Weekly Report

February 2012

February 8

Hamilton, New Zealand: Heavy: Sonny Bill Williams (5-0) W TKO 1 Clarence Tillman (11-9-2). Cruiser: Robert Berridge (13-0-1) W TKO 4 Faimasasa Tavui (7-10-1). Williams, 26, scores with a big left hook and then pours it on until the referee stops the fight. The All-Black rugby player is still very crude, and Tillman was fat and slow. Williams wins vacant New Zealand title. American Tillman was a poor level opponent. He weighed a whopping 283 lbs and a couple of fights back had a four round draw with a guy with a 0-6 record. Still no way of telling if Williams can fight as two of his victims had never had a fight, and the other two were novices who had lost more than they had won. That does not mean he can't fight, just that he has proved nothing yet. Williams reportedly suffered a hamstring tear in preparation for this fight, but should still be available for upcoming rugby games." Butcher" Berridge remained unbeaten with a stoppage early in the fourth of Samoan Tavui. The 27-year-old southpaw has ten wins by KO/TKO. Moscow, Russia:Light Welter: Khabib Allakhverdiev (16-0) W TKO 7 Igancio Mendoza (33-7-2). Cruiser: Grigory Drozd (34-1) W TKO 8 Richard Hall (30-9). "The Hawk" stops game Colombian. In a fight for the WBA Fedlatin title Allakhverdiev makes it seven wins by KO/TKO but it is a tough fight. In a fast-paced fight Mendoza generally coming forward gave the Russian all he could handle for four rounds, but Allakhverdiev, 29, began to get through with heavy punches in the last 30 seconds of the fifth. A right in the sixth put Mendoza down. He beat the count, a perfect straight left and put him down on his back. Mendoza got again, and was being hit with hard shots from both hands. The referee stepped between them with his hands raised and Allakhveerdiev started celebrating, only to be told that the referee had stepped in because the bell had rung to end the round. "The Hawk" wasted no time in the seventh, taking Mendoza to the ropes and throwing a barrage of punches for 13 seconds and with nothing coming back, and the referee stopped the fight. The Russian southpaw won a bronze medal in the Russian championships in 2005 and 2006 and also at the World Youth championships. Spanish-based Mendoza, 28, who had won his last six fights, put up a good fight, but was outgunned. In trips to Britain he lost in two rounds to Kevin Mitchell and lost a technical decision to John Murray. Drozd was just too strong for Jamaican southpaw Hall. The 32-year-old Russian used a body attack to slow Hall. The Jamaican was in trouble at the end of the second when a right cross knocked him into the ropes, but he survived. Drozd was just walking Hall down, scoring with short flurries, and Hall did not have the power to keep the Russian off. By the end of the fifth Hall had swellings under both eyes. Again at the end of the sixth a tired Hall was trapped on the ropes as Drozd teed off with hooks. It was more of the same in the seventh and it was no surprise when the 40-year-old former world light heavyweight title contender retired in his corner. First fight in eleven months for Drozd, and only his third fight in over three years. Rated No 14 by the WBA, his only loss was to Firat Arslan in a WBA eliminator in 2006. Hall lost twice to Dariusz Michalczewski for the WBO light heavy title and also to Roy Jones for the IBF/WBA/WBC titles. Hall was out over three years and in his last fight beat former IBF/WBA/WBC cruiser champ O'Neil Bell in June.

February 9

Panama City, Panama: Light Welter: Vicente Mosquera (30-2-1) W PTS 10 Walter Castillo (16-2). Light Fly: Luis Rios (16-1-1) W TKO 9 Arnoldo Sorano (11-2). Super Bantam: Jhonatan Arenas (14-1) W TKO 6 Jose Gutierrez (14-12-2). Light Welter: Miguel Callist (26-7-1) W TKO 2 Carlos Guevara (14-12-2). Desperate battle for Mosquera. "El Loco was exhausted over the closing rounds, and had to hang tough to stay in the fight and lift the vacant WBC Latino title on a split decision. Panamanian Mosquera, 32, made the better start, but Castillo, 23, was in command from the seventh, and although both fighters looked played out, the Nicaraguan looked as though he might stop the former WBA super feather champion. Castillo was deducted a point in the sixth for low blows. Scores 96-93, 96-94 and 94-95. Castillo looked unlucky not get at least a draw. Mosquera lost his WBA title in an exciting fight with Edwin Valero in 2008 but was later jailed. He spent some time inside before his innocence was proven. He started out again weighing 200lbs so it is a hard struggle to get back down to his old weight. Castillo had won 16 in a row after losing in his first pro fight. Prospect Rios floors Nicaraguan Sorano in the second, but then has to fight hard to stay in front. Finally finds the finish with a hook in the ninth. The 22-year-old Panamanian, moving up from strawweight, wins WBC Latino title. He has eleven wins by KO/TKO. His only loss came when he suffered a dislocated shoulder. Nicaraguan Sorano, 20, strictly a non-puncher, was having his first fight outside Nicaragua. "Terry" Arenas, Panamanian super bantam and feather champion, has modest opponent on the edge of a stoppage in the first, but Gutierrez survives. Arenas then breaks the Nicaraguan down. Floors him in the sixth and the fight is stopped. The 24-year-old has nine wins by KO/TKO. He lost his first pro fight, but has won the last 14, including a 37 seconds blow out of his previous victor. Gutierrez is 2-6 in his last eight, but the opposition has been tough. Easy night for former WBA lightweight title challenger Callist. Nicaraguan Guevara not fighting back when fight stopped. Second win on his comeback for southpaw Callist, 37, after being inactive from March 2008 to November last year. Callist lost to Mongolian Lavka Sim for the WBA light title in 2004. Was doing okay with some good wins at light welter, but lost to Marcos Maidana and Devon Alexander. Guevara, 30, once a good class amateur, has been in with Patrick Hyland and Brandon Rios. Bad night for Nicaragua with all four fighters losing. This show was termed "Uncontrollable Madness". Bucharest, Romania:Feather: Viorel Simion (14-0) W PTS 12 Edgar Riovalle (34-12-1). Heavy: Bogdan Dinu (7-0) W KO 1 Muhammed Ali Durmaz (7-12). Good win for former top amateur Simion as he retains WBC International title in his first defence. The 30-year-old Romanian domninated the fight from the start, often having Riovalle hurt. However, the nearest he came to a stoppage was when Riovalle went down on his knees in the seventh, but the referee ruled it a slip. Both fighters tired over the last two rounds, but Simion well in front and wins unanimous decision. Simion is from a fighting family with brothers Dorel and Marian being also being outstanding amateurs. Viorel was European champion at Cadet and Junior level, won a bronze medal in the European championships and World championships at Senior level, and was a quarter finalists at the 2004 Olympics. Mexican "Garbage" Riovalle, 25, is Mexican feather champion and had won his last seven fights. Dinu, 25 and 6'5", makes it four wins by KO/TKO. He was also a top amateur winning a gold medal at the World Cadet championships, bronze medals at the European and World Junior championships and represented Romania at the World championships in 2007 and 2009. Too good for German based Durmaz.

February 10

Mar del Plata, Argentina: Light Fly: Johnriel Casimero (16-2) W TKO 10 Luis Lazarte (49-11-2,1ND). Disgraceful actions of the Argentinian crowd overshadow the result. Filipino Casimero wins the interim IBF title as he floors veteran Lazarte twice in the ninth and again in the tenth, and is teeing off on the Argentinian when the referee stops the fight to save Lazarte. Due to the ensuing riot no result could be announced at the end of the fight. It was a nasty, scrambling brawl with more fouls than punches. Casimero wanted an open fight where he could use his height and reach, but Lazarte could not afford that. For round after round Lazarte would rush in, head down swinging wildly, more often landing low or around the back of Casimero's head. Casimero took the opening rounds as he was the only one landing clean punches, but then Lazarte won a couple as Casimero just could not make space to throw shots and Lazarte actually got through with a few. The fight had everything. Lazarte took a bite out of Casimero's left shoulder, kicked him, and landed numerous rabbit punches, and yet it was Casimero who lost a point for a rabbit punch. When the referee took a point off Lazarte for use of the head in the sixth, Lazarte was heard to say to the referee "Do you want to get out of this place alive?" The dirty stuff continued, with Lazarte twice trying to duck out of the fight by claiming he had been hurt with a butt and in the defining ninth round, a low blow. On each occasion the referee gave him time to recover. From the seventh Casimero had started to find a little space to nail Lazarte on the way in. In the ninth, when Lazarte claimed a low blow, the Argentinian went mad just walking forward swinging. Casimero caught him with a hard right. Lazarte went down, but was up quickly. Another punch from Casimero put Lazarte down again. He got up and the referee was still counting when Lazarte walked back to his corner and his seconds climbed on the ring apron. The referee had to waive them away as the count had to continue. Casimero went all out for the finish. He put Lazarte down. The Argentinian claimed he had been hit on the back of the head, but Casimero went after him again and Lazarte fell on his knees almost bringing Casimero down with him. When Lazarte got up Casimero trapped him on the ropes and, as right split Lazarte's guard and rocked his head back, the referee stopped the fight. Even as that was happening debris was flying into the ring. Soon people were climbing in the ring and chairs bottles and other items were being thrown. One person chased poor Casimero around the ring trying to throw punches at the Filipino who was being protected by his seconds. It was a dangerous situation which luckily only resulted in some minor injuries. The referee went to the hospital for stitches and one of my old friends Sean Gibbons was also injured. The atmosphere was heated and hostile throughout the fight. I felt sorry for the young Filipino. Casimero had won the WBO interim title in December 2009 at just 19, but had lost it to Ramon Garcia on a split decision seventh months later. This should have been a big night for him, but it almost turned into a nightmare. Lazarte, 40-year-old had finally won the IBF title in 2010 at his fifth attempt at a, but lost it last April to Ulises Solis. Casimero had surprised people by coming in under the weight for the strawweight title division for this one. The real IBF light fly champion Solis is sidelined with a broken jaw, and a court case is pending against Saul Alvarez for assault. Trelew, Argentina: Light Welter: Lucas Matthysse (30-2,1ND) W TKO 6 Angel Martinez (14-2-1). Middle: Claudio Abalos (24-12-3) W KO 2 Juan Alberto Munoz (6-7). Fighting in his home town Matthysse not in his best form, but hits too hard for Mexican. Some rough tactics from Martinez put Matthysse out of his stride, but a left to the body in the fifth puts Martinez down. Matthysse scored heavily with those lefts to the body for the rest of the round and Martinez did not come out for the sixth. Now 28 wins by KO/TKO for the Argentinian who will next be fighting Humberto Soto on May 19 in an eliminator. Martinez was third choice after the first two proposed opponents fell out. Another Trelew boxer won as southpaw "El Chino" Abalos kayoed lanky Munoz in the second to retain the South American title. Abalos, 31, was bouncing back from two disputed losses to Bill Godoy. Munoz, 22 was rated No 9 in the national ratings. Mexico City, Mexico: Light: Fermin de los Santos (20-13-1) W TKO 2 Robert Tamayo (12-11-1). Another win for de los Santos over late sub Robert Tamayo. Santos under pressure in the first round as Tamayo gets a good start. It does not last, and in the second a left hook from de los Santos puts Tamayo down heavily. He gets up but is in no condition to continue, and the fight is stopped. Ten wins in a row for de los Santos and win No 14 by KO/TKO. Not bad for a guy who lost 4 of his first 5 fights. Now 6 losses in his last 7 fights for Tamayo. Mandaluyong City: Light: Edgar Gabejan (23-26-4) W TKO 9 Balweg Bangoyan (17-5). Experienced Gabejan, 29, upsets younger Bangoyan to win Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) title. Bangoyan, 25, gets off to a goods start, but Gabejan took over from the fourth with uppercuts and hooks. This was a toe-to-toe battle and some damage was inevitable. Bangoyan suffered a cut on his eyebrow in the sixth, and although fighting hard, he was beginning to ship punishment. By the end of a painful ninth Bangoyan decided he had taken enough and retired. Gabejan, who came in as a late substitute, is a former PBF super fly and featherweight champion. Bangoyan lost in five rounds to Toshiaki Nishioka in 2010 and is now 2-4 in his last six fights. Carouge, Switzerland: Heavy: Johann Duhaupas (27-1) W TKO 5 Gabor Farkas (6-22-5). Light: Patrick Kinigamazi (17-1) W PTS 8 Andrei Staliarchuk (8-15-2). Frenchman Duhaupas stops substitute Farkas. The 6'5" 31-year-old Frenchman has 16 wins by KO/TKO. Farkas, 6'6" now eight losses in a row. Rwandan Kinigamazi wins close but deserved unanimous decision over Staliarchuk. Kinigamazi, 28, bouncing back from loss to Frenchman Guillame Frenois in November. This was a good close contest. Belarus boxer not having much luck in Switzerland with a split decision loss and majority draw in two previous visits. Scores 78-74 twice and 77-75. London, England: Light: Kenny Mitchell (33-1) W PTS 10 Felix Lora (14-9-5). Welter: Bradley Skeete (7-0 W PTS 8 Laszlo Komjathi (43-38-2) Light Welter: Bradley Saunders (1-0) W TKO 3 Jason Nesbit (9-140-3,1ND). Mitchell, 27, wins in a canter. Floors the Spanish-based Dominican in the second and then seems to settle for going the distance. Lora was crude but willing, but lacked the skills to make it a competitive fight. Mitchell cruised his way through the rest of the fight getting in some rounds and winning on the referee's score of 98-92. Mitchell's impressive win over John Murray in July earned him the No 1 spot in the WBO ratings, so his next fight should be against the winner of the Ricky Burns vs. Paulus Moses title fight. Lora, 27, has lost 3 of his last 4 now, but has showed that he can be a difficult opponent on his night having drawn with and beaten Polish prospect Krzys Szot, won over unbeaten Krzys Cieslak and drawn with Martin Kristjansen-all in the other guy's backyard. Despite injuring his hand prospect Skeete floors Hungarian veteran in third and boxes his way to clear victory. Referees score 80-71. First pro fight for former World Championships bronze medalist Saunders as he stops veteran loser Nesbit in third. Uncasville, USA: Light Middle: Demetrius Andrade (16-0) W KO 2 Angel Hernandez (30-11). Welter: Ray Serrano (18-0) W PTS 10 Kenny Abril (11-5-1,1ND. Welter: Mike Arnaoutis (23-7-2) W PTS 6 Shakha Moore (11-17-3). "Boo Boo" Andrade provides clean finish to messy fight. Hernandez, who came in as a sub at two days notice, made it an untidy first round as he lunged in at the much taller Andrade (6'1" to 5'8") launching wild swings, which prevented Andrade from doing any clean work. It was same again in the second until Andrade hit Hernandez with a pair of thudding punches inside. In a delayed action scenario Hernandez actually threw a couple more swings before pitching to the canvas. He was up at three, and again took the fight to Andrade. The former World Amateur champion landed a left and right to the chin and Hernandez went face down on the canvas and the referee stopped the fight without counting. Eleven wins by KO/TKO for 23-year-old Andrade who did what he had to do. He is ready for better opposition. Hernandez, 36, who challenged Winky Wright for the for the IBF light middle title in 2003, made it four losses in a row after being beaten by Pete Manfredo Jr, Osumanu Adama and Joey Hernandez. "Tito" Serrano, 22, remains unbeaten as he climbs off the floor in the third to win the unanimous decision on scores of 97-92 twice and 95-94. Serrano swept the first two rounds hitting Abril with good body shots. However when he went over from a right in the third he seemed to lose some of his fire. It then turned into more of a maul than a fight, with what little clean work there was coming from Serrano. Only the second ten round bout for Serrano. Two losses in a row for southpaw Abril after taking an 18 month break. "Mighty Mike" wins easy decision over 35-year-old fellow southpaw Moore. It was a competitive fight for three rounds and then Arnaoutis took over as Moore tired. Scores 60-54 twice and 59-55. The Greek fighter, who lost to Ricardo Torres for the WBO light welter title in 2006, had been inactive since a kayo loss to Danny Garcia in October 2010. Moore just 2 wins in his last 15 fights. Palm Bay, USA:Feather: Orlando Cruz (18-2-1) W KO 11 Alejandro Delgado (15-6). Heavy: Luis Ortiz (15-0) W DIS 7 Epifiano Mendoza (32-14-1). The aggressive Delgado has the better of the first two rounds, but then Cruz gets into the fight. Cruz probably ahead, but fight still in the balance until the eleventh. Cruz settled things as he floors Delgado twice with lefts, the second time for the kayo. "El Olympico" (Cruz represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympics) has nine wins by KO/TKO and has won two in a row after back-to-back inside the distance losses to Cornelius Locke and Daniel Ponce de Leon. Southpaw Cruz took 18 months out after the 2010 loss to Ponce de Leon and had a very good win on his comeback in October last year when he knocked out unbeaten Michael Franco in one round. Mexican Delgado is 2-4 in his last six. Ortiz gets an unsatisfactory win as Colombian Mendoza is thrown out in the seventh. Ortiz suffered a cut in the first, but dominated the fight. Mendoza was shipping punishment and finally in the seventh landed a series of low blows which got him disqualified. The 6'4" Cuban southpaw had won his last 8 by KO/TKO and has wins over Bert Cooper and Luis Pineda. "The Big Thing" was 343-19 as an amateur. He retains WBA Fedlatin title and wins vacant NABA and NABO titles. Now 36, Mendoza started out as a welterweight He lost to Chad Dawson for the WBC light heavy title in 2007. He had a good win September when he destroyed unbeaten Puerto Rican Carlos Negron in three rounds

