Santa Ynez, USA: Light Welter: Kendall Holt (27-4) W TKO 3 Julio Diaz (38-7). Light Middle: Jonathan Gonzalez (13-0) W TKO 7 Rudy Cisneros (12-3,1ND). Super Middle: Anthony Dirrell (21-0) W TKO 3 Alberto Mercedes (14-18-1). Good win for Holt as he tries to get back into the title picture. Holt, 29, wins the first round scoring with some hard rights against former IBF light champion Diaz. In addition Diaz suffers a cut over his left eye in a clash of heads. Diaz shades second round and is finally getting through with some punches in the third. Seems to be winning the round when a double left hook to body then chin puts him down. Diaz up at seven, but is no condition to continue. Second won for former WBO champion Holt after back-to-back losses to Tim Bradley and Kaizer Mabuza. Diaz had fought his way back into the picture with a win over Herman Ngoudjo last May, but now has to rebuild again. Olympian Gonzalez beats a ring rusty Cisneros. The 21-year-old wears down for “The Contender” participant Cisneros who, although the aggressor throughout, never really troubled the talented Puerto Rican. In the seventh Cisneros comes apart and is taking heavy punishment when his corner throw in the towel. Unfortunately the towel got stuck on the ropes and the corner men of Cisneros have to throw it in again as the referee stops the fight. Gonzalez, who represented Puerto Rico in both the world championships and the Olympics, keeps 100% record of wins by KO/TKO. Only the third fight in almost four years for Cisneros. Dirrell, the younger brother of the Super 6 contestant, floors and then halts Dominican Mercedes. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for Dirrell, but ready for better opposition. Mercedes 2-12 in his last 14 Primm, USA: Heavy: Seth Mitchell (22-0-1) W KO 1 Evans Quinn (20-6-1). Light: Sharif Bogere (20-0) W PTS 10 Ray Beltran (24-5). Too easy for “Mayhem” as he waits out some flurries from Nicaraguan and then floors him with a volley of punches. Quinn takes the count on his knees. Mitchell, 28, and a former All-American Collegiate football player, has 16 wins by KO/TKO, including nine in his last ten fights. Quinn, 27, had lost to Sergey Lyakovich and Kali Meehan. The Ugandan “Lion” just edges out Mexican Beltran on a close unanimous decision. Beltran generally the aggressor, but Bogere sharper and busier. Bloody match due to numerous head clashes. Beltran cut over the left eye in the third and on his forehead in the ninth. Bogere cut below left eyebrow in fourth. Beltran has big ninth round, nearly flooring Bogere, but too late to turn excellent scrap his way. Scoring 96-94 twice and 97-93. This for the vacant WBO NABO title. Beltran, one of Manny Pacquiao’s main sparring partners, had won eight of his last nine by KO/TKO so it was a real test for Bogere. Gillingham, Kent: Light Middle: Prince Arron (21-3-1) W TKO 12 Sam Webb (17-2). Light Middle: Brian Rose (17-1-1) W TKO 8 Martin Welsh (9-1). Super Feather: Ben Jones (12-2-1) W TEC DEC 8 Akaash Bhatia (15-1). Heavy: Tom Dallas (15-0) W PTS 8 Zack Page (21-35-2). Champion Webb looks to be on the way to a successful defence of his British title in the early rounds as he uses good movement and intelligent boxing to overcome height (5’9”-6’3”) and reach advantages enjoyed by Aaron. All changes in the fifth when Webb shaken and then floored heavily. Webb, 30, making the second defence of his title, shows champion’s guts by not only surviving the round but also having a good sixth. Aaron looking for the finish and finally finds it in the last round. Another bomb drops Webb and he is trapped in a corner and under pressure when the referee stops the fight. Aaron “Jones”, 23, who won The Prizefighter” tournament, now unbeaten in twelve fights since a 2007 stoppage loss to John Duddy. Rose, 26 retains English title as he hits too hard for previously unbeaten Welsh. Local fighter makes good start, but although busy, he is inaccurate with a lot of his work. Rose takes over from third and is soon on top. Welsh loses a point for holding in sixth and is under pressure in the seventh. A big right in the eighth stuns Welsh and the follow-up attack from Rose brings the stoppage. Impressive performance from Jones who has Bhatia cut with a left from the first round and uses that punch to control the fight. Bhatia cut again under the right eye in third, but has his best round in the fourth as he rocks Jones. Fifth sees Jones totally in control with Bhatia spitting out his gum shield to gain some respite, and losing a point in the process (one of three occasions when Bhatia lost his gum shield). A clash of heads saw Bhatia cut again in the ninth and it went to the scorecards with Jones winning English title on scores of 79-73 twice and 78-75. Controversial win for Dallas. The 6’6” local looks slow and predicable against experienced 38-year-old Page. The American easily evades the Dallas punches and seems to land more and cleaner shots, but is scored the at 78-76. Dallas very lucky, but hopefully a good learning experience. Rio Cuarto, Argentina: Welter: Sebastien Lujan (37-5-2,1ND) W PTS 10 Jorge Miranda (42-11,1ND). The strength and constant aggression of Lujan too much for Miranda, but “Iron”, 31, leaves himself open and takes more punishment than needed on the way to a unanimous verdict on scores of 99-95, 99-96 and 98 ½ -96, to retain WBC Latino title for second time. Lujan, rated No 5 by the WBA, lost in title shots to Antonio Margarito and Sergey Dzinziruk, but has won ten in a row since losing to Jamie Moore in 2007. “El Chino” Miranda, 27 who lost to Jon Thaxton in 2006, had won six of his last seven. Fortitude Valley, Australia: Middle: Jarrod Fletcher (8-0) W PTS 8 Ade Alfons (14-14-3). Fletcher, 27, a top amateur, and one of the best prospects in Australia, floors 33-year-old Indonesian three times for stoppage. Seven by KO/TKO for Fletcher who won a Commonwealth gold medal in 2006 beating future Olympic champion James Degale in the process. Flemington, Australia: Super Middle: Serge Yannick (13-1) W PTS 10 Shannan Taylor (51-10-3). Heavy: Ben Edwards (3-0-1 DREW 10 Mike Kirby (9-3-2,1ND). Cruiser: Brad Pitt (8-0) W KO 2 Daniel Ammann (21-5-1). Big win for Yannick, 28, as gets off to a good start and then outworks the aggressive Taylor who lands fewer, but harder punches. Contrast leads to some bizarre scoring as split verdict goes to Cameroons fighter at 116-111, 115-112 and a strange 109-118. Yannick, who has won his last eight, lifts vacant PABA and WBA Pan African titles. The stocky, muscular Yannick May go down to middleweight. Taylor, 39, is now 3-3 in his last six fights. Two relative novices put up good scrap for vacant Australian title. Kirby, 35, leads early by pressurising the younger and less experienced Edwards, but Edwards started to make space over the second half of the fight to even things up. Scores 96-94, 94-97 and 95-95 so title remains vacant. Prospect Pitt, 29, a Commonwealth gold medalist, wins a big one as. after edging the first round, he kayos southpaw Ammann, a former Australian champ, with a big right, to win the vacant national title. Six wins by KO/TKO for Pitt. Catania, Italy: Light Heavy: Danilo D’Agata (10-0-1) W PTS 10 Emanuele Barletta (6-1). Good, close title fight sees D’Agata makes a successful first defence of his national title. It was the jab of D’Agata against the hooking attacks of Barletta. It looked even at the end of the seventh with D’Agata taking two of the last three rounds to win on scores of 96-94 twice and 94-96. Mazatlan, Mexico: Middle: Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez (16-0) W TKO 7 Francisco Villanueva (11-23-2). Southpaw Ramirez, 19, sweeps first three rounds, but then the aggression of Villanueva puts him into counter punch mode. In the seventh a big right stuns Villanueva and the fight is stopped. Santa Rosa, Argentina: Fly: Adrian Mendoza (13-1-1) W KO 6 Adrian Garzon (8-10). “The Flea” retains Argentinian title for first time with kayo of Garzon. Garzon struggles to make the weight, and is never in the fight. Mendoza on top in every round and after a good fifth finishes Garzon with a left cross. Seven wins by KO/TKO for 24-year-old Mendoza, who also hold the South American title. San Francisco, Philippines: Straw: Jether Oliva (17-0-1) W PTS 12 Fernando Ocon (6-1). Super Bantam: Ciso Morales (14-1) W PTS 10 Eman Labanza (7-6). Oliva, 23, wins vacant WBO Oriental title with unanimous decision over 20-year-old southpaw Ocon. Oliva scored repeatedly with his left hooks and had Ocon rocking in the second. Ocon fought his way back into the contest and Oliva was cut on the left eyebrow by a clash of heads in the fifth. The Davao fighter put in the stronger finish and won on scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. Former WBO bantamweight title challenger “Kid Terrible” Morales found southpaw Labanza a difficult opponent and refused to trade with him. Morales used hit-and move tactics to stay ahead and took the unanimous decision on scores of 97-94, 96-94 and 98-92. Salinas, Puerto Rico: Super Bantam: Jhonatan Vidal (14-0) W PTS 8 Cecilio Santos (25-19-3). Light: Mike Perez (13-0-1) W TKO 3 Ira Terry (24-5). Prospect Vidal in an excellent learning fight against experienced 31-year-old Mexican. Santos keeps the 21-year-old busy and makes him work for the win. Scores 79-73, 78-74, 77-75. Santos, who has had four world title shots, has won only three of his last 15 fights, but is a good test. Easy for 21-year-old Perez. He takes first two rounds, putting Terry down in the second, and was handing out punishment to Terry in the third when the fight is stopped. Newark-based Perez has six wins by KO/TKO. Terry with a deceptively impressive record has lost his last three by KO/TKO. Benidorm, Spain: Super Middle: Roberto Santos (17-5-1) W TKO 10 Francois Bastient (41-9-1). Heavy: Leif Larsen (14-0) W TKO 4 Ivica Perkovic (15-12).Comprehensive victory for “El Tigre de Benidorm”. In WBO European