Weekly Report

September 2010

September 1

Brakpan, South Africa: Super Feather: Mzonke Fana (30-4) W PTS 12 Cassius Baloyi (37-5-1,1ND).Fly: Moruti Mthalane (26-2) W TKO 5 Zolani Tete (13-1). Straw: Katsunari Takayama (24-4) W TKO 6 Tshepo Lefele (17-4). Super Bantam: Takalani Ndlovu (31-6) W PTS 12 Jeff Mathebula (23-3-2). “Vinnige” Fana, 36, regained the IBF title with a dominating performance against another former champ Cassius Baloyi. Although the older boxer, the speed and variety of Fana’s attacks were more than the flat-footed Baloyi could handle. Baloyi did get home some hard counters, but never really got untracked, even going back to the wrong corner at the end of the sixth. Fana won on scores of 118-110 twice and 119-109 to lift the vacant title. These two had fought each other in 2008 when Baloyi, 36, won a majority verdict to take the title from Fana It is a long time now since Dean Pithie beat Fana by a big margin back in 1999. Mthalane had his troubles in the early rounds with the height, reach and southpaw style of Tete, but found his punch in the third. Mthalane broke through to hurt Tete with a right at the end of the round. It was all Mthalane from then on as he floored the inexperienced Tete twice in the fifth to force the stoppage and retain his IBF title in his first defence. “Babyface” 27, lost on a cut to Nonito Donaire in a challenge for the IBF title in November 2008, the only loss he has suffered in the last six years, and won the vacant title by easily beating the current WBO champion Julio Cesar Miranda in November last year. Southpaw Tete can come again. The strength and experience of Takayama, 27, were too much for South African champion Lefele who took as beating before turning away from Takayama in the sixth to signal he had suffered enough. A former WBC strawweight champion, Takayama had lost in two subsequent shots at the WBA title. A good, close fight was decided by a point deduction that “Mongoose” Mathebula suffered in the last round for careless use of his head. After a slow start this turned into a hard contest between two of South Africa’s best fighters and “Panther” Ndlovu, 32, won the IBF eliminator on scores of 114-113 twice and an unbelievable 118-109. But for the point deduction it would have been a majority draw. Ndlovu has lost to Steve Molitor twice in world title shots. Mathebula was unlucky to lose a very disputed decision to Celestino Caballero for the WBA and IBF titles in April 2009. New York, USA:Light Middle: Dmitriy Salita (31-1-1) W PTS 8 Franklin Gonzalez (13-6). Ukrainian-born Salita eases back with unanimous points win over tough Dominican Gonzalez, 34. After three slow rounds Salita takes control with his better skills and sweeps later rounds to win on scores of 78-74 on all three cards. First fight for Salita since being crushed by Amir Khan in December and he weighed 10lbs more for this one.2

September 2

Lilyfield, Australia:Heavy: Kali Meehan (36-4) W PTS 12 Evans Quinn (18-5-1). Feather: Joel Brunker (16-0) W KO 2 Carlos Lopez (20-7). Super Feather: Billy Dib (28-1,1ND) W TKO 6 Ceferino Labarda (19-2). Cruiser: Adam Forsyth (9-0) W TKO 4 Chris Thomas (17-13-2). Fijian-born former WBO title challenger Meehan, 40, makes advantages in height, reach and strength tell as he dominates with his jab. Hurts Nicaraguan Quinn, 27, in seventh but has to settle for unanimous decision to win vacant IBF Pan Pacific title. Scores 118-110, 117-113 and 117-114. First fight for Meehan since loss to Ruslan Chagaev in May. Meehan was kayoed in 32 seconds by Danny Williams in June 2001 and his only losses since then have been to world champions or former world champions. No contest as Australian champion Brunker, 24, floors poor Indonesian three times with body punches to win vacant WBO Youth title. Impressive performance from Dib as he outclasses tough southpaw. Floors him in fifth and Argentinian retires at the end of the round. Dib’s only loss was a wide points verdict to Steve Luevano for the WBO feather title in October 2008. Olympian Labarda, 29, lost to Steve Molitor for the IBF bantamweight title in 2008 and had been inactive for nine months. Forsyth had to survive a rocky first round before flooring and halting American Thomas in fourth. Eight by KO/TKO for promising Forsyth 29, who turned pro late, but nine losses in his last ten fights for Thomas.

