Marrakesh, Morocco: Welter: Ismael El Massoudi (36-3) W KO 12 Souleymane M’Baye (39-4-1).Bantam: Lee Haskins (22-2) W PTS 12 Mohamed Bouleghcha (16-6-2). Cruiser: Rachid El Hadak (23-8-1) W PTS 12 Rene Huebner (29-17-2). Upset as El Massoudi halts M’Baye in confusing circumstances to win the interim WBA welterweight title. El Massoudi took the first three rounds with his busier style and greater speed and it was the fourth before M’Baye, 36, got into the fight. Even then “Desert Storm” El Massoudi, 33, continued to score freely particularly with his uppercuts. However, he also became a bit more defensive which allowed M’Baye to close the gap. By the end of the eleventh both fighters had handicaps. El Massoudi had a large lump over his right eye and M’Baye was badly cut by his left eye. The end came suddenly in the last round with a push/punch sending M’Baye down. He twisted his knee in falling and was obviously in some pain and was counted out. A former undefeated French light welter and African welterweight champion, El Massoudi has now won 15 of his last 16 fights. This was a first defence for M’Baye, and his first fight since May 2010. A former WBA light welter champ, he lost that title to Gavin Rees in 2007. Brit Haskins puts on a brilliant display of boxing to beat Frenchman Bouleghcha. The speed and accuracy of southpaw Haskin’s boxing always put him in front. “Little Joe” Bouleghcha, 29, is forced to take a standing eight count by a left-right combination in sixth, has a good round in the tenth, when he scores well with short hooks, but is hurt again with a body punch in the eleventh and again given an eight count. Haskins wins on scores of 119-107 twice and 117-109. Haskins, 27, a former British and Commonwealth super fly champion and Commonwealth flyweight champ wins IBF International and WBA Inter-Continental titles. Bouleghcha is a former French and European Union champion. El Hadak retains WBA European title for the second time. German Huebner is in there just to survive. El Hadak, 37, floors the German and wins every round retaining on scores of 120-108 twice and 120-107. Nine wins in a row for El Hadak since losing to Brit Dave Dolan in 2008 Mexico City, Mexico: Super Feather: Carlos Cardenas (17-5-1) W TKO 10 Heli Quiroz. Venezuelan Cardenas took control early and at times looked to have “Taliban” Quiroz badly hurt. However as Cardenas slowed in the later rounds Quiroz looked capable of turning the tables. That effort came to an end in the tenth when a body punch put Quiroz down in agony. He beat the count but was under pressure when the fight is stopped. Mexican-based “El Profeta”, 26, has won 6 of his last 7, and has twelve wins by KO/TKO.
Florencio Varela, Argentina: Super Feather: Fernando Saucedo (42-5-3) W PTS 12 Carlos Rodriguez (24-5). Light Welter: Oscar Pereyra (24-1) W TKO 2 Guillermo de Jesus Paz (19-22-3). “El Basque” Saucedo, 30, pleases the home town fans as he dominates all the way, scoring heavily throughout with left hooks and right crosses. Rodriguez is floored in the fifth from a left hook to the body, and constantly under pressure, as Saucedo looks for finish. Bout goes the distance and Saucedo wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 119-108, 118-109 and 117-108. Saucedo loses point for low left hook in second and Rodriguez deducted a point for a punch after the bell at the end of the eleventh. Saucedo, who lost on points to Chris John for the WBA feather title last December, wins vacant IBF Latino title. That loss to John is the only defeat in his last 27 fights for Saucedo. “El Salvaje” Pereyra, Argentinian No 3 lightweight, wastes no time with Paz. Hurts him with a right in the first then puts him down flat with a combination in second. Somehow Paz gets up. He is floored again with left hook to the chin and his corner throw in the towel as the referee is counting. Cordoba, Argentina: Middle: Carlos Baldomir (48-13-6) W PTS 10 Ruben Diaz (37-21-4). Easy win for 40-year-old “Tata”. The former WBC welter champion never loses a round as he is always in command against very modest Uruguayan opponent. Baldomir has Diaz in trouble in the fifth when a left hook has him reeling and the referee applies a standing count. After that Diaz survives and Baldomir coasts the rest of the way. Scores 100-88 ½, 100-89 ½ and 100-92 ½. Three wins in a row now for Baldomir since moving up to middle. Four losses in a row for Diaz. Campsie, Australia: Super Middle: Nader Hamdan (43-9-1) W PTS 12 Dan Pawsey (13-5). A fight of two halves as Hamdan’s aggression and cleaner punching gives him an early lead in a good fight. Pawsey has some success as he hurts Hamdan, 37, with a right in the sixth and comes into the fight as “Lionheart” Hamdan tires, but the more experienced fighter remains in command, and wins unanimous verdict. Some strange scoring of 119-112, 118-110 and 115-113 the latter more accurately reflects Pawsey’s efforts. Hamden, a former Australian light middle and middle champion and WBA super middle challenger, was without a win in his last four, but wins “Condo Crusher” Pawsey’s WBO Asia Pacific title. Goeppingen, Germany: Cruiser: Firat Arslan (31-5-1) W TKO 5 Lubos Suda (23-6-1). Super Middle: Nikola Sjekloca (21-0) W PTS 12 Khoren Gevor (31-7). Heavy: Erkan Teper (6-0) W KO 9 Jakov Gospic (9-2). Welter: Selcuk Aydin (22-0) W KO 5 Raman Dzekhkanau (10-3). Easy win for come backing Arslan who collects the vacant IBF International title. His aggression and body punching just too much for Czech veteran Suda. The German southpaw, a former WBA secondary champion, floors Suda twice in fourth, and twice more in fifth, and the fight is stopped. First fight for Arslan since loss to Steve Herelius in July last year. Suda, 35, stopped in five rounds in his last fight by Ola Afolabi, was once a prospect as he lost only one of his first 20 fights, including a win over Arslan in his sixth fight. Serbian-born Montenegrin-based Sjekloca, 33, springs upset as he takes close unanimous verdict over Armenian Gevor. Early rounds go to the taller Sjekloca who keeps the fight at a distance and scores regularly with his low held jab. Gevor made to look crude with his wild attacks and rough tactics. However, as the pace gets to Sjekloca, Gevor closes the distance and gets inside where he scores well with hooks as Sjekloca tires badly. Too little too late from Gevor as Sjekloca retains WBC International title for second time on scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-114. First fight for Gevor since disqualification loss to Robert Stieglitz for WBO title in April, when he was banned for striking the referee. Novice Teper, 29, wins vacant Mediterranean title as her floors Croat Gospic in fourth and finally catches up with him in ninth, when he floors Gospic twice, and the referee stops the fight. The 6’5” Teper, who never quite managed to win the German amateur title, has four wins by KO/TKO. Mark-time fight for WBC No 3 “Mini-Tyson” Aydin as he kayos the lanky Belarus fighter in fifth. Now 17 by KO/TKO for Turk who could grow old waiting for a shot at the WBC title. Catano, Puerto Rico: Super Bantam: Jayson Velez (16-0) W PTS 10 Carlos Valcarcel (12-3-4). Light: Abner Cotto (11-0) W PTS 8 Carlos Claudio (10-6-3). “La Maravilla” Velez makes heavy weather of it against former amateur star Valcarcel. The hard punching 25-year-old looked on the way to a quick win when he had Valcarcel in serious trouble in the third, but Valcarcel survived and scored heavily in the middle rounds. Velez failed to make full use of his superior skills and needed a strong finish to take the verdict on scores of 95-93 twice and 96-94. Velez wins vacant WBO Latino and WBC Fecarbox titles. Valcarcel, 29, was a silver medal winner at three consecutive Central American championships and competed at the 2000 Olympics where he lost to Omar Narvaez, has only been beaten inside the distance by Eric Morel in 2008. Cotto, 23, a cousin of Miguel Cotto, suffers a shock first round knockdown against modest Claudio. Takes his time to get back in control then outboxes Claudio scoring freely with left jab and straight rights to take unanimous verdict on scores of 77-74 from all three judges. Atlanta, USA: Welter: Luis Galarza (17-2,1ND) W PTS 8 Paul Delgado (25-11-1). Hard fought, bloody fight, sees lanky Puerto Rican Galarza, 29, get the split decision. Galarza takes early rounds with his aggression. In the second a right from Galarza sees Delgado cut over his left eye. Delgado, 35, finally starts to score well with counters and has Galarza badly hurt late in the fourth. Galarza then changes tactics to box on the outside and that lets Delgado into the fight. A clash of heads in the seventh has Galarza badly cut on the left eyebrow. With the fight in the balance, Galarza scores a decisive knockdown with a left hook in the last to take the split verdict on scores of 78-74, 77-75 and 75-76. Big win for Galarza who makes it eight wins in a row. Cape Verde born Delgado was kayoed in five rounds by IBF champion Jan Zaveck in a title challenge in February. Burbank, USA: Light Welter: Albert Mensah (24-3-1) W PTS 12 Andre Gorges (11-2). Welter: Lanardo Tyner (25-4-2) W Vivian Harris (29-7-1,1ND). More strange scoring as tall Ghanaian “Tornado” Mensah, in his first fight in the USA, wins majority verdict over Iraqi-born Gorges. Mensah scores well throughout