Indio, USA: Light: Luis Ramos Jr (21-0) W PTS 10 Ray Beltran (25-6). Light: Omar Figueroa (14-0-1) W TKO 6 Mike Perez (15-1-1). Ramos passes another tough test, but only just. The 23-year-old southpaw had to overcome two cuts to take an unpopular unanimous decision over Beltran. The 30-year-old Arizona-based Mexican was the aggressor throughout, but Ramos used accurate countering and good lateral movement to stay in the fight. A clash of heads saw Ramos cut over the right eye in the second and his left eye was swollen after another head clash in the seventh. "Sugar" Beltran forced the fight inside in the middle rounds and Ramos punched with him. Both fighters fought hard over the last two rounds with the decision seemingly in the balance. The judges saw it for Ramos on scores of 97-93 twice and 96-94 with the last score looking the more accurate reflection of the fight. Ramos wins vacant NABA title. Beltran, who is one of Manny Pacquiao's main sparring partners, and had Freddie Roach in his corner, is 3-3 in his last six, but the losses were to good opposition. Despite taking three efforts to make the weight, Figueroa proved too strong for Perez in a battle of unbeaten fighters. Perez was in the fight in the first two rounds as he scored well to the body. From there on Figueroa was in charge with his own body attack. The Texan took the fight inside as the work rate of Perez dropped. "The Artist" (Angelo is the middle name of Michael Perez) was in trouble in the fifth, and after taking a beating in the sixth he retired at the end of the round. Key West, USA: Super Middle: Dyah Davis (21-2-1) W PTS 10 Alfonso Lopez (22-2-0). Light Middle: Denis Douglin (14-1) W PTS 8 Steve Martinez (11-1). Light: Dannie Williams (21-1) W TKO 6 Fernando Trejo (33-18-6). An awful fight saw Davis win a wide unanimous verdict over a disappointing Lopez. After a quiet first round, with very little action and plenty of clinches, the fight went downhill from there. The styles did not mix with Davis doing what scoring there was, but with no sustained exchanges. The lone contribution from Lopez, 29, was hurting Davis in the eighth, but this was a poor fight. Scores 100-90 twice and 99-91. WBA No 9 Davis, 30, the son of former Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis, has lost only one of his last 13 fights, to Aaron Pryor Jr, and scored a good win over previously undefeated Marcus Johnson last April. Lopez lost a majority decision to Kelly Pavlik in May last year, but apart from that his record has been built on poor opposition. Southpaw Douglin, 23, won a split decision in a good fight, which was made to seem even better due to the poor main event. Douglin hurt Martinez in the second, but the 21-year-old from the Bronx had the better of some of the middle rounds. It was always close with the faster counter punching of Douglin giving him a slight edge over the inside attacks of Martinez. A punch from Douglin knocked out Martinez's mouthpiece in the seventh, and they fought hard over the last round with Douglin just having the edge. Scores 77-75 twice and 75-77. St Louis prospect Dannie Williams, 27, makes it 17 wins by KO/TKO as he halts Mexican veteran Trejo in six rounds. Williams lost to WBO No 1 Eloy Perez in September 2009, but has won eight in a row since then, including victories over Manuel Leyva and Antonio Cervantes. Trejo, 37, has only lost inside the distance once, and that was due to an injury. Opelusas, USA:Light: Mason Menard (18-1-0) W PTS 8 Rynell Griffin (6-8-1). Light Middle: Bobby Bryant (13-0) W TKO 4 Tony Middlebrooks (9-7-2). Menard 23, has nothing in front of him in Griffin but has to go full eight rounds for unanimous decision. Scores 80-72 twice and 80-71. Now 15 wins in a row for Menard who beat former WBO super feather challenger Joseph Laryea in his last fight. Six losses in a row for Griffin. "The Prodigy" Bryant, 19, takes first three rounds and then launches sustained attack which brings the referees intervention. Nine wins by KO/TKO for Bryant but poor opposition. One win in his last nine fights for Middlebrooks.
Mexico City, Mexico: Fly: Edgar Sosa (44-7) W TKO 7 Rolio Golez (13-8). Light: Ramon Ayala (23-2-1) W PTS 10 Carlos Winston Velasquez (19-14-1). Golez starts well and takes the first with effective jab and good movement. The second sees Sosa take over and force Golez to fight off the ropes. Sosa applies the pressure again in the third. Golez starts the fourth well using his jab again, but again Sosa takes him to the ropes and scores heavily. It was more of the same in the fifth and sixth with Golez tiring and Sosa getting through with head shots. Sosa stepped-up his attacks in the seventh and with the gutsy Golez exhausted and taking punishment the referee stopped the fight. Former WBC light fly champion Sosa, 32, retains WBC International title in first fight since losing to Pongsaklek for WBC title in October. Golez, 24, is 6-7 in his last 13 and not in this class. "Golden Boy" Ayala, 22, wins unanimous verdict over Nicaraguan. Velasquez tried to deny Ayala room and had some success when he could get Ayala to trade. With accurate jabs and hooks Ayala dominated on the outside. Over the last two rounds Velasquez tired badly and Ayala came close to a stoppage win. Scores 99-91 twice and 97-93. Ayala beat 31-year-old Velasquez on points in 2010 and has lost only one of his last 17. Velasquez has lost 3 of his last 4, but the combined record of his three opponents added up to 64-2-1. Hollywood, USA: Light Middle: Ed Paredes (28-3-1) W KO 3 Michael Lozada (39-9-1). Feather: Jesus M Rojas (18-1-1) DREW 8 Jose Luis Araiza (29-5-1).Mexican Lozada made a mockery of the agreed weight of 150lbs by coming in at 162lbs. From the beginning Paredes, 26, was able to score, getting through with his left jab and right uppercuts. A farcical finish saw Lozada hit with a solid right, and the referee count him out whilst the apparently unhurt Mexican complained that the punch landed on the back of his head. "The Lion", rated No 12 welterweight by the WBA, now has 19 wins by KO/TKO. His only loss in his last 20 fights was to Carlos Molina. Lozada, 28, was destroyed in 72 seconds by Edwin Valero in a WBA super feather title fight in 2007. Rojas looks lucky to get a draw with the more experienced Araiza. Rojas had problems with the awkward style of the Mexican, who also had height and reach over the young prospect. Araiza looked to have done enough and one judge had it for him 77-75, but the other two each came up with a score of 76-76, making it a majority draw. The 25-year-old Rojas took 18 months out after losing to veteran Jose Angel Beranza in 2008 and has failed to impress on his return. Mexican Araiza, 32, lost in his pro debut, but then went on to win his next 29 fights. He is 0-4-1 in his last five, but all to very good opposition. Heredia, Costa Rica: Light Welter: Elvin Perez (22-5-4) W KO 5 Genaro Trazancos (22-16-1). Super Feather: Berman Sanchez (26-3-3) W KO 4 Francisco Dianzo (23-9). Perez takes a while to break down the aggressive Trazancos, but is well in front when a left hook ends the fight in the fifth. The 21-year-old Costa Rican based Nicaraguan has 16 wins by KO/TKO. Perez won only one of his first five fights. Trazancos, 37, has won only one of his last twelve fights. Vicious body attack by Sanchez slows Mexican veteran who took the count on his knees after a left to the liver in the fourth. "The Cobra" a 27-year-old Nicaraguan based in Costa Rica has 19 wins by KO/TKO. Dianzo, 40, was inactive from March 2006 to January 2011. Magdeburg, Germany: Light Heavy: Robin Krasniqi (36-2) W TKO 12 Hakim Zoulikha (16-2)). Light Heavy: Denis Simcic (26-1-0) W PTS 10 Tomas Adamek (17-5-1). Heavy: Francesco Pianeta (25-0-1) W PTS 8 Zack Page (21-38-2). Robin "Haxai" Krasniqi retains WBO European title with a stoppage of Frenchman Zoulikha. This was a close fight right up to the end. Krasniqi was the stronger, but Zoulikha was faster and pressed the action. Zoulikha had Krasniqi in trouble at the start of the fifth, but Krasniqi battled back to hurt the Frenchman in the seventh. It was an equal battle until the last third when Krasniqi began to use his height and reach to score at a distance. From then the Frenchman's workrate began to drop. Despite this the fight could still have gone either way as the last round started. The outcome was decided by a heavy right from Krasniqi which had Zoulikha staggering around the ring, and brought the referee's intervention with only five seconds to go to the final bell. The 24-year-old Serbian born Krasniqi, rated No 6 by the WBO, has won his last 35, but the opposition has been mediocre at best as 14 of those opponents had never won a fight. Zoulikha had won his last 13, but also against poor opposition, and was rated No 17 in the EU rankings, and No 5 in France, both at super middleweight. WBO No 11 Simcic, was forced to go all the way against Czech Adamek, and without really impressing, won a unanimous verdict on scores of 97-93 twice and 98-92. Simcic had problems with the longer reach and sound defence of Adamek, but had the better workrate and was more accurate. Simcic built a good lead and a strong finish from Adamek was too late to turn things around. Simcic ran out a clear winner on a unanimous verdict. He lifts the vacant WBF International title. The 30-year-old Slovenian also has a padded record with more than half of his victims never having won a fight. There was talk after the fights by their manager of either Krasniqi or Simcic challenging Nat Cleverly for the WBO title. My feeling is that Cleverly would say yes please. Czech Adamek, 31, has twice lost in shots at the European Union title, and has now lost 3 of his last 4 fights. Big Italian Pianeta won all the way against durable Page. The 27-year-old southpaw had Page down in the first and won on scores of 80-71. Page 38, has lost his last nine fights, but is unpredictable and can be a dangerous opponent when in the mood. Caseros, Argentina:Light Welter: Hernan Leandro Carrizo (12-0-1) W TKO 5 Sergio Escobar (15-15-2). Southpaw Carrizo, 25, took control from the first scoring well with right leads and left hooks. A hard combination shook Escobar in the second. Escobar tried to turn things around in the third, but lacked the punching power. The fourth saw Escobar with his back to the ropes and taking punishment. The referee gave him a standing count. Escobar survived, but was finished. At the bell for the fifth he stayed in his corner, sitting on his stool, whilst the referee counted him out. Six wins by KO/TKO for Carrizo. Escobar, 29, was given a chance in this one after an upset win over Daniel Dorrego in October. Carrizo and Escobar had fought a draw over four rounds in 2010.
