Santa Ynez, USA: Light Welter: Tim Coleman (18-1-1) W KO 3 Patrick Lopez (20-3). Light: Archie Ray Marquez (11-0) W TKO 3 Juan Santiago (13-5-1). Good match-up on paper, but power punching from “Pit Bull” Coleman, 26, ends it early. Coleman had the classy Venezuelan down for a short count in the second, and a big right uppercut ended it in the third. Southpaw Lopez, 32, beat the count, but staggered and fell to the canvas again and it was stopped. First fight for Coleman since beating Mike Arnaoutis in December, not a noted puncher. He wins USBA title. Former double-Olympian Lopez had won five in a row going in including a victory over unbeaten prospect Pernice Brewer. A point deduction for a low blow early in the second round seemed to galvanise 22-year-old Marquez. A sustained attack had Santiago, 25, down at the end of the round and Marquez jumped on him at the start of the third and forced the stoppage. Tokyo, Japan: Super Bantam: Ryol Li Lee (17-1-1) W PTS 12 Poonsawat (41-2). Super Feather: Takashi Miura (20-1-2) W TKO 9 Takashi Inagaki (12-9-1). Japanese-born Korean Lee springs big surprise as he wins WBA secondary title from Thai veteran Poonsawat. The Japanese feather champ moved down a division and was given little chance. The Thai champ did all of the pressing and threw more punches, but Lee, 28, boxing on the retreat, was the one that was landing with sharp counters. Poonsawat, 29, a former WBA interim champ at bantamweight, who was cut over the left eye in the fifth and the right eye in the eighth, just never managed to pin down his clever challenger. Scores 118-110, 115-113, and 115-114. Now eleven wins in a row for Lee whose only loss was a technical decision back in 2007. Poonsawat, making his third defence, had won the secondary title by beating Bernard Dunne in 2009 and his only previous loss was a challenge for the WBA bantam title against Wladimir Sidorenko in Germany in 2006. Japanese champion Miura, 26, punched too hard for moderate challenger Inagaki, 24, and scored knockdowns in second, third and ninth rounds. Fifth defence for southpaw Miura who has 16 wins by KO/TKO. Corrientes, Argentina: Light: Jorge Barrios (50-4-1, 1 ND) W PTS 10 Wilson Alcorro (28-13-3). Feather: Sergio Medina (35-3) W TKO 4 Genaro Gonzalo Demarco (7-9-2): Welter: Hector Saldivia (35-2) W TKO 3 Jailton De Jesus Souza (12-2). A rusty Barrios applies a one-sided beating to game but outclassed 36-year-old Colombian. Barrios, 34, does his best to end it early but “La Hiena” not impressive and has to settle for a wide points verdict on scores of 100-90 ½”, 100-92 and 99 ½”-93 ½”. First fight in eleven months for Barrios, who has the shadow of his involvement in a fatal car crash in which a pregnant young girl was killed, hanging over him. Former WBO title challenger “Rocky” Medina floors and halts poor Gonzalez. Easy win for Saldivia as he has Brazilian late sub down and then in trouble in third when the towel is thrown in. “El Tigre” has 28 wins by KO/TKO, but has rebuilding to do after his first round loss to Said Ouali in May. Ghent, Belgium: Light: Jean Pierre Bauwens (17-0-1) DREW 10 Rudy Encarnacion (21-18-3). Heavy: Ismail Abdoul (36-18-2) W PTS 8 Ivica Bacurin (7-1-1). Light Middle: Karlo Tabaghua (16-2) W KO 2 Zoran Cvek (6-12-2). Despite hometown advantage Belgian prospect Bauwens, 22, held to a majority draw by experienced Spanish-based Dominican. Scores 95-95 twice 95-94. “The Black Wolf” Encarnacion,31, halted in eight rounds by Kevin Mitchell in July 2009. Veteran Abdoul gets unanimous points win over previously unbeaten Croatian. Scores 79-73 twice and 78-74. Bacurin had an upset win over German hope Tino Gross so was in with a chance. Easy for Swede Tabaghua who now has twelve wins by KO/TKO. Croat Cvek now lost six of his last seven. Coburg, Australia: Super Middle: Serge Yannick (10-1) W PTS 12 Joseph Kwadjo(20-4). Upset as Yannick wins interim PABA title with unanimous decision over streaking Ghanaian Kwadjo. Scores 119-110, 117-111 and 116-112 for 27-year-old from Cameroon. Kwadjo had won his last 13 including a stoppage of former WBA title challenger Jaime Pittman. Pathum Thani, Thailand: Light: Thai Tor Silachi (18-2) W TKO 4 Amor Tino (12-7-2). Bantam: Pungluang (31-1) W PTS 6 Rungrat Heman (0-1). Silachi, 25 retains WBO Orient title for the fifth time as he halts Filipino Tino. Strong body attack weakens challenger who is finally floored and halted in fourth. Twelve wins by KO/TKO for Silachi who had beaten Tino, 25, on a unanimous verdict in 2007. Tino is winless in five visits to Thailand. World rated Pungluang struggles to outpoint former Muay Thai fighter having his first international style fight. Puerto Colombia, Colombia: Light Welter: Likar Ramos (23-3) W TKO 4 Julio Gomez (3-6). Light: Darley Perez (16-0) W PTS 10 Edinson Garcia (17-11,1ND). Southpaw former WBA interim super-feather champ Ramos,25, moves up two divisions. Almost finishes poor Gomez in third and puts him down with body shots in fourth for stoppage and victory No 17 by KO/TKO. Easy win for “Lightning” Perez. Loses a point for a low blow but wins wide unanimous verdict. Now seven losses in his last eight fights for Garcia. Scores 99-90 twice and 98-92. October 2 Panama City, Panama: Cruiser: Guillermo Jones (37-3-2) W TKO 11 Valery Brudov (38-3). Fly: Luis Concepcion (22-1) W TKO 1 Denkaosan (50-3-1). Heavy: Hasim Rahman (49-7-2,1ND) W KO 1 Marcus McGee (22-18,1ND). Super Bantam: Alexis Munoz (35-3) W PTS 8 Leo Arrocha (10-14-2). Cruiser: Francisco Palacios (20-0) W KO 2 Donnell Wiggins (24-13-4).Middle: Nilson Tapia (14-2-1,1ND ) W PTS 10 Jorge Heiland (16-2).Feather: Irving Berry (18-1-2) W PTS 10 Feider Viloria (23-7-1,1ND). Heavy: Timur Ibragimov (30-2-1) W PTS 10 Luis Pineda (21-9-1). Light: Ameth Diaz (28-10,1ND ) W PTS 10 Javier Castro (24-3). Welter: Brad Solomon (14-0) W TKO 5 Pablo Vasquez (19-2). In his first defence of his WBA title, and his first fight since winning the title in September 2008 by beating First Arlan, Jones uses height and reach advantages to dominate fight against Russian Brudov, inactive since June 2009, and halts him in eleven due to bad cuts over both eyes. First four rounds fairly even, but then Jones stepped-up his punch rate and Russian had no answer. Jones well in front when referee rules out Brudov. The 6’4” 38-year-old Panamanian actually turned pro as a welterweight and drew and lost with Laurent Boudouani in challenges for the WBA light middle title in 1998. He also drew with Johnny Nelson for the WBO cruiser title in 2002. Brudov, 33, lost his WBA interim title to Arslan in 2007, and was also unsuccessful in a fight with Virgil Hill for this title in 2006.Amazing quick stoppage of former WBA champion Denkaosan. “El Nica”, 24, retains WBA interim title for third time as he floors Thai three times for finish in just 64 seconds, and extends his winning run to 19 . Denkaosan, 34, only other stoppage loss was back in 2002 when he lost to Eric Morel for WBA fly title. Former WBC and IBF champ Rahman, 37, wins pointless mismatch as he disposes of “Migraine” McGee, 39, in first round. Now 39 by KO/TKO by “The Rock”. McGee went down twice from innocuous looking punches and was roundly booed by the crowd. Colombian Tapia wins vacant WBA Fedlatin title with wide unanimous verdict over Argentinian Heiland. Tapia uses his height, reach and better technique to out box Argentinian. Heiland badly cut by right in fifth loses on scores of 98-91, 98-92 and 97-92. This a WBA eliminator so now “The Hammer” Tapia hoping for shot at Felix Sturm. Heiland, who gave Sebastian Zbik a close match for the WBC interim title in July, never really got into the fight. “Lightning” Berry has too much class for Colombian. Wins in a breeze despite a few low blows from Viloria along the way. Scores 99-91 twice and100-90. Berry now unbeaten in his last 16 since losing to Nehomar Cermeno in 2005, retains WBA International title. Viloria kayoed by Roman Martinez in nine rounds in WBO super feather challenge in September 2009. “Explosivo” Munoz,31, comes out of retirement but is far from his old self. Former double WBA super fly champ shows rust, he comes close to ending it in the last round, but only just edges out Panamanian “Jaws” Arrocha, 33, on a majority decision. Scores 77-75 twice and 76-76. Munoz won his first 22 fights by KO/TKO, which is where the “Explosivo” comes from. He is now looking for a shot at WBA champion Anselmo Moreno. Arrocha has lost seven of his last eight . Another rubbish match as Puerto Rican Palacios, 33, blows away soft-chinned Wiggins. A knock-down in the first and two more in the second enough. That’s twelve by KO/TKO for “The Wizard”, but Wiggins has failed to win any of his last nine and has not won a fight since 2005. Uzbek Ibragimov, 35, wins wide unanimous verdict over localite Pineda. No highlights but a tough scrap. Scores 98-91, 98-92 and 97-92. Losses to Calvin Brock and Tony Thompson in 2006/7 were big setbacks for tall Uzbek, but he now has eight wins in a row. Pineda, 36, lost to Wayne Braithwaite in a challenge fore the WBC cruiser title in 2003, but is without a win in his last five. Panamanian Diaz bounces back from loss to Korean Jihoon Kim with a unanimous verdict over world rated Mexican Castro. “Chloroform” Diaz took the early rounds, but then faded under the continuous pressure of the fighter from Juarez. Diaz got back into over the late rounds but the scores of 98-93, 97-94 and 97-93 for the local fighter did not reflect how close this was. Diaz wins WBA International title. Once again Solomon looks the goods as he floors puncher Vasquez twice and stops him in fifth. The tall 27-year-old from Lafayette retains WBA International title. Keep an eye on Solomon. Letterkenny, Ireland: Light Welter: Paul McCloskey (22-0) W TKO 7 Barry Morrison (18-5). Light: Andy Murray (22-0) W PTS 10 John Nolasco (18-5-4). Light Heavy: Luis Garcia (10-0) W TKO 6 Jorge Olivera (20-2). Super Bantam: Alexei Acosta (13-0) W TKO 4 Cris Faccio(20-6). Feather: Pat Hyland (20-0) W PTS 6 Yordan Vasilev (7-18-2). Impressive display by McCloskey, 31, as he out boxes aggressive Scot and scores two knock-downs on the way to retaining European title for second time. McCloskey southpaw jab and accurate counters put him in front. Morrison, 34, tries to take Irishman out of his stride but dropped on his knees by right in Fifth. Morrison, former British champion, roars back in sixth, but again McCloskey accurate punches taking their toll. Sustained attack by McCloskey in seventh puts Morrison down and fight stopped. EU champ Murray continues his winning ways. Dominican Nolasco, 35 uses his experience to blunt the attacks of Murray, but is hurt by body punches and Murray never lets him into the fight, and the referee’s score of 100-91 indicates his dominance. Too easy for Cuban Garcia against Uruguayan with deceptive record. Garcia looks lethargic at times but catches up with Olivera and halts him in sixth. Now seven by KO/TKO for 22-year-old Cuban. Speed and power of Cuban “Hurricane” Acosta, too much for former WBC title challenger Faccio who is taking punishment when fight stopped in fourth. All 13 of Acosta's wins by KO/TKO. Hyland floors Bulgarian in second and wins easily with referee’s score of 59-54. Bolton, England: Super Feather: Steve Foster (28-2-1) W TKO 3 Leva Kirakosyan (33-6) . Super Feather: Tony Crolla (19-2) W TKO 7 Andy Morris (19-4). Bantam: Craig Lyon (12-0) W TKO 5 Ros Burkinshaw (9-3-2). Foster wins European title as he takes the fight to experienced Russian. Foster opens a cut on the champion nose in the first with left hook. Kirakosyan , 36,seemed to be getting back into the fight at start of third, but another left hook ends the fight. Foster, 30, had lost to Derry Matthews for the WBU feather title in 2006 and a close decision to Alex Arthur for the interim WBO super feather title in 2007. He was very