September 3

Managua, Nicaragua: Light Fly: Roman Gonzalez (26-0) W TKO 2 Jesus Limones (9-2-1). Light Welter: Jose Alfaro (24-6,1ND) W TKO 2 Joel Juarez (25-11-1). Super Bantam: Alvaro Perez (19-2-1,3 ND) W TEC DEC 5 Bismark Alfaro (11-12).In non-title bout WBA straw champion “El Chocolatito” floors Mexican teenager “Tyson” Limones in first and stops him in second. Now 22 by KO/TKO for 23-year-old Gonzalez, one of the best pound-for-pound fighters around. Easy for former WBA secondary lightweight champion Alfaro as he floors soft-chinned Mexican veteran Juarez three times. Alfaro, 26, a loser to Erik Morales in March has 22 wins by KO/TKO. Clash heads sees Perez cut too badly to continue and he takes technical verdict on scores of 49-46 from all three officials. Perez lost in four rounds to Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC bantam title in December. Head clashes feature prominently in the fights for Perez. Bismark has won only one of his last eleven, and that was when he beat Gavin Reid in January 2009. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Straw: Olyedong (34-0-1) DREW 12 Pornsawan (22-3-1). A fight of three sections. Not often two top Thais fight each other. The better boxing skills of WBC champion Olyedong, making his sixth defence, puts him ahead in the first third. Pornsawan takes over as his aggression creates openings and he floors Olyedong with a body shot in sixth. Olyedong gets back into the fight as Pornsawan tires, and wins later rounds. Scores 114-114 twice and 114-113. Olyedong won a wide unanimous decision when retaining his title against Pornsawan in November 2008. This was the fourth attempt by 32-year-old Pornsawan to win a world title. Turfontein, South Africa:Welter: Bethuel Ushona (22-0) W TKO 7 Pius Dipheko (9-10-5). Feather: Oscar Chauke (26-5-2) W TKO 1 Gottleib Ndokosho (9-2,1ND). Namibian Ushona, 28, takes a while to figure out Dipheko, floors him with a low blow in the fourth, puts the pressure on in the sixth and has South African in trouble and down on his knees when the fight stopped in seventh. Not really a big puncher, Ushona has a 2004 win over former Commonwealth champ Ali Nuumbembe but his career has moved slowly. Former South African and WB Foundation champ Chauke,29, makes it two first round wins in a row as he overwhelms Namibian super feather champion Ndokosho near end of first round.