Donetsk, Ukraine:Cruiser: Iago Kiladze (18-0-0) W TKO 2 Jozsef Nagy (26-11). Light Welter: Volodymyr Kravets (25-1) W PTS 10 Jevgenijs Kirillovs (9-13-1). Super Middle: Artem Redko (20-2-2) DREW 8 Sergey Beloshapkin (10-7-1). Super Middle: Server Yemurlayev (21-0) W PTS 8 Arturs Kulikauskis (7-13-3). Super Feather: Oleg Yefimovych (21-2) W PTS 8 Ferhod Oripov (10-8-1). Light: Andriy Kudryavtsev (38-9) W TKO 2 Arpad Vass (6-2). Georgian Kiladze scores two knockdowns on his way to stoppage of Hungarian Nagy. Second defence of his WBA Inter-Continental title for tall 25-year old. Nagy, 36, was giving away more than 5" in height and looked overweight. He once boxed at 159lbs, now he is 199lbs, and it is not extra muscle. Nagy won his first 17 fights but his current form is 5-9. Kiladze's record is deceptive as his opposition has been poor, but he is No 10 with the WBA. Southpaw Kravets, 30, was always in control against Latvian Kirillovs, but again the 22-year-old Latvian showed his durability by going the distance. Scores 100-90 from all three judges. The stubby Kravets, a former Olympian, was having his first fight since being stopped inside a round by Ignacio Mendoza in a big upset in August. Kirilovs, who had his first pro fight in Ireland, has only lost inside the distance twice, but has lost 12 of his last 13 fights outside Latvia. Ukrainian Redko and Russian Beloshapkin put on the best, and most competitive fight of the night. Neither showed good defence, and both were on the floor twice. Redko, 30, was down in the third and sixth rounds, but southpaw Beloshapkin was also nearly a loser having to climb off the floor twice in the fifth. Scores 78-74, 76-76 and 74-78. Yemurlayev, 26, also faced a limited but durable Latvian, and also had to settle for a wide unanimous decision. Scores 80-71, 80-72 and 80-73. The Ukrainian is rated No 7 by the WBC but it's not on the basis of his achievements as 8 of his victims have never won a fight and 7 have lost more that they have won. Obviously rated on quantity not quality. Kulikauskis is typical Latvian export as he failed to win any of his last 12 fights. Former European champion Yefimovych, 30, also found himself up against a limited but tough opponent, and also had to settle for a points win. Scores 80-73, 80-72 and 80-71. The Ukrainian "Doctor" lost his European title to Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht in October 2010 and this was his third win since then. Yefimovych made five defences of the title including wins over Esham Pickering and Andrei Isaeu. Uzbek Oripov, 26, is 1-5 in his last six. One Ukrainian did register a quick win as former European title challenger Kudryavtsev halted Hungarian Vass late in the second round. Kudryavtsev was beaten by Antonio Mezzache and John Murray in shots at the EBU crown. The only other loss for Vass, 24, was on points to flyweight Luke Wilton in September. Vass s 116lbs for that fight and 131lbs for this one.
Zlatibor, Serbia:Middle: Predrag Radosevic (25-0) W PTS 12 Ronny Gabel (9-4). Montenegrin Radosevic wins vacant IBF International title with convincing points win over German. After a slow start the better technique and strength of Radosevic, 27, sees Gabel under pressure and looking just to survive. Gabel came out of his shell in the seventh doing enough to take the round, but Radosevic came near to finishing the fight in the tenth. A former top amateur, Radosevic has been carefully protected so far and needs better opposition. Gabel, 27, had won his last five fights, but was stopped in two rounds by Billy Joe Saunders in two rounds in 2009
Las Vegas, USA: Super Bantam: Teon Kennedy (17-1-2) DRAW 10 Chris Martin (23-1-3). Light Middle: Yordenis Ugas (11-0) W PTS 8 Esteban Almarez (10-5). Feather: Jesse Magdaleno (8-0) W PTS 8 Shawn Nichol (5-8). The first ESPN/Top Rank "Friday Night Fights" of 2012 saw Kennedy and Martin stage a great little fight ending in a majority draw, with Kennedy, 25, probably just a shade unlucky not to get the decision. The Philadelphia boxer forced the fight and landed more punches, even if they were not all power shots. Martin, "The "SD Kid", also 25, had a tighter defence, and was more accurate with his shots, and looked to have built a small lead, but was just not busy enough. Over the closing rounds Kennedy fought with his right eye closed which gave him very limited vision, but he staged a stronger finish despite being hurt by a left hook in the last. Kennedy was warned a couple of times for low blows, but did not lose a point for the infringements. It was a close fight all the way. Scores were 97-93 for Kennedy and two scores of 95-95. Both had good wins on their record, Kennedy over Alex Becerra and Jorge Diaz and Martin over Chris Avalos and Charles Huerta, but both were coming off losses. Kennedy had been beaten by Alejandro Lopez in August and Martin in an upset against Jose Beranza in October. Cuban Ugas had Almarez down with a right in the first, and although Almarez survived, and fought back well, Ugas won a wide points verdict. Scores 80-71 and 79-72 twice. The 25-year-old Ugas has great amateur credentials. He was World Champion in 2005, Pan American Games champion in 2007 and was a bronze medalist in the 2008 Olympics. Back in 2004 he lost to Amir Khan in the World Junior Championships. Texan Almarez kept his record of never losing inside the distance, but has now lost 4 of his last 5 fights. Once again Jesse Magdaleno shows his class. The 20-year-old southpaw was too skilful for the game, but limited Nichol. Magdaleno won every round as the 60-54 scores from three officials illustrate. A former National Golden Gloves and United States Amateur champion, Jesse is the brother of unbeaten Diego Magdaleno, and could be the best fighter in the family. Nichol, also a southpaw, was cut in a clash of heads in the last round, and has lost six in a row, all to unbeaten fighters. London, England: Cruiser: Shane McPhilbin (8-2) W TKO 12 Leon Williams (9-4). Heavy: Sam Sexton (15-2) W TEC DEC 5 Larry Olubamiwo (10-3). Welter: Bradley Skeete (6-0) W PTS 8 Mike Frontin (3-12-1). A sensational finish sees late substitute McPhilbin come back from two knockdowns to stop Williams in the last, and win the British title. It looked like an early and easy night for Williams as he floored McPhilbin with a right in the first. Williams continued to outbox the challenger and had McPhilbin touch down briefly in the sixth. As the fight progressed McPhilbin seemed to get stronger although he lost a point in the tenth for holding. By the eleventh an exhausted Williams lost a point for a foul. Williams had earlier lost a point for throwing McPhilbin into the ropes. Despite the deductions, the champion was so far ahead that all he had to do to win was survive the last round. No chance! A left from McPhilbin put Williams down and he only just made it back to his feet. A volley of punches put him down again, and although he managed to beat the count, the follow-up attack from McPhilbin saw the referee stop the fight. Williams was making the first defence of the title he won with a controversial decision over Rob Norton in October. Midland Area champion McPhilbin, who came into the fight with only three weeks notice, had won his last five fights since moving down from heavyweight. Sexton revives his career with technical decision over Olubamiwo in bloody battle. Former Commonwealth champion Sexton, 27, made the better start scoring well with hard rights in the first. Round two went to Olubamiwo, and it was his turn to get through with some big punches. The fourth saw Sexton suffer a bad cut on his forehead in a clash of heads. The referee twice took Sexton to the corner to have the cut which was bleeding heavily examined but the fight was allowed to continue into the fifth. During the round the cut continued to bleed and the fight was stopped and went to the scorecards. The referee had Sexton in front 49-48. Sexton's losses were both to Dereck Chisora. "The War Machine" Olubamiwo, 33, was having his first fight since being blown away in 75 seconds by John McDermott in February last year. Prospect Skeete, 24, a former top amateur, floored Mauritius-born Frontin, in the first and shook him again in the second. Frontin was being outboxed all the way, although he did stage a brief rally in the fifth. Skeete boxed well within himself over the closing rounds to take a unanimous verdict by 80-71 on the referee's scorecard. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Middle: Javier Maciel (21-2) W TKO 1 Esteban Ponce (19-8-2, 1ND). Now three first round wins in a row for "The Beast". Maciel scored with a left hook and right cross that had Ponce hurt. He survived until the next left hook to the body put him down again. Whilst on his knees Ponce signaled to his corner that he was finished, and his corner threw in the towel. Ponce had got up and, as the referee had not seen the towel, Maciel attacked again. The referee then noticed the cornerman on the ring apron and stopped the fight. The 27-year-old Maciel has 15 wins by KO/TKO. He gave Dmitry Pirog a good fight when losing on a unanimous decision in a challenge for the WBO title in March 2011. "Little Bird" Ponce, 28, was out of his depth. Calgary, Canada: Light Middle: Adam Trupish (10-0) W TKO 1 Janks Trotter (7-1-1,1ND). Welter: Steve Claggett (13-1-1) W TKO 6 Ryan Wagner (4-2). Super Middle: Albert Onolunose (20-1) W PTS 8 Jason Naugler (18-15-1).Trupish massacres previously unbeaten Trotter in just 72 seconds. Trupish was firing punches from the first bell and nailed Trotter with a tremendous uppercut. The fight could and should have been stopped then as Trotter was out on his feet. Trupish landed some more heavy punches and put Trotter down at which point the fight was stopped. Now seven wins by KO/TKO for the "A-Bomb",who retains his NABA title. The 32-year-old left it late to turn pro after a long amateur career which saw him win the Canadian title in 2004/5/6 and 7 and represent Canada at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 Commonwealth Games- where he lost to Neil Perkins. Trupish is rated No 14 by the WBA. Apart from his NABA light middle title, Trupish is also Canadian champion at middle and super middle. Trotter, 27, fighting in his hometown, had won four fights in the first round, but was way out of his class. Steve Claggett, 22, gave the hometown fans something to cheer as he stopped novice Wagner in six. After an even first round Claggett was working on the inside with Wagner trying to score at range. The third saw the more accurate punching of Claggett, including hard body shots, put Wagner under pressure. Both fighters were going toe-to-toe in the fourth. In the fifth Claggett was getting on top and twice shook Wagner with rights. Finally, in the sixth, it was body shots that put Wagner down three times to force the stoppage. Now eight wins by KO/TKO for Claggett and his second win since a disputed (by Claggett's team) stoppage loss to Filipino Romeo Jakosalem in March 2011. Nigerian Onolunose continues his comeback with unanimous decision over veteran Naugler. The 31-year-old "Punisher" takes the decision on scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73. Naugler got the better start, even taunting Onolunose in the second. The third was even, but Onolunose swept the remaining rounds with a much higher workrate than the veteran. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-73. After a two round kayo loss to Grady Brewer in August 2009, Onolunose, the brother of Ermosele Albert, was out of action until November last year. "Notorious" Nagler, a former Canadian light heavy champ, was having his first fight since November 2010 and this makes eight losses in a row for him. Philadelphia, USA:Super Middle: Farah Ennis (18-1) W KO 5 Grover Young (5-5-1).Ennis shakes off the rust and kayos Young. In his first fight since an upset loss to Alex Johnson in April last year, Ennis, 29, took a couple of rounds to warm-up. The speed and precision of his punching, and some good defensive work saw "The Quiet Storm" take the first three rounds. In the fourth Ennis was starting to set himself to find a kayo punch and, despite a big effort by the 23-year-old Young, the end looked near. Ennis brought the curtain down in the fifth. A barrage of punches put Young down and out one minute into the round. Ennis, the younger brother of Dennis Ennis, looked sharp and could yet be a force. Young has one win in his last seven fights.