much an outsider against the hard-punching Russian who had beaten British fighters Scott Lawton and Carl Johanneson (twice), so this was a big win for Foster who justified Frank Warren’s confidence in making this match for him. “Million Dollar” Crolla uses relentless body attack to wear down former British feather champ Morris. Although Morris scoring well in bursts, finally more body shots followed by volley of head punches bring finish. Crolla, 27, wins vacant English title. Lyon floors Burkinshaw within first minute of the fight and is on top all the way. Former double ABA champion continues to score heavily and Burkinshaw’s corner pull him out at the end of the fifth. Lyon wins vacant English title, but needed two tries to make the weight. Hammond, USA: Middle: Andy Lee (24-1) W TKO 4 Troy Lowry (27-11). Middle: Henry Coyle (12-2) W PTS 6 Mustafa Johnson (8-8-1). Poor match on paper and even worse in fact. London-born, Irish southpaw Lee, 26, floors 40-year-old Lowry five times before fight stopped at the end of the fourth round. Eight wins in a row since upset loss to Bryan Vera in 2008 for Lee and now 18 by KO/TKO, but this was rubbish. Irishman Coyle, 29, wins unanimous verdict over Johnson. Coyle was stopped in three rounds by Neil Sinclair for the vacant Irish title in May 2009. Guadalajara, Mexico: Super Fly: Juan Jose Montes (19-1) W TEC DEC 6 Sylvester Lopez (14-3-1). Light Welter: David Sandoval (17-1) W TKO 1 Jonathan Coronado (11-2-1). “Goofy” Montes, floors Lopez in first, but is cut badly over his right eye by a clash of heads in the second. “Goofy”, 21, has to pull out in the fifth as cut worsens. Goes to the scorecards and WBC Youth champ wins on scores of 48-45 over 22-year-old Filipino Lopez. This a WBC eliminator. Both had beaten former world title holders in their previous fights, Montes beating Thai Wandee and Lopez beating Mexican Roberto Leyva. Sandoval keeps his record of all of his winning fights coming by KO/TKO and registers his eighth first round win as he collects WBC USNBC title. Mashantucket, USA: Light Heavy: Joe Spina (26-1-2) W TKO 3 Antwun Echols (32-15-4 ). “KO Kid” Spina 33, makes it 18 by KO/TKO as he floors late sub Echols at the end of the second and follow-up attack rounded out by a left hook at start of third brings referees intervention. Seven wins and a draw since loss to Peter Manfredo Jr in October 2006. Echols, 38, just a shadow now with just one win in his last 14, reportedly ran out on a fight in Hammond on the same night to take this more lucrative match. Mexico: Fly: Juan Kantun (17-1-2) W TKO 5 Eddy Zuniga (7-4-1). Light Middle: Jose Pinzon (18-1-1) W TKO 8 Jaime Barboza (16-4).Local idol Kantun has nothing to beat in poor Costa Rican, but struggles to bring it to an end. Now 13 by KO/TKO for Kantun whose only loss was against world rated Wilbert Uicab in 2008. Local fighter Pinzon gains revenge for his only defeat as he floors Costa Rican twice in the eighth and lifts WBC Youth title. First time Barboza has failed to last the distance. Verona, USA: Middle: Sam Miller (21-4) W TKO 7 Isaac Rodrigues (17-1). Minor upset as Colombian-born Miller,31, makes his harder punching tell against Brazilian-born Rodrigues. Now 18 by KO/TKO for lanky Miller who floored and then halted Rodrigues ,25, in the seventh to win vacant WBC USNBC title. Miller coming off creditable loss to Marco Antonio Rubio in June. Rodrigues beat Bryan Vera in February. Paranaque City, Philippines: Welter: Dennis Laurente (35-3-5) W TKO 1 Kompayak Sithsaithong (0-1). Southpaw Laurente, 33, makes short work of unknown Thai as he scores three knock-downs for automatic stoppage. Twelve wins in a row for experienced Filipino including victories over Steve Quinonez, Martin Cordova and Ben Tackie. Cacak, Serbia: Super Middle: Nikola Sjekloca (18-0) W PTS 8 Gordan Glisic (6-9-2). Heavy: Jovo Pudar (23-3) W TKO 6 Sanid Imamovic (0-5). Light punching Montenegrin Sjekloca 32, continues unbeaten with wide points verdict over Croatian loser. Pudar,39, returns after six years with a win. Bosnian Pudar, who campaigned in the USA, beat Derek Bryant and lost on points to Samuel Peter before retiring. He now hopes to get down to cruiserweight. Puerto Penasco, Mexico:Feather : Chris Perez (18-0 ) W PTS 12 Gil Bolanos (11-16-1 ). Super Fly: Juan Fsco. Estrada (16-0) W TKO 2 Manuel Armendariz. Favourite Perez run close by useful Bolanos and just collects interim WBC Fecarbox on split verdict. Bolanos had gone the distance with Juan Manuel Lopez and beaten Leonilo Miranda, but had lost two matches in a row going in. Estrada makes it 14 by KO/TKO as he scores knockdown of late sub Armendariz in first and stops him in second. Additional Commonwealth Results:
Nairobi, Kenya: Light: Gabor Veto (20-0) W KO1 Rajabu Maoja ( 16-8-3). Cruiser: Agron Dzila (4-0) W TEC DEC 4 Mustapha Noor (0-17-3). These fights supposed to be for vacant East & Central African titles even though two winners are European. Dzila cut and well in front when fight stopped. Light : Peter Oluoch (10-2-2) W TKO 4 David Maina (1-2). Light Heavy: Hamza Wandera (11-1-2) W PTS 4 Jackson Owiro (0-1). Verona, USA:Light : Ikem Orji (7-3) W TKO 8 Brian Miller (8-1-4). Derby, England :Welter Kevin McCauley (7-19-3) W PTS 10 Dave Ryan (9-3). Middle : Matt Hainey (7-2) W PTS 10 Tony Randall (11-23-2). Both fights Midland Area title fights.
Lemoore, USA: Welter: Mike Dallas (16-0-1) W TKO 2 Lenin Arroyo (20-14-1,1ND). Super Middle: Shawn Estrada (9-0) W TKO 1 Nat Bedwell (3-5). “The Silent Assassin” marches on as Dallas floors Costa Rican three times in second round. Only six wins by KO/TKO for Dallas but four of those in his last six fights. Arroyo, 30, always in tough. He has lost his last seven, but the combined records of his last six opponents has been 100 fights with only one loss between them. That’s tough. Prospect Estrada, 25, wastes another evening. All over in 28 seconds. Not quite as bad as it seems as poor Bedwell had a dodgy knee which collapsed on him, but it would probably ended early anyway even if he had three good knees. Ekaterinburg, Russia:Light Welter: Fariz Kazimov (12-1-1) W PTS 6 Yyacheslav Yakovenko (7-13-1). Russian Kazimov, 23, and unbeaten in his last eleven, floors tough chinned Yakovenko in the first round but can’t put him away, and has to settle for wide points victory. Kazimov won a split verdict over DeMarcus Corley in his last fight in November. Loser Corley therefore gets an unsuccessful shot at the WBA interim title against Marcos Maidana and Kazimov gets a six round bout in Ekaterinburg. That’s boxing.
Philadelphia, USA: Welter: Danny Garcia (19-0) W KO 4 Mike Arnaoutis (22-7-2). Light: Arash Usmanee (9-0) W PTS 8 Tony Flores (9-2-1). “Swift” Garcia, 22, adds another useful scalp with a kayo of Arnaoutis. Garcia takes a while to sort out Arnaoutis' southpaw style but then floors 31-year-old Greek at the end of the third and bell saves Arnaoutis. Heavy combination puts Arnaoutis down again in the fourth. Beats the count, but his corner want fight stopped and referee obliges. Now 13 by KO/TKO for Garcia who only who edged out Ashley Theophane on a split decision in February. Arnaoutis lost a split verdict to Ric Torres for the WBO light welter title in 2006, but has now lost five of his last six. Former Canadian amateur champ Usmanee, 28, a late substitute, gives away height and reach, but wins wide unanimous verdict over Flores. Almost finishes hometown fighter with two knockdowns in first. Flores gets back into the fight, but heavier right hand punching of Usmanee gives him the edge and flash knockdown in fourth gives the Canadian a wide points win. Scores 79-70 twice and 78-71. Usmanee was Canadian champ 2005/6/7 and competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He also won a gold medal at the 2005 Multi-Nations in Liverpool, but lost to Akash Bahatia in an international in 2005. Srisaket, Thailand: Fly: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (77-3-1) W PTS 12 Suriyan Por Chokchai (14-5-1). Near think for super veteran Pongsaklek as he retains WBC title with very close decision over novice Suriyan. First defence for Pongsaklek since regaining title from Koki Kameda in March. Suriyan, 21, not even in WBC top 40 when fight set, had won his last six in a very modest record. Despite this the inexperienced challenger fought a clever counter-punching fight over the first nine rounds. The fight turned on a clash of heads in the tenth which left Pongsaklek with a cut and under the stupid WBC rules an automatic point deduction on the challenger. Pongsaklek finished strongly but only regained on the narrowest of margins, and without the point deduction it would have been a draw. Scores 115-112, 115-114 and 114-113.The 33-year-old southpaw was taking part in his 22nd WBC title fight. Chumphon, Thailand: Light Fly: Nethra Sasiprapa (23-1) W KO 4 Ricky Manufoe. Light Fly: Paipharob (10-0) W TKO 1 Jiang Tao (2-7-1). Mismatch as world rated Thai is on top in every round before putting away poor Indonesian with a body punch in fourth. Nethra, 28, wins interim PABA title. Nethra was kayoed by Juan Carlos Reveco in a fight for the vacant WBA title in 2007. Rubbish fight as Thai Paipharob retains PABA title with quick stoppage over inept Chinese challenger. Newcastle, Australia: Cruiser: Daniel Ammann (20-4-1) W PTS 10 Oscar Siale (12-7). Welter: Tui Leveni (11-2-1) W KO 3 Aswin Cabuy (11-18-1). Man from Wagga Wagga bounces back from loss to Shane Cameron in July with points win over New Zealand southpaw. Light-punching Ammann, 27, uses height and reach advantage to offset Siale's aggression. Ammann has won and lost in two fights with Commonwealth champion Dominic Vea. Siale who gave Vea a tough fight for the vacant Commonwealth title has lost four in a row, but gave Ammann some uncomfortable moments. Now seven by KO/TKO for “The Titan” Leveni who levels Indonesian southpaw Cabuy with crushing body punch. Les-Pennes-Mirabeau, France: Light Heavy: Nadjib Mohammedi (23-1) W TKO 3 Djamel Selini (22-10-1). Hometown fighter Mohammedi, 25, retains EU title with early stoppage of experienced Belgian. Fourth win for Mohammedi since shock first round stoppage loss to Thierry Karl in French tournament in September. Selini,33, who failed to make the weight, so could not win the title, was also in same French tournament last year, and was also stopped inside a round by Karl. Stoppage came when Selini claimed he could not continue due to an injury to his arm. Beausoleil, France: Light Welter: Abdoulaye Soukouna (11-9-5) W PTS 10 Chris Sebire (21-5). Mild upset as 30-year-old Parisian Soukouna wins French title at third attempt with majority decision over champion Sebire. Scores 97-95, 96-94 and 95-95. Soukouna had lost to Sebire for the title on a split verdict in March. The hard-chinned new champion lost to Lee McAllister in March 2009 and to Gavin Rees in April this year. Sebire, 25, making his third defence, was hampered by a bad cut from the eighth. He lost to Peter McDonagh in April and was beaten here by Mike Grant in February 2009. Frattamaggiore, Italy: Welter: Salvatore Carroza (9-1-1,1ND) TEC DRAW 10 Vincenzo Finzi (22-13-4). Ninth time unlucky for Finzi who has been unsuccessful in six shots at the Italian title and this was his third shot at winning the IBF Mediterranean title. Finzi cut and fight goes to cards. Point deduction suffered by Carroza in seventh cost him decision. Scores 94-92, 92-94 and 93-93. San Nicolas, Argentina;Cruiser: Rogelio Rossi (15-2-1) W PTS 12 Mariano Diaz (11-7-1). Tall southpaw Rossi goes 2-1-1 up in four bout series with Diaz. Fighting in front of his home town fans the 28-year-old retained the South American title with a comfortable unanimous verdict. Diaz positively passive and even switching to southpaw does nothing for him, as Rossi the only one doing any fighting. Scores 119-111, 119-113, 119-113 ½.