with hooks and uppercuts against the aggressive Gorges and looks a clear winner reflected on scores of 117-111 twice, but one judge sees it 114-114. Mensah wins vacant IBF International title. Now 14 wins in a row for Mensah. Gorges had beaten former WBO light welter champ DeMarcus Corley in his last fight. Controversial unanimous decision for Tyner over former WBA light welter champ Harris. The Guyanese fighter uses his 5” height and reach advantage to score from the outside against Tyner, who tries to force his was inside, but is hit with good counters. “Pain Server” Tyner has some success from the seventh onwards as he attacks the body of tiring 33-year-old Harris and gets the decision on scores of 97-93 twice and a more accurate 96-94. Tyner, who did not turn pro until he was 29, went the distance with Saul Alvarez in 2009 and beat Antwone Smith last July, but was without a win in his previous three with two draws and a split decision loss to Gorges. Tyner wins vacant USBO title. Harris has lost his last four, three inside the distance, but all to top opposition including Victor Ortiz and Lucas Matthysse. Atlantic City, USA: Light Middle: Gabriel Rosado (17-5) W TKO 5 Ayi Bruce (20-3). The lanky Rosado, IBF No 14, halts late sub Ghanaian Bruce. Rosado, 25, in control as he boxes on the outside scoring well with body shots. Bruce, 25, has a better third round, but is floored with a right in the fourth. His corner seem ready to pull him out at the end of the round, but then change their mind. Makes no real difference as a concerted attack from Rosado in fifth brings the referee’s intervention. Rosado has wins over Ireland’s James Moore and former IBF champ Kassim Ouma. Bruce had won his last five, including an impressive win over Shamone Alvarez, but had only 48 hours notice for this one. Las Vegas, USA: Super Feather: Diego Magdaleno (20-0) W PTS 10 Alejandro Perez (15-3-1). Super Feather: Casey Ramos (14-0) W PTS 8 Georgi Kevlishvili (12-3). Southpaw Magdaleno, 24, had to climb off the floor to retain his 100% record. Perez scored a flash knockdown with a counter in the first, but then lost his advantage as he was deducted a point in the second for low blows. It got worse for Perez in the fourth when he was cut above the right eye in a clash of heads. From then on Magdaleno was in control scoring constantly with a hand speed that Perez could not match. As Perez, 25, tired Magdaleno had him rocking a few times, but not being a big puncher, could not find a finisher. WBA No 6 Magdaleno wins on scores of 99-90, 98-90 and 98-91, and retains NABF title. Perez had beaten highly touted Antonio Escalante in March. He lost on points to new WBA super bantam champ Rico Ramos in 2009. Ramos seems a clear winner, but has to settle for a split decision over Georgian. Texan “The Wizard” Ramos, 21, was the faster of the two fighters and was early into his rhythm. A clash of heads saw Ramos cut in the third, but he was the busier and more accurate puncher. Kevlishvili, 30, a late sub, was throwing less but his heavier punches kept him in the fight. Ramos looked a clear winner. Scores 78-74, 77-75 and 75-77. Kevlishvili has now lost 3 of his last 4. New York, USA: Light Middle: Pawel Wolak (29-1-1) DREW 10 Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-3). Light Welter: Ray Serrano (16-0) W PTS 8 Dan Sostre (11-4-1). Magnificent “Fight of the Year” candidate as the contrasting styles leads to a battle royal. Pole Wolak just walks forward, and walks forward, throwing punches in bunches. Rodriguez scores continually with hard, accurate counters on the oncoming Pole, and much of the time it is a toe-to-toe battle. From the sixth “Raging Bull” Wolak, 29, fights with the severe handicap of a hideous swelling that closes his right eye. The Pole just keeps coming, but now Rodriguez is snapping Wolak’s head back with combinations. The ninth is a candidate for “Round of the Year” as they battle toe-to-toe. Rodriguez rocks Wolak with a left in the last, but Wolak just fires back. Scores 95-95 twice and 97-93 for Rodriguez for a majority draw, but Rodriguez looked to have done enough for victory. WBO No 3 Wolak had beaten former IBF champion Yuri Foreman in March. Dominican Rodriguez, 31, lost a split decision to Isaac Hlatshwayo for the vacant IBF welter title in 2009 and was beaten on a majority decision by Ashley Theophane in his last fight in July 2010. He has won only one of his last five, but with a touch of luck he could have won four of them. Serrano remains unbeaten but shows he still has much room for improvement. Serrano’s better boxing and harder punch gives him the edge, but Puerto Rican Sostre makes it a hard night for the 22-year-old prospect with one judge having only a point between them. Serrano wins on score of 78-74 twice and 77-75. Sostre was unbeaten in his last ten going in.
Sao Paulo, Brazil: Middle: Michael Oliveira (15-0) W KO 6 Jose Soto (24-8-2). 11 id The Brazilian Rocky wins vacant WBC Latino title. Munich, Germany: Cruiser: Marco Huck (33-1) W KO 10 Hugo Garay (34-6). Light Heavy: Eduard Gutknecht (22-1) W PTS 12 Lorenzo Di Giacomo (41-5-1). Middle: Dominik Britsch (24-0) W TKO 9 Ryan Davis (23-9-3). Heavy: Kubrat Pulev (13-0) W PTS 8 Maksym Pediura (13-2-1). Middle: Markos Nader (11-0) W PTS 8 Gaetano Nespro (18-8). Huck 26, gives himself a wedding present, as he overcomes tough Garay in a good scrap. Huck has Garay down in the first, but the Argentinian recovers well. Huck is deducted a point in the third for rabbit punching. Garay still in it after eight but Huck slowly gets on top and then wobbles the Argentinian with a right in tenth and then puts the dazed Argentinian down for the count with a left. Seventh defence of WBO title for Huck. Garay is a former WBA light heavy champ. Gutknecht retains European title with one-sided points victory over game Italian. Gutknecht controls the fight from the outside scoring heavily with jabs and straight rights. Di Giacomo has some success in the middle rounds, but also suffers a disputed knockdown. Scores 119-107 twice and 120-105. Britsch extends winning run. Well in front he floors Ryan in ninth. Ryan beats the count and looks ok, but the fight is stopped. Really just a sparring session for Pulev as he wins every round. Light-punching Nader never totally in control against tough Italian but comes away with a points win. Arborea, Italy: Light: Luca Giacon (16-0) W TKO 5 Ruddy Encarnacion (21-22-3). Welter: Semjons Moroseks (10-18-1) W TKO 1 Luciano Abis (31-2-1). Middle: Domenico Spada (33-4) W TKO 4 Kirilas Psonko (6-13-1). Super Middle: Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (20-1) W TKO 2 Pavels Lotahs (6-17-1). Giacon wins vacant EU title with stoppage of game Dominican-born Encarnacion. Giacon is having the better of a good fight apart from some tasty hooks landed by Encarnacion in the second. In the fifth a left hook lands on the side of Encarnacion’s head and seems to affect his balance, and he is reeling when the fight is stopped. Spanish-born Giacon has won all of his fights by KO/TKO. Huge upset as light punching Latvian floors Abis in the first ten seconds. Abis gets up, but another right has him in trouble and the referee stops the fight. Spada chasing down Psonko from the first and hands out enough punishment for the referee to stop the fight in the fourth. Ndiaye sweeps aside poor Lotahs with ease. Cancun, Mexico: Light Fly: Roman Gonzalez (29-0) W TKO 7 Omar Salado (22-4-2). Light Welter: Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1) W KO 1 Likar Ramos (24-4). Feather: Rafael Marquez (40-6) W TKO 6 Eduardo Becerril (12-8-2). Impressive performance by “Chocolatito” who retains his WBA title against poor challenger. The 24-year-old Nicaraguan floors Mexican twice in the first round, and has him battered and bleeding the rest of the way. Salado floored again in the seventh. Beats the count but is taking more needless punishment when the towel comes in. Now 24 wins by KO/TKO for Gonzalez a former WBA strawweight champ. A fight between Gonzalez and Giovanni Segura would be one to savor. Salado, 31, has lost 3 of his last 4, but held Ulises Solis to a draw for the IBF light fly in 2006. No banana skin for “Dinamita” Marquez, 37, as he crushes Ramos. One straight right and it is all over in just 47 seconds. Now on to Pacquiao for WBA/WBO light champion Juan Manuel. Ramos, a former interim WBA super feather champ was out cold and out of his class. Younger brother Rafael Marquez won easily enough but looked pedestrian in beating a poor opponent who was a late sub. Marquez took the first three rounds, floored Becerril in the fourth and battered him throughout the fifth. Becerril retired in his corner before the start of the sixth. Marquez, a former IBF bantam and WBC super bantam champion, is showing the signs of his titanic battles with Israel Vazquez and the stoppage loss to Juan Manuel Lopez. Becerril has lost 6 of his last 8. Cancun, Mexico: Fly: Wilbert Uicab (33-5-1,1ND) W TEC DEC 10 Anuar Salas (8-1). Salas is in the fight early, but Uicab slowly takes control. In the tenth Salas is angered by low blow from Uicab and delivers a butt that renders Uicab unable to continue, so Mexican gets the technical decision and retains WBC Silver belt for third time. Oldham, England: Welter: Lee Purdy (16-2-1) W TKO 5 Craig Watson (20-5). Light Heavy: Bob Ajisafe (9-2) TKO 3 Darren Stubs (21-6). Welter: Denton Vassell (18-0) W PTS 6 Ronny McField (13-11-2,1ND). “Lights Out” Purdy repeats previous win in April as he stops Watson in fifth to retain British title. Watson makes the better start taking the first two rounds working on the inside ands scoring with southpaw right hooks. Late in the third Purdy gets through with a hard combination that visibly hurt Watson. Purdy, 24, looking for the finish finds it in the fifth as he floors Watson with a left hook to the body. Watson is floored again, and although he beats the count, he is finished and the fight is stopped. Now nine wins by KO/TKO for Purdy Watson, 28, is a former Commonwealth welter and light middle champion. Southpaw Ajisafe, 26, hits too hard for veteran Stubbs, 39, and halts him on cuts in three. Ajisafe scoring heavily from the start and opens a cut on Stubbs forehead in the first. A right hook opens a gash over Stubbs right eye in the second. Ajisafe is scoring heavily again in the third when the referee decides that Stubb’s cut is too bad and the fight is stopped. Ajisafe, a former Commonwealth title contender, wins vacant English title. Stubbs first fight for almost 16 months. Commonwealth champion Vassell plods to unimpressive win over Nicaraguan journeyman. Wins every round but uninspiring show. McField has lost 9 of his last 10. Liverpool, England: Super Feather: Ricky Burns (32-2) W TKO 1 Nicky Cook (30-3). Light: Kevin Mitchell (32-1) W TKO 8 John Murray (31-1). Welter: Frankie Gavin (11-0) W PTS 12 Curtis Woodhouse (15-3). Light Heavy: Tony Bellew (16-0) W PTS 12 Ovill McKenzie (18-11). Disappointing does not even begin to describe this WBO title “fight”. Cook who was know to have suffered a serious problem with his back, looked to be hampered from the bell and was down inside the first ten seconds from a body punch. Cook indicated that he was in agony with his back. He got up whilst the referee completed the standing count, but then went down again in agony. When he got up Burns jumped on him and was landing heavily when the fight was stopped after just 93 seconds. Cook had to be taken from the ring on a stretcher. Some hint of Cook’s problem may have leaked ,as bookies stopped taking bets on a Burns win by round three. Successful third defence of the WBO title Burns won by beating Roman Martinez in September by, but all three challengers have been unworthy of title fights. Cook, who lost this same title to Martinez, had just six rounds of action in the last 28 months. Big win for Mitchell in a great fight. Murray, the WBC No 2, did the pressing scoring well inside with Mitchell, 26, catching the eye with good uppercuts. Mitchell took the first, but the second was Murray’s as he had Mitchell under pressure and hurt with a right. Mitchell continued to score well with counters, but Murray was walking right through them to get in his own shots. The pattern of the fight continued in the fourth and fifth with Murray being cut under the right from an uppercut in the fifth. In the sixth Mitchell started to dominate from mid ring scoring freely on Murray. It still looked an even fight, but in the seventh a Mitchell uppercut hurt Murray badly, and had him backing off, and the finish may have been there for Mitchell if the punch had landed earlier in the round. Murray came out firing in the seventh but it was Mitchell’s fight and a devastating left hook put Murray down. Murray got up but was in a bad way and the follow-up attack from Mitchell saw the referee save Murray. First fight for Mitchell since stoppage loss to Mike Katsidis in May 2010. Prospect Gavin, 25, has a harder than expected test but wins on a split decision that should have been unanimous. Gavin wins the early rounds with his busier style and more accurate punching. However, Woodhouse is always dangerous, and a big right in the eighth knocked Gavin’s mouthpiece flying across the ring. Woodhouse got into the fight more from that point. Gavin wins, but has to settle for a split verdict on scores of 117-112, 116-113 and 114-115. Former World Amateur champion Gavin retains WBO Inter-Continental title. Uninspiring Commonwealth title fight sees Bellew forsaking fireworks for some smart boxing and doing the more effective work against veteran McKenzie, who was just not letting his punches go. No real highlights in the fight. Bellew retains title on scores of 118-111 twice and 119-110. This was a return after former Commonwealth champ McKenzie had Bellew down twice in their first fight only to be stopped in eight rounds. Honolulu, USA: Fly: Brian Viloria (29-3,2ND) W PTS 12 Julio Cesar Miranda (35-6). Former WBC and IBF light fly champ Viloria becomes champion again as he wins WBO title with a unanimous verdict over Mexican Miranda. Great fight with Viloria scoring a knockdown in the first and sweeping the first three rounds. Miranda getting inside from fourth and walking through Viloria’s counters and body shots. Viloria cut in seventh but Miranda walking into some hard counters. Viloria well in from but fades with Miranda having a big tenth and seeming to take last two rounds. Atlantic City, USA: Heavy: Maurice Harris (25-15-2) W TKO 12 Derric Rossy (25-5). Two fighters both needing a win and Harris, 35, gets it. Floors Rossy in the fourth and again in the last. Rossy beats the count but takes another volley of shots and the fight is stopped. Harris had lost in three rounds to Tommy Thompson in May. Rossy had lost to Eddie Chambers and Kubrat Pulev.
Sydney, Australia: Cruiser: Antonio Tarver (29-6) W TKO 9 Danny Green (31-4). Cruiser: Shane Cameron (27-2) W KO 12 Dominic Vea (13-3). Welter: Nauofel Ben Rabah (34-3) W KO 3 Isaac Hlatshwayo (30-3-1,1ND). Heavy: Peter Cronje (13-4-1) W KO 4 Mike O’Donnell (6-13). Dominating performance by 42-year-old “Magic Man” Tarver. The Florida southpaw wins the IBO title with stoppage of Aussie Green. After quiet first round, Tarver floors Green with a left in the second. Green, 38, is up quickly and takes the standing eight count and sees out the round. Tarver’s heavy southpaw lefts are the controlling punches and he has Green hurt again at the end of the sixth. Green stages a recovery in the seventh scoring well to the body and Tarver gets a warning for holding. Tarver gets on top again continually forcing Green to fight off the ropes. In a brutal ninth Tarver has Green reeling and wide open as he scores heavily throughout. At the end of the round a dazed Green thinks the fight is over and embraces Tarver. Green’s brother pulls him out of the fight. Tarver ahead 88-84 on all three cards. No sign of ring rust from Tarver, who had been up at heavyweight, and had only one fight in the previous 26 months. Tarver adds IBO cruiser title to previous IBF, WBA and WBC light heavyweight titles. Fifth defence of his IBO title for 38-year-old former interim WBC super middle champ Green and first loss inside the distance. “Mountain Warrior” Cameron, 33, finds late finish against durable Vea to win Commonwealth title. New Zealander gets the better start and sweeps the early rounds with his strong jab and body shots. As Cameron slows champion Vea comes into the fight and is scoring well with short punches on the inside. Vea has a big tenth round, but has ground to make up. All becomes academic in last as Cameron finds a big right to put Vea down and his corner throw in the towel as count is being completed. Cameron had eyed the cruiserweights after a crushing two round loss to David Tua in 2009 and is the first New Zealander to win a Commonwealth title since Monty Betham Snr. in the mid 1970’s. It was the first defence since winning the title in July 2010 for Vea who had recovered after career threatening injuries. Unfortunately Cameron injured has hand yet again and is unlikely to fight again this year. Tunisian-born Ben Rabah, 33, scores a big win as he kayos former IBF welter champ Hlatshwayo, also 33, to win the vacant IBF Australasian title. The fight was even until Ben Rabah found the finish in the third. Ten wins in a row for “Chocolata”, who represented Tunisia at the 2000 Olympics, and has had two shots at the IBF title. This was only the second fight for “The Angel” Hlatshwayo since losing his IBF title to Jan Zavcek in December 2009. South African Cronje, 28, finishes late sub O’Donnell with a body shot. Four wins by KO/TKO in a row for Cronje since his 48 seconds blow-out loss to Anton Nel in March last year. O’Donnell, who has lost 9 of his last 10, came in at 24 hours notice. New York, USA: Light Heavy: Will Rosinsky (14-0) W TKO 1 Jose Ramirez (11-12) Boyd Melson (5-0) W TKO 2 Zach Schumach (2-3-1). A double win for 26-year-old Rosinsky. He suffers a shock knockdown from a right, but then gets up and blasts Ramirez to the canvas. The referee starts the count then waves it off to get attention for Ramirez. Now eight wins by KO/TKO for Rosinsky, who then proposed to his girlfriend from the ring. Rosinsky is a former US amateur champion and a quarter finalist at the 2005 World Championships. Easy for prospect Melson as he bloodies Schumach’s nose in the first and stops him in the second. “Rainmaker” is a former US Army and Inter Services champion who won a gold medal at the World Military championships, and competed at the 2004 and 2008 US Olympic Trials. He donates part of his purses to a fund for stem cell research into spinal cord injuries.
