Weekly Report

August 2011

August 4

Tokyo, Japan: Welter: Akinori Watanabe (23-4) W KO 4 Jung-Hoon Yang (6-3). Super Fly: Yota Sato (22-2-1) W PTS 10 Yoshihito Ishizaki (6-2-1). Southpaw Watanabe,26, had little trouble with Korean champ Yang in first defence of his OPBF title. A left to the body ended it in the fourth. Twenty-five of Watanabe’s fights have ended by KO/TKO, but four of those were losses, so, big punch-soft chin. Sato, 27 retains Japanese title for fourth time. Took a while for Sato to get into his stride against the busy, aggressive novice Ishizaki, who took many of the early rounds. Over the late rounds Sato’s speed and skill allowed him to fight on the outside and he jabbed his way to a unanimous decision. Scores 97-93, 97-94 and 96-95. Sato is unbeaten in his last 19 fights.

August 5

Flemington, Australia: Light: Ameth Diaz (30-10.1ND) W TKO 5 Lenny Zappavigna (25-2). Light Heavy: Blake Caparello (9-0-1) W PTS 12 Joe Kwadjo (20-5). Light Fly: Omari Kimweri (10-2) W PTS 4 Junior Bajawa. Cruiser: Brad Pitt (9-0) W KO 2 Eduardo Rojas (22-15-7). Zappa came out fast, throwing plenty of punches to try to overwhelm Diaz, but is knocked down with a glancing right early in the second. Zappa rallies and cuts Diaz, but Diaz getting on top in third and fourth. Two straight rights from Diaz in the fifth see Zappa down and badly cut on his left eyebrow. With Zappa sitting on the canvas with no chance of getting up, his corner enters the ring to get the fight stopped. The top two spots in the IBF ratings vacant so although Zappa,23, was the third rated fighter, and southpaw Diaz the sixth, this was a final eliminator, so Diaz should get a title shot. Zappa had lost to Miguel Vazquez for the IBF title in March, but reportedly struggled to make the weight this time. “Clorofroma” Diaz, 28, had been stopped in one round by Ji Hoon Kim in May and done nothing since then to earn a rating. Caparello comes through in high risk fight. His superior skills give him the edge over aggressive Fijian-based Ghanaian. Caparello takes decision on scores of 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112. Kwadjo had kayoed WBA title challenger Jamie Pittman last year, but then lost on points to Sergey Yannick. Tanzanian “Lion Boy” Kimweri floors Indonesian in second on way to easy decision. Scores 39-36 twice and 40-35. Eight wins in a row for Kimweri. Pitt, 29, makes seven wins by KO/TKO as he finishes Argentinian with a left hook. Kalgoorlie, Australia: Heavy: Lucas Browne (7-0) W PTS 12 Clarence Tillman (9-8-1). Cruiser: Danny Price (8-3-2) W TEC DEC 6 Oscar Siale (13-11) . “Big Daddy” Browne, 32, wins every round against New Orleans-born, 33-year-old Tillman. Collects WBU title and also UBC Intercontinental title. Scores 120-108 from all three judges. Price well in front when clash of heads produces a fight ending cut. Scores 58-56 from all three officials as Price beats New Zealand southpaw, and 40-year-old former Commonwealth title challenger, Siale, and also wins both WBU and also UBC Intercontinental titles. Price, 31, had lost a majority verdict to Siale in November. Montreal, Canada: Super Feather: Arash Usmanee (15-0) W TKO 3 Laszlo Balogh (13-7-1). Usmanee hunting down Hungarian from the first. Has him on the defensive throughout the second. In the third body punches put Balogh down twice. A third knockdown sees the fight stopped. Eight wins by Afghanistan-born Usmanee who was Canadian amateur champion in 2005/6/7 and competed at the 2007 World Championships. All seven of Balogh’s most recent fights have ended inside the distance, but he lost four of them. Czestochowa, Poland: Light Heavy: Dariusz Sek (13-0-1) W KO 5 Achille Omang Boya (11-9). Pole Sek,25, started to score well with hooks in the second. After even rounds three and four the former World Amateur Championships representative brought about the finish with a right hook and left to the chin. Frenchman Boya has won only one of his last six. Guaynabo, Puerto Rico: Super Fly: Juan Mercedes (26-3) W PTS 10 Luis Maldonado (35-7-1). Dominican “Pantertita” Mercedes,29, just edges out experienced Mexican on majority verdict. Maldonado failed to make full use of his height and reach advantages as Mercedes scored well to the body throughout. Numerous head clashes made it a bloody fight with Maldonado badly cut around his left eye. WBO No 8 Mercedes retains WBO Latino title. Scores 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95. Maldonado had lost his last four, but all to world champions or former world champions. The 33-year-old Mexican looked a great prospect when he lost only one of his first 33 contests, but has fallen away. Santa Ynez, USA: Light Welter: Vernon Paris (25-0,3ND) W TKO 7 Tim Coleman (19-2-1). Light: Art Hovhannesyan (14-0-2) TEC DRAW 4 Cristobal Cruz (39-12-3,1ND). Feather: Luis Franco (10-0) W TKO 4 Adolfo Landeros (21-21-2). Light: Mike Faragon (16-0) W TKO 2 Ira Terry (24-6). Paris and Coleman had started the fight earlier in a nearby hotel, and had to be weighed in separately to avoid them scrapping again. Once the fight started, Coleman was firing with intent and Paris was matching him. With Coleman taking the early part of the first round, but Paris shaking him near the end with a left to the body and a right. Once again in the second they were throwing bombs with little thought for defence. A right caught Paris high on the head and he stumbled sidewards and touched the canvas with his gloves leading to a standing eight count. At the end of the round Paris, 23, was scoring heavily to the body. Coleman stayed busy in the third and fourth and with Paris cut by the right eye and bleeding from the nose it looked as though it might be Coleman’s fight. However, the body punches had taken their toll, and Coleman was slowing. He was hurt with a body punch late in the fifth as a sign of things to come. In the sixth Coleman was floored with a body shot and then put down again at the end of the round. When another body punch from Paris put Coleman down early in the seventh, the fight was stopped. Big win for “IceMan” as this was a step up in class as Coleman, the fifth rated fighter with the IBF (really third as positions 1 and 2 are vacant), had beaten Mike Arnaoutis, Patrick Lopez and Sergio Rivera in recent fights. Now 15 wins by KO/TKO for Paris who wins USBA title. Disappointing end to Hovhannesyan-Cruz fight. After three rounds first one fighter then the other would dominate. In fourth Cruz suffers a cut by his right eye in a clash of heads. It goes to the scorecards and ends in a draw with scores of 39-37, 37-39 and 38-38. This was a big test for Armenian Hovhannesyan,29, who remains unbeaten. Mexican Cruz, 34, is a former IBF featherweight champion, a title he won by beating current champion Orlando Salido. Cuban Franco, 29, has too much class for Mexican veteran and applies a steady beating until Landeros retires in his corner at the end of the fourth. A mark-time fight for “La Estrella” after wins over Leonilo Miranda and Eric Hunter. Only one win in his last 13 for Landeros. Body punches from Farragon, 24, took the fight out of Terry and he was not fighting back when the contest is stopped near the end of the second. Only the seventh win by KO/TKO for “Baby Faced Beast” Farragon. Three losses on KO/TKO in a row now for Terry.