title fight Santos, 29, hands out a boxing lesson, but former French middleweight champion Bastient, 29, stays in there and takes the punishment. Finally the referee has seen enough and stops it in the tenth. In a battle of 36-year-olds 6’6” Norwegian Larsen pounds away at poor Perkovic for four rounds and the Croatian does not answer the bell for the fifth. Eleven by KO/TKO for Larsen. Glasgow, Scotland: Feather: Kris Matthews Hughes (13-1) W PTS 10 James Ancliffe (11-12-2). Good little battle as the contrast in styles led to an interesting fight. Champion Ancliffe, 27, getting inside and brawling to take the better boxing southpaw out of his stride. Hughes, 23, counter punching well, and scoring freely as aggressive Ancliffe leaving plenty of openings. As Ancliffe tires the Hughes jab dominates and earns him the Scottish title on score of 97-94. The only loss for Hughes was to Jamie Arthur for the Commonwealth title last October. Montevideo, Uruguay: Super Middle: Noe Gonzalez Alcoba (27-1) W TKO 9 Ruben Padilla (18-3-1). Feather: Caril Herrera (28-1,1ND) W KO 3 Cris Faccio (21-7). Feather: Javier Fortuna (15-0) W PTS 10 Hugo Gomez (11-4). “El Carbonero” feasts on limited Mexican. Gonzalez going for the finish from the first bell, and scoring with heavy jabs and right crosses, whilst Padilla spends his time on the ropes defending. When the Mexican champ does fire back he is throwing arm punches and not troubling Gonzalez. Padilla shows guts and a good chin as Gonzalez constantly nailing him with hard shots. Finally in the ninth a right stuns Padilla, 31, and another one puts him down. He reluctantly beats the count but is shipping more heavy rights when the referee stops the fight. Now 19 wins by KO/TKO for Gonzalez who retains WBC Silver belt. The only loss on the 32-year-old Uruguayan’s record was on points to Felix Sturm for the WBA middle title in 2007, since when he has won 13 in a row, twelve by KO/TKO. Herrera crushes Faccio to win the Uruguayan title. Southpaw Herrera hunting down Faccio from the first round and has him on the retreat and taking punishment. Early in the third a tremendous right drapes Faccio over the bottom rope and he rolls back into the ring and sits out the ten count. Herrera’s seventh win since defeat against A J Banal in IBF eliminator in 2008. Former WBC bantam challenger Faccio, a loser to Bernard Dunne and Alex Collado, was outgunned. Flashy Dominican Fortuna showcases his talent with speed and accuracy, but with his showboating makes it harder than it should have been against modest southpaw Gomez. Retains his interim WBC Youth title on unanimous decision. Guadalajara, Mexico: Super Bantam: Horacio Garcia (19-0) W TKO 2 Ricardo Carmona (10-3). “Violento” marches on. Irritated at having a count given against him in the first when his glove briefly hit the canvas, 20-year-oldGarcia floors Carmona in same round and breaks down Carmona in the second and now claims 17 wins by KO/TKO.
Carson, USA: Super Middle: Andre Ward (24-0) W PTS 12 Arthur Abraham (32-3). Heavy: Chris Arreola (31-2) W TKO 3 Nagy Aguilera (16-6). Super Middle: Dominick Britsch (23-0) W TKO 5 Delray Raines (18-10). Light Heavy: Shawn Estrada (12-0) W KO 1 Joe Gardner (7-3-1). Abraham was in this Super 6 semi-final for three rounds, and then Ward took the initiative and with his superior work rate and excellent jab kept Abraham from getting back into the fight. Ward gets stronger as Abraham fails to get his punches off and fades. Ward wins unanimous decision to retain WBA title. Scores 120-108, 118-110 and 118-111. Abraham claimed that he had suffered cramps from the fourth round. Both fighters guilty of infringements in a rough but not dirty fight. A slimmer Arreola disposes of Aguilera in three rounds. Arreola stuns the Dominican early in the first, but they both exchange heavy shots in the second. Arreola, 30, gets through again early in the third and although Aguilera tries to fight back another combination has him pinned on the ropes and in trouble when the referee stops the fight. Arreola’s weight his lowest since 2007. The former WBC title challenger has 27 wins by KO/TKO. Aguilera, 24, has now lost four of his last five since upset first round win over Oleg Maskaev in 2009. German Britsch, 23, outclasses poor Raines. Floors Raines in every round except the first and when a right drops Raines in fifth the referee does not even bother to count. Raines had lost in the first round in two of his previous three fights. Disgraceful match sees Estrada kayo poor Gardner in 87 seconds. Apart from the gap in class, Olympian Estrada, 26, had an 8lbs weight advantage. A left hook flattened 35-year-old Gardner and he also appeared to suffer a broken nose. Eleven wins by KO/TKO and ten in the first round shows abysmal matching for the over protected talented Estrada. Durango, Mexico: Super Fly: Cris Mijares (42-6-2) W PTS 12 Carlos Rueda (16-5-1,2ND). Super Bantam: Alex Valdez (24-5) W TKO 4 Jose Gutierrez (13-10). Routine defence of IBF title for southpaw Mijares. Too good for modest Nicaraguan late substitute. Constant use of the head by Rueda and a clash of heads in the third sees Mijares, 29, cut on the bridge of his nose, but it is never a factor. Mijares cuts Rueda on the left eyelid with a punch in the eighth and hands out plenty of punishment. Has Rueda hanging on at the end as he cruises to a wide unanimous decision in his first defence. Scores 120-108 twice and 118-110. Mijares is a former WBA/WBC champion at the weight. Rueda, 27, was not even rated by the IBF when the match was made. Former WBC bantamweight challenger Valdez, 27, gets back into the winning column as he hands out punishment in every round until the referee stops the fight to save the Nicaraguan. Valdez lost a close decision to unbeaten Rico Ramos in his last fight in February. Los Mochis, Mexico: Bantam: Hugo Ruiz (28-1) W PTS 12 Francisco Arce (31-7-3). Super Bantam Daniel Rosas (10-0) W TKO 8 David Gaspar (16-4-1). Light: Mahonri Montes (21-0-1) W TKO 2 Rafael Urias (22-20-2). Tremendous battle between two fighters who had been pals since childhood. Arce starts better and has Ruiz cut on the nose and with a swelling on his right cheek in the first, and scores a knockdown in the third. Arce down in the fifth, but more of a slip than a punch. Ruiz, 22, scoring well but floored again in the eighth. Arce loses a point in the tenth for a low blow and in the eleventh a Ruiz punch/slip sees Arce, 29, go right through the ropes and off the ring apron. He climbs back in, and no count is given, but Ruiz seems to win that round and the last to retain his interim WBA title on a very controversial decision. Scores 114-109 twice and 112-111. “Panchito”, the brother of Jorge Arce looked very unlucky not to get at least a draw and a rematch is very likely. Ruiz is known as Little Twin”. He is not a twin, but his elder brothers Edel and Heriberto, who are both experienced pros, are. Azteca tournament winner Rosas, 21, gets impressive win as he wears down more experienced Gaspar for stoppage. Seven wins by KO/TKO for Rosas. Gaspar had won six of his last seven. After a quiet first round between these two local fighters Montes and Urias exchange bombs in the second. Montes proves the faster and more accurate and floors Urias twice for stoppage with one second left in the round. Montes, 21, has 17 wins by KO/TKO. Urias has a hard punch but a soft chin, so most of his fights end on KO/TKO-one way or another. Neuquén, Argentina: Middle: Billi Godoy (22-0) W TEC DEC 9 Claudio Abalos (23-11-3). Hugely controversial ending with a near riot, bottles in the right, a ring invasion and the referee being pushed and shoved. Godoy, 24, in command early and floors Abalos in the second. Abalos uses his experience to get back into the fight, but loses a point in the sixth for pushing Godoy to the canvas. Abalos comes back to take the eighth, but the ninth is chaotic. A butt from Abalos leaves Godoy with a badly gashed nose and loses Abalos another point. Godoy stunned by the butt, given a standing count, by now bottles are coming in from Godoy’s local fans. The fight continues and with Godoy badly hurt and taking punishment the referee fails to hear the bell and stops the fight declaring Abalos the winner. Godoy’s corner men invade the ring and more bottles and some chairs start flying. It took some time to restore order. The referee is prevailed upon to examine the TV replay, which is allowed under the local rules, he accepts that the final attack of Abalos came after the bell, and with Abalos ungloved, and Godoy unable to continue, it is decided to go to the scorecards. Godoy wins the Argentinian title on scores of 89 ½ -82 ½ , 86 ½ -83 ½ and 88-81. Red Deer, Canada: Super Feather: Arash Usmanee (13-0) W KO 5 Alejandro Barrera (21-7). Usmanee in front in this one from the start and taking the fight to Barrera who is more than willing to trade. Usmanne hurting Barrera with body shots and hard combinations, but the tough Mexican firing back. In fifth Usmanee, 29, again scoring heavily, has Barrera hurt and chases him from corner to corner before putting him down with a right. Barrera takes the count on his knees. Good win for local fighter as Barrera’s losses have only been to good quality opposition Atlanta, USA: Heavy: Travis Walker (36-6-1) W PTS 10 Alonzo Butler (28-2-1). In battle of 31-year-olds “Freight Train” Walker, gets his second points win in last two fights as he takes majority verdict over Butler. Again strange scoring as it goes to Walker on scores of 94-89, 96-92 and 93-93. Walker, who had lost consecutive bouts to Johnathon Banks, Alex Leapai and Ruslan Chagaev, wins NABA US title. First fight in 17 months for Butler. Mexico City, Mexico: Fly: Omar Soto (21-7-2) W TKO 2 Valentin Leon (20-25-3). Body attack of “Lobito” too much for Leon who is rescued in the second round. Soto, 31, who has had two world title shots, retains WBC Fecarbox title. Leon has won only one of his last twelve.
