Weekly Report

January 2011

January 1

Torreon, Mexico:Middle: Marco Antonio Rubio (49-5-1) W TKO 8 Wilson Santana (11-1,1ND). Middle: Marcos Reyes (19-1) W TKO 1 Rito Ruvalcaba (34-11). Feather: Miguel Roman (33-7) W TKO 1 Angel Priolo (30-9). El Veneno" overpowers Dominican light heavy champ. Santana hurt in the first, shaken and cut in the third, saved by the bell in the fifth and finally knocked down and stopped in eighth. Now six wins in a row for 30-year-old Rubio since his stoppage loss to Kelly Pavlik for WBC/WBO title in February 2009, his only loss in 15 fights since moving up to middleweight. “Dorado” Reyes put veteran Ruvalcaba,36 down in the first minute, but referee decides it was a slip. Reyes,23, scores another knockdown and this time fight is stopped with just ten seconds left in the round. Third defence of his WBC Fecombox title for Reyes and win No 17 by KO/TKO, six in a row since his upset loss to Amilcar Funes for the WBC Youth title in January. Ruvalcaba lost in one round to William Joppy for the WBA title in 2000. “Mickey” Roman,25, goes all out for a quick finish. A body shot puts Priolo,37, down. He takes the mandatory eight count, but after being floored by another body punch spits out his gum shield and the referee stops the fight. Now 25 by KO/TKO for Roman and all of his losses have been to top opposition. Colombian Priolo started out as a flyweight and lost only one of his first 31 fights. He was beaten by Jorge Arce for the interim WBC flyweight title and has now lost eight in a row, seven by KO/TKO, but the opposition has included Brian Viloria, Abner Mares and Israel Vazquez.

January 6

Nakhon Phanom, Thailand: Straw: Wanhenk Menayothin (15-0) W T DEC 10 Remy Cuambot (7-5-1). Fly: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (78-3-1) W TKO 4 Heri Purnomo. Wanhenk retains interim WBC silver belt for third time with a technical decision after Filipino novice unable to continue due to a cut. Light punching Wanhenk, 25, rated No 5 by the WBC, in front on all three cards. WBC fly champ Pongsaklek warms-up for defence against Edgar Sosa with a fourth round stoppage of Indonesian. Southpaw Pongsaklek, 33, lost two of his first four fights, but has now lost only one of his last 78.

January 7

Las Vegas, USA: Light Welter: Mauricio Herrera (16-1) W PTS 12 Ruslan Provodnikov (17-1). Light Middle: Demetrius Andrade (12-0) W PTS 8 Alberto Herrera (7-2-1). Minor upset as southpaw Herrera comes on over the second half of the fight to just edge out the previously unbeaten 26-year-old Russian. Scores 116-112 twice and 115-113. Herrera wins the vacant USBA title, but this one could have gone either way. Herrera, 30, had lost his unbeaten tag on a split decision to world rated Mike Anchondo in his last fight. A mixed night for the Herrera brothers as former world amateur champion Andrade’s better class and flashy southpaw combinations dominate fight. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-73. Fairfield, USA: Middle: Brandon Gonzales (14-0,1ND) W PTS 8 Lester Gonzalez (11-2-1). Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales, 26, given eight goods rounds by useful Gonzalez. Brandon just quicker and more accurate boxing gave him control, but Cuban southpaw Gonzales, 33, always in the fight. Scores 78-74 twice and 79-73. Chiang Khon, Thailand: Light: Thai Tor Silachai (20-2) W TKO 2 Arnel Donal (10-2-1). Bantam: Pungluang Sor Singyu (32-1) W PTS 6 Phudphadnoi Muangsima (0-1). One-sided as a series of attacks from WBO No 9 Silachai, 26 see Filipino Donal retire at the end of the second round. Seventh defence of WBO Orient title for Silachai. WBO No 6 Pungluang, 22, given good six rounds by novice. Pungluang lost a split verdict to useful young Belgian Stephane Jamoye, Jamie McDonnell’s next challenger, in May 2009. Epernay, France: Light Heavy: Geard Ajetovic (18-4-1) W TKO 1 Jackson Chanet (29-3). Middle: Israel Carrillo (14-2,2ND) W PTS 12 Michael Recloux (17-11-2). British-based Serbian Ajetovic, 29, in control from the bell. Hurts Chanet within 30 seconds with a big right then puts him down again with another. Chanet's head hits the bottom rope, but he gets up at count of 7, at which point referee Daniel Van de Wiele stops it just as towel comes in. Ajetovic had tough losses at middle to Daniel Geale, Matthew Macklin and Dmitry Pirog and may have more success at the higher weight. Former European super middleweight champion Chanet, 32, was having his first fight for 14 months. Ajetovic wins vacant WBC Mediterranean title. Spanish champion Carrillo also wins a vacant WBC Mediterranean title with clear unanimous verdict over Belgian champion Recloux. Recloux starts well but a punch after the bell in the second round starts a swelling under his right eye. Carillo, 31, almost finishes it with a big attack in the fourth and scores a knockdown in eighth. Carillo on top the rest of the way and Recloux, 27, could have been pulled out, but stays to the final bell. Scores 116-109, 116-110 and a too close 115-112. One of Carrillo’s losses was to former WBA champion Gabriel Campillo. Recloux was outpointed by Martin Murray in 2008.