August 6

Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina: Welter: Hector Saldivia (39-2) W KO 5 Emilio Julio Julio (19-7-1). Saldivia outclasses Colombian. Has him under pressure at the end of the third and fourth. In the fifth a right to the jaw and a left to the ribs forces Julio back to the ropes and a right uppercut puts him down, and he sits out the count. Now 32 wins by KO/TKO for Argentinian champ as he retains WBA Fedelatin title. Tokyo, Japan: Middle: Koji Sato (20-1) W TKO 6 Fukutaro Ujiie (16-9-1). Feather: Ryol Li Lee (18-2-1) W TKO 5 Rikiya Fukuhara (24-6-1). Lanky former WBA title challenger Sato, 30, floors Ujiie with a barrage of punches in the sixth. Ujiie beats the count but fight stopped. Only two of Sato’s fights have gone the distance, but, in the important one, he was stopped in seven rounds by Felix Sturm in a challenge for the WBA title in 2006. This was the eighth defence of his OPBF title and his sixth win since the loss to Sturm. He is rated No 6 by the WBA. Former WBA super bantam champion Lee given an uncomfortable few rounds by veteran former Japanese champion Fukuhara. Lee, back at feather, where was also Japanese champion, found it difficult to get his punches off against the aggressive Fukuhara. However he found the distance in the fifth and a short right hand counter put Fukuhara down. He beat the count, but was in no condition to continue. First fight for (Retsuri) Lee, 29, since losing his WBA title to Akifumi Shimoda in January. Fukuhara, 32, has lost his last three. Cuautla, Mexico: Super Middle: Memo Romero (10-4) W TKO 9 Bladimir Hernandez (18-6). Great little scrap sees Romero win the vacant Mexican title. Southpaw Romero, 33, has Hernandez cut and in trouble in the third. However Hernandez, 25, gets back into the battle and they continued to exchange heavy blows over the next five rounds. In the ninth Romero, who is also cut by now, floors Hernandez, and although he beats the count, the follow-up attack ends the fight. This the second fight on Romero’s comeback after six years out. Fifth loss by KO/TKO in a row for Hernandez. Navojoa, Mexico: Super Fly Jose Salgado (26-1) W KO 1 Carlos Frias (12-4-1). Light Middle: Yori Boy Campas (99-15-1) W TKO 3 Marcelo Rodriguez (54-18). Feather: Andres Gutierrez (18-0-1) DREW 9 Jesus Ruiz (25-4-3). Light Fly: Jesus Silvestre (23-2) W KO 2 Walter Rojas (17-2-1). Light Fly: Jose Rodriguez (26-0) W KO 1 Fred Valdez (12-21). Fly: Jesus Jimenez (33-7) W TKO 3 Jorge Cardenas (16-14-4). Frias comes out punching. Salgado waits until the assault runs out and then lands a left hook to the body. Frias, 24, had no chance of beating the count and it is all over in 123 seconds. “Sugar” a 22-year-old from Cozumel now has 23 wins by KO/TKO and is rated No 11 by the WBC. This his eighth win since losing to Juan Jose Montes in October 2009. He adds the vacant WBC International title to the NABF title he already holds. This was the first loss inside the distance for Argentinian Frias. Yori Boy wins WBA Fedlatin title with stoppage of outclassed Argentinian. The 39-year-old former WBA champion was scoring heavily from the start. No knockdowns but late substitute Rodriguez, 33, had a split lip, was bleeding heavily from the nose, and under pressure when his corner threw the towel in. One more win required to take Campas to the magic 100, and since he has won his last eight, there is every reason to suppose he will go on for quite a while. Rodriguez had won his last eight, seven inside the distance. Gutierrez, just 18, looked unlucky to have to settle for a draw against the more experienced 21-year-old Ruiz. Gutierrez had Ruiz on the floor in the seventh but Ruiz used his height and reach advantages to score from a distance over the last two rounds. This for the vacant WBA Fedcentro title. Gutierrez turned pro at 15 and Ruiz, a former Mexican super bantam champion, at 16. Silvestre scoring heavily in the first has late substitute Rojas bleeding from the nose and with lumps on his face. Ends it in the second with a body shot. Now 17 wins by KO/TKO for “Negrito”. First defence of his WBA Fedcentro title and eight wins since loss to Donnie Nietes in January 2010. Heavily padded record of “Jimmy” Rojas deceptive as only two of his victims had ever won a fight. Early night for banger Rodriguez. The 21-year-old “Torito” floors Valdez early with a body shot. Valdez takes the compulsory eight count but is floored again and the fight ended. Rodriguez moves to 16 wins by KO/TKO. IBF No 9 flyweight “Destroyer” Jimenez found late substitute Cardenas willing to trade with him. As a result Cardenas took quite a bit of punishment before a left hook to the body floored him in the third. Cardenas made it to his feet but the ten had already been counted. Southpaw Jimenez, 27, who lost to Colombian Jean Piero Perez for the interim WBA title in January, and has a kayo win over former WBC champion Gilberto Keb Baas, now has 23 wins by KO/TKO. The 5’10” tall Cardenas has lost 7 of his last 9 fights by KO/TKO. Kawit, Philippines: Fly: Froilan Saludar (13-0-1) W TKO 10 Gabriel Pumar (16-7-1). “The Sniper” Saludar, 22 wins vacant WBO Asia Pacific title with stoppage of Japanese- based southpaw Pumar. Saludar was the heavier puncher, (six first round wins) but Pumar also had some success. When it looked as though it might go the distance Saludar stunned Pumar in the tenth and had him trapped on the ropes and ready to go when the referee stopped the fight. Nine wins by KO/TKO for Saludar, but third loss in a row by KO/TKO for Pumar. Manduae City, Philippines: Light Fly: Randy Petalcorin (14-1) W DIS 8 Mike Rodriguez (12-30). Welter: Jimrex Jaca (34-6-3) W TKO 3 Felipe Demecillo (6-15-1). Fly: Rodel Mayol (29-5-2) ) W PTS 10 Jayson Rotoni (12-10-1). Super Bantam: Eden Sonsona (27-6) W PTS 10 Eman Labanza(7-8). Super Bantam: Dodie Penaslosa Jr (6-0) W TKO 3 Kong Kiatpracha gym (5-9-1). Petalcorin, 19, wins but not in the way he would have wanted. Southpaw Petalcorin floors Rodriguez with a right hook in seventh and is well on top. However, in eighth Rodriguez hurts Petalcorin who slumps down by the ropes and as the referee is trying to split them Rodriguez hits Petalcorin with a right whilst down. Referee deducts a point, but Petalcorin unable to continue and Rodriguez is disqualified. Petalcorin wins vacant PABA interim title. He had won his last seven by KO/TKO. Jaca much too good for poor Demecillo. Hands out a steady beating and Demecillo’s corner pull him out at the end of the third. Southpaw Jaca, 28, lost to Juan Manuel Marquez for the interim WBO feather title in 2006 but is now fighting four divisions higher and has won his last six by KO/TKO. Much tougher than expected warm-up fight for former WBC light fly champion Mayol. “Kid Rapido, 29, did all of the pressing and won clearly, but durable southpaw Rotoni, 24, came to fight, almost flooring Mayol with a left hook, and put up a better showing then the scores of 98-92 twice and 99-91 indicate. Mayol, who won the WBC light fly title in his fifth attempt at winning a title, now hope to challenge Herman Marquez for the WBA flyweight crown. Good, tough, all-southpaw battle sees Labanza fight much better than his record indicated he would, but southpaw Sosona, 22, comes away with the majority verdict. Both fighters exchange heavy punches throughout with Sosona just having the edge. Scores 96-94, 96-95 and 95-95. First fight in over a year for Sosona, who turned pro at 15. He has won 7 of his last 8, losing only to Jonathan Oquendo in July last year. Penalosa Jr chased the elusive Thai from the first bell. Finally caught up with him in third and floored him with a hard right to the ribs. Kang beat the count, but was floored twice more and the fight stopped. Dodie, the son of former two division champion Dodie Snr., has won all six fights by KO/TKO. Kang has failed to win any of his last six fights. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Welter: Jean Carlos Prada (25-0-1) W KO 1 Jose Soto (24-9-2). Jesus Rojas (18-1) W TKO 2 Miguel Martinez (12-2). Tall 26-year-old Venezuelan southpaw wipes out 36-year-old Spanish-based Dominican Soto with a right in the first round, and wins vacant WBC Fecarbox title. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for Prada who represented Venezuela at the 2004 Olympics and the 2005 World Championships. Soto has lost 5 of his last 6. Puerto Rican Rojas, 24 halts Colombian Martinez in second. Five wins in a row for Rojas since upset loss to Jose Angel Beranza in 2008. Middelburg, South Africa: Light Middle: Nkululeko Mhlongo (9-2) W TKO 8 Page Tshesane (7-4-2).Despite the height and reach advantages of Mhlongo it is Tshesane who builds an early lead. Once Mhlongo starts to box to his strength the fight changes. Mhlongo on top when a right puts Tshesane down and out in the eighth. Mhlongo wins vacant South African title. Tshesane had previously lost in a challenge for the national welterweight title.

August 7

Kariya, Japan: Super Bantam: Roli Gasca (17-1) W PTS 12 Hiromasa Ohashi (24-10-3). Excellent display of boxing by 22-year-old Filipino (Nen)gasca as he lifts OPBF title with a majority verdict. . Not a puncher Gasca has problems keeping the aggressive defending champion off. However, his overhand rights and uppercuts give him the edge against a more experienced fighter. Scores116-112 twice and 115-115. Gasca also has a stoppage win over Thai Tabtimdaeng. Ohashi, 31, had lost only one of his last 13 going in, and that was to future WBA champion Akifumi Shimoda. Sibonga, Philippines: Marco Demecillio (14-0-1) W KO 2 Nelson Llanos (22-26-3). “Singwancha” has it easy against veteran Llanos. Has him backing up and under pressure in first. In the second a volley of body shots put Llanos down. He beats the count, but a left hook to the body floors Llanos again and the referee counts him out. Singwancha is the name of Demecillio’s sponsor. Ten wins by KO/TKO for 20-year-old Demecillio.

August 8

Tokyo, Japan:Light Middle: Charlie Ota (18-1-1) W KO 6 Akio Shibata (16-7-1). Makoto Fuchigami (17-6) W TKO 6 Takayuki Hosokawa (18-9-3). Ota (real name Bellamy) retains Japanese and OPBF title for fifth time with kayo of former victim Shibata. Competitive fight for four rounds. Ota, 29, takes first round but Shibata, also 29, finds gaps in the American’s defence in the second. Ota tightens up and shakes Shibata with right at the end of the fourth. Shibata hold his own in fifth, but is overwhelmed in the sixth, with Ota scoring two knockdowns and fight is stopped. Former US Marine Ota (Bellamy) had won the OPBF and Japanese titles by stopping Shibata in eight rounds in March 2010. Southpaw Fuchigami retains national title for third time with stoppage of Hosokawa. Champion took a few rounds to figure out the style of Hosokawa but floors him with long left in sixth and follow-up barrage sees fight stopped.

August 10

Tokyo, Japan:Straw: Kazuto Ioka (8-0) W PTS 12 Juan Hernandez (18-2). Light: Shuhei Tsuchiya (11-0) W TKO 9 Hirohito Fukuhara (13-5-8). “Wonder Kid” Ioka, 22, retains WBC title in first defence with clear unanimous verdict over tough Mexican. Switch-hitting from the first round, Hernandez, 24, has early success as he shakes Ioka with a left hook in the opening round. Ioka takes over from the second scoring well with jabs and fast combinations. In the fourth he has Hernandez bleeding heavily from the nose giving Hernandez breathing problems throughout the fight. Hernandez stages a big attack in the fifth, but Ioka comes back to take rounds 6, 7, 8 and 9. Hernandez goes all out for the win in the tenth, inflicts cut over right eyebrow of the champion, but Ioka weathers the storm. Ioka’s turn in the eleventh as he has Hernandez retreating and eating combinations for three minutes. Ioka sweeps the last to win on scores of 118-111, 117-111 and 116-112. Ioka, an outstanding amateur, and the nephew of former WBC straw and WBA light fly champion Hiroyuki Ioka, won the Japanese title in his sixth fight and beat Thai Oleydong in his seventh to take the WBC title. Mandatory challenger “Juanito” Hernandez had won his last eleven fights. Former kick-boxer Tsuchiya, 24, looked to be on the way to an early win as he floored the more experienced Fukuhara in the first. However, Fukuhara stayed in there, and was having some success in the late rounds, until Tsuchiya scored another knockdown in the ninth, and forced the stoppage. All of Tsuchiya’s wins have come by KO/TKO. Fukuhara, 26, had been unbeaten in his last nine fights.

August 11

Panama City, Panama: Fly: Luis Concepcion (23-2) W KO 1 Manuel Vargas (30-9-1). Welter: Azael Cosio (11-1-2,1ND) W KO 5 Pablo Vazquez (20-3). All over in 76 seconds as 25-year-old former WBA champion “El Nica” Concepcion flattens useful Mexican Vargas. Concepcion shakes Vargas early with right then scores heavily with fast left hook to body and straight right. Vargas goes forward throwing punches but out of range. Copncepcion comes back again with left hook straight right. As Vargas backs-up Concepcion is short with a jab but a straight right puts Vargas down. He falls so heavily that his head snaps the bottom rope from its holder. Lying propped up against the ropes, Vargas is obviously finished, and the referee does not complete the count, but calls for attention for Vargas who is down for 2-3 minutes. Impressive display of speed and power from Concepcion who now has 18 wins by KO/TKO. Concepcion lost his title in a war with Mexican Hernan Marquez in April. “Chango” Vargas, 30, a former inter WBO straw champion, has won only two of his last four, but his other conquerors were Ramon Garcia, Giovanni Segura and Roman Gonzalez-so no disgrace there. “Turbo” Cosio punches too hard for noted banger Vazquez. Panamanian Cosio, 29, takes first two rounds with body shots, but Venezuelan Vazquez evens things up over next two, scoring well with head punches. Cosio goes to the body again in the fifth and then puts Vazquez away with a right to the jaw. Eight wins by KO/TKO for Cosio. Vazquez hard puncher, but limited skills and questionable chin. He won his first 16 fight by KO/TKO but has lost 3 of his last 4 inside the distance. Pasay City, Philippines: Welter: Dennis Laurente (38-3-5) W TKO 1 Cris Alag (8-21). In first defence of his national title veteran Laurente stuns Alag early and follow-up barrage sees the referee stop the mismatch after just 33 seconds. WBC No 15, southpaw Laurente has won his last 15 and has 20 wins by KO/TKO. Poor Alag, 31, has now lost his last eight; seven of those by KO/TKO, so had no right fighting for any title, but has in fact fought for both the national lightweight and light welterweight titles. Patumthanee, Thailand:Straw: Paipharob (17-0) W KO 3 Sammy Hagler (15-5-2).Too easy for WBA No 4 Paipharob as he kayos Indonesian. Fifth defence of PABA title for former Muay Thai exponent Paipharob, 28, who has won his last twelve by KO/TKO, but all against very poor opposition. Hagler, 21, without a win in his last six fights.