September 4

Cologne, Germany: Middle: Felix Sturm (34-2-1) W PTS 12 Giovanni Lorenzo (29-3). Middle; Ben Simon (19-1) W TKO 5 Magomed Abdurakhmanov (15-5). Slow start from Sturm in his first fight for 14 months, but he picks up pace from second being able to hit Lorenzo at will and blocking the counters to build up a lead. Dominican Lorenzo, 29, tried to put on the pressure in the later rounds, but Sturm was too quick and was never really troubled. Sturm , sidelined by a promotional dispute but now has own promotion group, wins on scores of 117-111 twice and 118-111 and retains WBA title. Lorenzo had lost to Sebastien Sylvester for the vacant IBF title in September last year. Simon 17 id 27yo, only 2 post rec. 26yo Russ inac 9/09 lost 2 of 3. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Welter: Jan Zaveck (30-1.1ND) W PTS 12 Rafal Jackiewicz (36-9-1). Light Heavy: Denis Simcic (24-1) W KO 9 Istvan Varga (17-12). Heavy: Goran Delic (17-0) W PTS 6 Attila Makula (3-6). Light Heavy: Predrag Radosevic (20-0) W TKO 4 Tome Hengstberger (14-29-3). Zaveck finishes strongly to take majority verdict over Jackiewicz on scores of 117-111 twice and 114-114, retains his IBF title and revenges his only defeat. Despite scores (the Polish judge had it a draw) Zaveck was a clear winner, something that even the sporting Jackiewcz had no trouble confirming. Second defence for (Dejan Zavic) Zaveck,34, who lost to the Pole in a challenge for the European title in 2008. Jackiewicz who lost to Ted Bami and Michael Jennings in 2004, was unbeaten in his last 21 after winning only twelve of his first twenty. Slovenian Simcic scores brutal kayo over Romanian who is stretchered out of the ring. Bosnian Delic, 35 has routine win over Hungarian. Rado, from Montenegro, halts poor Austrian who has won only one of his last 16. Mar del Plata, Argentina: Light Fly: Luis Lazarte (48-9-1,1ND) W PTS 12 Nerys Espinoza (29-6-1,2ND). Welter: Rodolfo Martinez (38-4-1,1ND) W KO 3 Uilian Barauna (10-3-1). Heavy: Gonzalo Basile (48-4,1ND) W PTS 6 Daniel Bispo(22-15). Speed and aggression win it for 39-year-old Lazarte in his hometown as he overcomes a cut in the first round to slow down his younger Nicaraguan challenger. “El Mosquito” offset the height and reach advantages of Espinoza with his movement and fight was mostly at close quarters and not always a gentlemanly affair. The lead right was Lazarte’s best scoring punch. Espinoza had a good tenth but Lazarte was enough in front to stroll through the last round, with the frustrated Nicaraguan being deducted a point for hitting on the break, to widen the gap even more. Scores 116-111 from all three officials as Lazarte retains IBF title for the first time. Espinoza had lost to Ulises Solis and Roberto Vazquez in previous world title shots, with the loss to Solis being his only defeat in his previous 13 fights. Easy for former IBF welter title challenger Martinez,28, as he punches too hard for Brazilian. Has a scare when a clash of heads leaves him with a gash on his forehead, but softens up previous points victim Barauna with body shots and puts him down for the count with a right cross in the third. Martinez, who was halted in twelve rounds by IBF champ Zaveck in April, wins WBC Mundo Hispano title for second time. With a big advantage in height, weight and reach, Basile, 36 has little trouble with passive Brazilian southpaw and wins on scores of 60-55 twice and 59 ½ -57 ½ . Now 14 wins in a row for Basile, but Alex Dimitrenko put him away in 54 seconds which puts his wins in context. Bispo, also 36, has two wins in his last nine fights. Guadalajara, Mexico: Light Fly: Omar Nino Romero (30-3-2,1ND) W TKO 6 Ronald Barrera (27-8-2). Super Feather: Jorge Solis (40-2-2) W TKO 6 Cicso Cordero (23-1). Feather: Rafael Guzman (26-2) W TKO 5 Sergio Lopez (11-2). “Giant Killer” Nino retains WBC title in first defence as he wears down switch-hitting Colombian with body attack. From third onwards Nino handing out punishment and, after a painful sixth, Barrera retires in his corner. Nino has bounced back from failing a post fight drugs test after beating Brian Viloria for this title in 2006. Barrera 25, has lost now in four world title shots, three at strawweight. A body shot from defending WBA interim champ Solis, 30, puts over-rated Colombian Cordero,24, down with a body punch in the first round. Cordero continues his aggression, but Solis picks him off and floors him with another shot to the body in fourth. Another body attack in the sixth sees Cordero not fighting back and the referee stops the fight. Second title defence for Solis whose losses have been to Manny Pacquiao and to Cristobal Cruz in a challenge for the IBF title in 2009. The previous six fights for Cordero had been three six round bouts and three eight round fights, so despite his inflated record he had no right fighting for a title. Home towner Guzman,24, makes it 18 by KO/TKO as he halts Lopez in fifth. Monterrey, Mexico: Fly: Julio Cesar Miranda (33-5-1) W TKO 9 Ron Ramos (29-9-3). Super Fly: Hugo Ruiz (26-1) W PTS 10 Jesus Vazquez (19-5). Feather: Eduardo Escobedo (29-3 ) W TKO 7 Lupe Hernandez (6-22-2). “Pringo” Miranda goes after poor but game Colombian challenger from the first bell and has him under pressure all the way. Ramos right eye cut and swollen from fifth and after more punishment and does not come out fore the ninth round. First defence of WBO title for switch-hitting southpaw and 14 wins by KO/TKO in his last 16 fights. Ramos had done nothing to be worthy of a title shot. Blood and thunder contests sees Ruiz climb off the floor in the third and floor Vazquez twice on the way to a unanimous decision to retain the WBC Continental Americas title. It is the first