Chonburi, Thailand: Fly: Sonny Boy Jaro (34-10-5) W TKO 6 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-4-2). Huge upset as Filipino Jaro stops Pongsaklek to win the WBC title. This was the night when the burden of his 34 years, almost 18 years as a pro, 88 fights, and 25 previous world title fights caught up with the Thai southpaw. Jaro scored a knockdown with a glancing blow in the first. Although the champion was not badly hurt, Jaro was scoring easily with rights. Pongsaklek had a better second and was scoring well the fast flurries in the third when a borderline shot landed from Jaro. Pongsaklek stopped to complain, but was hit with a right and went down. He was up quickly, but a furious attack from Jaro saw him sag down and only the bottom rope helped him avoid another knockdown. In the sixth Jaro was deducted a point for a low blow, but then went after Pongsaklek with both hands and nailed him on the ropes with a volley of punches. Pongsaklek got up and took the mandatory eight count but was on shaky legs. When they resumed fighting Pongsaklek extended his gloves and Jaro pushed out his left to touch gloves simultaneously throwing a right. The punch sent Pongsaklek back to the ropes. Jaro followed landing 17 unanswered punches, mostly to the head, and when Pongsaklek slid to the canvas the fight was stopped. Jaro was making his third attempt to win a world title. He had lost a wide unanimous decision to Edgar Sosa for the WBC light fly title in 2008 and been blasted out by Giovanni Segura in 65 seconds in a challenge for the WBA title in 2009. Back-to-back losses to Oscar Ibarra and Hirofumi Mukai pushed him even further down the pecking order. He had won his last four fights, but all over opponents who had lost more fights than they had won. Pongsaklek has lost and then regained the title before, but it will be harder to bounce back this time, as he could not seem to avoid Jaro's rights and had little power in his own punches. Hollywood, USA: Light Welter: Joan Guzman (32-0-1,1ND) W KO 8 Jesus Pabon (17-3). Welter: Ed Paredes (30-3-1) W TKO 7 Manuel Leyva (21-5).. Bantam: Juan Carlos Payano (9-0) W PTS 10 Jose Silveira (13-7). Middle: Taureano Johnson (7-0) W PTS 6 Edvan Dos Santos Barros (13-13). . It looked like being an early night when Guzman floored outclassed Puerto Rican Pabon with a left in the first, but Guzman seemed to deliberately let him off the hook. Pabon survived, and had a better second round , but the power punching was coming from Guzman, that is when he wasn't clowning or showboating. Southpaw Pabon, 27, was doing ok in the third, helped by Guzman choosing to clown around again, but later in the round was put down by what looked to be a low blow. Guzman, 35, scored a dubious knockdown in the fourth, a round Pabon was winning. Pabon had his best round in the fifth, but Guzman was on top in the sixth, when Pabon lost a point for holding. Guzman finally decided to close the show in the eighth and a big left hook put Pabon down and out. Pabon's head thumped onto the canvas, and after starting the count the referee quickly called it off so that Pabon could get attention. It took the former WBO super bantam, WBO super feather and IBF light champ a few rounds to shake the rust in his first fight in eleven months. Now he needs a few more like this. Pabon came to fight, but was way over his head. Paredes wins easily but should have finished the job earlier. "The Lion" had Mexican southpaw Leyva in deep trouble from straight rights in the third, but did not close the show. The end also looked close in the fifth when Paredes floored Leyva twice, but again let him off the hook. The end in the seventh came from a body shot and a sharp uppercut which put Leyva down and the fight was stopped. WBA No 12 Paredes, 26, has 20 wins by KO/TKO and has racked up nine wins and a no decision since being beaten by Carlos Moreno in 2009. Leyva had taken Joel Casamayor to a split decision. Former top amateur Payano outpoints Mexican to win vacant WBC Latino title. The 27-year-old Dominican southpaw won silver medals at the 2003 and 2007 Pan American Games