San Remigio, Philippines: Light Fly: Jerson Mancio (13-1-3) W PTS 12 Jason Canoy (9-1-1). Plenty of blood spilt in this one as butts from Canoy open cuts on Mancio’s face in fourth (left cheek) and fifth (left eyelid). The butts cost Canoy a point deduction in each of the two rounds. Canoy the harder puncher, but Mancio, despite his left eye being nearly closed, used an effective body attack and a strong finish to take the unanimous verdict on scores of 116-110 twice and 115-111. Mancio, 23, unbeaten in his last eight wins vacant Philippines title. Additional Commonwealth Results:
York, England: Middle: Rocky Chakir (6-11) W PTS 10 Harry Matthews (11-3). Turk Chakir wins vacant British Masters title. Red Deer, Canada: Light Welter: Rory Coveney (6-0) TKO 5 Todd Furler (0-5-1).
London, England: Light Middle: Ryan Toms (8-0) W PTS 10 Scott Woolford (12-8). Middle: Gary Boulden (5-2-2) W PTS 10 Kreshnik Qato (25-8). Toms and Boulden win in Southern Area title fights.
Usti,Czech Republic: Light Middle: Lukas Konecny (47-3) W PTS 12 Hussein Bayram (34-4). Aggression does it for European champion as Konecny, 32, pleases his home town fans with a convincing win over Frenchman Bayram. The Czech was going forward all of the time, and Bayram, despite good use of the jab, was not strong enough to keep him away. Konecny scoring well throughout with hooks from both hands. Champ tires in the last couple of rounds but wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. Second defence of the title for Konecny who won the crown by stopping Matthew Hall in September. Twelfth win in a row for Czech since losing to Segey Dzinziruk for the WBO title in 2008. Now he is in line for another fight with the Ukrainian. Bayram, 35, was having his third shot at winning a European title, having lost to Dzinziruk and Zaurbek Baysangurov in previous European title fights. Dover, USA: Heavy: Frank Lawrence (15-2-2) W TKO 7 Jason Gavern (20-8-4). Heavy: Amir Mansour (14-0) W TKO 1 Ray Ochieng (23-14-3). Super Middle: Mike Tiberi (17-1) W PTS 8 Tim Hall (6-11). “Yah Yah” marches on. Lawrence floors Gavern with an uppercut in the first, but Gavern survives the round. Lawrence, 35, has Gavern hurt on occasions throughout the fight. In the seventh a right again hurts Gavern. It seems to land on his eye and he has trouble seeing after that. The fight is stopped at the end of the round on the advice of the Doctor. Lawrence, who has over wins over Lance Whitaker and Jason Estrada, wins vacant IBF Inter-Continental title. Gavern, 34, had both beaten Manuel Quezada and drawn with Johnathon Banks in 2010. Another quick win for Mansour as he floors poor Kenyan four times for stoppage after just 105 seconds. Now seven wins in a row by KO/TKO for Mansour, 38,who is picking up his career after a long spell in jail. He wins vacant IBF American title. Tiberi pleases his local fans as he uses a concerted body attack against gutsy Hall. Tiberi always in control and wins unanimous decision on scores of 79-73 from all three judges to go to eleven wins in a row. Reno, USA: Heavy: Tony Thompson (36-2) W TKO 3 Maurice Harris (24-15-2). Heavy: Chris Arreola (32-2) W TKO 7 Kendrick Releford (22-14-2). Light Middle: Javier Molina (7-0) W PTS 6 David Lopez (3-6). Light Middle: Ricardo Williams Jr (18-2,1ND) W PTS 6 Chris Gray (13-15). A degree of revenge for “The Tiger” as 39-year-old southpaw Thompson floors Harris , 35, with a right hook in the second and twice more in the third for a stoppage win. The 6'5” Thompson was stopped in seven rounds by Wlad Klitschko for the IBF and WBO titles in July 2008, but has registered five wins since then, all inside the distance. He now goes on to meet Eddie Chambers in a IBF final eliminator. Harris had been ranked No 6 by the IBF after beating Nagy Aguilera in August. These two met in the “Thunderbox” tournament final in 2002 with Harris winning. Harris lost in one round to Henry Akinwande in 2001. Arreola, having his second fight in 13 days, was stalking Texan Releford from the first. Arreola scores well with his jab and some brutal uppercuts. Releford was in survival mode. Arreola, 30, hurt Releford, 29, at the end of the fifth. In the sixth a left uppercut forced Releford to go down on one knee, and another brutal uppercut rocked him at the end of the round. Arreola kept the pressure on and forced the stoppage late in seventh. Now 28 by KO/TKO for WBC No 2 Arreola. First fight for eleven months for Releford, and only the third time he has been beaten inside the distance, but in his last fight he was beaten by Cuban Luis Ortiz, who was having only his third fight. Olympian Molina gets six good rounds against trier Lopez and wins unanimous decision on scores of 59-54 twice and 60-53. Molina, 121, was US amateur champion at the age of 17. He lost to Bradley Saunders at the World Championships and competed at the 2008 Olympics. Williams continues low-level rebuilding with unanimous verdict over 35-year-old Gray. Southpaw Williams won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics, where he beat Ajose Olusegun, but had his career seriously interrupted by a three year sentence in 2005 for dealing cocaine This was his eighth win since returning to the ring. Gray, 35, has lost six of his last seven. Pergamino, Argentina: Light: Hardy Paredes (14-9) W TKO 2 Daniel Dorrego (30-3-1) . Light: Oscar Pereyra (22-1) W PTS 8 Adrian Flamenco (12-11-3). Real shock for the home fans. Neither fighter seemed to know what a jab is, as they exchanged hooks from the first bell. “Metralleta” Dorrego was pressuring the Chilean when he was nailed on his way in and floored. He survived until the bell. They were again exchanging hooks in the second when a left hook put Dorrego down. He beat the count, but when another hook left him slumped against the bottom rope the referee stopped the fight without a count. Paredes, 29, was 2-7 in his last nine going in. Dorrego was making the third defence of his WBC Latino title and in November had kayoed unbeaten South African Jason Bedeman. Routine points win for “The Savage” Pereyra, 26. Flamenco manages to lose a point for fouling in the first round and is then floored in the third. Pereyra,in his first fight for eight months, takes unanimous decision on scores of 79 ½-75, 79 ½-73 and 79 ½ – 76. Nine wins in a row for Pereyra who kayoed Dorrego in one round in 2009. Only one win in his last ten for late sub Flamenco. Levis, Canada: Bantam: Sebastien Gauthier (21-2) W PTS 8 Robert DaLuz (13-36-3). Easy for Gauthier against durable but limited DaLuz. Canadian has DaLuz hurt with some good combinations as he cuts loose over the last three rounds, but DaLuz lasts out. Scores 80-72 from all three officials as Gauthier, 29, takes every round. DaLuz only one win in his last 21 fights, but better than his record makes out. Turriabla, Costa Rica: Super Feather: Bryan Vazquez (26-0) W KO 1 Michael Isaac Carrero (10-16-2). Welter: Elvin Perez (21-4-3) W KO 4 Gilbert Quiros (19-16-1).A left uppercut from prospect Vazquez and it is all over for Nicaraguan in 107 seconds. Now 14 by KO/TKO for 23-year-old Vazquez. Only one win in his last 14 for Carrero after long spell fighting in Europe. A thunderous right from Costa Rica based Nicaraguan Perez, 28, puts 40-year-old Quiros out in the fourth. Now ten wins by KO/TKO in his last 13 fights for Perez who stopped Quiros in six rounds a year ago. Fourth clean kayo loss in a row for soft-chinned Quiros. Ciudad Victoria, Mexico: Fly: Julio Ceja (14-0) W KO 4 Victor Martinez . “Little Chicken” Ceja, 