February 11

Caseros, Argentina: Welter: Gumersindo Carrasco (16-0,1ND) W PTS 10 Franklin Mamani (11-2-1). Carrasco too strong for Bolivian. "Gumer", 25, in control from the first round. Bolivian showed guts to last distance and was under heavy pressure over the closing rounds and just looking to survive. Scores 100-90 twice and 99-91. Mamani keeps his record of never losing by KO/TKO. Mississauga, Canada: Welter: Samuel Vargas (9-0-1) W KO 1 Manolis Plaitis (17-2-1). Middle: Michael Oliveira (17-0) W PTS 8 Sergei Melis (18-8). In an upset Vargas simply overwhelms Plaitis. The Colombian came out firing and had Plaitis hurt early with two left hooks. He followed Plaitis to the corner and exploded another left hook and a straight right which sent Plaitis down and out. The referee stopped the fight immediately. Vargas, not really a big puncher, only three wins by KO/TKO, collects Canadian title. Plaitis had scored two wins after taking a year out following a kayo loss to Afredo Chavez in 2010. In his Canadian debut the much hyped "Brazilian Rocky" Oliveira wins unanimous, but unpopular, victory over Estonian Melis. Oliveira, 21, mixed his punches well and was generally too fast for Melis. However, Melis never stopped coming and gave Oliveira some trough moments. Scores 77-75 twice and 79-73, Oliveira is still relatively untested. Melis, who was one of the top amateurs in Estonia, has now lost 5 of his last 6, but all to good class opposition. Thourotte, France: Middle: Karim Achour (13-2-2) W PTS 10 Francois Bastient (41-10-1). Light Welter: Yvan Mendy (24-2-1) W PTS 6 Nugzar Margvelashvili (23-15). Achour wins vacant French title with convincing points win over former champion Bastient. Hometown fighter Achour, 25 in control with his boxing skill over the first three rounds as Bastient, 30, just not in the fight. Experienced battler does a bit better from the fourth, but still being outboxed and not finding the openings. Bastient puts in a big effort in the ninth and tenth, but Achour matches him to win wide unanimous decision. Scores 99-92, 98-92 and 98-93. Achour now unbeaten in his last six fights. Bastient admitted having trouble to make the weight. Mendy floors Georgian in first and nearly finishes the fight. Bell saves Margvelasvili who continues to take punishment over the next five rounds, but stays to hear the final bell. Mendy wins unanimous verdict. Hamburg, Germany: Middle: Cagri Ermis (13-10-2) W PTS 12 Vitor Sa (26-7). Cruiser: Kai Kurazawa (28-4) W KO 4 Levan Jomardashvili (25-6). Super Middle: Dimitri Sartison (29-1) W KO 5 Carlos Caicedo (4-4-1). Light: Azad Azizov (25-3-2) DREW 8 Nasser Athumani (23-7-3,1ND). Upset as German journeyman Ermis wins wide unanimous verdict over Sa for vacant WBFederation title. Scores 120-108, 120-109 and 117-111. Kurazawa wins vacant WBO Inter-Continental title with kayo of Jomardashvili. Kurazawa hits too hard for Georgian. Floors him in the first and twice in the fifth. Now six wins in a row for 35-year-olkd German since returning from a two year sabbatical, and 20 wins by KO/TKO. Jomardashvili, 23, was deducted a point in the third for fouls. Now seven fight outside Georgia and seven losses, five by KO/TKO. Kazak-born Sartison, 32, finishes Ecuador-born Caicedo with a left hook to the body. The former WBA secondary champion was having his second fight since being laid-up for 16 months with a knee injury. He challenges Karoly Balzsay for the WBA secondary title later this year. Caicedo, based in Spain, out of his depth. Surprise decision sees Azeri Azizov held to a draw by experienced Kenyan. Scores 76-76 twice and 77-75 for Azizov. Since losing to John Murray in 2005 Azizov has lost only one of his last 21 fights. In his previous fight he beat world rated Valentyn Kuts. Southpaw Athumani, 42, had been stopped in seven rounds by Azizov in 2010. He was beaten in five rounds by Tim Bradley in 2007, but in his last fight had won over unbeaten Yavuz Ertuek. Tijuana, Mexico: Super Bantam: Oscar Gonzalez (15-1) W TKO 5 Gerard Espinoza (28-13). Light Fly: Javier Mendoza (16-2-1) W KO 6 Armando Vazquez (20-8). Bantam: Ivan Morales (16-0) W KO 3 Ricardo Armenta (15-14-1). "Finito" Gonzalez floors experienced Espinoza twice in fifth for stoppage and wins WBA International title. Local sources have Gonzalez as 28-1 with 22 wins by KO/TKO. Espinoza came in as a very late substitute and continues downward spiral with his eighth loss in a row. Bad for a guy who lost just one of his first 21 fights. Southpaw Mendoza finishes Vazquez with a body punch and retains WBC Continental Americas title. "The Cobra" has 13 wins by KO/TKO, but poor standard of opponents. Look out; there is another Morales out there. "Terrible II" Ivan softens up Armenta in the first two rounds and then puts him down for the count with a body punch in third. The 20-year-old southpaw is the younger brother of Erik Morales and has eleven wins by KO/TKO. Mexico City, Mexico: Feather: Salvador Sanchez (28-4-3) W TKO 8 Mario Flores (10-8-1). Light: Carlos Zarate Jr (16-0) W T KO 3 Juan Carlos Pacheco (2-8). Super Bantam: Genaro Garcia (38-8) W TKO 6 Genaro Camargo (38-12). Poor match sees Sanchez pad his record with another stoppage win. Sal II was able to score freely on game Flores all the way. Flores bleeding heavily from a damaged nose and weakens fast. A sustained barrage from Sanchez in the eighth had Flores reeling and the referee stopped the fight. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO as Sanchez retains WBC Cabofe title. Now only one loss in his last 19 fights, but Sanchez being well protected.. Flores lost 5 of last 6 now. Another poor match sees Zarate, 23, looking to finish this from the first bell. Goes after Pacheco and dishes out some early punishment. Floors Pacheco with a left in the second and Pacheco also deducted a point for holding and use of the head. A left hook in the third puts Pacheco down on his knees and the fight is stopped. Eleven wins by KO/TKO for "El Canas" (The Reed because of his tall slim build), the son of the great Carlos, but poor opposition. Former triple world title challenger "Scar Face" Garcia continued his comeback, but not a comfortable fight. Camargo opens a cut on the left eyebrow of Garcia in the first. Camargo was down in the fourth from a left and was down again in the sixth from another left. He got up but the fight was stopped Garcia, 34, lost to Hozumi Hasegawa, Luis Perez and Toshiaki Nishioka in title shots. Only the second fight for Garcia since losing to Wilfredo Vazquez Jr in 2009. Camargo 25, has been matched tough. Los Mochis, Mexico: Super Fly: Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr (13-1-1) W PTS 12 Rodrigo Guerrero (16-4-1). Super Fly: Daniel Rosas (13-0-1) W PTS 8 Fernando Vargas (13-7-2). Yet another upset as relative novice Sanchez takes decision over Guerrero for IBF title. In an all-southpaw battle for six rounds Guerrero was the aggressor and Sanchez boxed on the retreat scoring constantly with accurate counters. From the seventh Sanchez stood his ground more, and in the eight Guerrero was bleeding heavily from the mouth. Guerrero attacked hard in the ninth and tenth but with Sanchez again counter and scoring heavily with his left. In the last, with Guerrero now cut on his right eyebrow and with a badly swollen face, Sanchez continued to box his way to victory. Scores 119-110, 116-112, and 115-113. "Zurdito" Sanchez, 21, had been stopped in two rounds by Daniel Rosas in 2010, and since then had fought only six and eight round bouts, so how he came to be rated is a mystery, but he certainly made the most of his opportunity. Guerrero, 24, had won the title with a technical verdict over Raul Martinez in October, having previously lost to Martinez in an eliminator. He lost a wide decision against Vic Darchinyan for the WBA/WBC titles in 2010. Rosas, 22, edges out Vargas on a split decision. It was a war from the start. Vargas had a good second round countering Rosas with good shots to head and body. Rosas had the better of the fourth and looked to be on the way to win as he floored Vargas with left. Vargas got up and then floored Rosas in a wild round. The last three rounds saw the punching fest continue with Rosas just having the edge. Rosas, WBO No 1, drew with Jose Cabrera for the WBO interim title in October, and already has wins over Sanchez. Vargas is better than his record shows. He has a draw with unbeaten Raul Hirales and lost a split decision to current IBF NO 1 Juan Alberto Rosas. Lima, Peru: Light: Tony Fernandez (33-0) W PTS 8 Peter Giraldo (0-1). Middle: David Zegarra (17-0) W KO 3 Alexandre Alves (6-12). Fernandez, 35, outpoints novice Giraldo. Fernandez has held national titles at light welter and light and the WBC Latino title at super featherweight-in that order. He has never fought outside Lima let alone Peru. Zegarra makes seventh defence of his WBA Fedebol title with kayo of poor Brazilian opponent. Zegarra has 13 wins by KO/TKO, but awful opposition. Alves typically has lost 8 of his last 9 fights. Castilla-La Mancha, Spain: Light Welter: Petr Petrov (30-3-2) W TKO 1 Sergio Olivas (12-6). Ruben Varon (38-6) W PTS 6 Gari Abajian (14-11). Early night for Czar Petrov. The Russian floors Olivas early. The Nicaraguan gets up but on shaky legs and the fight is stopped. Now 14 wins in his last 15 fights for Petrov. The loss was a fourth round kayo against Marcos Maidana in September. Petrov, 28, wins vacant WBC Mundo Espano title. Olivas, 31, was out of the ring from 2004 to 2011 and has an early career loss to Nate Campbell. Varon wins unanimous decision over 38-year-old Georgian. The lanky 32-year-old Spaniard is a former European Union champion and has a win over current WBO No 1 Lukas Konecny. He lost on points to Felix Sturm for the WBO middle title in 2003, and to Matthew Macklin for the European title in 2010. Fairfax, USA: Light Middle: Jimmy Lange (39-4-2) W PTS 12 Ruben Galvan (27-22-4,2ND). Welter: Mike Stewart (49-7-3,1ND) W TEC DEC 9 Joe Wyatt (23-4,1ND). Middle: Harry Joe Yorgey W PTS 6 Lawrence Jones (4-6-2). Local favourite Lange used his longer reach and strong jab to dominate this fight. Some ridiculous clowning by experienced Galvan did not make Lange lose his focus. Lange, 36, was in command all the way and cruised to an easy decision. Scores 120-108 from all three judges. This for the WBU title (a new WBU, not the British based one which is defunct) and seventh win in a row for Lange. Stewart bloodies Wyatt early, but the fight is close. A clash of heads in the ninth sees Wyatt cut and it goes to the scorecards with Stewart winning a majority decision. Scores 79-73, 78-74 and 76-76. Stewart, 34, lost to Ricky Hatton in 2004 for the WBU title and to Shramba Mitchell for the IBF interim title in the same year. In his only fight since 2006 the 42-year-old Wyatt had lost on a kayo to Lange in 2010. In his first fight for a year Yorgey pounds away on late substitute Jones, 39, on the way to a unanimous verdict. Scores 59-55 twice and 58-56. Back in 2009 Yorgey, 34, kayoed Ronnie Hearns in nine rounds, but lost on a third round kayo against Alfredo Angulo for the interim WBO light middle title. Houston, USA:Light Heavy: Cedric Agnew (22-0) W TKO 3 Billy Cunningham (5-13). Light Heavy: Jonathan Nelson (16-0) W PTS 6 Tyrone Jackson (8-39-3). Heavy: Nagy Aguilera (17-6) W TKO 3 Stacy Frazier (14-10). Former US Junior champion and National Golden Gloves silver medal winner Agnew, 25 makes it 13 wins by KO/TKO. Nelson, 26, another former top amateur, wins every round against Jackson. Nelson lost to Shawn Porter in the US Olympic trials. Dominican Aguilera, also as US Junior champion, has his first fight in nine months and starts rebuilding after three straight losses. Big result in 2009 when he stopped Oleg Maskaev in 114 seconds is now just a distant memory.

February 13

Tokyo, Japan:Super Bantam: Masaki Serie (21-4) W PTS 10 Yasutaka Ishimoto (19-6). WBC No 10 Serie, 28, makes sixth defence of his Japanese title, and extends his unbeaten run to 16, with points win over Ishimoto. Scores 97-93, 97-95 and 96-95. First ten round fight for Ishimoto, 30, who had won his last seven fights.