Mexico City, Mexico: Super Fly: Hugo Cazares (33-6-2) W TKO 9 Alberto Rossel (24-8,1ND). Easy defence for “El Incredible”, as Cazares, 32, floors Peruvian in fourth and is always in control. Body shot makes Rossel turn away in eighth. Peruvian gives it a go throwing wild punches in the ninth, but leaving himself wide open and three punch combination puts him down and the referee stops it. Cazares retains WBA for the second time, but Rossel had nothing on his record to show why he deserved a title shot. A promoters pick, as they often are. Tepic, Mexico: Light Middle: Rigoberto Alvarez (26-2) W PTS 12 Nobuhiro Ishida (22-6-2). Feather: Victor Terrazas (27-2-1) W TKO 6 Junta Sekimoto (11-9-1). Fly: Jesus Jimenez (31-6) W DIS 6 Jun Ueno (9-5). Controversial win for southpaw Alvarez. He pressures taller Ishida, 35, but height and reach advantages allow Ishida to box on the outside. Alvarez, 32, scores knockdown in seventh but is cut on right eyebrow in fifth and on his left eyelid in last. Ishida showboating may have cost him fight but 115-112, 114-113 and 113-114 decision for Alvarez loudly booed by large section of crowd. Anther bit of WBA shenanigans as this for vacant light middleweight title after they made Miguel Cotto into a super champion. Alvarez, the elder brother of unbeaten welter Saul Alvarez, had lost to Marco Antonio Rubio at middleweight in January and only had two fights against novices since then, so no credentials, but this is the WBA. Rendall Munroe victim Terrazas, 27, wins vacant WBA International title with stoppage of modest Japanese southpaw Sekimoto. Sekimoto without a win in his last seven fights so an obvious choice to challenge for a WBA International title. Southpaw Jimenez makes it a hat trick for Mexico as he also wins the WBA International title against a Japanese fighter picked to lose. Ueno thrown out for wild butt that caused two cuts on the face of Jimenez. Now three wins in a row for “Destroyer” Jimenez as he tries to rebuild after shock one round blow-out by Filipino Dapudong for WBC Silver belt in June, the only loss in his last 19 for Mexican. Joondalup, Australia: Light Middle: Frank LoPorto (13-4-2) W PTS 12 Dan Dawson (34-3). Big win for LoPorto, 32, as he makes the fight and outworks former WBO title challenger Dawson to win vacant PABA title on scores of 116-112 twice and 117-111. LoPorto had been inactive since being floored twice and outpointed by New Zealand novice Steve Heremaia, so he need the win badly. Dawson, also 32, was gifted an unmerited challenge to Sergei Dzinziruk for the WBO title in May and stopped in ten rounds. Aulnay-sous-Bois, France: Super Middle: Medhi Bouadla (20-3) W KO 4 Sergei Melis (16-3). Bouadla, 28, please home fans as he kayos Estonian Melis. Bouadla forces Melis to take a standing count in second. Body shot puts Melis down in fourth. He gets up but goes down again without being hit. Impressive win for Bouadla as he retains WBO International title. Melis was a good amateur and has only been beaten by good quality pros. Monterrey, Mexico: Super Bantam: Francisco Arce (31-6-3) W KO 4 Isidro Garcia (25-8-2). Light: Sergio Torres (15-1-1) DREW 8 Ernesto Morales (18-7-2). Super Feather: Jorge Lacierva (37-7-6) W TKO 1 Edgar Riovalle (27-12-1). Brother Jorge may have made all of the headlines, but Panchito.29, is a dangerous guy on his night. This was his night as took the fight to former WBO flyweight champ Garcia and ended it with a left hook to the body in the fourth to win the vacant NABF title. Arce, who kayoed Garcia in six back in December, lost a split verdict to Cris Mijares for this title in April. He now has 22 wins by KO/TKO. For “Chino” Garcia, 34, this was his fourth loss in a row Reality check for puncher Torres as held to a majority draw by 39-year-old Morales. Former double world title challenger Lacierva makes it five wins in a row as he finishes Riovalle in 46 seconds. San Martin, Argentina: Light: Jonathan Barros (30-1-1) W KO 1 Gustavo Bermudez (10-5). To the loser go the spoils. Argentinian “Yoni” Barros, 26, finishes poor Bermudez with a body shot at the end of the first round. Having lost by eight points on two cards against Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA secondary title in March, Barros obviously qualifies now to fight for the vacant WBA interim secondary title with Panamanian Irving Berry. Bermudez is nicknamed “El Terrible” and I guess he lived up to his nickname. Hamburg, Germany : Super Middle: Tomas Ulrich (32-5) W KO 3 Gyula Gaspar (12-9-1). Super Middle: Chris Pawlak (16-3) W TKO 2 Zdenek Siroky (0-11). First fight since “retirement” in March 2009 for 35-year-old Ulrich. Former EBU champ who has had shots at the WBC and WBO light heavy titles has no trouble with soft-chinned Hungarian Gaspar, 39. German Pawlak ends mismatch in second as Czech loses inside the distance for the ninth time in eleven fights. Rubbish! Sofia, Bulgaria: Light Heavy: Ismayl Syllakh (13-0) W TKO 5 Jevgenijs Andrejevs (6-34,1ND ). Californian-based Ukrainian prospect Syllakh,25, only in Bulgaria for the exposure and the payday against Latvian southpaw loser Andrejevs and makes it twelve by KO/TKO. A big drop down after beating Daniel Judah in his last fight. Andrejevs now lost eight of his last nine. Huddersfield, England:Light Welter: Tyrone Nurse (14-0) W PTS 10 Ibrar Riyaz (4-12-1). Slick boxing of Huddersfield native Nurse, 20, sees him handle Albanian-born Riyaz with ease and run away with decision to take British Masters title. Referee scores it 100-91.
Zamboanga City, Philippines: Super Bantam: Gerry Penalosa (55-8-2) W TKO 4 Yodsaenkeng Kietmangmee (12-3). Light: Jimrex Jaca (32-6-3) W TKO 6 Jongyoon Choi. Feather: Mike Farenas (29-3-3, 1ND) W KO 1 Sangpetch. End of a great career as “Fearless” Gerry, now 38, too good for obscure Thai. Penalosa, a pro since 1989, won the WBC super fly title in 1997 and ten years later in a massive upset beat Jhonny Gonzalez to win the WBO bantamweight title. A pro since 1989 seven of Gerry's losses came in fights for either a world title or an interim version of a world title. He says this was his last fight and part of the proceeds will go to Z Gorres who is recovering after needing brain surgery after winning a fight in November 2009. Southpaw Jaca stops obscure South Korean, who might just be Chinese, but who knows. Jaca was halted by Juan Manuel Marquez in a fight for the interim WBO title in 2006. Farenas puts away another unknown in 91 seconds Now 26 by KO/TKO as southpaw works back from upset loss to Marlon Aguilar in May. Osaka, Japan: Light Fly: Kazuto Ioka (6-0) W TKO 10 Masayoshi Segawa (19-3). Prospect Ioka, 21 wins vacant Japanese title with stoppage of southpaw Segawa. Ioka scores knockdown in third and fight stopped when Segawa cut too badly to continue. Ioka was fighting ten round fights from his third bout onwards. London, England:Cruiser : Leon Williams (6-2) W PTS 10 JJ Ojuederie (13-6-1). Welter : Ashley Theophane (28-4-4) W PTS 6 Willie Thompson (6-2-1). Williams wins British Southern Area title with clear verdict over more experienced Ojuederie. Score 99-92. Theophane mars time against novice Thompson and wins on referee’s scorecard 60-55. Only one loss in his last nine for Theophane and that was a split verdict to Danny Garcia.
Osaka, Japan: Bantam: Nobuo Nashiro (14-2-1) W KO 3 Iwan Key (6-7-2). Up at bantam for this one, former double WBA super fly champ Nashiro, 29, has no trouble with crude Indonesian. First fight for Nashiro since losing his title to Hugo Cazeres in May.
Cape Coast, Ghana: Super Feather: Odalai Lamptey W TKO 4 Stephen Quaye. Bantam : Gabriel Odoi Laryea W TKO 1 Kofi Atanga. Light: Sam Amoako W TKO 3 Baba Seidu. Middle : Ernest Amuzu W KO 3 Ed Brew. Super Bantam : Isaac Owusu W TKO 4 Rashid Musu.Super bantam: Asamoah Wilson W TKO 3 Osumalai Adanuta. Super Feather : Ali Alabi W TKO 5 Dan Kwesi. Light Welter : Ebenezer Lantei Lamptey W TKO 2 Nii Aryee Hayford. Super Fly : Ekow Wilson W TKO 1 Joe Morrison. Light Heavy: Ayitey Powers W KO 2 Anyetei Sowah.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania : Middle: Karama Nyilawila (12-7-2) W PTS 6 Stam Kessy (3-1-2). Light : Venance Mpnoji (17-13-3) W PTS 4 Said Zungu (12-8-1).
Geneva, Switzerland:Light Heavy: Sofiane Sebihi (16-2) W PTS 6 Mohamed Belkacem (17-3-1). Belkacem gambles with his EBU rating and loses. Sebihi, 31, builds early lead and holds on to win on score of 58-56 on all three cards.