August 12

Salta, Argentina: Welter: Luis Abregu (30-1) W TKO 2 Walter Diaz (26-9-1).Body punches do it for home town fighter Abregu against the badly fading Diaz. One in the first round has Diaz hurt and another in the second round puts him down and sees the towel come flying in. Now 24 wins by KO/TKO for Abregu, whose only loss was to Tim Bradley in July last year. First fight since October 2009 for Diaz. Castlebar Ireland: Light Middle: Henry Coyle (16-2) W TKO 5 Elio Cotena (18-6-5). Super Feather: Mick Coveney (12-13) W PTS 10 Finnbar Eade (6-1). Feather: Patrick Hyland (24-0) W TKO 4 Fabrizio Trotta (13-6-2). The “Western Warrior” Coyle, 30, wins vacant WBFoundation title with cut victory over 30-year-old Italian Cotena. Coyle scoring well and controlling the bout with his jab and heavy rights. What looked like a clash of heads in the third saw Cotena badly cut on the eyebrow, but the referee decides it was caused by a punch. Cut worsens and Cotena pulled-out at the end of the fifth. The US-based Coyle is a former World Military Games gold medal winner. Cotena had lost only one of his last eight going in. Journeyman southpaw Coveney, 29, just edges out previously unbeaten Eade, 36, to win vacant Irish title. Score 96-95. Only three wins in his last twelve fights for Coveney. Hyland makes work for himself by mixing-it with tough Italian instead of using his skills. Slowly wears Trotta down. Floors him twice with a body punches in fourth and fight is stopped. “The Punisher” a WBFederation champion has eleven wins by KO/TKO. Trotta’s last fight was a loss in five rounds in a challenge to Rendall Munroe for the EBU title in December 2008. Kobe, Japan: Super Bantam: Kohei Oba (29-1-1) W TKO 8 Yoshihiro Sasaki (7-7-2). Oba, 26, continues his rebuilding with a stoppage of modest Sasaki. First fight for Oba in nine months and second win since losing unbeaten tag against Malcolm Tunacao in July 2010. Indio, USA: Light Middle: Antonio Diaz (47-6-1) W TKO 8 Ernesto Zepeda (39-15-4). All-out aggression of veteran Diaz too much for Zepeda. From the first round Diaz has fellow Mexican Zepeda on the defensive and fighting off the ropes. Diaz, 35, scores heavily throughout with Zepeda having some success with left hooks in the middle rounds. Diaz goes for broke in the eighth, and with Zepeda not fighting back and taking heavy punishment the fight should have been stopped. Thankfully Zepeda’s corner pulled him out of the fight. Diaz lost to Shane Mosley for the WBC welter title in 2000 and to Antonio Margarito for the vacant WBO title in 2002. In his last fight in December 2009 he took a beating from Victor Ortiz and was stopped in seven rounds. “Baby Face” Zepeda, 34, has won only two of his last eight, and was outpointed by Matthew Hatton in May 2009. Hollywood, USA: Light: Richard Abril (16-2-1) W TKO 5 Sergio Rivera (25-8-2). Straw: Carlos Buitrago (19-0-0,1ND) W PTS 10 Felipe Rivas (9-8-1,1ND). Heavy: Luis Ortiz (13-0) W TKO 7 Arron Lyons (12-11-1,1ND). Welter: Ed Paredes (27-3-1) W TKO 8 Juliano Ramos (16-5,1ND). Feather: Yoandris Salinas (12-0) W KO 3 Felipe Almanza (18-27-4). Second fight in two weeks for WBA No 5 Abril. Rivera gives him a good argument until a wicked body hook puts him down and Rivera was unable to rise for a couple of minutes as he claimed a low blow. Cuban Abril, 29, and 5’11” tall, lost a split verdict to Breidis Prescott in July 2010. Mexican Rivera is now 2-5 in his last seven, but all against good opposition. Nicaraguan “Wunder Kid” Buitrago, 19, wins US debut. Rivas gets off to the better start, but Buitrago gets into his stride from the third and runs out a clear points winner on scores of 97-93 from all three judges. Rivas had been in with some good opposition and had won 3 of his last 4 fights. Early shock for Cuban Ortiz as he hits the floor from a right in the first. Lyons cut in clash of heads in the second and from then on Ortiz in control and working game Lyons over. Doctor examines the cut at the end of the seventh and rules it too bad for Lyons to continue. The 6’4” Ortiz made heavy work of a fight with a late sub who has now on only one of his last five fights. Good, solid display by Ed “The Lion” Paredes. Ramos comes to fight, but Paredes, 26, wears him down and dominates with better boxing, hand speed and strength. Forces stoppage with barrage in seventh. Paredes now unbeaten in seven since loss to Carlos Molina in April 2009. Brazilian Ramos has lost four of his last five. Cuban “El Nino” Salinas, 25, again looks the goods. He puts late sub Almanza down with two left hooks and the 35-year-old Colombian was down for 2-3 minutes. Colombian Almanza, 35, who started out as a flyweight, has now lost his last eight. St Charles, USA:Light Middle: Kermit Cintron (33-4-1) W PTS 10 Antwone Smith (20-3-1). Light: Dannie Williams (19-1) W KO 4 Antonio Cervantes (16-6-5). Puerto Rican “The Truth” Cintron, 31, gets back onto the winning trail. The former IBF welter champion builds and early lead scoring well with his jab, and keeping the aggressive Smith on the outside. From the fourth Smith, 24, by far the busier boxer, gets to work inside, and looks to be leveling the score. Cintron manages to open some space again over the late rounds and wins unanimous verdict. Scores 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Smith had a much higher punch ratio, but Cintron blocked most of the punches and scored the cleaner shots. Cintron trying to rebuild after losses to Paul Williams and Carlos Molina. Smith had won his last two after shock stoppage loss to Lanardo Tyner in July 2010. Former National Golden Gloves winner Williams made it seven wins in a row as he floored Mexican Cervantes in the first with a left hook and finished him with a thunderous right hand counter in the fourth. The 26-year-old from St Louis has 15 wins by KO/TKO with his only defeat being a points loss to WBO No 4 Eloy Perez in September 2009. Cervantes, 33, was unbeaten in his last five.