Offenburg, Germany: Super Middle: Robert Stieglitz (41-2) W PTS 12 Henry Webber (15-1-1). Super Middle: Arthur Abraham (33-3) W TKO 5 Pablo Farias (19-2). Heavy: Kubrat Pulev (15-0) W TKO 9 Michael Sprott (36-18). Middle: Marcos Nader (14-0) W PTS 8 Farouk Daku (13-4). Light Heavy: Dustin Dirks (23-0) W TKO 4 Sam Couzens (8-7). Super Middle: Wilberforce Shihepo (17-6) W TKO 1 Janos Olah (8-8-1). Stieglitz wins wide unanimous decision over Weber to retain WBO title. Stieglitz, 30, uses his experience to pace the bout against an inexperienced but game challenger. The early rounds saw Stieglitz scoring freely with shots from both hands as Weber tried to move forward behind a leaky high guard. Too often Weber was static allowing Stieglitz to throw fast, accurate, jabs, hooks and uppercuts, and be away before Weber could get untracked. At times it looked like a sparring session for Stieglitz although Weber did better in the middle rounds as he refused to allow Steiglitz to push him back, and scored with uppercuts inside. Although Stieglitz was always moving and throwing his punches in bunches his defence was shaky at times, and he was lucky that Weber was not a hard puncher. Stieglitz had paced the fight well and despite a strong effort from Weber in the tenth and eleventh the Russian had a storming last round to take the decision. Scores 119-110, 118-110 and 116-112. Fifth defence of his WBO title that he won by beating Alejandro Berrio in 2007for Stieglitz, and tenth win since being stopped by Librado Andrade in 2008. Weber, 23, was having his first fight scheduled for more than eight rounds. His lack of experience showed, and although on the receiving end for most of the fight, he put up a creditable showing. Stieglitz is set to face Mikkel Kessler on April 14 in Copenhagen. Abraham makes heavy work of modest Argentinian. The 31-year-old Armenian rarely threw more than ten punches in a round as he either walked forward behind a high guard and let Farias do all of the punching, or sometimes varied the scene by allowing the Argentinian to force him backwards, and again used a high guard to block the punches. Farias was quicker and buzzed around the ring throwing light jabs or quick flurries. However, the punches were powder puff type, and Abraham was just looking to land one big right. Finally in the fifth Abraham opened up and floored Farias three times, but each knockdown was occasioned by cuffing blows none of which looked hard enough to have the effect they did. Some rounds under his belt for Abraham and win No 27 by KO/TKO after losing all three of his bouts in the Super Six to Andre Dirrell, Carl Froch and Andre Ward. The beefy Farias looked flashy until the first punch landed, and then he folded. Pulev finds Brit Sprott a difficult opponent. As early as the first round a punch from Sprott opened a small cut over the left eye of the unbeaten Bulgarian. In the next four rounds Pulev, 30, was on top, but the defensive skills and some roughhouse stuff prevented Pulev from establishing control. However, from the sixth Pulev started to get his act together and had Sprott under pressure and scored with some heavy shots. A disappointing end saw Sprott retire at the end of the ninth with a shoulder injury. A good, testing bout for "The Cobra", who adds Sprott to a list that already includes Matt Skelton, Dominic Guinn, Derric Rossy and Travis Walker. He retains the IBF International title for the first time. Sprott, 36, a former British and Commonwealth champion is now 7-5 in fights in Germany. Spanish born, Austrian Nader again shows good skill, and no punch, as he easily outpoints Ugandan Daku to take the unanimous verdict. The 21-year-old Nader has only two wins by KO/TKO. Daku, 26, has lost four of his last five fights, all to unbeaten opponents. Another inside the distance win for Dirks as he halts Brit Sam Couzens in four. Now 17 wins by KO/TKO for 22-year-old Dirks, but after 23 fights you might expect him to have moved out of the eight round bouts, and be facing better opposition. In fairness to both fighters Dirks was to have faced Thomas Ulrich and Couzens was a substitute for a substitute, so took the fight at short notice. Quick win for "Black Mamba" Shihepo, 29, and he now has 14 wins by KO/TKO. The Namibian has won 8 of his last 9 with the loss being a disqualification. Hungarian Olah strictly victim material. Tijuana, Mexico: Super Bantam: Alejandro Lopez (23-2) W PTS 10 Jose Palma (15-5-2). Bantam: Felipe Orucuta (23-1) W TKO 5 Robert Castaneda (18-1-1). Light Welter: Rodolfo Quintanilla (11-0) W TKO 2 Joseph Ramos. Local boxer Lopez, 24, gives display of both varied attack and clever defence to outclass Colombian Palma. No knockdowns but a dominating display from Lopez who had beaten Teon Kennedy in his last fight in August. Scores 100-89, 99-90 and a too close 96-93. Palma's last fight was at lightweight, but no weights available. Orucuta wins clash of promising young fighter. The 26-year-old used a body attack to slow down Castaneda and finished the fight with a knockdown in the fifth. Castaneda beat the count but was in a bad way, and after a few more punches from Orucuta the fight was stopped. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for Orucuta. His only loss was to unbeaten Daniel Rosa in the final of the Azteca Tecate tournament. Castaneda, 20, found this too big a step-up from his past opposition. Nayrit puncher Quintilla floors Ramos with a heavy right in the second and the referee stops the fight. Ten win by KO/TKO for Quintanilla. Guadalajara, Mexico:Bantam: Aaron Bobadilla (7-2) W TKO 5 Rodolfo Hernandez (23-2-1,1ND). Mild upset as Bobadilla wins over Hernandez. After a quiet first round these two went to war. Both were rocked on occasion and the more accurate work of Hernandez had him on top. However, in the fifth Bobadilla got through with hard shots to the head and body. He had Hernandez trapped on the ropes and not fighting back and the referee stopped the fight just as the bell was about to be sounded to end the round. The 21-year-old was stepping up to ten rounds for the first time and has now won his last five fights. He wins the vacant IBF Youth title. For the 25-year-old "Flabby" Hernandez this was the second time he had been stopped in a fight he was expected to win. General Santos City, Philippines:Fly: Daryl Basadre (6-0) W PTS 10 Jovel Romasasa (9-4). Former top amateur Basadre, 19, wins vacant W B Foundation Asia Pacific title with wide unanimous verdict over southpaw Romasasa. Basadre came close to ending it when he had Romasasa down twice in the ninth, but Romasasa, who has not lost inside the distance, managed to survive. Scores 99-89 twice and 98-90. Basadre was in his first ten round fight.
Cebu City, Philippines :Super Fly: Albert Pagara (10-0) W TKO 3 Lowie Bantigue (21-17-7). Fly: Welbeth Loberanis (10-1) W PTS 10 Jon Ricablanca(4-33-2). "The Prince" makes it an early night with a stoppage of experienced Bantigue. Pagara, 17 and the younger brother of Jason Pagara, had Bantigue on the floor in each of the first two rounds. In the third Pagara landed a good combination to put Bantigue down again. Bantigue got up but was in no condition to continue. This was the first scheduled ten round fight for the ALA gym boxer, and his eight win by KO/TKO. Bantigue, 27, lost for the third time in a row. Loberanis, 20, also having his first ten round fight, used his edge in height and reach and better skills to easily outpoint the durable Ricablanca. Scores 98-92 twice and100-90. The fights, jointly staged by ALA and drinks company Cobra, were held in a shopping mall car park and it was a free show for the spectators
Las Vegas, USA: Super Bantam: Memo Rigondeaux (9-0) W KO 6 Rico Ramos (20-1) W. Super Fly: Matt Villanueva (7-0-1) W TKO 7 Mike Ruiz Jr (8-2-1). Super Feather: Joel Diaz (7-0) W TKO 7 Guy Robb (7-1). Welter: Javier Molina (10-1) W PTS 6 Albert Herrera (8-5-1). Cuban southpaw Rigondeux wins WBA title as he finishes champion Ramos with a body shot. The fight started badly for Ramos, 24, and gave an indication of things to come as he was floored in the first. He was badly hurt by a right that caught him on the forehead. Ramos was suddenly on shaky legs and staggered back to the ropes. Rigondeaux followed him to the ropes and threw a couple of punches which fell short, but Ramos fell forward off the ropes to the canvas without another punch landing. Ramos was up at five and got a reprieve as the referee stopped the count as Rigondeaux had not gone to a neutral corner. Ramos held and managed to survive. Rigondeaux then used his standard classic counter punching to outscore the champion over the next four rounds. By the sixth Rigondeaux looked to be well ahead and in command with Ramos finally going forward to try to change the pattern of the fight. Coming out of a short exchange Rigondeaux landed what looked like a cuff to the right side of the head of Ramos. In a confused situation Ramos walked to the ropes holding the top of his head and leant over the ropes. The referee sent Rigondeaux to a neutral corned and indicated a punch to the back of the head. The referee gave Ramos time to recover. When they were ordered to box on Rigondeaux saw his opportunity and attacked Ramos with head shots before switching to the body and a left put Ramos down and he took the count lying on his back. The 31-year-old Rigondeaux had won the interim title with a split decision over Ricardo Cordoba, and defended it in his last fight in March 2011 with a first round victory over Willie Casey. Rigondeaux had been one of the most successful amateur boxers of all time with two Olympic gold medals, two World Championships gold medals and a gold at the Pan American Games. Amongst those he beat was current IBF bantam champion Abner Mares. Having said all of that, the Cuban does not have an exciting style. He is a great mechanic, but does not take chances and TV likes action not chess games. Ramos was making the first defence of the title he won by kayoing Akifumi Shimoda in July. He showed no fire in this fight, allowing Rigondeauz to put him off his game with pushed jabs and feints. Ramos has a rebuilding task ahead, but at 24 can come again. Villaneuva looked to be on his way to an early night when he put Ruiz down in the second. However, Ruiz survived and got back into the fight, until Villaneuva nailed him again in the seventh to force the stoppage. All of 25-year-old Villaneuva's wins have come by KO/TKO, and the draw was a technical one. Southpaw Ruiz, 22, has now lost his last two. A total war saw Diaz halt Robb in seven. Diaz, 19, took the first as he scored well with rights. Robb came back at Diaz in the second and put Diaz down with a right. Diaz beat the count and then put Robb down twice in the third. Robb was far from finished and seemed to have taken the next three rounds as he used superior strength to force Diaz to fight off the ropes. The