January 8

Schymkent, Kazakhstan: Light Heavy: Beibut Shumenov (11-1) W KO 6 William Joppy (39-7-2). Light Heavy: Gayrat Ahmedov (16-0-1) W TKO 4 Tursunboy Abdullakimov (13-5). Welter: Ravshan Hudaynazarov (14-0) W TKO 10 Jose Luis Cruz (41-8-2). Light Welter: Alexandr Zhuravskiy (10-0) W TKO 6 Ruben Galvan (27-15-4,2ND).Fighting in his hometown Shumenov, 27, retains his WBA title for the second time; with a stoppage of late sub Joppy. Shumenov was always in charge, floored Joppy with a right in fifth and ended it with a body punch early in the sixth. Joppy was to have fought on the under card but the WBA agreed to him as a challenger when WBO champion Jurgen Brahmer pulled out of the unification fight. Former WBA middleweight champion Joppy, 40, had lost twice and drawn with modest Cory Cummings in his previous three fights. Uzbek’s Ahmedov, 32, retained his interim PABA title, and collect the WBA International title, as he battered Abdullakimoiv for four rounds and won when his challenger retired at the end of the fourth. Now 12 by KO/TKO for Ahmedov. WBA No13 Hudaynazarov looked on his way to a quick win as he floored Mexican veteran Cruz, 34, in the first. However, Cruz used his experience and durability to stay in the fight. In the end a bad cut over the right eye of Cruz was ruled too bad for him to continue. The Las Vegas-based Uzbek has 12 wins by KO/TKO and in this mad boxing world won the WBA Fedlatin title. Cruz was close to a world title shot when he drew with Carlos Baldomir in a WBC welterweight final eliminator, but Baldomir got the shot and Cruz faded. Former top amateur Zhuravskiy works over poor American Galvan and floors and stops him in sixth for WBA International title. Galvan, 38, from Indiana, has now failed to win any of his last eight fights. Greeley, USA: Light: Edner Cherry (28-6-2) W TKO 2 Ever Perez (12-20). No real test for Cherry, 28, as he jumps on Colombian veteran from the first bell and hands out a beating before finishing it in the second. Now four wins by KO/TKO for “Cherry Bomb” since losing to Tim Bradley for WBC light welter title in September 2008. Poor Perez, 36, has lost 6 of his last 8, all six by KO/TKO. Mexico City, Mexico: Straw: Ganigan Lopez (15-4) W PTS 12 Armando Torres (15-7). Bantam Christian Esquivel (21-2) W TKO 2 Eduardo Garcia (21-6-1). Fly Oscar Blanquet (26-3-1) W KO 1 Arturo Castro. Feather: Juan Antonio Rodriguez (16-2) W TKO 8 Ariel Vazquez (10-4,1ND). Feather: Salvador Sanchez (20-4-3) W KO 4 Erick Perez .Southpaw Lopez, 29, retains WBC silver belt with wide unanimous decision over Torres. Torres started well but a crunching body punch in the fifth took the steam out of him and the speedier Lopez had Torres hurt again in the seventh and dominated from there. Scores 117-112 twice and 118-111. Torres, who turned pro in Japan, and lost to Juan Carlos Reveco for the interim WBA title, is the nephew of former WBC fly champion German Torres. Esquivel, 24, and “Bambino” Garcia go toe-to-toe and Garcia shakes Esquivel and looks to be on top in the first. However, a big right from “Italiano” Esquivel in the second puts Garcia down. He beats the count but then Esquivel scores heavily and the referee stops the fight. First defence of WBC silver belt for Esquivel who has 16 wins by KO/TKO, and, as this was a WBC final eliminator, looks for a title shot. Garcia, a former WBA super fly title challenger, had won six in a row since that losing title fight against Nobuo Nashiro in 2006. All over in 34 seconds as a body shot from Blanquet puts Castro down and he is counted out. Now 17 by KO/TKO by Blanquet and 14 wins in a row. In an all-southpaw battle Rodriguez took a while to get going. Was badly hurt in the sixth by Nicaraguan and also lost a point for low blows. Turns it on in the seventh and Vazquez is retired in his corner before the start of the eighth. Sixth defence of his WBC Youth title for Rodriguez, also twelve wins in a row and 15 wins by KO/TKO. He had beaten Vazquez in nine rounds in August. Second win on the show for nephew of a former Mexican world champion as poor match sees Sanchez kayo Perez in fourth. Sanchez, 25, is the nephew of the former world featherweight champion of the same name. Lanus, Argentina: Super Feather: Vicente Rodriguez (31-2-1) W KO 3 Victor Coronel (14-8-1). Massacre as “El Mono” floors fragile Paraguayan twice in the first. Puts him down again in the second, and only the bell saves Coronel. Another two-handed attack in the third puts Coronel down and out. Now 17 by KO/TKO for 25-year-old Rodriguez. Tokyo, Japan: Light Middle: Charlie Ota (16-1-1) W TKO 6 Taisei Marumoto (28-10-1). Light: Nihito Arakawa (19-1-1) W TKO 8 Hiroshi Nakamori (29-2-1). New Yorker Ota (real name Bellamy) too young and fast for veteran Marumoto and wears him down with body attack. Ota, 29, cuts Marumoto, 34, by his right eye in fourth and cuts him again in fifth and forces stoppage with volley in sixth. Successful fourth defence of his OPBF and third defence of his Japanese titles by Ota and now has eleven wins by KO/TKO. Ota is unbeaten in his last eleven and rated No 10 by the WBA. Southpaw Arakawa has to climb off the floor to retain his national title in his second defence. Floored by a counter at the end of the first, and badly hurt, Arakawa, the WBA’s No 7, took a couple of rounds to get his act together and then was in control. Nakamori lost a point for hitting after the bell at the end of the sixth. Nakamori, 34, examined in his corner at the end of the seventh and a sustained attack in the eighth brought the referees intervention. Second try at winning the title for puncher Nakamori. Fourth try at winning an OPBF title for Nakamori. Tacoma, USA: Light Heavy: Lafarrell Bunting (18-3-1) W PTS 10 Matt O’Brien (18-2). The tactics of the respective boxers made this an unexciting night. Bunting, 30, was content to dominate with his jab and O'Brien, although the heavier puncher threw too few shots. Difficult to score, but “Fabulous Fairway” Bunting gets majority verdict on scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95. Bunting lost on points to Jean Pascal on points in 2007 and was then inactive until beating Canadian Junior Moar in November last year. Canadian O'Brien, 30, also rusty, he was having only his second fight in almost four years.

January 9

Punta del Este, Uruguay: Super Middle: Noe Gonzalez Alcoba (26-1) W TKO 3 Gustavo Magallanes (29-2). Super Bantam: Caril Herrera (27-1,1ND) W TKO 6 Miguel Villegas (6-10). Middle: John Jackson (9-0) W PTS 6 Carlos Araya (7-5). Local hero “El Carbonero” Gonzalez wins vacant WBC silver belt with easy win over Mexican veteran. Clash of styles makes for untidy first round. Gonzalez then too fast and punching too hard for Magallanes who is deducted a point in second for a low blow. Gonzalez, 31, scores knockdown in third and referee steps in to save 39-year-old Magallanes. Now twelve wins in a row, eleven by KO/TKO, for Gonzalez since points loss to Felix Sturm for WBA middle title in 2007. Local papers called him a world champion and said the win put Gonzalez up there with Carl Froch, Andre Ward and Lucien Bute! Magallanes lost in eight rounds to Khoren Gevor and was then out for five years. This was his second fight since his return. Another local boy, Herrera, wins vacant WBC Latino title with stoppage of Argentinian oldie. Southpaw Herrera, 30, has 17 wins by KO/TKO. His loss was a stoppage by Filipino AJ Banal in an IBF super flyweight eliminator in 2008. Poor Villegas, 35, is 3-8 in his last eleven. Jackson, the son of former WBA light middle and WBC middle champion Julien, taken the distance for the first time but wins every round. Scores 60-54 from all officials. The 21-year-old Jackson was a good amateur and represented the US Virgin Isles in the 2008 Olympics. Kampala, Uganda: Light Middle: Badru Lusambya (22-2-2) W TKO 2 Vicky Lolengo. Welter: Solomon Bogere (8-1-1) W TKO 2 Ronny Katwalo (0-4). Easy wins for Lusambya and Bogere. Lusambya makes it 20 by KO/TKO with stoppage of late sub Lolengo from DCR. “Mr Crush” was himself crushed in two rounds by Craig Watson for the vacant Commonwealth title in April. Bogere, out of action for eight months, has seven by KO/TKO, but poor opposition.