August 13

Las Vegas, USA: Bantam: Abner Mares (22-0-1) W PTS 12 Joseph Agbeko (28-3). Heavy: Eric Molina (18-1) W TKO 3 Warren Browning (14-2-1). Bantam: Eric Morel (45-2) W TKO 4 Daniel Quevedo (13-12-2). Light Welter: Angelo Santana (11-0) W TKO 2 Ramzan Adaev (8-1-1). Light Welter: Carlos Molina (14-0-1) DREW 8 Juan Montiel (5-4-3). Mares, 25, wins split decision, and IBF title, but is lucky as referee overlooks a whole passel of low blows from Mares, issues five warnings, without deducting a point, and compounds it all by counting over 31-year-old “King Kong” Agbeko when he was floored by yet another low blow in the eleventh. Unfortunately this performance by the referee spoiled the fight and left Mares with a tainted victory. The fight itself was a good battle between two tough fighters. Mares scored a knockdown in the first, although TV replays suggested it was a slip, and built an early lead, setting the tempo of the fight and going forward all the time. It was the hooks of Mares against the jab of Agbeko. The Ghanaian shook Mares with a right in the fourth, but at the end of the sixth Mares had built a good lead. Agbeko started to outwork Mares from the seventh, but his fight back was derailed by the controversial knockdown in the eleventh. Scores 115-111 twice and 113-113. Mares adds IBF title to the IBO and WBC Silver titles he won with a split decision over Vic Darchinyan in December. This fight had been scheduled for earlier in the year, but was postponed after Agbeko fainted in the dressing room before the fight. Don King, the promoter of Agbeko will officially protest the decision and the IBF are likely to order a rematch with the winner then fighting Nonito Donaire. Texan Molina has it easy against over-matched Browning. Scores heavily with rights throughout before referee stops the fight in third. Molina, 6’6” tall and with an 84” reach, wins vacant WBC USNBC title and makes it 14 by KO/TKO. Browning, 36, has a heavily padded record with wins over poor opposition. Poor match sees former WBA fly champ Morel, 35, makes it ten wins in a row as he scores a standing eight count in the first and a knockdown in the second against the normally durable Quevedo. Hands out a steady beating. Quevedo’s corner pull him out at the end of fourth. The Puerto Rican “Little Hands of Steel” is hoping to challenge WBA champion Anselmo Moreno in November. First loss inside the distance for Mexican super bantam champ Quevedo. Cuban Santana, 23, easily adjusts to late change in opponent and is too good for previously unbeaten Russian. Forces a standing count early in the second and after a knockdown in the same round the referee stops the fight. “La Cobra”, who made it to Florida in 2007 on a raft made up of tyres and wood, now has eight by KO/TKO. First fight in just over a year for 31-year-old Adaev. The Molina vs. Montiel fight was a close hard fought battle. Molina was the harder puncher, but had trouble getting his punches off against the busier Montiel. It was quality against quantity and the judges were split. Scores 78-74 Molina, 77-74 Montiel and 76-76. Broadbeach, Australia: Mike Katsidis (28-4) W KO 3 Mike Lozada (38-9-1) .Light Welter: Jack Asis (24-18-4) W TKO 2 Nestor Rocha (23-3). Middle: Jarrod Fletcher (9-0) W PTS 8 Arnel Tinampay (14-14-1). Predictable return to the winning column for former WBO interim champion Katsidis. The Aussie hits too hard for experienced Mexican and volley of body shots in third leaves Lozada on his knees for the count. Katsidis has come through a bad time, not only losing to Juan Manuel Marquez and Robert Guerrero, but also losing his brother Stathi. Next he wants Joel Casamayor. Lozada always loses the big fights inside the distance. Asis continues to turn his form around. The 30-year-old Filipino makes it three wins in a row as he batters away at Rocha until the Californian’s corner throw in the towel. Currently the Australian champion, before this little winning run Asis had lost five in a row. Rocha, 28, lost in one round to Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC bantam title in July 2009. Outstanding prospect Fletcher given good workout by Filipino in bout that sees both boxers suffer cuts in head clashes. “Left Jab” Fletcher, 27, was a gold medal winner at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, where he beat future Olympic gold medalist James DeGale, and also represented Australia at the 2005 and 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympics. Acapulco, Mexico: Straw: Juan Palacios (29-3,1ND) W TKO 9 Armando Torres (16-9). Super Feather: Miguel Roman (35-8) W TKO 7 Abraham Rodriguez (23-11-4). Super Middle: Shawn Estrada (13-0) W TKO 3 Alvaro Enriquez (11-9-2). Rogers Mtagwa (27-14-2,1ND) W TKO 8 Pedro Navarette (26-13-3). Palacios surrendered his interim WBA title when he failed to make the weight. The 30-year-old Nicaraguan had his jab working well in the first, and they traded equally in the second. Torres was on the attack throughout the third. A clash of heads saw the Mexican go down, but he was given time to recover. The fourth was again shared, but Palacios took the fifth with his strong jab keeping Torres off balance. Palacios lost a point in the sixth for use of the head, but was starting to get on top. The eighth was all Palacios as Torres tired. The end came in the ninth as Palacios floored the Mexican three times to force the stoppage. Palacios has 22 wins by KO/TKO, and has won 18 of his last 19 fights. Before winning the interim WBA title by beating Sammy Gutierrez last May he had previously lost a split decision to Jose Antonio Aguirre for the WBC title in 2002 and a majority verdict to Thai Oleydong for the same title in November 2009. Now he has thrown the title away. Torres, 30, was not even rated by the WBA, but still got a title shot. “Mickey” Roman beats Mexican champion “Marvin” Rodriguez in toe-to-toe brawl. Neither fighter giving an inch in this battle. Roman seems to score a knockdown at the end of the third but the referee does not count. Both fighters badly cut on their eye brow and the Doctor examines Rodriguez’s injury but lets the fight continue. As Rodriguez tires Roman battering home punches from all angles and the referee stops the fight. Roman retains WBC Fecombox and wins Mexican title. One loss in his last eight for Roman, and that was to Jonathan Barros for the WBA secondary title in March. Rodriguez, also 25, had lost only one of his last eight going into the fight. Down the bill American Shawn Estrada and Tanzanian Rogers Mtagwa scored wins. Estrada, who lost to James DeGale at the 2008 Olympics, made it twelve by KO/TKO with a stoppage of poor Mexican Enriquez (4-8-1 in his last twelve) and “Tanzanian Tiger” Mtagwa returned to action, and to the winning column, with a stoppage of tough Mexican Navarette in the last round of their eight round contest. Mtagwa, 32, lost on points to Juan Manuel Lopez for the WBO super bantam title in October 2009 and in his last fight lost in two rounds to Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA secondary title in January 2010. Only three wins in his last twelve fights for Navarette, but only the second time in 42 fights that he has failed to last the distance. Manukau City, New Zealand: Heavy: Monte Barrett (35-9-2) W PTS 12 David Tua (52-4-2). Barrett, 40 may have brought the curtain down on the career of Tua as he wins tight, unanimous verdict. Barrett builds lead through first three rounds using strong jab, and also inflicts a cut over Tua’s right eye. Tua doing better over following rounds but not doing enough and Barrett continuing to pick up points with the jab. Tua finally gets through and has Barrett hurt at end of tenth. Again in the eleventh Tua scores heavily having Barrett in trouble at the end of the round. Barrett exhausted and holding in last, but Tua puts him down with a combination. Barrett gets up and makes it to the bell. Scores 115-112 twice and 114-113. Barrett wins WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Orient titles. Barrett had failed to win any of his last five fights. Tua, who lost on points to Lennox Lewis for the WBC title in 2000, was unbeaten in 17 going in, including a draw with Barrett in July 2010. Atlantic City, USA: Super Bantam: Alejandro Lopez (22-2) W PTS 12 Teon Kennedy (17-1). Light: Karl Dargan (10-0) W TKO 6 Juan Suazo (8-5-3). Welter: Yordenis Ugas (9-0) W PTS 6 Fernando Rodriguez (6-5). Big win for Mexican Lopez as he takes unanimous verdict over IBF No 3 Kennedy and wins USBA title. The light punching Mexican set, and maintained, a fast pace using clever lateral movement to off set the attacks of aggressor 25-year-old Kennedy. “Alex” Lopez, 24, starts to dominate the fight from the sixth scoring well with counters and busting up the face of Kennedy who just could not close the distance. Scores 117-111 twice and 115-113. Kennedy was said to have been hampered by a shoulder injury which he suffered when training for the bout. During the fight he also suffered a big gash on his left eyelid and his right eye, which started to swell in the sixth, was nearly closed by the end. Despite his impressive statistics, Lopez had lost a four round bout to Aaron Garcia in February, so this was quiet an upset. Former amateur star Dargan, 26, much too good for Suazo. Floors him in first with a left hook, and cuts him badly over the right eye in the second. Dargan continues to score heavily until the sixth when another volley of punches from Dargan brings the referee’s intervention. Dargan, a two-time US Amateur champion, and Pan American Games gold medal winner, could be a fighter with a great future but ten fights in four years is no way to build a career. Cuban Ugas, another former top amateur, boxed his way to a unanimous decision over Rodriguez, who gave him a good test. Scores 59-55 twice and 58-56. Ugas, 25 is a former World Cadet and Pan American Games champion and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. Las Heras, Argentina: Light: Daniel Brizuela (22-1-2) W PTS 12 Julio Ruiz (13-4). Light Welter: Gumersindo Carrasco (15-0,1ND) W KO 2 Daniel Santos (13-6). Brizuela wins and collects vacant IBF Latino title but is not impressive. “Tatu” Brizuela, 25, has the skill and dominates when he keeps the fight at a distance, but too often he lets “Little Wolf” Ruiz inside where he scores well to the body and head with combinations. Brizuela doing the cleaner work but Ruiz strong at the end and always in the fight. Brizuela floored by a punch to the chest in the last, but the referee rules it a slip. Scores 118-111, 116-112 and 115-113. Brizuela still rebuilding after being blow away inside a round by Daniel Dorrego in 2009. Puncher Carrasco, 24, shaken in the first by a combination from the Brazilian, and twice turns away after clash of heads, and given time to recover. Carrasco fires back to even the round. Carrasco going forward throwing crude swings from both hands. With nine seconds left finally lands a heavy right to the chin. Santos slumps into sitting position on the bottom rope and Carrasco lands two more punches. Santos then goes down with both knees on the canvas and Carrasco lands two more punches when the Brazilian was clearly down. No disqualification. Santos watches the count on one knee and starts to get up at nine only to have the referee count ten when he is on his feet. Carrasco wins vacant IBF Latino and now has 13 wins by KO/TKO but is very crude and was lucky to have a “home” referee for this one. Tlalnepantla, Mexico:Feather: Salvador Sanchez (25-4-3) W TKO 3 Adan Garcia (15-5-1). Light: Carlos Zarate Jr (14-0) W TKO 2 Jose Avila (7-6). Garcia had a good first round as he was going forward scoring with hooks to the body whilst Sanchez settled for fighting on the back foot and using his long jab. Different story in the second as Sanchez came forward from the bell forcing Garcia back with three/four punch combinations always finished off with wicked left hooks to the body. That punch put Garcia down at the end of the round and he was up at seven as the bell rung. Sanchez continued the assault in the third and another combination had Garcia reeling and the fight was stopped. Lanky lightweight Zarate, 23, makes it nine wins by KO/TKO with stoppage of Avila. Additional Commonwealth Results:

August 12

Accra, Ghana: Super Feather: Maxwell Awuku (24-2-1) W KO 4 Sam Danso (2-9). Super Feather: Prince Ofotsu (9-2) W TKO 7 Emmanuel Allotey (1-5). Feather: Razak Netty (8-3) WTKO 4 Saidu Amadu (0-3). Super Middle: Flash Issaka (18-12) W TKO 3 Kojo Adaho (0-3). Super Middle: Sanah Agbeko (5-0) W KO 5 Ed Gartey (0-9). Welter: Frank Dodze (3-8) W TKO 7 Sam Odoi (0-2). Light Welter: Isaac Aryee (7-5 ) W KO 5 Obile Issaka (0-6). None of the losers managed to last the distance , five of them had never won a fight,and the combined total of their records is 3-37 so poor matching.

August 13

Broadbeach, Australia: Light Welter: Brett Smith (10-1-1) W PTS 6 Mick Shaw (27-15-3) Port Melbourne, Australia: Welter: Tim Hunt (12-2) W PTS 8 Alex Ahtong (6-12-3). Light Heavy: Manny Vlamis (10-2) W KO 2 Komgrit Nankom (16-18). Manukua City, New Zealand: Super Middle: Steve Heremaia (17-6-1) W TKO ? Brad Pole (2-4). Light Heaby: Daniel McKinnon (19-5-1) W PTS 6 Kashif Mumtaz (8-26-1).

August 18

Miedzyzdroje, Poland:Cruiser: Krzys Glowacki (13-0) W TKO 9 Roman Kracik (32-7-1). Big win for Pole as he batters experienced Czech to defeat in nine rounds. The 25-year-old southpaw, who fought as a super heavy in the amateurs, started fast punishing Kracik with body shots. However, his own defence was not as tight as it could be, and Kracik was always dangerous with right hand counters. Glowacki had Kracik badly hurt with a couple of body shots in the fourth, but from the fifth went head hunting. As Kracik tired Glowacki got through with a big left hook in the ninth which put the Czech down. He beat the count, but the follow-up attack had Kracik defenseless on the ropes when the fight is stopped. Eight wins by KO/TKO for Glowacki who wins something called the World Boxing Forum International title. Kracik, 39, lost only one of his first 31 fights, but is 3-6 in his last nine.