Montreal, Canada: Super Middle: Lucien Bute (27-0) W KO 9 Jesse Brinkley (35-6). Light Heavy: Adrian Diaconu (27-2) W PTS 10 Omar Sheika (30-10). Welter: Ionut Dan Ion (27-1) W KO 4 Andres Villafane (16-6-4). Super Feather: Benoit Gaudet (23-2) W KO 6 Ceferino Labarda (19-3). Bantam: Sebastien Gauthier (19-2) W PTS 8 David Ler (30-7). Light Welter: Pier Olivier Cote (13-0) W TKO 6 Walter Gomez (23-10-1). Bute easily retains IBF title against limited challenger Brinkley. With height and reach advantage Bute dominates fight. Floors Brinkley with a body shot in fifth and Brinkley only just beats the count, in fact looked to have been counted out, but bell comes to his rescue. Left uppercuts from 30-year-old Romanian put Brinkley, 33, down again in eighth and end the fight in the ninth. Sixth defence of IBF title and 22nd win by KO/TKO. Brinkley had won nine in a row since losing to Robin Reid in 2007.Former WBC champ Diaconu, “The Shark”, has harder than expected time with 33-year-old Sheika. Big right from Sheika in round two catches stocky Diaconu on the way in a puts him down. Shaken again at the end of the round, Diaconu gets back on top in rounds three through seven, but shaken again in a wild eighth. Again Diaconu regains control and finishes strongly to win on scores of 98-91, 98-92 and 97-92. First fight for Diaconu since losing twice to Jean Pascal in WBC title fights. Sheika has had four shots at “world” titles, including a stoppage defeat against Joe Calzaghe for the WBO title in 2004. Easy night for Ion “Jo Jo Dan”. Romanian southpaw, 29, hurting Argentinian with hard combinations and southpaw Villafane bails out after body punch. Ion lost split decision to Selcuk Aydin in WBC eliminator in June. Crushing kayo win for former WBC title challenger Gaudet. His combination punching too much for Argentinian. Gaudet scores knockdown at start of sixth and finishes it with a left hook later in the round. Gaudet gave a good showing against Humberto Soto for WBC title in May 2009. Southpaw Labarda was halted in ten rounds by Steve Molitor in IBF super bantam title fight in 2008. Experienced Argentinian Ler just can’t handle the speed and pressure from Gauthier. Canadian has Ler hurt in third but could not find the finisher. Wide decision in favour of Gauthier, 28, with scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73. Ler had lost a WBC eliminator to Jorge Arce in 2007 and a WBA eliminator to Alex Munoz in 2005. Cote, 26, floors Argentinian at the end of the first. Hurts him again at the end of fifth and scores two knockdowns in sixth to end fight. Kissimmee, USA: Super Bantam: Wilfredo Vazquez Jr (20-0-1) W TKO 11 Ivan Hernandez (28-5-1).Middle: Raul Casarez (16-2,1ND) W PTS 10 Tony Greenidge (14-6-1). Super Middle: Pat Majewski (14-0) W TKO 7 Joe Gomez (17-3-1). Bantam: McJoe Arroyo (6-0) W TKO 1 Israel Rojas (3-3).Second Successful defence of his WBA title for 26-year-old “Papito“. Hernandez starts well, but Vazquez on top from fourth. Hernandez bounces back briefly with good seventh and eighth rounds, but is badly hurt and dazed at end of tenth. Follow-up attack in eleventh has “Choko” helpless and saved by the referee. Now 17 by KO/TKO for Vazquez Junior. Kissimmee almost his home town as this was his fourteenth fight there. Hernandez, 27, former WBO super fly champ, unsuccessful in third try at winning a title at super bantam and had done nothing to deserve title shot since being stopped in three rounds by WBC champ Toshiaki Nishioka in October for WBC title. Casarez wins split decision over Greenidge. Good fight between two ordinary young fighters. Scores 98-92, 96-94 and 94-96. Casarez record deceptive as opposition has been poor. Wins vacant WBO Youth title. Greenidge lost 5 of his last 6. Pole Majewski, 30, takes a while to catch up with useful Gomez, 25, but has him hurt when referee stops it in seventh. McJoe marches on. Easy one as he floors and halts Rojas 130 seconds. Miami, USA: Heavy: Antonio Tarver (28-6) W PTS 10 Nagy Aguilera (16-5). Cruiser: Lateef Kayode (14-0) W TKO 6 Epifiano Mendoza (30-10-1). Welter: Shawn Porter (17-0) W TKO 9 Hector Munoz (18-4-1). Super Middle: Andre Dirrell (20-0) W TKO 3 Daryl Salmon (16-6). Light Middle: Ron Hearns (26-1) W TKO 6 Bob Kliewer (10-12-2).Tarver, use experience to keep Dominican on back foot and to control bout. Scores well in middle rounds and despite injuring an arm early on, easily holds off last round charge by Aguilera. Scores 98-92 by all three judges. Southpaw Tarver, 41, weighing 46lbs up from his losing effort against Chad Dawson in May last year, makes first sortie into heavyweight ranks, but not likely to threaten Klitschko’s. Aguilera made his name with first round win over former WBC champ Oleg Maskaev, but has lost 3 out of 4 since then. Impressive power showing by Nigeria Kayode. He punches too hard for 34-year-old Colombian. Losses a point for low blows but is too strong and Mendoza’s corner pull their man out at the end of the fifth. Kayode, 27, has only been taken the distance. Wins vacant NABF title. Good win for Porter. Handles aggressive Munoz well with superior skill and speed. Munoz’ cut badly around head and eye in clashes and taking a beating in the end. Munoz's corner responds to pleas by promoter Gary Shaw and finally throws in the towel a couple of rounds later than they should have. “Showtime” Porter, 22, a sometime sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, has 13 by KO/TKO. Three losses in a row for game Munoz, 32, but all to good quality opposition. Too easy for Dirrell as he outclasses southpaw Salmon. Hurts Salmon with low blow in first, but breaks him down in second and finishes him with a combination in third. Now 17 by KO/TKO for Andre, elder brother of Anthony, but six losses in a row for Salmon who was no test. Ron Hearns “The Chosen One” had a bit of a shock as he was floored in the first round by Kliewer. After that Hearns, 31, used body attack and big head shots to soften up poor Kliewer. Farcical ending in fifth as Kliewer down six times in the round, three ruled as slips, before the referee calls it off. Five wins in a row for Hearns since loss to Harry Joe Yorgey in March 2009, but Kliewer has now lost eight of his last nine. Monterrey, Mexico: Julio Cesar Miranda (34-5-1) W TKO 2 Mike Arango (31-10-3). Middle: Mike Rosales (30-3) W TKO 4 Octavio Castro (14-6-1). Feather: Robert Marroquin (16-0) W PTS Rafael Cerrillo (4-4).Fast finish as Miranda, 30, retains WBO title in second defence. Even first round then a right from Miranda staggers the Colombian at start of second and bangs away with left hooks until referee stops it. That’s 27 by KO/TKO for Miranda. Arango, 31, who protested the stoppage as he had not been down, qualified by losing to Ramon Garcia inside the distance and to Manuel Vargas and was slipped into No 15 in the ratings to suit the promoter. Lanky Rosales has too much class for Castro. Eventually walks through him and is teeing off when referee stops fight. Rosales, 27, has won his last seven after losing to world rated Saul Alvarez in April 2009. Good workout for southpaw Marroquin, 21, as he wins every round and gets six competitive rounds under his belt. Chekhov, Russia: Heavy: Alex Povetkin (20-0) W KO 5 Teke Oruh (14-3-1). One short right from Povetkin ends this in the fifth, but not before he has tasted a few right hands from Oruh. Russian beat Eddie Chambers in IBF eliminator in 2008 but seems content to wait until the Klitschko’s draw their pension (do they need one?) before challenging. Now 15 by KO/TKO for pudgy Povetkin, 31, who has a chance against the Brother Grim but surely can’t wait much longer. First fight in almost two years for Nigerian and his first loss inside the distance. London. England: Super Bantam: Jamie Arthur (18-4) W PTS 12 Kris Hughes (12-1). Light Middle: Sam Webb (17-1) W KO 11 Martin Concepcion (17-8). Heavy: David Price (8-0) W TKO 7 Raman Sukhaterin (6-16). Heavy: Tom Dallas (12-0) W TKO 3 Paul Morris (2-3-2). Not an outstanding fight as former Commonwealth Games gold medalist Arthur, 30, repeats as a pro by winning the vacant Commonwealth title. Tall southpaw Hughes, 22, gets the better start, but then fades as Arthur, cut in a clash of heads in the second, goes in front with his slightly better work. Arthur twice loses a point for low blows and Hughes presses at finish, but Arthur takes title on close unanimous verdict 114-112 twice and 114-113. Both fighters born in Scotland, Welshman Arthur in Aberdeen and Hughes in Bellshill. Excellent display of counter punching from Webb who uses his skills to outbox aggressive Concepcion. Hurts Concepcion in eighth and then out of the blue a right hand in the eleventh puts challenger down and out. First defence of British title for Webb, 29, who is unbeaten in 13 after early career loss on cuts. Midlander Concepcion was halted by Bradley Pryce in three rounds for Commonwealth title in 2007. Heavyweight Price, 27 and 6’8” uses height and reach advantage to give him impressive win. Slowly breaks down durable man from Belarus and halts him in seventh. Six by KO/TKO for former Commonwealth gold and Olympic bronze medalist. First time Sukhaterin has failed to last the distance and he took both Pele Reid and Henry Akninwande all the way. Dallas given a couple of uncomfortable rounds and looks sluggish against late sub Morris. Dallas 6’6” tall finally gets through with big rights and forces stoppage for his ninth win by KO/TKO. Indio, USA: Super Feather: Eloy Perez (19-0-2,1ND) W PTS 10 Dominic Salcido (18-3). Heavy: Seth Mitchell (19-0-1) W KO 1 Derrick Brown (13-6-3). Feather: Charles Huerta (15-1) W KO 1 Felipe Cordova (2-1). Heavy: Deontay Wilder (13-0) W TKO 4 Harold Sconiers (17-21-2). Light Welter: Frankie Gomez (7-0) W PTS 6 Ramon Montano (17-8-2). Not an impressive performance from “The Prince” as a defensive minded and rusty Salcido fights spoiling fight for first half of the bout. Crowd get after both fighters and Salcido actually start to fight and matches Perez. Perez better boxing and early lead see him through to a close majority verdict. Scores 96-94, 96-94, 95-95. Perez retains NABO title and Golden Boy is looking to get him a shot at Ricky Burns. A bit of rubbish as former American football player Mitchell, 28, floors poor Brown three times. Now 13 by KO/TKO for “Mayhem” but very poor match as Brown, really just a cruiserweight, without a win in his last six. Another poor match as former top amateur Huerta, 24, kayos novice Cordova in one round. Fourth win for Californian since shock one round kayo loss to Derrick Wilson in July 2009, but this did not pose or answer any questions. Shock also for Wilder. After Wilder being fed an assortment of abysmal opposition Sconiers, winner of only three of his last 17 fights, looked to be in the same mould. Seemed like business as usual as Wilder floored Sconiers twice in the first round. However, somewhere inside Sconiers there was still a pulse and unlike the other opposition Wider had been fed Sconiers actually hit back in the second and floored the 6’7” Olympic bronze medalist and had him in a bad way. The pulse died out in the third and two knockdowns in the fourth brought the stoppage, but left a big question mark over Wilder’s chin. Good learning fight for prospect Gomez. Veteran Montano keeps up his record of never being stopped, and takes him the distance for the first time as Gomez wins on scores of 60-54 twice and 58-56 (one point away from a draw!). Still only 18, Gomez was US National champion in 2009 and also won a silver medal at the World championships. Rio Tercero, Argentina: Welter: Sebastian Lujan (35-5-2,1ND) W PTS 10 Juan Jose Dias (10-9-4). Usual war of attrition in “Iron” Lujan fight. A totally exhausted Dias just makes it to the final bell but the brawling styles made it hard to score. Cards 98-90, 97-91 and a strange 97-95. Nine wins in a row since loss to Jaime Moore in 2007, including victories over Jose Luis Castillo