January 14

Key West, USA: Middle: Pete Manfredo Jr (37-6) W PTS 10 Daniel Edouard (23-4-2). Super Middle: Edwin Rodriguez (18-0) W PTS 10 Aaron Pryor Jr (15-3). Manfredo continues his successful middleweight campaign as he overcomes a slow start to win a clear unanimous verdict over Edouard. The Haitian started better, but “The Pride of Providence” scored a knockdown with a hard right in the fourth and then took control of the fight. Had Edouard hurt again in seventh and bleeding from cut inside his mouth. Scores 98-91 twice and 97-92. Six wins in a row for Manfredo,30, since his loss to Sakio Bika for the IBO super middle title in 2008.Now aiming for a title shot at middleweight, Manfredo has only lost to world rated opponents. Edouard, also 30, known as the “Haitian Sensation” has now lost two in a row, and was talking retirement. “La Bomba” Rodriguez suffers a suspected torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder early in the fight and is taken the distance by the son of the great Aaron Pryor. Rodriguez, 25, was giving away height to the 32-year-old, 6’4” Pryor, who scored heavily in the middle rounds, but was deducted a points in the eighth for use of the elbow. Dominican-born Rodriguez battled on and won on points on scores of 98-91, 97-92 and 96-93. Indio, USA: Light Middle: Erislandy Lara (15-0) W KO 1 Delray Raines (18-9-1,3ND). Welter: Frankie Gomez (8-0) W PTS 6 Jose Lugo (11-15-1). Super Middle: Bastie Samir (8-0) W TKO 1 Greg Hackett (2-5). Too easy for Cuban Lara. He measured the outclassed Raines and then put him down and out with an explosive right-left southpaw combination at the end of the first round. The 27-year-old southpaw has won his last four in the first round and needs better tests. The lanky Raines had lost in one round to Ron Hearns and in two to David Lemieux, but had gone the distance with Joe Greene. Future star Gomez,18, given some ring time by trial horse Lugo and wins every round. Scores 60-53 from all three officials. Mexican Lugo has won only one of his last 14 fights, but twelve of his opponents were unbeaten when he met them. Las Vegas-based Ghanaian Samir hurt Hackett early and flurried away until the referee stopped the fight which seemed premature. Six of the wins for 24-year-old Samir have come in the first round. It is the first time Hackett has lost by KO/TKO. Donetsk, Ukraine: Feather: Oleg Yefimovych (19-2) W PTS 12 Phillipe Frenois (13-3-1). Light Welter: Volodymyr Kravets (24-0) W TKO 10 Bastien Laforge (12-2-1). Feather: Stas Merdov (32-7) W KO 2 Nikoloz Berkatsashvili (17-7). Cruiser: Iago Kiladze (16-0) W KO 1 Zoltan Czekus (14-5-1). Super Middle: Server Emurlayev (19-0) W KO 8 Anton Sjomkin (10-3). Super Middle: Artiom Redko (18-2-1) WPT 8 Ivan Maslov (6-7-1). Light: Andriy Kudryavtsev (35-8) W PTS 6 Rakhim Migaleyev (27-65-2). Former European champion Yefimovych, 29, gets some level of revenge with a unanimous points victory over French prospect Frenois. “The Doctor”, who kayoed Esham Pickering in a European title defence in 2009, lost his European title to a Frenchman in August. Yefimovych wins vacant WBA Inter-Continental title on scores of 117-111 twice and 119-109. Frenois, 25, suffers from a lack of punching power, and all of his losses have been on the road. Kravets wins vacant WBA European title by halting game, but light punching, Frenchman Laforge. Kravets scored a knockdown in the first and had Laforge almost out again in the second. Laforge, 32, survived and got back in the fight. Southpaw, 29, Kravets lost a point in the seventh for use of his head, but forced the finish with another attack on the blooded Frenchman in the tenth. After a slow first round, tall Merdov,34, is hurt at start of second but fires back to floor Georgian Berkatsashvili three times with body punches. Now 24 by TKO/KO for Merdov who wins WBA European title. Berkatsashvili was kayoed here by Derry Matthews and Choi Tseveenpurev. Ukraine-based Georgian Kiladze, 24, uses vicious body attack to put poor Hungarian Czekus down three times for quick win and collects vacant WBA International title., Czekus lost inside a round to Enzo Maccarinelli in March. (Y)Emurlayev , 25, battered Estonian Sjomkin,31, and handed out a beating until finishing the fight with a crushing combination in the eighth to retain his WBA European title. Redko makes hard work of winning a unanimous verdict over durable Maslov. The scores were 80-72, 80-73 and 79-73 which seemed harsh on Russian, whose every fight has gone the distance. Redko has won 14 of his last 15. Former European title challenger Kudriavtsev eases back with a routine points win over veteran loser Mingaleev. Scores 60-54 twice and 60-55. Kudriavtsev was stopped by John Murray in a European title fight in September. Mingaleev, from Uzbekistan, last won a fight in 2005 and has not won in his last 27. Calgary, Canada: Light Welter: Steve Claggett (11-0-1) W TKO 3 Jose Julio Mendoza (7-1). Middle: Adam Trupish (8-0) W KO 2 Matt Palmer (2-3). Easy for hometown fighter Claggett,21, as he floors Mexican prelim fighter twice in second round and again with a body shot in third and fight stopped. Claggett wins meaningless WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Crushing kayo win for former top amateur Trupish. He floors novice Palmer twice in the first and twice in the second finishing with a big uppercut. Trupish, 31, is Canadian middleweight and super middle champion. As an amateur he competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and was twice a World Championships quarter finalist. Panama City, Panama: Super Bantam: Roinet Caballero (29-10-1) W TKO 3 Elvis Garcia(9-10-3). Super Bantam: Roberto Vasquez (28-4) W PTS 8 Luis Cuadradso ( ). Bantam: Rafael Concepcion (15-5-1) W PTS 8 Alex Olea(9-5).Former WBA title challenger Caballero was one of three top Panamanians to score wins over Colombian opposition. “Mus” had no trouble before flooring and halting poor Garcia in the third. Caballero ,27,lost to Chris John for the WBA title in 2001 and now has 22 wins by KO/TKO. Late substitute Garcia lost for the seventh time in a row. Former WBA light fly and interim flyweight champion Vazquez bounced back from two losses in a row withy a wide points win over Cuadradso. Southpaw Vazquez scored a knockdown in the second on the way to a win on scores of 79-72, 79-73 and 78-73. Cuadradso, 30, is 3-7 in his last ten. “El Torito” Concepcion won on scores of 80-71,79-72 and 78-73 over 33-year-old Olea. The former interim WBA super flyweight champion WBC/WBO bantam title challenger, had Olea on the floor in the fourth and out on his feet at the final bell. Concepcion was kayoed by Montiel min his challenge for the bantam titles and by Nonito Donaire in his interim title defence. San Nicolas, Argentina: Cruiser: Rogelio Rossi (16-2) W KO 5 Cesar Crenz (18-5). Southpaw Rossi defends his South American title and wins the Argentinian title with a count out win over “El Ruso” Crenz. Rossi,29, is a slow starter and suffered a swelling on his right cheek from a Crenz,31, attack in the first. In the second a body punch put Crenz down and from then on the body attack of Rossi took its toll. A body punch in the fifth hurt Crenz and saw the referee give him a standing count. Another right put him down and the referee ignored the towel coming in from the corner to count him out. Rossi has ten wins by KO/TKO and is unbeaten in his last 16 after losing two of his first three fights. These are tall cruisers, Rossi is 6’6 ½ “ and Crenz 6’5”. Zlatibor, Serbia, Middle: Predrag Radosevic (22-0) W PTS 8 Mugurel Sebe(13-54-2). Cruiser: Jovo Pudar (24-3) W PTS 6 Yavor Marinchevc (5-22,1ND). Montenegrin Radosevic,26, given good workout by durable 35-year-old Romanian loser Sebe. Sebe has only lost five times by KO/TKO in his 54 defeats. Serbian Pudar,39, moves down to cruiser for routine points win over Bulgarian. Pudar took six years out after losing to Samuel Peter in 2004.Marinchev has failed to win any of his last 13 bouts. Guadalajara, Mexico: Super Bantam: Rodolfo Hernandez ( 19-2-1,1ND) W PTS 10 Jose Roberto Gonzalez . Mexico City’s Gonzalez floors experienced Gonzalez in the fifth on his way to a unanimous decision.

January 15

Juan Carlos Paz, Argentina: Feather: Jesus Cuellar (15-0) W TKO 2 Jose Saez (20-11-5). Fighting in front of his hometown fans southpaw Cuellar, 24, scored two knockdowns in the first and another early in the third. Saez,35, beat the count, but was under pressure again when the referee stopped the fight. Now twelve by KO/TKO for Cuellar who retained his WBO Latino title. Mexico City, Mexico: Super Fly: Oscar Ibarra (25-4) W PTS 12 Junichiro Sugita(16-5). Super Feather: Dante Jardon (15-1) W PTS 10 Rene Gonzalez (28-4-1). Great little fight as Ibarra just hangs on to win a close unanimous verdict over the taller Sugita. Ibarra,25, had the better of the early rounds but was wild and inaccurate with his attacks. As he tired Sugita,27, dominated with a big ninth and by sweeping the next two rounds, seemed to have done enough for at least a draw. Scores 115-13 twice and 116-113. Ibarra, rated No 3 by the WBC, retained his WBC Silver belt for the second time and has won his last eleven. Sugita is unrated. Two surprises in the other top of the bill fight. Firstly that “Crazy” Jardon beat world rated Gonzalez and secondly that he did it by superior boxing. Known as a wild swinger, Jardon used a good left jab to box his way to a wide unanimous victory. It looked as though Nicaraguan Gonzalez, 25, had scored a knockdown in the fourth, but it was ruled a slip. In the end it made no difference as Jardon,25, won on scores of 98-92 twice and 99-91.Fourth defence of his WBC Youth title for Jardon. “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez, rated No 12 lightweight by the WBC, was looking to bounce back after losses to Urbano Antillon and Beto Gutierrez. Paranque, Philippines: Feather: Michael Farenas (30-3-3,1ND) W PTS 10 Ariel Delgado (19-6-3 ). It was counter-puncher Farenas against the aggressive smaller man Delgado in the all-southpaw battle between two 26-year-olds. Both men suffered cuts and Delgado forced the action with some success in the early round, but the boxing skills of Farenas saw him control the middle and late rounds. Farenas has lost only one of his last 26 and Delgado had lost only one of his last 16 going in. Scores strange at 98-92, 97-93 and one of 95-95. Cincinnati, USA: Super Feather: Adrien Broner (19-0) W TKO 1 John Revish (10-2-2). Mismatch does not last long. Broner,21, staggers poor Revish with a left hook early in the round. Floors him with another left hook and then showboats to the end of the round. Revish retires in his corner. Now 15 by KO/TKO for Broner, the last nine in a row, but this was a poor match. The colourful Broner was carried into the ring wearing a gladiators costume and Revish was nothing but a sacrifice. Cebu City, Philippines:Super Bantam: Jason Egera (14-5 ) W PTS 10 Rolando Magbanua (19-2). Super Feather : James Bacon (15-2) W PTS 10 Jake Verano (20-14-3 ). Southpaw Egera just edges out aggressive Magbanua. Good exchanges in every round, but Egera, 27, just pulls away over the last two rounds to win a very narrow split verdict with scores of 96-94 twice and 94-96. Bacon, 20, boxes his way to unanimous verdict over experienced Verano. Bacon’s jab was the dominating punch and Verano lost a point for a butt in the seventh that saw Bacon cut over his right eye. The ALA Gym fighter won on scores of 98-93 from all three officials.