Cabazon, USA: Super Middle: Anthony Dirrell (23-0) W KO 2 Kevin Engel (18-5,1ND). Welter: Aaron Martinez (15-1-1) W TEC DEC 8 Joe Elegele (12-1). Easy but controversial win for “The Dog”. After scoring heavily and bloodying Engel in the first, Dirrell finishes overmatched late sub Engel in second. Floors him with a legal punch. Engel gets up only to have his gum shield knocked out with another punch. He is then floored for a second time with a punch that clearly landed low, but was missed by the referee. Somehow rated No 4 by the WBC, Dirrell, the younger brother of Andre, was having his second fight in three weeks, as he makes up for being inactive in all of 2007 and most of 2008. He now has 20 wins by KO/TKO, but is climbing up by fighting down. “Hitman” Engel’s record is misleading as it has been built on the poor Missouri circuit. He came in at two weeks notice for this fight and had to shed over 20lbs in that time to make the weight. Martinez takes away the unbeaten record of Elegele with a deserved technical decision. Another late sub, Martinez floors and has Elegele badly hurt late on the first. Elegele was playing catch-up from there , pitting his better skills against the powerful bursts from Martinez. Elegele was in trouble again in the seventh and looked rocky. A clash of heads in the eighth saw Martinez badly cut and it went to the scorecards with Martinez in front by scores of 77-74 on two cards and 76-75 on the third. Martinez, 29, has won his last seven. Going into the fight, southpaw Elegele had won his last seven by KO/TKO Ontario, USA: Feather: Juan Carlos Burgos (27-1) W PTS 10 Gilberto Sanchez Leon (31-10-2). Light: Darley Perez (28-0) W KO 1 Baudel Cardenas (19-22-3. Feather: Abraham Lopez (15-0) W TKO 1 Olvin Mejia (4-4-3). Disappointing fight as lackluster Burgos starts brightly and then fades. Seems to hurt Leon in third and fourth, but Leon also landing well. Burgos, 23, builds a lead, but fades over the later rounds, only picking up the pace again in the last. The WBC No 7, who lost to Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC title in November, gets unanimous verdict on scores of 100-90, 98-92 and 97-93 with the latter scores a more accurate reflection of experienced trial horse Leon’s contribution. Poor match sees prospect “Chamaco” Lopez, 23, floor Mejia early in the first. Mejia gets up and tries to fire back, but Lopez just blasts through him and the referee stops the fight after just 106 seconds. Win No 11 by KO/TKO for Lopez. Mejia had won only one of his last six. Colombian Perez also has an early and easy night. A straight right shot to the body puts Cardenas down and out after 68 seconds. The 27-year-old Perez, rated No 7 by the WBA, is a former South American Games gold medal winner, World Cup quarter finalist and competed at the 2008 Olympics. He has 17 wins by KO/TKO, but his opposition in Colombia has been pitiful. This was also a disgraceful match as Cardenas, a late substitute, had won only one of his last 15 fights, including nine losses by KO/TKO in that total. Sunshine, Australia: Light Middle: Patumsok Pathompothong (13-1-1) W PTS 10 Heath Ellis (14-3-1). Middle: Dwight Richie (7-0) W PTS 8 Leroy Brown (8-3-1). Upset as Thai import deservedly takes majority verdict over Aussie No 9 Ellis. Patumsok the aggressor throughout with “The Heat” Ellis feeling the heat as he is forced to fight defensively against the stalking Thai. Scores 96-94 twice and 95-95. Patumsok, 27, wins vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council and interim WBC Youth titles. He is a product of the Thai initiative which helped prisoner rehabilitate through boxing. Australian No 8 Richie, 20 and Victoria State champion, wins unanimous verdict over No 7 Brown. Cecina, Italy: Super Feather: Floriano Pagliara (11-4-1) W PTS 12 Istvan Nagy (17-10). Light Welter: Michele Di Rocco (30-1-1) W PTS 6 Robert Cristea (4-22). Super Feather: Antonio De Vitis (22-1-1) W TKO 3 Csaba Toth (5-9). German-born, Bronx-based, Italian Pagliara shows the benefits of working out at Gleason’s gym, as in his first fight in Italy since 2008, he takes unanimous verdict over tough Hungarian to win vacant IBF Mediterranean title. With Don Saxby in his corner, Pagliara makes a fast start against the taller Hungarian. Nagy is cut by the left eye in the third as Pagliara shows improved skills and scores well with hooks on the inside of the longer reach of Nagy. Hungarian shows well in rounds 4, 5 and six, but Pagliara shakes him with a right in the seventh, and then boxes his way to victory. Scores 118-110 twice and 119-109. Pagliara is only 3-3-1 in his last seven, but showed a big improvement. Nagy, 30, has lost to Lee McAllister, Gary Buckland and Paul Appleby here. Di Rocco returns after seventh months of dealing with personal and physical problems. Now back under the banner of Rosanna Conto Cavini, he eases back with a unanimous verdict. However, Romanian Cristea comes to fight, and gives “The King” a good six rounds, and takes him outside his comfort zone with some crisp left hooks. Former European Union champ Di Rocco busier and more accurate, scoring well with left jab and straight rights, and with 13 wins in a row looks ready for better opposition. Although he has won only two of his last 14 Cristea, 29, had kayoed previously unbeaten Valter Fiorucci in June. De Vitis extended his winning run to 14 as, after two quiet rounds, he floors Toth twice in third for stoppage. The only loss suffered by De Vitis was in 2007, a majority decision to current European champion Ermanno Fegatilli. Toth is 2-7 in his last nine. Chonburi, Thailand: Light: Saddam Kietyongyuth (24-0) W PTS 12 Ronnel Esparas (8-6-1). Poor but winning performance from WBC No 9 Saddam. Easily outpoints Filipino novice but shows little form and his manager criticizes his preparation. “Da Bomb” wins on scores of 118-109, 117-110 and 116-111 in eighth defence of his WBC Asian Boxing Council title, but sees a streak of eight consecutive wins by KO/TKO snapped. Southpaw Esparas has won only two of his last seven fights. Tucson, USA: Super Bantam: Chris Martin (23-0-2) W PTS 10 Jose Silveira (12-4). Martin uninspiring and uninspired in routine win over Mexican. Too little action in the early rounds sees the crowd booing the spectacle. Martin, 25, finally gets to work over the last four rounds as he has Silveira hurt in seventh and ninth, but can’t put him away. Wide unanimous verdict for Martin on scores of 99-90 twice and 98-91, but after wins for the SD Kid over Chris Avalos, Jose Luis Ariaza, Yogli Herrera and Charles Huerta, this was a let down for the IBF No 5. Silveira lost to Martin Lindsay on points in Canada in 2007. Tokyo, Japan: Super Bantam: Hidenori Otake (16-1-3) W TKO 1 Yuji Maruyama (11-11-1). This one was all over in just 90 seconds. A big right to the chin put Maruyama down heavily. Somehow he beat the count, but he was an easy target for 30-year-ol Otake and the fight was stopped. Otake unbeaten in his last eleven.
Las Vegas, USA: Light Welter: Amir Khan (26-1) W KO 5 Zab Judah (41-7,2ND). Middle: James Kirkland (29-1) W TKO 2 Alexis Hloros (15-4-2). Super Middle: Peter Quillin (25-0) W TKO 5 Jason LeHoullier (21-5-1). Feather: Ronny Rios (15-0) W TKO 1 Noe Lopez Jr (7-9). Feather: Gary Russell Jr (17-0) W PTS 8 Eric Estrada (9-2). This was Khan’s fight from the first bell. He was too fast of fist and foot, for southpaw Judah, 33, and also too busy, as he turned this into a one-sided contest. Judah was looking to counter Khan, but the former Olympic silver medalist was just too fast for him. Judah landed a good left hook in the first, but never really troubled Khan, or got into the fight. Khan was going forward all of the time pressurizing Judah and scoring freely. Khan finished the bout in the fifth with a right to the body and Judah took the count on his knees complaining that the punch was low. It actually landed on Judah’s belt line but the end was inevitable, it would have just taken a little longer, and there was an impression that Judah was looking for a way out. Khan, still only 24, adds the IBF title and makes the fifth defence of his WBA crown. The show did not draw well, but Khan is building his reputation in the US. It is intended that he fights again in December with the winner of the Marcos Maidana vs. Robert Guerrero bout or Erik Morales mentioned as a possibilities. The ultimate aim is Floyd Mayweather Jr late in 2012. There was no talk of retirement from Judah at this stage. Southpaw banger Kirkland had an easy night against Hloros. Ignoring any punches Hloros threw and just walking through his opponent Kirkland scored two knockdowns in the first and the fight was stopped in the second. “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland has 26 wins by KO/TKO, but still shows the flaws that led to his one round blow-out by Nobuhiro Ishida in April. The record of Hloros is heavily padded with nobodies, and two fights previously had been floored twice in losing a four round bout, so just a pushover to pad Kirkland’s record. The heavy, accurate punching of IBF No 5 Quillin too much for late sub LeHoullier. No knockdowns, but LeHoullier, hurt in the first, and from then absorbing a steady beating until his corner throw in the towel to rescue him in the fifth. The 28-year-old “Kid Chocolate” has 19 wins by KO/TKO. LeHoullier “The Hammer” has lost his last six in a row. Californian prospect Rios, 21, overwhelms poor Lopez. A right to the body puts Mexican Lopez down. He beats the count but sinks to the canvas under another barrage of body punches, and the fight is stopped after 72 seconds. Lopez is 2-6 in his last eight. Olympian southpaw Russell, 23, has too much of everything for “El Loco” Estrada, floors him in the seventh and wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 80-71 from all three judges. Russell won both the UA amateur championships and the National Golden Gloves before the age of 17, and won the US Olympic trials for a place on the US team in Beijing, but never had a fight at the Olympics as he collapsed in the dressing brooms and missed the weigh-in for his bout. Ciudad Obregon, Mexico: Orlando Salido (36-11-2,1ND) W TKO 11 Kenichi Yamaguchi (17-2-2,1ND). Bantam: Enrique Bernache (18-2) W KO 4 Alejandro Valdez (25-6-2). Super Bantam: Ruben Tamayo (17-2-2) W TKO 2 Jorge Cardenas (16-12-4). Easy first defence of his WBO title for Salido, 30, marred only by hand injury suffered during the fight. Salido going forward and pressuring from the start as usual. Mexican has game, but limited, Japanese fighter under pressure. Scores knockdowns in third and ninth. Yamaguchi badly cut on left eyelid and Doctor examines it in sixth but lets fight continue. Yamaguchi floored again in