August 19

Muang, Thailand: Super Fly: Suriyan (19-5-1) W PTS 12 Tomas Rojas (36-13-1,1ND).Suriyan lifts WBC title with split decision over Mexican Rojas. The defending champion rocks his 22-year-old Thai challenger with a left hook in the first, but then the aggressive Suriyan overcomes the height and reach advantages of Rojas (5’8” to 5’3”) to work inside with both hands. Rojas just not busy enough and Suriyan, 22, builds a lead. After eight rounds Thai is seven points ahead on one card, five on another and three on the third. Despite a cut over his left eye, Rojas stages a storming finish, but unable to close the gap. Suriyan had emerged as a threat after losing a very close decision to Ponsaklek for the WBC fly title in October when only a point deduction robbed him of a draw. Third defence for “Gusano” who has been a pro since 1996. He only arrived in Thailand five days before the fight and was probably affected by the heat and humidity. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Bantam: Cesar Seda (21-1) W PTS 10 Jose Silveira (12-5). Light: Jose Pedraza (4-0) W PTS 6 Pedro Salcedo (3-5). Seda, 25, came to fight, but late sub Silveira to survive. The hand speed and movement of Seda (Silk) were just too much for the Mexican, and Seda, who scored constantly with hard combinations, walked away with the unanimous verdict on scores of 100-90 from all three judges. First fight for Seda since losing to Omar Narvaez for WBO super fly title in April, and first fight at bantam. Mexican Silveira is IBA bantam champ and has beaten Andrew Singh Kooner and lost to Martin Lindsay. Although it was only a six round fight and only the fourth fight for Jose Pedraza, this fight held more interest for the local papers. Pedraza, former amateur star, had won each of his first three fights in the first round. However, Salcedo proved a good test. “The Sniper” scored well throughout although Salcedo did get through with some hard shots in the first. Pedraza, superior skill showed in the middle rounds and, as Salcedo tired over the last two rounds, Pedraza was trying hard to put him away. Pedraza wins on scores of 60-54 from all three judges and this is a name to watch out for in the future. Hammond, USA: Light: Henry Lundy (21-1-1) W TKO 6 David Diaz (36-4-1): Light Middle: Demetrius Andrade (14-0) W PTS 10 Grady Brewer (28-13). Light: Yakubu Amidu (20-2-1) W TKO 3 Marti Tucker (7-10). Cruiser: Montell Griffin (50-8-1) W PTS 8 Deandre Abron (15-10). Good win for Lundy. Constantly switching guards he builds an early lead as he scores well over the first three rounds with overhand lefts and uppercuts to southpaw Diaz. In the fourth a right from former WBC champ Diaz sends Lundy stumbling to the canvas. Diaz goes all out for the finish, but suffers bad gash on his right eyebrow. Big effort in fourth tires Diaz and with the cut pouring blood and causing vision problems he is in trouble. Lundy changes back to southpaw stance and gets back on top in fifth. Doctor examines the injury to Diaz a twice but lets fight go on. The former WBC champion now has no choice but to go toe-to-toe, and a hard combination from Lundy puts Diaz down, and the fight is stopped. Lundy, 27, retains NABF title. He has scored three good wins since losing to John Molina in July 2010. Diaz, 35, just scraped by Robert Frankel on a majority decision in his previous fight, but is not talking retirement. Former World Amateur champion Andrade comes through his first real test and gets an ‘A’ for ability, but a ‘C’ for entertainment. The 23-year-old southpaw was just too fast and skillful for dangerous veteran Brewer and won a wide unanimous decision on scores of 99-91 twice and 99-92. Andrade’s jab broke up any attempt Brewer made to take the fight inside and the speed and movement of Andrade allowed him to stick to that game plan. The downside was that it made for a one-sided boxing lesson, as Andrade took no chances and the crowd (and the TV audience) was looking for more. “Bad Boy” Brewer, 40, has lost only one of his last eleven and in his last fight had stopped unbeaten prospect Fernando Guerrero. On his night Brewer can beat anyone (he has wins over Cornelius Bundrage and then unbeaten Albert Onolunose), but this was not his night. Ghanaian “Black Mamba” Amidu, 26, makes it four wins in his US campaign with a stoppage of overmatched Tucker. Amidu’s losses have been to Ali Funeka, a majority decision in 2007, and to Ricky Burns for the Commonwealth title in November 2008. Five losses in a row for Tucker. Now 41, veteran Griffin, a former WBC light heavy champion (won on a disqualification over Roy Jones), returns to the ring, and in his first fight since May 2010 wins every round against former top amateur Abron to reach 50 victories. Griffin, a pro since 1993, also had shots at the WBO and IBF titles as well as a second shot at the WBC crown. Abron, 39, who did not turn pro until he was 32, won the USA championships, National Golden Gloves, PAL, Army and Inter Services titles, but has now lost his last nine as a pro. Dover, USA: Heavy: Amir Mansour (15-0) W PTS 12 Dominick Guinn (33-8-1). Light Welter: Edgar Santana (26-3) W TKO 5 Omri Lowther (14-4). Still early days, but southpaw Mansour, 39, may just be a man with a future, instead of one with a past. The former convict beat up on the experienced Guinn for all of the ten rounds scoring with heavy hooks from both hands with “The Southern Disaster” Guinn showing an iron chin and a penchant for survival. “Hardcore” Mansour did all of the pressing but could not find a punch to put Guinn down. He also showed he could take a punch as Guinn scored with some good counters, and also go the distance (4 rounds being his longest previous fight). Scores 100-90 twice and 99-91. Mansour, who spent eight years in jail, wins vacant IBF North America and WBO NABO titles. Guinn, 36, has never lost a fight inside the distance, and had won five of his last six, the loss being to Kubrat Pulev in his last fight in October. After flooring his opponent in the first round, Puerto Rican Santana, 32, then has to come from behind to halt Lowther and win vacant NABA title. After climbing off the floor from that flash knockdown in the first, Lowther builds a good lead with his smarter boxing, and constantly beats a subdued Santana to the punch. However, his lead is wiped out in the fifth by a left hook from Santana. Lowther beats the count, but is under fire on the ropes when the fight is stopped. Santana stopped fighting in 2008 when he was on a run of 19 wins in his last 20 fights. He returned to action in May this year, and this was his second win. Lowther, 27, originally from Georgia (State), but now based in Canada, has lost three in a row, but the other two losses were to Henry Lundy and Brandon Rios, so no disgrace there. Blackpool, England: Welter: Matthew Hatton (42-5-2) W PTS 12 Andrei Abramenka (15-1-2). Cruiser: Matty Askin (11-0) W TKO 4 Juan Garay (18-11,1ND). Confident return to action by Hatton as he is a different class to the Belarus fighter with a deceivingly impressive record. Hatton shakes Abramenka with a left hook early in the first and keeps up the pressure. With Abramenka not having the punch to disturb Hatton he works inside with good combinations and body punches. Hatton suffers a cut on his left eyebrow in the sixth and loses a point in the tenth for a low blow. Abramenka, who also suffered a small cut on his left eyebrow, steals a few points here and there, but Hatton in control and wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 118-109 twice and 118-110. First fight for Hatton since loss to Saul Alvarez in March and he wins vacant IBF International title, which will probably get him a spot in their ratings. He also made it a double over the Abramenka family as he had beaten elder brother Aliaksandr in 2006.Abramenka, 24, had only had one previous fight outside Belarus, a draw with Roberto Belge, who Hatton kayoed in three rounds. Askin takes a little time to get into the fight. Loses a point for holding in the second, but begins to find the range in the third. In the fourth he dumps Argentinian on the canvas with two hard shots and although Garay beat the count the fight is stopped. Now seven wins by KO/TKO for 22-year-old Askin. Third loss in a row on the road for 39-year-old Garay. Toscolano Maderno, Italy: Light: Massimiliano Ballisai (14-0) W TKO 2 Luca Marasco (16-2). Heavy: Matteo Modugno (9-0) W TKO 3 Laszlo Toth (12-5). Ballisai comes out firing from the first bell and puts the slower starting Marasco under pressure. Ballisai forces Marasco to trade and scores a knockdown with a right early in the second. Marasco gets up, but another volley of punches brings the stoppage. The 26-year-old from Turin wins the vacant IBF Mediterranean title, and makes it eight by KO/TKO. Marasco, 27, is a former Italian lightweight champ. Heavy hope Modugno hits too hard for modest Hungarian. A short right floors Toth at the end of the first. He survives a torrid second round, but left hooks put him down twice in the third and the fight is stopped. Modugno, 24, is being carefully matched with all of his opponents being “safe” imports. The 39-year-old Toth was kayoed in 43 seconds by Danny Williams in April. Corona, USA: Super Bantam: Efrain Esquivias (14-0) W PTS 10 Juan Ruiz (23-7). Welter: Artemio Reyes (13-1) W KO 2 Miguel Munguia (20-22-1). Esquivias given a tough night by the experienced Ruiz. Esquivias shows excellent skills as he boxes his way to victory over the rusty Ruiz. Esquivias had to overcome a cut received in the middle rounds and was made to fight hard in every round. His speed and accuracy saw him winning the rounds, but Ruiz maintained his record of never losing inside the distance. Former National Golden Gloves champion Esquivias wins vacant NABF title in his first ten round bout. Scores 99-91 twice and 97-93. Ruiz, 32, a former NABO champion, who beat Wayne McCullough in 2008, had been inactive since February 2010. Reyes finds the experienced Munguia a slippery character early, floors him at the end of the first with a left hook to the body. Reyes, 24, could see a quick night was in prospect and went after Munguia, 29, in the second. A left-right combination put Munguia down on his backside for the count. Reyes has won twelve in a row, ten by KO/TKO since losing to Mike Dallas in his second fight. Only two wins in his last eight fights for Munguia, who lost to John Murray in 2007. Charenton, USA: Light: Mason Menard (17-1) W TKO 4 Joe Laryea (14-6). Local hero Menard wins “world” title. The two-fisted aggression of Menard, 22, keeps Laryea on the back foot throughout, but the tough Ghanaian lands some good counters. Menard stepped up the pace in the third and fourth with Laryea struggling to stay in the fight. A disappointing end saw Laryea’s corner pull him out with a hand injury at the end of the fourth. Now 15 wins in a row for Menard, all in Louisiana and he collects the vacant Universal Boxing Organisation title. “Mandingo” Laryea, 26, had beaten Paul Appleby, but was stopped in seven rounds by Ricky Burns for the WBO super feather title in March. New York, USA:Light: Mike Perez (14-0-1) W KO 1 Miguel Rodriguez (7-4). Perez makes it quick. “The Artist”, 21, drops Puerto Rican Rodriguez with a left hook to the body. In pain, Rodriguez gets up, but then goes down again without taking a punch and the fight is stopped after just 49 seconds. Only the third fight for Rodriguez since 2007, and his third loss.