January 19

Samut Songkhram, Thailand: Light: Saddam (21-0) W KO 2 Eddy Comaro (23-10-4). Bantam: Tabitimdaeng (35-2) W PTS 6 Anis Ceunfin (14-13-5). “Da Bomb” pads his record with an easy win over Indonesian, who has won only one of his last eight. Fourth defence of his WBC Asian Council title for WBC No 13, and win No 17 by KO/TKO, but still to face a real test. Same for Tabitimdaeng bouncing back from shock stoppage loss to Roli Gasca in November. Tabitimdaeng seems to find banana skins as his other loss was a kayo by modest Tanzania opponent Anthony Mathias in 2005. Five losses in a row for Indonesian Ceunfin.

January 21

Las Heras, Argentina: Light Welter: Lucas Matthysse (28-1,1ND) W TKO 8 DeMarcus Corley (37-16-1). Fly: Juan Reveco (26-1) W PTS 10 Miguel Tellez (20-14-1). Matthysse makes easy work of halting former WBO champion Corley. Scores eight knockdowns in all, three in the eighth round when the fight is stopped. Corley never in the fight as Matthysse, 26, dominates from the first with his heavy punching. Now 25 wins by KO/TKO for Matthysse, who had Zab Judah on the floor before losing a split decision in November. Southpaw Corley, 36, had given Marcos Maidana a good fight for the interim WBA title in August, but could not live with the power of Matthysse, who wins vacant WBO Inter-Continental title. Reveco defied the WBA by engaging in a non-title fight when he was overdue on a defence of his interim WBA light flyweight title. Routine day at the office for Reveco as he easily outpoints Nicaraguan winning 100-89 on all three cards. Eight wins in a row for Reveco since losing his WBA world title to Brahim Asloum in 2007. Only two wins in his last eleven fights for Tellez. Reveco now waits to se whether he will be stripped of the interim title by the WBA. Moreno, Argentina: Welter: Diego Chaves (17-0) W PTS 12 Omar Weis (40-11-4). Close run thing for prospect Chaves. He is floored and badly hurt in the seventh by veteran Weis. In the tenth Weis suffers bad cut by his right eye. Both stage a strong finish, but Chaves just edges it on scores of 115-112 twice and 114-113. “La Joya”, 24, rated No 6 by the WBO, makes second defence of his WBO Latino title. “Tito” Weis, 38, was once looked upon as a prospect when winning his first 28 fights. Mexico City, Mexico: Super Fly: Johnny Garcia (10-2-1) W PTS 12 William Urina (17-1). Bantam: Angel Aguilar (14-6-1) W PTS 8 William Gonzalez (25-4). Garcia retains WBC Fecarbox title for third time and wins WBO Latino title with wide unanimous verdict over Colombian Urina. Garcia dominates with his harder punching. Floors Urina in fourth and things get worse for Colombian when he suffers a cut on his forehead after a clash of heads in sixth. Switch-hitting Garcia also cut, but his less severe. Urina survives Doctor's examination in eleventh and tries to turn fight around in the last as he floors Garcia, but too little too late. Scores 117-109, 116-109 and 116-110. Seven wins in a row for Garcia who beat prospect Jesus Ruiz in September. Urina's record flattering. The record of his last opponent was 0-23! Huge upset in what was supposed to be just an easy payday for WBO No 1 William Gonzalez. Mexican prelim fighter Aguilar climbs off the floor in the first to win a split verdict over Nicaraguan southpaw. “Chirizo” only lost to Joseph Agbeko on a majority verdict for the IBF bantam title in 2008, and was unbeaten since then. Scores 76-75 twice for Aguilar and 76-75 for Gonzalez whose only other losses have been to Ricardo Cordoba and Jhonny Gonzalez.