and Walter Maytthsse, for double world title challenger. Retains WBC Latino title for second time. Viterbo, Italy: Super Middle: Andrea Di Luisa (10-0) W TKO 2 Giuseppe Brischetto (8-0). Light Middle: Giammario Grassellini (18-4-2) W PTS 6 Luca Pasqua (15-4).Di Lusia, 28, again shows his punching power in first defence of his Italian title. After an even first round he hunts down cagey southpaw Brischetto, 33, and finishes the job with a body punch. All ten by KO/TKO for Di Luisa. The Italian lost to Darren Barker in the 2004 European championships and was twice a bronze medalist at the World Military Games. Grassellini may be past his best, and have been inactive for 18 months, but his clever counter-punching gave him the edge over aggressive Pasqua and he wins majority decision on scores of 58-56 twice and 57-57. Grassellini won and lost in two fights with Steve Haughian and lost on an injury to Leo Bundu and took world rated Daniel Petrucci to a split verdict. Rochester, USA: Middle: Willie Monroe Jr (10-0) W TKO 5 Mickey Scarborough (6-3). Willie Junior, 23, son of the great middleweight warrior, makes it ten wins as he floors Scarborough twice in fourth and once in fifth Union City, USA: Light: Jonathan Maicelo (14-0) W PTS 10 Oscar Cuero (13-3). Feather: Carlos Zambrano (12-0) W TKO 8 Lante Addy. Peruvian night in Union City. In his first USA showing unbeaten “La Cobra” Maicelo pitches near shutout as he is just too fast and clever for limited Colombian. Scores 100-90 twice and 99-91.Double for Peru as Zambrano remains unbeaten. He floors Ghanaian in second and dominates fight before scoring another knockdown in eighth, which brings the stoppage. Ekaterinburg, Russia: Welter: Ruslan Provodnikov (17-0) W PTS 6 Fayzullo Ahmedov (9-9). Nice hometown visit for prospect Provodnikov. Takes wide unanimous verdict. Shares his time between USA and Russia and has even fought in China. Has wins over Emanuel Augustus and former IBF champ Javier Jauregui. Legionowo, Poland: Light Middle: Damian Jonak (28-0-1) W PTS 10 Jose Luis Cruz (41-7-2). Light Welter: Krzys Szolt (12-0-1) DREW 8 Felix Lora (12-6-5). Good scalp for Jonak, 27 as he beats former world rated 33-year-old Mexican by the country mile. Scores 100-89, 100-90, 99-91.Cruz drew with Carlos Baldomir in a WBC eliminator in 2002. Baldomir went on to beat Zab Judah for the title, but Cruz never got his shot. Szolt has left it too late to turn pro and struggled to get split draw with Spanish-based Dominican. Scores 77-76, 75-77 and 76-76. Panama City, Panama: Light Welter: Evens Pierre (16-1) W KO 2 Gilbert Quiros (18-13-1,1ND). Feather: Nick Walters (16-0) W TKO 4 Julio Camano (8-3,1ND). Haitian Pierre, 26, takes out dangerous 40-year-old Costa Rican in two rounds and now has 13 by KO/TKO. Quiros took out unbeaten Pablo Vazquez in one round and 15 of his wins have come by KO/TKO, so had to be watched. Jamaican “Axe Man” Walters, 24, winning all the way. Floors Panamanian in fourth and Camano calls it a day. Walters has won eight of his last nine by KO/TKO. Ciudad Evita, Argentina:Super Feather: Domingo Damigella (36-5) W KO 7 Luis Cox Coronado (13-12-3). Damigella retain WBC (that’s World Boxing Commission) title for second time with kayo of Peruvian Coronado. Damigella is 42, and Coronado 41. The Peruvian’s nickname is “Bum Bum”. Such refreshing honesty.
Hamburg, Germany: Heavy: Vitali Klitschko (41-2) W PTS 12 Shannon Briggs (51-6-1,1ND). Cruiser: Ola Afolabi (15-2-3) W PTS 10 Sandro Siproshvili (24-7). Middle: Zauerbek Baysangurov (24-1) W TKO 3 Eugenio Monteiro (16-14). Heavy: Alex Ustinov(22-0) W TKO 2 Oezcan Cetinkaya (18-8-1). Heavy: Nenad Borovcanin (27-0) W TKO 1 Pat Berger (6-5). Cruiser: Hizni Altunkaya (13-0) W TKO 1 Mathias Reinhardt (3-1). You can read this WBC title fight in either of two ways. It was a one-sided beating of a challenger who was outclassed, or, since Briggs tore a muscle in his left bicep in the first round, it was a display of courage and determination from a fighter who refused to quit despite having every reason to do so. Klitschko dominates from the bell. Briggs has no answer to the height and reach of the Ukrainian and no defence against the big right hands of the WBC champ. Briggs hurt in seventh, ninth and tenth, but a tough chin and guts allow Briggs to hear the bell. Scores 120-105 and 120-107 twice as WBC champ Klitschko, 39, taken the distance for only the third time in a winning fight. Former WBO champ Briggs 38, who had fractures under both eyes, a broken nose and suffered muscle tear, gives cause for concern after the fight and taken to hospital but MRI shows no brain damage but he is kept in for operation on his arm. Difficult to know why this fight was not stopped as Briggs just taking a beating and with no chance of wining. Thirty-year-old London-born “The Cannon“ Afolabi eases back for first fight since losing to Marco Huck for WBO title in December and takes wide unanimous verdict over Georgian on scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 97-93. Georgian lost to Herbie Hide in March 2009. Former undefeated European champ Baysangurov, 25, finds it difficult to look good against crafty Portuguese veteran. Finally catches up with him in third and scores heavy right which shakes Monteiro who stays on his stool at the end of the round. Only loss for Baysangurov was to Cornelius Bundrage. Looked upon as a shock at the time, but now Bundrage is IBF champ. Monteiro has lost five of his last six. In bouts here in 2004/5/6 Monteiro beat Gilbert Eastman, Takaloo, Anthony Farrell and Jason Collins, but lost to Tom McDonagh and Gary Woolcombe. Predictable end as 6’7 ½” Russian Ustinov floors pathetic Turk Cetinkaya five times for stoppage. Some looked more like pushes than punches, but that’s 17 by KO/TKO for Belarus-based Ustinov who beat Paolo Vidoz for the EBA title in June. Record padding for Serb Borovcanin as he forces a standing count and then halts Austrian Berger in just over two minutes. Serb has 19 by KO/TKO but poor opposition with only three of his victims have won more that they have lost. Three KO/TKO losses in a row for Berger. Another poor match on a generally poor undercard as Turk Altinkaya, 22, floors novice Reinhardt three times in 87 seconds. Mendoza, Argentina: Light Welter : Gumersindo Carrasco (12-0) W TKO 4 Javier Suarez (7-18-2,1NC). Light: Daniel Brizuela (20-1-1,1ND) W PTS 6 Ricardo Chamorro (19-32-32, 1ND). Local hero Carrasco, keeps his 100% record but makes it harder than it should have been against tough but modest Bolivian-born rival. Wild first round sees Carrasco rocked, the Bolivian butting away and ending with a bad cut. Carrasco again getting too involved in the rough stuff in the second, but steadies himself in third and punishes Suarez enough in fourth for Bolivian to retire at the end of the round. Twelve inside the distance in a row at the start of his career which ties the record for an Argentinian held by Juan Pablo Chacon, the former WBO feather champion who lost his title to Scott Harrison in 2002.means that means that. However Suarez has won only one of his last 18 so should have been easy. “Tatu” Brizuela,24, continues to rebuild after kayo loss to Dan Dorriego in September 2009.Third win a unanimous points verdict, but Chamorro also only one win in last 18. Main attraction were the ring card girls who only wore body paint above the waist! Not that I would notice such a thing. Merida, Mexico: Light Welter: Silverio Ortiz (22-13) W KO 2 Elvin Perez (17-4-3 ). Super Feather: Jorge Perez (12-7-1,1ND) W TKO 9 Didier Basulto (17-1). Feather: Uriel Barrera (19-4) W PTS 10 Berman Sanchez (23-3-3). “Chamaco III” retains IBA title as he breaks Costa Rican’s nose and puts him down for the count. Most of the losses for Ortiz have come on the road. Upset as non-puncher Jorge Perez, well behind on points, produces a punch at the end of the eighth which leaves previously unbeaten local Basulto, 19, with a fractured jaw and captures his WBC Youth title. Basulto lost the title on the scales when he could not make the weight, so only Perez could win the title. Barrera takes a unanimous verdict over Nicaraguan puncher for WBC Mundo Hispano title. Managua, Nicaragua:Heavy: Evans Quinn (19-5-1) W KO 1 Marvin Aguilar (10-9-1). One right hand and 37 seconds and it is all over as Quinn destroys fellow-countryman. Quinn had faced former WBO champ Sergei Liakhovich and Kali Meehan in his last two fights, whereas Aguliar had lost his last eight, six by KO/TKO.
San Diego, USA: Light Welter: Mercito Gesta (20-0-1) W TKO 2 Ivan Valle (28-10-3). Super Feather: Mike Franco (17-0) W PTS 8 Adolfo Landeros (20-16-1). Too easy for Filipino puncher Gesta. The hard-punching southpaw took a look at Valle and then went to work, scoring two knockdowns and almost ending it in the first. Valle was taking a beating on the ropes in the second when his corner man climbed on the apron and called for a halt. Valle has mixed in good company, but has seen better days. Gesta, 23, has still to be really tested. Prospect Franco, 23, shows some ring rust in his first fight since beating Kermin Guardia eleven months ago, but is too fast and busy for Landeros. No knockdowns but plenty of action with Franco dictating. Scores 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74. Landeros has lost eight of his last nine, but is a good test. Padua, Italy: Welter: Antonio Lauri (34-4-3) W PTS 10 Rocco Di Palmo (7-2-1). Cristian Sanavia (42-5-1) W PTS 8 Hadillah Mohoumadi (7-1-1). Tough title defence for Italian champ Lauri. Despite his relative inexperience southpaw Di Palmo takes the fight to the champion, but Lauri uses his skill and experience to see him through. Scores 97-92, 96-93 and 95-94. Southpaw former WBC and European super middle champ Sanavia 35, scores second win after a 14 month break. Outscores Frenchman Mohoumadi, 30, who won French national tournament, but was going beyond six rounds for the first time. New York, USA: Light Welter: Jorge Luis Teron (24-2-1) W TKO 4 Jim Hope (6-6-1). It looked as though it might be a bad night for Bronx favourite “The Truth” as he suffered a bad cut over his right eye in the third. He took a few rounds to catch up with “victim” Hope but had him on the ropes and hurt when the referee stopped the fight. Teron, 24, had lost two of his last three so this was meant to be an easy night, and it was, apart from the cut. Now 16 by KO/TKO for Teron, but only two wins in last eight for Hope. Miami, USA: Welter: Jesus Pabon (16-1) W TKO 8 Genaro Trazancos (22-13-1). Puerto Rican southpaw Pabon, 30, had an early shock against late sub Trazancos, but recovered to win. Being floored by a right in the second was a wake up call for Pabon who proceeded to batter away at willing Trazancos with fast, powerful combinations, scoring a knockdown in the sixth. A two day sub for Antonio Pitalua, Trazancos, 36, absorbed a steady diet of punishment from the third and was not fighting back when the referee stopped it in the eighth. Pabon retained his WBO Latino title, but was floored four times in winning his last bout so needs to do something about his defence. Trazancos has lost eight of his last nine, seven by KO/TKO. Glendale, USA: Bantam: Khabir Suleymanov (11-0) W KO 9 Javier Gallo (16-3-1). Great little fight. Typical Bull vs. Matador as Mexican Gallo swarmed in and took the early rounds with his all-out aggression. Mexican's style and height difference sees heads clashing and both fighters badly cut. Russian Suleymanov content to counter and box. Finally Gallo starts to tire and Suleymanov lands big right to floor Gallo. Mexican beats the count but in no condition to continue. Suleymanov wins vacant NABO title. Toa Baja, Puerto Rico: Light: Jose Gonzalez (13-0) W TKO 7 Andres Navarro (4-4-1). “Chela” has the height, reach and power and Navarro is never in the fight. Gonzalez, 27, floors him in seventh and referee stops one-sided contest in eighth. Nine by KO/TKO for prospect Gonzalez.