end came in the seventh when a punch from Diaz hurt Robb badly and the referee stepped in. Former amateur star Molina, 22, bounced back from an upset loss to Artemio Reyes in October with a unanimous verdict over Herrera. A left hook decked Herrera in the first and then Molina counter punched his way to a win. Scores 58-55 twice and 59-54. Molina was US amateur champion in 2007 beating Karl Dargan, Danny O'Connor and Brad Solomon on the way to the title. He also won the US Olympic trials, again beating O'Connor, and also Danny Garcia. The big prizes eluded him as he lost to Bradley Saunders in the 2007 World Championships and was eliminated in the first series of the 2008 Olympics. Only one win in his last seven now for Herrera. Liverpool, England: Light: Emiliano Marsili (24-0-1) W TKO 7 Derry Matthews (29-6-1). Light Middle: Jason Ball (5-5-1) W TKO 7 Steve Harkin (5-3-2). Light Middle: Joe Selkirk (8-0) W TKO 5 Ryan Toms (9-2-1). Matthews shows guts but beaten by better man. Matthews is the busier and throwing lots of punches, but Italian champion Marsili, 35, shows good defence and is the harder puncher. Matthews hampered by serious nose damage. Matthews busier and throwing more punches, but Marsili getting through constantly with right jab and following rights but Matthews lands big right which has the Italian on unsteady legs. In the sixth, after taking Marsili to the ropes and throwing a succession of light punches, Matthews is himself forced to the ropes and Marsili lands four consecutive right uppercuts and a left to the body which puts Matthews down. He is up at eight and the bell rings before Marsili can do more damage. Matthews opens brightly again in the seventh, but Marsili gets on top landing with more right uppercuts. Matthews on the ropes with his face smeared with blood as the referee stops the fight with Matthews protesting. Marsili wins vacant IBO title. A good class amateur, Marsili did not turn pro until he was 27. Matthews, 28, after four wins and a technical draw, finds his career stuttering again. He loses inside the distance for the sixth time, but talks of return with Marsili in Italy. "Daddy Cool" Ball from Doncaster wins vacant Central Area title with stoppage of Harkin. Ball suffered a cut below his left eye in the fourth but wore Harkin down and floored and stopped him in seventh. Having lost four in a row in 2011, Ball, 28, has bounced back with two wins and a draw. Former ABA champion Selkirk took a while to shake the rust after only having one fight in the last year. He generally outboxes Toms and, although getting caught too often with counters, looks on his way to a win. The stoppage in the fifth was due to a badly swollen right eye. Prospect Selkirk had been sidelined with injuries and will get better with more activity. Baradero, Argentina: Super Bantam: Miguel Caceres (27-32-7) W PTS 10 Fabian Orozco (14-2-2). Upset as unrated "Cobra" Caceres wins unanimous verdict over Argentinian No 2 Orozco. The fight was competitive in the early rounds, but then the speed and counter punching skills of the experienced southpaw Caceres, 25, dominated. In the end it was an easy victory. Scores 99 ½ -93, 99 ½ -91 ½ and 99-93 ½. "Demon" Orozco had been unbeaten in his last 14. Nice, France: Bantam: Tony Settoul (11-2) W PTS 10 Yoan Boyeaux (10-4). French No 4 rated Settoul beats local boxer Boyeaux to lift French title. The aggression and work rate of Settoul in the early rounds made the difference. Boyeaux spent too long under pressure and boxing on the back foot to ever look like winning. The champion had a good fourth round, and gave it his best shot in the last two rounds, but too little too late. Scores 98-92 twice and 97-93. Settoul, 25, rebuilding after shock one round loss to Nicaraguan journeyman Rey Cajina. First defence of his title for Boyeaux, 24. He had himself won the title with an upset win over Jerome Arnould. His other losses have been to Jerome Thomas (a split decision), Josh Wale and Carl Frampton. Rome, Italy: Super Middle: Giovanni De Carolis (14-4) W TKO 3 Blas Miguel Martinez (16-4). Feather: Mario Pisanti (10-1) W TKO 2 Laszlo Provits (3-10). With De Carolis having a big edge in height and reach Swiss-born Martinez takes the fight inside where he scores well with short hooks. De Carolis finds the range at the start of the second, but Martinez comes back strongly at the end of the round. All over in the third as, after a fairly even round, De Carolis nails Martinez with a left to the body, a right uppercut to the chin and another body shot, and as Martinez falls heavily the referee promptly stops the fight. De Carolis, 27, wins vacant WBC Mediterranean title, having previously been unsuccessful in two shots at the Italian title and one at the European Union title. Martinez, 30, had previously challenged unsuccessfully for the Spanish title. Hungarian Provits suffers scary stoppage at hands of Pisanti. The 32-year-old Italian southpaw scored a knockdown in the first then two more in the second and when a right hook to the chin put Provits down again the fight was stopped. There was some concern over Provits who was taken to hospital as a precaution. Pisanti was Italian amateur champion five times and did not turn pro until he was 29. He has the dubious honour of having lost on a first round kayo to an opponent with a 0-16 record. This was his sixth win since that disaster. Provits, 21, has lost his last nine fights, eight by KO/TKO, and all inside three rounds. Someone needs to save him from himself. Woodland Hills, USA:Light Welter: Cleotis Pendarvis (14-3-2) W PTS 8 Jose Lugo (12-17-1). A predictable win for Pendarvis. The 25-year-old southpaw was too fast and too skilful for poor Lugo. Pendarvis found the plodding Mexican an easy target although Lugo had some success when he could get close and score with hooks. Scores 79-73 from all three judges. Four wins in a row for Pendarvis. Lugo has won just two of his last 17 fights.
Ensenada, Mexico: Feather: Daniel Ponce De Leon (42-4) W TKO 6 Omar Estrella (15-4-2,1ND) Bantam: Leo Santa Cruz (19-0-1) W TKO 4 Alejandro Hernandez (24-9-2). Light Heavy: Marco Periban (16-0) W PTS 8 Jesus Nerio (10-1). Super Bantam: Khabir Suleymanov (13-1) W PTS 6 Roberto Lopez (30-23-1). Former WBO bantam champion De Leon, 31, gets back in the win column as he floors and stops Estrella. The fight was one-sided apart from a few moments in the second. De Leon scored heavily in the first. That encouraged him to go looking for the finish in the second only to be floored by a right. De Leon got up and was not badly hurt. Estrella was allowed to take too much punishment in the following rounds. Finally in the sixth with Estrella trapped on the ropes, a flurry of punches put him down and the referee stopped the fight without bothering to complete the count. Southpaw De Leon had lost to Adrian Broner and Yuriorkis Gamboa in his last two fights. Despite having lost only one of his last ten fights, Estrella, 24, was in over his head. Santa Cruz, 23, continues unbeaten as Hernandez retires with an injured arm at the end of the fourth. Santa Cruz uses height and reach to dominate the first two rounds and then steps up the pace in the third and fourth scoring freely with both hands. Hernandez bows out at the end of the round. Santa Cruz, with wins over Jose Lopez, Everth Briceno and a kayo of Belgian Stephane Jamoye, looks a very good prospect. "Little Clown" Hernandez, lost to Omar Narvaez for the WBO flyweight title in 2008. The lanky Periban, 27, just could not put Nerio away and had to go the full eight to take the unanimous verdict. Late substitute Nerio's record given as 15-2. Russian Suleymanov, 31, finds veteran Lopez a tricky customer and is frustrated by constant holding by 38-year-old Mexican. An untidy fight sees Sulyemanov do just enough to take the majority verdict Guadalajara, Mexico: Light: Miguel Vazquez (30-3) W PTS 12 Ameth Diaz (30-11,1ND). Welter: Daniel Sandoval (24-2) W KO 2 Juan Jesus Rivera (9-7). Vazquez takes an early look at what Panamanian Diaz brings to the fight and then proceeds to outbox the limited, but dangerous "Cloroformo". The IBF champion has just too much of everything and almost pitches a shut out after that opening study period. Scores of 120-107 twice and 119-108 tell the story. Third defence of IBF title for Vazquez. His three defeats have been (in his first pro fight) to Saul Alvarez, Tim Bradley and Alvarez again. He has won his last eight. Diaz had earned his title shot with an upset stoppage of Lenny Zappavigna in August. "Galena" Sandoval, 20, hits too hard for late substitute Rivera and puts him away in second. All of Sandoval's wins have come by KO/TKO, 22 of them in the first three rounds. The only fight to go the distance was a six round points loss to fellow prospect Armando Robles in 2010. Liverpool, England: Heavy: David Price (12-0) W KO 1 John McDermott (26-7). Light Heavy: Paddy McDonagh (8-0) W PTS 10.John Waldron (5-7). All over in 73 seconds as David Price again shows his punching power by flooring McDermott three times. McDermott came out throwing rights to try to take Price by surprise. Instead McDermott was nailed with a right uppercut which put him down. He got up and went forward again only to be floored by another right. This time McDermott looked very shaky, and another right put him down and out. In his previous two fights the 6'8" from Liverpool had stopped Raphael Butler in one round and unbeaten Tom Dallas in two. Three times ABA champion, a Commonwealth gold medalist and winner of an Olympic bronze, Price continues to impress, and a fight with Tyson Fury would be a big drew. McDermott, 31, had lost four in a row, twice each to Danny Williams (a majority decision and split decision) and Tyson Fury, but had bounced back with a 75 seconds blowout of Larry Olubamiwo in his last fight in February 2011. However, this could be the end of the line for McDermott. McDonagh, 20, wins vacant Irish title with wide points verdict over former champion Waldron. Referee's score 99-91. Southpaw McDonagh is still looking for his first win inside the distance. Five losses in a row for 36-year-old Waldron. Hamilton Township, USA: Light Heavy: Omar Sheika (31-11) W PTS 10 Charles Hayward (7-4). Super Middle: Derrick Webster (12-0) W TKO 1 Brian Bernard (10-11-2). Returning after an indefinite suspension Omar Sheika 34, making another attempt at rejuvenating his boxing career wins a majority decision over novice Hayward. Back in April 2011 Sheika had lost a wide verdict to modest Garrett Wilson. He was then handed a suspension for his own good. Sheika decided on a comeback, and past all the required tests-except the one in the ring where he looked nothing like the fighter who had two shots at the WBC title and one each at the WBO and IBF titles. Scores 97-93, 95-94 and 95-95, Southpaw Webster, 29, took just 40 seconds to dispose of poor Bernard. Seven wins