January 22

White Sulphur Springs, USA: Heavy: Evander Holyfield (43-10-2,1ND) ND 3 Sherman Williams (34-11-2,1ND). Heavy: Cedric Boswell (33-1) W TKO 2 Dom Alexander (19-10-1). Heavy: Monte Barrett (34-9-2) DREW 8 Charles Davis (19-21-3). Heavy: Kevin Johnson (24-1-1) W PTS 8 Julius Long (15-15,1ND). Light Welter: Miguel Gonzalez (13-2) W TKO 3 Ramon Guevara (9-21-2). Holyfield had the better of the first round as Williams appeared to have a falling out with the referee and ended the round with bruising by his left eye. Williams had a much better second round and probably outscored Holyfield. However, a clash of heads saw Holyfield cut by the left eye. Williams, 38, again had the better of the third, staggering Holyfield at the end of the round. Holyfield’s cut had worsened and in the interval the fight was stopped as Holyfield's vision was being impaired by blood from the cut. Because the cut was caused by an accidental clash of heads, and the fourth round had not been completed, the outcome was a no decision. Holyfield, 48, retains his WBFederation title, but proposed fight with Brian Nielsen may now be in jeopardy. Easy win for Johnson over 7'1” tall, aptly named, Long. Johnson fought mainly on the back foot but his sharp jab was too good for Long to deal with. As the fight progressed “Kingpin” Johnson, 31, began to get through with heavy counters. In the eighth he opened up and floored 33-year-old Long twice, but ran out of time to finish the job,and had to settle for a points win on scores of 79-71 from all three officials. Johnson, who holds a win over Charles Davis, lost by a mile against Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title in 2009. Long has lost seven in a row. Boswell, 41, retained the NABA title with a stoppage of poor Alexander in two rounds. After softening him up with a variety of punches in the first, Boswell then floored Alexander three times in the second, all with body punches. Takes his tally of wins by KO/TKO to 26. Boswell has stayed well away from any real opposition and his stoppage loss to Jameel McCline in 2003 says more about him than his 33 wins. Alexander, 28, has lost 7 of his last 10, all seven by KO/TKO, and all where he has been thrown in way above his head. In his last fight in July, Barrett had become the first man to floor David Tua as fought the WBO No 2 to a draw. His opponent Charles Davis had won just two of his last 16 fights. Easy for Barrett? No way. Barrett started slowly but probably edged the first two rounds. However, southpaw Davis, 39, had big rounds in the third, fourth and fifth, and seemed to hurt Barrett in the sixth. Barrett woke up and pushed the action in the last two untidy rounds. One official scored it 77-75 to Davis but the other two spared Barrett's blushes with scores of 76-76, making it a majority draw. Barrett lost in five rounds in London to David Haye in 2008, and also lost on points to Nikolai Valuev for the WBA title in 2006. Gonzalez looks too strong for Guevara in first. An eventful second sees Guevara cut in a clash of heads and warned for a low blow. Gonzalez, 21, gets to work in the third and scores three knockdowns to bring the towel flying in from Guevara's corner. Now twelve by KO/TKO for Gonzalez, but Dominican Guevara just one win in his last thirteen. Levallois-Perret, France: Light-Heavy: Danny McIntosh (13-1) W TKO 11Thierry Karl (28-5). Middle: Rachid Jkitou (17-0) W PTS 8 Ivan Maslov (6-8-1). Light Welter: Chris De Busillet (24-8-2) W TKO 6 Chris Sebire (21-6). Brit Danny “Big Mac” McIntosh seemed on his way to defeat when he pulled out a big right which gave him victory and the vacant European title. McIntosh came in as a substitute and very much an underdog. For most of the fight this was borne out as Karl, 26, used superior boxing skills to control the fight. McIntosh had some early success when a right cut Karl by his right eye, but generally McIntosh was on the receiving end as Karl fired home fast hard shots. McIntosh tried to rough the Frenchman out of his stride, but that only resulted in a points deduction in the eighth. However, McIntosh stuck to his task and shook Karl with a volley of punches at the end of the tenth. A big right in the eleventh suddenly un-hinged Karl and McIntosh opened up to floor the Frenchman and force the finish. McIntosh,31, had been well beaten for the Commonwealth title by Nate Cleverly in 2009. He bounced back with a kayo of veteran Tony Oakey in February, and proved here that you can never rule out a puncher. Karl, a former French middleweight champion, had 18 wins by KO/TKO, and was also considered a puncher, but McIntosh had the power on the night. Up against a modest Russian opponent Jkitou, 25, just does not find any real rhythm, but still has too much for durable Maslov, and wins unanimous verdict on scores of 80-73, 79-73 and 78-74. Jkitou's opposition has been poor and he has not yet been tested. After five fairly equal rounds Sebire pulls out with a dislocated shoulder. De Busillet, 35, lost on a fourth round kayo to Jon Thaxton for the WBFoundation light title in 2005. Sebire, a former French champion has lost three in a row, including a points defeat at the hands of Peter McDonagh in April. Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico: Bantam: Hugo Ruiz (27-1) W T DEC 9 Alvaro Perez (19-3-1, 3 ND). In front of a huge crowd, “Cuatito” Ruiz wins the interim WBA title with a majority technical decision over Nicaraguan southpaw Perez. Nicaraguan cut over the right eyebrow and Ruiz tries for a finish but it goes to a technical decision. Scores 87-83, 86-84 and 85-85. Perez was deducted a point for butting in the ninth round which show how tight this one was. “Little Twin” from Los Mochis has won 18 in a row, 16 of those by KO/TKO. He started his career with nine first round wins. Perez, 28, made a fight of it, but had no right to be fighting for the WBA title. Perez was stopped in four rounds by Hozumi Hasegawa in a challenge for the WBC bantam title in December 2009. Bayamon, Puerto Rico: Super Bantam: Jonathan Oquendo (20-2) W KO 1 Cecilio Santos (25-17-3). Heavy: Carlos Negron (11-0) W PTS 8 Willie Herring (12-8-3). Bantam: McJoe Arroyo (7-0) W TKO 4 Eduardo Melendez (4-8). Impressive punching display by prospect Oquendo who finished experienced Mexican with one body punch. Now 13 by KO/TKO as he retains his NABO title for the first time. The two losses for Oquendo were a disqualification and a stoppage by two division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez back in 2008.Santos, 32, drew with Dmitry Kirilov for the IBF super fly title in 2008, and also lost to Fernando Montiel for the WBO title and to Veeraphol Sahaprom for the WBC bantam title. Although he has won just three of his last 14 fights he counts Anselmo Moreno, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Jorge Arce, Koki Kameda and other top fighters in his list of opponents. The tall Negron, 22, in his first fight at heavyweight scores wide unanimous verdict over Herring. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. Early days, but Negron winning without really impressing. Floridian Herring, 32, holds a 2005 win over Troy Ross, but has won only one of his last seven, although the opposition has been tough. Former top amateur Arroyo floors Melendez twice in the second and once in the fourth for stoppage win. Southpaw Arroyo, 25, was a bronze medalist at the 2007 World championships, competed in the 2009 World championships and also in the 2008 Olympics, where he beat Ireland's Ryan Lindberg. Doncaster, England: Bantam: Jamie McDonnell (16-2-1) W PTS 12 Stephane Jamoye (19-2). Light Welter: Carl Johanneson (30-4) W PTS 8 George Watson(8-3-2). Middle: Liam Cameron (8-0) W TKO 4 Lester Walsh (2-13-1). This was always going to be a tough second defence of his European title for McDonnell and so it proved. The young Belgian,21, was the aggressor early, trying to draw McDonnell, 24, into a brawl and Jamoye looked to be in front after four rounds. McDonnell then began to win rounds. Jamoye seemed to tire in the middle rounds but both fighters fought hard down the stretch with McDonnell's cleaner punching just giving him a wafer thin edge on two cards, despite a points deduction in the eleventh, for a majority verdict. Scores 115-113, 114-113 and 114-114. Jamoye has suffered two very close defeats, he lost a split verdict to Japan's Tomoki Kameda in Mexico in August, but he is young enough to come again, and will. Former British super feather champion Johanneson continues his comeback with a wide points win over game Watson. Johanneson, 32, scores knockdown in seventh and wins on referees card 80-71. Johanneson's last three fights have been a light welter, but he is due to fight Anthony Corolla for the English super featherweight title at the end of next month.” Cannonball” Cameron has too much class for Walsh. Former amateur champion, 20,takes the early rounds with his sharp jab before getting serious in the fourth. Volley of fast, unanswered, punches puts Walsh down and referee stops the fight. Liverpool, England: Light: Derry Mathews (26-5) W PTS 12 Scott Lawton (27-8-1). With Mathews looking for revenge, and Lawton looking to end his career on a high note, both fighters went for the win. Lawton had encouragement in the first round as Mathews was cut in a clash of heads. However, neither fighter really established dominance until the sixth when Mathews , 27,scored a knockdown and took over the fight. His heavier punching saw him take the next few rounds with Lawton coming into it over the last two rounds as Mathews tired. Scores were all for Mathews at 118-109, 118-100 and 116-111 and he collects the IBO International title. Former WBU champion Mathews had won his first 20 fights, but then lost four out of five in 2008/2009 by KO/TKO. He had been beaten by Lawton in six rounds in 2009 and kayoed by Gary Buckland in the Prizefighter series, but this win puts him back on track. Lawton 34, retires having lost four of his last five, but his losses have been to fighters such as Amir Khan, Jon Thaxton, John Murray, Gary Sykes and Levan Kirakosyan. Las Vegas, USA: Super Feather: Diego Magdaleno (18-0) W TKO 5 Marcos Jimenez (18-3), Feather: Robert Marroquin (18-0) W TKO 4 Eduardo Arcos (16-3-1). Light Welter: Jose Benavidez (10-0) W PTS 6 Fernando Rodriguez (5-2). Middle: Abraham Han (12-0) W TKO 2 Orphius Waite (5-3-1). This was a showcase for the next generation of Top Rank stars and they all came through with wins. Magdaleno never gave Jimenez a chance to get into the fight. Sitting down on his punches more, Magdaleno floored Jimenez in the first and dominated the fight with his aggression. Jimenez held out until the fifth when he again shipped some heavy punishment and retired in his corner at the end of the round. Southpaw Magdaleno, 24, who was US amateur champion in 2007, wins the vacant NABF title. Dominican “El Tigre” Jimenez, 26, had only previously lost to Edel Ruiz (which he reversed in a return) and Daniel Jimenez, so was a good test-on paper. Texan Marroquin also made it 18 wins, 15 by KO/TKO, as he waited-out the early storm of Mexican Arcos, then crashed home a left hook to the temple. Arcos beat the count but another left hook put him down again and brought the finish. Still only 21, Marroquin looks a real prospect. Arcos has a flattering record as he won his first 15, but has won only one of his last five. Class told as 18-year-old Benavidez refused to be taken out of his stride by the brawling Texan Rodriguez. Benavidez boxed his way to a comfortable victory interspersed with flashes of real class, and also got some useful rounds under his belt. Scores 59-55 twice and 58-56. It was the first time that the tall youngster had gone beyond three rounds. Han, another former top amateur like Magdaleno, Marroquin and Benavidez, did a job on over matched Waite. Han floored Waite in the first and again in the second and Waite in trouble when the referee stepped in. Han, 21, has ten wins by KO/TKO. New York, USA: Feather: Emmanuel Lucero ( 25-6-1) W PTS 10 Oscar Cuero (13-5). A tougher comeback fight for 32-year-old Lucero than the scores might suggest. “The Butcher” given ten hard, competitive rounds by Colombian, but his better boxing and a stronger finish see him through. Unanimous decision for Lucero in his first fight for three years as the officials score it 98-92 twice and 99-91 for Lucero. Manny was unbeaten in his first 22 fights before losing in three rounds to Manny Pacquiao for the IBF super bantamweight title in 2003. Three losses in a row for Cuero, but all against tough opposition. Bay St Louis, USA: Light Heavy: Blake Prevost (16-2-1) W PTS 10 Willie McIntyre (40-5-1). “Candyman” Prevost, 29, takes split verdict over experienced McIntyre. Record of southpaw Prevost deceptive as this was only his second fight outside the Louisiana circuit, so opposition poor. McIntyre, 35, inactive since 2008, lost to Joe Calzaghe in four rounds for WBO super middle title in 2001.