London, England: Super Feather: Liam Walsh (10-0) W PTS 12 Max Awuku (20-2-1). Light Welter: Peter McDonagh (16-19) W PTS 8 Curtis Woodhouse (14-2). Nine fight novice Walsh, 22, wins vacant Commonwealth title as he boxes his way to victory over dangerous Ghanaian. Southpaw Walsh, 22, started well and out boxed the static Awuku confusing the more experienced Awuku with speed and constant switching. Awuku finally began to score heavily in the sixth and seventh and it looked as though Walsh might be about to crumble under the pressure. Instead he showed intelligence and got back to his boxing and was never in trouble again as Awuku tired. Scores 119-111, 117-112, and 117-113. Warsaw, Poland: Light Heavy: Dawid Kostecki (35-1) W TKO 4 Sean Corbin (14-3). Cruiser: Lukasz Janik (21-1) W KO 1 Prince Anthony Ikeji (9-3). Maciej Miszkin (12-0) W PTS 6 Styilian Keli (2-3). Kostecki too strong and punches too hard for Guyanan. Has a bit of trouble catching up with the tall Corbin, but puts him down with combination in second. Corbin, 35, gets up but experienced Belgian referee Daniel Van de Wiele rightly stops it. “Cygan” Kostecki,29, wins vacant WBC Baltic title, boy I bet he was excited, and makes it 24 by KO/TKO in a row since stoppage loss against Rachid Kanfouah in May 2006. Kostecki also holds the WBF (ederation) and IBC titles. Corbin lost in two rounds to Karo Murat in January. The 6'3” tall Janik, 24, puts away Nigerian in first round. Miszkin remains unbeaten with wide points verdict over Belgian, but again shows his lack of a punch. San Martin Texmelucan de Labastida, Mexico: Straw: Sammy Gutierrez (26-5-2) W TKO 3 Luis Carillo (10-2-1). Feather: Eduardo Escobedo (30-3) W PTS 10 Cesar Soto (63-21-3). Feather: Nery Saguilan (21-0) W PTS 10 Eduardo Lazcano (21-2). Feather: Andres Gutierrez (15-0) W PTS 10 Andres Romero (15-4). “ Guty”, 24 tries to end it in the first and has lanky Colombian hurt. Carillo fires back in the second, but the power is with Gutierrez. A right puts Carillo down in the third. He beats the count but helpless when the referee stops it. Fighting in his hometown, “Guty” wins vacant WBA interim title. Triumph of sorts after losses to Raul Garcia for IBF title and Nkosinathi Joyi for IBO title. Now 17 by KO/TKO for Guty. Colombian had no credentials, but this is the WBA. Escobedo given good ten rounds by veteran former WBC feather champ Soto. Escobedo,26, always winning, but Soto dangerous to the end. Texas-Based Mexican wins on scores of 100-91, 99-92 and 97-94. Nine wins in a row since loss to Daniel Ponce De Leon in December 2007 for WBO super bantamweight title for Ignacio Beristan trained Escobedo. “La Cobrita” Soto, 39, lost his WBC title to Prince Naseem Hamed in 1999. Great little fight between two prospects. Saguilan hurts Lazcano with left hook in third, but Lazcano works his way back into the fight. Stronger finish for “Panther” Saguilan, 22, wins him decision on scores of 97-93 from all three judges as he moves down from super feather to win WBC Latino title. Southpaw Lazcano, 25, had lost only one of his last 17. Prospect Gutierrez come through toughest test so far and passes with flying colours as he wins unanimous decision on scores of 100-90 twice and 100-89. “Little Jaguar” is only 17 and one to watch. Riesa, Germany: Heavy: Timo Hoffmann (39-7-2) DREW 12 Alex Petkovic (39-4-4). Light Heavy: Haxhi Krasniqi (33-2) W PTS 8 Kanstantsin Makhankou (15-22).It was tall against fat, and neither won. The 6'7 ½” tall Hoffmann, 36, went forward but Petkovic seemed to do the more effective work with his counters and looked unlucky to have to settle for a majority draw. Scores 114-114 twice and 115-113 for Petkovic, 30, so the WBO European title remains vacant. Hoffmann won and lost ion bouts with Michael Sprott and lost to Henry Akinwande in 2003. Petkovic lost a majority decision to Johnny Nelson for the WBO cruiser title in 2003. In those days he weighed 190lbs, now he weighs 251lbs, and he isn’t any taller, so you know where the extra weight is. Krasniqi continues to pad his record with easy wins. Makhankou, from Belarus, has won just two of his last nine. He went the distance with George Groves last November. Longchamps, Argentina: Welter: Matias Gomez (19-0) W TKO 3 Victor Zampatti (3-16-2). “Tsunami” Gomez keeps his 100% record as he forces Zampatti to take a standing count in the first and two more in the third before the referee had seen enough. All 19 wins have come by KO/TKO for Gomez, 22, but opposition the kind that has to be carried into the ring as well as out. Gomez is trained by former Argentinian and South American champion Marcelo Di Croce who beat Darren Dyer here in 1993 and lost to Gary Jacobs in 1994. Salto Argentino, Argentina: Heavy: Marcelo Nascimento (13-0) W KO 1 Gonzalo Basile (48-5,1ND). Feather: Jesus Cuellar (14-0) W TKO 8 Diego Sanaco (16-10-3). Brazilian Nascimento, 30, ignores 48lbs weight gap, hits 6'6” tall Basile, 36, with a two punch combination and it is all mover after just 34 seconds. “The Hammer” wins WBO Latino title in his first fight outside Brazil. Cuellar puts Sanaco under pressure from the first bell. A southpaw style, power and speed and an attack constantly switching from head to body and back was too much for Sanaco to deal with. He took a standing count in the seventh and did not come out for the eighth. Cuellar, 23, retains WBO Latino title and has eleven by KO/TKO.
Tokyo, Japan: Super Bantam: Toshiaki Nishioka (37-4-3) W PTS 12 Rendall Munroe (21-2). Light Fly: Roman Gonzalez (27-0) W KO 2 Francisco Rosas (21-8-2). Light: Jorge Linares (30-1) W TKO 4 Jesus Chavez (44-8). Welter: Yoshihiro Kamegai (17-0) W KO 6 Jose Alfaro (24-7,1ND). Super Bantam: Shinsuke Yamanaka (13-0-2) W TKO 9 Jose Silveira (11-3). Nishioka, 34, easily won this battle of southpaws as he was just too fast and too smart for challenger Munroe, and retained his WBC title for either the fourth or fifth time (depending on whether you count interim titles) with a wide unanimous points verdict on scores of 119-109 on all three cards. Nishioka started fast and was well ahead in the early going. He hurt Munroe with a body shot in the seventh, and already had a winning margin under the open scoring at the end of the eighth. Munroe tried to get into the fight over the last four rounds, but Nishioka continued to score freely and the margin reflected his superiority. Now 14 wins in a row for Nishioka. Munroe, the former undefeated Commonwealth and European champion had won his previous eleven but the step up in class proved too steep. Another devastating display by “El Chocolatito” as former undefeated WBA straw champ Gonzalez moves up to light fly and wins the vacant WBA interim title. The 23-year-old Nicaraguan had been held to a majority points win in a defence of his straw title by Rosas in Mexico in February 2009, but at the higher weight he was devastating putting Rosas down three times for an automatic kayo in the second and took his total of KO/TKO wins to 23. Could be that the talented youngster will sit up there with Alexis Arguello and Rosendo Alvarez as one of the best fighters produced by Nicaragua. Venezuelan Linares could be a force at lightweight. The former WBC featherweight and WBA super featherweight champion handed out a solid beating to former WBC super feather and IBF lightweight champion. Chavez, 37, suffering his fourth loss in a row, claimed a shoulder in jury and retired on his stool at the end of the fourth round. Third win in a row for “Golden Boy” Linares, 25, who is rebuilding after his shock one round loss to Juan Carlos Salgado in October, which cost him his WBA title. Japanese champion Kamegai made it nine by KO/TKO in his last ten fights, 15 in total, as he battered former WBA secondary lightweight champion Jose Alfaro, to defeat. After taking solid punishment all the way a volley put Alfaro down on one knee in the sixth. It looked as though the Nicaraguan could have gotten up, but stayed there as the referee counted him out. Now three losses in last four fights for Alfaro, who was champion for only five months. National champ Yamanaka makes it a good night for the home nation as he halts Mexican Silveira. Southpaw Yamanaka, 28, has beaten his last seven inside the distance. Silveira was fresh from a technical decision win over Andrew Singh Kooner in May, but lost to Martin Lindsay in Canada in 2007. Port Elizabeth, South Africa: Light: Pat Malinga (27-6-2) W TKO 8 Vusumzi Tyatyeka (6-2). Malinga retains national title in third defence. Has trouble early with inexperienced opponent, but right in eighth has Tyatyeka badly hurt and corned throws in the towel. No 24 by KO/TKO for Malinga, who had stopped Tyatyeka in one round in his previous title defence in September 2009.
Los Angeles, USA: Feather: Gary Russell Jr (13-0) W PTS 6 Lupe De Leon. (8-12). Super Feather: Yakubu Amidu (17-2-1) W PTS 6 Noe Lopez (6-6). Easy one for southpaw prospect Russell, 22, as he wins every round against De Leon. Scores 60-54 from all three judges. Only one win in his last eleven for De Leon. Amidu, 25, almost equals Russell. Wins easily with two judges giving him every round and one making it 59-54. Ghanaian Amidu's losses have been to current WBC champion Ricky Burns for the Commonwealth title and a majority verdict defeat against IBF lightweight title challenger Ali Funeka. Tokyo, Japan: Super Fly: Takuya Kogawa (17-1) W T DEC 6 Danilo Pena (22-8-2). Messy fight with the wild Filipino champion and the more technically adept Japanese fighter constantly clashing heads. Pena floored in the third and cut in head clash. Southpaw Pena cut again in fourth. Kogawa piling up the points with his jab and when heads clash again in the six and Pena's cut by his right eye is too bad to continue. It goes to the scorecards with Kogawa winning on scores of 59-54, 59-55 and 57-56. Kogawa, 25, wins vacant OPBF title.
