18-5). Fly : Oscar Blanquet (23-3-1) W KO 4 Gerardo Pinon (11-4-2). Super Feather: Juan Antonio Rodriguez (12-2) W TKO 9 Ariel Vasquez (10-2,1ND). Super Feather: Carlos Cardenas (13-4-1) W TKO 2 Jorge Urias . Typical explosive show from “Ruso” Caro as he floors Venezuelan Varela for stoppage win in 139 seconds. Caro wins vacant WBC International title. Two knockdowns in the fourth scored by Blanquet, 25, sees him kayo “Little Hands of Stone” Pinon and retain his WBC Continental Americas title for the fourth time and go to 13 wins by KO/TKO. Pinon was stretchered out of the ring and taken to hospital for observation. In an all-southpaw battle Rodriguez applies a steady beating to Nicaraguan Vasquez who did not come out for the ninth round. Third defence of his WBC Youth title for Rodriguez who has won his last eight and has eleven wins by KO/TKO. Mexican-based Venezuelan Cardenas overwhelms poor Urias. After a patchy start to his career, Cardenas has now lost only one of his last nine fights.