ninth and takes beating in tenth. Under pressure again in the eleventh and the referee stops the one-sided fight. An explosive fight saw both Bernache and Valdez rocked and bloody as they exchanged hard rallies from the first bell, with Bernache coming close to finishing it in that first session. They exchange punches, and a few things not in the rule book, in the second and third. Bernache finally breaks through with a strong left near the end of the fourth. Valdez beat the count and wanted to continue, but with just one second remaining in the round, the referee stopped the fight. The 22-year-old Bernache has only lost once in his last 16 and that was a cut. He also took away the unbeaten record of Ramon Maas(24-0) in his last fight. Southpaw Valdez lost to Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC title in 2008. Southpaw Tamayo bounces back from consecutive losses and overwhelms experienced, but soft-chinned, Cardenas in two. London, England: Heavy: Tyson Fury (15-0) W PTS 12 Derek Chisora (14-1). Light Welter: Ashley Theophane (30-4-1) W KO 10 Jason Cook (28-4-1). Light Middle: Ryan Toms (9-0) W TKO 4 Pat McAleese (12-2-1). Big Fury, 23, wins wide unanimous points verdict over a disappointing Chisora. The only round I clearly gave to Chisora was the second when he had Fury reeling after hurting him with two lefts. From then on Fury was in control as Chisora just walked forward into the jabs and short hooks from Fury. The way that Chisora would get inside and then do nothing made it look as though he not only had no Plan B, he did not even have a Plan A. Fury scored continually on a static Chisora who often just resorted to wild swings. Chisora looked to be hurt at the end of the fifth, but showed more life in the sixth. By the seventh Fury, who constantly changed to southpaw, was playing to the crowd and already it looked as though Chisora needed a kayo to win. Briefly in the tenth Chisora stopped a pointless attempt at playing rope-a-dope and threw a volley of twenty punches to drive Fury across the ring, but Fury was back in control at the end of the round. Fury wins Commonwealth and British titles on scores of 117-112 twice and 118-111. My score was 119-112. The 6’9” tall Tyson answered a few questions, but also showed inexperience and flaws which need to addressed and thoughts of a Klitschko fight should be shelved for at least a year. Chisora just did not turn up on the night. Veteran Cook gets off to a good start and wins the early rounds as Theophane struggles to get into the fight. Both warned for low blows in third and Theophane loses a point in the fifth for a low blow. In the seventh Theophane finally starts to get through and scores heavily with rights, also cutting Cook above his left eye. Theophane, 30, then well on top and shakes Cook badly in eighth and ninth. Early in the tenth Theophane puts Cook down with a right and the fight is stopped. “The Treasure” retains British title in first defence. The only loss for Theophane in his last ten fights was a split decision to Danny Garcia. “The Welsh Power” Cook, 36, is a former undefeated IBO and European lightweight champion and had drawn with Lenny Daws for this same title in February 2010. Toms hits too hard for McAleese. After two fairly even rounds Toms floors McAleese with body punch in third. More pressure sees McAleese down again in fourth and the fight is stopped. Southpaw Toms retains BBB of C Southern Area title. Guadalajara, Mexico: Feather: Eduardo Escobedo (32-3) W KO 2 Joksan Hernandez (22-3). Bantam: Rodolfo Hernandez (22-2-1,1ND) W TKO 2 Javier Mercado. Explosive display by Texas-based Escobedo in this IBF eliminator. Floors world rated Hernandez three times in the first, and twice in the second, and the fight is stopped. Now 23 wins by KO/TKO for WBA No 5 Escobedo, and eleven wins in a row since loss to Daniel Ponce De Leon for WBO super bantam title in 2007. Escobedo, 27, had outpointed Hernandez in January 2010, but wins over Miguel Beltran and Ricardo Castillo had put 24-year-old Hernandez back into the picture. Body shot from Rodolfo Hernandez finishes Mercado. Hernandez, 25, has 21 wins by KO/TKO, but opposition poor. Bury, England: Super Bantam : Scott Quigg (22-0) W TKO 7 Franklin Varela (19-6). Light Middle: Sergey Rabchenko (18-0) W TKO 1 Kevin McCauley (9-27-3). Light Middle: Tony Randell (12-24-2) W PTS 6 Luca Messi (36-9-1). Impressive win by Quigg over 33-year-old Varela. Quigg, 22, boxes intelligently and keeps pressure on Venezuelan. Steps up his attacks as he sees Varela has little to offer, and a right to the head and a left to the body put Varela down and the referee stops the fight. This was a WBA eliminator, but not a “final” eliminator so no guarantee of a title fight. Quigg will probably now fight Jason Booth later this year. Varela’s rating is ridiculous. He was floored twice and stopped inside a round by Giovanni Caro in August, and in his only fight since then fought a guy with a 0-4 record. Short night for 25-year-old Belarus banger Rabchenko. A left hook puts McCauley down early in first and after another knockdown the fight is stopped. Controversial decision sees Randell get points win over Italian veteran Messi. All of the pressure comes from Messi who scores with hard hooks from both hands. Randell uses big height and reach advantages to pot-shot Messi at distance and also scores well with flurries, but the inside work of Messi seemed to deserve the decision. Score 59-57. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Feather: Jesus Cuellar (17-0) W TKO 3 Hugo Gomez (12-5). One-sided non-title fight as Argentinian champion Cuellar, 24, is in charge from the start of this all southpaw battle. Scores heavily throughout the first as the taller Gomez is pinned to the ropes and bombarded with hooks and uppercuts. Second sees Gomez stay in the centre of the ring and fire back, but Cuellar has the power and shakes Gomez twice with right uppercuts. Finish in the third sees Cuellar exploding with both hands. Gomez shaken and given a standing count and a follow-up right has him staggering when the referee stops then fight. Cuellar, WBO No 8, now has 14 wins by KO/TKO. Perth, Australia: Middle: Robbie Bryant (15-1-1) W PTS 12 Les Piper (13-9-3). Light Heavy: David Letizia (9-2-1) W TKO 12 Taito Raturere (8-1,1ND). Light Middle: Danny Dawson (36-3-1) DREW 12 Virgil Kalakoda (25-6-3). Bryant, 32, overcomes gashed forehead to just edge out Piper to retain his PABA title, and win the vacant IBF Australasian title. Both fighters were there swinging and exchanging hard punches with heads often banging together. It was a clash of heads in the third that led to the gash, and Bryant had to survive two Doctor’s examinations, and was twice warned for hitting after the bell. Queenslander Piper, 27, pushed him all the way but the left hooks of Bryant were the eye-catching punches and he won the split verdict on scores of 115-113 twice and a very strange 111-117. Bryant, rated No 3 in Australia, has won his last seven. He had current IBF champion Daniel Geale on the floor in one of their amateur fights. Letizia, 40, the co-promoter of the show, used his left jab to build a big lead over game New Zealander Raturere. However, things looked bad for Letizia when his leg seized-up at the end of the eleventh. Raturere must have thought it was his big chance, but was careless and Letizia scored two knockdowns which brought the towel flying in. Letizia wins interim PABA title. Former WBO title challenger “The Rock” Dawson, 33, established an early lead against South African Kalakoda, but “Vicious Virgil”, 33, staged a strong finish and earned a share of the points. Scores 115-113 Dawson, 116-112 Kalakoda and 114-114. Mexico City, Mexico: Fly: Edgar Jimenez (13-5-1) W TKO 4 Eric Ortiz (32-12-3). Fly: Omar Soto (22-7-2) W PTS 12 Eduardo Gonzalez. Jimenez scores big win as he finishes experienced Ortiz in four. Ortiz, 34, scoring better and in front when a tremendous left hook from Jimenez flattened Ortiz whose head thumped into the canvas with referee not bothering to count. Jimenez wins vacant Mexican title and makes it ten wins by KO/TKO. Former WBC light fly champion Ortiz now lost four of his last five, but the other losses were to Ulises Solis, Luis Concepcion and Julio Cesar Miranda. Former Mexican strawweight champion “Lobito” Soto, 31, retains WBC Fecarbox title for second time with unanimous verdict over 20-year-old novice Gonzalez. Soto generally in control, but Gonzalez shakes him in fifth and twelfth and makes it tough. Soto wins on scores of 116-112 twice and 117-112. Soto has had shots at the IBF strawweight and WBO flyweight titles and only lost on a split decision to new WBO champion Brian Viloria last July. Springfield, USA: Cruiser: BJ Flores (25-1-1) W TKO 5 Nic Iannuzzi (16-3). “El Peligroso” Flores makes successful return as he halts useful Iannuzzi in five. Flores drops Iannuzzi with a right in the first and comes close to ending it then. Flores continues to hand out punishment until Iannuzzi’s corner pull him out at the end of the fifth. Flores wins vacant NABA USA title in his first fight since loss to Danny Green for IBO title in November, and only his second fight in 27 months. Iannuzzi had gone the distance with Lateef Kayode in February. New York, USA: Heavy: Joe Hanks (17-0) W PTS 12 Alfredo Escalera Jr (18-4-1). “The Future” Hanks, 28, wins wide unanimous verdict and the vacant IBA title. Puerto Rican Escalera just could not get by the heavy left jabs of Hanks, who also scored regularly with heavy combinations. Escalera showed guts, and has some minor success when he gets inside. Hanks almost brings the curtain down in the ninth but Escalera survives. Scores 100-90 from all three judges. Escalera, really just a cruiserweight, is the son of the former WBC super feather champion Alfredo Escalera. Florencio Varela, Argentina: Light: Matias Gomez (24-0) W TKO 3 Hector Romano (7-9-1). Gomez, 23, back on track and back on an easy diet. Romano in serious trouble at the end of the second and unable to avoid the bombs at the start of the third and fight halted within the first minute. Gomez has 23 wins by KO/TKO and the other win was a disqualification when his opponent fouled out when ready to fall. Romano has won only one of his last seven, which is typical for Gomez’s victims. Langhirano, Italy: Cruiser: Salvatore Erittu (21-0) W TKO 4 Zoltan Kallai ( 12-21-7).The tall 30-year-old Erittu, 6’3 ½” tall, too good for 40-year-old Hungarian loser and forces the referee to stop the fight in fourth. Only two wins in his last 14 for Kallai. This started as an outside show which had to be moved inside due to a rainstorm Erittu opposition has been weak which is why he is not even in the EBU top 20.