Montreal, Canada: Middle: David Lemieux (24-0) W KO 1 Hector Camacho Jr (52-4-1,1ND). Welter: Antonin Decarie (24-1) W PTS 10 Irving Garcia (17-6-3). All over in three minutes. Hard puncher Lemieux, 21, shakes Camacho with a right and then puts him down for the count with another at the end of the first round. First defence of his WBC International title for Canadian who has only been taken the distance once in his 24 fights. Camacho, 32, came in on a run of nine wins and this was only the second time he had failed to last the distance. Lemieux impressive, but ready for better tests. Decarie struggles with useful Garcia and only just gets away with a majority verdict. Scores 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95. First fight for Decarie, 27, since loss to Souleymane M’baye for vacant interim WBA title in May. Puerto Rican Garcia only one win in his last five, but all good opposition, and unlucky in this one. Mexicali, Mexico: Feather: Cesar Vazquez (21-0) W TKO 2 Antonio Meza (24-9-1).Middle: Noe Gonzalez (25-1) W TKO 9 Antonio Arras (21-9,1ND). Welter: Victor Cayo (26-1) W KO 1 Javier Gomez (9-6). Light Middle: John Jackson (8-0) W TKO 4 Manuel Martinez (9-1). Super Middle: Julius Jackson (9-0) W PTS 6 Memo Garcia (5-4).Farce as Meza is 6kgs over the day before the fight and somehow makes the weight by fight time. Vazquez gets it over quickly with two knockdowns in the second round to retain his WBC Mundo Hispano title. Now 14 by KO/TKO for 24-year-old Vazquez. Uruguayan Alcobo Gonzalez, 31, makes it ten wins in a row as he wears down, floors and halts Arras. Gonzalez lost to Felix Sturm for the WBA title in 2007 and has a stoppage win over Mariano Carrera, also a WBA champ until his drugs test results came in. Rubbish as former WBA interim title challenger Cayo puts away poor Gomez in first. Sons of Julius Jackson get routine record padding wins. St Petersburg, Russia: Middle: Gennady Martirosyan (21-2) W TKO 3 Victor Sa (22-5). Light Welter: Brunet Zamora (20-0-1) DREW 12 Denis Shafikov (25-0-1). Light Heavy: Dmitry Sukhotsky (16-1) W TKO 6 Aleksy Kuziemski (19-2). Light Heavy: Yuriy Barashian (26-5) W TKO 6 Yuri Potanin (0-2). Cruiser: Alex Kotlobay (19-2-1) W TKO 7 Laszlo Hubert (28-7). Usual Martirosyan fight. Goes to war from the first bell. Not a big puncher, but just keeps throwing them and some hurt. Sa, from Portugal, not able to stop the flow. Floored twice and stopped in third. Second defence of his WBA European title for Armenian-born 30-year-old Martirosyan. Sa, 37, lost to Kreshnik Qato for WBFoundation title in April 2008. Excellent boxing match between unbeaten fighters. Russian southpaw Shafikov, 25, gets off to a good start and it his speed and accuracy against the technical skills of 36-year-old Cuban-born Italian. “Djingis Khan” Shafikov has big sixth round with Zamora badly hurt, but as Russian tires the older man stages a strong finish. Scores 114-114 twice and 115-113 to Zamora so a majority draw and Zamora retains WBA Intercontinental title for fifth time, but locals felt Shafikov, who holds a win over former WBA champ Raul Balbi, a clear winner. A clash of two former Juergen Braehmer victims saw the strength and punching power of Russian Sukhotsky prevail. He found himself on the floor in the first few seconds of the fight, but was not badly hurt. After that Pole Kuziemski just did not have the power to hold him off. Sukhotsky, 29, landed a big right cross in the second which split Kuziemski’s nose, and wobbled him badly in the third. Kuziemski boxed his way through the fourth and fifth, but the heavy punching of Sukhotsky had him wobbling and hurt when Mickey Vann stopped the fight. Now eleven by KO/TKO for Russian who was having his second fight since being controversially halted by Juergen Braehmer in a WBO title fight in December. Kuziemski, 33, was also halted by Braehmer in 2009 for the interim WBO title. This fight won Sukhotsky the WBA version of the European title and the WBO Intercontinental title. Kotlobay, 30, looking a bit gun shy after kayo loss to Enzo Maccarinelli in April, shows little until Hungarian southpaw Hubert gives him a wake-up call with some hooks in fourth. Puts Hungarian under pressure and floors him twice in seventh. Hubert turns away and referee stops fight. Kotlobay wins vacant WBC Baltic title. In his first fight since January 2009 former two-time world title challenger Barashian, 31, shows rust but eventually halts Potanin, 47. Ukrainian southpaw lost to Hugo Garay for the vacant WBA title in July 2008 and also lost to Zsolt Erdei for the WBO title, but was overweight for that bout. Guayama, Puerto Rico: Light: Fernando Torres (16-1-1) W KO 3 Juan Ramon Cruz (16-10-1). Light Middle: Jonathan Gonzalez (10-0) W KO 1 Jimmy LeBlanc (12-18-4). Torres, 26, impresses as he outboxes experienced Cruz and then flattens him with an uppercut. Torres wins WBA Fedcaribe title, but seven losses in his last eight for Cruz. Prospect Gonzalez maintains 100% record as he kayos LeBlanc in first. All ten by KO/TKO for “Mantequilla” Gonzalez, a Pan American Games silver medalist and 2008 Olympian. LeBlanc needs to find another hobby as he has lost nine of his last ten, three inside a round. Warren, USA: Heavy: Chauncy Welliver (45-5-5) W TKO 3 Brad Gregory (12-6). Poor match as Welliver, 27, wins every round and hands out a beating to Gregory. No knockdowns but referee calls it off in third. Welliver, who also holds the New Zealand title, retains WBC Continental Americas title. Only loss in last 27 was to Odlanier Solis in 2008, but standard of opposition second rate at best. Gregory now lost five of his last six, and all by KO/TKO. Charlotte, USA: Kevin Johnson (23-1-1) W TKO 4 Charlie Davis (19-21-2). Johnson given a gift for his return. First fight for Johnson, 31, since losing every round to Vitali Klitschko in his challenge for the WBC title in December. Floors 39-year-old Davis in third and finishes him in fourth. Butler, USA: Cruiser: Brian Minto (35-4) W TKO 3 Pierre Karam (18-4-1). Minto, 35, has an easy one in his first bout since being destroyed by Marco Huck in a challenge for the WBO title in May. Minto suffered an early shock when late sub Karam opened a cut by Minto’s right eye in the first round. That success was short lived as the taller Karam was floored and badly hurt as the round ended. Worried about the cut, Minto tried to finish the fight in the second, but despite scoring heavily could not put the Australian away. However, Karam refused to come out for the third round making Minto the winner and new WBC Continental Americas champion. Only the second fight in six years for Karam and his last was 18 months ago. Georgetown, Guyana: Heavy: Shawn Cox (12-1) W TKO 1 Tony Augustin (2-2-1). Carrying a few pounds of excess weight former top amateur Cox from Barbados, a southpaw, floors and halts Guyanan novice. “The Sniper” 35, has eleven by KO/TKO but local opposition poor. Cox competed at the 1998/2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games and won a gold medal at the 2005 Commonwealth championships beating Tony Jeffries. He was also a Pan American Games silver medalist and won a bronze medal at the World Military Championships, but may have left it late to turn pro.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Welter: Diego Chaves (17-0) W TKO 1 Jose Mosquera (7-2-1). “La Joya” floors poor Colombian three times in 90 seconds and it is all over. Now 13 by KO/TKO for Chaves, 24, who retains WBO Latino title for second time. Brisbane, Australia: Fred Mundraby (12-0-1) W DIS 8 Falazona Fidal. Middle: Jarrod Fletcher (4-0) W TKO 3 Brad Pole (2-2). “The General” Mundraby, 22, handling Indonesian with ease, but Fidal constantly breaking the rules. Gets two points deductions and is finally thrown out in the eighth. Former amateur star Fletcher, 27, too good for Pole. Fletcher won the gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games where he beat Obodai Sai, Craig McEwan, James DeGale and Adonis Stevenson, and competed at the 2008 Olympics. He holds the PABA title which he won in his third fight. Airlie Beach, Australia: Light Welter: Steve Wills (14-0-2) W KO 2 Sanatanong. Mismatch as “The Surgeon”, 26, disposes off obscure Thai, (who was using another fighter’s name) in third defence of his WBO Asia Pacific title, First fight for Wills since big win over Chad Bennett in December. Rama, Canada: Cruiser: Troy Ross (24-2) W PTS 10 Carl Handy (24-8-2). Heavy: Neven Pajkic (15-0) W PTS 8 Andreas Sidon (34-10,1ND). Good workout for Ross, 35, against clever and durable Handy. Southpaw Ross scoring heavily throughout but did not escape free as Handy punches caused two cuts around Canadian’s eyes. First fight for Guyanese-born former undefeated Commonwealth champ since cuts loss to Steve Cunningham for vacant IBF title in June. Scores 100-92 twice and 99-91.Only guys to stop “Kojak” Handy, 35, have been O’Neil Bell, former IBF super middle champ Alejandro Berrio and current champ Lucien Bute. Sarajevo-born Canadian champion goes after German from first bell looking for kayo. Pajkic, 33, lands plenty, but Sidon, 47, soaks it up. German down at end of seventh but survives last round. Scores 80-72 twice and 80-71. Pajkic holds World Boxing Board title-yes there is yet another sanctioning body out there. Cartagena, Colombia: Straw: Raul Garcia (29-1-1) W PTS 12 Luis De La Rosa. (14-1-1). Light Fly: Jesus Geles (11-1-1) W PTS 12 Omar Soto (15-6-1). Feather: Daulis Prescott (21-0,2ND) W PTS 10 Jose Carmona (10-1). Super Middle: Alex Brand (11-0) W TKO 6 Manuel Banquez (6-2-1). Light: Darley Perez (17-0) W TKO 1 Ernesto Vasquez (14-11-1). Super Fly: William Urina (16-0) W KO 7 Genilson Jesus Dos Santos (19-1). 