September 1 Morogoro, Tanzania:Middle: Francis Cheka (23-6-1 W PTS 10 Mada Maugo (12-7,1ND). In front of his home town supporters Cheka, 29, given a tough night by clever former victim. Maugo seems to be in front after four rounds with his better boxing, but Cheka comes on strongly over from the fifth to the ninth with Maugo coming back at him in the last. Scores show a lot of fence-sitting at 100-98, 99-98 and 99-99. Cheka had beaten Maugo on a majority verdict in January.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico: Light: Jose A Gonzalez (17-0) W KO 1 Eddie Soto (12-3). Super Fly: McJoe Arroyo (8-0) W TKO 2 Ivan Moxey (2-6). Heavy: Epifiano Mendoza (32-12-1) W TKO 3 Carlos Negron (13-1). “Chelo” Gonzalez, 28, showed his power again as he flattened poor Soto with a thunderous right after just 70 seconds of the first round. Now 13 wins by KO/TKO for Gonzalez, the last eight in a row. He retains the WBO Latino title. Soto, 35, a Puerto Rican based in Rhode Island, was out of his class and has lost his last three. Former top amateur Arroyo took just 25 seconds longer to overpower Bahamian Moxey, who has lost his last four. A right put late sub Moxey down and the fight is stopped. Southpaw Arroyo, 25, is a former World Championships bronze medal. His twin brother McWilliams won the gold at the 2007 Pan American Games and they both competed in the 2008 Olympics. Arroyo was returning after a lay-off due to a fractured jaw. Negron, 23, also represented Puerto Rico in Beijing, and won a silver medal at the Pan American Games, but it was a black night for him. He was expected to brush aside 35-year-old Colombian Mendoza, who was 2-8 in his last ten fights. However, the important statistic proved to be that 27 of Mendoza’s 31 wins had come by KO/TKO. Negron took the first round, but in the second he was caught with a hard left and Mendoza was scoring heavily and only the bell saved the 6’6” Puerto Rican. The end was only delayed for a short while as Mendoza scored three knockdowns in the third and the fight was stopped. Mendoza started his career as a light middle and had also lost to Chad Dawson for the WBC light heavy title in 2007, so he brought a goodly portion of fat with him at heavyweight, but also his punch. Salinas, USA: Super Feather: Eloy Perez (22-0-2,1ND) W KO 2 Daniel Jimenez (20-4-1). Middle: James Parison (15-1) W PTS 6 Paul Mendez (6-2). Impressive win by “The Prince” Perez. He has experienced Puerto Rican down twice if the first round and then finishes him with a left hook in the second. A right hand counter from Perez brought the first knockdown and the second came from a left hook with 20 seconds left. The left hook in the third dumped Jimenez down on the ropes and the referee did not even bother to count. Fourth defence of his NABO title for Perez, 24, who is rated No 4 by the WBO. With wins over Dannie Williams, Domenico Salcido and Roger Gonzalez behind him, he could be in line for a shot at the winner of the Ricky Burns vs. Adrien Broner fight. Jimenez, 30, was a good class opponent who had won his last three. His only losses in the last ten years had been to Roman Martinez (2007) and Jesus Chavez (2008). Former National Golden Gloves champion Parison just squeezes by Mendez as he takes unpopular slit decision on scores of 59-55, 58-56 and 56-58. Mendez doing well until he forgot his boxing and began to fight inside and tire against the stronger Parison. Only loss for Parison was to Craig McEwan in 2009, and this his third win after taking a year out. Mendez, 22, had won his last four, but was having his first fight for almost 13 months. Mar Del Plata, Argentina: Light Fly: Luis Lazarte (49-10-2,1ND) W PTS 12 Nerys Espinoza (29-7-1,2ND). Light Welter: Cesar Cuenca (41-0,2ND) W PTS 12 Sergio Priotti (24-10-1). Not a fight for the purists as Lazarte and Espinoza, as fight is littered with clinches, exchange of fouls and insults, and with both boxers sometimes scoring their best punches after the bell. The referee was the busiest man on the night. Lazarte, 40, did what clean scoring there was, and came on strong in the late rounds as Espinoza tired. “Mosquito” wins on scores of 117-111 twice and 116-113. This makes Lazarte mandatory challenger for the IBF title he lost to Ulyses Solis in April. Lazarte had beaten the 30-year-old Nicaraguan in an IBF title defence in September 2010. Lazarte had won the IBF crown in his fifth shot at a title. Espinoza has had three title shots. Although inactive for a year, Espinoza was still the third rated fighter with the IBF (he was No 5, but positions 1 and 2 were vacant). Another poor fight sees Cuenca remain unbeaten. The light punching southpaw (only one win by KO/TKO) had too much speed and skill for Priotti. After a slow start, Argentinian champion Cuenca, 30, began to control the fight and a frustrated Priotti began to lose his temper, and points. A butt in the third saw the referee take a point from Priotti. Another butt in the eighth saw Cuenca suffer a small cut and Priotti, 31, lose another point. Cuenca was finding Priotti an easy target and in the last round the referee deducted a third point due to further infractions by Priotti. “The Different” Cuenca, WBO No 1 challenger to Tim Bradley, wins on scores of 98-89 twice and 99-88, and retains WBO Latino title for the third time. Norman, USA: Cruiser: Eric Fields (19-1) W TKO 2 Rubin Williams (29-16-1). “Danger” Fields, 29, continues his backwoods campaign with stoppage of poor 35-year-old Williams. Now eight wins for the former 2005 and 2006 National Golden Gloves champion since 2008 loss to Ola Afolabi. Now 14 losses in a row for Williams, a one-time IBF super middle title challenger with a 27-1 record, but now a washed-up travelling loser. Eight of those 14 losses by KO/TKO. Patung, Thailand: Feather: Thailand Chonlatarn (39-0) W KO 6 Roel Laguna (12-7-2). Chonlatarn, rated No 1 by both the WBC and WBO, gets second successive kayo victory over Filipino and retains WBO Asia Pacific title. Laguna tries to take the fight to the Thai, but is floored at the end of the third. Laguna survives until the sixth when another volley from Chonlatarn puts him down and out. Now 23 wins by KO/TKO for 26-year-old Chonlatarn. Laguna, 30, had been kayoed in ten rounds by Chonlatarn in June and has lost 5 of his last 7 fights. Santiago, Chile:Super Fly: Miguel Gonzalez (7-0) W PTS 8 Enrique Marcos (0-4). Chilean prospect “Needle” Gonzalez, 22, remains unbeaten with uninspiring win over poor Peruvian opponent. Marcos, 34, only interested in survival and Gonzalez had trouble early with the Peruvian’s southpaw stance. Gonzalez is not a puncher so had to settle for a points win on scores of 80-73 twice and 80-75.
Biloxi, USA: Welter: Andre Berto (28-1) W TKO 5 Jan Zavcek (31-2,1ND). Super Middle: Tom Oosthuizen (16-0-1) W PTS 12 Aaron Pryor Jr (16-4). Welter: Randall Bailey (42-7,1ND) W PTS 10 Yoryi Estrella (10-6-2). Feather: Gary Russell Jr (18-0) W PTS 8 Leonilo Miranda (32-4). Feather: Luis Orlando Del Valle (14-0) W TKO 3 Tony Napunyi (14-11). Former WBC champion Berto lifts the IBF title as Zavcek unable to continue due to bad facial injuries. Berto set a fast pace from the start going forward and throwing lots of leather from both hands. Champion Zavcek could not match the work rate of Berto, but he was scoring the cleaner and more accurate punches. It was an exciting fight, fought at a fierce pace, and looked to be a candidate for fight of the year with Zavcek doing good work well in the fourth and fifth rounds. Unfortunately in the fifth Zavcek had suffered a cut over his left eyelid and another cut on his right eyelid, and with that eye rapidly swelling his corner pulled him out of the fight at the end of the fifth. After five successful defences, Berto, 27, had lost his WBC title to Victor Ortiz in his sixth defence in April. The 35-year-old Slovenian was making his fourth defence of his IBF title which he won by beating Isaac Hlatshwayo in 2009. Berto now wants a return with Ortiz. Despite a nasty cut over his right eye South African Oosthuizen scores convincing victory over Pryor. This battle of 6’4” super middles was dominated by Oosthuizen. Pryor just did not seem to know how to deal with southpaw style of Oosthuizen and constant changes of guard by Pryor seemed to throw him off more than Oosthuizen. The fight started at a good pace with Oosthuizen taking an early lead as he scored well in the second and put Pryor down in the third. It was the body attack of Oosthuizen that was catching the eye. Pryor had some success with the right in the sixth as Oosthuizen showed little head movement. The South African picked up the pace again in the eighth, and, despite Pryor scoring again with rights, Oosthuizen showed the stronger finish. Scores 117-111 from all three judges as Oosthuizen retains his IBO title and gets his biggest win. Pryor, 33, was coming off his best win, a decision over Libardo Andrade in May, so this was a serious set back for the son of the great Aaron Snr. Rare distance win for Bailey. He dominates the action against Dominican and scores a knockdown in the fifth. Can’t nail it after that and has to settle for winning unanimous verdict by a wide margin. Scores 100-89 twice and 98-91. Bailey, 36, was the top rated challenger for the IBF title, but stood aside to let stable mate Berto have the title shot. It will be interesting to see whether Bailey gets to challenge Berto now, at 36, time is not on his side. Russell marches on. The southpaw skills, hand speed and movement of 23-year-old Russell are just too much for plodding Mexican. Russell scores easily doubling and tripling his right jab, and is never there when Miranda swings. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-72. Russell was National Golden Gloves and US Amateur champion at the age of 16, but lost the chance of an Olympic medal when he collapsed in the dressing room before his first fight in Beijing. His next match will be later this month-at the altar. Fellow southpaw Miranda, 28, once had a run of 26 wins by KO/TKO in a row, but since moving up in class he is 2-4 in his last six fight. Dell Valle body attack slows experienced Kenyan and a straight right at the start of the third sees him hit the canvas. Napunyi gets up but the fight is stopped. Now eleven wins by KO/TKO for Puerto Rican “Orlandito”, a former US National Golden Gloves champion. Yerevan, Armenia: Bantam: Vic Darchinyan (37-3-1) W PTS 12 Evans Mbamba (18-2). Messy, untidy bout as the two southpaw styles do not mix well. Darchinyan going forward just throwing volleys of hooks from both hands and Mbamba, 29, only firing back in spurts, and spending a lot of the fight with his back to the ropes with his hands up letting Darchinyan, 35, fire away. Darchinyan scores early knockdown, but Mbamba not ready to go. Heads constantly clashing and both fighters cut on their left eyebrow. Referee having to constantly issue warning as Mbamba dives in with head down and Darchinyan pushing South African head down even further. Darchinyan has big tenth as he twice sends Mbamba staggering but Mbamba survives. Darchinyan much the busier fighter but wild with his attacks and Mbamba only fighting in spurts, and only with right jab left cross and no variety in his work. Darchinyan retains IBO title on scores of 120-107 twice and 119-107. This was only the second fight in almost two years for Mbamba, and his first in ten months. He showed great durability by standing up to the constant barrages of Darchinyan. The South African lost to Tomas Rojas for the WBC interim super fly title in 2009. Los Mochis, Mexico: Light Welter: Humberto Soto (56-7-2,1ND) W TKO 2 Jose Alfaro (25-8,1ND). Light Welter: Carlos Urias (45-26-1) W TKO 3 Juan Pablo Lopez (20-1). Super Fly: Julio Ceja (16-0) W TKO 1 Alex Morales (12-1). Light Welter: Antonio Lozada Jr (24-1) W TKO 5 Joel Juarez (30-17-2). Light: Marvin Quintero (23-3) W TKO 1 Victor Dominguez (7-4) .Soto wins but in confused ending. Soto scoring well with quick combinations in the first. Early in the second a clash of heads sees both fighters suffer bad cuts over their right eye and Alfaro walks back to his corner shaking his head. Both receive quick examinations on their cuts and the fight resumes. A left hook from Soto unhinges Alfaro and Soto scoring heavily as Alfaro stumbling around the ring. The Nicaraguan, still unsteady on his legs goes wild throwing punches with no thought of defence. Soto again getting in the harder shots and at one point Alfaro turns his back on