February 17

Santa Ynez, USA: Welter: Thomas Delorme (14-0) W TKO 1 Aris Ambriz (16-3-1). Light Middle: Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0) W PTS 10 Billy Lyell (24-11). Delorme, probably the best prospect in Puerto Rico right now, scores two knockdowns in quick win. Ambriz jab a bit troublesome as Dulorme throwing bombs from the start. A booming right followed by a left hook puts late substitute Ambriz down. Ambriz gets up at four, but only wobbly legs. Dulorme closes the fight with a left hook and a right which puts Ambriz down on his back and the referee stops the fight. The tall, talented Delorme wins vacant NABF title. The 22-year-old, already rated No 3 by the WBA, has eleven wins by KO/TKO and has beaten DeMarcus Corley and Charley Navarro. One to watch. Ambriz, 26, had lost in four rounds to Pier Olivier Cote in May. "Mantequilla" Gonzalez, 22, given a stiff test by experienced Lyell. Gonzalez gets the better start, taking the lead with good combination punching and switching from head to body. Lyell scores well with counters but does not have the strength, or punch, to turn the tide against a bigger and stronger opponent. Gonzalez builds a lead, and although Lyell began to get into the fight as Gonzalez tired he always comes up that little bit short. Gonzalez found the energy to take the last round and take a deserved unanimous decision. Scores 97-93 twice and 98-92, but the scores do not reflect how hard Lyell made this. Only the second ten round fight for Gonzalez, who got a good points win over Richard Gutierrez in June. He is already rated No 7 by the WBO and WBA. Lyell, 27, who had Kelly Pavlik in his corner, lost to Sebastian Sylvester for the IBF middle title in 2010. Her gave Vanes Martirosyan and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr tough decision fights, and only lost on a majority verdict to unbeaten fighter Dominik Britsch in October. Arlington, USA: Light: Mike Dallas Jr (18-2-1) W PTS 10 Miguel Gonzalez (20-3). Super Middle: Shawn Estrada (14-0) W PTS 8 Terry Woods (9-4). Dallas vs. Gonzalez looked close on paper, but Dallas won in a canter, despite being cut over his left eye in a clash of heads in the second. Bouncing back from two losses in a row in 2011, Dallas showed improvement in the quality of his boxing and a tighter defence. The fight was not pretty, with both working inside to the body, but with too much clinching. It was Dallas all the way. Scores 100-90 twice and 100-89. "The Silent Assassin" lost to fellow prospects Josesito Lopez in seven rounds and to and Mauricio Herrera on a majority verdict. Dallas just failed to make the US team for the 2008 Olympics. Gonzalez, 26, had won his last 14 fights, but just did not perform on the night. Not surprising as his left hand was still in plaster just two weeks before the fight. He was also a top amateur beating Abner Mares as a Junior, and also beating Victor Ortiz at the 2004 Olympic Trials and Diego Magdaleno at the 2008 Olympic Trials. In a ridiculous situation Estrada came in at 196lbs (!!!) for a super middleweight fight. At a second weigh-in he hit 192lbs. Some complex Texas Commission rule allowed the fight to go on, even though Woods was only 177lbs. Not an impressive performance by Estrada, but against Woods it did not have to be. Estrada came close to stopping Woods early, and as Estrada was scoring at will the fight could have been stopped in either of the last two rounds. Scores 80-72 twice and a ridiculous 78-74. Estrada lost to James DeGale in Beijing, and although he was never US champion he beat Daniel Jacobs, Edwin Rodriguez and Fernando Guerrero as an amateur He is being too carefully protected to learn much from these fights. Southport, Australia: Heavy: Lucas Browne (11-0) W KO 3 Colin Wilson (35-29-1,1ND). Cruiser: Daniel Ammann (23-5-1) W PTS 10 Mostyn Nieman (6-1). Browne wins vacant Australian title with kayo of Wilson. "Big Daddy" Browne, 32, spent the first two rounds catching the aggressive Wilson with good counters. Late in the third a big punch unhinged Wilson, and a follow-up barrage saw Wilson on the floor. He tried to rise, but fell forward on his face and was counted out. Now 10 wins by KO/TKO for Browne, a former MMA fighter who went ahead with the fight despite a back injury. Southpaw Wilson, 39, was trying to make it four times as Aussie champion, but 16 losses by KO/TKO highlight Wilson's problem in the chin area. Experience tells as Ammann uses his height to outbox Nieman in a stirring battle, and regains Aussie title. "The Doberman" 29, is the better boxer and jabs his way to an early lead. Neiman battles back to hurt Ammann in seventh, but is himself in deep trouble in the tenth. Scores 97-93 twice and 99-91. Nieman, Australian amateur champion in 2008 and 2009, lost to Scot Steve Simmons at the 2009 World Championships. He is 23, so can come again. Managua, Nicaragua: Super Bantam: Yoandris Salinas (16-0-1) W TKO 8 Bismark Alfaro (12-15,3ND). Light Fly: Carlos Buitrago (22-0,1ND) W PTS 10 Gabriel Mendoza (14-1-2). Light: Jose Alfaro (26-8,1ND) W PTS 10 Gonzalo Munguia (18-9-3). Former amateur star Salinas hits too hard and too fast for experienced loser Alfaro. The 26-year-old Cuban rocked the local fighter repeatedly with right hooks, and whenever Alfaro tried to trade with him, he came off worst. A right put Alfaro down in the seventh, and the referee stopped the fight early in the eighth with Alfaro rocking from another Salinas attack. Salinas was Cuban champion in 2006 and 2007 before defecting. He has ten wins by KO/TKO, and already has a win over former WBA interim champion Nehomar Cermeno. Alfaro has lost 11 of his last 12 fights. WBO No 1 Buitrago outboxes useful Colombian. The 20-year-old, WBO No 1, wins on scores of 100-90 twice and 98-92. Buitrago turned pro at 16. Former WBA secondary champion Alfaro wins majority verdict over Munguia. Alfaro given a tough time in a bout that was full of action. It was pretty close with Munguia very much in the fight. The last two rounds were critical with Munguia in deep trouble in both the ninth and tenth. Scores 98-95, 97-93 and 95-95. Alfaro had been in some tough fights recently losing to Antonio DeMarco, Erik Morales and Humberto Soto. He is 3-4 in his last seven fights. Fellow Nicaraguan Mendez, 23, lost to Roman Martinez for the WBO super feather title in 2010. Merlo, Argentina: Welter: Rodolfo Martinez (40-5-2) W PTS 10 Victor Rios (13-8,2ND). "Epi" Martinez, 29, wins unanimous verdict. Rios takes the early rounds as Martinez takes time to get untracked. From the sixth Martinez in command. He floors Rios with a body shot in the ninth, and Rios loses a point in the last for a rabbit punch. Scores 98 ½"-92 ½", 98-95 and 99-94 ½". Martinez needed the win after drawing and losing with modest Diego Ledesma in his previous two fights. El Jaguel, Argentina: Light: Matias Gomez (27-0) W TKO 8 Guillermo de Jesus Paz (19-23-3,1ND). Cruiser: Mauro Ordiales (28-9) W TKO 4 Eduardo de Jesus Rojas (23-16-7). Gomez maintains his 100% record, but still avoiding any real tests. The 23-year-old "Tsunami" has 26 wins by KO/TKO and one on disqualification. Only the third time that Gomez has had to go beyond six rounds for a win. With 38-year-old Ordiales either you go-or he goes. Now 26 wins by KO/TKO, but eight of his losses have been by KO/TKO Olsztyn, Poland: Light Heavy: Dariusz Sek (15-0-1) W PTS 10 Shalva Jomardashvili (31-4-1). Super Middle: Piotr Wilczewski (30-2) W PTS 8 Geard Ajetovic (19-7-1). Tall southpaw Sek has too much skill for Georgian. Not a heavy puncher, Sek, 25, uses good footwork and fast hands to always be that little bit in front. The crude, swinging Georgian never stops coming forward, and has some success on the inside, but Sek turns on the heat over the closing rounds for a clear win. Scores 100-91, 99-91 and 98-92. The draw on Sek's record was of the technical variety. Jomardashvili is yet to win outside Georgia. His previous losses have been to Aslanbek Kodzoev, Martin Murray and to Matthew Macklin for the vacant European title. He has a good draw with unbeaten Yves Studer. British-based Serb Ajetovic lives up to his reputation as he gives former European champion Wilczewski a hard fight, but gets edged out on a split decision. Pole wins on scores of 79-72, 79-73 and 75-77. First fight for 33-year-old Wilczewski since losing his title to James DeGale on a majority verdict in October. Ajetovic has lost to both current IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale and WBO champion Dimitry Pirog and to Matthew Macklin so has been in some hard fights. Lusaka, Zambia:Heavy: Francis Zulu (16-3-2) W PTS 12 Mohamed Nkandu Biselele. Light Heavy: Don Kampamba (5-3-1) W TKO 1 Sam Chisanga (1-1). Light: Nelson Banda (6-1-1) W PTS 8 Meshack Kondwani (19-18). Zulu, 37, regains Zambian title with points win over novice Biselele for the vacant crown. Not a pretty fight with Zulu constantly holding to nullify the attacks of Biselele. An early knockdown gave Zulu the lead but Biselele had Zulu in trouble in the late rounds. Kampamba blitzes Chisanga who is shipping heavy punishment when the fight is stopped with 15 seconds left in the round. Best fight of the night sees Banda win unanimous decision over Zimbabwean. Banda had to overcome a bad cut but was always ahead. Scores 80-73, 80-74, 80-75. Kondwani lost to Nicky Cook for the vacant Commonwealth title in 2003.