time that a Ruiz fight has gone the distance as his previous 25 winning fights and his lone loss had all ended by KO/TKO. Now eight wins in a row for Texas-based Mexican Escobedo, as Hernandez retires at the end of the seventh round. Escobedo, a loser to Daniel Ponce De Leon for the WBO super bantam title in 2007 has 21 wins by KO/TKO and a points win over prospect Joksan Hernandez. Lupe Hernandez just two wins in his last 14. Glasgow, Scotland: Super Feather: Ricky Burns (29-2) W PTS 12 Roman Martinez (24-1-1). Feather: Stephen Smith (11-0) W PTS 12 John Simpson (21-7). Light Alex Arthur (28-3) W PTS 8 Peter McDonagh (15-19).Super Feather: Paul Appleby (15-1) W TKO 2 Yordan Vasilev (7-16-2). Huge upset as Burns climbs off the floor in the first to win the WBO title on a close unanimous verdict over previously unbeaten Puerto Rican Martinez who was making a third defence of his title. After that first round shock, Burns stuck to his game plan and jabbed his way back into the fight giving Martinez plenty of movement and plenty of fast combinations and making Martinez look flat footed. Burns hurt again in the sixth and seven, but constantly scoring points with jab and and right uppercut and not allowing Martinez to dominate. Burns puts it all on the line over the last three rounds, boxes beautifully and has Martinez in trouble in last. Great fight as former undefeated Commonwealth champion wins on scores of 115-112 twice and 115-113 and makes it 14 wins in a row. Challenger Smith, 25, overcomes cut suffered in the second round to win Commonwealth title with close and controversial split verdict over 27-year-old Simpson. Plenty of good action all the way with Simpson appearing to finish the stronger, but losing his title on scores of 116-111, 115-113 and 112-115. “Swifty” Smith was twice ABA champion and will now go on to fight Martin Lindsay, but Simpson deserves a rematch. Former Commonwealth, British, European and WBO interim super feather champ Arthur shows some return to old form as he outboxes and outpunches McDonagh and wins 79-74 on referees scorecard. Arthur, a loser to Nigel Wright in December, holds a 2006 wins over fellow-Scot Burns. Easy comeback win for former British feather champion Appleby, 23, as he floors poor Bulgarian twice in first and halts him in second. Ciudad Constitucion, Mexico: Light Fly: Raul Garcia (28-1-1) W TKO 7 Sammy Garcia. Former IBF straw champ Raul Garcia,27, moves up a division with the aim of winning a second world title. Has a rocky first round but then gets to work and has Sammy Garcia in trouble on the ropes when the referee stops it. Raul lost his title to South African Nkosinathi Joyi in March. Cincinnati, USA: Super Feather: Adrien Broner (17-0) W TKO 7 Memo Sanchez (11-1-1). Now 14 by KO/TKO for “The Problem” as 21-year-old Broner halts Puerto Rican who had lost a close decision to Domenic Salcido in May. This for the IBF Youth Inter-Continental title. Tokyo, Japan: Light Middle: Charlie Ota (15-1) W PTS 12 Tadashi Yuba (37-6-2). Light: Nihito Arakawa (18-1-1) W TKO 5 Mitsuya Omura (13-5). Charlie “Ota” Bellamy, an American based in Japan, retains his OPOBF and Japanese titles with unanimous decision over experienced southpaw Yuba. Giving away height and reach Ota came on strong over the last four rounds to win on scores of 116-113 twice and 115-114. Yuba was trying to win a title in a fourth different division which would have been the first for a Japanese fighter. Easy first title defence for Japanese champion Arakawa, a 28-year-old southpaw. He floors wild challenger Omura in round two and forces a finish with a vicious attack in the fifth. Toronto, Canada: Heavy: Nevan Pajkic (14-0) W PTS 10 Raphael Butler (35-9,1ND). Good win for 33-year-old Bosnian-born Canadian champion Pajkic, giving away over 40lbs in weight, outscores Butler, 26, in a tough fight. Scores 97-93 twice and 99-91. Fight much tougher for Pajkic and closer than scores suggest as Butler’s big right hand always a danger and Pajkic possibly suffers broken nose in second. Pajkic aggressor and busier whilst Butler looking to counter. Helsinki, Finland: Light Welter: Denis Shafikov (25-0) W PTS 8 Peter Semo (19-6). Super Middle: Amin Asikainen (28-3) W TKO 4 Jaudiel Zepeda (12-4-1). Russian southpaw Shafikov, 25, remains unbeaten with wide unanimous verdict over Swedish-based Ugandan Semo. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. Former EBU middle champ Asikainen, now up at super middle, continues rebuilding, as a big right hurts Mexican in fourth and follow-up attack has referee stopping the fight. Second win for Finn since first round stoppage loss to Matthew Macklin in September 2009. Cuernavaca, Mexico: Welter: Antonio Pitalua (49-4) W KO 5 Rivera (8-5). Now 40, Colombian Pitalua puts Rivera away with a right to the chin to win the vacant WBC Fecarbox title. Pitalua has had two shots at the lightweight title, losing to Art Grigorian for the WBO title in 2000 and being halted by Edwin Valero in April 2009. Mexico-based, the Valero loss is his only defeat in his last 18 fights, and he has won the other 17 by KO/TKO in a total so far of 43 wins by KO/TKO. Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine:Middle: Max Bursak (21-0-1) W PTS 12 Bryan Vera (17-5). Impressive win for “Tiger” Bursak. With his superior speed and busier work rate he dominated tough Vera and retained the WBO Inter-Continental title with a wide unanimous verdict on scores of 118-110 twice and 119-110. Third good win in a row for 26-year-old Ukrainian. Vera has lost four of his last five, but the former participant in “The Contender” series is the only man to have beaten Andy Lee, and he upset world rated Canadian Sebastien Demers in his last fight.