Soto. The referee breaks them and the action starts again. A chopping right from Soto seems to open a gash on Alfaro’s left cheek, but simultaneously their heads clash again. Alfaro under pressure and goes to the ropes and once more turns his back, shaking his head and indicating the cut was due to a head butt. Referee stops the fight. Upset as veteran Urias kayos previously unbeaten Lopez to win WBC Fecarbox title. After a quiet first round Urias floors Lopez twice with lefts. A still shaky Lopez tries to take the fight to Urias in the third, but a right followed by an overhand left puts Lopez down again and the fight is stopped. Urias, 36, who had won only one of his previous five fights, rarely goes the distance. He has 34 wins by KO/TKO and 18 losses the same way. Lopez had built his record on some easy victims. Prospect Ceja wastes no time in disposing of previously unbeaten Morales as he floors him twice and halts him in the first to retain his WBC Fecarbox title. Now 15 wins by KO/TKO, the last 14 in a row, for 18-year-old who turned pro at 16, and may be one to watch. Lozada gets back to winning ways as he halts veteran Juarez in five. A left hook floors Juarez in the fourth, and he does not come out for the fifth. The 21-year-old “Canitas” has 21 wins by KO/TKO, but had his bubble burst by a stoppage loss to Roberto Ortiz in June, and says that he may return to the lightweight limit, which could be a struggle with his 5’10” frame. Southpaw Quintero, 24, has an easy one as he halts poor Dominguez in just 100 seconds. That’s three wins in a row by KO/TKO for Quintero. He looked to be going somewhere after wins over Nick Casal and Wes Ferguson, but a second round kayo loss to veteran Daniel Attah in November derailed him. Doncaster, England: Bantam: Jamie McDonnell (18-2-1) W PTS 12 Stuart Hall (11-1-1). Light Heavy: Tony Jeffries (9-0-1) W PTS 8 Paul Morby (6-7-1). Light: Carl Johanneson (31-5) W TKO 6 Mark McKray (2-6-1).With the Commonwealth European and British titles on the line this was a big fight for both boxers. Hall, the British champion, made a strong start scoring well to the body and was just in front at the half way mark. McDonnell’s better skills and accuracy turned the fight around. Hall was under pressure from McDonnell’s body attack and seemed to tire over the late rounds and was cut by his left eye in the last. McDonnell, 25, wins on scores of 116-113, 116-114 and 115-113 in a close, hard fought contest. McDonnell, rated No 8 by the WBC, retains the Commonwealth and European titles and regains the British title. He has won his last ten fights. “Stuey” Hall, 31, a late starter in pro boxing, can come again. Olympic bronze medalist Jeffries, 31, again fails to impress. He seemed to be unable to find a solution to the spoiling tactics of Jamaica-born Morby, and although a clear winner on the referee’s card at 80-72, southpaw Jeffries suffered a cut from a clash of heads in the fourth round, the third fight in a row that this has happened. Londoner Morby has won only one of his last eight fights, but usually goes the distance. San Luis Potosi, Mexico: Middle: Marco Rubio (52-5-1) W TKO 5 Mohammed Akrong (13-4). Light Middle: Mike Rosales (31-4) W PTS 10 Julio Cesar Garcia (43-5). Super Feather: Alejandro Sanabria (28-1-1) W TKO 4 Alejandro Barrera (21-8).Light: Mauricio Pintor (17-0) W TKO 3 Fernando Silva (5-5-2). Rubio just too tough and too powerful for too brave Akrong. Rubio scoring with both hands over a static Akrong in the first two rounds. In the third Akrong comes forward throwing hard shots with both hands, but also walking into heavy hooks from Rubio. Both taking punishment, no defence on show from either, but the superior power of the Mexican evident. More of the same in the fourth with neither fighter bothering with defence. Again Akrong getting through with his punches, but Rubio’s having the bigger effect with Akrong stunned on a couple of occasions. In the fifth Rubio on top and threading hooks through the non-existent defence of Akrong. A left to the body sends the Ghanaian falling into the ropes. The referee starts a mandatory count and then after looking at the damage to Akrong’s almost closed left eye and his battered features, stops the fight. WBC No 1 Rubio sent out a message to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr saying “look no further if you want an opponent-here I am”. Since losing to Kelly Pavlik for the WBC/WBO titles in 2009 “El Veneno” has won his last nine, eight by KO/TKO, and has a current career total of 45 wins by KO/TKO. This was the first fight outside Ghana for Akrong. The former Ghanaian and ABU champion showed some power, and a lot of guts, perhaps too much. Rosales and Garcia in a good scrap. It was anyone’s fight going into the late rounds, but Rosales came on strong in the ninth and tenth to take the unanimous decision. The lanky 28-year-old “El Bravo” Rosales has lost to Jesus Soto Karass, Mike Alvarado and Saul Alvarez, and in his last fight in March dropped a majority verdict to David Lopez, but he holds wins over Luis Uribe, Mark Melligan and Amilcar Funes, so is a top flight fighter. After a run of 32 wins in 33 fights, “Baby Face” Garcia, still only 24, was once consider a good prospect, but losses to Troy Browning and Danny Perez saw him walk away for almost three year and he is now 2-1 on his comeback. Sanabria and Barrera was a close fight for three rounds, but Barrera was having trouble coping with the height and reach of Sanabria. It all became academic in the forth as Sanabria broke through and scored three knockdown for a stoppage win. An upset win over Rocky Juarez in February has helped the 24-year-old to put a shock to Robinson Castellans in June 2010 behind him. Barrera, 31, once a prospect, has now lost 4 of his last five, but two of those were to world rated Filipino Rey Bautista. Prospect Pintor marches on as he floors Silva in second and has him in trouble again in the third when the fight is stopped. Eleven wins by KO/TKO for Pintor. This bout was part of a tournament with a big prize waiting for the eventual winner. Mauricio’s uncle-Lupe Pintor-Carlos Zarate and Humberto Gonzalez were all in attendance. Herning, Denmark: Super Middle: Rudy Markussen (36-2,1ND) W KO 1 Mike Recloux (19-12-2). Light Middle: Jack Culcay (9-0) W PTS 10 Dee Mitchell (9-15-1).Light Welter: Kasper Bruun (12-0) W PTS 8 Almin Kovacevic (10-9-1). Light Welter: Kim Poulsen (19-1) W PTS 8 Jay Morris (14-20-2). Middle: Patrick Nielsen (11-0) W PTS 8 Farouk Daku (12-2). Welter: Christian Bladt (38-11-2) W TKO 6 Aliaksei Volchan (17-10-2). Markussen, rated No 7 by the WBC, continues his comeback with quick win over modest Belgian. A heavy right from Markussen put Recloux down. He beat the count but the follow-up attack from Markussen forced the referee to call it off with one second left in the round. After almost four years out, the former undefeated European champion and IBF title challenger Markussen, 34, returned to the ring last year, but had been inactive since November. Now 23 wins by KO/TKO for Dane and the first time that Recloux, 27, had failed to last the distance. Comfortable victory for Ecuadorian-born former World amateur champion and European silver medalist. Culcay, 25, always in command against Brit Mitchell and won on scores 100-92 twice and 99-91. Culcay is the top prospect in German boxing and this was his first fight under the Sauerland banner. Mitchell is 0-1-11 in his last twelve, but has only lost once inside the distance, and that was due to an injury. Comfortable win for Bruun against game but outclassed Croat. Not being a big puncher, Bruun, 24, content to box his way to victory. Scores 79-72 twice and 78-73. Kovacevic has lost 4 of his last 5. Poulsen finds experienced Brit Morris a difficult opponent. In control early, Poulsen unable to nail down the clever survival skills of Morris in a bad tempered fight with a few infractions of the rules thrown in. The Brit came on in the middle rounds and caught Poulsen with sneaky counters. Poulsen picked up the pace again over the last two rounds, but he is not really a heavy hitter, and settles for boxing his way to unanimous verdict on scores of 78-74 twice and 79-73. Extends his unbeaten run to 16. Southpaw Nielsen, 20, a competitor in the Danish Strictly Come Dancing, maintained his 100% record, but just could not finish Daku who was there just to survive. Lanky Nielsen punished the Dutch-based Ugandan throughout, almost flooring him in the fourth and sweeping all the rounds for scores of 80-72 from all three judges. Former European welter champ Bladt too good for Belarus fighter. Has to overcome a gash in his forehead, but always well in front. Bladt scores a knockdown in the sixth and Volchan is retired at the end of the round. Only one loss in his last nine for 36-year-old Bladt. Volchan has lost his last four, but all to good opposition. Mexicali, Mexico: Welter: Omar Chavez (27-0-1) W TKO 1 Alberto Martinez (15-2). Welter: Jorge Paez Jr (29-4-1,1ND) W TKO 3 Rodrigo Juarez (15-14-1). Quick wins for the “sons of the fathers”. “The Businessman” Chavez, 21, waits out the early storm from Martinez and then finishes it with a peach of a left hook to go to 20 wins by KO/TKO. Martinez had built his record on poor opposition. Paez Jr, 23, goes for broke and floors experienced Juarez at the end of the first. Juarez beats the count and is saved by the bell. After his exertions in the first, Paez takes a breather in the second. Opens up again in the third and Juarez is down again, gets up but the fight is stopped. Paez holds a win over former WBC light champ Jose Luis Castillo, but has lost three tight decisions which have halted his progress. Juarez has lost 8 of his last 9. Both Julio Cesar Chavez and Jorge Paez were there to watch their sons win, and now there is a talk of the two “Juniors” fighting each other in November. Cuxhaven, Germany: Middle; Ante Bilic (25-2) W KO 1 Adnan Oezcoban (6-6-2). Heavy: Manuel Charr (19-0) W DISQ 1 Serdar Uysal (13-15-2). Cruiser: Kai Kurzawa (27-4) W RTD 3 Marko Angermann (6-8).With Alex Alexeev pulling out due to a virus, Bilic and Charr moved to the top of the bill. Croat Bilic, 27, put away poor Turk Oezcoban with a body shot late in the first. Now nine wins in a row for Bilic. Oezcoban was having his first fight since August 2009. Another poor match sees Syrian-born Charr, 26, floor Uysal twice. The 40-year-old Turk complaining off low blows and refuses to fight on, resulting in his disqualification. With wins over Danny Williams, Sherman Williams and Owen Back, Charr is too good for this rubbish. Two wins in his last seven fights for Uysal. German International champion Kurzawa, 24, finishes it early. Hands out heavy punishment to Angermann, 35, whose corner pull him out at the end of the third with a suspected broken nose. Tokyo, Japan: Super Feather: Seiichi Okada (15-1) W PTS 10 Kota Suzushino (18-13-3). Feather:Toru Suzuki (22-1) W PTS 8 Jonel Alibio (16-12-2). Tough night for heavy favourite Okada. Suzushino was coming forward and crowding the better boxer all night. Ignoring a cut received in the first round, Kota just kept on coming. It should have been an easy fight for the more talented Okada, but he was under heavy pressure particularly in the eighth and ninth. However, Okada, 29, was scoring constantly with hook and uppercuts and using his better skills to nullify Suzushino’s attacks, and in the end retained his national title in his second defence on scores of 98-93, 97-94 and 96-94. Game effort by Suzushino, 29, but former WBC/WBA strawweight champ Hideyuki Ohashi, who is President of the Ohashi Gym for which Okada boxes, was less than happy with his boxer’s performance, as he could have blown a title fight with WBC champion Takahiro Aoh. In the main support Suzuki, 25, was given all he could handle by Filipino former OPBF champion Alibio, and was lucky to escape with a majority decision on scores of 78-75, 78-77 and 76-76 which makes it eight wins in a row for him. Mexico City, Mexico:Fly: Edgar Jimenez (13-5-1) W KO 2 Humberto Pool (15-9-3). Welter: Pablo Munguia (12-3) W PTS 12 Alfredo Chavez (6-3). “Power” Jimenez lives up to his name as he flattens Pool with a left in the second round. First defence of National title for Jimenez. Pool, 36, has lost six of his last seven. Munguia wins vacant Mexican title at the second attempt with clear decision over Chavez. “Gravedigger” Munguia had previously lost in a challenge for the Mexican light welter title in May.