February 18

Munich, Germany: Heavy: Vitali Klitschko (44-2) W PTS 12 Dereck Chisora (15-3). Heavy: Johnathan Banks (28-1) W PTS 12 Nicolai Firtha (20-10-1). Feather: Stephen Smith (12-1) W TKO 1 Arpad Vass (7-2). Light Welter: Serhiy Fedchenko (30-1) W PTS 8 Laszlo Fazekas (8-0-1,1ND). Klitschko wins the fight clearly, but Chisora showed plenty of spirit by constantly taking the fight to the champion, and won plenty of fans. Chisora applied constant pressure, but Klitschko tied him up inside and also took away Chisora's jab. Klitschko, 40, had trouble with Chisora's high guard and awkward swarming style. The challenger came on strong in the middle rounds, landing a good right in the sixth, and the seventh saw a real war with both landing heavily. Klitschko's experience told and as Chisora faded in the last rounds the champion was on top. Scores 118-110 twice and 119-111. After the fight Klitschko revealed that he had suffered a damaged left shoulder in the second or third round, which prevented him working his jab effectively. Eighth defence in his current reign as WBC champion for Klitschko, and his 16th world title fight. Zimbabwean-born Chisora, 28, maintained his record of never being stopped, and despite losing 3 of his last 4 fights this performance has left him with an even higher profile in the rind-outside the ring is another problem altogether . Banks, 29, a regular sparring partner for the Klitschko brothers, retains NABF title with wide points win over willing, but limited, Firtha Scores 119-109 twice and 120-108. Banks a clear winner but Firtha was in the fight more than the scores indicate. Not sure how Banks gets to No 5 with the WBC as he has done nothing since scraping a draw against Jason Gavern in 2010. Former British and Commonwealth champion Smith, 26, overwhelms inexperienced Hungarian and stops him in first round. First outing for Smith since losing his titles to Lee Selby in September. Clever, sharp boxing from "The Professor" Fedchenko, 30, rated No 5 by the WBO, slowly breaks down Hungarian novice. No danger of a stoppage, but Fazekas bloodied and well beaten by the end. Scores 80-72 for the Ukrainian from all three judges. Corpus Christi, USA: Light Heavy: Tavoris Cloud (24-0) W PTS 12 Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1,1ND). Light Middle: Paul Williams (41-2) W PTS 12 Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2). Heavy: Chris Arreola (35-2) W KO 1 Eric Molina (18-2). Heavy: Malik Scott (33-0) W PTS 8 Kenny Releford (22-16-2). Cloud retains IBF title, but only on split decision. Cloud, 30.came out firing and floored the Spanish veteran with a right. Another barrage of punches put Campillo down again, but he survived. It then became a different fight from the second round as the clever Spanish southpaw outboxed Cloud with sharp uppercuts and hooks. Cloud tried to force the fight in the middle rounds, but suffered a bad cut in the seventh. Cloud fought back hard, and after surviving a Doctor's inspection of the cut during the eleventh round looked to have won the last two rounds, but not the decision. Judges saw it otherwise. Scores 116-110, 114-112 and 111-115. Another bad decision. The very least Campillo deserved was a draw. Third defence of IBF title for Cloud who needs to be busier as he had only one fight in 2011. Campillo, 33, is a former WBA and European champion. Williams always had the beating of Ishida in their fight. Both fighters got through with good shots in the early going. Williams never really made full use of his big advantages in height and reach to keep Ishida on the outside, so there were plenty of close quarters battling over the early rounds and the fight became untidy. Ishida rocked Williams with a right in the third. However Williams was able to control the fight all the way. I was a competent performance by Williams in a fight which failed to really hot up as a fight or provide many fireworks. Williams wins on scores of 120-108 from all three judges. The former WBO welterweight champion needed a win after his reputation took real blows from the loss to Sergio Martinez and a majority verdict over Erislandy Lara. Ishida, 36, was probably flattered by his quick win over James Kirkland, and was brought down to earth with a bump here. Arreola walking Molina down. Arreola gets nailed with a right cross which staggered him and has him clutching at Molina. Molina took Arreola to the ropes and was throwing punches. Arreola fought his way out and hurt Molina who backed into a corner. A left staggers Molina and a crushing overhand right puts him down and out. Arreola, 30, now has 30 wins by KO/TKO, and seven in a row since his loss to Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title in 2009. Molina, 29, had lost his first pro fight, but had run up 18 wins since then. Even with new trainer Oliver McCall in his corner he was out of his league here. Enigma Scott, 31, in his first fight since 2008, much too good for Releford. Scott shows excellent skills but no punch. Wins on scores of 80-72 twice and 79-73, but does not excite which is why he is nowhere after 33 wins. Brondby, Denmark: Super Middle: Brian Magee (36-4-1) W KO 5 Rudy Markussen (37-3,1ND). Feather: Andreas Evensen (15-2-1) W PTS 10 Julio Buitrago (11-12,1ND). Middle: Patrick Nielsen (13-0) W KO 1 Jozsef Matolcsi (30-18-1). Light Heavy: Erik Skoglund (8-0) W KO 4 Juan Nelongo (21-14-1). Good win by Magee as he retrains WBA interim title. First four rounds fairly even, with Markussen a bit less aggressive than usual. Markussen took the first, hurting Magee with a right. Magee then landed some good shots of his own to take the second. Markussen probably edged the fourth, but was already looking less confident. A brutal southpaw left hook to the body in the fifth from southpaw Magee, 36, puts Markussen down on his knees. The Dane looked as though he could have gotten up, but only did so at 10 ½ . Denmark a happy hunting ground for Magee as he halted Mads Larsen there in 2010 to win the European title. Markussen, 34, had won four fights on his comeback, but it is difficult to see where he can go from here. It takes two to make a fight, but as hard as Norwegian Evensen tried, Buitrago was not interested. Evensen, 25, a loser to Ricky Burns for the WBO super feather title in 2010, was doing what fighting there was, but Nicaraguan Buitrago came to survive any way he could. Buitrago lost points in the fourth and the ninth, and used every trick in the book. Evensen stuck to his task and took the decision by scores of 100-88 from all three judges, but it was a poor fight to watch. Buitrago, 26, weighed down at 102lbs early in his career, and was too small to have any chance of making a fight of it. Now 7 losses and a no decision in his last eight fights for Buitrago. Danish "Fighter of the Year" Nielsen had sprained his ankle in training, but it made no difference as the fight was all over in jus eleven seconds. A right hook shook Matolcis badly and a straight left put him down. It was a bad knockdown and the referee stopped the fight even as Matolcsi's cornerman Giuseppe Lauri entered the ring to save his fighter. Now seven wins by KO/TKO for the 20-year-old prospect. Only one win in his last seven fights for Matolcsi, but he had gone twelve rounds with Italian Emmanuelle Della Rosa in his last fight. Nielsen one to watch. Swede Skoglund too young and strong for Spaniard Nelongo. Has trouble catching Nelongo cleanly, but when he gets through with a big right Nelongo goes down. The Spaniard beats the count but is in no condition to continue. Skogland, 20, has four wins by KO/TKO. The 42-year-old Nelongo, who lost to Clinton Wood for the European title way back in 2000, should hand his gloves up. Montreal, Canada: Super Middle: Adonis Stevenson (17-1) W KO 1 Jesus Gonzales (27-2). Light Welter: Dierry Jean (21-0) W TKO 3 Ryan Barrett (25-10-3). Super Feather: Arash Usmanee (17-0) W PTS 8 Innocent Anyanwu (21-4-2). Heavy: Oscar Rivas (9-0) W TKO 3 Ivica Perkovic (15-13). Feather: Tyler Asselstine (9-0) W PTS 8 Nicola Cipolletta (8-1). Plenty of bad blood before the fight between these two southpaws. Both fighters threw tentative jabs with Stevenson looking fired up." Superman" missed with a couple of left crosses but then landed one that shook Gonzalez. As the action moved into mid ring Stevenson flashed over a brutal left and Gonzalez went down on his back with his legs in the air. He was in a bad way and the referee did not complete the count so as to allow Gonzales to get treatment. Gonzales left the arena in an ambulance, and was detained overnight as a precaution. Now 14 wins by KO/TKO for Haitian-born Stevenson, and four wins, including a stoppage of Aaron Pryor Jr, since shock stoppage loss to Darnell Boone in 2010. Gonzales, 27, had won his last ten, including a victory over Francisco Sierra in July. Body shots from Jean too much for Brit Barrett. Jean floors Barrett twice in both rounds one and two. When another body shot puts Barrett down in the third the fight is stopped. Jean, 29, has 14 wins by KO/TKO. He was out of the ring for eleven months before returning in October last year with a win over former WBC interim super feather champion Francisco Lorenzo. Southpaw Barrett had lost only one of his last nine fights. Usmanee has to survive a career first trip to the canvas to take a hard fought decision over Nigerian. Usmanee, born in Afghanistan, was in control up to the fifth when a left put him down on his knees. The knockdown fired-up both boxers. The 29-year-old Usmanee fought back in the sixth, with Anyanwu now much more confident, and again finding Usmanee with lefts. Usmanee had the better of the seventh although again rocked by a punch from Anyanwu. The last saw Anyanwu hurting Usmanee again with hard shots, but each time Usmanee came right back at him. Usmanee wins on scores of 78-73, 77-74 and 76-75. Anyanwu has now lost 4 of his last 5 but it could have been different if he had landed that left earlier. Quick win for Colombian Rivas as he floors Croatian twice in the second. Fight stopped when he scores another knockdown in the third. Rivas, 24, represented Colombia at the 2007 World Championships and the Beijing Olympics. Perkovic, 37, has lost his last four, but he must wonder if his management hate him. Combined records of his last four opponents 63-0-1! Clear win for Asselstine. The 25-year-old southpaw shows good skills, but unbeaten Italian Cipolletta, 23, shows nothing as scores of 80-72 from all three judges illustrate. Mexicali, Mexico: Super Bantam: Jorge Arce (60-6-2) W KO 5 Lorenzo Parra (31-4-1). Welter: Jorge Paez (31-4-1,1ND) W TKO 4 Octavio Castro (14-8-1). Light Welter: Armando Robles (19-1-1) W TKO 3 Abraham Osuna (16-2-1). Super Bantam: Roberto Castaneda (19-1-1) W TKO 4 Eden Marquez (22-9-3). Typical Arce performance as he just keeps coming, scoring with hard hooks to the body with Parra unable to stem the tide. The end was in sight when Arce floored Parra in the third. Parra was down twice in the fourth, again from hooks and uppercuts to the body. The game Venezuelan tried to turn the tide by punching with Arce in the fifth, but three body shots put him down on his knees and he made no effort to get up. Non-title fight sees WBO bantam champ make it 46 wins by KO/TKO. Arce, 32, had been held to a draw by the former WBA flyweight champion Parra, 33, in 2010. An unusually patient Paez Jr stalks southpaw Castro. In the third Paez, 24, hurts Castro with a combination of two shots to the head and two to the body. Paez took Castro to the ropes in the fourth and anther couple of power shots sees the fight stopped. Now 19 wins by KO/TKO for the son of the former world champion. Paez beat Omar Chavez in December. Mexican Southpaw Robles, who is based in Salt Lake City, is pressing Osuna from the start. Osuna just not able to keep Robles away. Robles puts Osuna down with a combination in the third, and although Osuna beats the count, he is trapped in a corner taking punishment and the fight is stopped. Mexican champion Robles, 34, beat Livingstone Bramble in 2003, but was then out of the ring for six years. Osuna's record built on poor opposition. Castaneda, 20, bounces back from loss to Felipe Orucuta last month with stoppage of dangerous Marquez. Castaneda on the back foot through the first two rounds as Marquez looking for the knockout. Castaneda catching him with heavy counters. Castaneda cuts loose in the fourth, trapping Marquez in the corner, and after a heavy barrage of punches the referee stops the fight. Castaneda moves to 14 wins by KO/TKO. Marquez continues his sequence of L/W/L/W/LW/L/W, so he is due a win next time. Rotherham, England: Super Bantam: Kid Galahad (11-0) W PTS 12 Jason Booth (36-9). Light Welter: Lenny Daws (23-2-2) W PTS 8 Chris Truman (8-2-1). Middle: Chris Eubank Jr (2-0) W PTS 6 Jason Ball (5-5-1). Big step up for Brendan Ingles's new star 21-year-old Qatari-born Galahad. Youngster starts fast, but thrown out of his stride in the first by a swinging left from Booth, which causes the youngster to touch down on the canvas briefly, but has to endure an eight count. From then on the fight is very one-sided. The speed, accuracy and variety of punches from Galahad just too much for Booth to counter. Galahad, mainly a southpaw, but switching guards constantly, finds it easy to thread hurtful punches through and around Booth's high guard. Old pro Booth never stops trying but almost limited to wild swings. In a couple of the closing rounds Galahad so much on top that you felt he was just a few punches away from a stoppage, but Booth not the surrendering type. Scores 120-109, 118-111 and 118-110. Galahad wins vacant WBC International title. Amazingly poised and professional show for one with only ten fights behind him. Booth34, a former British and Commonwealth champion, who took Steve Molitor to a majority decision in a fight for the IBF title in 2010, has lost three in a row and it may be time for him to retire. Former British champion Daws gets his second win since dropping his title to Ashley Theophane in February 2011 as he takes decision over Truman. Referees score 79-75. This was a controversial decision as Truman, giving away height and reach, kept Daws on the back foot. Truman had to take punches to get inside, and there was too much holding, but many felt Truman had edged the fight. Eubank Jr has a tough night, but shows he has guts as well as skill. Reportedly he came into the fight with an injury to his right shoulder which effectively made him only able to use his left . Eubank built an early lead but when Ball finally realized he was up against a one-armed fighter ( unbelievably something the broadcasting team never even noticed !!) he gave Eubank a torrid time in the last two rounds. Eubank wins on score of 58-56, but may have to answer questions on why he came into the fight with an existing injury. Forster, Australia: Light Welter: Chad Bennett (28-4-3) W TKO 4 Sapapetch Sor Sakaorat (25-10). "Hollywood" Bennett, 38, destroys soft-chinned Thai southpaw in four rounds. Bennett floors Thai in second then twice more in the third. Three more knockdowns in the fourth end the fight. Second defence of his WBO Orient interim title, but Bennett's chin has let him down on occasions. Ninth loss by KO/TKO for Sapapetch. Herstal, Belgium: Super Fly: Stephane Jamoye (23-3) W TKO 2 Miguel Aguilar (10-1,1ND). Light Welter: Steve Jamoye (10-0) W PTS 6 Santos Medrano (8-7-3,1ND). Light Middle: Naoufel Ben Rabah (35-3) W PTS 6 Ali Hassanzadeh (4-1). Light Heavy: Michael Recloux (20-12-2) W PTS 8 Joseph Sovijus (2-58-2). Massacre as Jamoye, 22, stops reluctant Nicaraguan in two rounds. A hard shot at the end of round one took what little fight there was out of Aguilar. He was holding on desperately in the second, enough for the referee to finally deduct a point. After that Aguilar made it clear he wanted no further part in the fight, and signaled to his corner to pull him out. Jamoye wins vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental title, but needs better opposition, as he only lost on a split decision to Takeo Kameda and on a majority verdict to Jamie McDonnell. Twin brother Steve was given a much tougher fight, but came through with a wide unanimous decision. Next up for Steve will be a Belgian title fight. Hidden away down the bill was Tunisian Ben Rabah. He failed to impress in winning a unanimous decision over Turkish novice Hassanzedeh. Recloux wins wide unanimous decision over Slovakian travelling loser Sovijus. A terrible match but understandable as this was Recloux's last fight and they wanted him to go out with a win. Cancun, Mexico: Light Pablo Cano (23-1-1) W TKO 6 Francisco Contreras (16-2). Light Fly: Mario Rodriguez (13-6-4) W KO 5 Gilberto Keb Bas (35-22-4) . Super Middle: Fernando Guerrero (23-1) W KO 4 Jason Naugler (18-16-1). Light: Fidel Maldonado Jr (13-0 W TKO 5 Antonio Chuc (8-11-2). Bantam: Robert Manzanares (17-0) W KO 1 David Solorio (17-6). Looks a reasonable match on paper, with Contreras having big height and reach advantages, but Cano has the punch. Cano puts Contreras down in the first, and hands out more punishment in the next four rounds. Contreras is floored twice in the fifth and does not come put for the sixth. First fight for 22-year-old Cano since losing to Erik Morales for vacant WBC light welter title in September. "El Demoledor" has 18 wins by KO/TKO and wins WBC Fecarbox title. Dominican Contreras, 27, had surrendered his unbeaten tag in three round loss to Sharif Bogere in October. Minor upset sees NABF champion Rodriguez add the WBC USNBC title with kayo of former WBC light fly champ Keb Bas. Rodriguez has too much youth, speed and strength for Keb Bas. A left hook to the body puts Keb Bas down and out in fifth. Rodriguez has a deceptive record. He was 7-5-1 in his first 13 fights, but his only loss in his last ten was to Donnie Nietes for the WBO straw title in 2010. Wins over Manuel Jimenez and Karluis Diaz had seen him climb to No 7 in the WBC ratings. Keb Bas "Baby Luis V", 34, was having his first fight since losing his title to Adrian Hernandez in April 2011. Dominican southpaw Guerrero rebuilding after upset loss to Grady Brewer and beats up Canadian veteran Naugler. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for 25-year-old who was US amateur champion 2007, but lost to Shawn Porter and Shawn Estrada in the Olympic Trials. Now nine losses in a row for 34-year-old Naugler. Southpaw hope Maldonado, 23, stops late substitute Chuc to make it ten wins by KO/TKO. Chuc no real test with just one win in his last nine fights. Manzanares, 17, gets his sixth one round blow-out and 13th win by KO/TKO. Manzanares turned pro at 15. La Trinidad, Philippines: Bantam: Dayer Gabutan (17-1-2) W TKO 3 Joel Rafols (13-10-2). Southpaw Gabutan halts Rafols to retain WBO Orient title. Fighting in his hometown little "Die Hard" makes it eight wins by KO/TKO, eleven wins in a row and retains WBO Orient title for the fourth time Panglao, Philippines: Super Feather: James Bacon (20-3) W PTS 10 Godwin Tubigon (7-5-1). Super Feather: Ricky Sismundo (23-6) W PTS 10 Fernando Otic (15-9). Philippines champ "Bring Home The" Bacon, 21, wins unanimous verdict over Tubigon in non-title match. Much needed win for Bacon after shock stoppage loss to Richard Olisa in November. Sismundo beats Otic on unanimous decision. Sismundo is now 6-2 in his last eight with the losses being to Billy Dib and Dante Jordan. Raciborz, Poland: Heavy: Andrzej Wawrzyk (25-0) W PTS 10 Claus Bertino (13-3). Light Middle: Damian Jonak (32-0-1) W TKO 8 Sebastian Skrzypcynski (7-7-2). Welter: Lukasz Maciec (15-1-1) W TKO 4 Almin Kovacevic (10-11-1). Welter: Rafal Jackiewicz (40-10-1) W TKO 4 Farid El Houari (25-13-1). Welter: Krzys Bienias (42-4-1) W PTS 6 Arvydas Trizno (13-16-2). Both big men of comparable height. Bertino 16lbs heavier, but key factor the hand speed and mobility of 24-year-old Wawrzyk. Bertino did have his moments of success with his left, but was outboxed. A right hook has Bertino, 31, in trouble in the fourth but too near the bell for Wawrzyk to take advantage of it. As the bout progresses the Pole tightens his defence, and builds a good lead. Both get through with heavy shots in the ninth, but Wawrzyk a clear winner and retains WBC Baltic and WBA International titles. Scores 100-90, 99-92 and 98-93. First fight for Bertino for almost a year in a career where has found a couple of banana skins in his path. Jonak much too hot for Skrzypcynski. Jonak scores knockdowns in first and third and is dominant in every round. Looks as though Skrzypcynski is going to last the distance, but a big attack by Jonak in the last sees the referee stop the fight. After an even first round Maciec, 22, slowly breaks down Croatian. At the end of the fourth the referee consults with the Doctor and they end the fight. Only three wins by KO/TKO for Polish prospect. Kovacevic has lost 6 of his last 7. Easy for former European champion Jackiewicz as he floors Belgian in the fourth and three times in the fifth for stoppage. Bienias has to settle for majority verdict against Lithuanian. Widely differing scores as two judges have it 60-54 and 59-56 for Pole and another has it 57-57. Caguas, Puerto Rico:Light: Abner Cotto (13-0) W PTS 10 Hevinson Herrera (15-7-1). Cotto, 24, uses good skills and dominates with his jab on the way to a unanimous verdict over Colombian Herrera. Cotto, a former Puerto Rican amateur champion, who won a silver medal at the Pan American Games is a second cousin of Miguel and Jose Cotto. Herrera has lost 4 of his last 5, but the opposition has been tough.

February 19

Homebush, Australia:Middle: Sam Soliman (41-11) W PTS 12 Garth Wood (10-3-1). Light Middle: Yao Yi Ma (10-1) W TKO 8 Virgil Kalakoda (24-8-3). The 38-year-old Soliman wins a unanimous decision over Wood. This was a scrappy, untidy fight as the two styles did not mix. Soliman used his jab to dominate his inexperienced, but dangerous, opponent. Soliman wins on scores of 18-110, 117-114 and a very curious 110-109! Soliman, who has lost twice to Tony Mundine Jr, had not been very active with only one fight in the last 17 months. Wood, 33, had won the Australian version of "The Contender" earning him a fight with Mundine. A shock result saw Wood kayo Mundine, only to lose to him in a return. Taiwanese fighter Ma gets a big win as he flattens experienced Kalakoda with a left hook. Seven wins by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Ma who also has wins over Zulfikar Ali and Pradeep Singh.

February 23

Tepeji del Rio, Mexico:Fly: Omar Nino Romero (31-4-2,1ND) W TKO 3 Javier Romano (7-12-1). Former WBC light fly champion returns with a win. First fight for Romero, 35, since losing his title to Gilberto Keb Bas in November 2010. Romano not in the same class.