and won a gold medal at the 2006 Central American & Caribbean Games. Bahamian Johnson is the aggressor and dominates Brazilian on his way to a 60-54 shut-out from all three judges. Johnson, 28, represented The Bahamas at the 2005 and 2007 World championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Olympics Mansfield, Australia: Light: Brett Smith (12-1-1) W TKO 6 Mick Shaw (27-17-4).Feather: Joel Brunker (22-0) W PTS 8 Matt Powell (12-8-2,1ND). Welter: Tyron Tongia (18-2) W PTS 8 Brad Milner (4-5-1).Smith, 30, retains Australian title and is well ahead on all cards when the fight is stopped. Smith had beaten No 5 rated Shaw, a former Australian light welter champion, on points in a non-title fight in August. Former Olympian Brunker, 26, beats Powell on unanimous verdict. Scores 80-72 twice and 78-74. Brunker is rated No 4 by the WBO. Powell, 35, lost to Jackson Asiku for the Commonwealth title in 2007, and is a former Australian featherweight champion. Tongia has harder than expected time in winning unanimous verdict over 35-year-old New Zealander Milner. Scores 79-73, 79-74 and 77-75. The 29-year-old "Cyclone" from Papua New Guinea has won his last nine fights. Savignano, Italy: Middle: Simone Rotolo (34-3) W TKO 10 Matt Signani (15-4-2). Great fight sees veteran Rotolo, 36, floor champion Signani twice in the last to win Italian title. Signani fights his usual aggressive fight, but is badly hurt and shaken by a right uppercut in the second, and is also cut above his left eye. The styles make a good match with both fighters landing and receiving punishment, and at the end of the fourth Rotolo is cut over his left eye. Signani has Rotolo shaken in the seventh and eighth and by the end of the round both are showing damage around their right eye. A change of tactics by Rotolo, hands down, in and out, before Signani can retaliate pays dividends. In the tenth Rotolo comes forward feinting and weaving and puts Signani down with a left hook. Signani gets up but is caught with another left hook, goes down for a second time, and the referee stops the fight. Rotolo lost a split decision to Sebastien Sylvester for the European title in 2007, and was inactive from December 2008 until April 2011. "The Jaguar" Signani was making the fifth defence of his national title. Salinas, Puerto Rico: Heavy: Victor Bisbal (20-1) W TKO 3 Robert Daniels (49-10-1,1ND). Heavy: Carlos Negron (14-1) W KO 1 Francisco Mireles (13-7). Puerto Rican Bisbal, 31, floors Daniels early in the third and finishes the fight with a second knockdown half way through the round. Now 14 wins by KO/TKO and 15 wins in a row, but poor opposition for the former Pan American bronze and Caribbean & Central American gold medalist. After seven years as a pro he seems to be going nowhere. Former WBA cruiser champ Daniels, 43, was having his first fight since 2007. Another poor match sees Negron also scores two knockdowns as he puts away Mexican Mireles late in the first. Now ten wins by KO/TKO for 23-year-old former Olympian Negron trying to rebuild after crushing loss to Epifiano Mendez in September. Mireles has seven losses by KO/TKO including a 113 seconds blow-out by a guy who was having only his second pro fight. London, England:Super Feather: Stephen Smith (14-1) W TKO 1 Ben Jones (12-3-1). Fly: Ashley Sexton (12-0-2) W PTS 8 Tom Masson (7-2-1). All over in 81 seconds as Smith wins vacant WBO Inter-Continental title. The former Commonwealth and British champion tasted a couple of strong jab from Jones then banged back with body shots before finishing it with heavy rights. The referee immediately stopped the fight. Nine wins by KO/TKO, the last two inside one round, for former Commonwealth Games gold medalist Smith, 26, who makes a strong case for a return with Lee Selby who took his titles in September. English champion Jones, 29, had lost only one of his last 12 fights (his loss was also to Selby) . "Flash Ash" Sexton, 24, given a good fight by Frenchman. Sexton built an early lead, rocking Masson in the first. Masson, 21, came into the fight more in the later rounds but could not close the gap. Referee's score 78-74. Sexton needed a good win after disappointing draw with Mike Robinson in July.