by KO/TKO for "Take It To The Bank". Bernard, 36, is 2-7 in his last nine with all seven of those losses by KO/TKO New York, USA: Light Welter: DeMarcus Corley (38-19-1) W PTS 10) Gabriel Bracero (18-1). Cruiser: Ran Nakash (26-1) W PTS 8 Derek Bryant (20-7-1). Feather: Luis Orlando Del Valle (15-0) W PTS 8 Jose Beranza (34-22-2). Light Heavy: Shane Monaghan (12-0) W PTS 8 Billy Bailey (11-14). Welter: Alex Perez (15-0,1ND) W TKO 2 Josh Sosa (10-2). The scene was set for this fight in the second round. After a quiet first round a punch from former WBO champion Corley opened a bad cut over Bracero's right eye. It then got worse for Bracero as a right dropped him near the end of the round, and he only just survived. Just when Bracero seemed to have steadied himself in the third he was floored again, this time by a left. Once again Bracero seemed to have got his act together as he had a good fourth. He was put down again briefly in the fifth from a left, but was not badly hurt. With southpaw Corley, 37, looking for another big punch Bracero kept his boxing together, won the sixth and seventh and floored Corley briefly with a right in the eighth. Bracero knew he was behind and tried to stage a big finish, but the last two rounds were close. Scores 94-92 twice and 96-90. "Chop Chop" Corley broke a streak of six losses in a row to a mixture of world class fighters such as Marcos Maidana and Lucas Matthysse and prospects such as Thomas Dulorme and Ruslan Provodnikov. Corley wins NABF title. First loss for 30-year-old Puerto Rican Bracero, who showed guts to get up from the knockdowns, but he does not have the punching power to turn the tide when he needs to. Israeli Nakash returns to action for the first time since a loss to Marco Huck for the WBO title in April last year, and wins every round against veteran Bryant. Once he had shaken off any rust former kick boxing and martial arts competitor Nakash took control with Bryant settling for going the distance. Scores 80-72. Southpaw Bryant, 40, was having his first fight for 18 months and only his second since 2008. Puerto Rican Del Valle, 24, a former National Golden Gloves champion, continued unbeaten run with a points win over grizzled Mexican veteran Beranza. "Orlandito" had the speed, the youth and the skills, but Beranza always comes to fight and he made the young Puerto Rican fight hard for his win. Scores 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74. Del Valle continues to look a good prospect. Beranza, 35, is 2-7 in his last nine, but wins over Chris Martin, Ivan Hernandez and Vernie Torres show he can't be taken lightly. It looked as though Bill Bailey would be going home early in this one. Monaghan floored the 33-year-old Californian with a right in the second, and only the bell saved Bailey. However, Bailey has only lost once inside the distance, to Brandon Gonzalez in 2008. Monaghan continued to score with hard shots, but Bailey pressed the action despite the punishment. From the fifth Monaghan stopped mixing it with Bailey and boxed on the outside to win the unanimous decision. Scores 80-71 twice and 79-72. Southpaw Perez destroyed Sosa in two rounds. A right dropped Sosa in the first and after a second knockdown in the third the fight was stopped. This was the first fight since June for Perez, 29, who has nine wins by KO/TKO. Texan Sosa had not fought in almost a year. Philadelphia, USA: Light Middle: Gabriel Rosado (19-5) W TKO 5 Jesus Soto Karass (24-7-3,1ND). Heavy: Bryant Jennings (12-0) W PTS 10Maurice Byarm (13-1-1). Welter: Ray Robinson (12-2) Doel Carrasquillo (16-18-1). Big win for Rosado as he halts experienced Karass in five. Rosado takes control from the first round and opens a cut over the left eye of Karass in the second as the 29-year-old Mexican suddenly looks an old fighter. Rosado too quick for Karass and finds the Mexican an easy target throughout. Karass tried to match the "King" and concentrated his attack on the body. The cut seemed to give Rosado all the impetus he needed and he was landing heavily at the end of the fourth. He rocked Karass with a right in the fifth, and with Karass backed into a corner, Rosado followed up with a range of hard shots that saw the referee step in and stop the fight. In the past Rosado has lost the important fights-Fernando Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo and Derek Ennis-but wins over James Moore, Kassim Ouma and Saul Roman show the 26-year-old Philadelphian has talent. Four losses (two to Mike Jones) and a no decision in his last five now for Karass .A clash of local hopefuls sees Jennings take close unanimous decision over southpaw Byarm. Whilst never dominating the fight Jennings, 27, had the better technical skills and accuracy. Jennings took the early rounds and staged a strong finish with Byarm having his best spell in the middle rounds. Scores 96-94 twice and 97-93. "Bye-Bye Jennings wins vacant Pennsylvanian title. Southpaw Robinson too good for experienced loser Carrasquillo. The speed and movement of Robinson stop Carrasquillo from bringing the fight inside and Robison boxes his way to unanimous verdict. Scores 79-73 twice and 78-74. Robinson, 25, lost to Frankie Gavin in a Junior Olympics bout at flyweight back in 2002 and came up short in the big amateur tournaments. His losses have been to Brad Solomon, a majority decision, and Shawn Porter, so no disgrace there, but after just one fight in each of 2009, 2010 and 2011, he needs to be more active. Puerto Rican Carrasquillo, 38, was fresh from a stoppage win over Shamone Alvarez in October. Caseros, Argentina: Welter: Juan Bonanni (17-2-2) W KO 3 Hector Santana (13-2). Bonanni outclasses Santana. A right cross floors Santana in the first but he holds out until the bell. Santana has some success in the second scoring with counters but at the end of the round Bonanni hands out more punishment, scoring with a right to the chin and a left to the body, which shake Santana. All over in the third as two head shots put Santana down. He gets up, but the referee takes the count to ten as Santana's corner throw the towel into the ring. Rated No 4 in Argentina, this was the fourth win for Bonanni since back-to-back losses to Gumersindo Carrasco and Angel Aguirre. Halifax, Canada: Bantam: Tyson Cave (16-2) W PTS 8 Saturnino Nava (9-12-1). Once he had paid a forfeit for coming in 3lbs over the stipulated weight the rest was easy for Cave. The "Prince of Hali" wins every round against Mexican in all-southpaw fight. Has a big fifth round, but Nava there just to survive-and does. Scores 80-72 from each Judge. No surprise as Cave had won every round against Nava when they fought in June. Cave needed a win after technical decision loss to Filipino AJ Banal in July. Only one win in his last six fights for Nava Seinajoki, Finland: Cruiser: Juho Haapoja (17-2-1,1ND) W PTS 12 Ian Tims (9-1). Welter: Jussi Koivula (11-0) W PTS 8 Jarkko Jussila (4-1). Heavy: Jarno Rosberg (13-0,1ND) W PTS 6 Pavel Dolgovs (8-17-2). Haapoja, 31, retains European Union title in first defence, but is pressed all the way by the strong Tims. Haapoja takes the first couple of rounds with cool boxing and pressure. Tims punches with the Finn and looks to have evened things out by taking the third and fourth. Haapoja counters Tims aggression with good counters in the middle rounds and hurts Tims with a shot in the eighth. It was fairly even in the ninth, but Tims had a better tenth as Haapoja seemed to tire. . Haapoja swing the fight his way with a strong eleventh but there was never much in the fight. This one could have gone either way. Scores 115-113 twice and 116-112. Koivula, 28, remains unbeaten. Jussila, 32, hampered by a cut, but makes former amateur star fight all the way. Scores 78-75 twice and 78-74. Koivula was Finnish amateur champion 2002/3/4/5, lost to Frankie Gavin in the European championships, and represented Finland at the 2005 and 2007 World championships. Southpaw Rosberg makes heavy weather of edging out Latvian Dolgovs. Despite big edge in height and reach, Rosberg just scrapes by on scores of 60-55, 58-56 and 58-57. Rosberg was also a top amateur, but is not really progressing. The no decision was when he beat Haapoja but tested positive for a banned substance. Dolgovs, 32, has just one win in his last nine fights. Jilotepec da Molina Enriquez, Mexico: Bantam: Julio Ceja (18-0) W TKO 4 Ronald Barrera (30-9-2). Light Fly: Luis Ceja (21-1-3) W PTS 12 Carlos Ruiz (11-1). Good night for the Ceja brothers. Julio, 19, looks a real threat in this division as he destroyed the experienced Colombian in two rounds. Julio scores with hard punches to the body in the first. He continues to punish Barrera in the second and third, and opens a cut on the left eyebrow of Barrera in the third. A right uppercut drove Barrera to the ropes in the fourth and two left hooks dump the Colombian on the canvas. The referee does not bother with the count. "Little Chicken" who was moving up from super flyweight, wins the vacant WBC Fecarbox title. He now has 17 wins by KO/TKO, the last 16 in a row. "El Indio" Barrera, 27, has had four shots at world titles from strawweight to light flyweight, and had beaten Mexican prospect Arturo Badilla in December. Elder brother Luis, 21, retains WBC Fecarbox title in a good fight with unbeaten 26-year-old Argentinian "Bad Boy" Ruiz. Both looking to dominate early with Ceja edging ahead with a strong attacks in the third and fourth. Ceja took the fifth with lefts to the body, but Ruiz came back to win the sixth with his more accurate punches. Ceja just edged an exciting seventh and had the Argentina bleeding heavily from the nose in the eighth. At the end of that round Ceja was ahead 78-74 on two cards and by 77-76 on the third. The ninth and tenth were painful for Ruiz as his face began to show the effects of Ceja's shots, but Ruiz went for broke in the last two rounds, only to lose the unanimous verdict by scores of 116-112 twice and 115-113. Luis is now unbeaten in his last 16. Ruiz put up a game showing and made the local favourite fight hard all the way. San Juan, Puerto Rico:Super Fly: David Quijano (14-2-1) W PTS 10 Javier Gallo (18-5-1). A good all-action fight saw Puerto Rican Quijano, 25, wear down game Gallo to earn a unanimous verdict. Gallo had a good start being the aggressor and scoring with good shots to the head and body. The fight slowly changed as Quijano began to use his better boxing to pile up points on the outside. He cut Gallo in the fifth, and also got through with heavy body punches. Gallo tired and slowed under the body shots and Quijano left no doubt over the outcome as he forced an exhausted Gallo to take a knee in the last. Scores 98-91 twice and 96-93. Quijano getting back in the win column after loss to Juan Mercedes in April 2011. Gallo, 28, had beaten Jose Luis Araiza and took former WBC light fly champion Rodel Mayol to a majority decision in May last year.