February 24

Dover, USA: Super Feather : Juan Carlos Burgos (29-1) W PTS 10 Cristobal Cruz (39-13-3,1ND ). Light Welter: Manuel Perez (17-7-1) W PTS 10 Edgar Santana (26-4). Super Middle: Mike Tiberi (19-1) W PTS 8 Toris Brewer (14-5). Burgos, 24, has problems with the crude but strong former IBF feather champ Cruz. Scores a knockdown with a right in the sixth and Cruz, 34, also cut over right eye. Cruz, always pressing, finishes strongly and puts Burgos down in the ninth. Overall the taller Burgos does the cleaner work and gets the decision on scores of 96-92 twice and 98-90, but the fight was closer than the scores show. WBC No 2 Burgos, who lost to Hozumi Hasegawa for the vacant WBC feather title in 2010, retains WBC Silver title. Perez springs surprise as he outscores 33-year-old Puerto Rican Santana. Santana takes early rounds, but Hawaiian-born Perez, 27, was the busier and dictated the pace in the second half of the fight. Santana's right eye began to swell in the ninth, and both fighters put in a big effort in the last. Scores 96-94 from all three judges as Perez wins NABA title. He is better than his record indicates as he has been in with Diego Magdaleno, Brandon Rios and Mercita Gesta. After being out for three years Santana had come back with a couple of wins. Tiberi, 23, makes it 13 wins in a row as he takes wide unanimous decision over Brewer. Scores 80-71, 80-72 and 79-73. Las Vegas, USA: Light Welter: Jessie Vargas (18-0) W PTS 10 Lanardo Tyner (25-7-2). Light Middle: Deandre Latimore( 23-3) W PTS 10 Milton Nunez (23-4-1). Light Welter: Antonio Orozco (13-0) W TKO 4 Rodolfo Armenta (11-6-1). Not the cleanest of fights. Over the early rounds both fighters threw shots after the bell and low blows. Vargas was on his knees from a low blow in the first. Tyner threw was a very low one in the fourth which put Vargas down and led to a five minute break. When they resumed it was Vargas who threw a very low one that put Tyner down. From then on then on the cleaned up their acts a bit and the fight got better until the eighth. In that round we had Vargas warned for a low blow and Tyner falling out of the ring in a bout of wrestling. Vargas, 22, rated No 8 by the IBF was stronger, younger and busier than the tough, but limited, Tyner. He scored well with a stiff jab and outworked Tyner and took the decision on scores of 99-91 from all three judges. Tyner, 36, has a win over Vivian Harris but had lost two tough ones in a row to Wale Omotoso and Kevin Bizier. Latimore fails impress in win over Colombian. Southpaw Latimore, 26, has the skill and played safe by outboxing the dangerous Colombian. Latimore looked as though he had built a good lead by the end of the eighth, but it was just as well. He was badly hurt in the ninth and floored by a right. Same again in the last as Latimore went down again. Both knockdowns were debatable, but counted. Scores 96-92, 95-94 and 94-94. Prior to this Latimore had only one fight in the previous 19 months. He lost to Cory Spinks for the IBF title in 2009. Nunez, 24, had 21 wins by KO/TKO, but his own chin is suspect with his three previous losses all by kayo in the first round. That includes a challenge to Gennady Golovkin for the WBA interim title in 2011. Orozco produces a great left hook to finish Armenta. Now 9 wins by KO/TKO for the 24-year-old Mexican. This show was a Mayweather Promotions show. Campsie, Australia: Super Middle: Les Piper (14-9-3) W PTS 12 Zac Awad (17-2-1). Super Feather: Billel Dib (7-0) W TKO 8 Jayson Mac Gura (1-5-1). Upset sees "Diamond" Piper, 28, break a three fight losing streak as he just edges out Awad on split verdict to take the IBF Pan Pacific title. "Shaker" Awad had won four in a row including a win over Junior Talipeau. Dib, 22, the younger brother of IBF feather champ Billy, steps up to eight rounds and halts poor Filipino in the last. Flemington, Australia: Middle: Jarrod Fletcher (11-0) W PTS 10 Johannes Mwetupunga (11-3). Former amateur star lifts Australian title with points win. Namibian Mwetupunga, making the fifth defence of his title, tried to get inside and force the fight, but Fletcher, sticking to his "Left Jab" nickname, used a strong jab and good movement to frustrate the champion and collect the points. Fletcher suffered a bad cut on his forehead in the second, but his quick movement, and hand speed meant he was in and out before Mwetupunga could counter. Hard as Mwetupunga, 35, tried is was late when he got into the fight as Fletcher slowed. Scores 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Fletcher, 28, won a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games beating James DeGale, Craig McEwan, Obodai Sai and Adonis Stevenson. Mwetupunga also competed at the 2006 Games, but in a division lower. Saint-Quentin, France: Super Feather: Guillame Frenois (25-0) W TKO 9 Fabrizio Trotta (14-7-2,1ND). Cruiser: Thierry Karl (30-5) W PTS 10 Sandro Siproshvili (25-11). Outstanding display of boxing by undefeated French southpaw Frenois to win vacant European Union title. Frenois lands with good body shots in the first and then floors Italian in second. Trotta, who came in at only two days notice, tightens his defence and keeps marching forward. Trotta is cut and Frenois is making him pay heavily for every mistake. As Trotta tires Frenois steps up the pace and floors Trotta again in the ninth. Another body shot hurts the Italian and the referee stops the fight. Only five wins by KO/TKO for Frenois, 28, but plenty of talent. "Popeye" Trotta, a former Italian super bantam champion, has also lost to Pat Hyland and Rendall Munroe. Karl has to go all the way for win over Georgian. The awkward, wide swinging style, of the Georgian puts Karl out of his stride in the early rounds. Karl finds the target in the second half of the fight as he boxes more than is usual for him. Karl, 27, wins on scores of 100-90, 99-93 and 97-93, and collects vacant WBFederation International title. The former undefeated French light heavy champion lost to Danny McIntosh for the vacant European title in January 2011. Siproshvili, 29, has lost 5 of his last 6 fights, but is durable. He lost his first fight by kayo, but that is the only time he has been halted. Hamburg, Germany: Middle: Hamid Rahimi (20-1) W TKO 8 Ruslan Rodvich (10-6). Afghan-born Rahimi wins interim WBU title with stoppage of Rodvich. From the start the aggressive, two-handed attacks from Rahimi have the Belarus southpaw just trying to survive. The one way traffic is stopped in the eighth. The 28-year-old Rahimi was supported by the Afghan ambassador, and the show was broadcast live on Afghan TV. The one blot on Rahimi's record is a loss to Attila Kiss-who's record at the time was 9-58-3 record. In fairness he did beat Kiss on points in a return. Rome, Italy: Light Heavy: Orial Kolaj (8-5) W PTS 10 Danilo D'Agata (11-1). Kolaj wins Italian title on split verdict. The Albanian-born southpaw Kolaj, 28, puts on pressure from the fist round, keeps the fight inside, and proves stronger than a subdued champion. Kolaj has D'Agata, 28, rocking in the sixth, but has to go the distance. Scores 97-93 twice, and a highly dubious 95-97. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Super Feather: Jose Pedraza (7-0) W TKO 4 Tony Woods (17-9). Hot prospect Pedraza, 22, gave a display of power and skill as he dominated Woods from the start. Pedraza was teeing-off on Woods in the fourth when the towel came flying in. Six wins by KO/TKO for Pedraza as he collects WBC Youth title. Merida, Mexico: Light: Aaron Herrera (23-0) W PTS 10 Joksan Hernandez (22-5). Welter: Luis Areco (24-11-1) W TKO 7 Misael Castillo (21-2). "The Jewell" marches on as local favourite Herrera outscores Hernandez and takes unanimous decision. Trained by Ignacio Beristan, Herrera outboxed Hernandez and is showing improvement with every fight. Veteran Areco, 33, schools prospect Castillo. Cuts him badly over his right eye. Floors him in the third and fires home a volley of unanswered punches at the end of the seventh. Castillo does not come out for the eighth. Bangkok, Thailand: Straw: Wanheng (21-0) W TKO 9 Jonathan Refugio (10-2-4). Wanheng well ahead, and has Filipino under strong pressure in the ninth when the referee stops the fight. Wanheng, 26, WBC No 3, makes fifth defence of WBC Silver International title with this stoppage of 18-year-old Filipino southpaw. Grimsby, England: Light: Kevin Hooper (11-0) W PTS 10 Yordan Vasilev (10-24-2). Local fighter Hooper wins British Masters title with easy win over Bulgarian. Hooper, 27, always in command. Cuts and comes close to finishing Vasilev in fourth. Vasilev survives but can't handle the greater reach and superior skill of Hooper. Referee's score 100-90 London, England: Light: Phil Gill (12-0-2) W PTS 10 Ibrar Riyaz (4-29-1). These two staged a fast-paced, close quarters, fight with each taking it in turn to pick up rounds. Gill built a lead but as he tired British-based Albanian Riyaz staged a strong finish but it was just not enough. Referees score 96-94. Gill, 29, wins British Masters title. Wishaw, Scotland: Light Welter: Eddie Doyle (10-0) W TKO 3 Gary McArthur (16-5). Surprisingly easy win for Doyle. A right from Doyle, 26, puts southpaw McArthur down in the third. McArthur beats the count, but a right to the body puts him down and the fight is stopped. Only the second win by KO/TKO for Doyle. Once a prospect, McArthur has lost 4 of his last 5 fights. Another good show from promoter Paul Graham. Ontario, USA: Welter: Artemio Reyes (15-1) WTKO 1 Victor Correa (14-5). Super Bantam: Efrain Esquivias (16-0) W PTS 8 Adolfo Landeros (21-24-2). Welter: Aaron Martinez (16-1-1) W TEC DEC 8 Dashon Johnson (13-5-3). Despite giving away 9lbs in weight, Reyes scores four knockdowns in the first. Now 12 wins by KO/TKO for Reyes, who had a good win over Javier Molina in October. Five losses by KO/TKO for Correa who had won his previous four fights inside the distance. Esquivias, 28, outboxes late sub Landeros. Good combinations and right counters put Esquivias in control. Scores 78-74 twice and 80-72. Just one win in his last 15 for trial horse Landeros. Johnson loses point in the first for throwing Martinez to the canvas, but evens scores up by scoring a knockdown in second. Martinez in command until the sixth when Johnson gets on top. A butt from Johnson opens bad cut over the right eye of Martinez in eighth. It goes to the cards and Martinez wins split decision on scores of 78-73, 77-75 and 75-77. Chicago, USA: Super Feather: Edner Cherry (29-6-2,1ND) W PTS 8 Guillermo Sanchez (13-5-1). A near run thing for the "Cherry Bomb". Cherry, 29, has to climb off the floor in the first, and fight hard over the next seven rounds, to just get by southpaw club fighter Sanchez on a close unanimous verdict. Scores 76-75 twice and 77-74. Five wins and a no decision for Cherry since losing to Tim Bradley for the WBC light welter title in 2008. Three loses in a row for "The Vampire. Chester, USA:Light Heavy: Omar Sheika (32-11) W PTS 10 Tony Ferrante (12-3) . Second win in 2012 for Sheika. He wins wide unanimous verdict on scores of 99-90 twice and 95-94 with the latter score much more representative of the hard, close fight than the other two scores. Ferrante lost a point in the seventh for pushing. Sheika, 35, had four shots at winning a world title at super middle, two at the WBC title , and one each at the IBF and WBO titles. Ferrante had won his last three fights.