Newark, USA:Light Welter: Mike Torres (14-2) W PTS 8 Mark Alexander (10-6). Torres gets back on track with unanimous verdict over Englishman. Torres jab and move tactics give the aggressive Alexander trouble as Torres takes three of the first four rounds. Alexander puts in a big effort in fifth to try to turn the fight around, but it is the last round he wins. Torres is back on the jab and quick movement approach and he holds off a desperate Alexander in the last to win on scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74. For Torres this was his first fight for almost a year, as he took a break after two losses in a row. Londoner Alexander, 26, inactive for over a year after losing inside a round to Ryan Barrett in September 2010.
El Paso, USA: Feather: Jhonny Gonzalez (50-7) W TKO 2 Rogers Mtagwa (27-15-2,1ND). Super Feather: Antonio Escalante (25-4) W TKO 1 Pipino Cuevas Jr (14-8). Super Feather: Miguel Roman (36-8) W KO 1 Antonio Meza (25-11-1).Light Middle: Javier Molina (9-0) W PTS 6 John Revish (10-5-2).Gonzalez, on his 30th birthday, gets down to business early. Mtagwa, 32, coming forward with wild lunges, and Gonzalez, moving backwards behind a high guard, hardly throws any punches in the first two minutes. Opens up a bit in the last minute and hurts Mtagwa with a left to the body. Second round starts the same as first with Mtagwa lunging forward and Gonzalez looking for an opening. At the two minute mark Gonzalez gets through with vicious left hooks to the body and is then chasing a hurt Mtagwa as the Tanzanian staggers along the ropes. Another barrage on the ropes has Mtagwa hurt. He forces his way into the middle of the ring, but walks into a heavy right to the chin, and is back on the ropes and in no position to defend himself when the referee stops the fight. Now 44 wins by KO/TKO for former WBO bantam champion, and 14th in his last 15 fights. Gonzalez making second defence of his WBC title. Mtagwa had had only two fights in the previous two years so, had no right challenging for the title. In previous title attempts he was outpointed by Juan Manuel Lopez for the WBO super bantam title and destroyed in two rounds by Yuriorkis Gamboa for the WBA secondary feather title. Escalante gets the job done quickly. After slipping to the canvas Escalante gets up and quickly takes Cuevas to the ropes and crashes home a barrage of heavy shots with the referee jumping to protect the helpless Cuevas. All over in 108 seconds. Escalante, 26, a Mexican based in El Paso, was world rated after wins over Mike Oliver, Gary Stack, Cornelius Locke and Miguel Roman, but was then derailed by back-to-back kayo losses to Daniel Ponce de Leon and Alejandro Perez, so he is rebuilding. The Cuevas name is all that gets Pipino Jr these fights (Junior!)He is 31. He has now lost six of his last seven, and all of his losses have been by KO/TKO. One left hook to the body after 129 seconds is enough to finish Meza. “Mickey” Roman, 25, makes it three wins since losing to Jonathan Barros for the interim WBA title in March, and win No 28 by KO/TKO. Southpaw Meza, 28, has won only one of his last nine fights. The opposition has been tough, but a big negative turnaround for a guy who won his first 17 fights. Molina remains unbeaten and Revish preserves his reputation as a good class opponent for upcoming fighgters. Molina in control most of the way and takes unanimous verdict on scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56. Molina, 21, lost to Bradley Saunders in the 2007 World championships and was unsuccessful in Beijing, but as an amateur scored wins over Karl Dargan, Brad Solomon and Kevin Bizier. Revish has now lost his last four, but against fighters with combined records of 55-2-1 and with Adrien Broner the only fighter to beat him inside the distance. Rosarito, Mexico: Super Fly: Julio Cesar Miranda (36-6-1) W TKO 3 Luis Leon (13-5). Fly: Felipe Orucuta (22-1) W KO 5 Devis Perez (14-5-2). Predictable early win for former WBO champion “Pingo” Miranda, now up at super fly. He hurts modest Panama-based Colombian with body shots in the first. The punishment to the body continued in the second, and by the end of the round Leon was ready to opt out, and he did not answer the bell for the third. Miranda 31, makes it 29 wins by KO/TKO. First fight for Miranda since losing his WBO title to Brian Viloria in July. Leon, 28, who has faced opposition such as Juan Palacios and Ulises Solis, suffered his first loss inside the distance. Late substitute Orucuta takes his time against Colombian Perez. Boxes his way cautiously through the first four rounds, and then brings the curtain down in style in the fifth. A quick head/body/head combination finished with a right to the jaw puts Perez down and he is counted out. Mexican Orucuta, 25, has four wins in a row since upset loss to Daniel Rosas in the final of the Campeon Azteca Tecate tournament in December. He has 18 wins by KO/TKO. Perez, 25, is 2-4 in his last six fights. Siquijor, Philippines:Feather: Adones Aguelo (15-6-1) W TKO 4 Jake Verano (20-16-3). Youth wins out as, with the fight just about equal, Aguelo breaks through in the fourth flooring experienced Verano with a right uppercut. Verano gets up, but is in a bad way, and has also collected a bad cut on his left eyelid. Referee stops the fight and Aguelo retains Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) title as he bounces back from three losses on the road. PBF title is the lesser of two titles in the Philippines with the Games & Amusement Board (GAB) having much more prestige. Only two wins in his last eight fights for Verano, a former GAB super bantamweight champ.
Las Vegas, USA: Heavy: Seth Mitchell (23-0-1) W TKO 3 Hector Ferreyro (21-11-2). Welter: Felix Diaz (10-0) W PTS 8 Larry Smith (10-6). One-sided fight sees Mitchell scoring heavily with body shots in the first and then floor Texan Ferreyro in the second. Late in the third, with the right eye of Ferreyro almost closed, the referee stops the fight. Mitchell, 29, has 17 wins by KO/TKO and this was his eighth win in a row by that method. Ferreyro, 36, had lasted only 128 seconds with Amir Mansour in April. Mitchell being touted as the next American heavyweight hope, but needs better opposition than this. He is hoping to get a slot on the Amir Khan vs. Lamont Petersen fight on December 10. Dominican southpaw Diaz, 27, a gold medalist in Beijing, outboxes modest Smith and takes a comfortable unanimous verdict on scores of 79-73 twice and 80-72, but lack of real power and lack of inches may make it difficult for Diaz to reach the top. Texan Smith, 32, is 2-5 in his last seven fights. Caserta, Italy: Welter: Giuseppe Langella (18-6-2) W PTS 10 Rocco Di Palmo (8-3-1). Ugly fight as Langella wins vacant Italian title with unanimous points win over southpaw Di Palmo. Langella, 30, edges the first two rounds, but then it turns into an exciting if rough and untidy fight with heads continually clashing, which led to both boxers sporting cuts. What clean work there was came from Langella and he won on scores of 97-93, 97-94 and 96-94. Langella, who lost to Stephen Haughian in 2008, is now in his second reign as Italian champion. Di Palmo, 35, was having his second shot at winning a national title and had lost only one of his last ten fights going in. Arzachena, Italy: Cruiser: Giulian Ilie (18-4-2) W TKO 2 Salvatore Erittu (21-1) W. Welter: Nicola Conti (12-0) W PTS 6 Zoran Didanovic (10-17). Major upset as intended victim Ilie, 34, fails to play his part. ”Cobra” Erittu rocks Romanian with rights in the first and is on top in the second. However, the Romanian manages to get inside the reach of his taller opponent, and a combination finished off with a right hook puts Erittu down. The Italian beats the count but was not fighting back and after a few more punches the referee stopped the fight. Romanian wins IBF Inter-Continental title. Former undefeated Italian champion Conti wins every round against game Serbian. Riga, Latvia: Super Middle: Mehdi Bouadla (22-4) W TKO 1 Dmitri Protkunas (11-34-2,2ND). Mismatch sees Frenchman Bouadla, 29, catch Estonian early and put him down three times for an automatic stoppage. Only loss in his last 13 fights for former French champion Bouadla was to Mikkel Kessler in June, Bouadla’s only loss in his last 13 fights. Only one win in his last ten fights for Protkunas. He was beaten in two rounds by Matthew Macklin in 2002. Warsaw, Poland: Light Heavy: Pawel Glazewski (16-0) W PTS 10 Doudou Ngumbu (26-3). Welter: Anton Novikov (22-0) W PTS 10 David Makaradze (17-7). Light: Krzys Cieslak (17-2) W PTS 6 Johnny Antequera (11-8). In France Ngumbu might have been given the split decision, but it was in Poland, so it went to Glazewski. The fight was that close. Glazewski, 28, shook the aggressive Ngumbu with a left hook in the first, but in the third Ngumbu returned the favour, only for Glazewski to hit back with another strong left hook. The fight swings one way then the other, and hard to score, as Glazewski boxes and Frenchman always dangerous. Scores 96-94 twice and 94-96 as Glazewski retains WBC Baltic title. Ngumbu, from the Congo, had won his last six. Typical Novikov performance as “The Pick Hammer” jabs his way to victory over 32-year-old “The Georgian Robot” Makaradze. A neat, tidy southpaw , Novikov rarely varies his right jab, left cross approach, but his lack of power and one-paced approach will catch up with him against better opposition. Scores100-90 twice and 98-92. The 23-year-old Russian wins vacant WBC Baltic title-by beating a Georgian!!! In his first fight for almost a year Cieslak is busier and more accurate than Venezuelan. Scores heavily at the end of the third and keeps the pressure on over the last three rounds as both fighters tire. Makaradze is 3-7 in his last ten fights. Mansfield, Australia: Light Middle: Tyrone Tongia (17-2) W TKO 8 James Giltrow (12-3). Super Middle: Omar Shaick (9-2) W PTS 10 Josh Clenshaw (29-20). Some battle this. Tongia, boxing at range, took the first ,but from then on the sheer aggression of Giltrow denied Tongia the room he needed. Giltrow set an unbelievable pace throwing hooks and uppercuts with both hand and turning the fight into a brawl. It was toe-to-toe for round after round. In the fourth with heads banging together Giltrow was cut over both eyes, with the left being the more serious. Tongia was still unable to find the room for his strong jab, but Giltrow was slowing due to the pace he was setting. In the seventh there was a break as the Doctor looked at the injury by Giltrow’s left eye, but the fight continued. At the end of the round Tongia finally got through with heavy punches and Giltrow was on shaky legs. Giltrow had a final fling in the eighth but suddenly Tongia had him hurt again, and a right uppercut had Giltrow falling face first to the canvas. The towel came in from Giltrow's corner as the referee was counting. The Papua New Guinea born Tongia is known as “The Cyclone” but it was the brave Giltrow who was all-action and was ahead on all three cards at the end of the seventh. Tongia, 28 is now unbeaten in his last eight fights, and retains the Australian title in his second defence. He has nine wins by KO/TKO. This was the first inside the distance loss for Giltrow, 26 a former Australian welterweight champion. Southpaw Shaik, 24, picked up the vacant Australian title as he out boxed veteran Clenshaw and won a wide unanimous verdict on scores of 100-91 twice and 100-90. Shaick had been unsuccessful in a shot at the middleweight title. “Chainsaw” Clenshaw is a former Australian light middle and middle champion, but has now lost three of his last four fights. Lop Buri, Thailand: Straw: Paipharob (18-0) W TKO 1 Jack Amisa (20-19-2). Super Bantam: A piece of rubbish matching sees WBA No 3 Paipharob halt poor Indonesian Amisa inside a round. The Thai, 28, has 16wins by KO/TKO, 13 in his last 13 fights, and this was the sixth defence of his PABA title. Amisa has won only one of his last 15 fights, which says it all about the matching. San Rafael, USA:Welter: Brandon Hoskins (16-0-1) W PTS 8 Paul Nave (19-9-2,1ND). Hopefully this is the end of the road for Nave (he will be 51 on Sept 20). After two even rounds Hoskins, 24, hurt Nave with an uppercut. Nave had a swelling under his right eye and it turned into a cut in the fifth. Both fighters tired but Hoskins staged the better finish. Scores 78-73, 78-74 and 76-76. Nave, who promotes his own fights, had an early career win over double world champion Greg Haugen, but was inactive from 1999 until March 2009 due to a back problem. He had scored four wins on his comeback. First fight outside of the Missouri/Kansas circuit for Hoskins, so his statistics are meaningless.