18, makes it twelve wins in a row by KO/TKO as he kayos late sub Martinez. Panama City, Panama: Light Middle: Alfonso Mosquera (22-7) W TKO 3 Arsenio Terrazas (7-2). Super Bantam: Rafael Concepcion (16-5-1) W PTS 8 Luis Cuadrado (11-11). Feather: Roinet Caballero (30-10-1) W TKO 3 Santos Marimon (13-14-1). Both Mosquera and Terrazas had trouble making weight. “El Huracan” Mosquera, 29, in charge from the first bell with Terrazas showing guts to stand up to the punishment. Fight one-sided and the referee has seen enough and stops it late in the third. First defence of his WBC Latino title for Mosquera who lost to Joachim Alcine for the WBA title in 2007. Mexican Terrazas had weighed 165lbs for his last fight, so may have been weight-weakened. Concepcion, 28, puts Cuadrado down in the first, but can't finish. Concepcion dominates and wins every round, but Colombian makes him fight. Scores 80-71 from all three officials. Second win for Panamanian since stoppage loss to Fernando Montiel for WBC/ WBO tittles last July. Only other losses to Nonito Donaire and Jorge Arce, and now Concepcion negotiating for shot at WBC feather champ Jhonny Gonzalez. Caballero, 27, generally on top against Colombian, but only really breaks through in third and southpaw Marimon retires. “ Mus”, who lost to Chris John in a challenge for the WBA feather title in 2008, has 21 wins by KO/TKO, but his own chin is suspect. Massy, France: Cruiser: Chris Dettinger (15-1-1 ) W TKO 4 Krisztian Jaksi (9-17-5). Dettinger, 30, hurt in first round and struggles to survive. Recovers in the second and then gets on top and batters away at the Hungarian who retires at the end of the fourth. Jaksi lost to Terry Dunstan, David Dolan and also in one round to Enzo Maccarinelli, all in 2009. Hermosillo, Mexico: Middle: Rogelio Medina (22-1) W KO 1 Joel Juarez (29-15-2). Super Fly: David Sanchez (18-2) W TKO 8 Charly Valenzuela(23-14-3). All over in 38 seconds. “Porky” Medina, 22, catches Juarez with a two-punch combination to the head and then an uppercut to the solar plexus puts Juarez down and he stays there. Now 19 by KO/ TKO for Medina who is ready for stiffer tests. Juarez, 32, is a former Mexican welter champ. Even fight for the first four rounds and then the body work of Sanchez starts to get to Valenzuela. “Tornado” Sanchez cuts Valenzuela on left eyelid in fifth and floors him in the eighth to bring the stoppage. St Paul, USA; Middle: Caleb Truax (18-0) W PTS 10 Andy Kolle (23-3) . Light Middle: Said Ouali (28-3,1ND) W TKO 3 Dumont Welliver (18-24-1,1ND). Minnesota version of Groves-DeGale as the two best fighters in the State fought a fast-paced contests for local bragging rights. “Golden” Truax, 27, made the better start scoring well with body shots, but by the fourth round, “Kaos” Kolle, 29, had his southpaw jab working and was using his height advantage The middle rounds were fairly even and both fighters put in a strong finish. Truax wins on a split decision. Scores 97-93, 96-94 and 95-96. The only name on Truax's record was a faded Antwon Echols, who he beat in June last year. The only other losses for Kolle were to Andre Ward and Paul Williams. “Prince” Said, 32 has an easy time with late sub Welliver. After a feel-out first round the Moroccan southpaw floors Welliver with a right in the second and has him rocking again at the end of the the round. When Welliver is floored again in the third, the referee stops the fight. Said, climbed off the floor to flatten Hector Saldivia in May last year and fought a no decision with Randall Bailey in December. He has lost only once in his last 15 fights stretching back to 2004, and that loss was to WBC No 3 Selcuk Aydin. Welliver is without a win in his last eight.
Mexicali, Mexico: Welter: Omar Chavez (26-0-1) W TKO 4 Genaro Trazancos (22-15-1). Super Bantam: Daniel Quevedo (13-11-2) W TKO 3 Jesus Navarro (21-5-1). Light Welter: Armando Robles (17-1-1) W TKO 8 Pablo Munguia (11-3). Feather: Alejandro Lopez (21-2) W PTS 8 Eduard Arcos (16-4). Young Chavez works well with his jab and scores freely with hooks and uppercuts on Trazancos, who fights back hard every time he is hurt. Chavez floors Trazancos in second and finally breaks him down and in the fourth the local Commissioner sounds the buzzer telling the referee to stop the fight. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for 21-year-old Chavez, who is still a raw talent with much to learn, but 36-year-old Trazancos has lost nine of his last ten, eight by KO/TKO. Attempts were made to prevent the fight going aheaddue to Trazcanos form. “Twin” Quevedo wins vacant Mexican title with repeat victory over Navarro. Quevedo hunting down Navarro from the first round. Catches up with him in third and floors him. Navarro beats the count, but the fight is stopped. Quevedo, who has an early career draw with Chris Martin, had decisioned Navarro in 2009. Southpaw “Chato” Robles withstands a fast start by Munguia, bides his time and scores well with counters to the body. “Gravedigger” Munguia tires and is taking heavy punishment when fight is stopped. The Salt Lake City based Robles, 33, has won his last 14, including a victory over Livingston Bramble. Prospect Lopez too strong for Arcos, but can't supply the finish and has to settle for points victory. Scores 79-72 twice and 78-72. Sheffield, England: Bantam: Jamie McDonnell (17-2-1) W PTS 12 Nick Otieno (21-7). Light Welter: Nigel Wright (24-6-1) W PTS 10 Nick Smedley (14-1). Middle: Erick Ochieng (7-1) W PTS 8 Liam Cameron (9-1). McDonnell boxes his way to victory in Commonwealth title defence. Kenyan Otieno played his part with his determined pressure tactics. Both score well in the first round, but from the second McDonnell starts to dominate with his jab. Otieno getting caught trying to get inside the jab and is badly hurt in the ninth. The skill, movement and strong jab keep McDonnell on top and although he tries to finish it over the last two rounds, Otieno stays in there fighting. Scores 120-108 twice and 118-111. First defence of the Commonwealth title for European champion and WBC No 9 McDonnell, 25, since wining title from Ian Napa in January 2010.All of Otieno's losses have been on the road, and he never been stopped. Excellent display of class boxing and smart southpaw skills from Wright, 31, as he retains English title. Wright out boxes aggressive Smedley who only really comes into the fight in the late rounds. Scores 99-92, 97-93 and 97-94. Wright holds a 2009 win over Alex Arthur. Upset as Kenyan Ochieng fights a busy fight and outworks former ABA champ Cameron. In front of his homed town fans prospect Cameron, 20, seems flat and never really gets into the fight, also loses a point for holding as an indication of the way the fight was going. The referee saw it 77-74. Parker, USA: Light John Molina (22-1) W TKO 3 Alejandro Rodriguez (12-3). Molina, 28, overpowers Mexican. Floors Rodriguez in the first and twice more in the third for stoppage. Fourth win by KO/TKO for “Gladiator” since loss to Martin Honorio in July 2009 as he wins vacant WBC USNBC title. Rodriguez had lost only one of his last nine, and that loss was to unbeaten Eloy Perez. Bell City, Argentina: Super Middle: Ezequiel Maderna (14-0) W TKO 1 Martin Bruer (23-7). Strange ending. Both fighters just feeling each other out. “El Olympico” Maderna's reach giving Bruer problems. Maderna shakes Bruer with a right. Hurts him again with a two punch combination and in a delayed action from the combination Bruer goes down from a cuffing shot to the temple. Up