February 25

Stuttgart, Germany: Heavy: Alex Povetkin (24-0) W PTS 12 Marco Huck (34-1). Middle: Dominick Britsch (26-0-1) DREW 12 Roberto Santos (17-6-2,1ND). Middle: Marcos Nader (15-0) W PTS 10 Baker Barakat (36-12-4). Heavy: Edmund Gerber (19-0) W TKO 5 Olek Mazkin ( 17-7-2). Light Heavy: Robert Woge (7-0) W TKO 7 Robert Cocco (10-9-1). Light Middle: Jack Culcay (11-0) W TKO 7 Salvatore Annunziata (15-6-4). Good, competitive fight sees Russian Povetkin, 32, retain the secondary WBA title with majority decision over Serbian-born Huck. Povetkin used his addition weight and some good combination punches to take an early lead. Huck got into the fight in the fourth as he scored with overhand rights, a punch that Povetkin had trouble with for the whole of the fight. Huck also had a good fifth. Povetkin had a better sixth, but Huck had a big round in the seventh when he had Povetkin in deep trouble and the WBA secondary champion only just made it to the bell. Povetkin was picking up points, but the spectacular stuff was coming from Huck. He again caught Povetkin with a big right in the tenth. Povetkin looked exhausted, but kept working and was still getting through with his punches. The last saw Huck, now with gash over his right eye, hurt Povetkin with another right. The scores were 116-112, 116-113 and 114-114. Povetkin won more rounds, but Huck won his rounds big. A slow start cost the WBO cruiser champion the fight. Huck wants a return, and deserves one. Povetkin admitted that he had taken Huck lightly, and nearly paid the price. Britsch, 24, loses his 100% record after tough battle with Spaniard. Santos, 30, proved tougher than was expected after he lost to Luis Crespo in December. Britsch took the early rounds but after that Santos often forced the German prospect on the back foot and cut him over his right eye. Scores 117-112, 113-115 and 114-114. This for the vacant European Union title. Disappointing result for Britsch. Spanish-born Austrian Nader, 21, boxes his way to a comfortable win over Syrian Barakat. Scores 100-90 twice and 99-90. Still only two wins by KO/TKO for 21-year-old Nader. Barakat had won his last 17, including a victory over Khoren Gevor. Well protected prospect Gerber, 23, makes it 13 wins by KO/TKO as Ukrainian Mazkin, 37, does not come out for the sixth. German Woge, 27, given a good workout by Italian Cocco. Floors the Italian in the seventh and has him rocking when the fight is stopped. Only one win in his last nine fights for Cocco. Culcay cruises to a win over Italian southpaw Annunziata. Culay controls the fight with Annunziata on the defensive throughout. Finally two rights put the Italian down in the seventh and Culcay scoring heavily when the referee stops the fight. First fight under the Sauerland banner for 26-year-old former World amateur champion. St Louis, USA: Super Feather: Adrien Broner (23-0) W KO 4 Eloy Perez (23-1-2,1ND) .Welter: Devon Alexander (23-1) W PTS 10 Marcos Maidana (31-3) . Light: Sharif Bogere (22-0) W TKO 3 Sergio Rivera (25-9-2). Welter: Keith Thurman (16-0,1ND) W TKO 1 Chris Fernandez (19-15-1). Heavy: Deontay Wilder (21-0) W TKO 3 Marlon Hayes (23-11). All of the advantages were with Broner, and he used them well. The taller, stronger and harder puncher, Broner , 22, never allowed Perez into the fight. It looked like a welterweight against a featherweight as Broner was just so much bigger and stronger. He had Perez hurt with a volley of punches at the end of the second. He walked Perez down in the third and you knew this was a fight that would end sooner rather than later. A crunching straight right caught Perez on the right side of his face and a left to the back of the head helped him on his way. First defence of his WBO title for "The Problem" Broner and win No 19 by KO/TKO, with 12 of his last 13 fights ending that way. The Prince" Perez, 25, had some success with scrappy attacks, but did not have the power to worry Broner. Southpaw Alexander,25, impresses as he outclasses Maidana. Despite a cut in the third round, Alexander was scoring feely with left, hooks, rights and body punches. Maidana did not get into the fight as former IBF/WBC light welter champ Alexander made him look slow and one-paced. Alexander seemed to have floored Maidana in the sixth, but the referee ruled it a push. However Maidana was badly shaken. Over the late rounds it looked as though Maidana was just ting to survive. Scores 100-99 twice and 99-91. Alexander had disappointed in losing to Tim Bradley, and just squeaking past Lucas Matthysse, but this win over the Argentinian, who had lost a wafer thin decision to Amir Khan and Beaten Erik Morales really boosted his stock. Maidana just could not handle the skill of the St Louis fighter, but remains WBA secondary champion at light welter. Bogere continues unbeaten as he halts Rivera in three. The 23-year-old Ugandan makes it 14 wins by KO/TKO. Previous wins over Ray Beltran and Francisco Contreras show his progress. Mexican Rivera, 30, has lost 7 of his last 8, but all to good prospects. Thurman gets back into action with a stoppage of journeyman Fernandez. Now 15 wins by KO/TKO for "One Time" who just missed out on a spot on the US team for Beijing when he lost to Demetrius Andrade in the final of the US Trials. Thurman was having his first fight since November 2010. Wilder wins another mismatch. Against the 40-year-old 5'9" Hayes, who was having his first fight since October 2007, Wilder got in a few rounds but could not have learned anything much. Wilder was looking to end it early, but despite taking a beating Hayes did a good job of surviving. Big rights in the fourth almost had Hayes out and the referee called it off at the end of the round. Olympic bronze medal winner Wilder, 26, keeps his 100% record of wins by KO/TKO and 100% record of meaningless mismatches. Cardiff, Wales: Light Heavy: Nat Cleverly (24-0) W PTS 12 Tommy Karpency (21-3-1). Light Heavy: Enzo Maccarinelli (34-5) W TKO 2 Ciaran Healey (13-18-1). Welter: Frankie Gavin (12-0) W TKO 3 Kevin McIntyre (30-9,1ND). One-sided match sees Cleverly , 25, retain his WBO title for second time by outclassing poor Karpency. Cleverly in total command but unable to break through defence of southpaw Karpency, Cleverly cruises too a shut out. Scores 120-108 from the judges tell the tale. First fight for Karpency since February 2011!! A body shot from Maccarinelli, 31, puts 37-year-old Healy down, and the towel comes in from Healey's corner. Now 27 wins by KO/TKO for former WBO and European cruiser champ. Southpaw Gavin finally gets back in the ring and puts his career back on the rails as he finishes experienced Scottish southpaw McIntyre, a former British champion, with a body shot. Nine wins by KO/TKO for former World Amateur champion. Accra, Ghana: Light: Sam Amoako (16-4) W PTS 12 Martin Haikali (10-5). Welter: Joshua Okine (24-4-1) W PTS 12 Amilcar Funes (22-11). Light Heavy: Brahim Kamoko (23-0) W TKO 3 Hamza Wandera (14-4-2). Light Welter: Ebenezer Lartei Lartei (21-1) W PTS 12 Eduardo Flores (11-6-3). Super Feather: Emmanuel Tagoe (19-1) W PTS 10 Miguel Caceres (27-34-7). Feather: Ishmael Aryeetey (6-2) W TKO 6 Hope Mawuli. In a close fight a punch landed after the bell cost Namibian Haikali his WBO African title, but even then he looked unlucky not to get at least a draw against former victim and Commonwealth title challenger Amoako. Scores 118-112, 114-113 and 113-113. Okine wins wide unanimous verdict over Argentinian. This also looked to be a close bout but scoring at 119-109 twice and 119-108 was way out of line. Former Commonwealth champion Okine wins vacant interim WBO title by beating an Argentinian! . Fifth win for Okine since loss to Joe Greene in 2008.Controversial ending as Wandera turn his back on the fight. The Ugandan southpaw put Kamoko down in the first, but failed to follow-up on his success. In the third Wandera twice turned his back and finally walked out of the fight after complaining that fouls by Kamoko were going unpunished. Kamoko retains WBO African title and is still a ridiculous No 2 with that body. Lartei Lartei, 25, extends winning run to nine with a close decision over Ecuadorian Flores for vacant WBO African title. Scores 115-112, 114-113 and a ludicrous 117-108. Tagoe makes it 19 wins in a row since losing his first pro fight. Aryeetey wins vacant National title with stoppage of novice Mawuli. Georgetown, Guyana: Cruiser: Shawn Cox (15-1) W KO 1 Wayne Braithwaite (24-4). Bantam: Elton Dhary (8-5-1) W KO 1 Selwyn Lett (2-3). Middle: Edmund DeClou (10-1-1) W TKO 9 Kevin Placide (12-6-1). Fly: Dexter Marques (9-2) W PTS 12 Orlando Rogers (5-13,1ND ). Light: Miguel Antonie (17-0-1) W PTS 12 Revon Lake (6-6-2) . "The Sniper" Cox destroys "Big Truck" Braithwaite in one round. Within the first 30 seconds a right from Cox put Braithwaite down. The former WBC cruiser champion beat the count, but was floored by a straight right. Once again Braithwaite beat the count, but was hit with another volley of punches and slipped to the canvas and the fight was stopped. First defence of his WBC Cabofe title by 37-year-old Cox, and win No 15 by KO/TKO. As an amateur Barbadian Cox competed at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth games. He beat Tony Jeffries when winning a gold medal at the 2005 Commonwealth championships. First fight since March 2010 for Braithwaite. "The Real Coolie Bully" Dhary,26, throws a right over a lazy jab from Barbadian Letts and it is all over. Six wins in a row for Dhary who retains his Cabofe title. DeClou extends his unbeaten run to ten as he floors Placide in the first and finally stops an exhausted Placide early in the ninth. DeClou, who holds a points win over Howard Eastman, wins vacant Cabofe title. Placide, 37, from Trinidad and Tobago lost to Young Mutley in 2008. This was his first fight since April 2010.Marques climbs off the floor in the first and then outboxes Rogers to win the vacant Cabofe title on scores of 116-111 twice and 118-109. Marquez has now beaten Rogers four times. Commonwealth Zonal champion Antoine beats Lake for the third time and wins vacant Cabofe title. Lake was looking to last out the early rounds and come on strongly at the finish, but Barbadian Antoine, 24, won all the way. Scores 118-110 twice and 117-111. Savigliano, Italy: Super Feather: Ermano Fegatilli (25-4) W TEC DEC 6 Antonio De Vitis (22-2-1,1ND). Super Feather : Benoit Manno (9-1) W PTS 10 Angelo Ardito (5-4-1). A close fought battle end on a technical decision. After an even first round European champion Fegatilli, 27, gets the better of the early part of the second with good body punches and uppercuts. Italian De Vitis, 33, fighting in his hometown, comes back at the end of the round. De Vitis presses hard in the third to overcome the better skills of Fegatilli, but Fegatilli takes the fourth. In the fifth, Fegatilli on top, a clash of heads sees De Vitis suffer a cut on his right eyelid. The Referee gets the Doctor to look at the damage to the Italian but the fight continues. Although the cut does not seem bad at the end of the round the referee surprisingly stops the fight and it goes to the cards. Belgian Fegatilli wins on scores of 58-56, 57-55 and 57-57 and retains the European title. Fegatilli won the title by beating Stephen Foster in February 2011. He beaten De Vitis on a majority decision in 2007, and the Italian deserves another try. Southpaw Manno retains Italian title with unanimous decision over Ardito. That makes it three points wins for Manno in three fights with Ardito. Mexico City, Mexico: Super Feather: Gamaliel Diaz (35-9-2) W PTS 10 Jhean Aparicio Romero ( 15-3). WBC No 6 "El Platano" Diaz,31, retains his Cabofe title with a unanimous decision over inexperienced youngster Romero. Once more a set of strange scores as the judges see it 118-110, 116-111 and 114-113. Diaz, who was 3-5 in his first eight fights, has wins over Elio Rojas and Robert Guerrero. This was too big a step up in class for 25-year-old Romero Guadalajara, Mexico: Super Fly: Juan Jose Montes (22-2) W PTS 12 Oscar Ibarra (27-6). Super Bantam: Rey Vargas (11-0) W KO 1 Gabriel Aguillon (7-4). "Goofy" Montes 22, wins vacant WBFederation and IBF International titles with unanimous verdict over Ibarra. Exciting battle sees Montes continually pressing and Ibarra dangerous with rights. Ibarra uses his head-literally-and Montes hampered by gashes on both eyebrows, the first opened in the fourth and the second in the tenth. By the finish he also has a bloody nose and plenty of other facial damage. He looked the loser, but appearances were deceptive. Both battled hard all the way. .Ibarra had a point deducted in the eleventh for butting. A long standing ovation for both fighters after a great contest with Montes the winner. Strange score as judges have it 117-109, 116-111 and 114-113 !! The last score was a true reflection of the fight. Montes lost to Tomas Rojas for the WBC title in May 2011. His only loss in his last 15 fights. Ibarra was also on a good run until losing to Sylvester Lopez for the WBC Silver title in September. Vargas puts Aguillon down twice and the fight is over in 77 seconds. Ten wins by KO/TKO for 21-year-old Vargas who wins IBF Youth title. Berne, Switzerland: Welter: Riad Menasria (31-2-1) W PTS 8 Zoran Cvek ( 7-18-3). Menasria wins unanimous decision over Croatian but fails to impress against the late substitute. At 35, the Algerian-born fighter found his ceiling when being stopped in two rounds by Craig Watson in 2009. Since returning in February 2011 he has won three fights, but against poor opposition. Cvek had been stopped in four rounds by Jackson Osei Bonsu on January 28, but was allowed to box as the finishing punch from Bonsu was a body shot. Belfast, N Ireland: Super Bantam: Willie Casey (13-1) W KO 1 David Kanalas (6-2). Casey continues his rebuilding. In second fight since one round loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux in March last year Casey halts Hungarian in one round. Southpaw Casey, 30, has wins over Tyson Cave and Paul Hyland. Kanalas, 19 had been stopped in one round by Paul Butler in October. Aberdeen, Scotland: Light Welter: Denis Shafikov (28-0-1) W TKO 7 Lee McAllister (34-3). Cruiser: Jon Lewis Dickinson (10-2) W TKO 2 Chris Burton (15-2). Super Middle: Travis Dickinson (11-0) W TKO 1 Paul David (13-6). Russian Shafikov, 26, just too strong for McAllister. Local fighter with big advantages in height and reach wins the first being just a little sharper than the European champion. In succeeding rounds southpaw Shafikov gradually walked McAllister down. The Scot just did not have the punch or the strength to keep Shafikov out. It was all Shafikov in the seven as a flatfooted McAllister soaked up heavy hooks and uppercuts. The end looked near and McAllister, who had injured his right hand, did not come out for the eighth round. First defence of the European title for "Djingis Khan" and win No 18 by KO/TKO. McAllister, 29, is still Commonwealth champion, but this put a big dent in his ambitions. Dickenson and Burton were both trying to establish their jab early in the first. However, Burton was open for counters and was unhinged by a volley from Dickinson. For the last two minutes of the round Dickinson landed punch after punch with Burton staggering around the ring. Burton survived but was in trouble again in the second when the referee made a good stoppage. Good impressive win for Dickinson who had beaten David Dolan in July. Burton had lost to Sam Sexton in the final of the Prizefighter in 2008. The younger Dickinson produced a thunderous right which landed David on his back. After tumbling over a couple of time David finally managed to get to his feet at the ten, but his legs were shaking. First fight since January 2011 for Dickinson, the winner of last year's Prizefighter. First time David has been stopped. Roeselare, Belgium: Welter: Kobe Vandekerkhove (20-13-3) W PTS 10 Ahmed El Hamwi (6-2-1). Welter: Sasha Yengoyan (19-0-1) W TKO 4 Albert Starikov (16-18-1). Light Welter: Jean Pierre Bauwens (23-0-1) W PTS 6 Jevgenijs Kirilovs ( 10-14-1). Vandekerkhove retains Belgian title with close decision over El Hamwi in a brawl. The seventh round proves decisive as El Hamwi is floored and deducted a point for spitting out his mouthpiece to gain recovery time. Scores 96-92, 96-93 and 96-94. "The Beast from the East" shows his power, but has some rocky times against Estonian. Yengoyan staggered a few times. Although the one time he was on the floor was ruled a slip, a question hangs over his chin. When not being staggered he was knocking 38-year-old Starikov down, and the fight was halted after the fourth knockdown. Now 11 wins by KO/TKO for 26-year-old Yengoyan. Bauwens moves up to light welter but fails to impress as he has to settle for a majority verdict over Latvian. Scores 58-56, 58-57 and 57-57. Next up will be Ryan Barrett, so "Junior" will have to show some improvement. Port Hueneme, USA: Feather: Jose Miguel Aguiniga (32-0) W PTS 8 Juan Ruiz (23-9). In his first fight since 2007 former National Golden Gloves champion Aguiniga, 29, came in 11lbs over the contract weight and has a tough time with experienced 33-year-old Ruiz. Both wanted to work inside with Ruiz forcing the pace, but Aguiniga just had the edge with his shorter quicker hooks . Scores 80-72, 78-74 and 77-75. Both fighters had early career wins over future IBF champion Cristobal Cruz.. Atlantic City, USA: Welter: Ronald Cruz (16-0) W PTS 10 Allen Conyers (12-6). Cruiser: Garrett Wilson (12-5-1) W TKO 3 Pedro Martinez (6-5). "Dream Shatterer" Conyers, 35, looks in charge early in the first only to find himself on the floor from a shot by Cruz. Puerto Rican Cruz, 25, then takes control, constantly switching guards and outworking Conyers. There was a strong fight back by Conyers in the fifth when he had Cruz rocking. However, Cruz bounced back and swept the late rounds. Scores 99-90 twice and 98-89. Cruz had won his last eight by KO/TKO. Conyers had scored upset wins over Derek Ennis and James De la Rosa. Wilson continued his good run as he stopped Martinez. Wilson scored heavily on the inside. It was one-sided over the first two rounds. It got worse for Martinez in the third when he was floored early in the round and the fight was stopped. The 29-year-old stocky Wilson had beaten Aaron William, Omar Sheika and Chuck Mussachio in his previous three fight. Chabut, Argentina:Welter: Hector Saldivia (41-2) W PTS 10 Jonathan Duran (12-5-1). Not a pretty fight with very little defensive work or skills on show. Just a battle of attrition with Saldivia on top. He floored the Mexican with a right in the second, but could not find the finish. These two just slugged away for ten brutal rounds. Scores 98-91, 99-90 and 100-92 ½. Eight wins for Saldivia, IBF NO 4, since one round loss to Said Ouali in May2010. Now only one win in his last five for Mexican, but he came to fight. Additional Commonwealth fights (All boxers from Commonwealth unless shown as other).

February 24

Flemington, Australia: Cruiser: Oscar Siale (14-11) W PTS 6 Kane Watts (7-1). Accra, Ghana: Super Feather: Max Awuku (27-2-1) W KO 4 Emmanuel Allotey (1-7). Obodai Sai (17-1) W TKO 3 David Armah (0-3). Light Heavy: Mike Gbenga (11-5) W KO 3 Issan Ibrahim (0-3). Welter: Frederick Lawson (14-0) W TKO 2 Joe Coffie (1-6). Aryee Ayittey (7-4) W TKO 7 Dornu Kwame (0-3). Heavy: Ibrahim Abraham (3-2) W TKO 6 Mukadi Olaide (0-2). Super Bantam: Isaac Owusu (5-3) W TKO 6 Musa Adams (0-3). Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania: Welter: Abdallah Mohammed (12-8-3) W KO 2 Salehe Mkalekwa (6-1). Super Feather: Shabani Mtenga (8-4-3) W KO 2 Hassan Kidebe (12-5-4). London. England:Heavy: John McDermott (27-8) W TKO 4 Pavels Dolgovs (Latvia 9-18-2)

February 25

Accra, Ghana: Bantam: Emmanuel Quartey (12-0) W TKO 4 Galley Cudjoe (4-4). Dar-Es Salaam, Tanzania: Super Middle: Rashid Matumla (47-16-3) W PTS 10 Maneno Oswaldo (37-25-4). Oldham, England: Cruiser: Martyn Grainger (8-4 W TKO 5 Carl Wilson (3-5). Aberdeen, Scotland: Heavy: Gary Cornish (6-0) W PTS 4 Igoris Borucha (Lithuania 6-19-1). Cardiff, Wales:Welter: Liam Smith (9-0-1) W PTS 8 Paul Morby (6-11-1)

February 26

East London, South Africa:Lightweight: Ayanda Yaphi (10-2-1) W TKO 6 Mandilakhe Sontlaba (3-2-1). Bantam: Lusanda Komanisi (11-2) W PTS 10 Mfusi Maxhayi (1-3-1). Super Feather: Wonga Mhlana (15-2) W TKO 3 Sizwe Yolo (7-6).

February 28

Tokyo, Japan: Light: Nihito Arakawa (22-1-1) W PTS 12 Ryuji Migaki (17-3). A give and take battle saw Arakawa retain his OPBF title with a unanimous decision over former champion Migaki. The first two rounds went to Migaki as he got through with good rights. However, from the third he switched to southpaw and lost his momentum. Southpaw Arakawa took over with his busy, accurate, punching and built good lead inflicting cuts over Migaki's right eye in the fifth and sixth rounds. Migaki had a big tenth as he rocked the champion with heavy rights. Arakawa weathered the storm and swept the last two rounds to win a stirring contest. Scores 118-111, 117-112 and 116-112. Second defence of his OPBF title for 30-year-old WBC No 3 Arakawa. Migaki, rated No 6 by the WBC, had relinquished the OPBF title last year due to hand injuries, and this was his first fight for seven months. Panama City, Panama:Straw: Edwin Diaz (15-17) W PTS 8 Jayson Cervantes (3-3-1). Super Bantam: Henry Maldonado (14-1,1ND) W TKO 8 Nando Bailarin (9-3-1). Super Feather: Jaider Parra (19-0-1) W KO 2 Augusto Pinilla (15-7-1,1ND). "The Panther" Diaz, 30, makes it 7 wins in his last 8 fights as he withstands some hard hitting from Colombian southpaw Cervantes, 22, to win decision on scores of 80-72, 79-74 and 78-74. Also a southpaw, Diaz is no 6 with the WBA. He had to pay a forfeit for coming in 2lbs over the contract weight. In the best fight of the night Nicaraguan champion Maldonado, 24, halts Panamanian Bailarin in the last. Eleven wins by KO/TKO for Maldonado. Bailarin, 22, had lost only one of his last 11. Venezuelan Parra, 29, currently WBA No 15, floors and halts Pinilla in the second. Parra seems to have spent a lot of time (pro since 2005) getting nowhere. He is the younger brother of Lorenzo Parra. Panamanian Pinilla has lost 6 of his last 7.