Las Vegas, USA: Welter: Floyd Mayweather Jr (42-0) W KO 4 Victor Ortiz (29-3-2). Light Welter: Erik Morales (52-7) W TKO 10 Pablo Cesar Cano (22-1-1). Light: Jesse Vargas (17-0) W PTS 10 Josesito Lopez (29-4,1ND). Welter: Carson Jones (32-8-2) TKO 7 Said Ouali (28-4,1ND) W. Super Middle: Marco Periban (15-0) W PTS 8 Dhafir Smith (24-21-7).Light: Anthony Crolla (22-2) W PTS 8 Juan Montiel (5-5-3). Super Middle: Adonis Stevenson (15-1) W TKO 1 Dion Savage (11-2). A Controversial ending as Mayweather returns, looking as sharp as ever despite a 16 month lay-off. He had too much of everything for Ortiz and was on his way to a kayo eventually. The fight was shortened because Ortiz forgot the first rule of boxing-protect yourself at all times. In the fourth a frustrated Ortiz had Mayweather backed up to the ropes and after a volley of punches he then attempted an obvious and blatant butt. Cortez broke them up, indicated a point deduction against Ortiz, Ortiz apologized to Mayweather hugging him and seemingly kissing him on the cheek. As Cortez was indicated the point deduction to the judges, Ortiz again apologized to Mayweather and touched gloves. Cortez gave Ortiz a verbal warning, and said “let’s go” as signal that the fight should continue. Despite the instruction to box on, for some inexplicable reason, Ortiz once again tried to embrace Mayweather. Mayweather let him do it. But when Ortiz backed off Mayweather threw a left. Ortiz turned his head towards Cortez as if to ask if they were to fight on. Seeing Ortiz unguarded Mayweather crashed home a right hand that knocked Ortiz down and he failed to beat the count. Ortiz himself admitted that he had forgotten that first rule. The fight started with Ortiz finding Mayweather an elusive target whilst Mayweather picked up points with fast, accurate rights. The second round was the same although Ortiz did get in a few punches. Mayweather turned up the heat in the third as his right hand counters were getting through easily and a frustrated Ortiz, finding no answer, was already using his head carelessly. Then came the drama of the fourth round. What Mayweather did might be termed “unsporting”, but Mayweather had just received a blatant butt that left him with a cut inside his mouth, and he followed the referee’s instruction, and Ortiz did not. Mayweather regains WBC title and goes to 26 wins by KO/TKO, but this is only the second such win in his last seven fights. A five division champion, this was title fight No19 for Mayweather. At 34 he is still one of the two best fighters around. Now let’s see him fight Pacquiao so we can tell who is the best. Southpaw Ortiz, 24, was making the first defence of his WBC title, which he won from Andre Berto in April. “El Terrible” Morales wins the vacant WBC title and makes history as he becomes the first Mexican to win titles in four divisions. Although young Cano came in at only one weeks notice, he made Morales fight hard for his victory. Morales, 35, made a slow start and Cano took the first two rounds, and also inflicted a cut over the left eye of Morales. Using his vast experience Morales began to outbox Cano, and by the end of the fourth Cano was also cut over his left eye and there were swellings on both of his cheeks. Cano was still very much in the fight until the end of the sixth, but from then on he took some heavy punishment. Cano staged a recovery in the ninth, but by the tenth the cut on his right eyelid had become a gaping gash and at the end of the round the Doctor ordered the fight stopped. Morales crowns a great comeback. He took almost three years out after suffering four losses in a row. Cano, 21, was rated No 14 by the WBC, even though he had not faced any rated opponents, but after coming in at such short notice he put up a brave showing. Big, but controversial, win for Vargas. He takes the first two rounds with jabs and counters as Lopez is trying to mount a body attack. Lopez has a good third round as he gets through to the body and has Vargas in trouble at the end of the round. Vargas, 22, takes fourth and fifth as he finds some room for his jab and is the busier fighter. Lopez, 27, bounces back to take the sixth and seventh scoring well inside with hooks and uppercuts. A bad eighth for Vargas as he is deducted a point for a low blow, and is again in trouble at the end of the round. Vargas takes the ninth and as they go toe-to-toe in the tenth Vargas seems to have a slight edge. Scores 96-93, 95-94 and 94-95. WBA No 5 Lopez had won his last seven including wins over Patrick Lopez, Anthony Mora, Marvin Cordova and Mike Dallas. A fight between two rated fighters saw Carson Jones pull off an upset against Moroccan southpaw Ouali. Jones used a body attack to slow Ouali and then switched to the head. He had Ouali down in the fourth and badly cut by his right eye. With the eye swelling Ouali had very limited vision from it. The Doctor took a look at the cut at the end of the seventh, and the fight was stopped. IBF NO 7 Ouali, 32, had crashed the ratings with first round win over Hector Saldivia, and his only loss in his last 16 fights had been a split decision against WBC No 3 Selcuk Aydin. Jones,25, rated No 12 by the IBF, had done most of his fighting against poor opposition in Oklahoma, but had scored a third round win to burst the bubble of Tyrone Brunson ( 21-0-1). Jones with 20 wins by KO/TKO) had won the USBA title with a win over Mike Clark. Mexican hope Periban gets useful rounds in as he outboxes Smith. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. The tall Mexican was a top amateur and represented Mexico at the 2007 World Championships. Smith beat Jeff Lacy in December 2010, but has lost his three fights since then-but to opponents with combined records of 55-2, so tough opposition. Brit “Million Dollar” Crolla, 24, was a bit devalued after beating novice Montiel on a split decision. Scores 78-74, 77-75 and 75-77. There was talk of the young British champion fighting Erik Morales, but that was overly ambitious. To be fair to Crolla, he looked to have outboxed Montes clearly and the scores show the fight as closer than it was. Despite his indifferent record Montes had drawn with both Carlos Molina and David Rodela. Haitian-born Canadian Stevenson, who won a silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, continued his rehabilitation as he floored Savage with a left uppercut in the first. Savage beat the count, but was shipping punishment on the ropes when the referee stopped the fight. All over in 117 seconds. Two quick wins for Stevenson since shock stoppage by Darnell Boone in April 2010. A bit of losers coincidence here as Stevenson has a stoppage win over Smith and Periban blew away Savage in 33 seconds. Los Angeles, USA: Light Middle: Saul Alvarez (38-0-1) W TKO 6 Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2). Light Welter: Antonio Orozco (12-0) W PTS 6 Fernando Rodriguez (6-7). Alvarez, still only 21, wins to retain WBC title for second time. When a counter hook floored Gomez in the first it looked as though it was going to be a very short fight. However, Alvarez then took a strangely passive role, allowing Gomez,30,to come forward, whilst he boxed on the defensive. Alvarez seemed to be content in scoring with hard counters, but not looking for a finish. The fourth round typified his tactics as Alvarez fought off the ropes, blocking the punches from Gomez, and scoring heavily with uppercuts. Those tactics failed in the fifth as Gomez got through with some punches of his own. In the sixth Alvarez finally came off the ropes and fought more like the fighter we are used to seeing. A right uppercut had Gomez badly hurt and Alvarez backed him to the ropes and was landing uppercuts and hooks when the referee stopped the fight. Now 28 wins by KO/TKO for "Canelo”. The only other fighter to stop the tough Gomez was Miguel Cotto in a WBA welter title bout in 2008. This was only the second fight in 18 months for Gomez. Mexican “Simple Man” Orozco, 23, remains unbeaten as he wins every round against poor Rodriguez. Scores 60-54 from all three judges. Now six losses in a row for Rodriguez. Liverpool, England: Feather: Lee Selby (11-1) W TKO 8 Stephen Smith (12-1). Super Middle: Paul Smith (31-2) W TKO 1 Paul Samuels (21-10-2). Smith, 26, takes the first round against inexperienced Selby. However Selby, 24, takes the second and third by keeping Smith on the outside, and gives a warning of things to come as he shakes Smith in the third with a right. Smith is on top again in the fourth, but Selby then dominates the next two as he is busier and gets his punches off quicker. Smith kept in the fight by taking the seventh, but was beging to look ragged. End comes in the eighth with a counter left from Selby. Smith goes down heavily and the referee signals for the medics and waves the fight over. Selby wins Commonwealth and British titles from Smith. All over inside a round as former British champion Smith floors Samuels twice for a stoppage after just 140 seconds. Now two wins for 28-year-old Smith since loss to James DeGale in December Belfast, N. Ireland: Heavy: Tyson Fury (16-0) W TKO 5 Nicolai Firtha (20-9-1). Welter: Junior Witter (40-5-2) W PTS 6 Arvydas Trizno (9-13-2). Super Bantam: Willie Casey (11-1) W TKO 8 Daniel Kodjo Sassou (30-17-4,1ND). Super Bantam: Kid Galahad (9-0) W TKO 1 Paul Griffin (25-5). Fury, 23, outclasses limited Firtha, but has to survive a shocking third round. From the first bell Fury found the much smaller Firtha an easy target for his strong jab and also scored well with right crosses and uppercuts. Firtha’s face a mask of blood from a damaged nose in the first, and again takes punishment in the second, as Fury scores with a left hook and a big right cross. Still going to plan in the third until Fury gets careless and a right swing from Firtha lands on Fury’s temple and suddenly has him wobbling and staggering along the ropes in deep trouble. Fury survives, by holding and mauling, but only just. Fury gets back on top again in fourth. A big right followed by a left hook puts Firtha down at the end of the round.. The end comes in the fifth with Firtha’s face a mess of blood a right uppercut sends him staggering and the referee stops the now one-sided contest. Fury’s jabbing was impressive, and he showed maturity in his boxing. Now twelve wins by KO/TKO for the 6’9” British and Commonwealth champion, and this was an exciting battle, but Firtha is not a noted puncher, and it was worrying to see Fury unhinged by him. Firtha, 32, showed a good chin, but very little else. He had no jab and tended to flap his punches. Former WBC light welter champ Witter gets much needed win as he outpoints Lithuanian travelling loser Trizno. Southpaw Casey, 29, returns after one round destruction by Memo Rigondeaux in March, and is given a good test by Togolese Sassou before registering a stoppage in the last round. Kid Galahad (real name Abdul Barry Awad), floors veteran Griffin, 40, twice for a stoppage win. The 21-year-old, Qatari-born Galahad is another product of the Brendan Ingle school which gave us Johnny Nelson, Herol Graham and Prince Naseem Hamed. He is certainly quick, but does not have the Hamed power. Southpaw Griffin was once a good fighter who won 17 of his first 18 fights, but this was only his second fight in over three years. San Francisco de Macoris: Feather: Elio Rojas (23-1) W TKO 8 Arturo Gomez (18-18-5). No knockdowns, but former undefeated WBC champion Rojas (Champion in Recess!!) eases back by pounding game Mexican. Gomez comes forward from the start and walks in to punishment from the fast and skillful Dominican. Gomez is game but shipping heavy countering shots in every round. By the eighth Gomez was tiring and in trouble from an all-out attack from Rojas and the referee stops the fight. Rojas, 28, having his first fight since February 2010 due to hand injury now wants a shot at Jhonny Gonzalez for the title he never lost. Parker, USA: Light Welter: Mercito Gesta (23-0-1) W PTS 10 Manuel Perez (16-7-1). Light Welter: Jesse Benavides (13-0) W TKO 1 Dedrick Bell (6-10). Heavy: Andy Ruiz (11-0) W TKO 2 Ken Frank (6-4-1). Light: Jose Roman (12-0) W TKO 1 Baudel Cardenas (18-23-4).Gesta never quite manages to catch up with Perez who is just there to survive. Now and then Perez stops and score with quick flurries, which earned him a couple of rounds, but apart from that it was all Gesta. The 23-year-old Filipino southpaw had finished 7 of his last 8 fights inside the distance. Hawaiian-born Perez, 27, is durable, having lost only once inside the distance, and that was to Brandon Rios. The most you could say about the rest of the card was that at least people got to go home early. Hot prospect Jesse Benavides floored poor Bell twice and finished him in just 89 seconds. The 19-year-old has twelve wins by KO/TKO. Bell has lost his last six. Mexican Ruiz, 22, had no trouble with 33-year-old Canadian Frank, flooring him in the first and forcing the referee’s intervention in the second. Frank weighed 293lbs and Ruiz 253lbs for this one. Californian Roman, 23, had Mexican veteran Cardenas down three times before the fight was stopped. Cardenas was once a much better fighter, but has now won only one of his last 16 fights. . Caseros, Argentina: Heavy: Gonzalo Basile (52-5,1ND) W PTS 12 Manuel Pucheta (34-7). The height and reach advantages of 6’6” Basile, 37, just too much for 6’0” tall, 40-year-old Pucheta. Basile generally in command except when Pucheta was able to get inside. Basile scored a questionable knockdown in fifth, and Pucheta twice survived Doctor’s examination of deep cut on his left cheek. Scores 120-107, 119-109 and 118-110. Basile had won a split verdict over Pucheta in April. Celaya, Mexico: Feather: Robinson Castellanos (13-9) W TKO 3 Aldimar Santos (15-2). Light: Fermin de los Santos (18-13-1) W TKO 3 Alfonso Perez (6-3). Castellanos, 29, retains WBC Silver title for second time as he overpowers Brazilian. After winning the first two rounds, a right from Castellanos causes Santos to touch down briefly. After the mandatory count Castellanos lands a volley of hard punches and the fight is stopped. Now nine wins by KO/TKO for Castellanos and he has won 8 of his last 9 fights. The record of 30-year-old Santos is heavily padded by poor opposition. Unfortunate ending in the other main event as Venezuelan Perez suffers a dislocated right shoulder and is unable to continue. Eight wins in a row and 6th defence of his WBC CABOFE title for de los Santos. Palma de Mallorca, Spain:Cruiser: David Quinonero (27-0) W KO 4 Levan Jomardashvili (24-5).First defence of his WBC Silver title by 35-year-old Spaniard as he kayos young Georgian. Quinonero has 26 wins by KO/TKO but very poor opposition. Five fights outside Georgia and five losses for 22-year-old Jomardashvili.