January 27

Kempton Park, South Africa: Light Fly: Gideon Buthelezi (12-2) W PTS 12 Hekkie Budler (17-1). Heavy: Flo Simba (9-0) W TKO 5 Chamunorwa Gonorenda (6-9). Disappointing fight as style do not gel. Southpaw Buthelezi, 24, elects to fight on retreat catching harder puncher Budler, 22, with counters. “The Hexecutioner” Budler comes in to the fight more in middle rounds but very little clean work from either fighter. Buthelezi, the IBO strawweight champion takes Budler’s unbeaten record and his IBO title on a split decision. Scores 118-114, 115-113 and 113-117. Buthelezi lost his first pro fight, but has lost only one of his last 11, and that was to world rated Tshepo Lefele. Budler was making the second defence of his IBO title. He had won two split decisions in his previous three fights, but his luck ran out in this one. Flo, from the DRC, had a good fight with Zimbabwean cruiser champion Gonorenda before halting him in fifth. Simba now has eight wins by KO/TKO, but Gonorenda has won just two of his last eleven. Houston, USA: Heavy: Steve Collins (24-1) W TKO 2 Shannon Caudle (9-2-1). Light Heavy: Cedric Agnew (12-0) W KO 1 David Robinson (26-63-4). Poor match hardly describes this as “Freight Train” Collins rolls over smaller and lighter Caudle and scores two knockdowns in second for stoppage win. Collins has 17 wins by KO/TKO but all against modest opposition. Caudle lasted just 64 seconds against Deontay Wilder. Agnew gets the job done even quicker as he kayos 43-year-old Robinson with a combination after just 81 seconds. Agnew, a Chicago Golden Gloves champion, who beat Jonathan Banks as an amateur, deserves better tests. Show was promoted by Lou Savarese.

January 28

Chicago, USA: Light Welter: David Diaz (36-3-1) W PTS 10 Robert Frankel (27-10-1). Light Heavy: Andrzej Fonfara (16-2,1ND) W TKO 5 Adam Jaco (9-4-1). Light Middle: Anton Novikov (19-0) W PTS 8 Dashon Johnson (11-4-3). Welter: Aslanbek Kozaev (14-0) W PTS 6 Hector Alatorre (16-14). Former WBC lightweight champion Diaz, 34, has a hard time with the clever and elusive Frankel, and has to settle for a majority verdict. In his first fight in ten months southpaw Diaz did the pressing and did his best work inside, but Frankel showed ring savvy and it was a close fight. Scores 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95.Frankel was also rusty as this was his first fight for almost two years after beating Bobby Pacquiao and Ric Dominguez. Pole Fonfara, 23, too good for modest 33-year-old Jaco. The 6’2” Fonfara scores knockdown in third and after another knockdown in the fifth, the referee stops the fight. Russian southpaw Novikov, 23, wins a unanimous verdict over Californian Johnson. In untidy fight Novikov loses points in seventh and eighth for holding, but wins on scores of 78-73, 77-73 and 76-75. Trouble for unbeaten Russian Kozaev, 23, as he is cut in the third round of a routine six rounder against experienced Alatorre, but wins on scores of 60-53 twice and 59-55. Temecula, USA: Heavy: Chris Arreola (30-2) W TKO 1 Joey Abell (27-5,2ND). Light Welter: Josesito Lopez (29-3,1ND) W TKO 7 Mike Dallas Jr (17-1-1). Super Middle: Shawn Estrada (11-0) W KO 1 Jon Schmidt (10-2). Almost farcical as a big right from 29-year-old Arreola unhinges southpaw Abell and referee stops it just past the two minute mark. Second win for Arreola since majority decision loss to Tomasz Adamek, but this one was a gift. “Minnesota Ice” Abell ok at the lower level but loses when he tries to step up. Clash of two promising fighters sees 26-year-old Lopez too strong for unbeaten Dallas in fight for vacant NABF title. A cut on his forehead worried Lopez but he took control and floored 24-year-old Dallas in the seventh and the fight is stopped. Seven wins in a row for lanky Lopez. Olympian Estrada, 25, in a bit of rubbish as he floors poor Schmidt three times in 108 seconds for pointless win. Estrada, who lost to James DeGale in Beijing, has won ten by KO/TKO, nine in the first round. Which shows just how he is being protected. San Diego, USA: Super Feather: Gary Russell Jr. (14-0) W T DEC 7 Feider Viloria (23-8-1,1ND). Feather: Raul Hirales Jr (12-0-1) W PTS 8 Charles Huerta (16-2). Southpaw Russell, 23, marches on. Floors experienced Colombian in the fifth and looks on the way to a points win when Viloria cut in a clash of heads in the seventh and the fight goes to the scorecards. Former Olympian in front on scores of 70-62 twice and 69-63. Viloria lost in nine rounds to Roman Martinez in a challenge for the WBO title in 2009. Former top amateur Hirales outworks Huerta and despite losing two points for low blows, still comes away with a unanimous verdict on scores of 77-74 twice and 78-73. I believe that Hirales is a brother of Raul and Ramon Garcia Hirales. Huerta was a World Cadet Championships bronze medalist and US championships runner-up. New York, USA: Super Middle: Lennox Allen (14-0-1) W TKO 2 Jesse Orta (7-15-2). One sided fight as Guyanan southpaw punches too hard for poor Orta and halts him in second. Now nine wins by KO/TKO for 25-year-old Allen but no wins in his last eight for Texan. Papeete, French Polynesia: Cruiser: Soulan Pownceby (17-0-1) W PTS 8 Moses Sorovi (20-16-1). New Zealander Pownceby, 35, remains unbeaten with a points win over 40-year-old Fijian. Score 78-75. Pownceby competed in the 2003 World Championships, the 2004 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games, but has left it late to turn pro. Sorovi is a former Australian cruiserweight champion. Barranquilla, Colombia: Super Middle: Alex Brand (12-0) W KO 4 Tomas Rodriguez (8-7-1). Cruiser: Angel Valencia (20-3,1ND) W KO 2 Leo Cassiani (0-2). Light Welter: Fidel Munoz (25-2) W PTS 8 Dunis Linan (12-18-2). Bantam: Ronald Barrera (28-8-2) W PTS 8 Ben Rivas (6-34-2). Former top amateur Brand blows away another opponent. At 33 he is another one who tarried too long in the amateurs. All of his wins have been by KO/TKO. Valencia returns to the ring after a break of almost eight years and has an easy time with novice Cassiani. Munoz, who lost to Humberto Soto in a challenge for the WBC lightweight title in September, eases past Linan. Barrera returns after his stoppage loss to Omar Nino Romero for the WBC fly title and wins unanimous decision as all three officials see it as 78-74.