February 3

Las Vegas, USA; Light Heavy: Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1) W PTS 10 Edison Miranda (35-7). Light: Rances Barthelemy (15-0) W PTS 8 Hylon Williams (15-1) . Heavy: Magomed Abdusalamov (13-0) W TKO 2 Pedro Rodriguez (8-1). Super Feather: Evgeny Gradovich (12-0) W PTS 6 Robert Osiobe (11-4-4). Chilemba gambles and wins. Comes in as a late sub for Yordanis Despaigne against the hard hitting Colombian Miranda. The fighter from Malawi gets unanimous verdict, but with the help of bad cut suffered by Miranda. The experienced Miranda gets the better start over the first three round, which see Chilemba not using his height and skills, and Miranda doing the better scoring. In the third a clash of heads leaves Miranda with a very bad cut by his left eye. The bout is allowed to continue and Chilemba takes over. With the cut obviously affecting Miranda, Chilemba grows in confidence and gets his act together. Getting into range scoring well, and not being there when Miranda tries to counter sees Chilemba sweeping the rounds. In the seventh a big right from Chilemba rocks Miranda and opens the cut even wider. The Doctor examines the cut, but lets the fight continue. Miranda gets even further behind as he overreaches himself trying to land the big one and Chilemba finds plenty of openings. Miranda tried for a kayo in the last, but it is Chilemba who stages the better finish. Scores 96-92 twice and 97-91. Both fighters were warned for fouls and rabbit punches in the second, and both lost a point in a rare double deduction in the fifth. Good win for WBC No 6 "Golden Boy" Chilemba, who adds Miranda to a list of victims which already includes Max Vlasov and Doudu Ngumbu. For former IBF middle challenger Miranda, 31, another slip on the slope. He is now 3-4 in his last seven, although in fairness two of those losses were to Andre Ward and Lucien Bute. Although Yan Barthelemy was the star in the amateurs it may be that younger brother Rances will be the one to watch in the pros. The early rounds were fairly even, but the 5'11" tall Barthelemy used his advantages in height and reach to dominate scoring with hard uppercuts, and had Williams rocking in the seventh. Both fighters showed fast hands and good skills, but Barthelemy was the busier fighter over the closing rounds. He constantly switched guards and in the late rounds indulged in some showboating. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. Williams was an outstanding amateur. He was National Golden Gloves champion in 2007 beating Luis Del Valle and Raynell Williams, and also won the Olympic trials beating Rico Ramos and Williams, only to lose to Williams in the box-off for the Olympic berth. He was inactive for the whole of 2010 and has the talent to come again. Their records suggested that Russian Abdusalamov and Cuban Rodriguez were evenly matched, but one look at the gut that Rodriguez was carrying dispelled that. Rodriguez came out fast with a flurry of punches, but Abdusalamov just bided his time. At the start of the second a couple of body punches drove Rodriguez to the ropes and a few more hard shots saw the Cuban wilt and the referee stepped in. The 30-year-old Russian southpaw, who was National champion in 2005 and 2006, has won all of his fights by KO/TKO, and has brought his weight down from 263lbs to 229lbs, but needs better opposition than this to measure his potential. Russian Gradovich, 25, gets wide unanimous verdict over Nigerian Osiobe with scores of 59-55 from all three judges. Osiobe's first fight in the USA. Manchester, England: Light Heavy: Ovill McKenzie (20-11) W TKO 3 Tony Dodson (28-7-1). Light Middle: Ronnie Heffron (9-0) W KO 5 Ionut Trandafir Ilie (14-12-1). Veteran McKenzie retains Commonwealth title with stoppage of Dodson. The challenger never really got into the fight. "The Upsetter" McKenzie was looking to land his right from the first bell and Dodson spent most of the first round on the ropes and unable to get his own punches off. In the second Dodson tried to push McKenzie back and had a better round landing a couple of good rights, but both men were wild with their punches and it was untidy. At one point they got tangled up and fell to the floor together. At the start of the third a right inside shook Dodson. He was on unsteady legs, and McKenzie took him to the ropes and kept throwing rights. An overhand right started Dodson stumbling to the side and a chopping right put him down. He got up on shaky legs at the count of nine and tried to fight back. McKenzie would not be denied and a succession of punches, the last four landing as Dodson slid down the ropes, and the referee jumped in to save the challenger. The 32-year-old Jamaican born McKenzie won the vacant Commonwealth title in November by blasting out Jeff Evans in just 15 seconds. This the second reign as Commonwealth champion for McKenzie, who has nine wins by KO/TKO. He had Tony Bellew on the floor twice before losing to him in 2010. He also won the cruiserweight Prizefighter tournament in 2009. "The Warrior" Dodson, 31, a former British super middle champion, may have nowhere to go now after his fifth loss by KO/TKO. Heffron, 21, continued to progress as he put away Romanian Ilie with a body punch in the fifth. Five wins by KO/TKO for the youngster from Oldham. Ilie has lost 10 of his last 11 now. Cartagena, Colombia: Super Middle: Alex Brand (16-0) W KO 6 Gerardo Diaz (11-3). Cruiser: Santander Silgado (20-0) W KO 1 Hugo Abad (22-10-1). Former top amateur Brand has it easy against Mexican. The Colombian scored an early knockdown with a right and found the 6'3" Diaz an easy target. However, the Mexican stayed on his feet until the sixth when the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight. "The Cop", 35, has 14 wins by KO/TKO and lifts vacant WBC Latino title. Diaz had won his last six, but against poor opposition. New York-based "Sugar" Silgado wipes out Ecuadorian Abad inside a round. The 26-year-old has 18 wins by KO/TKO, and he has already fought in bouts in the USA, Argentina, Dominican Republic and Germany. All of the losses suffered by Abad, 37, have been by KO/TKO. Former Colombian greats Antonio Cervantes, Miguel Lora, Rodrigo Valdes and Bernardo Caraballo (after whom the arena is named) were honoured. Caraballo was the first boxing star of Colombia. In his first 54 fights the only loss he suffered was against Eder Jofre in 1964 in a fight for the WBC/WBA bantam titles. When he fought Jofre in between them they were unbeaten in 89 fights (Jofre 49 and Caraballo 40). Colon City, Panama: Bantam: Yonfrez Parejo (11-0-1) W PTS 11 Jean Sampson (11-1). Light: Evens Pierre (21-1) W PTS 8 Aristides Perez (20-8-1). Feather: Ricardo Cordoba (38-3-2) W KO 2 Miguel Valdez (19-8-2). Battle of unbeaten novices sees Venezuelan Parejo win the WBA Fedlatin title. Parejo, 25, makes it look easy as he wins unanimous decision over Nicaraguan. Scores 110-101 ½ twice and 110-102. Haitian Pierre, 27, wins decision over experienced Colombian. "The Sun City Kid" has won his last nine fights, including a revenge win over his only conqueror. Perez, 30, has lost 4 of his last 5, but has faced tough opposition such as Humberto Soto for the WBC super feather title, Eduardo Escobedo and Jhonny Gonzalez. "The Professor" Cordoba returns with an easy win as he outclasses Colombian Valdez, and floors and stops him in second. The 28-year-old southpaw could still be a force. He had Guillermo Rigondeaux on the floor in losing a split decision to the Cuban in his last fight in November 2010. In the past Cordoba has beaten Celestino Caballero, drawn with Volodymyr Sidorenko for the WBA bantam title, and lost to Brendan Dunne for the WBA secondary title. This was a pointless match as Cordoba had kayoed Valdez in 45 seconds in 2006. San Sebastian, Puerto Rico: Fly: McWilliams Arroyo (10-1) W TKO 3 Gilberto Mendoza (0-2). Super Fly: Jonathan Gonzalez (8-0) W TKO 5 Sam Gutierrez (5-10-3). Arroyo just too good for modest Mexican. The former Pan American and World Amateur champion well on his way to a win when Mendoza retires at the end of the third round with a shoulder injury. Now nine wins by KO/TKO for 26-year-old, and seven wins in a row since upset loss to Takashi Okada. "Bomba" Gonzalez hands out punishment for four rounds and referee stops the fight in the fifth to save Mexican from taking any more. Seven wins by KO/TKO for Gonzalez, but Gutierrez without a win in his last nine fights. Culiacan, Mexico:Straw: Carlos Velarde (21-2-1) W KO 2 Patricio Camacho (13-6-1). Hometown fighter Velarde wins vacant WBC Fecarbox title with two round destruction of Camacho. It was a massacre as Velarde floored Camacho four times in the first and twice in the second. Velarde, 21, has 13 wins by KO/TKO. He is the son of Jose Luis Velarde who fought Michael Carbajal, Scotty Olsen, Alex Sanchez, Hugo Cazares. Roberto Leyva and Victor Burgos. Velarde was bouncing back from having a 12 bout winning streak ended by a loss to Edwin Diaz in Panama in October. Camacho does not do distance fights. His last 12 have all ended by KO/TKO; unfortunately he has been on the losing side in four of those.