Kanagawa, Japan: Light Middle: Charlie Ota (19-1-1) W PTS 12 Yoshihisa Tonimura (15-6-4). Former US Marine Ota (Bellamy) retains OPBF title for the sixth time with a unanimous verdict over Tonimura. Scores 116-110, 116-111 and 115-112. Ota rated No 7 by the WBA was fighting at a US Army Camp so it must have been a problem for the spectators. They probably have a rule that says you support the US Army-and anyone fighting against the Marines.
Accra, Ghana:Welter: Frank Dodze (6-7) W TKO 3 Isaac Amponsah (0-5)
London, England:Welter: Gavin Tate (11-10) W PTS 10 Chas Symonds (15-5). Tait wins BBB of C Southern Area title. Accra, Ghana: Light Welter: Patrick Allotey (16-0) W Dan Adjato (0-3). Light: Abdul Malik Jabir (16-8) W TKO 7 Yusif Salifu (0-6). Middle: Ernest Amuzu (9-1) W KO 4 Joe Mawuli (0-6). Welter: Emmanuel Clottey (26-9) W TKO 5 Paul Achaab (3-6). Super Bantam: Super Bantam: Isaac Netty (14-7-1) W TKO 3 Isaac Okine (0-5).Super Bantam: John Amizu (7-0) W KO 2 Albert Yeboha (0-6). Light Middle: Phil Kotey (23-6-2) W TKO 4 Daniel Adjato (0-5). Light Middle: Peter Trycky Commey (4-5) W PTS 8 Richard Sackey (0-1-1). Combined records of the losers 3-38-1, and seven of them have never won a fight.
Manchester, USA:Middle: Demetrius Andrade (15-0) W TKO 3 Saul Duran (38-19-2). Welter: Danny O’Connor (15-1) W TKO 1 Jamie Del Cid (7-6). Disgraceful match sees former World amateur champion Andrade beat up 38-year-old Mexican Duran for three rounds. Southpaw Andrade, 23, could not miss poor Duran with his right hooks. Duran down at the end of the second and the third, and at the end of the round Duran stayed on his stool. Now ten wins by KO/TKO for Andrade, and his second fight in just over a month, but a big step down in opposition from his last fight when he beat Grady Brewer. Duran was once a good fighter, he drew with Takanori Hatakeyama for the WBC super feather title in 1999, and lost to Stevie Johnson for the WBC light title in 1997, but had won 4 of his last 15 fights. Rare early kayo win for former top amateur O’Connor. The 26-year-old southpaw, who was both US champion and National Golden Gloves champion in 2008, came out firing and a right to the body and a big left to the chin and it was all over in 80seconds for the Mexican as the referee waived it off. O’Connor, now trained by Ronnie Shields, bouncing back from loss to Gabe Bracero in April. Poor Del Cid, that’s three TKO/KO losses in a row. All of his losses have come in the first or second round. If he hears the bell for the third-he wins.
Villa Balester, Argentina: Light Welter: Marcos Maidana (31-2) W KO 4 Petr Petrov (29-3-2). Light Welter: Angel Aguirre (8-5-1,1ND) W KO 5 Oscar Pereyra (24-2). Too easy for 28-year-old “El Chino”. In the first Maidana just sticking out jabs and Petrov retreating behind his high guard. Late in the round Maidana trapped the Russian on the ropes and Petrov took a mandatory eight count after his gloves touched the canvas. Much the same in the second, with Petrov occasionally stopping to throw some flurries and Maidana lunging with lefts and rights. Maidana takes third but the Spanish-based Russian Petrov, also 28, stops now and then to trade with Maidana. All over in the fourth as Maidana lands a heavy right cross and Petrov goes down. At the end of the mandatory eight count a left to the body puts Petrov down again and when he gets up the referee stops the fight. Maidana, a former WBA interim champion was to have fought Robert Guerrero, but Guerrero was injured in training, and Petrov came in as a substitute. Maidana retains WBA secondary title that he won by beating Erik Morales in April. Now 28 wins by KO/TKO for Maidana, and the first time that Petrov, who had lost only one of his last 25, has failed to last the distance. Naturally Pertrov made his appearance in the WBA ratings just in time to qualify for the title fight. This was supposed to be a routine win for Argentinian No 3 “El Savage” Pereyra, but no one told Aguirre. Both fighters eschewed defence and went for the kayo. “Angel” Aguirre, 28, drew first blood flooring Pereyra in the second. Pereyra deliberately spits out his gum shield to add his recovery time, and has a point deducted. The bell goes before Aguirre can get at him again. Both fighters were on the floor in a wild fourth. Aguirre went down first. He also was deducted a point for spitting out his gum shield. Pereyra then went mad throwing wild punches to try to finish the fight, and walked into strong counters from Aguirre, and was down again. Pereyra was still shaky at the start of the fifth and taking heavy punishment without fighting back and the referee jumped in very late. The first time Pereyra has been stopped and the sixth win by KO/TKO for Aguirre. Helsinki, Finland: Cruiser: Juho Haapoja (16-2-1,1ND) W PTS 12 Faisal Ibnel Arrami (13-3). Light Welter: Denis Shafikov (27-0-1) W TKO 9 Giuseppe Lauri (52-8). Light: Edis Tatli (15-0) W PTS 8 John Nolasco (18-7-4). Heavy: Jarno Rosberg (11-0,1ND) W PTS 6 Paul Butlin (12-16). Tough, close fight with both fighters having good moments. Finn Haapoja, 30, on top when he boxes but gets drawn into fighting inside too much by the Frenchman. Haapoja builds early lead, flooring French champion “The African King” Arrami briefly in fourth, but Arrami puts in a good finish over the last three rounds. Haapoja wins European Union title on scores of 117-110, 116-111 and 114-113. Haapoja now unbeaten in his last twelve fights. Italian Lauri fails in his fourth attempt to win the European title. Russian southpaw “Djingis Khan” Shafikov, 26, just too fast and too strong for the game 35-year-old Lauri and wins the vacant European title. Lauri is floored in the eighth and does not come out for round nine. The Italian eats the right jabs and left hooks of Shafikov for most of the rounds. Former European Union champion Lauri rallies to win at least a share of the second and sixth, in which Shafikov seemed to be taking a breather. A tired Lauri was floored with a left in the eighth, but managed to see out the round before retiring. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for Shafikov and, although he drew with WBA No 2 Brunet Zamora in October, he is not in their ratings. Lauri lost twice to Ted Bami and once to Paul McCloskey in shots at this title. His nickname is “The End” and that might just be an accurate description after this loss. Light punching prospect Tatli, 24, wins every round against experienced Dominican. Scores 80-72 from all three judges. Tatli was Finnish amateur champion at 48kg and 54kgs. Nolasco 36 has been the distance with Steve Luevano. Jason Litzau and Andy Murray. Southpaw Rosberg, 30, another top amateur also wins every round against durable Butlin. Rosberg puts Butlin down with a very low blow, but it is Butlin who finally loses a point for low blow in last round. Scores 59-54 from the judges. Makati City, Philippines: Bantam: Drian Francisco (21-1-1) W PTS 10 Mike Domingo (42-16-3). Super Feather: Roberto Gonzales (19-0) W PTS 10 Balweg Bangoyan (16-4). Super Bantam: Nino Magboo (15-2-1) W KO 8 Rene Bestudio (10-2-4). Francisco, 28, wins, but only by changing his usual tactics, and fighting a more mature fight. The former interim WBC super fly champion decided to box instead of going toe-to-toe as he usually does, and with 32-year-old “Bruce Lee” Domingo being a counter puncher it, was a close, but not exciting battle. Francisco takes the early rounds, but both fighters are shaken in a fiery fifth. Domingo picks up a cut on his left eyebrow in the eighth, but makes a strong finish. Francisco just has the edge through his busier style and cleaner punching, and takes the decision on scores of 96-93 twice and 95-94. First fight for Francisco since losing his WBA interim title to Thai Tepparith in May. Only the second loss in his last twelve fights for Domingo. The Gonzales vs. Bangoyan was another close bout. The fight seemed about even until Bangoyan floored Gonzales in the sixth. That spurred 21-year-old Gonzlaes into action and he swept the remaining rounds, leaving “The Davao Hitman” Bangoyan with a badly swollen face. Split decision.Scores 97-93, 95-94 and 93-96. Bangoyan, 24, lost to Toshiaki Nishioka for the WBC super bantam title in April 2010 and with this loss has now won only one of his last five fights. The fight between Magboo, 24, and Bestudio only really hotted-up when Bestudio was badly cut in the sixth. He then went all out for a win but left himself open and in the eighth a left hook from southpaw Magboo put him down and out. Only one loss in his last eight for “Tornado” Magboo. Bestudio had won five straight and this was his first loss inside the distance. Aberdeen, Scotland: Light Welter: Lee McAllister (33-2) W TKO 3 Karoly Lakatos (11-31-1). Too easy for the “Aberdeen Assassin” against late sub Lakatos. The reigning Commonwealth champion has the Hungarian’s face marked up in the first and scores freely in the seconds. In the third Lakatos gets three standing counts and the fight is stopped. Seven wins in a row for McAllister, 28, since loss to John Murray. Seven losses in his last nine fights for Lakatos. Indio, USA: Super Feather: Vicente Escobedo (24-3) W PTS 10 Rocky Juarez (28-9-1). Super Feather: Adam Carrera (20-3,1ND) W PTS 6 Adolfo Landeros (21-22-2). Escobedo wins a bout that was important for the careers of both former Olympians. Making use of his height and reach advantage Escobedo, 29, was in command over the early rounds with his jab. He also floored Juarez in the third with the same punch. It was only in the sixth that Juarez finally began to let the punches go and he had Escobedo shaken. Juarez was now on top and he began to eat into Escobar’s lead as he won the seventh and eighth. Escobedo rallied to take the ninth and they fought on even terms over the last. Escobedo takes the unanimous verdict on scores of a too wide 98-91, 97-92 and 96-93. Escobedo, who represented the USA at the 2004 Olympics, had lost big fights to Mike Katsidis and Robert Guerrero, so he had to win this one. Texan Juarez, 31, a former World amateur champion and a silver medal winner at the 2000 Olympics, has had five shots at winning a world title, but this was his fifth loss in a row. In his first fight since 2008 Carrera floors Mexican trial horse Landeros in second and third rounds, but Landeros is in his face for all six rounds and gives 28-year-old Carrera a tough test. Carrera deducted a point in the fourth. Scores 58-53 twice and 57-54. Carrera retired after losses to Mike Oliver, Juan Carlos Burgos and Bernabe Concepcion. Only one win in his last 14 fights for Landeros, but has fought the very best prospects Hollywood, USA: Light Edner Cherry (28-6-2,1ND) ND 1 Eric Aiken (16-8-1,1ND). Welter: Damian Frias (18-4-1) W TKO 9 Henry Crawford (22-1-1). An amount of chaos here. Bahamian Cherry, 29, scoring well on veteran Aiken in the first. Right on the sound of the bell, or just after, depending on whose claim you believe, Cherry throws a left hook which puts “Mighty Mouse” Aiken down and out. Initially it looked as though Cherry was being disqualified, but after consultation it was ruled a no decision. Cherry unbeaten since losing to Tim Bradley for the WBC light welter title in 2009. Only the second fight since 2008 for former IBF feather champ Aiken. Cuban southpaw Frias, 35, slowly breaks down a rusty 30-year-old Crawford. Eventually a badly swollen, and almost closed left eye, severely affects southpaw Crawford’s ability to see the punches coming and he is taking a beating when the fight is stopped. Ten wins by KO/TKO for Frias. First fight in almost two years for once promising Crawford. Chicago, USA: Light Heavy: Andrzej Fonfara (19-2,1ND) W KO 2 Jose Spearman (28-18-5). Pole Fonfara disposes off 42-year-old Spearman inside two rounds. Spearman tries to make a fight of it in the first, but Fonfara already picking him apart. A right hook from Fonfara in the second saw Spearman down on his knees. He beat the count but could not continue. Fonfara, 23, in unbeaten in his last ten fights, but needs to find tougher opposition At 42 “Seek And Destroy” Spearman, with just one win in his last nine fights, needs to seek another profession. Spearman lost to Brian Magee for the IBO super middle title in 2002 Woodhaven, USA:Welter: Martin Wright (10-1-2) W PTS 10 Mike Ruiz (15-5). Wright, 32, makes it two wins over 26-year-old Puerto Rican Ruiz, but not an easy win. Wright floored in the first, but then uses his height and reach to keep Ruiz at bay. The physical differences make for an untidy scrap, but Wright gets on top and floors a tiring Ruiz in seventh and ninth. Scores 98-90, 97-90 and 99-91 as Wright wins NBA Intercontinental title. Wright had beaten Ruiz for the NY State title in May.