Blagnac, France: Light: Samir Ziani (10-0-1) W PTS 10 Ruudy Encarnacion (23-23-3). Hometown fighter Ziani, 21, retains WBC International Silver title for the first time with a unanimous decision over Dominican Republic born "Black Wolf" Encarnacion. Not a puncher, despite knocking down his challenger with a left hook in the second, southpaw Ziani does a Henry Armstrong imitation with his non-stop style ,which gives Encarnacion no chance to get into the fight. Scores 100-90, 99-90 and 98-91. First fight for Ziani since winning the title in July by beating Carel Sandon. The durable Encarnacion, 32, lost to Kevin Mitchell on an eighth round stoppage back in 2009, but was fresh from an upset stoppage win over Innocent Anyanwu in November. Tokyo, Japan: Fly: Takuya Kogawa (18-2) W PTS 10 Shigetaka Ikehara (22-2-2). Similar situation in this Japanese title fight as Kogawa, 26, not a hard puncher, used a windmill style of light punches to outpoint a disappointing Ikehara. Kogawa was not always accurate with his shots, but Ikehara, although landing the harder punches, just could not get untracked. Although the judges had it close Ikehara just did not do enough to offset the busier Kogawa. Scores 96-95 twice and 96-94. Kogawa, the WBC No 13, and a former undefeated OPBF champion, lost a wide unanimous decision to Pongsaklek Wonjongkam for the WBC title in his last fight in July. Ikehara, 30, had lost in seven rounds against Rocky Fuentes for the OPBF title in 2010, but had won his last two fights. Oklahoma City, USA:Light Middle: Grady Brewer (29-14) W PTS 8 Edvan Dos Santos Barros (11-12-1). Oklahoma resident "Bad Boy" Brewer, 41, eases back after losses to Demetrius Andrade and Mike Medina, but is unimpressive in wining unanimous decision over 31-year-old Brazilian. Brewer in command but can't find a finish. All three officials have it 78-74. For a while Brewer was hot scoring wins over Fernando Guerrero, Albert Onolunose and Anthony Thompson, but those two losses derailed him. Brewer has been matched tough with guys such as Kelly Pavlik, Jermain Taylor, Sechew Powell and Marco Antonio Rubio and can at least claim to be the last guy to beat IBF light middle champ Cornelius Bundrage. Barros has just two wins in his last ten fights.
Airway Heights, USA: Welter: Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1) W TKO 6 David Torres (21-3-2). Light: Ji-Hoon Kim (23-7) W PTS 8 Yakubu Amidu (20-3-1). Heavy: Shane Andreesen (12-3) W PTS 8 Raphael Zumbano (31-5-1). Russian Provodnikov adds another win as he is just too strong for Torres. Provodnikov, 28, has no frills, he is a strong aggressive fighter with plenty of stamina and a high workrate. He never gave Torres a chance to get into the fight, flooring the Washington fighter with a right in the first, and using a good jab and hard rights to stay in charge. Torres suffered a cut under his right eye, but also inflicted damage around the left eye of Provodnikov. However, Torres had neither the strength nor the skill to change the pattern of the fight. Finally, in the sixth, a tiring Torres made a last desperate throw to turn things around, but once Provodnikov fought his way off the ropes Torres wilted. A big right cross sent Torres back and down to the floor. He got up on the nine, but was bloody and shaken. He tried to take the fight to Provodnikov, but a left followed by another hard right sent him down on the edge of the ring apron, and the fight was stopped. Now 14 wins by KO/TKO for Provodnikov who had trained with Freddie Roach as part of the preparation for this fight. The Russian, who had approximately 150 amateur fights, and was European Cadet Champion (at 105lbs) has wins over Ivan Popoca, former IBF champion Javier Jauregui and DeMarcus Corley. His loss was to Mauricio Herrera on a close decision in January last year. Torres, 33, between 2003 and 2008, won 20 fights in a row before losses to Julio Diaz and Ray Beltran de-railed him. He had bounced back from the Beltran loss with draws against Santos Pakau and Mike Stewart, but had not fought since the draw with Stewart in February last year. He showed plenty of guts, but may have nowhere to go after this loss. Korean "Volcano" Kim wins unanimous decision over tough Amidu. Kim, 25, only knows one way to fight, and that is going forward throwing punches until the other guy wilts. Ghanaian Amidu is also a tough customer, so there was plenty of action with both men rocked. Amidu had the better of the second round, but Kim rocked the African with hard rights in the third and fourth, only for Amidu to blast back in the fifth and sixth. Gradually Kim went ahead due to the volume, accuracy and variety of his punching, and took the unanimous decision on scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Kim had a good spell when he beat Zolani Marali (for the IBO super feather title) and Ty Harris and stopped Panamanian Ameth Diaz inside a round (Diaz has just taken Miguel Vazquez the full distance in an IBF title fight). However, he lost a wide unanimous decision to Vazquez for the IBF title, and in a major upset was blown away in 101 seconds by Lenny Zappavigna in October 2010. This was his second fight since then. "Black Mamba" Amidu, 27, took world rated South African Ali Funeka to a majority decision in 2007, but was stopped in seven rounds by Ricky Burns for the Commonwealth super feather title in 2008. He was then inactive for two years before moving his base to the US, where he had scored four wins. Canadian "Shotgun Andressen springs minor upset with unanimous verdict over Brazilian. The 6'4" Andressen was the busier and simply outworked the 30-year-old Zumbano. Andressen had lost 3 of his last 4, but the win was in his last fight in June when he kayoed previously unbeaten Jonte Willis. Zumbano had won his last 15 including collecting the World International Boxing Federation title! Puerto Colombia, Colombia: Welter: Breidis Prescott (25-4) W KO 3 Joel Cassiani (6-10-1). Prescott returns home for easy win. In his first fight in Colombia since 2007, Prescott puts poor Cassiani down and out in third. Prescott, 28, was coming off losses to Paul McCloskey and Mike Alvarado. He now has 20 wins by KO/TKO. Cassiani has lost 9 of his last 10 fights. Giza, Egypt Light Heavy: Hany Atiyo (12-0) W PTS 10 Mazur Ali (7-8). "Egyptian Hurricane" regains national title as he outclasses New York resident Ali. Atiyo, 28, who also holds the ABU title, wins on scores of 118-108 twice and 117-109. Ali, 36, has lost 7 of his last 8 fights. Georgetown, Guyana: Welter: Simeon Hardy (7-0) W KO 9 Iwan Azore (14-5-3). Inexperienced Hardy kayos Azore to settle grudge match. There was bad blood between these two from the time the contract was signed. Both went out looking for an early finish. Hardy shook Azore with a right in the third. In the fourth another right put Azore down. He got up and survived the round. "Candyman" Hardy was in front on all three cards at the end of the eighth, but tiring. In the ninth another right hand bomb from Hardy pout Azore down, and this time he was on the canvas for a number of minutes. Six wins by KO/TKO for the 25-year-old Hardy who wins WBC Cabofe title. "Pure Gold" Azore, from Trinidad and Tobago, had been stopped in three rounds by Ionut Dan Ion in three rounds in July. Arezzo, Italy: Light Middle: Adriano Nicchi (17-3-2) W PTS 10 Domenico Salvemini (6-1). Light Welter: Michele Di Rocco (32-1-1) W PTS 6 Laszlo Komjathi (43-38-2). A good title fight where the respective styles kept the action hot with the experience of home town fighter Nicchi making the difference. Salvemini's tactics were to back Nicchi up and score with hooks on the inside. Nicchi' s fast, accurate counters, and good defence made Salvemini pay as he came inside. Nicchi, 31, also paced the fight better which was important over the late rounds. An all-action seventh round saw them go toe-to-toe, but Salvemini was tiring by the end of the round, and began to show the signs of the counters he had taken, as his right eye was closing in the eighth. Nicchi swept the ninth and tenth as Salvemini tired, and retained his Italian title on scores of 98-92, 97-94 and 96-94. Second defence for Nicchi, whose only loss in his last 13 was to Lenny Bottai. For Salvemini, 27, having only just stepped up to the eight round class in his previous fight, he showed he can come again. Just a walk in the park for "The King" Di Rocco as he floored veteran loser Komjathi in the third and fifth rounds on his way to an easy points victory. Now 15 wins in a row for Di Rocco. A former Italian amateur champion in 2001/2/3 and a quarter finalist at the 2004 Olympics, Di Rocco, 29, a former Italian and European Union champion, has been well protected. In March he will try to regain the European title he lost to Giuseppe Lauri in 2007. Komjathi, 36, is 0-14 in his fights in Italy, and has won only 2 of his last 21 fights. He lost on points to Amir Khan in 2006 and also lost to both Souleymane M'baye and Marcos Maidana. Petropavl, Kazakhstan: Bantam: Zhanat Zhakiyanov (17-1) W KO 1 Lookdiaw (7-4). All over early as Hatton Promotions fighter Zhakiyanov flattens poor Thai after just two minutes of the first. The 24-year-old, fighting in his hometown, retains the WBC ABC title and makes it twelve wins in a row. He has ten wins by KO/TKO. Southpaw Lookidaw, 35, was out for a few minutes and needed help to leave the ring. Some give the Thai's record as 17-7, but what is certain is that he has lost his last four, all by TKO/KO in under three rounds. Trnava, Slovakia:Light Heavy: Tomas Kovacs (20-0) W PTS 8 Steve Kroekel (16-18-2). Middle: Istvan Szili (14-0) W TKO 3 Jetmir Kugi (6-1). Slovakian "Tomi Boy" Kovacs, 34, returns to action with a win. In his first fight for almost a year WBO European champ Kovacs was streets ahead of German Kroekel, but could not finish the job. Scores 80-72, 80-73 and 79-73. "Spartan" Szili makes it 14 wins by stopping Albanian in three. Six wins by KO/TKO for Hungarian who represented his country at two World Championships and won a gold medal at the European Union championships.