Civitavecchia, Italy: Light: Emiliano Marsili (23-0-1) W KO 1 Paolo Gassani (14-2). One left hook to the chin from Italian champion Marsili, 34, and it is all over in 24 seconds, including the count. Perhaps a record for an Italian title fight. Second defence of his title for southpaw Marsili, EBU No 9,who has nine wins inside the distance, but this was his first clean kayo. Livorno, Italy:Light Middle: Lenny Bottai (15-1) W PTS 8 Bronislav Kubin (10-7-1). In front of his home crowd Bottai 34, given good eight rounds by Czech. Kubin twice warned for fouls but makes it interesting. Bottai puts in big effort to finish it in the last two rounds, but Kubin stays the distance. Additional Commonwealth Results:
Richmond, Australia: Feather: Joel Brunker (19-0) W KO 4 Freddie Martinez(10-6-1).
Huddersfield, England:Super Feather: Gary Sykes (19-1) W KO 3 Val Stoychev (2-8-1). Light Welter: Tyrone Nurse (18-0) W TKO 4 Ben Lawler (7-11).
Las Vegas, USA: Light Heavy: Beibut Shumenov (12-1) W TKO 9 Danny Santiago ( ). Kazakhstan’s Shumenov, 27, just too strong for Santiago. Santiago tries to stay with Shumenov throughout the fight, scoring well with counters in the middle rounds, but WBA champion wears Santiago down with hard shots from both hands. Shumenov applying a steady beating and Santiago heavily bruised under both eyes from punishment. Sustained attack at the start of ninth sees Santiago covering up but not punching back and fight stopped. Fourth defence for Shumenov, but only the second fight in two years for Santiago who had no right to be rated. Shumenov needs better opposition than William Joppy and Santiago. Homebush, Australia: Feather: Billy Dib (32-1,1ND) W PTS 12 Jorge Lacierva (39-8-6). Super Middle: Zac Awad (17-1-1) W PTS 12 Junior Talipeau (17-2-1). Feather: Paul Fleming (11-0) W TKO 2 Quinton Donohue (7-13-1). Back where he first launched his professional career, and with Kostya Tszyu watching, Billy “The Kid” Dib wins vacant IBF title with unanimous verdict over Mexican veteran Lacierva. Dib’s reach advantage, footwork and head and body movement take Lacierva out of his stride and with his own crouching style, it was difficult for the Mexican to get any rhythm going. Some of the inside work was rough and messy, and Lacierva lost a point in the fourth for hitting on the break. A low shot from 25-year-old Dib in the ninth saw Lacierva given time to recover, but Lacierva also suffered a cut in a clash of heads in the same round. Lacierva scored some good shots on the inside but not enough to make any difference. Scores 119-109, 118-109 and 115-112. Dib had lost on points to Steve Luevano for the WBO title in 2008. Lacierva, 33, who started out as a light fly, had lost to Mark Johnson for the IBF super fly title in 1999 and to Celestino Caballero for the WBA super bantam title in 2007. He had won his last seven including Leon Bobo, Feider Viloria, Joksan Hernandez and Fernando Beltran Jr, so he was in good form. Minor upset as “Shaker” Awad, 30, outpoints New Zealander Talipeau, 27, on controversial split decision. Phone-booth fight with both fighters going toe-to-toe in a brawling scrap. Awad wins IBF Pan Pacific title in big step-up in class. Talipeau has recent wins over Nader Hamdan and Shannan Taylor. Scores 116-114, 116-115 and 113-116. Southpaw Fleming, 23, a real prospect, makes it eight by KO/TKO as floors poor Donohue in first and towel thrown in by Donohue’s corner in second. Five losses in a row for Donohue. Fleming, a World Junior bronze medalist, represented Australia at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympics. Las Vegas, USA: Light Welter: Lamont Peterson (29-1-1) W KO 12 Victor Cayo (26-2,1ND). Light Heavy: Yordanis Despaigne (9-1) W DIS 5 Edison Miranda (34-6). Light Heavy: Sergey Kovalev (16-0) W KO 2 Douglas Otieno (23-7). Peterson finally living up to the promise he showed as an amateur, and wins IBF eliminator. Peterson looks to score a legit knockdown in the first only to have it ruled a slip. Next five rounds pretty even with Cayo busier, but Peterson scoring well with lefts to the body. Peterson looks to take 7th and 8th rounds but Dominican Cayo bounces back to take 9th and 10th on work rate. Cayo badly hurt by body shot in the eleventh. Both tired in last round. A right from Peterson drives Cayo back into the ropes and a volley sends him down. Beats the count but is floored again and counted out. Peterson now mandatory challenger for Amir Khan’s WBA title. His only loss was to Tim Bradley, and the draw was with Victor Ortiz. Cayo’s only other loss was a sixth round kayo, from a body shot, by Marcos Maidana for the interim WBA title in March 2010. Cuban Despaigne, 31, bounces back from loss to Ismayl Sillakh as he rocks Miranda with a right in the first. Miranda gets back into the fight as he roughs up Cuban in second. Both exchange heavy shots, but 30-year-old Colombian Miranda spoiling his work as he is warned twice for low blows, and loses a point for a punch landed after the bell. Miranda has a good third, but again loses a point, this time for a low blow, although they were all borderline. More trouble again for Miranda in the fourth. He scores some good head shots, but gets another warning for low blows, and foolishly drops his hands and lets Despaigne take a volley of pot shots. Former IBF middle and super middle challenger Miranda finally gets disqualified for more low shots early in the fifth. Kovalev dominates from the start with strong jabs that Otieno has no answer to. Kovalev ends it in the second with a left that puts Otieno down and out. Now 14 wins by KO/TKO as Russian lifts vacant NABA USA title. Fourth loss in his last six fights for Kenyan. Uncasville, USA: Heavy: Mariusz Wach (25-0) W KO 4 Kevin McBride (35-10-1). Middle: Elvin Ayala (24-5-1) W PTS 10 Derrick Findley (18-6). Light Middle: Jose Antonio Rivera (41-6-1) W PTS 8 Paul Mpendo (7-8-4). Too easy for big Pole against a hugely overweight McBride. With his height and reach advantages “The Viking” Wach, 31, lands at will with left jab and rights through first three rounds. Only damage he suffers is when an elbow from McBride brings blood from his ear. Wach finishes it in style, as he catches McBride coming off ropes with a right hook and McBride is out flat, and taken from the ring on a stretcher as a precaution. Wach wins vacant WBC International title and makes it five wins in a row by KO/TKO. McBride, 38, best known for beating Mike Tyson in Tyson’s last fight in 2005, has lost six of his last seven, but had gone the distance with Tomasz Adamek in April. Ayala, 30, has to climb off the floor in the first and stage a strong late finish to take a controversial decision over Findley. For the first four rounds Ayala boxing cleverly to keep Findley at bay, but Findley, working the body, getting through and scoring well. Ayala bounces back to take fifth, but Findley gets the better of some furious exchanges in sixth. Ayala then cuts Findley and makes a strong effort sweeping the closing rounds and is scored the winner by 96-93 twice and 97-92 to lift WBC USNBC title. Four wins in a row for former IBF title challenger Ayala since one round blast out loss to David Lemieux in June 2010. Findley has been matched tough with Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Matt Korobov and Fernando Guerrero all faced, and Dirrell is the only one to have beaten him inside the distance. Former WBA welter and light middle champ Rivera, 38, has too much experience and skill for game 37-year-old Mpendo. Rivera counter punching cleverly over the early rounds, and turns up the heat in the last three to get a good work out. Wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73. Second win for Rivera after almost three years out of the ring. Mpendo has always lasted the distance. Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: Welter: Ionut Dan Ion (29-1) W TKO 3 Iwan Azore (13-4-3). Light Heavy: Kirt Sinnette (20-1) W TKO 8 Howard Eastman (46-8). Heavy: Kertson Manswell (21-3) W TKO 1 Curtis Murray (6-9-1). Just a work out for Romanian. “Jo Jo Dan”, WBC No 5, has too much skill for game but limited Azore in all-southpaw battle. Slowly walks down local and catches up with him in third. A left hook to the body hurts Azore. Dan, 29, takes him to the ropes and batters away with volley of unanswered punches until, the referee stops the fight. Former Commonwealth champion and WBA title challenger Eastman, 40, shows his age. Sinnette too fast and hits too hard for veteran. End comes in eighth as Eastman’s gum shield knocked out and he goes down, with the fight mercifully being stopped. Win No 16 by KO/TKO for 37-year-old Sinnette. Eastman, a former Commonwealth, British and European champion, who had a shot at the vacant WBA title, and lost to Bernard Hopkins for the world title in 2005, should walk away. Gift for Manswell as he ends three bout losing streak with a first round stoppage of late substitute Murray. Uthai, Bangkok: Light Fly: Oleydong (37-1-1) W PTS 12 Mark Geraldo (19-4-3). All-southpaw battle sees former WBC straw champion Oleydong move up a division to take unanimous verdict over 20-year-old Filipino for vacant WBC Silver title. Scores 116-112 twice and 117-111. Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines: James Bacon (17-2) W KO 1 Elmer Legaria (12-4). Larry Canillas (16-3) W TEC DEC 6 Jaime Barcelona (38-55-1). Bacon wins Philippines title at second attempt. Drives Legaria back with jabs then a left hook to the body ends the fight. Now twelve wins by KO/TKO for 21-year-old. “Bon Jovi” Canillas, 22, and Barcelona in good scrap for three rounds. Canillas takes control in fifth and looks to have Barcelona ready to go, but veteran survives. Fight becomes messy and clash of heads in sixth sees Canillas cut on left eyelid. Doctor recommends stoppage, so it goes to the cards, and Canillas wins on scores of 58-56 twice and 59-55. Only one win in his last 13 for 33-year-old Barcelona who is closing in on 100 fights. Polanco, Mexico: Super Feather: Dante Jardon (18-1) W KO 2 Adrian Tellez (11-8-1). Jardon, 23, does it again. Rapidly becoming a big name in Mexico, “Crazy” Jardon floors Tellez with a body shot in first and puts him down twice in the second for kayo. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for WBC No 4. Rome, Italy: Feather: Davide Dieli (9-2) W PTS 10 Simone Califano (15-4). Welter: Sven Paris (30-5) W TKO 4 Jozsef Gerebecz (5-5-2). Dieli regains Italian title as he wins majority verdict over another former National champion in a great little fight between two friends for vacant crown. Dieli in trouble in third, and he injures his right hand in fourth. However, scores well throughout, and despite being the shorter in height and reach, his superior hand speed and skill allows him to outbox the aggressive Califano who tires over the late rounds. Scores 96-94 twice and 95-95, but Dieli looked a clear if close winner. Easy for “White Warrior” Paris, 30, as he halts poor Hungarian on an injury pull out in the fourth. Georgetown, Guyana: Super Middle: Edmund DeClou (7-1-1) W PTS 10 Joel McRae (8-2-1). DeClou wins this return widely to repeat a December victory. After slow first round he puts Trinidad & Tobago-based McRea under pressure with body attack and is in control the rest of the way. Wins interim Guyanese title. Scores 99-91 twice and 98-92. DeClou, who has won and lost in two fights with Kwesi Jones, now looking for a fight with Lennox Allen. La Tour de Salvagny, France: Light Middle: Michel Soro (16-0) W PTS 12 David Makaradze (17-6). Super Middle: Rachid Jkitou (19-0) W KO 5 Adel Belhachemi (5-6-1). Light Welter: Willie Blain (24-1) W PTS 8 Beka Sadjaia (26-14-1). Soro, 21, given a tough time by Georgian but wins convincingly and collects vacant WBO European title. Soro boxes well against aggressive 32-year-old Georgian but suffers cut by his left eye in third. Frenchman gets on top and has Makaradze hurt in ninth but has to settle for points win. Scores 118-110 from all three judges. Makaradze, with just three wins in his last nine fights, had lost also for the WBA version of the European title to Frenchman Salim Larbi in March. French champion Jkitou, 25, makes it 13 wins by KO/TKO in poor match. Former amateur star “Little Leonard” Blain, 33, has a work out against modest Georgian and wins on scores of 80-71. Blain’s only loss was against Lamont Peterson, when he retired with a hand injury in April 2009, but then he had only two fights in almost two years. Twenty-six wins for Sadjaia, and not one of them outside Georgia. Berisso, Argentina: Sergio Sanders (18-6-2) W PTS 10 Alejandro Falliga (20-8-4, 1ND). Sanders, 32, has to get off the canvas to win unanimous verdict and interim WBO Latino title. Fighters share first two rounds but after quiet third a right to the temple puts Sanders down. He survives and then takes control of the fight scoring repeatedly and heavily with his right crosses. Falliga rallies in eighth, but that is it. In the last Falliga under pressure and spits out mouthpiece for a rest. Scores 96-93 twice and 98-92. “Super” Sanders had won only one of his last eight going in, and these two had fought a draw in August last year. Falliga, 29 had scored an upset kayo win over Ulises David Lopez for the interim title in September. July 30 Denver, USA: Light Welter: Mike Alvarado (31-0) W PTS 10 Gabriel Martinez (27-3-1,1ND). Feather: Robert Marroquin (20-1) W PTS 8 Jose Beranza (33-21-2). Alvarado just too strong for clever Mexican. Alvarado scores flash knockdown in first but Martinez, 24, not hurt. From then on the strength and aggression of Alvarado has Martinez on the back foot. Mexican has some success with counters but not much, and Alvarado in control. Scores 100-89,100-90 and 99-90. With his strength and aggression Alvarado could be a threat-if he can stay out of jail. Wins vacant IBF Latino title. Martinez loses for second time in a row. Marroquin gets back on the winning trail with unanimous verdict over tough test Beranza. Floors Mexican in third and sixth, and knocks his mouthpiece out on other occasions (once accompanied by one of Beranza’s teeth). Marroquin, 21, still a work in progress, and had swelling by his right eye which also trouble him in loss to Francisco Leal in April. Scores 78-71 twice and 79-70. Odessa, Ukraine: Light Middle: Zaurbek Baysangurov (26-1) W KO 1 Mike Miranda (34-4). Heavy: Alex Ustinov (24-0) W TKO 2 Akmal Aslanov (11-5-1). Alex Spirko (13-0) W PTS 10 Selemani Said (10-4-2). Predictable farce as Baysangurov wins interim WBO light middle title in just 51 seconds. Inept Brazilian southpaw Miranda came forward for about 30 seconds, then backed up. Baysangurov just brushed his chin with a short right hook and Miranda went down and sat out the count. I drew attention to this stupid “fight” in my last Snips and Snipes, and was proved right. Chechen Baysangurov, 26, now waits to challenge the winner of the real WBO title between champion Sergey Dzinziruk and Lukas Konecny. Another poor match sees Ustinov too good for tubby Uzbek Aslanov. Scores two knockdowns on the way to stoppage win. Not as easy as expected for Spirko. He sets too fast a pace trying to take Said out and then has to settle down and pick his punches. Has Tanzanian Said down briefly with right in fifth, but Said gets through in the eighth. Spirko badly shaken and given a standing eight count. Said lands another bomb which floors Spirko badly. Local fighter somehow beats the count and survives the round. Spriko finishes strongly and Said loses a point in the last for hitting on the break. Spirko wins unanimous verdict on scores of 94-91, 96-92 and 95-92. Wins vacant IBO Youth title, but looked very vulnerable. The last two fights took place after midnight so date should be August 1 for them. Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines: Bantam: AJ Banal (25-1-1) W TEC DEC 8 Tyson Cave (15-2). Super Bantam: Mike Domingo (41-15-2) W TKO 6 Richard Samosir (18-4-3). Super Feather: Lorenzo Villaneuva (21-0,1ND) W KO 1 Eddy Comaro (24-11-4). Light Welter: Romeo Jakosalem (13-4-1) W TKO 1 Eusebio Baluarte (18-4). In all-southpaw match Banal, 22, comes to fight, Cave comes to box and frustrate the Filipino. Banal hurts Cave in first, but then Canadian boxes on defensive content to counter the local star. Banal forcing, but Cave moving, but perhaps not really doing enough himself. Banal badly cut above right eye in clash of heads in fifth. Cave, again in the sixth and seventh, smothering Banal’s attacks, but not landing his own shots. In the eighth cut much too bad for Banal to continue so it goes to the scorecards and Banal wins 78-74 twice and 79-73 and retains WBO Asia Pacific title. Cave’s team angry, as from their view the cut was caused by a punch, and in their opinion Cave well ahead at the finish, but crowd and press condemned Cave for his defensive tactics. Domingo too strong for Indonesian. Samosir tries to use his height to keep fight on the outside, but Domingo works him over. At the end of the sixth Samosir decides he has had enough and retires. His corner men disagree and walk back to the dressing room leaving him to find his own way there. “Bruce Lee” Domingo has won ten of his last eleven. Four losses by KO/TKO for Samosir in his last five fights. Southpaw sensation Villanueva, 25, blows away Indonesian in just 62 seconds. “Thunder Volt” hurts Comaro with a right, takes him to the ropes and then finishes the job with a three punch combination. Now 20 by KO/TKO for raw talent Villanueva. Jakosalem scores two knockdowns and is battering Baluarte when the referee stops the fight. Jakosalem, 23, wins Philippines title. The last nine of former champion Baluarte’s fights have ended by KO/TKO, but he lost three of those. Guadalajara, Mexico: Light Fly: Sammy Gutierrez (29-6-2) W KO 3 Rafael Orozco (22-30-2). Former interim WBA champion Gutierrez, 25, walks down veteran Orozco. Almost finishes it in second then ends it with a left hook in third. Now 20 by KO/TKO for “Guty”. Now 40, Orozco has fought in 13 fights for various national and international titles, and lost them all. Iztacalco, Mexico: Super Feather: Gamaliel Diaz (33-9-2) W PTS 10 Abraham Gomez (13-18-5). “El Platano” finds Gomez an easy target over the first four rounds and scores well inside