Nadi, Fiji: Welter: Junior Farzan Ali (25-5-2) W TKO 7 Aisea Naiti (2-1). Body attack from “The Razor” too much for inexperienced Naiti and referee saves exhausted boxer in seventh. First defence of Fijian welter title for 31-year-old Ali. He has also been Fijian champion at bantam, super bantam, feather, light welter. Hamburg, Germany: Heavy: Alex Dimitrenko (32-1) W PTS 12 Mike Sprott (36-16). Cruiser: Rakhim Chakhkiev (10-0) W TKO 4 Mike Simms (21-15-2). Heavy: Darnell Wilson (24-12-3) W PTS 10 Juan Carlos Gomez (49-3,1ND). Heavy: Denis Boystov (29-0) W TKO 6 Mike Greer (14-7). Vitali Tajbert (21-2) W PTS 6 Andrey Kostin (20-18). Marcel Meyerdiercks (20-0) W PTS 8 Mikheil Avakian (9-1-1). Not exactly a barn burner as Dimitrenko retains European title with unanimous verdict over Sprott. Each round very much like the one before as the 6’7” Ukrainian uses his jab to keep Sprott on the outside and occasionally throws three or four punch combinations before going back to the jab again. Sprott has some success with rights in sixth and late in the fight, but otherwise is short with his attempts to get inside. Sprott loses a point in the tenth for low blow and again in the last for throwing Dimitrenko to the canvas. Dimitrenko badly marked around both eyes, but clear winner on scores of 119-108, 117-111 and 116-111. On this showing Dimitrenko is no threat to either Klitschko or Povetkin. Chakhkiev wins in dreadful parody of a fight. Simms just a sparring partner and not a very good one. Southpaw Chakhkiev has no trouble scoring with heavy punches to head and body as Simms is totally passive, standing in range, with hands held high, just prodding out with his jab and occasionally letting go with a flurry of slaps. A heavy right puts Simms down at the end of the second. He gets up at nine as the bell goes. For the first 30 seconds of the third Simms goes forward and lets some punches go, but only light ones of course. More of the same in the fourth until a volley from Chakhkiev finished by a body shots puts Simms, 37, down and the towel is throw in even before the count starts, a farce. The former 28-year-old World silver and Olympic gold medal winner goes to nine wins by KO/TKO, but no glory in this other than being the first man to beat Simms inside the distance. Two wins in his last 13 fights for Simms. Big upset as experienced trial horse Wilson, 37, gets a majority over Cuban southpaw Gomez. The 37-year-old former WBC cruiser champion, had been inactive for nine months. He fractured his shoulder in sparring with Christian Hammer, and needed injections to before the fight, but was restricted to using only his right hand. Wilson took full advantage, but even then had to settle for a majority verdict on scores of 96-94 twice and 95-95. With another long layoff this could be then end for Gomez. Russian Boystov, 25, takes a while to warm-up, but is too strong for the overweight Greer. The American throws a few punches briefly in the third. The referee checks on Greer at the end of the fifth and although not hurt badly, Greer is open mouthed with exhaustion and dropping his hands when the referee stops the fight in the sixth. First fight in a year for Boystov, but still rated No 3 by WBA and in line for a shot at Alex Povetkin. Former WBC super champ Tajbert returns in his first fight since losing his title to Takahiro Ao in November. Plenty of ring rust on show as Tajbert wins every round against durable Russian, but shows no sparkle. Scores 60-54 from all three judges. Meyerdiercks, in his first fight since March, also far from top form. Struggles against Georgian teenager and just edges Avakian in a fight that could have gone either way. Scores 77-75 twice and 77-76. Gostivar, Macedonia: Cruiser: Nuri Seferi (31-6) WTKO 3 Tony Ingelrest (10-1). Nuri Seferi, 34, retains WBO European title as Belgian Ingelrest, 37, suffers injury to his left hand in second and is pulled out by his corner. The Albanian-born Swiss resident, whose last loss was to Herbie Hide in 2008, is managed by former European light welter and welter champion Oktay Urkal who lost only four fights, all in shots at a world title against Kostya Tszyu, Vivian Harris twice and Miguel Cotto. Mexicali, Mexico: Super Bantam: Jorge Arce (58-6-2) W KO 4 Simphiwe Nongqayi (16-2-1). Feather: Victor Terrazas (31-2-1) W TKO 4 Eduardo Becerill (12-10-2). Light: Mahonri Morales (23-0-1) W TKO 8 Carlos Wilson Velasquez (18-13-1,1ND). Feather: Miguel Beltran (26-1) W PTS 8 Sergio Perez (24-13) Fly: Richie Mepranum (25-2-1) WPT 6 Valentin Leon (21-26-3). Feather: Miguel Beltran Jr (26-1) W PTS 8 Sergio Perez (24-13). Usual swarming start from Arce as he sought both to retain his WBO title and gain revenge for a loss to the South African for the IBF super fly title in 2009. After two minutes of eating jabs from Nongqayi, Arce, 32, has former IBF super fly champ Nongqayi on the floor in the first from a combination. Some more wild attacks by Arce in the second. Nongqayi manages to get in a few punches of his own, but the main danger to Arce is from Nongqayi’s head. Arce is cut on forehead and right eye by a butt in the third, the Doctor examines the cuts but lets the fight continue and Nongqayi is deducted a point for the butt. After the deduction the bloodied Arce launches a big attack and has Nongqayi on trapped in his own corner and in trouble when the referee stops the fight. Now 45 wins by KO/TKO for “Travieso” and world title fight No 17. Nongqayi had been inactive since losing his IBF title to Juan Alberto Rosas in July 2010, but conveniently found himself at No 15 in the WBO September ratings. Terrazas too good for substitute Becerill. After edging the first two rounds “The Viking” puts Becerill down in the third. Becerill loses his gum shield and then the bell to save him-but not for long. A sustained attack by Terrazas has Becerill helpless and the referee stops the fight. The WBA No 1 super bantam has won six in a row since stoppage loss to Rendall Munroe in April 2010. Morales, 21, hits too hard and accurately for brave Nicaraguan. Velasquez, 31, in the fight early but it changes in the fifth with Morales staggering Velasquez and opening a cut on his left eyelid. Velasquez in trouble again in the seventh and a deliberate butt sees him lose a point. The left eye of Velasquez is a mess in the eighth and the Doctor recommends a stoppage, and the referee follows his advice. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for Morales who scored an impressive points victory over Hector Velasquez in June. Fourth win in a row for Beltran who is rebuilding after kayo loss to Joksan Hernandez last year. An early shock for Beltran as he is floored in the second by a left from veteran southpaw Perez. Although badly shaken, Beltran survives, and from then on there is only one winner, despite some headwork from Perez. Scores 77-74 twice and 78-72. Filipino Mepranum, 24, given a good fight by the experienced Leon. The speed and better boxing of southpaw Mepranum has him dictating and he floors Leon with a left hook in the third, but Leon always dangerous, and Mepranum could not find the finish. Scores 60-53 twice and 59-54. Mepranum lost to Julio Cesar Miranda for the vacant WBO title in June 2010. Leon, 32, has won only two of his last 14 fights. Mexico City, Mexico: Light Fly: Adrian Hernandez (22-1-1) W TKO 2 Gideon Buthelezi (12-3). Super Fly: Carlos Cuadras (22-0) W TKO 2 Johnny Garcia (13-3-1). Light Welter: Daniel Estrada (26-2-1) W TKO 11 Rene Gonzalez (29-5-1,1ND). Middle: Gilberto Sanchez Ramirez (19-0) W TKO 5 Amilcar Funes (22-11). Fly: Luis Ceja (19-1-3) W TKO 5 Ulises Lara (9-10-2). Light: Carlos Zarate Jr (15-0) W TKO 3 Hugo Medina (3-2). Poor title match. “El Confessor” Hernandez, 25, spends the first round finding out what southpaw Buthelezi had to offer before going to work in the second and overwhelming the South African. Buthelezi, also 25, is chased around the ring but can’t escape. Buthelezi is trapped in a corner and Hernandez unloads until Buthelezi slips down to sit on the bottom rope. Up at seven he is again trapped on the ropes taking punishment and not fighting back when the referee stops the fight. First defence of his WBC title by Hernandez, his eighth victory in a row, and he has 14 wins by KO/TKO. Buthelezi had won the IBO title by beating Hekkie Budler in January. IBO title becomes vacant. Usual wild swingfest as Cuadras is dumped on the canvas in the first by a left hook, but survives. In the second Cuadras storms backs back to floor useful Garcia twice for stoppage. The 23-year-old Cuadras has 19 wins by KO/TKO and wins vacant WBC Continental Americas title. Garcia had won his last eleven fights. The lanky Estrada, 5’ 10 ½” tall, shows good skills against the dangerous Nicaraguan Gonzalez. The Mexican outboxes the aggressive Gonzalez and then turns on the power. The Nicaraguan out on his feet in the eighth, but survives. Ninth is another bad round for Gonzalez. A blistering attack has him in trouble again at the end of the tenth and Gonzalez does not answer the bell for the eleventh. Now 20 wins by KO/TKO for 26-year-old Estrada who wins the vacant WBC Fecarbox title. First loss inside the distance for Gonzalez. Southpaw prospect Ramirez, 20, makes second defence of his WBC Youth title with fifth round stoppage of Argentinian Funes. That’s 17 wins by KO/TKO for Ramirez, the last twelve in a row. Funes lost a split decision to former WBC welter champion Carlos Baldomir last year. Luis”El Gallito) Ceja, 21, beats up on Lara for four rounds and the loser stays in his corner at the start of the fifth. These two had fought a draw in July 2010. Carlos Zarate Jr, 25, stops novice Medina in poor match. A left to the body puts Medina down and when he gets up the fight is stopped. Gomez Palacio, Mexico: Light Welter: Jose Lopez (12-0-1) W TKO 4 Eugenio Lopez (22-19-1). Jose “Piston” Lopez hammers poor late sub Eugenio Lopez until the referee stops the one-sided contest in the fourth. The 20-year-old already has wins over Cesar Soto and Jorge Paez Jr and looks a good prospect. Juriquilla, Mexico: Super Fly: Sylvester Lopez (17-3-1) W TKO 8 Oscar Ibarra (27-5). Super Feather: Dante Jordan (19-1) W TKO 7 Ricky Sismundo (23-5). Feather: Andres Gutierrez (19-0-1) W KO 9 Carlos Guzman (10-5-1). Super Fly: Edgar Jimenez (14-5-1) W PTS 10 Juanito Rubillar (48-18-7).The Lopez vs. Ibarra fight was always going to be a war and so it proved. Filipino Lopez, 23, made the better start and was ahead on all cards at