Weekly Report

December 2010

December 22

Penne, Italy: Super Middle: Lolenga Mock (30-12-1) W PTS 12 Lorenzo Di Giacomo (40-4-1). Mock,38, goes into the lions den and emerges with his European Union title intact. Congo-born Dane making impressive first defence of his title wins on scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 117-113 over 32-year-old Italian. Mock has lost to only good opposition including world champions Lucien Bute, Gabriel Campillo and David Haye, and talk now is of a big fight for Danish fans between Mock and the comebacking Rudy Markussen, rated No 14 by the WBC. Di Giacomo, a former undefeated European Union middleweight champion, has lost in two shots at the European super middle title.

December 23

Osaka, Japan: Super Fly: Hugo Cazares (34-6-2) W PTS 12 Hiroyuki Hisataka (19-9-1). “El Incredible” retains his WBA title in his third defence with a comfortable points win over No 6 rated Japanese challenger. Cazares, 32, handles initial aggression by the challenger and boxes his way to a victory based on his excellent use of the jab. Scores 117-111 twice and 116-112. After an unimpressive early career Cazares has now lost only twice in over ten years and in 27 fights, both to Ivan Calderon, one on a technical decision and one on a split verdict. Not bad for a guy who started his career in 1997 with a loss and a draw. Third shot at WBA title for Hisataka,25, who lost at flyweight to Takefumi Sakata and Denkaosan, but earned this title shot with a stoppage of previously un beaten Thai Panomroonglek in May.

December 24

Si Sa Ket, Thailand: Super Feather: Napapol (51-3-1) W TKO 6 Hirotsugu Yamamoto (10-5-2). Napapol, 32, shaken by Japanese fighter in first round, but then steadies himself and concerted body attack brings finish in sixth as he wins vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council title. Napapol has been a pro since 1995 and two of his losses have been to Oscar Larios for the WBC super bantam title in 2003 and to Toshiaki Nishioka for the WBC interim title at the same weight in 2008.

December 25

Izegem, Belgium: Jackson Osei Bonsu (33-4) W DIS 2 Luiz Augusto Dos Santos (25- 17). Disappointing night for fans in Belgium. Ghana-born Bonsu,29, needed to win and did so too easily. Floored poor Brazilian southpaw twice in the first round and Dos Santos spat out his mouthpiece to get a respite. In the second round he went down again from a light punch and towel thrown in. However top referee Daniel Van de Weiele was not fooled and he disqualified Dos Santos, 39, for lack of effort. Former European champion Sugar Jackson is trying to rebuild after losses to Rafal Jackiewicz , Selcuk Aydin and Randall Bailey. Mexicali, Mexico: Super Feather: Cesar Vazquez (22-0) W PTS 10 Jose Ramos (8-10).Hometown fighter “Saba”,24, stays unbeaten, but only just. Level on points on one card and trailing on points on another he gets an 10-8 final round with a knockdown of Ramos to win majority verdict on widely differing scores of 98-91, 96-94 and 95-95.

December 26

Saitama, Japan: Fly: Daiki Kameda (19-2) W PTS 12 Silvio Olteanu (11-4). Bantam: Koki Kameda (24-1) W PTS 12 Alex Munoz (35-4). Super Bantam: Tomoki Kameda (17-0) W KO 3 Pichitchai Twins Gym (17-18). This one was robbery as Daiki Kameda retained his WBA title with a split decision over unsung No 14 rated Spanish-based Romanian Olteanu. The Romanian was the aggressor throughout and the sluggish champion scored infrequently even though being the harder puncher. Weight problems may have weakened Kameda, 21, but whatever the reason he fought a poor fight and only some poor judging allowed him to retain his title. Olteanu, 32, lost his first three pro fights , but then won his next eleven, getting the title shot on the back of a win over former undefeated European champ Bernard Inom in defence of his European Union title in May. Kameda is reported to be going to give up his title and move up to super flyweight. Olteanu was a former Romanian amateur champion at 48kgs and competed in the 2004 European championships before turning pro. Koki Kameda wins a “world” title in the third different division as he outpoints faded veteran Munoz for the WBA secondary title (Anselmo Moreno is the real champion). The Venezuelan made the better start as he was throwing punches whilst Kameda, 24, seemed content to defend and counter. Munoz lost a point in the sixth for rabbit punches and that really was his last hurrah. As Munoz, 31, faded Kameda took over and swept the later rounds scoring a knockdown in the last. A previous holder of the WBA light flyweight and WBC flyweight titles Kameda collected the vacant secondary WBA title with this win. Scores ridiculously different at 117-109, 116-109 and 115-111. Munoz, twice winner of the WBA super fly title had not fought at bantam since 2006, and was a long way down the slope from the fighter who won his first 23 fights by KO/TKO, but this is the WBA, and the President is Venezuelan, so he got the title shot. It is a fair bet that Tomoki Kameda will be the third brother to win a world title, but he was given no test by Thai Pitchitchai as the 19-year-old made it twelve wins by KO/TKO. Berne, Switzerland:Middle: Yves Studer (26-0-1) W PTS 12 Samir Dos Santos Barbosa (24-7-3). Light Heavy: Mohamed Belkacem (19-3-1) W PTS 8 Merdjidin Yuseinov (5-8-1). Middle: Vitaliy Kopylenko (12-0) W TKO 7 Zdravko Nikolov (5-7). Switzerland has a world champion, if you recognise the IBC. The “Pit Bull” was given an unexpectedly hard time by Brazilian Barbosa, 30, but scored a second round knockdown and took the vacant title on scores of 117-111, 116-111 and 115-112. Yuder, 28, is a former undefeated EBU External champ (this is for fighters from European countries which are not part of the political European Union).Barbosa has been matched tough and fought good quality opposition when outside Brazil. Algerian-born Belkacem, 31, floored Bulgarian Yuseinov in the last and won a wide unanimous verdict on scores of 80-71 from the officials. Ukrainian Kopylenko bounced poor Nikjolov, also Bulgarian, on the floor in rounds 1,3,5,6 and 7 before the fight was stopped.

December 30

Polomolok, Philippines: Super Bantam: Ramie Laput ( ) W TKO 2 Rodel Veronque (7-19-2). Easy night for veteran Laput as he floors and halts Veronque in second. Now 32, Laput has lost only one of his last 26, but it was to Hungarian Zsolt Bedak and it cost him a title shot. Prague, Czech Republic: Cruiser: Roman Kracik (32-5-1) W TKO 2 Zoltan Beres (41-45-3). Cruiser: Lubos Suda (23-4-1) W PTS 6 Jozsef Nagy (23-8). Cruiser: Ladislav Kutil (18-2) W TKO 3 Michal Bilak (19-15). Czech Kracik, 39, much too good for southpaw veteran loser Beres, 40, and halts him in third. Kracik needed a win to keep his career alive after going 2-4 in his previous six fights. Routine six rounds points win for European Union champ Suda, 34, as he outpoints once promising Hungarian Nagy on scores of 60-52, 59-54 and 58-53. Suda holds a 2005 win over Kracik. Nagy, 35, won his first 17 fights, but is now a travelling loser. In his better days he beat Darren Rhodes, Danny Thornton and Dean Walker. Kutil, 34, beats up on regular loser Bilak. Kutil lost inside the distance to Nick Okoth in 2007 and was then inactive until 2010 when he returned with a points win over Nick.