February 4

San Antonio, USA: Middle: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (45-0-1,1ND) W PTS 12 Marco Antonio Rubio (53-6-1). Super Bantam: Nonito Donaire (28-1) W PTS 12 Wilfredo Vazquez (21-2-1) . Light Middle: Vanes Martirosyan (32-0) W TKO 3 Troy Lowry (28-12). Welter: Wale Omotoso (21-0) W TKO 6 Nestor Rosas (11-3). Super Bantam: Raul Hirales (16-0-1) W PTS 6 Shawn Nichol (5-9). The size and strength of champion Chavez (6'1" tall, and at fight time weighed 181lbs) gets him a win in a tough battle with fellow Mexican Rubio. The fight took an unexpected turn as, after Chavez seemed to edge the first three rounds, it was Chavez coming forward and the normally aggressive Rubio retreating and countering. Chavez was scoring the harder and more accurate shots, but Rubio was busier. Rubio found it hard to force the taller Chavez back, but he stayed in the fight, was the busier, throwing more punches than Chavez, and many rounds were close and hard to call. There was not a lot between them but the aggression and more eye-catching shots came from Chavez. Scores 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. Chavez makes successful second defence of WBC title. This was a tough test for the 25-year-old Chavez and he came through it well. Rubio was having his second title shot having lost to Kelly Pavlik for the WBC/WBO titles in nine rounds in 2009. Since that loss Rubio had run up ten wins, nine inside the distance, but he came up short again in this one. Controversy after the bout as Rubio's camp protested the result and claimed that Chavez had not undergone the mandatory drug test as called for by the WBC regulations. The WBC claimed that the responsibility for testing lies with the Texas Commission, and not the WBC, but the WBC appoint a supervisor whose job it is to ensure that the WBC regulations are complied with. Chavez was said to have struggled to make the weight, arriving late for the weigh-in and stripping naked to be weighed. He admitted that making the weight had affected him, and that he tired over the late rounds. It also emerged that when in training Chavez had been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. . "The Filipino Flash" added another world title to his list as he took a split verdict over Vazquez for the vacant WBO title. Donaire swept the early rounds being faster and more mobile than Vazquez, and scoring well with rights. The Filipino had a good fourth as he scored with a hard left hook and caused a small swelling under the left eye of the Puerto Rican. Vazquez was fighting a cautious fight, and not doing enough to steal the rounds. However, he started to pick up rounds from the sixth as he worked his jab and got through more often with his right. Donaire still seemed to have a comfortable lead and reinforced his position in the ninth as he floored Vazquez for the first time in the young Puerto Rican's career with a left uppercut and left hook. Vazquez came back strongly in the tenth, but Donaire did the better work in the closing two rounds switching guards and picking up points. Scores 117-110 twice and 112-115 which looked way out. Donaire revealed that he had suffered a fracture to his left hand early in the fight. Third world title for Donaire who was IBF flyweight and WBC/WBO titlist at bantamweight. He was interim WBA super fly champion, but I don't count that as a "world" title. He adds former WBO champion Vazquez to a list that already includes Vic Darchinyan, Moruti Mthalane, Raul Martinez, Herman Marquez, Volodymyr Sidorenko, Fernando Montiel and Omar Narvaez. Vazquez, 27, is far from finished despite losses to Jorge Arce and Donaire, but he reportedly had trouble making the weight, so may move up to featherweight. A terrible match saw WBC No 1 Martirosyan beat up poor Lowry. A left hook to the body put Lowry down in the first. He took more punishment but stayed on his feet. A Martirosyan punch opened a bad cut on Lowry's left eyebrow in the second. In the third a right put Lowry down on his knees, and once again he got up, only to be met with a volley of punches, and the massacre was halted. It is difficult to see what Martirosyan got out of this fight, other than win No 20 by KO/TKO. The 41-year-old Lowry has lost 9 of his last 11 fights. This was said to be a defence of Martirosyan's WBC Silver title, and if the WBC sanctioned this then they should be ashamed. Nigerian prospect Omotoso,26, took a while to warm up, but slowly broke down Mexican Rosas. He finally weakened Rosas with body shots in the fifth, and a succession of hard rights in the sixth saw the fight stopped. The former Nigerian amateur champion, who turned pro in Australia, now has 18 wins by KO/TKO. This was another mismatch as poor Rosas was having only his second fight in six years, and he had lost the other one. Nichol again defies the statistics. Despite his poor record the 25-year-old southpaw always gives his best. Mexican Hirales 28 has already beaten prospects Charles Huerta and Enrique Bernache, but just squeaked by in this one on a split decision. Scores 59-55, 58-56 and 55-59. Nichol has lost his last seven, but all to unbeaten fighters. Frankfurt Germany: Cruiser: Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1)W PTS 12 Steve Cunningham (24-4). Cruiser: Alex Alekseev (23-2) W PTS 12 Enad Licina (21-4) . Light Heavy: Eduard Gutknetch (23-1) W PTS 12 Vyacheslav Uzelkov (25-2). Cruiser: Mateusz Masternak (25-0) W TKO 4 Mike Simms (22-16-2). Cruiser: Troy Ross (25-2) W PTS 8 Lukasz Rusiewicz (10-12). Cuban Hernandez retains IBF title with unanimous decision over Cunningham. After seeming to have taken the first three rounds, Hernandez almost closed the show in the fourth. He floored Cunningham with a southpaw left cross on the inside. Cunningham went down heavily, and tumbled on to his side when he first tried to rise. He made it to his feet, but his legs were rubber. He lurched forward trying to claim Hernandez, and fell to the canvas again just as Hernandez hit him with a left. With just 30 seconds to go in the round Hernandez threw everything at Cunningham who, although staggering, survived by holding and ducking. If Hernandez had landed that first shot at the start of the round it would have been all over for Cunningham. The American showed great powers of recovery, shaking Hernandez with a right hook in the fifth, and also getting home with body shots, which hurt and tired the Cuban. However, Hernandez was also picking up rounds and opened a cut over Cunningham's right eye. The middle rounds were close, and Hernandez seemed to have the edge. In the later rounds Cunningham was dictating the pace of the fight and closing the gap. Hernandez had a good eleventh. Cunningham came out fast in the last, but Hernandez nailed him with a right-left and Cunningham was staggered. Again Hernandez went after him throwing wild punches. Cunningham showed remarkable resilience by fighting back and scoring with heavy right as Hernandez tired. Hernandez wins on scores of 116-110 twice and 115-111. The IBF ordered this rematch after controversy over the technical points victory for Hernandez last October. Cunningham, 35, who was trying for a third reign as IBF champion, had no complaints about the verdict. Uzbek-born Russian Alekseev, 30, wins vacant European title with unanimous decision over Serbian Licina. Alekseev found an easy target in Licina, who just walked forward behind a high guard trying to get close enough to score inside. Head clashes saw both fighters suffer facial damage, but the corners, and good control by referee Daniel Van de Wiele, kept the fight going. Alekseev took the first two rounds, teeing off on a static Licina. The Serb had more success in the third, but was just not throwing enough punches. Southpaw Alekseev had big rounds in the fifth and six with left uppercuts threading through the high guard of Licina. The Serb kept coming forward and had some success with hooks to the body, but Alekseev looked close to registering a stoppage in the tenth and eleventh. Licina showed toughness to survive, but was tired and could not find the punch he needed in the last. Scores 118-110, 118-112 and 116-112. Alekseev had previously lost the big ones-to Victor Ramirez for the interim WBO title and Denis Lebedev-but now he is hoping to land another world title shot. He has 20 wins by KO/TKO, but is one-paced and an arm puncher, and gets no real leverage on his punches. Licina,32, showed toughness, he has never failed to go the distance, but on this showing has gone as far as he can. Gutknetch retains European title with a unanimous verdict over Uzelkov. The 29-year-old from Kazakhstan won on the basis of a good start and strong finish. He made the Ukrainian look pedestrian in the early part of the fight and after five rounds had built a lead. Uzelkov, the heavier puncher, collected the middle rounds with his aggression and superior strength. Gutknecht got back into it from the ninth as Uzelkov tired. Rights to the body hurt Uzelkov as Gutknecht had his best round in the tenth, and although Uzelkov rallied in the last the fight was already beyond him. Scores 117-111, 116-112 and a too close 115-113. Second defence of EBU title for Gutknecht, rated WBC 4/WBO 5. He looks a good bet to get a world title shot this year. He lost to Robert Stieglitz for the WBO super middle title in 2010, but as a light heavy has beaten Danny McIntosh and Lorenzo Di Giacomo. "Steel Power" Uzelkov, 32 lost to Beibot Shumenov for the WBA title in 2010. Polish hope Masternak stops Mike Simms to go to 25 wins. Masternak, 24, did all of the work in this short fight with Simms just fighting in spurts as usual. For three rounds the Pole was able to tee off on the static Simms. After another prolonged period of Masternak battering away, and Simms sending nothing back, the referee stopped the fight in the fourth. Simms was not hurt, but he was not fighting back either. Now 18 wins by KO/TKO for Masternak, who is rated in the top 15 by all four sanctioning bodies. The 37-year-old Simms has won just three of his last 15 fights, and in performances like this represents nothing more than additional paid sparring. Guyana-born Canadian Ross has eight good rounds of action against willing Rusiewicz. The stocky Pole was willing to mix it with the former IBF title challenger, but once southpaw Ross, 36, got rid of 15 months rust he was in command. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-74. Bolton, England: Super Bantam: Scott Quigg (24-0) W TKO 8 Jamie Arthur (18-6). Super Bantam: Rendall Munroe (24-2) W TKO 1 Jose Saez (21-13-6 ). Bantam: Craig Lyon (13-1-1) W PTS 6 Yuriy Voronin (21-14-2) . Super Feather: Stephen Foster (29-3-1) W PTS 6 Yauheni Kruhlik (10-14-3). Cruiser: Matty Askin (13-0) W TKO 2 Attila Palko (12-2). Feather: Joe Murray (11-0) W PTS 8 Jose Luis Graterol (14-11-4,1ND). Quigg has to climb off the floor to retain his British title. The knockdown came by the way of a left hook in the fourth and served as a wake-up call for Quigg. He dominated the rest of the fight, getting inside and scoring heavily with hooks and upper cuts. Arthur just did not have the power to change things. Quigg was on top and handing out punishment in the sixth and seventh, and the end came in the eighth when a devastating left hook to the body which had Arthur turning away and the referee stopped the fight. First defence of his British title for Quigg, but it was not one of his most impressive shows, but he did well to come off the floor and win. First title defence for Quigg, 23, who has 17 wins by KO/TKO. Aberdeen-born Welshman Arthur 32, a former Commonwealth champion, was having his first fight since losing a split verdict to Jason Booth in a Commonwealth and British title fight in February 2011. Southpaw Munroe, 21, finishes overmatched Argentinian in first. Munroe scored two knockdowns, the first from a left hook just a few seconds into the fight, and the second from a body shot at the end of the round. Saez made it to his feet but the fight was stopped. The only loss for the former undefeated European and Commonwealth champion in his last 15 fight was to Toshiaki Nishioka for the WBC title in 2010. Saez, 36, was stopped in three rounds by Alexei Collado in April 2011. Lyon was given a good test and was made to work hard by former European featherweight challenger Voronin, Lyon was cut in the fourth, and Voronin staged a strong finish, but Lyon was a clear winner. Referees score 59-55. Foster worked off his rust with some sharp punching and good movement, and was never really troubled by the Belarus fighter. Referees score 60-56. First fight for Foster since losing his European title to Ermano Fegatilli in February last year. First fight for Kruhlik since October 2010. Askin, 23, again underlines his potential. After a quiet first round an uppercut in the second had Palko in dire straights and the referee stopped the fight. The 6'4" Askin has nine wins by KO/TKO and is ready to step up. Good workout for "Genius" Murray as he wins every round against Venezuelan Graterol. Murray able to control the action against the durable Venezuelan. Referees score 80-72. Joe is the younger brother of John Murray who fought Brandon Rios for the IBF light title in December. Joe, 25, won a bronze medal at the World Championships and competed at the 2008 Olympics. Graterol had gone the distance with former WBC super feather champion Vitali Tajbert on January 28. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Feather: Jesus Cuellar (19-1) W PTS 10 Miguel Caceres (27-33-7). Cuellar, 25, unimpressive as he is frustrated by the tactics of fellow-southpaw Caceres. Cuellar looking for the one punch finish and when it does not come has no plan B. He has Caceres down in the sixth, but fails to end the fight. As he tires "The Cobra" Caceres picks up points and makes it close. Majority verdict to Cuellar on scores of 97-93, 98-94 and 95-95. Second win for Cuellar since upset loss to Oscar Escandon in October. Experienced survivor Caceres, also 25, has only been beaten inside the distance once, and that was back in 2008. Liege, Belgium: Cruiser: Geoffrey Batello (25-2) W KO 2 Roman Kracik (33-9-1). Second win on his comeback for Batello as he kayos Czech. The 6'3" Batello has 20 wins by KO/TKO. His losses have been to Marco Huck and Lubos Suda. Kracik, 40 is 2-6 in his last eight, having been stopped in three rounds by British prospect Matty Askin in November. Tokyo, Japan: Light Middle: Daisuke Nakagawa (19-2-2) W TKO 10 Yosuke Kirima (14-2-2). Middle: Tadashi Yuba (40-7-2) W KO 7 Carlos Linares (9-2) . Light: Takashi Miura (22-2-2) W PTS 8 RJ Ano-os (6-3-1). Nakagawa, 34, wins second national title but has to come from behind to beat the tall Kirima for the vacant light middle crown. Nakagawa was well behind going into the last, but pulled the fight out of the fire with a left hook. Nakagawa, a former Japanese welter champion, has 15 wins by KO/TKO, and is unbeaten in his last 14 fights. Southpaw Yuba, 35, wins his fourth national title with a stoppage of Venezuelan Linares in an exciting fight to lift the vacant Japanese middleweight title. Linares, 22, dominated the first three rounds and a stoppage looked possible. However, the experienced Yuba turned the fight around in the fourth, as he floored Linares with a left. It was Yuba looking for a finish in the fifth, but Linares fought back strongly. In the sixth Yuba scored another knockdown, but again Linares battled back. Finally a hard shot from Yuba in seventh put Linares down for the count. Yuba is a former national champion at light welter and light middle and has 30 wins by KO/TKO. Linares, 22, had won his last seven fights. He is the younger brother of former double world champion Jorge Linares. Southpaw Miura, 27, won a tough battle over Filipino Ano-as. The former WBA super feather title challenger won on scores of 78-75, 78-74 and 77-76. Torreon, Mexico: Light Welter: Roberto Ortiz (23-0-1) W TKO 4 Cesar Chavez (18-2). Welter: Ivan Pereyra (14-2) W TKO 4 Alberto Martinez (15-6). Super Fly: Gerardo Marin (11-1-1) W PTS 10 Cris Flores (8-5-1). Ortiz outclasses Chavez. The varied attacks and variety of punches from Ortiz just too much for Chavez to handle. Chavez ships punishment in the first three rounds, and when Ortiz puts him down in the fourth the fight is stopped. The 26-year-old Ortiz retains WBC Silver title. He has 20 wins by KO/TKO and is No 7 with the WBC. Now he is looking towards a fight with Erik Morales. Chavez, no relation to Julio Cesar, has a heavily padded record, and was stopped by Ortiz victim Antonio Lozada in December. Similar pattern in the Pereyra fight. Hard rights and left hooks soften late sub Martinez who is floored in the third and stopped in the fourth. "El Ruso" wins vacant WBC Youth title, and has ten wins by KO/TKO. He claims 17 wins, 13 by KO/TKO. Martinez has lost 4 of his last 5, all by KO/TKO. Marin, 22, wins vacant WBC Youth title, but has to fight hard all the way against Nicaraguan Flores. Scores a knockdown in sixth, but also has to soak up punishment before taking unanimous verdict. Flores had won 5 of his last 6 fights. Anaheim, USA: Super Bantam: Ronny Rios (17-0) W TKO 4 Jerry McLaurin (9-3). Feather: Alejandro Perez (16-3-1) W TKO 8 Derrick Wilson (9-3-2). Rios takes his time. Figures out how to deal with the height and reach advantages of McLaurin. In the fourth a left hook had McLaurin hurt and Rios poured in lefts and right until the referee stopped the fight. The 22-year-old Californian has eight wins by KO/TKO, and was coming off an impressive victory in September over Roger Gonzalez. McLaurin was out of his depth here. Perez, 25, and Wilson put on a brawl. Wilson would get knocked down and then fight back and get back into the contest with his higher work rate. A left put Wilson down at the end of the second. He was floored again in the fourth and fifth, but stayed in the fight. Another knockdown at the start of the fifth saw the fight stopped. Perez needed the win. He had been in three tough matches, losing to Rico Ramos, kayoing Antonio Escalante and losing to Diego Maldonado. He has eleven wins by KO/TKO. Only the second loss inside the distance for Wilson. He had and early career first round win over prospect Charles Huerta, but had been kayoed in eight rounds by prospect Javier Fortuna last March. Atlantic City, USA: Heavy: Chazz Witherspoon (30-2) W KO 2 David Saulsberry (7-5). Light : Dorin Spivey (41-6,1ND) W TKO 7 Victor Vasquez (14-6-1). Super Middle: Dennis Hasson (12-0) W TKO 3 William Santiago (6-8-1) Despite Witherspoon giving away 60lbs this was a terrible mismatch. Saulsberry plodded forward in the first but to no real effect. Less than a minute into the second a right from Witherspoon put Saulsberry face down and the fight was over. "The Gentleman" makes it 22 wins by KO/TKO, but fights like this will not help restore his standing after losses to Tony Thompson and Chris Arreola. Even as a substitute the 40-year-old Saulsberry was awful. He was inactive for three years, and since returning had lost 3 of his 4 fights by kayo, all within two rounds. Spivey, 38, given a good fight by Vasquez, but slowly breaks the Philadelphian down and halts him with a barrage of punches in the seventh. Spivey regains NABA title. Vazquez made Spivey work hard for his win despite a swollen left eye from a clash of heads. However, Vasquez tired badly in the sixth and took some heavy punishment. He was still fighting back in the seventh when a succession of shots to the head from Spivey brought the referees intervention. Spivey has now won his last six fights and has 30 wins by KO/TKO, but each time he seems to be getting somewhere he finds a banana skin. In his first fight since September 2010 Hasson made a slow start. Santiago had success with rights early, but Hasson absorbed them and wore the Puerto Rican down. Hasson got on top in the late stages of the second and almost had a dazed Santiago out. Hasson continued to score heavily in the third and the referee saved Santiago from taking any more punishment. "The Assassin" Hasson has just four wins by KO/TKO. Hasson's great uncle was Tommy Loughran who held a version of the light heavyweight title. In his 126 fights he beat guys such as Young Stribling, Mike McTigue, Jimmy Braddock, Mickey Walker, Max Baer and Jack Sharkey. In bouts in the UK he beat Jack London and lost to Tommy Farr and Ben Foord. Santiago is 2-7 in his last nine fights. Albany, USA: Heavy: Joe Hanks (19-0) W TKO 2 Rafael Pedro (21-10-1). Super Bantam: Sahib Usarov (18-0) W PTS 10 Yan Barthelemy (12-3). Light Heavy: Jason Escalera (13-0) W KO 4 Marcus Brooks (7-9). Disappointing ending as Pedro retires in the second with a shoulder injury. Hanks, 28, had done all of the scoring in the first. Early in the second Perdo, 36 tried to throw a right hook and then collapsed on the canvas in pain. May have dislocated his shoulder. Hanks had a good win over Alfredo Escalera in November, and it would have been interesting to see how he dealt with the 6'7" Cuban. Tajikistan-born southpaw Usarov, 28, remains unbeaten with a unanimous verdict over Cuban. The styles just did not mix, and there was not enough action for the crowd. Both fighters showed great skill with Usarov scoring with southpaw jabs and sharp lefts. Barthelemy scored well with clever counters, but the Russian was busier and sharper. There was too much posing and wrestling to be an exciting fight. Usarov got a well deserved verdict. Scores 96-93 twice and 98-91. First fight in the USA for Usarov who holds a win over Hatton Promotions hope Zhanat Zhakiyanov. Barthelemy, 31, and also a southpaw, left his best days behind in the amateurs, where he was an Olympic gold medalist in 2004. Escalera hits too hard for gutsy Brooks. Escalera made a slow start, but in the second he dropped Brooks with a body shot. Brooks survived and fought back hard. A right dropped Brooks again in the third, and when he was floored again in the fourth it was all over. "Monstruo" Escalera has 12 wins by KO/TKO. Puerto Rican Brooks has lost 8 of his last 9, but went the distance with Vanes Martirosyan and Brad Solomon. Cuautla, Mexico:Super Fly: Cesar Juarez (8-1) W KO 4 Julio Grimaldo (4-25-1). Juarez wins vacant Mexican title with points victory over late sub Grimaldo. Both fighters were cut in a clash of heads in the first round. Juarez scored with hard shots in the second and third, and a body shot in the fourth ended the fight. Grimaldo had won just one of his last eleven, which made a mockery of him fighting for a national title-but the show must go on.

Additional Commonwealth Results: All Commonwealth boxers.

February 3

Accra, Ghana: Isaac Selom (16-5-1) W TKO 5 Isaac Sackey (3-8). Welter: Ayi Bruce (21-5) W KO 2 Joe Coffie (1-5). Middle: Mohammed Akrong (16-4) W TKO 8 Gabriel Adoku (5-6). Super Middle: Isaac Ekpo (15-1) W TKO 8 Stephen Abbey (10-3). Middle: Peter Ato Ricketts (5-1) W TKO 7 Kojo Adaho (0-6). Bantam: Prosper Ankrah (18-2) W TKO 6 Solomon Oku (0-8). Super Middle: Habib Ahmed (8-0) W TKO 5 Joseph Akakpo (0-9). Welter: Frederick Lawson (13-0) W TKO 6 Daniel Adjato (0-5). Manchester, England: Feather: Terry Flannigan (12-0) W PTS 6 Scott Moises (3-4) Light Middle: Rick Godding (15-0) W TKO 4 Dee Mitchell (9-19-1). Bantamn: Gary Davies (11-4-1) W PTS 4 Ian Bailey (7-10). Light Heavy: Courtney Fry (16-3) W PTS 4 Jody Meikle (1-15) February 4 Nassau, Bahamas: Super Feather: Major Meacher (20-4-1) W TKO 4 Jeff Skyler (0-1). Light: Richard Pitt (4-9 W TKJO 3 Dencil Miller (1-5).