August 20

Mexicali, Mexico: Light Middle: Alfredo Angulo (20-1) W T KO 1 Joe Gomez (17-5-1). Too easy for Angulo. Gomez circles the ring throwing light jabs whilst Angulo walks him down. Traps Gomez on the ropes and lands two shots to the body and two more to the head as Gomez is on his way down. Referee counts to seven and as Gomez is attempting to get back onto his feet the referee halts the count and stops the fight after 105 seconds. Now 17 wins by KO/TKO and first fight for WBO interim champ Angulo since stopping Joachim Alcine in WBC eliminator in July last year. Gomez has lost four of his last five. Ensenada, Mexico: Super Bantam: Fernando Montiel (46-3-2) W KO 3 Alvaro Perez (21-4-1,3ND). Light: Aaron Herrera (21-0) WPTS 10 Carlos Wilson Velazquez (18-12-1,1ND). Welter: Jorge Silva (16-1) W TKO 8 Alvaro Robles (11-1). Super Fly: Alfonso Lopez (11-0-1) W KO 1 Leroy Savala (0-2). Montiel spends the first round studying the southpaw style of Nicaraguan. In the second Perez comes out blazing and takes the fight to Montiel. Scores well, but Montiel shows he has the power with some wicked counters. In the third a left hook puts Perez down and very much out. The referee stops the count at five to get some medical attention for Perez. This was no walk in the park for Montiel. Perez came to fight and had Montiel down only for it to be ruled a slip. He also shook Montiel a couple of times with hard lefts, but was stationary and in range in a exchange when nailed by the left hook. Second win for Montiel since crushing defeat by Nonito Donaire in February. Montiel, already a champion at fly, super fly and bantam will now go for a title at super bantam to try to be Mexico’s first four division world champion. Perez lost in four rounds to Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC bantam title in 2009 and to Hugo Ruiz on a technical decision for the WBA interim title in January 2011. Herrera retains 100% record, but only just. Nicaraguan Velazquez ran him close. In the end the cleaner punching and better mobility just gave Herrera the edge and the split decision. Scores 97-93, 96-94 and 95-97. Velazquez had beaten Mexicans Ramon Ayala (17-1) and Misael Casillas (20-0) so it was a tough opponent for the youngster from Yucatan. The Silva vs. Robles fight for Tijuana bragging rights was always going to be explosive as each had scored an impressive percentage of inside the distance wins. It almost ended in the fifth as “Tyson” Robles floored Silva. He beat the count, but was in a bad way and was saved by the bell. In the seventh Silva, 19, was on top and had Robles in trouble. In the eighth a big left from Silva had Robles out on his feet and the referee stopped the fight. Now 15 wins by KO/TKO for Silva. Robles had won ten of his eleven the same way. “Finito” Lopez, the son of the great Ricardo Lopez, crushes novice Savala with a left hook. Houston, USA: Heavy: Oliver McCall (56-11,2ND) W PTS 10 Damian Wills (30-3-1). Light Heavy: Cedric Agnew (18-0) W TKO 2 Ty Jackson (8-36-3). No frills here. “The Atomic Bull” McCall, now 46, lets Wills exhaust himself over the first three or four rounds. Wills scoring freely, but McCall not shaken or stirred. After four rounds as Wills tires McCall takes over and opens up Wills with his jab and shows his extra power shaking Wills with every punch, having him hurt over the later rounds and cutting him around both eyes. McCall claws back the early rounds, but unable to find a finisher. Scores 96-94 twice and 97-93. Former WBC champ McCall (back in 1994 he stopped Lennox Lewis in two rounds, and in 1995 lost the title to Frank Bruno) wins vacant WBFoundation title. Wills, 31, had won his last eight but has been carefully matched. His other losses are to Chris Arreola and Kevin Johnson, so he loses whenever he tries to step up. Wills was only eight years old when McCall turned pro. McCall’s next fight will be against Kali Meehan in Australia. Former top amateur Agnew remains unbeaten as he floors and halts outclassed Jackson in two rounds. Ten wins by KO/TKO for 24-year-old former Chicago Golden Gloves champion. Jackson without a win in his last nine fights. Worcester, USA: Light Heavy: Edwin Rodriguez (19-0) W TKO 3 Chris Trietti (10-3). Light Middle: Joachim Alcine (32-2-1) W Jose Medina (14-9-1). Fighting up at light heavy, and under new trainer Ronnie Shields, Rodriguez, 26, not really tested by overmatched Trietti. “La Bomba” takes first two rounds with strong jabs and body punching. In the third a right to the body takes the fight out of Trietti who retires at the end of the round. Now 14 by KO/TKO for Dominican-born Rodriguez, a former United States and National Golden Gloves champion, but a step down in opposition as he had beaten James McGirt and Aaron Pryor Jr in his last two fights. This was the first main event for Trietti. Former WBA light middle champ Alcine, 35, struggles to throw off 13 months of rust. Medina gets the better start with his busy style and scores well with his jab and right hands. Realising he is behind “Ti-Joa” Alcine goes all out over the closing rounds, but still seems lucky to get a draw. Scores 78-75, 74-78 and 76-76. First fight for Haitian-born Canadian since being halted in a round by Alfredo Angulo in July 2010. “Stinger” Medina lost to Matthew Hatton on points in 2006. Caseros. Argentina: Light Heavy: Roberto Bolonti (26-1) W TKO 6 Jose Mazurier (12-11-1). Poor, bad tempered fight with a confusing end. Bolonti, strong, but very crude, bullying Mazurier around the ring with wild swings and slowly wearing him down. By fourth Mazurier, with even more basic skills, not really fighting back. In sixth Mazurier first trapped on the ropes then comes to life and has Bolonti on the ropes. Mazurier punches himself out and is then clubbed to the floor. Literally leaps to his feet at eight and starts to wrestle with Bolonti. This continues after the bell with both fighters tumbling to the canvas. Bolonti first up, but as Mazurier starts to rise the referee stops the fight-well after the bell. Bolonti wins vacant Argentinian title, but the WBC No 8 is slow and crude and vastly overrated. Mazurier, having won only two of his last eight fights, fighting for the Argentinian title and 23 fights experience did not even know how to throw a right. Very poor. Osaka, Japan: Fly: Rocky Fuentes (29-6-2) W PTS 12 Hirofumi Mukai (5-1). Filipino “Road Warrior” Fuentes, 25, continues his winning run and retains OPBF title with wide points victory over local favourite Mukai. Fuentes always pressing against his taller southpaw opponent and scoring well to head and body on the inside. Mukai clever in defence, but not doing enough scoring. Ahead on all three cards after eight rounds, Fuentes dominates the last four rounds to win on scores of 118-110, 118-111 and 117-111. Fourth defence of his OPBF title, and the third in Japan. Relative novice Mukai, also 25, and WBC No 12, had beaten former WBA flyweight title challenger Sonny Boy Jaro. Medicine Hat, Canada: Heavy: Ken Frank (6-3-1) W PTS 10 Sheldon Hinton (11-8-1). “One Tuff Indian” Frank makes it two wins over Hinton as he takes wide unanimous verdict. Scores 100-90, 99-92 and 99-91. Frank, 32, is now 3-3 in his last six. He beat Hinton on points over seven rounds in a Canadian title eliminator in January, so this was his first ten round fight. Hinton, 38, won the World Boxing Board title by beating Andreas Sidon in 2009. This fight was billed as for the Universal Boxing Hall of Fame title!! Colima, Mexico: Super Feather: Rafael Guzman (28-3-1) DREW 12 Rafael Hernandez (13-3-2,1ND). Super Fly: Juan Jose Montes (20-2) W TKO 2 Sammy Reyes. The WBFederation title remains vacant after these two battled to a draw. Venezuelan Hernandez made the better start, taking the first two rounds. Guzman had him rocking in the third, but let Hernandez off the hook. From then on it was a close battle and the draw seemed a fair result. Guzman, 25, had been knocked out by Miguel Angel Garcia in his last fight, but still qualified somehow to fight for the title. Hernandez, 29, had been stopped in nine rounds for the interim WBA secondary super bantam title in 2009 and had been inactive since November of the same year. “Goofy” Montes floors Reyes in the first but can’t get the job done before the bell. Continues the massacre in the second and floors Reyes three times for the win. Only loss in his last 14 for Montes was a stoppage by Tomas Rojas in a challenge for the WBC super fly title in May. Now 13 wins by KO/TKO for 22-year-old from Guadalajara. Berne, Switzerland: Yves Studer (27-0-1) W PTS 12 Siarhei Khomitski (24-9-1). Toughest test yet for 28-year-old “Pit Bull” Studer. The contest was very competitive and fast from the beginning. Studer made up for the superior skill of “The Belarus Ghost“  with his pride and big heart, and, by clearly winning the last round on all three scorecards, to earn a draw, and retain his IBC-title. Studer started well, but in the second half of the contest Khomitzki, 36, became stronger, rattling off fast combinations. In round nine Studer got cut on the left eyebrowe, but overcame this difficult situation in order to finish strongly. This was very good European level fight and both contestants proved that they had the quality to challenge for the EBU title.Scores 115-114, 112-117 and 114-114. Khomitski has been matched tough having fought Khoren Gevor, Gennady Golovkin, Max Bursak, Martin Murray, Lukas Konency and Avtandil Khurtsidze. He also brought the curtain down on Jamie Moore’s career with a stoppage in 2010, so this was a brave match for Studer to take. Virginia Beach, USA:Light: Dorin Spivey (39-6,1ND) W PTS 8 Damon Antoine (9-32-2,1ND). Heavy: Travis Kauffman (22-1) W TKO 1 Sean Williams (8-16,1ND). Local hero Spivey, 38, returns after a year out and breezes past durable 38-year-old Antoine. Spivey was able to score easily throughout. He had Antoine down in the seventh, but could not finish the job and settled for winning every round. Scores 80-71 from all three judges. Only one win in his last nine for Antoine. Disgraceful mismatch sees Kauffman, 25 (26 the following day), finish late sub Williams inside a round. Now with 17 wins by KO/TKO the “GWHope” is still rebuilding after kayo loss to Tony Grano in 2009 and trying to stay out of trouble with the police. Williams, a late sub for Bert Cooper, is 43, had not fought since 2005, and has lost his last twelve fights! As an amateur Kauffman lost twice to David Price when representing the USA against England in Liverpool in 2003.