the end of three rounds. Ibarra, 25, then started to get rolling and had almost evened things up by the start of the eighth. However, a sustained attack by Lopez saw Ibarra fall apart and the referee stepped in to stop the fight. Only one loss, on a technical decision, for WBC No 1 Lopez in his last 14 fights as he lifts WBC Silver title. Ibarra, rated No 2 by the WBC, was making the fourth defence of the title and had won eleven of his last twelve. Jordan, 23, always in command and only the guts of 24-year-old Filipino keeps him going under some heavy pressure. Jardon was picking his punches well rather than living up to his “Crazy” nickname. In the seventh a punch floored the Filipino and cut him badly and the fight was stopped. Jardon retains WBC Youth title for sixth time. Only two of his fights have gone the distance. He has won his last 18, and has 17 wins by KO/TKO. Prospect “Little Jaguar” Gutierrez, 18, makes it 16 wins by KO/TKO as he kayos tough Guzman in ninth. “Power” Jimenez wins wide majority verdict over veteran Rubillar. Scores 99-90, 98-91 and 98-92. Five losses in a row for 34-year-old Filipino who may be nearing the end of the road. Quintana Roo, Mexico: Super Fly: Jose Salgado (27-1) W KO 2 Ric Armenta (15-11-1). Fly: Jesus Jimenez (33-7-1) DRAW 12 Carlos Tamara (22-6-1). Super Fly: Daiki Kameda (22-2) W TKO 1 Raul Hidalgo (13-4). Fly: Ricardo Nunez (22-2) W TKO 7 Oscar Blanquet (29-2-1). Light Fly: Denver Cuello (27-4-6) W KO 3 Sebastian Arcos Massacre as “Sugar” Salgado floors southpaw Armenta three times and the fight is stopped. Now 24 wins by KO/TKO for 22-year-old Salgado. His last eight fights have lasted less than 19 rounds in total. Armenta was a late sub. Great little scrap sees Mexican southpaw Jimenez, 27, and Colombian Tamara, 28, all even at the end of twelve rounds. These two were in constant exchanges with both landing heavily throughout the fight. Tamara a bit ahead at the half way point, but Jimenez is scoring heavily in the seventh only for Tamara to bounce back in the eighth and split open a cut on the right eyebrow of Jimenez. Tamara takes the ninth, but is badly shaken and only just survives the tenth. It’s Tamara’s turn to have Jimenez wobbling in the eleventh and they battle to the bell in the last. Scores 114-113, 112-116 and 114-114. The right result. Jimenez lost to Jean Piero Perez for the interim WBA title in January. Tamara briefly held the IBF light fly title last year. He is a former Pan American Games silver medal winner, and competed at the 2004 Olympics. Kameda wastes no time with poor Hidalgo. The 22-year-old former WBA flyweight champion finds Hidalgo stupid enough to want to trade punches and two body shots put Hidalgo down. He gets up but after the eight count is completed the referee stops the fight. Kameda is rated No 1 super fly by the WBA and must have a chance against Thai Tepparith of adding another title to the family cabinet. WBA top rated flyweight, Nunez, 23 puts himself in line for a fight with Hernan Marquez with a stoppage of Blanquet. Even fight but heads banging together too much. In the third a clash of heads leaves Blanquet with a cut on his right eyebrow, and he is also hurt and almost floored. Blanquet gets careless trying to get back into the fight and is hurt again in the sixth. In the seventh a big right from Nunez cuts Blanquet on his left eye lid and sends him back into a corner where Nunez is unloading when Blanquet’s manager climbs onto the apron to get the fight stopped. This was never going to go the distance. Only three Nunez fights have gone the distance, and he has won 18 of those by KO/TKO, and Blanquet has 20 by KO/TKO, having won his previous twelve inside the distance. The Panamanian Nunez was floored twice and kayoed in five rounds by Filipino Drian Francisco in a WBA eliminator in April 2010. Filipino southpaw Cuello destroys late sub Arcos in three. Cuello looking to take Arcos out from the bell. In the second a right puts Arcos down on his knees. The Mexican gets up but is floored again with a left. Arcos survives but in the third a right, left combination puts Arcos down for the count Windhoek, Namibia: Light: Paulus Moses (28-1) W PTS 10 Sidney Siqueira (16-6-1). Welter: Bethuel Uushona (25-1) W PTS 12 Juan Jose Dias (12-12-4). Bantam Paulus Ambunda (16-0) W TKO 3 Twalib Mubiru (11-7-2). Light: Martin Haikali (10-4) W PTS 12 Peter Oluoch (11-4-2. Bantam: Immanuel Naidjala (11-0) W KO 5 Emmanuel Simbeye (5-7).). Super Middle: Wilberforce Shihepo (15-6) W KO 2 Sunday Ajuwa. Tough night for former WBA secondary champ Moses. Starts ok but 34-year-old Brazilian has him badly hurt in the third and again with body shots in the six. Moses, 33, gets his act together again from the seventh and boxes his way to victory. Scores very divided at 100-90, 98-92 and 96-94! Former Commonwealth title challenger Uushona, 29, much too good for Argentinian journeyman Dias. Always in charge but not able to put durable Dias away. Scores 120-107 twice and 120-108. Fifth defence of his interim WBO African title, and second win for Uushona since unanimous decision loss to Denton Vassell in March. Farcical when an Argentinian can fight for an African title, but is not allowed to win it. Easy for “The Rock” Ambunda, 31, as he floors Kenyan in second and puts him down again with a right hook in the third, and the fight is stopped. Ten wins for Ambunda by KO/TKO. “Black Prince” Haikali makes successful fifth defence of his WBO African title with unanimous points win over Kenyan. Again very strange scoring at 120-108, 117-112 and 115-113. Eight wins in a row for Haikali. Oluoch went the distance with Uushona in June. “The Prince” Naidjala wins WBO African title with a kayo over Zambian Simbeye. Shihepo has too much power and also big physical advantages over Nigerian and scores second round kayo. Now twelve wins by KO/TKO for Shihepo who has a win over world rated Isaac Chilemba on his record Managua, Nicaragua: Super Bantam: Orlando Rizo (14-2) W PTS Rene Alvarado (14-1). Southpaw Rizo wins Nicaraguan title with controversial split verdict. Alvarado has Rizo shaken in first but suffers a cut on his right eyebrow in third. Rizo also suffers facial damage with both cheeks sporting swellings. Rizo has his best round in the ninth, but Alvarado takes the last and looks a winner. Scores 96-94 twice and 94-96. Alvarado had beaten Rizo on a majority decision in June 2010. Kempton Park, South Africa: Welter: Chris van Heerden (17-1-1) W PTS 10 Kaizer Mabuza (23-8-3). Straw: Hekkie Budler (19-1) W PTS 12 Mike Landero (15-5-4). Heavy: Danie Venter (12-5) W TKO 1 Flo Simba (11-2). Heavy: Zack Mwekassa (11-2) W TKO 6 Thabiso Mchunu (9-1). National champion van Heerden gets a big win as he takes a close, unanimous verdict over Mabuza to win the vacant IBO title. A hard-fought exciting battle with the southpaw right jab of van Heerden picking up the points. The action was continuous with both fighters willing to trade. Mabuza, 31, lost a point in the sixth for hitting 24-year-old van Heerden behind the head, but it did not materially affect the outcome as van Heerden was declared the winner on scores of 117-112, 116-113 and 114-113. Only loss for van Heerden was split decision to local Nikola Stevanovic in Serbia in May last year. First fight for Mabuza since loss to Zab Judah for vacant IBF light welter title in March, and his first loss to a South African since 2003. Former IBO light fly champ “The Hexecutiioner” Budler moves down to Straw and wins vacant IBO title. The 24-year-old Filipino Landero puts in his usual all-action showing and Budler, 23, meets him and matches him. Despite a cut under his left eye, Budler stayed in the pocket and got the better of the exchanges in most of the rounds. Scores 119-109 twice and 118-110 show the dominance of Budler, but do not reflect how close some of the rounds were. Landero was unbeaten in his last nine. Shock result has former South African cruiser champ Venter doing a demolition job on “ The Demolition Man” from the Congo. Big rights from the 6’4 ½” tall Venter put Simba down twice and the referee stops the fight after just 113 seconds. Nine wins by KO/TKO for Venter, and he will now be much in demand. Back to the drawing board for Harold Volbrecht’s boy. Southpaw “The Rock” Mchunu, a former undefeated national cruiser champion, crumpled as Mwekassa evened the score for the Congo. Mchunu showed poor conditioning as he lost his title on the scales and in a catch weight contest fell apart through exhaustion and suffered two knockdowns before the fight was stopped. Madrid, Spain: Super Bantam: Joaquin Cespedes (11-0-1) W TKO 5 Ivan Ruiz Morote (13-2). Spanish champion Cespedes wins vacant European Union title with stoppage of fellow-countryman Morote. Second shot at the title for Cespedes who drew with Frenchman Jerome Thomas in December in his first shot. Sheffield, England:Super Feather: Gary Buckland (24-2) W PTS 12 Gary Sykes (19-2) . Super Bantam: Rendall Munroe (23-2) W PTS 10 Ryuta Miyagi (21-6). Heavy: Richard Towers (12-0) W TKO 3 Yuri Bihoutseu (5-1-1). Buckland, 25, lives up to his nickname of “The Dynamo” and sets a hectic pace from the first round against slow starting Sykes. In a close, hard-fought contest, both fighters hurt at stages in the bout, as Sykes shakes the Welshman with a hook in the eighth. Sykes puts in a big closing effort over the last two electrifying rounds, but the busier work, and cleaner punching, comes from Buckland who wins British title on scores of 116-113, 115-113 and 115-114. Buckland, who had lost to John Murray in a challenge for the lightweight title in May 2010, had scored a shock 45 seconds stoppage victory over Sykes on the way to winning the Prizefighter tournament in October. Sykes was making the third defence of his British title. Routine points win for Munroe in what almost seemed like a sparring session at times. Miyagi tries hard, but Munroe a different class, and wins by 98-92 on referee’s scorecard. Second win for 31-year-old southpaw Munroe since loss to Toshiaki Nishioka for WBC title in October. Miyagi, 36, has now lost three of his last four fights. The “Inferno” Towers, 6’8” tall, takes his times against useful Belarus novice. Uses his height and reach to score in the first two rounds, but Bihoutseu gets in some digs of his own. Towers closes the show in the third, putting the Belarus down with a body shot and the follow-up attack brings the referee’s intervention. Nine wins by KO/TKO for 32-year-old Towers.