Rotherbaum, Germany: Light Heavy: Juergen Braehmer (37-2) W TKO 4 Jose Maria Guerrero (29-3-1). Cruiser: Firat Arslan (32-5-1) W TKO 2 Orlando Farias (23-11). Cruiser: Rakhim Chakhkiev (12-0) W PTS 10 Alex Kotlobay (21-3-1). Heavy: Denis Boystov (30-0) W KO 4 Darnell Wilson (24-14-3). Heavy: Ruslan Chagaev (28-2-1) W PTS 8 Kertson Manswell (22-4). Middle: Rafael Bejeran (14-1) W PTS 12 Daniel Urbanski (21-8-3). Feather: Marcel Meyerdiercks (21-0) W PTS 8 Roberto Santos de Jesus (13-5). Super Feather Vitali Tajbert (22-2) W PTS 8 Jose Luis Graterol (14-11-4). Heavy: Vlad Tereshkin (14-0-1) W DIS 5 Evgeny Orlov (13-11-1). Braehmer, 33, stops Spaniard on a cut in his first fight since April 2010. Guerrero took the fight to Braehmer from the start. Coming in behind a high guard, Guerrero would then let fly with a flurry of light punches. Braehmer was happy to fight on the retreat scoring with hard counters. In the second a wicked left uppercut to the chin from southpaw Braehmer sent the Spaniard stumbling backwards. He tumbled to the side and put one glove on the canvas, but was up straight away and took the mandatory eight count. Despite this Guerrero continued to walk in whilst Braehmer threw more uppercuts. Finally in the fourth Braehmer started to go forward landing hard hooks to the body. The end came when the referee took Guerrero to his corner to have a nose injury and a cut examined by the Doctor, who ordered the fight stopped. Braehmer looked a bit rusty, but showed some powerful punching. The German lost his WBO title when was stripped for pulling out of a fight with Nate Cleverly at short notice. Guerrero, 35, was not badly hurt at the stoppage but, he lacked the power to hurt Braehmer. Guerrero, 35, lost to Mario Veit for the European super middle title in 2003, and put up a good showing against Braehmer.. Arslan stops Argentinian with body shots. This was a hunt as Farias sped around the ring scoring with quick, light flurries whilst Arslan just walked forward behind a high guar just trying to corner Farias. The end in the second came from a southpaw left to the body with put Farias down ne beat the count, but was floored by another body shot and before the count was completed just walked back to his corner and out of the fight. Third win for the former WBA secondary champion since returning from back-to-back losses to Guillermo Jones and Steve Herelius. Farias, 38, loses when he steps up. "The Machine" Chakhkiev rolls on. Kotolbay never in the fight as Russian southpaw Chakhkiev, 29, just too strong and punches too hard. Kotlobay, also Russian, hurt at the end of both the first and second rounds and floored in the third with a body shot. He loses his WBC Baltic title on scores of 100-89 twice and 99-89. Chakhkiev was a World Championships silver medal winner and took the gold at the 2008 Olympics. Kotlobay, 31, was halted in one round by Enzo Maccarinelli for the European title in 2010. Boystov wins without extending himself. Wilson, small and overweight, just uses weak jab and wild overhand rights to unsettle Russian. Boystov, 25, content to walk Wilson down without really landing anything big. Finally a hard right at the end of the third hurts Wilson and at the start of the fourth a right cross puts the American down. Wilson makes no effort to rise and is counted out on one knee. WBC/WBA No 4 Boystov has 25wins by KO/TKO. He has beaten Ondrej Pala, Vinny Maddalone and Taras Bidenko, but this was only his second fight in 15 months. Wilson, 37, has won only one of his last eight, and that was over an injured Juan Carlos Gomez. Former WBA champion Chagaev, 33, returns with a win after losing to Alex Povetkin for the vacant WBA secondary title in August. The Uzbek southpaw, weighing a career high, took a little while to shake off some rust, but from the fourth he dominated with heavy shots from his left. Manswell just could not handle the power of Chagaev and as he tired was under more pressure. Chagaev came near to finishing it when he floored Manswell with two left hooks in the last, but had to settle for a points win. Scores 80-71, 80-73 and 79-73. Chagaev has had to overcome health problems, which have twice seen him declared champion in recess, but is still a force in the division. Manswell, 35, from Trinidad and Tobago, lost his way with three losses in a row in 2011 to Bermane Stiverne, Mike Perez and Cedric Boswell. Dominican Bejeran "Tony Roman", 30, retained the WBO European title with a points win over Pole Urbanski. Bejeran was well ahead, but made sure by putting Urbanski down in the last round. Scores 120-107, 117-110 and 116-111. Bajeran's loss came last April to a guy with a 10-10-2 record, and Urbanski, who has now lost 3 of his last 4 fights, including a stoppage loss to a guy with a 5-5-1 record, is not in the European top 30,which puts the WBO European champion and the title into context. Meyerdiecks makes it 21 wins with unanimous verdict over Brazilian. Lack of a punch may hold the talented 24-year-old back. Former WBC super feather champ Tajbert wins clearly over Venezuelan, but does not impress. Scores 79-73, 78-74 and 78-76. The 6'9" Orlov fouls his way out of the fight. After deducting three points for various infractions, the referee threw him out in the fifth. Tereshkin24, had been inactive since April 2010, and was showing signs of tiring. Springfield, USA: Light Middle: Cory Spinks (39-6) W PTS 12 Sechew Powell (26-4). Cruiser: BJ Flores (27-1) W TKO 6 Hugo Pineda (39-6-1). Spinks positions himself for another title shot as he wins close unanimous verdict over southpaw Powell, 32, in IBF eliminator. The 33-year-old southpaw was simply the better boxer, picking up points and rounds with his jab and nullifying Powell's attacks with good movement. Powell stayed in the fight all the way but just could not get through with enough to turn the tide. Scores 115-113 twice and 116-112. Only the second fight for Spinks since losing his IBF title to Cornelius Bundrage in October 2010. First fight for talented Powell since losing in a title challenge to Bundrage in June. Poor match sees Flores register another win. Flores floors 40-year-old Pineda and then stops him in six. Third win for Flores since loss to Danny Green for IBO title in November 2010. Southpaw Pineda, started his career weighing 125lbs and was 197lbs for this one. He had been inactive since July 2008. London, England: Super Bantam: Carl Frampton (12-0) W KO 7 Kris Hughes (15-2). Light Middle: Erick Ochieng (9-1) W TKO 9 Nick Quigley (10-2). Middle: John Ryder (10-0) W TKO 2 Mariusz Biskupski (15-18-1). Super Middle: Robin Reid (42-7-1) W KO 5 Daniel Cadman (14-7-1). Impressive display both in aggression and tactics by Frampton. He negates the height and reach advantages of Hughes and works inside. Scoring with heavy hooks to the body. The game Hughes just did not have the power to stoop Frampton from getting inside and the body shots slowed the Scot. Frampton produced the perfect finish putting Hughes down with a right cross. Hughes beat the count, but was in no condition to continue and the fight was stopped. Frampton retained the Commonwealth title in his first defence. "The Jackal" from Belfast has eight wins by KO/TKO and Barry McGuigan's young prospect could go far. Quigley was in this one early as he stood inside and mixed with the harder punching Ochieng scoring well to the body. However Ochieng was getting on top and scoring with vicious uppercuts inside. As Quigley wilted under the heavy shots he was taking more punishment and finally retired at the end of the ninth. Southpaw Ryder lives up to his "Gorilla" nickname as he steamrollers Pole Biskupski. Working inside in the second he floored the Pole with a body shot. Biskupski got up, but was finished by a punch to the jaw. Six wins by KO/TKO for Ryder, 23, who is looking promising. Only one win in his last 17 fights fort Biskupski. Reid just punches too hard for Cadman. Slow start that sees the referee ask for more action in the second. Cadman home with a good left hook in the third but Reid hardly blinked. Fourth saw little clean action but in the fifth a right cross had Cadman wobbling and a left put him out. Atlantic City, USA: Feather: Pat Hyland (25-0) W PTS 8 Emmanuel Lucero (26-9-1).. Bantam: Paul Hyland (21-2) W PTS 6 Arturo Santiago (7-5-1). Middle: Franklin Gonzalez (15-9) W PTS 4 Eddie Hyland (16-2). Heavy: Derric Rossy (26-5) W PTS 8 Livin Castillo (16-11). The Hyland brothers finished 2-1 on this show. Pat, 28, had the hardest test on paper against experienced Mexican Lucero. In his first fight since August, Pat took a while to get into the fight as Lucero found his way through with body shots. However, the fast, accurate and harder punching of the "Punisher" saw Pat take the unanimous decision on scores of 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75. Paul, 27, also won as he hit hard and showed good defensive work in outpointing late sub Santiago. Scores 78-74 from all three officials. Eddie was the lone loser and yet his task did not look too hard on paper. However, he was rocked in the first, and never really got into the fight losing on scores of 39-37 twice and 40-36. Eddie, 30, had won his last twelve fights. Dominican southpaw Gonzalez, 35, had lost 6 of his last 7 going in. Rossy, 31, managed to have Ecuadorian veteran Castillo rocking a few times, but could not finish the job in a slow ponderous match. Scores 78-74 from all three judges. Rossy had lost to Eddie Chambers, Kubrat Pulev and Maurice Harris in 2011, so needed a win. Southpaw Castillo has lost 6 of his last 7. Verona, USA: Heavy: Tony Grano (19-2-1) W TKO 3Brian Minto (35-5) W. Heavy: Eric Fields (20-1) W PTS 8 Derrick Brown (13-7 3). Grano returns to the ring, and to the winning column. After two close rounds Grano, 31, explodes in the third and floors Minto heavily with a combination. Minto made it to his feet, and tried to fight back, but Grano nailed him again, and with Minto landing face first the fight is stopped immediately. Now 15 wins by KO/TKO for Grano, and second win since upset stoppage loss to Nicolai Firth in 2010. Minto, 37, in first fight since October 2010, has lost three of his last four, but the other two losses were to Chris Arreola and to Marco Huck in a challenge for the WBO cruiser title. Fields also trying to rebuild, makes it nine wins in a row since loss to Ola Afolabi in 2008. Easily outpoints Brown who has now lost his last five. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. Sint Truiden, Belgium: Light Middle: Jackson Osei Bonsu (39-5) W KO 4 Zoran Cvek (7-17-3). Bonsu continues his light middle campaign with a kayo of poor Croat opponent. The 30-year-old from Ghana makes it 28 wins by KO/TKO and five wins in the new division. Cvek, 33, only two wins in his last 13 fights. Tijuana, Mexico: Fly: Felipe Salguero (16-2-1) W KO 5 Carlos Melo (21-14-1). Panamanian Melo had the speed and skill, but Salguero stayed in front of him and walked him down. The body punches of the Mexican slowed Melo. In the fifth Salguero finally landed the big punches he had been looking for and Melo went down and stayed down. After losing his first two fights, Salguero is now unbeaten in his last 17. "Shangai" Melo, 29, lost to Edgar Sosa for the WBC light fly title in 2009. Chihuahua, Mexico: Light: Alejandro Sanabria (31-1-1) W KO 4 Jhunriel Ramonal (12-5-1). Middle: Marcos Reyes (23-1) W TKO 4 Isaac Mendez (11-3). Super Fly: Victor Zaleta (20-2) W Raul Hidalgo (15-5). Fly: Odilon Zaleta (13-1) W PTS 8 Javier Franco (17-6-1). Sanabria keeps alive his hopes of a shot at Antonio DeMarco with a kayo of Filipino Ramonal. Sanabria put on the pressure in the first round, but the Filipino gave him trouble in the shape of some good counters and some headwork that saw Sanabria sporting a small cut on his right eyebrow. Sanabria patiently walked down Ramonal, but the Filipino used his head, forearms and finally a rabbit punch, to such an extent that the referee took a point from him in the fourth. Sanabria then opened up and a volley of punches finished off with a right, ended the fight. Now 24 wins by KO/TKO for "Skinny", as he defends his WBC Silver title. His lone loss was an upset defeat at the hands of Robinson Castellanos in 2010. In his seven fights since then Rocky Juarez, Alejandro Barrera and Vivino Rufio are in his list of victims. Third loss by KO/TKO for Ramonal, 22, who holds the Filipino super bantamweight title! "Golden" Reyes wins battle of punchers. Both guys throwing bombs from the first. In the third the power of Reyes brought the finish as he landed a series of hooks and uppercuts to put "Black Rooster" Mendez down. He was up and taking the mandatory count but was finished and the referee stopped the fight. Reyes 24 retains WBC Fecombox title and wins vacant WBC International title. Reyes has beaten Yori Boy Campas Mauro Lucero and Jose Luis Zertuche. He has 21 wins by KO/TKO. Mendez has a punch but no chin. The Zaleta brothers both scored wins. Former WBO super fly challenger Victor just edged past Hidalgo on a split decision but Odilion was too good for Franco and had him on the verge of a stoppage on a number of occasions but had to settle for wide unanimous verdict. Both brothers were outstanding amateurs. Mexico City, Mexico: Feather: Robinson Castellanos (14-9) W PTS 12 Orlando Ruiz (14-3). Welter: Pablo Munguia (14-3) W TKO 7 Joel Juarez (32-19-2). Welter: Felipe Ugalde (14-0) W RTD 2 Leo Corona (10-14).Tough fight for WBC No 4 Castellanos. The WBC Silver champion found that Nicaraguan Ruiz was a smart and strong boxer. However, after the first two rounds "Robin Hood" Castellanos, 29, went to the body and scored well with hooks and uppercuts to take the next two rounds. Ruiz fought back to share the next two, but from the sixth to the eleventh it was Castellanos who was scoring the heaviest. Ruiz staged a rally in the last, but needed a knockout. Scores 117-111 twice and 117-112 as Castellanos made a successful third title defence. Castellanos has nine wins by KO/TKO. He has turned his career around with 9 wins in his last 10 fights, including victories over Sanabria, Chris Perez and Albert Garza. Southpaw Ruiz, 27, was coming off a good victory in September when he won the Nicaraguan super bantam title with a decision over previously unbeaten Rene Alvarado. "The Gravedigger" Munguia too young, strong and aggressive for veteran Juarez and retains his national title for the second time. Former champion Juarez showed plenty of guts but could not match the power of Munguia. Juarez spits his gum shield out twice. Finally in the third, under pressure he spits his gum shield out for a third time. In the same round Munguia puts Juarez down with a right. Juarez gets up, but goes down again and sits out the count. Now 10 wins in his last 11 fights for Munguia. Juarez fights rarely last the distance. He has 27 wins by KO/TKO and 17 losses the same way. Disappointing end to fight as Corona retires at the end of the second with a dislocated shoulder. Now 13 wins by KO/TKO for "Pinocchio" Auckland, New Zealand: Heavy: Chauncy Welliver (52-5-1) W TKO 10 Moyoyo Mensah (21-9-1). Welliver, 28, continues unbeaten run but in strange circumstances. Ghanaian Mensah gives Welliver some early problems with his style, but from the sixth Welliver is in charge and scoring heavily. Suddenly in the tenth Mensah just turns away and climbs out of the ring. Welliver given a win on a "stoppage". Welliver wins/ retains a whole list of titles which I won't even bother listing. The "Hillyard Hammer", who splits his time between the US and New Zealand, has been unbeaten in last 17, and his only loss in his last 35 has been to Odlanier Solis, but Solis is the only name he has faced in that period. On the basis of quantity rather than quality Welliver is No 6 with the WBC. Cebu City, Philippines: Fly: Milan Melindo (26-0) W TKO 7 Juan Esquer (27-9-2). Feather: Lorenzo Villaneuva (22-0,1ND) W TKO 1 Diego Ledesma (18-5-2). Straw: Merlito Sabillo (17-0) W PTS 8 Sofyan Effendi (11-12-2). Fly: Mhar Jhun Macahilig (14-1) W KO 2 Kaichon (25-10). A farcical ending saw Mexican Esquer put on a ham acting display to try to con the referee into giving him a disqualification win. Esquer's rushing style was made for Melindo who had no trouble countering the Mexican and was dominating the fight. In the fourth a clear low blow from the Filipino saw Esquer descend to the floor rolling in agony. He made 5 or 6 "brave" tries at regaining his feet and when no disqualification was forthcoming he got up and survived the round. The sixth saw Esquer suffering more punishment and he was looking for a way out. With Melindo in a corner Esquer landed a low punch. As the referee stepped in to warn Esquer, the Mexican fell to the canvas claiming Melindo had landed a low blow. In fact Melindo had not even landed a punch, and when Esquer refused to continue the referee stopped the fight. It is unfortunate that Melindo was robbed of a clear win as there was no way Esquer was going to be able to last the distance. The brilliantly talented 23-year-old "Method Man" is not a great puncher, but he has plenty of skill, and has already beaten former world champions Carlos Tamara and Muhammad Rachman and in his last fight beat tough Mexican Francisco Rosas. Esquer was a huge disappointment. He had fought in good company, and lost to Tamara for the WBO light fly title in 2007, but this showing was pathetic. WBO No 3 Melindo retains WBO Orient title. Southpaw Villanueva was aiming to show how he had improved after a brief spell training with Freddie Roach. Unfortunately he did not hang around long enough to give more than a glimpse. A southpaw left cross crashed onto the jaw of Ledesma and sent him to the canvas. He beat the count but was floored again and the fight was stopped. The 26-year-old "Thunderbolt has won 21 by KO/TKO. He still has some rough edges but is in the right camp to get those smoothed out. Third loss inside the distance for Ledesma. "Tiger" Sabillo, 28, the Philippines and OPBF champion, and WBA No 12, has a good workout on his way to unanimous verdict over Indonesian "Cobra" Effendi. Scores 78-74 from all three judges. Only 2 wins in his last 8 fights for Effendi, but against good opposition. Yet another young Filipino came through with an impressive win. Macahilig, 21, put former WBO light fly challenger Kaichon down with a wicked left hook to the body. The Thai had the edge in height and reach and had a good first round. However, when Macahilig landed that left the fight was over. Nine wins in a row for Macahilig and his eighth win by KO/TKO. Caloocan City, Philippines: Bantam: Marvin Mabait (16-0-2) W PTS 12 Rey Perez (13-2) Fly: Sonny Boy Jaro (33-10-7) W TKO 1 Sam Apuya (7-9). Super Bantam: Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr. (8-0) W KO 1 Superjames Singmanasak (1-5). Southpaw Mabait, 24, boxes his way to victory, and wins Philippines title with wide unanimous verdict. Perez suffered a cut up on his forehead and another on his left eyebrow, but neither was serious. Mabait was the better boxer and dominated in most of the rounds. Perez, 21, a light puncher, had lost on points to former WBA super fly champ Nobuo Nashiro in July. Mismatch sees Jaro finish late sub Apuya in the first. A flurry of punches put Apuya down. A further series of hooks sent Apuya down outside the ropes and the fight is stopped. Jaro, 29, a former Philippines and OPBF champion, lasted just 65 seconds in a challenge to Giovanni Segura for the WBA light fly title in 2009. He also lost on points to Edgar Sosa for the WBC title in 2008. He has 23 wins by KO/TKO. Apuya has lost 7 of his last 8 fights. Penalosa continues his march as he floors poor Thai twice. The young southpaw put Singmanasak down with a left hook. The Thai got up but was nailed with a straight left for the finish. All eight of Juniors wins have come by KO/TKO but he can have learned nothing from this match. Huntington, USA: Light Welter: Chris Algieri (13-0) W PTS 8 Curtis Smith (10-6). Light Welter: Issouf Kinda (11-0) W PTS 8 Angel Rios (9-9). Good win for home town fighter. Algieri, 27, a former kickboxer, makes better start as both are willing g to strand and trade. The faster hands and workrate of Algieri see him build and early lead and hold off a strong finish by Smith. Scores 80-72 twice and 78-74. Kinda remains unbeaten with unanimous decision. The 23-year-old represented Burkina Faso at the World Junior and World Senior championships. Agadir, Morocco:Bantam: Hassan Azaouagh (10-6) W KO 3 Jerome Thomas (12-1-1). Light Middle: Frank Haroche Horta (29-8-5) W PTS 6 Bronislav Kubin (12-8-1). Big upset as 25-year-old Azaouagh ends the unbeaten run of former amateur star Thomas. When these two met last June Thomas, 33, won on points. It looked as though it might go the same way again as Thomas took the first with fast hooks with both hands. The second still saw Thomas the faster and busier, but Azaouagh was punching much harder and shortening the distance. In third a right hook to the chin put Thomas down. Thomas got up, but the next attack saw him go down again and the fights was stopped. Azaouagh wins inaugural Francophone title and has won his last five fights. Thomas was one the most successful French boxers of all time, but left it too late to turn pro. Southpaw Horta, 31, extends current unbeaten run to 13 with comfortable points win over Czech Kubin. In two visits to Britain Horta has lost to Mark Thompson and beaten Dean Byrne. A durable Kubin has only failed to last the distance once but has registered only two wins in his last nine fights.
Morogoro, Tanzania: Middle: Fancis Cheka (24-6-1) W PTS 10 Karama Nyilawila (13-8-2). Feather: Juma Afande (4-5-1) W PTS 6 Anthony Mathias (29-22-3). Ten wins in a row now for Cheka since points loss to Matthew Macklin in 2008. Nyilawila reportedly gave up his WBFederation title which he won by beating Kreshnik Qato in December 2010 to take part in this fight. Afande comes back from three losses to beat former Commonwealth title challenger. Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania: Feather: Sadikiu Momba (10-2-1) W TKO 3 Rashid Ally (20-20-9). Light: Ramadhani Shauri (11-2-1). W PTS 6 Fadhili Awadh (1-3).