at four, when the referee gets to five, a seemingly unhurt Bruer just walks back to his corner forcing the referee to stop the fight. Bairnsdale, Australia: Super Feather: Will Tomlinson (17-0-1) W TKO 7 Bandung Patavikorngym (19-2). Light Heavy: Kariz Kariuki (24-9-2) W TKO 1 Dechapon Suwunnalirt (5-18). “Wild Will” Tomlinson, 24, makes successful second defence of his WBO Oriental title with stoppage of durable Thai. Now twelve by KO/TKO for outstanding prospect. Kenyan Kariuki floors poor Thai opponent twice for first round stoppage. The 33-year-old Kariuki has 18 wins by KO/TKO. He was runner-up to Garth Woods in the Australian “Contender” series, and beat Randy Griffin in December. Georgetown, Guyana: Heavy: Kurt Bess (5-4) W TKO 8 Mitch Rogers (6-3). Bantam: Elton Dharry (7-5-1) W KO 7 Dexter Marques (8-1) . Super Middle: Lennox Allen (15-0-1) W PTS 12 Kwesi Jones (7-2). Bess comes from behind to stop Rogers in fight for Guyanan title. Rogers busier and in control, but Bess scores heavily in seventh and Rogers stopped in eighth. Bess, 31, who has won his last five, had beaten Rogers in a non-title four rounder in November. Dharry shows patience against Marques. Bides his time as Marques circles and moves to keep out of harms way. All of the hard work gets to Marques from fifth and he is trapped on the ropes in the seventh and put down for the count from a volley of punches. Dharry wins WBC CABOFE title. Allen has too much class for novice Jones. The speed and accuracy of his southpaw punches puts Allen, 25, ahead, whilst Jones, who holds the Guyanese light heavy title, is just not busy enough. Jones tires badly from the tenth and it is a matter of survival over the last three rounds. Too Sharp wins every round in WBC CABOFE title fight. Jones had beaten Howard Eastman over four rounds in September. Mexico City, Mexico: Fly: Oscar Blanquet(28-3-1) W TKO 1 Orlando Garcia (7-13). Super Feather: Gamaliel Diaz (32-9-2) W TKO 3 Roberto Tamayo (11-9-1). Salvador Sanchez II (23-4-3) W TKO 4 Lizardo de los Santos (16-10).Vicious body shot from Blanquet puts Garcia down in agony and it is all over in 82 seconds. Now 15 wins in a row for Blanquet, the last ten by KO/TKO. Also seventh defence of his WBC Continental Americas title. Eighteen of Garcia's 20 fights have ended by KO/TKO, but he has been on the losing side by KO/TKO in eleven of them. Diaz has real trouble with tough Tamayo for two rounds. A right to the jaw puts Tamayo down in the third, and although he gets up he is cornered and taking punishment when fight is stopped. Diaz,30, has eight wins in a row and this was his seventh defence of his WBC CABOFE title. Diaz lost to Jorge Linares for the WBC feather title in 2007 and to Humberto Soto for the WBC interim title at super feather. Sal II, the nephew of the great Salvador Sanchez, has too much class for de los Santos. Well on top when a shot to the liver puts de los Santos down in the fourth. He gets up, but during the mandatory count the Commissioner sounds the buzzer and the fight is stopped. Mazatlan, Mexico: Light Fly: Pedro Guevara (14-0-1) DREW 12 Mario Rodriguez (10-6-4). Light: Jorge Linares (31-1) W TKO 7 Adrian Verdugo (18-5-1). Feather: Andres Gutierrez (18-0) WTKO 5 Genaro Camargo (37-10). Great little scrap sees the fight swinging one way and then the other with neither man managing to dominate. Rodriguez, managed by Erik Morales, doing the pressing, but Guevara, who was cut by a clash of heads in the ninth, countering well. Draw a fair result as home town fighter Guevara retains WBC Silver Belt for first time. Scores 116-112, 112-115 and 114-114. Rodriguez, 22, lost to Donnie Nietes in a challenge for the WBO straw title last August. Tougher fight than Venezuelan “Golden Boy” Linares was looking for. Hurts late sub Verdugo in the first, but second and third even with Linares, 25, suffering a small cut in the third. Slowly wears Verdugo down as sub tires. Linares landing heavily in seventh as referee stops the fight. Now 20 by KO/TKO for former WBC feather and WBA super feather champ. “Little Jaguar” Gutierrez, just 17, makes it 15 wins by KO/TKO as he halts experienced Camargo. Gutierrez was only 15 when he turned pro. Managua, Nicaragua: Light: Rene Gonzalez (29-4-1,1ND) W PTS 8 Carlos Velasquez (16-11-1). Poor fight. “Super Chirizo” not so super. After Gonzalez floored Velasquez heavily in the first he became frustrated v with his inability tom finish the job and began to commit foul after foul with punches to the back of the head, low blows and hitting on the break. No excuse against a modest opponent and Gonzalez finally deducted a point whereas outside Nicaragua he would have bee thrown our. Gonzalez takes majority verdict on scores of 77-74, 76-75 and 76-76. Velasquez has won only two of his last eight, mainly campaigning in Europe, but he had a good win ion October beating Moises Solis. Kiev, Ukraine: Middle: Max Bursak (22-0-1) W PTS 12 Carlos Jerez (31-14-3,1ND). Light Heavy: Alek Cherviak (10-2) W KO 1 Vitaliy Rusal (27-3) . Light Middle: Kostya Rovensky (16-0) W PTS 8 Mykola Koronev (2-9). Heavy: Alex Ustinov (23-0) W TKO 1 Guido Santana (11-4-2). Light Heavy: Viacheslav Uzelkov (24-1) W TKO 6 Ivan Maslov (7-9-1). Light Welter: Serhiy Fedchenko (28-1) W PTS 8 Artiom Ayvazidi (10-1). Bursak,26, eases back after inactivity winning every round against durable, but limited Argentinian. Ukrainian does all the pressing and scoring heavily at times but Jerez in survival mode and is there at the end. Scores 120-106 from all three officials. . The WBO No 6 makes second defence of his WBO Inter-Continental title. Cherviak does it again. Last December he outpointed the former EBU cruiser challenger in a major upset. Rusal wanted a return and this time a left hook from “non-puncher” Cherviak, sent Rusal, 30, crashing to the floor with his head thumping into the canvas, and it is all over in round one. Light-hitter Rovensky has no trouble with late substitute Koronev and wins unanimous verdict. The 6'7 ½ “ Ustinov, 34, feeds on much smaller (6'0”) inept Bolivian,flooring him three times for stoppage. Ustinov, the Minsk-based WBA European champion with 18 wins by KO/TKO, has beaten Mike Sprott, Monte Barrett and Paolo Vidoz. Former WBA title challenger Uzelkov struggles to find his rhythm against strong Russian and looks sloppy at times. Finally gets through with heavy punches in sixth and a left hook has Maslov hurt, but stoppage a bit premature. “Steel Power”, 32, lost to Beibut Shumenov for the WBA title in July last year. First time that Maslov has been stopped. Best fight of the night sees world rated Fedchenko given all he can handle against unbeaten Avyazidi. Fedchenko under pressure as Avyazidi takes the fight to him over the first four rounds. Fedchenko boxing well with good movement and excellent jabbing. Close bout all the way and “The Professor” Fedchenko wins unpopular split verdict on scores of 79-75, 78-75 and 75-77. This was a K2 promotion with Vital Klitschko in attendance. Fedchenko is rated No 4 by the WBO, his only loss was to Kaizer Mabuza in 2009, and he beat DeMarcus Corley in November. Imus, Philippines: Fly: Froilan Saludar (12-0-1) W KO 2 Jack Amesa (20-17-2). Light: Anthony Marcial (18-1) W TKO 2 Chris Alag (8-20). Southpaw Saludar, 22, puts away experienced Indonesian with a body shot. Win number nine by KO/TKO for “Sniper”. Prospect Marcial, 24, returns after a year out with a fractured hand and halts Alag. Now 17 wins by KO/TKO for “Rocky” but Alag has lost ten of his last eleven.