September 5

Nagoya, Japan:Fly: Rocky Fuentes (27-6-2) W TKO 8 Yasuto Aritomi (17-2-2). Filipino puncher Fuentes uses strong body attack to wear down challenger Airtime and halts him in eighth to retain OPBF title. Second defence for 24-year-old from Cebu City who has now lost only once, a split decision to Richie Mepranum in his last 15 fights. They are putting him in tough. His last three opponents had between them lost only four of 62 fights. Aritomi, 30, was unbeaten in thirteen going in.

September 23

Algiers, Algeria: Light Welter: Ali Chebah (34-1) W TKO 3 Laszlo Komjathi (36-31-2). Mark-time win for “The Angel” as 24-year-old, Montreal-based Chebah beats veteran Hungarian. Komjathi, 35, with only one win in his last eight fights, was a loser here to Michael Jennings, Dean Harrison, Lee Meager and Amir Khan. Chebah meets Ajose Olusegan in a WBC eliminator on November 1. Flemington, Australia:Middle: Sam Soliman (39-11) W KO 11 Pradeep Singh (15-3-1). Light: Czar Amonsot (22-3-1) W KO 2 Sirichai Ekchumpol (10-3). Light Middle: Pat Rullo (11-2-1) W PTS 10 Jason Kanofski (13-5-3). Welter: Sam Colomban (18-3) W KO 2 Jamed Jalarante (20-9-1 ). Soliman, 36, a semi-finalist in one of “ The Contender” series, makes it four in a row since losing to Tony Mundine Jr in May 2008 and wins vacant IBF Pan Pacific title. It shows the value of a WBF world title when their champion will compete for such a minor title as this. Indian Singh, 23, coincidentally was a participant in the Australian version of “The Contender” tournament, was unbeaten in his first 15, but has now lost three of his last four. Before the kayo Singh flirted with disqualification for trying to throw Soliman to the canvas. Filipino southpaw Amonsot,25, wins vacant WBO Asia Pacific title. Amonsot lost to Mike Katsidis for the WBO interim title in July 2007. Very dubious match as the Thai was a bantam in his last fight in March. Hometown fighter Rullo,25, wins vacant Aussie title on split verdict over Kanofski in a bruising battle. Queenslander Kanofski has lost in three challenges for the Aussie title in his last three fights, once at welter and twice at light middle. Colomban, 25, from Cameroons, makes it eight wins in a row with win over Indonesian.

September 24

Albuquerque, USA: Johnny Tapia (58-5-2) W TKO 4 Jose Alonso (32-16-2). Super Feather: Frankie Archuleta (27-7-1) W PTS 8 Jorge Reyes (21-28-3). Oh dear! Yet another comeback attempt by Johnny Tapia. At 43, and in only his second fight in three years, the former IBF feather, WBA and WBO bantam and WBO and IBF super fly champion hurts poor Alonso with body shots until the Mexican's corner throws in the towel. It is almost 16 years since Johnny first won a version of a world title, but his battle with his own demons is one he has never been able to win. No chance taken with opponent for Johnny as 35-year-old Mexican, who failed to make the weight, had lost 6 of his last 7 going in. Archuleta, who is 1-1 in two fights with Tapia, wins every round against pudgy Reyes to set up a third fight with Tapia. Hermosillo, Mexico: Super Fly: Hernan Marquez (28-2 W TKO 5 Valentin Leon (20-24-3). After losses to Richie Mepranum and Nonito Donaire “Tyson” Marquez,21, needed a win. He was too strong and hit too hard for veteran Leon who was floored at the end of the fourth and twice more in the fifth before the referee stopped the fight. Southpaw Marquez has won 21 by KO/TKO. Leon has won just two of his last 19. London, England: Light Heavy: Tony Bellew (14-0) W PTS 12 Bob Ajisafe (8-2). Super Feather: Paul Appleby (16-1) W TKO 4 Mickey Coveney (10-12). Light: Liam Walsh (9-0) W PTS 6 Sebastien Cornu (8-6-2). “Bomber” Bellew, 27, has to climb off the floor from a flash knockdown in the fourth round against southpaw Ajisafe, 25, to retain Commonwealth title in his first defence. Bellew generally bossing the fight and scoring well with his right. Finishes the stronger and wins on scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 115-114, but not an impressive performance. Former British feather champ Appleby, 23, halts southpaw Coveney to make it eleven by KO/TKO, but now nine losses in last 10 bouts for Londoner. Norfolk southpaw hope Walsh gets good workout against French “Scorpion” . Cornu lost to Ryan Brawley in March. Edmonton, Canada: Middle: Adam Trupish (7-0) W KO 10 Larry Sharpe (25-9). Big win for 31-year-old former top amateur Trupish, as he wins second Canadian title. Meant to be a defence of Trupish's middle title, Sharpe was over the weight, so they made it for the vacant Canadian super middle title. Trupish floored Sharpe in third and seventh and ended it in the tenth. Trupish was Canadian amateur champion in 2003/4/5 and 2006, and competed in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and was a quarter-finalist in both the 2005 and 2007 World championships. He lost to Neil Perkins in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Manitoban southpaw Sharpe lost to Scott Dann for the Commonwealth middle title in 2006 and went the distance with Darren Barker in 2008. El Paso, USA:Super Middle: David Medina (22-2) W PTS 8 Tony Shuler (20-8-1). Light Middle: Abraham Han (11-0) W PTS 8 Hilario Lopez (12-11). Kansas kid Medina has to climb off the floor to get a split verdict over Shuler. Scores 77-74, 76-75 and 74-77. Shuler,31, always dangerous with his counters against the aggressive Medina and in tough recently with losses to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Andy Lee. Almost had favoured Medina out in the seventh but just could not find a finisher. Home town fighter Han, who competed at the top level as an amateur, taken the distance for only the second time by Idaho’s Lopez and wins every round.