114-113 x 2 112-115. Great fight as former IBF champ Garcia needs all of his southpaw skills and experience to overcome the aggressive hard punching De La Rosa. Garcia scoring well with body punches, but hurt by big punches from young Colombian champion on numerous occasions. Floored in the second and on the verge of being stopped in the seventh, Garcia puts his skills to use to outbox De La Rosa over last two rounds and wins interim WBO title on wafer thin split verdict on scores of 114-113 twice and 112-115. Geles comes down from flyweight, and wins interim WBO title with majority decision over Puerto Rican Soto. A cut suffered by Soto, 28, in the second round hampered him, but he stayed right in the pocket and used his experience to pile up the points and looked unlucky to lose a majority verdict in his fourth attempt at a “world” title. Scores 115-113 twice and 114-114. It was the better boxing of Geles against the swinging power of Soto. Prospect Prescott given a scare by fellow-countryman Carmona. Bout even but knockdown scored by Prescott in ninth swings it. Scores 95-93, 94-93 and 96-92. Brand, 33, another leaving it late to turn pro, but too good for local opposition. Banquez pulls-out claiming injury, but taking a beating as Brand makes it eleven by KO/TKO. Now 14 by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Perez as he blows away Vasquez in one to collect vacant WBO Latino title. Good match on paper, but Urina up against Brazilian with heavily padded record and puts him away in seventh to win vacant WBO Latino title. Urina, 24, has 13 wins by KO/TKO. Nine of the victims of Dos Santos had never won a fight, and only one had won more than he had lost. Paris, France: Middle: Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (25-0) W PTS 12 Avtandil Khurtsidze (22-2-2). Cruiser: Steve Herelius (21-1-1) W PTS 8 Roman Kracik (31-5-1).Super Bantam: Ali Hallab (8-0-1) DRAW 10 Amor Belahdj Ali (8-0-1). N'jikam, 26, wins interim WBA middleweight title but has a scare against rock-hard Georgian. N'jikam probably took more punishment in this fight than in his other 24 put together. Kurttsidze, 31, kept crowding the talented Cameroons fighter to the ropes and inflicted cuts on the taller N'Jikam in the second and ninth rounds. N'jikam kept picking up the points with his quick, accurate punches and finished strongly but the controversial scores of the two judges who both had it 115-114 were more accurate than the 117-111 of the other official. Khurtsidze was on a 16 bout winning streak. WBA interim champion Herelius turns up to fight, but Kracik just turns up. Southpaw Herelius, 34, does his best and wins clear decision, but poor fight. Great little fight between boxer Hallab, 29, and aggressive southpaw Belahdj, 24, for vacant French title. It was the power punches of Belahdj against the lighter, but more numerous of former World Amateur Championships bronze medalist Hallab, and the judges could not split them, so they have to do it all over again. Rostock, Germany: Middle: Sebastian Sylvester (34-3-1) W PTS 12 Mahir Oral (28-3-2). Heavy: Kubrat Pulev (9-0) W PTS 8 Dominick Guinn (33-7-1). Middle: Mariusz Cendrowski (21-2-2) W TKO 3 Tom Troelenberg (21-2). Light Kim Poulsen (14-1) W PTS 6 Alex Shorokhov (3-4). Impressive defence of his IBF title by Sylvester. Badly cut in second he starts to dominate from fourth in which he batters Oral for three minutes. Floors game Oral, 30, in eighth, ninth and tenth but can’t finish it. Third defence for 30-year-old “Hurrikan”. Scores 117-107 twice and 119-106, not bad for a fighter who was kayoed in one round in his first pro fight. Better performance than his controversial draw with Roman Karmazin in June. Oral’s only loss since 2004 was a stoppage defeat by Arthur Abraham in a challenge for the IBF title in June 2009. Bulgarian Pulev gets another good scalp, but fight uninspired. Guinn starts better but then fades and Pulev, 29, seemed to want the win more and did most of the work. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-73. Fifth win in the year for Pulev who had kayoed former WBA title challenger Matt Skelton in four rounds. Despite having won his previous five, Guinn 35, going nowhere. Pole Cendrowski shows Troelenberg that it is not always a good idea to go over old ground. Cendrowski 33 took away Troelenberg’s unbeaten record with a points win in June and this time it was even easier as he halted the German in three. Dane Poulsen makes it eleven wins in a row as he easily outpoints mediocre Russian on scores of 59-55 twice and 58-56. Chihuahua, Mexico: Super Fly: Victor Zaleta (17-1) W PTS 12 Lowie Bantigue (17-14-7). Super Fly: Oscar Ibarra (24-4) W TKO 2 Sonny Boy Jaro (31-9-5). Super Feather: Miguel Roman (32-7) W KO 1 Joan de Guia (11-12-4). Mexico win 3-0 over Philippines on the night. It should have been 2-1 or at least 2-0 and one draw. WBC No 3 super fly Zaleta has all sorts of trouble with modest Filipino Bantigue who forces the pace and seems to come out in front. Both fighters cut in ninth, but Bantigue' aggression looks to have given him the edge over better boxing and strong finish by Zaleta. Scores 116-112, 115-113 and 115-112 not popular. Ten wins in a row for “Nene” who wins vacant Cabofe title. Filipino champion Bantigue once went ten fights in a row without a win. No controversy over win for Ibarra. Jaro came out smoking and they traded punches. Two head shots from Ibarra put Jaro down at the end of the round. Ibarra went to work in the second and put Jaro down again and the referee stopped it. Now nine in a row by KO/TKO for Ibarra, who retains WBC silver title. Jaro lost on a first round kayo in a challenge for the WBA title against Giovanni Segura in November 2009. One punch from “Mickey” Roman and it is all over in 76 seconds. Managua, Nicaragua: Light: Carlos Velasquez (16-10-1) W PTS 10 Moises Solis (18-2).Straw: Carlos Buitrago (16-0,1ND) ND 2 Eddy Castro (12-5-2.4ND). Super Fly: Darwin Zamora (18-4-1,1ND) NC 2 Henry Maldonado (9-1,1ND). This was not supposed to happen as “opponent level” Velasquez edged out Solis on split verdict. Solis was supposed to be on his way to a world title shot, and Velasquez had won only one of this last seven. Scores 96-95, 96-94 and 93-97. Disappointments in the other two fights as Castro and Zamora both cut in the second round in their fights, so two no decisions. Cebu City, Philippines: Bantam: AJ Banal (23-1-1) W DIS 7 Luis Alberto Perez (26-4). Light Middle: Mark Melligan (20-2) W TKO 3 Bladimir Hernandez (18-4). Light Welter: Jason Pagara (24-1) W TKO 2 Sapapetch (20-7). Super Bantam: Ramie Laput (39-4) W PTS 8 Larry Canillas (14-3). Controversial ending. “Bazooka” Banal, 21, hurting Perez with body punches and mixing up his attack. Looks to be well in front and on for a possible stoppage win when Perez shakes southpaw Banal with a hard left. They go into a clinch and as the referee says break, and puts his hand on Banal’s shoulder, Perez lands a big right hook which puts Banal down and cut. Referee disqualifies Nicaraguan. Banal was four points ahead on two cards and six on the third at the finish. Former IBF bantam and super fly champ Perez, 32, will protest the result. Southpaw Melligan, 24, never lets useful Mexican into the fight. Puts on pressure from first, floors him with body punch in third and on second knockdown referee stops it. Fourth win in a row for Melligan since upset split verdict loss to "Mikey" Rosales in November. Third KO/TKO loss in a row for Hernandez, but opposition’s total records going in 54-3-2, so needs a break. Pagar, still only 18, floors poor Thai southpaw three times with body shots for easy win. Now twelve wins in a row and 13 by KO/TKO in career. Laput, 31, gives hard-punching hope “Bon Jovi” Canillas a lesson in how to box. Accurate counter-punching frustrates Canillas, 21, who had won seven in a row by KO/TKO. Scores 78-74, 78-75 and 77-74. Laput coming back from stoppage loss against Zsolt Bedak in December. His only loss in his last 25 fights. Mafikeng, South Africa: Bantam: Vusi Malinga (20-3-1) W PTS 12 Mike Domingo (40-15-2). Light Middle: Phil Ndou (33-4) W TKO 4 Bhekimpilo Mlilo. Bantam: Silence Mabuza (23-3) W TKO 3 Lwazi Mzolisa (7-2). In first fight in eleven months, former WBC title challenger Malinga, 31, wins IBF eliminator as he takes majority decision over Filipino Domingo in a tough fight. A slow start by southpaw Malinga, but then he begins to outbox the aggressive Filipino. Domingo, badly cut on left eyelid in fifth, goes back to his boxing in rounds nine and ten to get back into the fight, but as Domingo, also 31, tires Malinga sweeps the last two rounds to take the decision on scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 114-114. Malinga destroyed in one round by Hozumi Hasegawa in WBC title challenge in March 2009. Domingo had nine wins in a row coming in. Not sure about what level of eliminator this is as Domingo No 6 and Malinga No 9 in IBF ratings, but as NO 1 and No 2 spots vacant I guess effectively they were 4 and 7. Former WBU light champ Ndou, 33, and weighing almost 30lbs more than his original fighting weight, took a while to get going, but then was too good for Zimbabwean novice and halted him in round four of a poor march-up. N’dou had challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2003. and had been inactive from 2004 to 2009 and had lost a close decision for Lovemore Ndou for the IBO welter title in July 2009. Same for Mabuza, 33, in his first fight since losing in a challenge to Yonnhy Perez in an IBF title eliminator in May 2009. He was too good for eight fight novice Mzolisa and halted him at the end of the third. Mabuza also lost twice to Rafael Marquez for the IBF title. Monroe, USA: Middle: Bronco McKart (53-9-1) W TKO 7 Michi Munoz (22-6). “Superman” McKart is a world champion again. At least he is with his fans in Michigan. The 39-year-old southpaw had little trouble in winning the vacant UBO title against hand-picked opponent Munoz who proved vulnerable to body punches. McKart had the Topeka-based Mexican down in the seventh and Munoz decided to bow out. McKart, who was WBO light middle champ for about two months in 1996, now claims to be a three-time world champ as he won the IBA light middle title in 1997. Munoz has now lost three of his last four which makes him about the right level to challenge for the UBO title. New Jersey, USA: Feather: Jorge Diaz (15-0) W PTS 10 Emmanuel Lucero (24-6-1). Light Welter: Ron Cruz (10-0) W TKO 6 Jeremy Bryan (14-2). Hometowner Diaz, 23, remains unbeaten with points win over experienced Lucero. Diaz has a rocky fourth but then eases his way to unanimous decision Scores 99-92 twice and a too close 96-94. Lucero was stopped in three rounds by Manny Pacquiao in an IBF super bantam title fight in 2003. Career of prospect Bryan on the slope after second stoppage loss in his last three fights.
Sydney, Australia: Middle: Daniel Geale (24-1) W TKO 12 Roman Karmazin (40-4-2,1ND). Light: Lenny Zappavigna (25-0) W KPO Jihoon Kim (21-7). Super Middle: Junior Talipeau (17-1) W PTS 8 Shannan Taylor (50-9-3). Middle: Robert Medley (30-3) W PTS 8 Jason LeHoullier ( 21-4-1). Light Welter: Renee Ganoy (31-11-2) W TKO 3 Guillermo Mosquera (41-10-3). Super Middle: Jamie Pittman (20-2) W PTS 6 Toga Leota (11-5). Huge win for Tasman-born Geale. He sets a fast pace against experienced former IBF light middle champ Karmazin. Good hard-fought contest with Geale’s busier style and better stamina proving vital. A tiring Karmazin hit with a volley and the referee stops the fight with just 30 seconds left. Only loss for Geale, 29, was a split verdict to Tony Mundine Jr in May 2009. Karmazin, 37 had held IBF middle champ Sebastian Sylvester to a draw in his last fight in May, so was not a shot fighter. This was an IBF eliminator, so now Geale hopes to get a shot at Sylvester. Another huge shock as Zappa,23, floors South Korean twice in 90 seconds for sensational stoppage. Although Zappa holds the IBO title, this was an IBF eliminator and now Zappa, 16 wins by KO/TKO, hopes to get a shot at IBF champ Miguel Vazquez. “Volcano” Kim, 23, had traded on his chin in beating Zolani Marali and Ty Harris, but lost a points verdict for the vacant IBF title to Vazquez in August. This was the first time he had been stopped. May be the end for “Bulli Blaster” Taylor,38, as he losses clear unanimous verdict to New Zealand-born Talipeau, who competed in the Australian version of “The Contenders”. Easy for Medley as he wins every round against Yank. Puncher Ganoy comes through again with stoppage of 46-year-old New Zealand based Mosquera. That’s 26 by KO/TKO for Filipino. Former WBA middle title challenger Pittman eases back with points win after shock kayo loss to Joseph Kwadjo in May.