January 29

Pontiac, USA: Light Welter: Tim Bradley (27-0,1ND) W T DEC 10 Devon Alexander (21-1). Heavy: Bermane Stiverne (20-1-1) W TKO 2 Kertson Manswell (20-1). Welter: Vernon Paris (24-0,3ND) W PTS 8 Emanuel Augustus (38-34-6). Welter Julio Diaz (38-6) W TKO 8 Pavel Miranda (16-6-1).Welter: Kendall Holt (26-4) W TKO 1 Lenin Arroyo (20-15-1). Super Middle: Darryl Cunningham (22-2) W PTS 6 Alberto Mercedes (14-17-1). Light Heavy: Marcus Oliveira (21-0-1) W PTS 6 Demetrius Jenkins (21-18-1). Light Middle: Allen Conyers (12-4) W PTS 8 James De La Rosa (20-1). Disappointing unification bout with an absence of any real highlights until fight stopped in the tenth after series of head clashes worsened a cut on Alexander’s right eye lid that was originally opened in the third round. Bradley was the aggressor most of the way and landed the cleaner punches. He was in front on all three cards with scores of 98-93, 97-93, and 96-95, so took the technical decision. “Desert Storm” Bradley, retains WBO title and wins WBC title that he relinquished in 2009. Southpaw Alexander, 23, making third defence of the WBC title had previously been stripped of the IBF title for taking this fight. Impressive win for Canadian Stiverne. He floors Trinidadian Manswell with a right and floors him again with a left hook to bring the referee’s intervention. Now 19 wins by KO/TKO, 14 of those in the first round, for 32-year-old Stiverne and he wins three different titles, which I won’t bother to list. A loss to Demetrice King and a draw with Charles Davis still leave question marks over Stiverne, but no question about his punching power. First fight in almost a year for Manswell, 34, who has spent seven years, and registered 20 wins as a pro, without every getting anywhere “Ice Man” Paris,23, remains unbeaten, but like many other prospects, he did not have an easy night against the erratic and experienced 36-year-old Augustus. In a rough battle both fighters suffered points deductions, Augustus in the sixth and seventh and Paris also in the seventh. Scores for Paris 77-72 twice and 76-73. Paris keeps winning without impressing. Five losses in a row for Augustus but still handful when he is in the mood. Former IBF lightweight champion Diaz, 31, up at welterweight, and building on his win over Herman Ngoudjo in May, finally wore down fellow Mexican Miranda. Diaz scored two knockdowns in eighth and had Miranda ready to be taken when the referee stopped the fight. Miranda, after being unbeaten in his first 18 fights, has failed to win any of his last six. Former WBO light welter champion Holt, 29, floors Costa Rican Arroyo with a left hook and wins in just 110 seconds. First fight for Holt since losing to Kaiser Mabuza in February. Holt, who lost his WBO title to Tim Bradley in 2009, now up at welterweight and trying to get his career going again after serious legal troubles. Eight losses in a row for Arroyo, seven to prospects, which is now his role. Cunningham, 36, handles Dominican with ease. Wins all the way, scores a knockdown in sixth and scores of 60-53 from all three officials show dominance. Southpaw has only fought outside Michigan twice and opposition has generally poor. Two old “names” on his record as he has beaten Antwun Echols and Rubin Williams in his last two fights. Mercedes, 33, has won only two of his last 13.Kansas City’ s Oliveira takes every round against veteran loser Jenkins. Scores 60-54 from all three officials for Oliveira who kayoed IBF No 8 Griffin in two rounds in 2009, but is not in their ratings. Conyers, 34, lives up to his “Dream Shatterer” nickname as he ruins the unbeaten record of Texas-based Mexican De La Rosa. The Bronx fighter scored knockdowns in the second, sixth and eighth round to win on scores of 95-92 on all three cards, which without the 10-8 rounds would have been a draw. First fight since August 2008 for Conyers who walked away after losses to world rated Said Ouali and James Kirkland. The 5’10” tall De La Rosa is only 23, so he could come again as he also had rust, not having fought since October 2009. Culiacan, Mexico: Middle: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (42-0-1,1ND) W PTS 10 Billy Lyell (22-9). Middle: Saul Roman (34-8) W TKO 2 Michael Medina (24-3-2). Chavez too powerful for game Lyell Scores 99-92, 98-92 and a too close 96-94. Lyell makes better start but Chavez gets into the fight. BY then Lyell is cut and Chavez has swelling on cheek. Lyell keeps is close until end of sixth and then the body attack of Chavez puts him in control. Lyell cut again and hanging on in last round. Medina makes the mistake of punching with the puncher. He had momentary success as he floored Roman in the second round only for Roman to storm back and batter Medina with a vicious attack that saw the referee stop the fight. Now 29 wins by KO/TKO for 30-year-old Roman. “Murder Man” Medina had lost to John Duddy on a split verdict in March 2010. Brakpan, South Africa: Straw: Nkosinathi Joyi (21-0,1ND) ND 3 Katsunari Takayama (24-4,1ND). Super Feather: Argenis Mendez (18-1) W PTS 12 Cassius Baloyi (37-6-1). Welter: Chris van Heerden (15-1-1) W PTS 12 Botishepo Mandawe (8-2). Light Heavy: Daniel Bruwer (22-2-1) W TKO 8 Ruben Groenewald (23-9-3). Welter; Philip N’dou (34-4) W PTS 8 Welcome Ntshingila (16-13-3). Unlucky Joyi as he is dominating fight with Japanese challenger when a clash of heads in third resulted in a cut high on Takayama’s head. Cut did not look dangerous but the Doctor advised it be stopped. Since bout had not gone four rounds it is a no decision. Joyi, 28, retains IBF title in first defence, but looked on his way to an easy win. Takayama, a former WBC strawweight and interim WBA champion could not handle the power of Joyi, who also had height and reach advantages. Dominican southpaw Mendez, 24, looked on his way to an early win when he floored veteran Baloyi in the first. However, the 36-year-old South African has only been stopped once, and he survived and managed to fight his way back into the fight in the middle rounds. New York-based Mendez took control again in the later rounds and won the IBF eliminator on scores of 117-110 twice and117-111. “Mr. Shy Guy” Baloyi, who has had two spells as IBF champion has lost three of his last four now. Mendez will go on to challenge South African Mzonke Fana for the title. In a stirring battle van Heerden retained his national title with a split verdict over relative novice Mandawe. Scores 118-112, 116-112 and 114-115. “Billy The Kid” Bruwer continued his comeback with a stoppage of Groenewald in the eighth round of a fight where a lot of effort and very little skill was on show. Both fighters had recently lost to Thabiso Mchunun for the national cruiserweight title. Groenewald, 33, a former WBU super middle champion, has lost three of his last four. “The Time Bomb” Ndou 33, won a unanimous verdict over good journeyman Ntshingila on scores of 79-73, 78-75 and 77-75. Ndou, a former WBU and South African super featherweight champion also lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr for the WBC lightweight title in 2003. Ndou holds a 2001 win over Baloyi and last year lost to Lovemore Ndou for the vacant IBO welterweight title. Cebu City, Philippines: Feather: Rey Bautista (30-2) W KO 3 Alejandro Barrera (21-5). Fly Edrin Dapudong (21-3) W TKO 7 Sofyan Effendi (10-11-2). Light Welter: Jason Pagara (25-1) W KO 1 Billy Sumba (18-3-1). Super Bantam: Roli Gasco (15-1) W PTS 8 Joash Apericio (7-5). Short war as Bautista, 24, and Barrera, 31, threw bombs at each other in the first two rounds. In the third a body shot hurt the Mexican. He beat the count, but a two-fisted attack from Bautista forced Barrera to go down again, and he was counted out. No 23 by KO/TKO for “Boom Boom”, who was stopped in one round by Daniel Ponce De Leon for the WBO super bantam title in 2007. After winning his first 18 fights, Barrera has lost 5 of his last 8 including a stoppage loss to Bautista at the same venue in August. “The Sting” Dapudong, rebuilding after loss to Wilbert Unicab, in September has good workout against game Indonesian before stopping him early in the seventh. Pagara, just 18, flattens Indonesian with a left hook counter with just seven seconds left in the first round. Now 13 wins in a row for Pagara. Sumba being found out as the opposition gets better. Won his first 17, but has won only one of his last five. Gasco loses a point for a butt in the seventh, but is well in command and wins on scores of 78=73, 78-74 and 77-74. Nice prospect, but pity he can’t punch. Guadalajara, Mexico: Super Bantam: Victor Terrazas (29-2-1) W PTS 12 Nehomar Cermeno (20-3). Fly: Jean Piero Perez (18-3-1) W PTS 12 Jesus Jimenez (31-6). A couple of surprises as local Terrazas won unexpectedly and Jimenez lost when he was a hot favourite. Terrazas aggression may have just given him the edge, but Cermeno has made a habit of losing close