September 25

Tokyo, Japan:Fly: Diaki Kameda (18-2) W PTS 12 Takefumi Sakata (36-6-2). Super Fly: Yota Sato (19-2-1) W PTS 10 Diago Nakahiro (21-3-1). Successful first defence of the WBA title by 21-year-old Kameda as he takes unanimous decision over former WBA champion Sakata. Scores 118-110, 117-112 and 116-112. Not a pretty fight as styles did not mix and it was a case of the more effective punching by Kameda being favoured over the busier Sakata. Kameda pulled away over the final four rounds Sakata was hampered by two bad cuts. Sato,26, goes from interim champ to full champ as he scores a wide unanimous verdict over world rated current Japanese title holder Nakahiro. Has Nakahiro down in first and second but has to go the distance and wins on scores of 99-89, 99-90 and 97-92. Warsaw, Poland: Cruiser: Krzys Wlodarczyk (44-2-1) W PTS 12 Jason Robinson (19-6). Cruiser: Tomasz Hutkowski (19-0-2) DREW 10 Zakaria Azzouzi (11-1-2). Heavy: Andrzej Wawrzyk (20-0) W PTS 6 Pavels Dolgovs (5-9-1). Light Welter Krzys Bienias (41-4) W PTS 6 Konstantins Sakara (6-14-1). “Diablo” has to go the distance in first defence of his WBC title against unknown Robinson. Not impressive as Robinson just one point away from a draw on one card. Scores 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113. Hutkowski makes fifth defence of WBC Youth title but only on majority draw against less experienced French challenger. Scores 95-95 twice and 96-93. This also for Baltic title, but how a Frenchman qualifies to fight for the Baltic title escapes me. Easy win for Wawrzyk ,23, as he floors Dolgovs in fifth and wins every round. Routine unanimous points win for Bienias. Wigan, England: Light John Murray (30-0) W TKO 9 Andrei Kudryavtsev (34-8). Heavy: Albert Sosnowski (46-3-1) W TKO 1 Paul Butlin (12-12). Super Bantam: Joe Murray (8-0) W TKO 2 Dick Szebeledi (7-13). Light Middle: Prince Arron (20-3-1) W TKO 6 Mihali Kotai (36-5-1). Super Feather: Paul Truscott (15-2) W PTS 6 Zsolt Nagy (15-8). Impressive display from Murray as he retains European title with stoppage of tough Ukrainian. Battle of attrition sees Murray the stronger and fitter slowly wear down Kudryavtsev who just could not match Murray for stamina or work rate. Ukrainian hurt and under pressure when the referee stops the fight. Poor matching sees former undefeated European champion and world title challenger Sosnowski halt Butlin in just 132 seconds. First fight for Pole since stoppage loss to Vitali Klitschko for WBC title in May. Difficult to know how the BBB of C approved this obvious mismatch as Butlin had lost his last six fights. Brother Joe Murray impressive as he finishes poor Szebeledi with a right in second. Another impressive show from Aaron as he crushes experienced Hungarian with two rights. Rebuilding continues for former Commonwealth champion Truscott who uses fast jab to win against another tough Hungarian. Bury England: Super Bantam: Scott Quigg (20-0) W KO 3 Santiago Allione(16-7-1). Strange ending. Argentinian Allione giving Quigg a good argument and had him hurt with good body punch in third. Quigg put pressure on in second but Allione still in the fight when a right puts him down for the count in third. Replays show punch only really looking like a light blow but Argentinian had to go to the scales three times to make weight so may have been weakened. Quigg wins vacant WBA Inter-Continental title. Parana, Argentina: Light Middle: Alejandro Falliga (18-7-4,1ND) W KO 3 Ulises David Lopez (26-3). Upset win for “El Flaco” as he floors favoured Lopez with a right uppercut at the end of the third and Lopez takes the count on one knee without looking too hurt. Falliga, a loser to Andy Lee in 2008 and to Tony Mundine Jr in October 2009, had failed to win any of his last four fights, but now holds the interim WBO Latino title. Mississauga, Canada: Logan