East London, South Africa: Feather: Matima Molefe (11-1) W KO 2 Simphiwe Tom (8-1). Super Feather: Godfrey Nzimande (21-3-3) W TKO 5 Thanduxolo Gatyeni/Dyani (10-1). Macbute Sinyabe (17-1) W TKO 1 Giovanni Andrade (61-13). Straw: Hekkie Budler (18-1) W TKO 4 Luyanda Nkwanka (5-6). Molefe looking for a quick finish from the first bell. In the second round a big right from Molefe puts Tom face down. Somehow he beats the count, but is in no condition to continue. Eight wins by KO/TKO for Molefe who wins vacant South African title. All of Tom's fights had been over four or six rounds. Experience tells in win for Nzimande. Novice Dyani comes out throwing wild punches in the first. Seems to have blown himself out and looks tired in the second. Then resorts to holding and loses a point in the fourth. He is totally exhausted as Nzimande opens up in the fifth and the referee stops the fight. Nzimande regains South African title. Total farce as Brazilian veteran goes down from nothing much punch. Is floored again and slams his hands into the canvas in ridiculous histrionics, then gets up and walks/ staggers back to his corner so the referee stops the “fight”. Macman, 24, has never yet had one of his fights go the distance. Andrade, 41 has not won a fight outside of Brazil since a couple of wins in Argentina in 1994. Former IBO light fly champion Budler, 23, moves back down to straw and beats up on poor novice until fight stopped in fourth. Additional Commonwealth Results: All Commonwealth fighters except Zimbabwean Mawadziwana.
Accra, Ghana: Super Bantam: Razak Netty (5-2) W KO 7 Dan Armah (0-4). Light Middle: Peter Commey (1-5) W PTS 8 Abdul Majid (1-5). Middle: Peter Ato Ricketts (2-1) W PTS 8 Ed Ghartey(0-7). Bantam: Prosper Ankrah (12-2,1ND) W TKO 5 Mohammed Baba (0-3). Bantam: Emmanuel Quartey (4-0) W TKO 4 Sam Adotei (0-7-2). Super Feather: Emmanuel Addo (W TKO 4 Yusif Salifu (0-5). Light: Rafael Mensah (8-0) W TKO 4 Sam Danso (2-8). Super Feather: Osumanu Adama (23-5-1) W KO 5 Peter Musah (0-9). Welter: Patrick Allotey (12-0) W TKO 2 Paul Achab (3-4). Super Middle: Steven Abbey (8-2) W TKO 1 Joseph Akakpo (0-5).
Bairnsdale, Australia: Kerry Foley (14-1) W TKO 4 Adam Wilcox (4-16-1). Derby, England: Super Middle: Matt Hainey (8-2) W TKO 3 Kevin McCauley (9-26-3). Light Welter: Dave Ryan (11-4) W TKO 1 Gavin Deacon (6-21-1). Hainey and Ryan win in BBBof C Midland Area title fights. Belfast, N Ireland: Fly: Luke Wilton (9-2-1) W TKO 3 Salim Salimov (2-7). Lusaka, Zambia: Fly: Kennedy Kanyanta (11-0) W TKO 3 Kudakwashe Mwadziwana (1-5). Bantam: Gibbon Kamota (3-1-1) W PTS 10 Jobson Adams (4-3). Welter: Pythias Kambembe (5-2) W KO 3 Charles Misanjo (3-2). Middle: Donald Kampamba ( 4-2-1) W PTS 6 Steve Chungu (16-6-1). Kanyanta outclasses Zimbabwean who just sits out the count. “The Computer” Kamoto gets split verdict over Adams. Kambembe kayos poor Malawian, scoring three knockdowns. Now 41, Chungu loses a split decision to novice Kampamba. Now a middleweight, Chungu lost on an eleventh round kayo to Billy Schwer for the Commonwealth lightweight title in 1995.
New York, USA: Edgar Santana (25-3) W TKO 2 Roberto Jones (8-9-1). Light Heavy: Jason Escalera (11-0) W TKO 2 Mustafa Johnson( 8-12-1). Super Feather: Emanuel Gonzalez (8-0) W TKO 1 Jacob Thornton (2-4). In his first fight in three years, Puerto Rican Santana,32, got the job done early against modest Jones. After a quiet first round Santana floored Jones with a three punch combination topped off by a heavy right. Jones beat the count but was immediately in trouble again and the referee stopped the fight. Santana has lost only one of his last 21 fights, but needs to make for lost time, and face better opposition. Jones has lost four of his last five. Former New Jersey Golden Gloves champ Escalera, 26, also had an early night. He almost put Johnson away in the first with only the bell saving Johnson when he was on shaky legs. Midway through the second a right to the body put Johnson down and the referee did not bother to complete the count before waiving it over. Ten of “Monstruo” Escalera’s wins have been by KO/TKO, but opposition has been poor. Sixth loss in a row for Johnson. Manny makes it nine wins as he halts Thornton in 110 seconds. Puerto Rican-based Gonzalez staggered Thornton early, and with Thornton curiously seeming to be suddenly limping, he is an easy target and taking heavy punishment when the ringside Doctor has the fight stopped due to assessing Thornton’s leg problem. Seven by KO/TKO for Gonzalez, but last time out he only squeaked through on a majority verdict against a fighter with a 3-3 record.
Indio, USA: Light Heavy: Aaron Pryor Jr(16-3) W PTS 10 Librado Andrade (29-3) . Light Heavy: Enrique Ornelas (30-7) W PTS 8 Hector Hernandez (10-4-2). Feather: Randy Caballero (10-0) W TKO 6 Francis Ruiz (9-5,1ND). Heavy: Deontay Wilder (16-0) W TKO 1 Reg Pena (6-7). Light Heavy: Sergey Kovalev (15-0) W TKO 3 Terry Woods (8-2). A frustrating, and career damaging night for Andrade. Pryor, 6’4”, used his height and reach to keep the experienced Mexican at bay and never attempted to mix it. Librado, 32, was doing all of the pressing and throwing more punches, but just could not get to grips with the movement and long jab of Pryor,32, and spent a frustrating night trying to corner the son of the great Aaron Snr. The crowd booed Pryor’s tactics but he stuck to his plan and despite a furious finish by Andrade won a razor thin majority verdict on scores of 96-94 twice and 95-95. Big win for Pryor after his loss to Edwin Rodriguez in January. Ring rust May have hurt Andrade as he had been inactive for almost a year. Andrade has been unsuccessful in three shots at the super middle title, once against Mikkel Kessler and twice against Lucien Bute, but now will have to regroup. Looked like it could be a bad night for the Andrade clan when brother Enrique, 30, found himself on the canvas in the first round from an uppercut. Hernandez also had a good second round but Ornelas took over in the third. From then on he was scoring the more effective punches but Hernandez was always in the fight.. Scores 78-73 from all three judges. Librado boxes under his father’s name (Andrade), and brother Enrique under their mother’s family name(Ornelas). Enrique lost to Robert Steiglitz in a challenge for the WBO title in October. A good showing by 31-year-old Hernandez as this was his first fight since June 2008. Caballero keeps his unbeaten record with a sixth round kayo of Ruiz. Now six by KO/TKO for 20-year-old Californian. Another bit of rubbish as Olympic bronze medalist Wilder makes it twelve first round blow-outs of poor opposition. Pena has lost his last four by KO/TKO. Russian Kovalev, 28, continues to show promise in stoppage of modest Texan. Now twelve by KO/TKO for Kovalev. Las Vegas, USA: Super Feather: Diego Magdaleno (19-0) W TKO 3 Gilberto Sanchez Leon (31-9-2). Feather: Juan Carlos Martinez (19-12-1) W PTS 8 Bernabe Concepcion (28-5-1). Super Fly: Marlon Tapales (17-1) W PTS 6 Alejandro Solorio (4-5). Magdaleno continues to impress and the 24-year-old southpaw is even showing some power punching . After a quite first round a left hook put Sanchez down. He lasted out the round, but was still shaky and Magdaleno jumped on him early in the second, and put the experienced 30-year-old Mexican down again with a right. Again Leon beat the count but was on his way to the canvas again from a volley of punches as the referee stopped the fight. First defence of his NABF title and, after only three wins by KO/TKO in his first 15 fights, Magdaleno has now won four in a row by KO/TKO. For the much taller Sanchez (5’11” vs. 5’6”) this was only his second loss by KO/TKO. Upsets have almost become fashionable, and this was another. Unheralded Martinez, 29, started well spearing former WBO title challenger Concepcion, 23, with fast, accurate punches over the first three rounds. Under the urging of Freddie Roach, the Filipino upped the tempo and had Martinez hurt and wobbling in the fourth and fifth. Martinez stayed in the fight, and picked up points with his busier style. Concepcion had a good seventh and both fighters scrapped away to the final bell. The split decision went to Martinez on scores of 78-74, 77-75 and 75-77. Although Martinez had faced some good opposition such as Guty Espadas Jr and Juan Carlos Burgos, there