August 26

Cronulla, Australia: Light Welter: Brett Smith (11-1-1) W TEC DEC 6 Bob Whaley (6-3-2). Disappointing ending as cards required for technical decision. Both Smith, 30, and Whalley, suffer cuts in head clashes. Smith in control of the fight, but the cut over his right eye, suffered in the first round, worsens and fight stopped in sixth. “Handful” Smith, the Australian lightweight champion, in front 49-46 on all three cards, and takes PABA title, which Whalley forfeited by not making the weight. Southport, Australia: Light: Ryan Langham (16-2) W KO 2 Brendan Batty (16-26). Australian No 1 Langham makes short work of No 6 Batty. Tall, 29-year-old southpaw, just hits too hard for Batty, a late substitute, and wins vacant IBO Asia Pacific title. One of Langham's two losses was to former IBO champion and IBF title contender Lenny Zappa. Langham represented Australia at the 2004 Olympics. Now 5 losses in a row for 33-year-old Batty. Georgetown, Guyana:Light Heavy: Kwesi Jones (9-2) W KO 9 Cleve Fraser (3-4). Favourite Jones in front but Fraser in this fight until one thunderous right uppercut flattens him in ninth. First defence of his national title for Jones. Barbados-based Fraser has lost 4 of his last 5 including a shot at the Guyanian cruiser title. Emilia Romagna, Italy: Middle: Mateo Signani (13-3-2) W PTS 10 Lorenzo Cosseddu (27-5-5). Feather: Alberto Servidei (31-0-2) W PTS 6 Richard Szebeledi (11-17). Signani, 32, retains Italian title and gets rid of unfinished business as he clearly outpoints No 3 contender Cosseddu. After an even first round Signani dominated the fight with his left, doubling up on his jab and scoring well with accurate rights. Cosseddu had a good seventh, but apart from that it was all Signani as his counters prevented Cosseddu from getting inside. Scores 100-90, 100-92 and 97-93. Fourth defence of his national title for home town fighter who fought a technical draw with Cosseddu in June 2010 and is now unbeaten in his last eight. Cosseddu, 34, had lost only one of his last eight going into the fight. Unbeaten IBF No 13 Servidei,a 36-year-old southpaw, has a bit of a scare in the second round from a clash of heads but is back on top from the third and wins decision. Next up for former undefeated European champion Servidei is said to be a shot at IBF champ Billy Dib. Donetsk, Ukraine: Welter: Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0) W TKO 6 Marco Avendano (30-8-1). Super Middle: Karoly Balzsay (24-2) W PTS 12 Stas Kashtanov (28-1). Cruiser: Iago Kiladze (17-0) W PTS 12 Daniel Sanabria (13-2). Feather: Oleh Yefimovych (20-2) W PTS 12 Cris Palma (17-6-1). Light Welter: Nacho Mendoza (31-6-2) W KO 1 Volodymyr Kravets (24-1). Super Middle: Server Yemurlayev (20-0) W TKO 2 Norbert Nagy (10-8). Light Middle: Artem Karpets (14-0) W TKO 4 Rizvan Magomedov (7-7-1). Super Middle Artem Redko (20-2-1) W TKO Volodymyr Borovskyy (21-43-2). Light: Andriy Kudryavtsev (37-8) W PTS 6 Kakhaber Avetisian (20-14-1). Challenger Avendano makes good start, but both fighters cut in clash of heads in the first. After even second Senchenko, 33, gets on top catching the Venezuelan with some heavy head shots and cuts him again in third. With Avendano’s cut much worse, in the sixth Senchenko staggers challenger with a big right and then floors him with a two punch combination to head and body. Referee stops the fight without even taking up the count, and the stoppage seemed premature. Third defence of WBA title for Senchenko and win No 21 by KO/TKO. The 38-year-old Avendano had done nothing to deserve the shot, but that is not unusual for the WBA. Gutsy win for Hungarian southpaw Balzsay, as he uses his experience to outbox hard hitting local Kashtanov, 27, and control the pace of the fight, to take the vacant WBA secondary title on a close unanimous decision. The former WBO champion built an early lead with his better boxing, but was under heavy pressure in the middle rounds from Kashtanov’s body attack, and was badly cut in the eleventh. Scores 116-111, 115-113 and 115-114 but decision not popular with locals. After back-to-back losses to Robert Stieglitz and Eduard Gutknetch, Balzsay had scored two wins over mediocre opposition, and had been inactive for over nine months. Kashtanov had never faced a rated opponent, but was still somehow No 1 with the WBA. Georgian Kiladze retains WBA Inter-Continental title with easy win over mismatched Argentinian. Sanabria floored in the first, and all he shows is durability as he takes a pounding in every round. Scores 120-106 from all three judges. Lanky Kiladze, 6’3 ½”, rated No 4 by WBA but very poor opposition. First fight beyond eight rounds for Sanabria. Same again for “Doctor” Yefimovych as he wins wide unanimous verdict over Chilean in first defence of his WBA Inter-Continental title. Scores 119-110 twice and 118-110. Only one loss in his last 16 fights for Yefimovych, but that one cost him his EBU title to Frenchman Sofiane Takoutch. Four fights outside Chile, and four losses for “Tigre” Palma. Big upset on the show as Spanish-based Colombian Mendoza catches previously unbeaten southpaw Kravets cold and floors him three times for sensational first round win. Mendoza, 27, makes it 20 wins by KO/TKO and lifts WBA International title. Kravets had been rated No 3 by the WBA. Mendoza lost a technical decision to John Murray in 2005 and was kayoed in two rounds by Kevin Mitchell last year. Yemurlayev, 25, massacres poor Hungarian. In non-title fight “Non puncher” Yemurlayev scores seven knockdowns before fight stopped. Only eight wins by KO/TKO for WBA European champ. Four losses in his last five fights for Nagy. Karpets, 27, retains Ukrainian title with stoppage of modest Russian-born Magomedov who has lost four of his last five. Redko on top when Borovskyy badly cut and fight stopped. One loss in his last 17 for Redko, but poor opposition-yet again. Borovskyy one win in his last 30, losing here to Kevin Anderson, Jamie Moore, Anthony Small, Ali Nuubembe (twice), Matt Hatton, Thomas McDonagh, Mark Lloyd, Young Mutley, Brett Flournoy and Gary Woolcombe, with only Moore beating him inside the distance. Former EBU title challenger Kudryavtsev given a tough time by Georgian and fight looks closer than scores of 59-55 twice and 60-054 indicate. Kudryavtsev lost in 2010 to John Murray in September and Steve Foster Jr in January. Kissimmee, USA: Super Bantam: Jose Nieves (19-2-3) W PTS 12 Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-6-1). Great little fight, but hard to score. Vargas, 31, doing the pressing and southpaw Nieves countering well. The single bigger shots were coming from the Mexican but Puerto Rican Nieves was more accurate and busier with a better defence. Nieves was rocked late in the fourth and by the eighth Vargas was hampered by a cut. Both fought hard over the late rounds and it seemed that the verdict could have gone either way. Nieves gets the win on scores of 117-111, 117-113 and 114-114 which was wider than anticipated from the action. Nieves retains WBO Latino title which he won in April with a split decision over Vargas. Mexican Vargas, 26, now lost his last five, but two of those were to Juan Manuel Lopez and Rico Ramos, and he holds an early career win over Tomas Rojas. Chicago, USA:Light Welter: Frankie Gomez (11-0) W PTS 8 Adrian Granados (8-2-1). Light: Omar Figueroa (13-0-1) W KO 2 Marcos Herrera (6-7-1). It looked as though the Gomez bandwagon would roll right over Granados when a short right put the Illinois-based Mexican down at the end of the second. In fact the fight was only beginning and, although he also scored heavily in the third, Gomez had to bite down and fight hard the rest of the way as Granados showed good skills over the middle rounds and staged a strong finish. Both were sporting facial damaged after eight hard-fought rounds with the heavier punching of Gomez gaining him a deserved majority verdict on scores of 78-73, 77-74 and 76-76.Gomez, a World Amateur Championship silver medalist, and still only 19, is a great prospect, and this, his toughest test so far, probably taught him more than his previous ten fight combined. Granados, 22, who had previously come in as a short notice substitute and gained a draw against experienced Lanardo Tyner, came out with a lot of credit. “Panterita” Figueroa, who failed to make the contract weight, shows real power as he floors Herrera early in the second with a short hook and then flattens him with a left late in the round. The 21-year-old Figueroa has nine wins by KO/TKO. Herrera lost his fifth in a row.