McGuinness (12-0-1) W TKO 2 Buzz Grant (9-4). McGuinness, 23, wins vacant NABA title with early stoppage as Grant retires with hand injury at the end of the second round. Eben Ayivore (0-6). Light Welter: Prince Doku Jr (7-2) W KO 1 Nii Aryee Hayford (0-1). Heavy: John Napari (12-0) W KO 2 Ray Acquaye (4-10). Middle: Thomas Awinbono (10-4-1) W KO 1 Peter Trycky Commey (0-5). Light: Bilal Mohammed (15-4,1ND) W TKO 4 Dan Quartey (0-4). “ Bukom Snake“ Jabir wins vacant West African title with easy win over novice. Jabir lost to Craig Docherty for Commonwealth super feather title in 2003. “Too Hot ” Doku Jr wins mismatch. Napari,30, flattens Acqauye in another poor match. Most of Napari’s opponents have had no previous professional experience. Awinbono, a loser to Bradley Pryce for the Commonwealth title in 2007 is fed a soft one. “The Punch” Mohammed in yet another mismatch. Actually the nickname is misleading as a two round blow out of Mohammed by South African Jason Bedeman shows he does not take a punch. Tsukuba, Japan: Straw: Mike Landero (14-4-4) W TKO 8 Yasutaka Kuroki (24-5-1). Kuroki blows return shot at WBC title as he is unable to handle the strength of Filipino Landero. Floored twice in eighth southpaw Kuroki saved by referee from further punishment. Big win for Landero, 23, as he retains OPBF title and scores eighth win in a row. Kuroki ran Olyedong close in a challenge for the WBC title and had been in line for a second shot. Atlantic City, USA: Super Bantam: Teon Kennedy (16-0-1) W TKO 10 Alex Becerra (20-9). Super Middle: Dennis Hasson (11-0) W PTS 8 Tommie Speller (5-5). Another impressive display by Kennedy as he hands out a one-sided beating to experienced Becerra. With the Mexican marching forward onto Kennedy’s counters the young Philadelphian has Becerra hurt in second and fifth. After continuous punishment in the ninth and tenth, Becerra retires at the end of the round. Kennedy, a Russell Peltz prospect, wins vacant NABA title. Becerra has now lost five of his last six, but all tough opposition. Hasson marches on. Has to overcome the handicap of a cut eye from the first round but is always in command with his better boxing and wins on scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73. Reno, USA: Middle: Kassim Ouma (27-7-1,1ND) W TKO 6 Joey Gilbert (20-3,1ND). Much needed win for “The Dream” who had lost five of his last six. The former IBF light middle champ from Uganda, 31, wanted to work on the inside and had some early success, but Gilbert was scoring with some hard right. Ouma was cut in the second but Gilbert was taking his share of punishment. Gilbert flared briefly in the fifth when a right made Ouma touched down for a count, but in the sixth a blistering attack by Ouma had Gilbert hurt. After taking two counts Gilbert, 34, complained that he was having blurred vision and the referee stopped the fight. Tijuana, Mexico: Light Fly: Ramon Garcia Herales (14-1-1) W PTS 12 Manuel Vargas (28-6-1). Light: Humberto Gutierrez (28-2-1) W PTS 10 Rene Gonzalez (27-3-1). Bantam: David Gaspar (15-2-1) W TKO 5 Jesus Ceja (13-8-1). Classic boxer vs. puncher battle as Garcia wants to fight on the outside and Vargas wants to go toe-to-toe. Garcia seemed to have the better of the first four rounds and Vargas suffered a bad cut in the fourth. “Chango” took over for the next four as he managed to close the distance on the champion. Garcia was cut in the tenth and they fought it out over the last two rounds with Garcia just getting a wafer thin decision that could have gone either way. In fact Vargas first declared the winner, but then the error was recognised and Garcia declared the winner on scores of 115-113 twice and 114-114. Southpaw Garcia, 28, the brother of former IBF straw champ Raul, retains interim WBO title and is unbeaten in his last eleven. Vargas, 29, a former WBA interim straw