and out. From the fourth Gomez brought his head into play cutting Diaz on the right eyebrow. Diaz then boxed more cautiously. Gomez finally loses a point in the ninth for butting. Scores 99-90, 98-91 and 97-93. Ten wins in a row for WBC No 7. Osaka, Japan: Bantam: Nobuo Nashiro (15-3-1) W PTS 10 Rey Perez (11-1). Former WBA super fly champion Nashiro, 29, returns in first fight since loss to Tomas Rojas for WBC title in February, and gets good ten rounds against previously unbeaten Filipino champion Perez. Nashiro’s speedy combinations and superior skills give him the edge, but young Perez, just 20, also scored well with his jabs and combinations to stay in the fight. Scores 97-94 twice and 99-92. Nashiro has appeared in almost as many world title fights (8) than Perez had in total fights (11). At only 20, Perez can come again. Mazatlan, Mexico: Bantam: Leo Santa Cruz (17-0-1) W TKO 11 Everth Briceno (33-7-1). Big win for prospect Santa Cruz against experienced Nicaraguan. Santa Cruz, 22, on top all the way. In the eleventh he floors Briceno with a body shot and has him badly hurt. Briceno’s corner stops the fight. Californian-based Mexican Santa Cruz is 22-year-old. Briceno, 33, has had two shots at the WBO super fly title. Jakarta, Indonesia: Straw: Pornsawan (23-3-1) W PTS 12 Muhammad Rachman (64-11-5). Thai Pornsawan finally wins a world title at fourth attempt. Definitely a fight of two halves. Rachman was in control early, and hurt the Thai challenger with hard rights. However, from the seventh, Pornsawan, 33, takes over as the 39-year-old Rachman tires and is under pressure on the ropes. Both exhausted by the end and two judges decide that Pornsawan’s stronger finish gets the decision. Scores 115-113 and 115-114 to Pornsawan and 114-114 as Pornsawan lifts WBA title. Decision not popular with home crowd. Plastic bottles and debris thrown into the ring, judges and new champion getting a security escort out. “The Tank” Pornsawan had previously lost to Donnie Nietes for the WBO title and lost then drawn with Olyedong for the WBC title. Former IBF champion Rachman loses WBA title in first defence. Piove di Sacco, Italy: Super Feather: Devis Boschiero (29-0-1) W KO 4 Karoly Lakatos (10-30-1). Mark time fight for the Italian champion and EBU No 8 Boschiero, 30, whilst he awaits a trial. Scoring easily to head and body over the first three rounds he puts away Hungarian in fourth with a body punch. Now six losses in his last seven for Lakatos. San Jose, Costa Rica: Super Middle: Brian Magee (35-4-1) W PTS 12 Jaime Barboza (17-5). Super Feather: Bryan Vazquez (27-0) W PTS 11 Alan Herrera (25-3). Light: Richard Abril (15-2-1) W PTS 11 Julio Camano (8-6,1ND). Heavy: Luis Ortiz (12-0) W TKO 3 Henry Saenz (22-9-1). Light Welter: Walter Castillo (15-1) W PTS 9 Elvin Perez (21-5-3). Super Bantam: Yoandris Salinas (11-0) W Carlos Rivas (9-18,1ND). Magee easily outboxes tough but crude local to win meaningless interim WBA title. Magee starts slowly then takes complete control as Barboza’s lunging attacks give him no trouble. Puts Barboza, 31, down on his knees on the way to unanimous verdict on scores of 118-110, 117-111 and a generous (to Barboza) 116-112. First fight for Magee since stoppage loss to Lucian Bute in March. Barboza getting the “title” fight was a typical WBA joke-on boxing. Local hero “Tiquito” Vazquez, 23, survives a scare to win clearly on points over Mexican. Floors Herrera with a right hook in first, but Herrera fights back strongly. Good skills switching guards and fast hands give Vazquez the edge, but a bad cut by his left eye hampers him. Scores 109 ½ -100 ½, 108 ½ -103 ½, 109-101. Herrera’s record deceptive as this was only his second fight outside his home town-and he lost the other one as well. Cuban Abril, 28, easily retains WBA Fedlatin title winning every round against poor Panamanian. Scores 110-99 from all three judges. “Big Thing” Ortiz also retains WBA Fedlatin title in poor match as he halts 40lbs overweight cruiser Saenz in three. Ten wins by KO/TKO for 32-year-old, 6’4” tall former Cuban amateur star. Nicaraguan Castillo retains WBA Fedcentro. He comes close to stopping a bloodied Perez, a Nicaraguan based in Costa Rica, but has to go the distance. Cuban prospect Salinas, 25, wins vacant WBA Fedebol title with unanimous verdict over 37-year-old Nicaraguan. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Welter: Diego Chaves (19-0) W TKO 9 Eduardo Flores (10-4-1). Light Middle: Javier Maciel (19-2) W KO 1 Jonata Daniel De Oliveira (10-1). “La Joya” Chaves, 25, rated No 4 by both the WBA and WBO, hands out a one-sided beating to Ecuadorian Flores in a poor match. From the first round Chaves scoring at will with left hooks to body and right crosses to the chin. Flores game but outclassed, and at the end of the eighth the Doctor recommends that his corner pull him out, but they refused. In the ninth Chaves has an open target as Flores cannot even defend himself and the referee stops the fight, a couple of rounds later than it should have been stopped. Fourth defence of WBO Latino title for Chaves and win No 15 by KO/TKO. Flores lasted the full ten against Carlos Baldomir in June. Another poor match sees “The Beast” Maciel slaughter Brazilian De Oliveira. A left hook to the body has the Brazilian on the retreat, and another puts him down. He beats the count, but another left to the body sees him taking the full count. First fight for Maciel since losing on points to Dmitry Pirog for WBO title in March, and wins vacant WBO Latino title. Brazilian, 21, had six first round wins, so there must be some really bad fighters in Brazil. Suva, Fiji: Welter: Junior Farzan Ali( 25-5-2) W PTS 12 Allan Jay Tuniacao (2-4-6). Cruiser: Pat Brennan (8-16-c4) W TKO 5 Fatu Tuimanono (9-11-1). Ali looks a bit fortunate to get the decision over 23-year-old Australian-based Filipino southpaw. Tuniacao gets the faster start but Ali claws back the points. Tuniacao busier and landing more, but Ali picking his punches and cleaner hits. Scores 115-113 twice and 115-114. Ali, unbeaten in his last twelve wins vacant WBFoundation Intercontinental title. Aussie Brennan wins vacant WBFoundation title with stoppage of late substitute Tuimanono. Brennan was to have fought a return with previous conqueror Moses Sorovi, but Sorovi pulled out on the day of the fight. Tenth loss by KO/TKO for Fijian. New York, USA: Light Welter: Gabriel Bracero (17-0) W TKO 3 Danie van Staden (8-7). Puerto Rican Bracero, 30, gets only his third win by KO/TKO as he puts van Staden away in third. van Staden badly cut in clash of heads in first and in trouble from then. Bracero floors him late in second. In the third he floors van Staden with a left hook to the body. van Staden gets up, but is down again from a right, and the referee stops the fight without completing his count. July 31 East London, South Africa: Super Feather: Godfrey Nzimande (22-3-3) W TKO 8 Ayanda Yaphi (9-2-1). Nzimande takes a while to settle against novice Yaphi. Cuts home town fighter Yaphi over left eye in the second and scores a knockdown with a straight right in third. The fight became messy with lots of wrestling and holding. Nzimande on top but tiring and letting the challenger back into the fight. In the eighth Nzimande fires volley of punches and, although Yaphi under pressure, does not look to be in trouble as fight is stopped. Minor riot erupts as Yaphi’s promoter pushes referee and various objects are thrown into the ring. First defence in his second spell as South African champion for Nzimande. Kobe, Japan: Bantam: Rolly (Lunas) Matsushita (29-8-1) W KO 8 Zerofit Jerope Zuiya (23-2-3). Two Japanese-based Filipinos clash and Matsushita shows his class and wins vacant OPBF title. Hands out a one-sided battering as he floors Zuiya twice in first with rights, puts him down again with a right in sixth, and when he puts 31-year-old Zuiya down again in eighth, the towel is thrown in by his corner. Throwing in the towel counts as a kayo in Japan. Matsushita, 27, lost to Anselmo Moreno in a challenge for the WBA title in 2008 and had been OPBF champion at both this weight and super bantam.
Georgetown, Guyana: Light Welter: Miguel Antoine (15-0) W PTS 4 Cassius Matthews (4-6-1). Super Middle: Kwesi Jones (8-2) W PTS 4 Tony Augustin (2-4-1). July 30 Accra, Ghana: Middle: Laatekwei Hammond (18-5) W PTS 12 Sunday King Hammer (12-4). Bantam: Prosper Ankrah (14-1,1ND) W TKO 6 Mike Barnor (9-3-2). Light: George Ashie (21-3-1) W TKO 1 Abdul Malik Jabir (15-8). Light: Ben Ankrah (15-10,1ND) W TKO 2 King Adama (0-1). Light: Richard Commey (6-0) W TKO 2 Dan Quartey (0-7). Light: Bilal Mohammad (20-4,1ND) W PTS 8 Emmanuel Quaye (0-6). Super Feather: Osumanu Akaba (25-5-1) W TKO 6 Tackie Annan (0-1). Hammond wins interim WBO African title on split decision over Nigerian. Ankrah wins vacant Ghanaian title. Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania: Middle: Maneno Oswald (37-23-3) W KO 5 Ernest Bujiku (2-11-2) July 31 Lagos Nigeria: Super Middle: Mojeed Okedara (7-5) W KO 1 Razak Gbadebo (0-2). Light Middle: Olufemi Moses (4-2) W PTS 8 Chijioke Ngige (0-1). Okedara wins Nigerian title.