August 27

Erfurt, Germany: Heavy: Alex Povetkin (22-0) W PTS 12 Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1). Heavy: Robert Helenius (16-0) W TKO 9 Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4). Light Heavy: Tony Averlant (16-5-2) W TKO 11Artur Hein (14-2-1) .Middle: Dominik Britsch (25-0) W PTS 8 Steve Bendall (29-5). Middle Marcos Nader (12-0) W TKO 7 Gianmario Grassellini (19-5-2). Russian Povetkin, 31, wins WBA secondary title with good unanimous verdict over former champion Chagaev. Russian builds early lead with his faster hands and crisp jab. Southpaw “White Tyson” Chagaev, 32, has good middle rounds as he hurts Povetkin with hooks and strong lefts in sixth and seventh. Trainer Teddy Atlas tells Povetkin it is a close call, and that he needs a big finish to win the title for his father, who died last year and Povetkin takes the message on board as he sweeps rounds nine, ten and eleven as the one-paced Chagaev tires. Uzbek makes a big effort in the last but not enough to change the result. Povetkin wins on scores of 117-113 twice and 116-112. A proud Povetkin displays a picture of his late father as he takes the plaudits. Povetkin had won an IBF eliminator by beating Eddie Chambers in 2008, but it was Chambers who got the title shot. As an amateur Povetkin was a double European champion, World champion and Olympic gold medalist, beating current top amateur Roberto Cammarelli three times. Uzbek Chagaev was twice world champion (1997 and 2001) as an amateur but was stripped off the 1997 title for having previously fought as a professional. Teddy Atlas played down any talk of a fight with either of the Klitschko brothers and there is talk of a December 17 defence against 48-year-old Evander Holyfield, who is not currently rated by the WBA-but will be-in Zurich. Another big win for 6’6 ½” Swedish-born Finn Helenius in a good heavyweight battle. Liakhovich in the fight over the first seven rounds. A close battle sees the 35-year-old Belarus fighter scoring well with flurries in the early rounds and also showing better movement and faster punching than the big Finn who relies on his jab and chopping rights. Helenius, with height and reach advantages, 27, landing with some heavy blows as he begins to walk down Liakhovich in seventh. Fight poised in the eighth, but with former WBO champion Liakhovich bleeding heavily from his nose, which was broken in two places, and a cut by his left eye, Helenius unloads at the end of the round and forces Liakhovich back before putting him down on his knees with a wicked uppercut and a right to the head. Liakhovich gets up at eight as the bell sounds. Liakhovich comes forward during the first few seconds of the ninth but Helenius lands a combination including a wicked left uppercut and Liakhovich goes down. Referee Stanley Christodoulou stops the fight as the towel flies in from the loser’s corner. Helenius “The Nordic Nightmare”, who retains the WBA and WBO Inter-Continental titles, adds the scalp of Liakhovich to those of Samuel Peter, Attila Levin and Lamon Brewster, all beaten inside the distance. He was already rated No 2 by the WBO and No 3 by the IBF so must be in line for a title shot in 2012. This was the first fight since May 2010 for Liakhovich, and with more activity “The White Wolf” could still be a player at heavyweight. Frenchman Averlant outlast Kazak-born Hein to win vacant European Union title. Averlant, 27, made the better start as he used his superior skill and some tasty uppercuts to take the first two rounds. However, the strong aggressive Hein then gradually worked his way inside and began to score heavily with hooks. Averlant took over from the eighth as his accuracy had the tiring Hein struggling. Averlant stepped-up the pace in the tenth and had Hein in serious trouble on the ropes in the eleventh when the towel came flying in. Theses two fought a draw for the same title in April. Britsch, 23, extends his winning run with unanimous verdict over 37-year-old Brit southpaw Bendall, who was having his first fight since February 2009. Scores 79-73, 78-73 and 77-74. Bendall was deducted a point in the fourth or the scores would have been closer. Spanish-born Nader is given a good test by Italian Grassellini before a bad cut sees the Italian retire at the end of the seventh Accra, Ghana: Super Fly: Yaqub Kareem W TKO 7 Cobbina Johnson (13-5). Ghana-based Nigerian Kareem wins vacant Commonwealth. Local fighter Johnson fights from third round with a cut which gradually worsens and fight stopped in seventh. Kareem unbeaten in his last seven fights. City Bell, Argentina: Super Middle: Ezequiel Maderna (15-0) W TKO 3 Jorge Olivera (23-4). Argentinian champ Maderna, 24, massacres Uruguayan Olivera in three one-sided rounds. Olympian Maderna (he lost to Shawn Estrada in Beijing), scores heavily to head and body throughout first. Hurts Olivera with a right in the second which Uruguayan claims landed on his neck. From then on it is downhill. Maderna lands a volley of hard punches finished off with a left that puts Olivera down. The follow-up attack sees the towel come in just as the referee stops the fight. Still a raw talent, Maderna retains WBO Latino title and goes to eleven wins by KO/TKO. Olivera, 29, was stopped in six rounds by Luis Garcia in Ireland in October and in this mad boxing world has also fought for the WBO African title. Leon, Mexico: Super Middle: Librado Andrade (30-4) W TKO 3 Matt O’Brien (18-3). Light Heavy: Enrique Ornelas (32-7) W PTS 10Alfredo Contreras (11-12-2). Predictable early win for Mexican Andrade. Usual slam-bang fight as 32-year-old Andrade scores heavily, particularly with the left hook, finds O’Brien an easy target, but also leaves himself open to counters. Punches too hard for Canadian and floors him twice in the third, with the towel coming in from O’Brien’s corner on the second knockdown. Andrade rebuilding after losing twice to Lucien Bute for IBF title and also in his last fight in May on a majority decision to Aaron Pryor Jr. Andrade only other loss was to Mikkel Kessler for the WBA/WBC titles in 2007. It was only the second fight in almost two years for 34-year-old O’Brien. Andrade’s brother Ornelas (mother’s name) makes heavy work of beating regular loser Contreras. Ornelas in the lead from the first round, but Contreras never backing off and making Ornelas work hard all the way for unanimous decision. Ornelas lost to Robert Stieglitz for the WBO title last November. Contreras, a loser to George Groves in 2010, has only one win in his last ten fights. Guadalajara, Mexico: Light Fly: Ulyses Solis (34-2-3) W PTS 12 Jether Oliva (17-1-1) Straw: Moises Fuentes (14-1) W PTS 12 Raul Garcia (30-2-1). Welter: Daniel Sandoval (21-2) W KO 1 Ricardo Martinez (8-6). “Archie” Solis, 29, too experienced for 24-year-old Filipino novice and retains IBF title on wide unanimous verdict in a messy fight. Oliva has a good second round scoring well, and is competitive in third and fourth, but apart from that Solis in charge. Mexican Solis faster, smarter and more accurate with his work and controls fight with his jab and inside work. A cut over his left eye suffered in the eighth gives Solis some concern, but never a factor. Solis wins on scores of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 in first defence in his second reign as champion, and his 13th world title fight. Major upset sees Fuentes win WBO title with split verdict over fellow Mexican Garcia. Champion “Rayito” Garcia, 28, gets the better start finding the range with his left cross from the first. Fuentes, 25, concentrates on the body, but seems to be behind after six rounds. In the seventh a left hook from Fuentes put southpaw Garcia down for a seven count with the bell coming soon after. The situation was reversed in the ninth with Garcia flooring Fuentes with a left at the end of the round. From the tenth, with Garcia cut, and tiring, Fuentes does the better work and edges in front. Scores 114-112 twice and 112-114. Fuentes was not even rated by the WBO and came out of nowhere to win the title. Sandoval, 20, kayos poor Martinez in first. All of his wins have come by KO/TKO nine in the first round, but poor opposition. Tepic, Mexico: Feather: Chris Perez (21-1) W PTS 10 Hector Marquez (30-22). Feather: Sergio Villaneuva (20-1-2) W KO 7 Jose Mendoza (7-4). Perez, 20, too young and fast for veteran Marquez. Uses his big advantages in height and reach to keep fight on outside and Marquez, 37, just not able to get into the fight. Home town prospect Villaneuva, 20, makes it 13 wins by KO/TKO. Tough battle until the sixth when Villaneuva, 20, has Mendoza in trouble from a left hook to the jaw. Villaneuva looking for the finish puts Mendoza down for the count with a wicked body shot in the seventh. Now 13 wins by KO/TKO for Villaneuva and he is unbeaten in his last 18. Four losses in a row by KO/TKO for Mendoza. Davao, Philippines: Super Feather: Ricky Sismundo (21-6) W PTS 10 Balweg Bangoyan (16-3). The 24-year-old Sismundo bounces back from loss to Billy Dib as he takes unanimous verdict over former WBC title challenger Bangoyan. Edinburgh, Scotland: Welter: Kevin McIntyre (30-8,1ND) W PTS 10 Gary McMillan (12-3-1). Light: Alex Arthur (30-3) W TKO 4 Alek Vakhtangasvilli (8-4-1). Super Middle: Kenny Anderson (14-1) W KO 4 Lee Duncan (4-7-2). Great fight sees veteran McIntyre, 33, climb off the floor twice in the first round to win a close verdict in all-southpaw battle. It looked as though it was going to be an early night when lefts to the body from McMillan, 24, had the former British champion on the floor twice in the first. McIntyre was hurt again early in the second, but by the end of the round was using his boxing skills to work his way into the fight. By the fifth McIntyre had clawed back McMillan’s early lead as he scored well with his southpaw jab and fast lefts. McMillan was doing the pressing and having some success, but was not letting his punches flow. Knowing it was close, both fighters staged strong finishes, but the decision went to McIntyre by 95-94, although he looked to have won by a larger margin, in a great fight. Too easy for former WBO and European super feather champion Arthur. Scoring well with jabs and body shots he walks down outclassed Georgian. A punch burst open Vakhtangasvili’s nose in second and a volley of punches put him down in the third. He beat the count but another flurry put him down again and the fight is stopped. First fight since December for Arthur who has moved down to lightweight. He also promoted the show. The Georgian had also lost to Stephen Foster Jr and has won only two of his last seven fights. Former Commonwealth Games gold medal winner Anderson hits too hard for Duncan. For the first two rounds Duncan, 22, held off the hard punching Scot with a combination of movement and switching guards. In the third Anderson, 28, had worked things out and punished Duncan with some hard shots. The end came in the fourth with a thunderous straight right which knocked Duncan out cold. Ten wins by KO/TKO for Anderson. His only loss was to George Groves for the Commonwealth title in November. Tuscaloosa, USA: Heavy: Deontay Wilder (18-0) W KO 2 Dom Alexander (20-12-1). No surprise here as “The Bronze Bomber” again takes a safe fight. The Olympic bronze medal winner scores easily with his jab in the first. A right puts Alexander down early in the second, and another finishes the fight. All 18 of Wilder’s wins have come by KO/TKO, 16 of them in the first or second round, which teaches him nothing. Wilder is only 25 and had a relatively short time as an amateur, despite winning the National Golden Gloves, US championship and the Olympic bronze, but Alexander has won only two of his last eight fights and lost six of those eight by KO/TKO. Tiangin, China: Super Fly: Jerwin Ancajas (12-0-1) W PTS 10 Xiang Jing. In his first fight outside the Philippines “Pretty Boy” Ancajas, a 19-year-old southpaw, wins wide unanimous verdict over Chinese opponent. Ancajas turned pro at 17, and the draw on his record is of the technical nature. Beverly Hills, USA:Cruiser: Sergey Kovalev (16-0-1) TEC DRAW 2 Grover Young (5-4-1). The fight had hardly warmed-up before a clash of heads put Young down. He was unable to continue and was stretchered from the ring. Kovalev loses 100% record in a fight he would have won. Remains a prospect to watch.

August 31

Hobart, Australia: Middle: Daniel Geale (26-1) W PTS 12 Ermosele Albert (24-5-1). Super Middle: Serge Yannick (14-1) W TKO 2 Jamie Pittman (21-3). Feather: Joel Brunkner (20-0) W PTS 8 Rey Belandres (14-3-2). Successful first defence of his IBF title for Geale. The 30-year-old Tasmanian scores cleaner and harder punches as the 37-year-old Nigerian comes forward in every round putting Geale under pressure. Geale injured his right hand early in the fight but clearly out boxed Albert. Scores 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112. Geale may have one more fight in Australia, with a return against his only conqueror-Tony Mundine Jr on a split decision in 2009-as a possibility. Albert had not earned a title shot, but he gave his best. Disappointing ending to fight between Yannick and Pittman. The fight was just warming up when a punch opened a bad cut on Pittman’s left eye. Yannick, 28, from Cameroon, has beaten Joseph Kwadjo and Shannan Taylor recently, but a return with Pittman would seem to be justified. Southpaw Pittman, 30, lost to Felix Sturm for the WBA middle title in 2008, and was rebuilding after a kayo loss to Kwadjo in April last year. Brunkner, 25, remains unbeaten, but pushed hard by Filipino “Boy of Steel” Belandres who cuts him early and pushes the Aussie all the way. Scores 78-74, 78-75 and 77-75. Brunkner is a former Australian amateur champion who represented Australia at the 2004 Olympics. He has a good offence, but as in this fight he can get drawn into scraps instead of boxing his way to victory. Belandres has now lost all three of his fights in Australia. Tokyo, Japan: Bantam: Koki Kameda (26-1) W PTS 12 David De la Mora (23-1). Super Fly: Tomonobu Shimizu (19-3-1) W PTS 12 Hugo Cazares (35-7-2). Tough second defence of WBA secondary title for southpaw Kameda, 24, and if Mexican De la Mora had been less wild with his attacks he might have sprung an upset. Kameda took the first two rounds with clever, accurate counter punches. The fight changed in the third. Suddenly upping the pace, De La Mora’s furious attacks had Kameda at bay for most of the round. However a southpaw left hook surprised the Mexican and put him down. De La Mora got up, but Kameda had also suffered a bad cut over his left eye. As a result from then on the 23-year-old De La Mora decided to persist with his furious attacks trying to overwhelm Kameda, and Kameda fought a more cautious fight defending the cut. The Mexican took rounds four to seven with his aggression, but Kameda took the eight and ninth with his clever counters. De La Mora came back to take the tenth and eleventh but Kameda showed his experience by scoring well with fast combinations to take the last. Scores 115-112, 115-113 and 114-113, with the 10-8 third round making the difference. Now that Anselmo Moreno-the real WBA champion-has Golden Boy behind him the Japanese will find it difficult to get the talented Panamanian to agree to an “away” match, so it will be interesting to see where Kameda goes from here. This was a huge step up in class for De La Mora, as he had never faced a rated opponent, but with experience he can come again. Shimizu, 30, wins world title at his third attempt as he gets close split decision over unlucky WBA champ Cazares. Although cut on his nose, Shimizu takes the early rounds by scoring at a distance and not letting southpaw Cazares take the fight inside. Mexican Cazares, 33, sweeps the middle rounds as he closes the distance and works to the body of his taller, faster challenger. Carrizo seemed to tire over the late rounds, but it was anyone’s fight with Shimizu’s stronger finish perhaps just giving him the edge and the split verdict. Scores 115-113 twice and 114-116. Shimizu had lost inside the distance to Pongsaklek and Daisuke Naito in shots at the WBC fly title, and has said he may go back down to that division. Cazares has talked of moving up to bantam, but first wants a return with Shimizu