champ looked unlucky not to get a draw. Good win for former WBC interim super feather champion Gutierrez as he outboxes the slow but dangerous Nicaraguan “Super Chorizo”. Gutierrez, 21, and a southpaw used superior skill to dictate the fight and was a wide unanimous points winner on scores of 99-91 and 98-92 twice. Gutierrez lost the WBC interim title to Vitali Tajbert in November. Two losses in a row for Gonzalez, 25, following a defeat in May against Urbano Antillan. American Gaspar, 22, dominates Ceja before flooring him for the count with a right in the fifth for his ninth by KO/TKO. Mexico City, Mexico: Super Fly: Johnny Garcia (9-2-1) W DIS 6 Jesus Ruiz (23-3-2). Super Feather: Dante Jardon (14-1) W DIS 2 Jose Palma (11-3-2). Welter: Antonio Pitalua (50-4) W TKO 3 Antonio Fitch (14-3).Upset as Garcia retains WBC Fecarbox title as Ruiz, 20, is thrown out for a rabbit punch. “Mad” Jardon makes successful third defence of his WBC Youth title as Palma is thrown out after a butt opens huge cut on Jardon's forehead. Too easy for veteran Pitalua as Colombian stops Fitch who has right eye completely closed. Iligan City, Philippines: Straw: Denver Cuello (22-4-5) W TKO 9 Muhammad Rachman (62-9-5). Cuello stakes big claim for a title fight as halts Indonesian former IBF champion. Only one loss in his last 18 fights for Cuello, and that was a disqualification. Of his draws four have been of the technical kind. Now four losses in his last five fights for “Rock Breaker” who lost his IBF title to Filipino Florante Condes in 2007. Salinas, Puerto Rico: Heavy: Victor Bisbal (18-1) W KO 1 Brock Stodden (18-17-1). Super Feather: Marcos Jimenez (17-2) W KO 3 Robert DaLuz (13-31-3). Light Juan Gonzalez (10-0) W TKO 1 Daniel Lorenzana (4-6-1). Light: Abner Cotto (9-0) W PTS 8 Enrique Quinones (4-10-1).Too easy for former amateur standout Bisbal as he floors poor Stodden three times. One big right from Dominican Jimenez finishes overmatched DaLuz as Jimenez celebrates his comeback after a year out. Gonzalez puts away Lorenzana with a powerful hook. “Pin” Cotto dominates all the way until shaken by a right in the eighth, but wins wide unanimous verdict South Africa, Durban: Middle: Khaphathe Mpambanyeni (7-2) W TKO 4 Mthokozisi Malinga (8-4-1). Power of Mpambanyeni too much for more experienced Malinga who is down twice in both first and second rounds. Taking punishment and not fight back in fourth when referee saves him and Mpambanyeni wins vacant South African title. Tunica, USA: Heavy: Deontay Wilder (12-0) W KO 1 Shannon Caudle (9-0-1). Feather: Gary Russell Jr (12-0) W KO 1 Willie Villaneuva (9-3-1).Olympians Wilder and Russell continued their series of blow-outs of third rate opposition and can have learned nothing from these excuses for fights. The 6'7” Wilder has won ten of his twelve fights in the first round and would benifit more from a six round sparring session that he did in his 64 second blow out of poor Caudle. Russell knocked out Villaneuva with a southpaw jab and has won tven of his fights by KO/TKO, but deserves better opposition. Grand Prairie, USA:Charles Hatley (14-0) W PTS 8 Emanuel Augustus (38-33-6 ). Tough learning fight for Hatley, almost too tough. Initially he is just too sharp for 35-year-old Burton-Augustus but gets too cocky and is floored and badly hurt in second. He bounced back in the third flooring the veteran twice and coming close to a stoppage. The effort seemed to have drained him and Augustus came back into the fight only for former top amateur Hatley, 24, to take the last two rounds and the unanimous verdict. Scores 78-75, 76-73 and 75-74.

September 26

East London, South Africa: Fly: Xola Sifama (9-2-1) W KO 11 Wele Yokose. Sifama too experienced for novice Yokose. Outboxes aggressive challenger all the way before flooring and then kayoing him in tenth to retain South African title.