verdicts. Terrazas well beaten by Brit Rendall Munroe last year, but his win in this WBA eliminator puts him in line for a title shot. Scores 116-112, 115-113 and 113-115. Cermeno lost two split verdicts to Anselmo Moreno for the WBA bantamweight title last year. Perez gained revenge for Venezuela and collected the interim WBA title as he upset the odds by standing up to the punching power of Jimenez and despite being rocked in the early rounds boxed his way to a clear unanimous decision on scores of 117-111 twice and 118-110. Broadbeach, Australia: Heavy: Alex Leapai (22-3-3) W KO 1 Jason Barnett (12-13). Super Middle: Jamie Pittman (21-2) W PTS Tim Kanofski (11-4). Leapai, 31, extends his unbeaten run to 14 as he floors poor Barnett, 36, three times for a first round stoppage. That makes it 17 by KO/TKO, but a drop min opposition from previous foes Travis Walker, Owen Beck and Darnell Wilson. Barnett just two wins in his last nine fight. All the way form America for less than three minutes. Former WBA middleweight title challenger Pittman slowly working his way back as he wins every round against Kanofski. Pittman, 29, was stopped by Felix Sturm for the WBA middleweight title in 2008 and kayoed in seven rounds by Joseph Kwadjo last April. Scores 60-54 from the three officials. Monte Hermoso, Argentina: Super Fly: Roberto Domingo Sosa (20-0) W TKO 7 Devis Perez (13-2-2). “Incho” Sosa easily retains his WBA Fed Latin title for the second time as he batters Colombian to defeat. After a slow start Argentinian champion Sosa, 26, took over and forced Perez, 25, to take standing counts in round 3, 4 and 6. Sosa looked for the finish in the seventh and was landing with so many unanswered punches that he invited the referee to stop the fight. The official declined, but stepped in a few seconds later. Since the No 1 spot is vacant, Sosa is effectively WBA’s top rated fighter. Perez had lost only one of his last 16. Halifax, Canada: Super Bantam: Tyson Cave (13-1) W PTS 12 Nestor Bolum (8-1). The “Prince of Hali” wins vacant WBC Continental Americas title with a near shut out over South African Bolum. Scores 100-90 twice and 99-91. Second win for southpaw Cave since his loss to Will Casey last April. Nigerian-born Bolum was having his first fight since 2007. In his pro debut back in 2006 he beat new IBO champion Gideon Buthelezi. Gaillard, France: Super Feather: Samir Kasmi (12-8-1) W TKO 2 Joel Durand (16-3). Mild upset as Kasmi, 28, wins vacant French title. His aggression rolls over the better technique of Durand, 31, and he scores knockdowns in the first and second, after which Durand’s corner throw the towel in. Kasmi, who lost to Paul Truscott in 2008, was having his third shot at winning a French title, the other two down at featherweight. Allnay-sous-Bois: Middle: Julien Marie Sainte (29-2) W PTS 10 Affif Belghecham (19-6-1). Middle: Mehdi Bouadla (22-3) W PTS 8 Pavels Lotahs (5-11). Great little fight and a great atmosphere as Sainte retrains French title in his third defence after epic battle with Belghecham. First four rounds even as challenger holds off strong attacks from Sainte with good defence and clever counters. Sainte, 27, hurt in sixth and southpaw Belghecham in seventh. Sainte seems to take eighth and ninth as Belghecham, 36, cut on bridge of nose, and tenth even. Scores 97-93 twice and 96-94 as “Brigadier” gets decision. Eleven wins in a row for Sainte since losing to Tyan Booth in Canada in 2009. In his previous fights Belghecham had lost to Andy Lee and to Darren Baker for the vacant European title. Bouadla overcomes the disappointment of his fight for the IBF title falling through, and the tragedy of the death of his grandfather, and floors Latvian in the sixth on the way to a wide unanimous verdict on scores of 80-71 twice and 80-72. Also eleven wins in a row for Bouadla since losing to Belghecham in 2008. Verona, USA: Heavy: Frank Lawrence (14-2-2) W TKO 10 Jason Estrada (16-4). Middle: Jose Medina (13-9) W KO 4 Isaac Rodrigues (17-2). Minor upset as 35-year-old Lawrence halts former amateur star Estrada. Lawrence made the better start and had Estrada in serious trouble in the third. Estrada boxed his way back into the fight, but began to tire. Lawrence again hurt Estrada and cut him by his right eye. At the start of the last round “Yah Yah” Lawrence launched a big attack, momentarily halted as Estrada was deducted a point for low blows. A spent Estrada was defenceless when the referee stopped the fight. Lawrence wins vacant WBC CABOFE title and with his win over Lance Whitaker in September is in line for some good paydays. His losses have been on a shoulder injury against Bermaine Stiverne and a points defeat against Oliver McCall in 2009. “Big Six” Estrada had lost important matches against Alex Povetkin and Tomasz Adamek, but this loss was a huge blow to his hopes. Big upset as lightly regarded Mexican Medina, 27, flattens Brazilian Rodrigues with a great combination in the second round. Medina had lost on a split verdict to Matthew Hatton in 2006. Second KO/TKO loss in row for Brazilian after 17 wins. Accra, Ghana: Light Heavy: Braimah Kamoko (21-0) W TKO 4 Jorge Rodriguez Olivera (22-3). Feather: Ishmael Aryeetey W PTS 12 Nanabeyin Benya Bee. Light: Martin Haikali (7-4) W PTS 12 Sam Amoako. Welter: Joshua Okine (21-4-1) W Adonicio Francisco Reges (16-4,1ND). Super Bantam: Ray Commey W KO 5 Herbert Quartey. Light Heavy: Michael Gbenga W KO 9 Ayitey Powers. Kamoko wins vacant interim WBO African title-by beating a Uruguayan! Easy for Kamoko who floors Olivera in first and third, and the Brazilian's corner throws in the towel in the fourth. Fifteen by KO/TKO for 30-year-old Kamoko. Aryeetey wins vacant Ghanaian title with win over Benya Bee. Namibian Haikali too strong for former Commonwealth title challenger Amoako and retains WBO African title for fourth time with split verdict. Scores 117-115,116-114 and 113-117. Amaoko lost to Lee McAlister and Gavin Rees here. Former Commonwealth champion Okine, 30, floors and halts Brazilian Reges in four. Quartey keeps up his record of losing in title fights as he is kayoed in five by Commey. Former Commonwealth title challenger Gbenga scores numerous knockdowns on the way to kayoing Powers. Nigerian-born Gbenga wins vacant Ghana title. Cuernavaca, Mexico: Fly: Omar Soto (20-7-2) W TKO 2 Edgar Jimenez (11-5-1) Jimenez wins first two rounds, but then is caught with a left hook from experienced Soto, and it is all over. Sot has had shots at the IBF strawweight and IBO and WBC flyweight titles, and all of his losses have been either to world champions or top rated fighters. Soto wins WBC Fecarbox title. Lusaka, Zambia: Super Fly: Kennedy Kanyanta (9-0) W KO 4 Zolile Mbityi (34-14-3). Welter: Hasting Bwalya (7-0) W PTS 6 Silas Mandeya (0-4). Kanyanta wins vacant IBO Inter-continental title with fourth round kayo of 40-year-old South African Mbityi. US based Bwalya returns for his first fight at home and outpoints Zimbabwean Mandeya. Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania: Super Fly: Francis Miyeyusho (29-8-2) W PTS 10 Juma Fundi (14-5). Super Fly: Anthony Mathias (28-17-2) W TKO 6 Baina Mazola (4-1-1). In a much anticipated bout southpaw Miyeyusho, 30, goes all out for the first round kayo he had forecast but Fundi survived and came back to hurt Miyeyusho in the third. In a close fight the aggression of experienced Miyeyusho gave him the edge and he won a close unanimous decision on scores of 99-97, 99-98 and 98-97, which either goes to show the rounds were very even, or the officials sat on the fence. Miyeyusho is too good for the local opposition, but first round losses to Nick Otieno and Zolani Tete and a second round loss to Isaac Ward for the Commonwealth title put him into context. Mathias halts novice. Again Mathias, 32, does well locally but was also a first round victim against Tete and lasted less than two rounds in a Commonwealth challenge to Lee Haskins. He does have one shock on his record, back in 2005 he kayoed world rated Thai Tabtimdaeng in eleven rounds.

January 31

Tokyo, Japan: Super Feather: Takashi Uchiyama (17-0) W TKO 8 Takashi Miura (20-2-2). Super Bantam: Akifumi Shimoda (23-2-1) W PTS 12 Retsuri Lee (17-2-1). Two all-Japanese WBA title fights on the show with one champion retaining his title, and the other losing his. Uchiyama retains his title, but has to come off the floor in the third round before battering challenger Miura to defeat in the eighth round. Third defence of his title for 31-year-old Uchiyama, who did not turn pro until he was almost 26. Southpaw Shimoda wins WBA title in stirring battle with champion Ryol-Li Lee (real name Retsuri Lee). In an exciting battle challenger Shimoda was on the floor once and champion Lee three times, both being on the floor in a wild third round. Shimoda sweeps later rounds and wins unanimous decision on scores of 118-109 twice and 115-111.