was nothing in his record to suggest he would be this tough for Concepcion. The world rated Filipino had lost to Steve Luevano for the WBO title in 2009 and had Juan Manuel Lopez on the floor before losing to the Puerto Rican last October. Tapales, 18, evened things up for the Philippines as he took a majority verdict over Solorio. Both fighters were on the floor in the fifth, but the strength of Tapales gave him the edge and he rightly won the majority verdict on scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 57-57. Schiavonia, Italy: Super Feather: Devis Boschiero (28-0-1) W TKO 8 Luigi Mantegna (1-24). Super Middle: Cristian Sanavia (44-5-1) W PTS 6 Pavels Lotahs (5-14-1). Light: Luca Giacon (16-0,1ND) WTKO 5 Laszlo Komjathi (38-35-2). Very predictable win for Boschiero, 29, who retains the Italian title with a stoppage of Mantegna. Boschiero superior in every department. Mantegna losses two points for butting and is then floored with a right in the eighth. He beats the count but the referee stops the fight, and Mantegna promptly walks out of the ring. Boschiero, who still has some serious criminal charges to answer, had beaten Mantegna on points a year ago. Former WBC and European champion Sanavia,36, returns after injury, but has to climb off the canvas in the second to beat modest Latvian on points. Apart from the knockdown southpaw Sanavia in control, although Lotahs probably shades last round as Sanavia tires. Spaniard Giacon, 23, hurts Komjathy early, but experienced Hungarian stays close to try to nullify the Italian’s punching power. Giacon breaks through with a right hook in third and floors Komjathy. Keeps up the pressure and forces stoppage in the fifth. . Managua, Nicaragua: Super Fly: Evert Briceno (33-6-1) W PTS 10 Darwin Zamora (18-5-1,1ND). Light Welter: Jose Alfaro (25-7,1ND) W TKO 5 Eduardo Becerril (11-7-2). Straw: Carlos Buitrago (18-0) W TKO 2 Eddy Castro (12-6-2,4). The experience of Briceno, 33, proves decisive. Zamora had the edge in height and reach, but Briceno took the fight inside and Zamora’s work rate fell off with Briceno taking the unanimous decision on scores of 99-91, 99-92 and 97-93. Briceno lost to Omar Narvaez for the WBO title in May last year, and also lost to Fernando Montiel for the same title in 2005. Zamora, 23, can come again. Former WBA secondary champion Alfaro too good for modest Mexican Becerril who takes a beating and does not come out for the fifth. Star prospect Buitrago puts right the only minor blemish on his record as he finishes Castro with a body punch. These two met in October when a clash of heads led to a no decision. Win No 13 by KO/TKO for the 18-year-old Buitrago who is already rated No 3 by the WBO. Montebello, USA: Light Middle: Roberto Garcia (30-3,1ND) W PTS 8 Calvin Odom (15-9). “La Amenza”, gains revenge for a 2003 defeat as he takes unanimous decision. Garcia, 31, lost to Antonio Margarito in Margarito’s comeback last May, and in his last fight in March beat Jose Alfredo Flores. First fight since 2006 for Odom. Mashantucket, USA: Super Middle: Denis Grachev (10-0) W TKO 4 Vladine Biosse (11-1). Middle: Elvin Ayala (23-5-1) W TKO 4 George Armenta (13-7).Body attack by Californian-based Russian former kickboxing champ Grachev, 28, softened up Cape Verde Islander. A clash of heads in the fourth sees Biosse cut by his right eye and then floored. A second flooring sees the fight stopped. Ayala,30, continues his rebuilding. Floors Armenta with a right at the end of the second. A right puts Armenta down again in the fourth and, although he survives, he retires at the end of the round. Ayala lost to Arthur Abraham for the IBF title in 2008,but was blown away inside a round by David Lemieux in June last year.
Las Vegas, USA: Welter: Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2) W PTS 12 Shane Mosley (46-7-1,1ND). Super Bantam: Jorge Arce (57-6-2) W TKO 12 Wilfredo Vazquez Jr (20-0-1). Light Welter: Mike Alvarado (30-0) W TKO 3 Ray Narh (25-2). Super Middle: Kelly Pavlik (37-2) W PTS 10 Alfonso Lopez (21-1). Light: Pier Olivier Cote (16-0) W TKO 4 Aris Ambriz (15-2-1). Super Fly: Rodel Mayol (28-5-2) W PTS 10 Javier Gallo (17-4-1). Light: Karl Dargan (9-0) W PTS 6 Randy Arrellin (8-5). Light Welter: Jose Benavidez (11-0) W TKO 5 James Hope (6-8-1). Disappointing fight as Mosley comes to survive. After quiet first round, probably won by Mosley, Pacquiao takes control. Mosley on the back foot and throwing too few punches of his own to be in the fight. Pacquiao puts Mosley down with a short left in the third, but can’t find the finish. Crowd starts booing Mosley’s negative tactics by the seventh. Mosley scores a “knockdown” in the tenth when he shoves Pacquiao to the canvas. Pacquiao tries to finish the fight in the eleventh but Mosley survives. Scores 120-107, 120-108 and 199-118 as Pacquiao retains WBO title. Pacquiao claims cramps in left leg affected his mobility from fourth. The 10-1 odds were accurate as this proved as easy for Pacquiao as was forecast. Pacquiao has mentioned Juan Manuel Marquez as a possible opponent. What an amazing fighter “Travieso” Arce is. Considered to be on the down slope at 31,and with a whole pile of wars behind him, the little Mexican outlasted his young opponent to win the WBO super bantam title. Arce went after the young Puerto Rican from the first bell and scored well in the first three rounds, but suffering a cut over his left eyelid at the end of the third. Making the third defence of his title, Vazquez, 26, showed a champions spirit by coming back to floor Arce heavily with a left hook at the very end of the fourth. From then on it was a more equal contest with Vazquez scoring well with his jab and more accuracy, and Arce using all of his experience. Two of the judges had the fight even going into the last round (the other had Arce 5 points in front!) and Arce exploded all over Vazquez staging a ferocious attack that had the young champion helpless when his father, Wilfredo Senior, threw in the towel to save his boy. This was world title fight No 17 for Arce, who has been a full world champion at light fly, super fly and now super bantam (his reign at flyweight was an interim title, not a full title) and must go down as one of the greatest ring warriors of all time. Former middleweight champ Kelly (The Ghost) Pavlik returned to the ring for the first time in a year and was un impressive although he took a majority verdict over previously unbeaten Texan Lopez. It was the perfect fight to shed rust as it gave Pavlik ten rounds of solid work. Pavlik started slowly, but began to roll in the middle rounds scoring well with his left hook. As the rounds progressed Lopez, 28, tired and showed his inexperience. Lopez was rocked in the last round, but stayed the distance. The big surprise is that bit was only a majority verdict on scores of 99-91, 98-92 and 95-95. After all of his troubles and his well publicized visits to rehab Pavlik came through the fight well. As a good loser, Lopez will now find himself in demand, but his record is deceptive, as it has been built on the Texan circuit. Disappointing end in the Alvarado-Narh fight. Alvarado, 30, seemed to be in control, but had not been scoring heavily so it was a surprise when the Ghanaian retired at the end of the third round. Narh, 32, claimed that he had been taken ill due to something he ate after the weigh-in, but did not want to pull out of the fight. Alvarado, who stopped Dean Harrison in February, wins vacant WBC Continental Americas title. Impressive display by young Canadian prospect Cote. He hurts Ambriz in the second, floors him in the third and was handing out more punishment in the fourth when the referee stopped the fight. Now 11 wins by KO/TKO for 26-year-old Cote. Ambriz was fresh from a good win over Hector Serrano. Now up at flyweight, the former WBC light fly champ Mayol, 29, wins on another curiously scored majority verdict. “Kid Rapido” lived up to his name as he was just that much quicker with his punches. Gallo had the better start, but from the third Mayol’s faster punching gave him the edge. Gallo rallied late but Mayol’s cleaner punching saw him taking most of the late rounds and battering Gallo in the last. Scores 98-92 twice and 95-95. Prospect Dargan made another of his too rare appearances and was in control all the way against an aggressive Arrellin. First fight for a year for the former double US and Pan American gold medalist who wins on scores of 59-55 twice and 60-54. Benavidez just too good for game Hope. Finally hunts Hope down in the fifth and has him badly shaken when the referee stops the fight. Now ten by KO/TKO for 18-year-old prospect. Neubrandenburg, Germany: Middle: Daniel Geale (25-1) W PTS 12 Sebastian Sylvester (34-4-1). Light Heavy: Karo Murat (24-1) W TKO 11 Otis Griffin (23-8-2). Light Heavy: Eduard Gutknecht (21-1) W TKO 8 Danny McIntosh (13-2). Cruiser: Enad Licina (20-3) W KO 1 Michele De Meo (13-5). Middle: Marcos Nader (10-0) W PTS 8 Salvatore Annunziata (14-4-3). Heavy: Edmund Gerber (15-0) W TKO 1 Carl Baker (9-6). 