Krasnodar, Russia:Middle: Dmitry Pirog (19-0) W TKO 10 Gennady Martirosyan (22-3). Light Welter: Khabib Allakhverdiev (15-0) W TEC DEC 6 Nate Campbell (34-9-1ND). Super Middle: Max Vlasov (21-1) W TKO 1 Gasan Gasanov (3-1). Light Heavy: Roman Simakov (19-1-1) W TKO 4 Mukhtar Khizriev (2-1). Mismatch of a title fight. All Martirosyan had to show was guts, and he had lots of that. With height, reach and speed advantages over a crude walk-in swinger Pirog could not help but look good. He scored at will as Martirosyan kept swarming in with hooks which Pirog blocked or avoided. In the third the cheek under the right eye of Armenian Martirosyan began to swell and got steadily worse. Pirog was teeing off with jabs, straight punches from either hand and hooks. Despite the punishment Martirosyan just kept coming and swinging. He was still there because Pirog was not sitting down on his punches but just throwing with no real leverage. By the ninth Pirog was showboating. He was also resting his outstretched left on Martirosyan’s forehead and using it as a range finder for his right. Martirosyan made a desperate effort in the tenth having been told he would need a kayo-or his corner would stop the fight. He swung wildly but by the end of the round was exhausted, could not see out of his right eye, and was being pounded. Thankfully his corner retired him at the end of the round, but either the referee or his corner should have stopped it earlier. Second defence of his WBO title for 31-year-old Pirog, but it shows how bad the WBO is that they had Martirosyan at No 1. He was there because he won the WBO European title, and the only quality fighter he has faced (Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam) kayoed him in eleven rounds. WBO No 2 is Andy Lee. Prospect Allakhverdiev easily beats a washed up Campbell. Now 39, The Galaxxy Warrior has lost four of his last five. The 28-year-old Russian southpaw heading for a wide points win when fight stopped due to injury to Campbell. It goes to the scorecards and the Russian wins on scores of 60-56 twice and 60-55. Allakhverdiev was a world junior championships bronze medalist back in 2000. Heavy rights from Vlasov put Gasanov down and it is all over in the first round. Second win for Vlasov since losing his unbeaten record against Isaac Chilemba in February. Former world kick box champion Khizriev was no match for WBC rated Simakov. Khizriev did ok for two rounds, but began to get hit with heavy shots in the third. He was given a standing count in the fourth and when he was floored again later in the round the referee stopped the fight.
Santa Ynez, USA: Light Welter: Ajose Olusegun (30-0) W PTS 12 Ali Chebah (35-2). Light: Darley Perez (23-0) W TKO 6 Oscar Meza (22-5).In a much delayed fight Olusegun wins WBC eliminator with wide unanimous win over Frenchman Chebah on scores of 119-107 twice and 120-106, but the scores do reflect the closeness of some rounds. The 31-year-old Nigerian southpaw, a former Commonwealth champion, was in control for most of the fight with his busy style and harder punching, but Chebah, 26, never stopped trying to come forward which made for a good fight. Olusegun had a big third round as he floored Chebah with right which seemed to land on the back of Chebah’s head. Chebah got up and took the mandatory eight count, only to be floored again with a straight left. Once again he got up and was actually fighting back hard at the end of the round. A wild fourth saw both fighters hurt. Olusegun continued to score heavily in the following rounds with his unorthodox and powerful swings and hooks with Chebah frustrated in not being able to get his own fight plan working. Chebah finally had success in the eleventh as Olusegun tired from his efforts, and his showboating, and had the Nigerian hurt. Chebah also looked to have taken the last as Olusegun, knowing he was in front, took no chances. Both fighters claimed that hand injuries affected their performance. Due to postponements Olusegun (in Nigeria his name is given as Olusegun Ajose) had had just one fight in the previous 17 months, but is now the mandatory challenger and it will be interesting to see which of the three possibilities occur: whether the WBC press his claim and strip Morales if he does not comply, Morales meets Olusegun, or Morales gives up the title. You can discount the first and the second seems to also be improbable. Chebah, who turned pro at 16, showed plenty of skill and power of his own and at 26 he can come again. Colombian Perez, 28, had too much class and too hard a punch for experienced Mexican Meza. Perez, 28, was on top throughout. He inflicted a cut over Meza’s left eye in the fourth and a bad gash under the left eye in the fifth. He was teeing off on Meza throughout the sixth and the Mexican’s corned pulled Meza out at the end of the round. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for “Studiante” Perez who was South American amateur champion, and represented Colombia in the 2005 and 2007 World championships and the 2008 Olympics. He is rated No 5 by the WBA. Meza, 24, had lost only two of his last 18, to Brandon Rios and Mercito Gesta, so was a real test for Perez. London, England: Super Feather: Liam Walsh (12-0) W TKO 10 Paul Appleby (17-3). Light Middle: Steve O’Meara (14-2) W KO 1 Ryan Toms (9-1). A great little fight as both were looking to win inside the distance. Walsh had the early handicap of a cut from the second round, and was floored in the seventh. However, his heavier and more accurate punching began to tell and Appleby was worn down and floored and stopped in the tenth. Southpaw Walsh makes successful second defence of his Commonwealth title and has nine wins by KO/TKO. Scot Appleby, a former British champion can come again and is always in an exciting fight, and there is talk of a return match. This fight of two “non-punchers” from Middlesex ended early. O’Meara, 27, started fast scoring with some body shots then got home with a hard left hook. As the round was coming to its end another left hook crashed onto the jaw of champion Toms and it was all over. O’Meara wins BBBof C Southern Area title Ghent, Belgium: Light: Jean Pierre Bauwens (21-0-1) W PTS 10 Andriy Kudriatsev (37-9). Welter: Sasha Yengoyan (16-0-1) W KO 3 Christian Bladt (38-12-2). Light Middle: Jackson Osei Bonsu (36-5) W PTS 6 George Ungiazde (17-10). Fighting in his home town, Bauwens, 23, was well prepared for the most important fight of his career and he brilliantly passed the test. At moments he had problems with the experience of his Ukrainian opponent, but in general he was quicker, and was the guy who just wanted it the most. It was a fast paced fight with fiery exchanged which had the full house on their feet at times. Bauwens convincingly won by scores of 98-92, 98-93 and 99-92. Bauwens was rated No 15 by the EBU, but with this win over No 2 Kudriatsev, he is right in line for a shot at Gavin Rees. The 35-year-old Ukrainian had a rocky start to his career, but recently only fighters such as Paulus Moses, Anthony Mezaache and John Murray have beaten him, the last two in EBU title shots. Sasha Yengoyan made a big step in the direction of a European title knocking out Christian Bladt in three rounds. Also a big test for “The Beast from the East” Yengoyan, 26, who opened with a cracking right to the temple to show Bladt that he was in for a fight. Bladt took it well and had his own moments. Yengoyan, known for his limited boxing skills, but feared for his punching power, had Bladt under pressure in the second round but Bladt fought back and made this round a close one. Yengoyan came out more decisive for the third and after 23 seconds a left to the body dropped Bladt who did not beat the count. Yengoyan, who I believe is Armenian, but based in Belgium, now has nine wins by KO/TKO. Dane Bladt, a former European welterweight champion, had lost only one of his last nine fights. Former European welter champ Sugar Jackson, in his second fight in his new division of 154lbs, and had much more troubles then expected against Georgian Ungiadze. Ungiadze had Jackson wobbling a few times, but Jackson fought back and won by scores of 59-54 twice and 59-55. Charleville-Mezieres, France: Feather: Alex Miskirtchian (20-2-1) W PTS 12 Sofiane Takoucht (21-2). Another excellent European title fight. Georgian-born but Belgium based, Miskirtchian took the fight to the southpaw champion from the start. It was the classic battle where Miskirtchian wanted to fight inside and the better technical boxer Takoucht, 25, wanted it at a distance. Miskirtchian was setting a fast pace and as early as the fourth round the Frenchman was showing signs of exhaustion. However, he stayed in the fight with some skillful boxing although Miskirtchian was winning the rounds. Takoucht found his second breath and took to eighth and ninth, but Miskirtchian battled back to take the last two. Scores 115-113, 115-114 and 113-115. Takoucht was the top rated fighter with the IBF at No 3 (Nos 1 & 2 are vacant), so this was a big win for Miskirtchian who boxed for Belgium as an amateur is a former undefeated European Union and Belgian champ.. His last defeat was on points to Paul Truscott in 2008 and he has won seven since then, but had been inactive since March. This was Takoucht’s first defence since winning the title from Oleh Yefimovych in October 2010. Grugliasco, Italy: Cruiser: Vincenzo Rossitto (41-7-2) W TKO 5 Maurizio Lovaglio (9-8). Rossitto, 35, wins this fight for the vacant national title, as the brave Lovaglio takes a one-sided beating. Lovaglio gets the better start, but a right hook to the jaw shakes him mid way through the second, and from then on it is Rossitto’s fight. The fourth round was so one-sided that even without a knockdown it could have been scored 10-8, and the fight should have been stopped then. Instead Lovaglio suffered more punishment in the fifth, and his corner retired him at the end of the round. Now 24 wins by KO/TKO for the former Italian champion who had two unsuccessful shots at the European title and in 2008 lost a majority verdict to Jonathan Banks for the IBO title. Lovaglio, 29, had lost in a previous challenge for the Italian light heavyweight title. Belgrade, Serbia: Heavy: Jovo Pudar (27-3) W KO 2 Hector Avila (17-11-1). Easy night for 40-year-old Pudar as he floors former Argentinian cruiserweight champion three times in the third round for kayo. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for 6’4” tall Pudar, who did most of his fighting in the USA. Two of his losses were to Samuel Peter and Taurus Sykes. Soft-chinned Avila, 36, has lost eight times by KO/TKO, and it is seven fights outside Argentina and seven losses. Costa Mesa, USA: Light: Luis Ramos (20-0) W KO 5 David Rodela (15-5-3). Super Feather: Ronny Rios (16-0) W PTS 8 Roger Gonzalez (27-5). Not a noted puncher Ramos, 23, puts a sliding Rodela out with a body shot. This fight was competitive for the first couple of rounds and then Ramos started to dictate as Rodela, 29, seemed to lose the confidence to trade. Ramos well on top when one thudding left to the body puts Rodela down for the count. Ramos, who beat former WBC super feather “champion” Francisco Lorenzo in June, moves to ten wins by KO/TKO. Once considered a prospect, Rodela has lost his way completely, and now has only one win in his five fights. Both Rios and Gonzalez took this fight to close quarters over the first few rounds, and whilst 21-year-old Rios was getting the better of it, he was fighting Gonzalez’s fight. The result was that Gonzalez began to make up ground as the infighting suited him better. Rios fought on the outside using his jab more to relieve the pressure and then set up another body attack to take the last two rounds. Although Gonzalez was just not busy enough this was a close, hard fought, contests despite the scores of 78-74 twice and a way out 80-72. Rios was National Golden Glove and US Amateur champion in 2007, but lost out in the US trails to Robert Marroquin and Gary Russell Jr. “Speedy” Gonzalez ,33, has lost four in a row, but the other three were to Cornelius Lock, Yuriorkis Gamboa and Eloy Perez and his only other loss was to Jhonny Gonzalez. All tough. Philadelphia, USA:Light Middle: Ray Robinson (12-2) W TKO 7 Manuel Guzman (7-13-2). Robinson, who once boxed in the World University championships, returns with a win. The 25-year-old southpaw had lost two in a row, but to quality opposition in Brad Solomon majority verdict) and Shawn Porter. This was his first fight for almost 15 months. One win in his last ten for Guzman. Additional Commonwealth Results: All boxers Commonwealth boxers
Minto, Australia: Heavy: Lucas Browne ( 8-0) W TKO 5 Fai Falamoe (8-4-1). Heavy: Scott Lewis (4-5) W PTS 10 Alipate Liava’a (4-9). Liverpool, England: Light Heavy: Courtney Fry (14-3) W PTS 6 Jamie Ambler (9-50-2). Swindon, England: Super Middle: Kelvin Young (9-1) W PTS 10 Tony Randell (12-25-2).