118-110, 118-112 and 110-118. Tasmanian Geale wins IBF title with split decision over champion Sylvester. Sylvester, 30, making his fourth title defence was first into his stride as he took the early rounds with his jab. Geale, also 30, was working inside and came into the fight as Sylvester seemed to lose his way and slowed right down. The switch hitting Geale was busier, seemed to take the middle rounds and shook Sylvester in the eleventh and again in the twelfth to clinch the verdict. Bizarre scoring at 118-110, 118-112 and 110-118. Geale’s only loss was on a split decision to Anthony Mundine Jr. in 2009 and a return would be a huge fight for Australia. Iraqi-born Murat, 27, outworks veteran Griffin and scores well with hooks to the body. Griffin has a big seventh round as he has Murat hurt. The next three rounds are fairly even, but two hooks from Murat in the eleven unhinge Griffin and bring the stoppage right at the end of the round. Murat wins vacant IBF Inter-Continental title. His only loss was a tenth round stoppage against Nat Cleverly in September . Griffin is 4-4 in his last eight, but he only lost on a split decision to Yusaf Mack in an IBF eliminator in March. Former WBO super middle title challenger Gutknecht wins European title with convincing stoppage of champion McIntosh. The upright, orthodox German uses a strong jab and good right to put the pressure on McIntosh and scored heavily at the end of the first. McIntosh seemed content to let Gutknecht come forward and counter his attacks, but it was not working. McIntosh emerged from the fourth round with a cut on his right cheek, but managed to shake Gutknetch in the fifth. However, a left hook at the start of the sixth had McIntosh sagging and under pressure, but he fought back well at the end of the round. His hopes were hit in the seventh when he was deducted a point for a low punch. To make matters worse Gutknecht’s punches had the right eye of McIntosh badly swollen. Knowing he was near defeat “Big Mac” threw desperation punches at the start of the eighth, but Gutknecht scored heavily and with McIntosh hurt and shaken the referee stopped the fight. Serbian Licina takes just 124 seconds to put away overmatched Italian “Crazy Bull”. Licina lost to Steve Cunningham in a challenge for the IBF title in February. Austrian-based Spaniard Nader takes unanimous verdict over Italian southpaw, but does not impress. One big right hand from Gerber puts Britisher Baker down. Baker beats the count but is in no condition to continue. Gerber has beaten Lee Swaby, Colin Kenna and Paul Butlin, so is enjoying a feast of British heavyweights. Osaka, Japan: Bantam: Koki Kameda (25-1) W TKO 11 Daniel Diaz (18-3). Super Feather: Ron Pontillas (12-3-3) W TKO 1 Masao Nakamura (12-1). Bantam: Tomoki Kameda (19-0) W PTS 10 Nate Bolcio (10-3-1). Predictably easy defence of WBA secondary title for 24-year-old Kameda The height and reach advantages of challenger Diaz are no hindrance for southpaw Kameda who is just too quick and strong for overrated 27-year-old Nicaraguan. Diaz is under pressure all the way. Nicaraguan cut in fourth, and floored in eighth. Takes heavy punishment in the eleventh and retires at the end of the round. First defence of WBA secondary title for Kameda who is a former WBA light fly and WBC fly champion, and win No 16 by KO/TKO. This was the first fight in over a year for Diaz. Yet another upset as Filipino southpaw Pontillas explodes all over WBA No 6 Nakamura and scores two knockdowns as fight is all over in 61 seconds. Pontillas, 21, the Philippines champion, is now unbeaten in his last six and wins the OPBF title with this victory. “El Mexicanito” Kameda, 19, just too good for inexperienced Filipino. Has Bolcio hurt on numerous occasions and wins every round, but can’t force the finish against the game 21-year-old Filipino. Scores 100-90 twice and 100-91. Copenhagen, Denmark: Heavy: Evander Holyfield (44-10-2,1ND) W TKO 10 Brian Nielsen (64-3). Light Heavy: Dustin Dirks (20-0) W KO 2 Patrick J Maxwell (16-5-1). Heavy: Kubrat Pulev (12-0) W TKO 5 Derric Rossy (25-4). Welter: Chris Bladt (37-11-2) W PTS 8 Mike Joensuu (12-4). Holyfield, 48, outlasts 46-year-old Dane Nielsen for a late stoppage. Holyfield leads early as Nielsen shows plenty of rust in his first fight for nine years. Holyfield scores a knockdown in the third with a left hook and has Nielsen cut.Nielsen survives but is under pressure and looks ready to go in the seventh. However, Holyfield was also tiring, and the pace dropped. Holyfield breaks through again in tenth and a volley of punches brings the stoppage. Strangely Nielsen had been in worse trouble earlier, but was never going to win. Holyfield retains his WBFederation title. Nielsen lost to Mike Tyson in 2001 and beat a 37-year-old Larry Holmes in 1997. Dirks, 22 , makes it 14 wins by KO/TKO as he kayos Maxwell at the end of the second round. Bulgarian “Cobra” Pulev, 30, marches on with stoppage of useful Derric Rossy. Pulev has six wins by TKO/TKO. Rossy’s only loss in his last eight was to Eddie Chambers in February in an IBF eliminator. Bladt continued his run of good form with a unanimous points win over Finn. Scores 79-73, 78-73 and 78-74. Caseros, Argentina: Welter: Diego Chaves (18-0) W TKO 2 Hector Santana (9-1). Chaves outclasses Santana in this battle of unbeaten fighters. From the first bell Chaves is scoring heavily with both hands. In the second he continues the punishment and a straight left-right cross puts Santana down. Santana beats the count, but is receiving more heavy punishment when his corner throws in the towel. Chaves retains WBO Latino title for third time. Torreon, Mexico: Super Fly: Victor Zaleta (17-2) W PTS 10 Daniel Noriega (20-6). Super Bantam: Edgar Monarrez (12-0) W TKO 5 Rafael Cerrillo. Tough fight for favoured Zaleta. The hurricane style of Noriega means that it takes a while before Zaleta gets into his stride. Zaleta takes the third and fourth, but is floored by a right in the fifth. Next two rounds are close, but Zaleta sweeps the closing rounds as Noriega tires, but close at the finish. Scores 95-94 twice and 94-95. Zaleta lost to Omar Narvaez for the WBO title in February. Noriega had won his last eleven. Puncher Monarrez has a war with Cerrillo as both throw bombs. Monarrez loses two points for low blows, but floors Cerrillo in the fourth and his corner pull him out at the end of the fifth. All twelve of Monarrez’s win have come by KO/TKO. Mexico City, Mexico: Super Feather: Abraham Rodriguez (23-10-3) W TKO 3 Angel Salinas (14-9-1). Rodriguez retains national title and wins vacant WBC Mundo Hispano title as he floors Salinas twice in the third to force the finish. Rodriguez had beaten Salinas on a split decision in April last year. Additional Commonwealth Results:
Leigh, England: Welter: Chris Johnson (14-3) W TKO 4 Neil Beevers (6-1-1). Middle: Phil Fury (9-0) W PTS 6 Louis Byrne (2-16). Johnson retains Central Area title.
Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania: Fly: Nasibu Ramadhan (5-2) W PTS 12 Juma Fundi (14-6). Feather: Fred Sayuni (8-4-4) W TKO 3 Rashid Ally (18-17-9). Super Bantam: Anthony Mathias (29-18-2) W TKO 1 Masudi Hamis (0-1). Super Bantam: Mohammed Matumla (5-0-1) W PTS 6 Shabani Kilumbelumbe (8-3-1). Ramadhan wins World Boxing Forum International title. London, England: Cruiser: Leon Williams (7-3) W KO 4 Danny Cozens (4-6-2). Super Middle: Dan Cadman (14-6-1) W PTS 10 Paul Morby (6-6-1). Williams and Cadman win in Southern Area title fights. Newport, Wales: Light Heavy: Jeff Evans (6-1-1) W TKO 5 Shon Davies (7-6). Middle: Gary Cooper TEC DRAW 5 Lee Churcher (5-2-1). Both Welsh title fights.