Dusseldorf, Germany: Heavy: Wladimir Klitschko (57-3) W TKO 4 Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-5). Cruiser; Ola Afolabi (20-2-3) W TKO 5 Valery Brudov (39-4). Heavy : Alex Ustinov (26-0) W TKO 3 Kertson Manswell (22-5). What a farce. Luckily this mismatch did not last long. What action there was consisted of Klitschko poking out a long left and Mormeck rushing in, guard up and head down, but not throwing any punches and with Klitschko just holding until the referee intervened . In the 180 seconds of the first round the referee had to break the fighters 17 times. Which tells how little action there was in those three minutes. The second was more of the same until a right dropped Mormeck near the end of the round. The Frenchman was up at six and took the mandatory eight. Klitschko chased Mormeck throwing more punches in that brief spell than he had over the previous 5 minutes and fifty seconds. The third was awful. Full of clinches with Klitschko landing a punch here and there and Mormeck not throwing a single punch (statistics showed he only threw three punches in the whole fight). Mercifully the end came in the fourth when a left-right from Klitschko put Mormeck down. Although he managed to get up the referee wisely ruled him out. Win No 50 by KO/TKO for 35-year-old Klitschko who retains IBF/WBO/IBO and real WBA title in his 19th world title fight. The 39-year-old Mormeck, a former WBA/WBC cruiser champion, was having his first fight since October 2010 and hopefully his last. London born Afolabi wins interim WBO title with stoppage of Russian Brudov. After two even rounds the superior firepower of Afolabi saw Brudov badly shaken with a right and a second one landed on the back of his head as he tried to duck put him down. The Russian was up quickly and by the end of the round was fighting back. In the fourth Afolabi was stalking Brudov looking for a finisher. Brudov had recovered well and may have just edged the round, but he could not hurt Afolabi whereas every shot Afolabi landed seemed to shake Brudov. It was the same story early in the fifth with Brudov having a good spell and throwing more punches. Suddenly two heavy rights put Brudov down. After the mandatory count the referee had a long look at Brudov before allowing the fight to continue. Once again Brudov took the fight to Afolabi and scored with some rights of his own. Afolabi then shook Brudov badly with a right and followed him to the ropes landing more heavy rights as Brudov slipped to the canvas. When he got up he went back to his corner and the referee stopped the fight. The punching power of Afolabi won this one, although Brudov put up a brave performance. Afolabi's only loss in his last 19 fights was a close decision to Marco Huck for the WBO title. If Huck decides to stay at heavyweight then Afolabi will become the WBO champion. The 35-year-old Brudov had previously lost to Virgil Hill and Guillermo Jones in previous shots at the cruiserweight title. Russian Ustinov, 35, makes it 28 wins by KO/TKO as he floors Manswell twice with rights and halts him in three. The 6'7 ½" tall Ustinov has wins over Mike Sprott, Monte Barrett and Denis Bakhtov. Manswell has lost big fights to Bermane Stiverne, Mike Boswell and Ruslan Chagaev. Mazatlan, Mexico: Super Bantam: Fernando Montiel (47-4-2) W KO 9 Angky Angkota (25-7). Light Fly: Sammy Gutierrez (31-7-2) W PTS 10 Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz (11-2). Light Fly: Juan Hernandez (19-2) W PTS 8 Ulises Lara (9-11-2). Montiel, 32, shows he is back and rejuvenated, as he wins all the way against Indonesian before putting him down for the count with a left to the body. Already a three division champion by moving up to super bantam he is hoping to get a shot at a fourth title. . Angota, 30, has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, but the other two were to Jorge Arce, firstly for the vacant WBO super fly title and the other for the vacant WBO bantamweight title. A good scrap sees former WBA interim champ "Guty" Gutierrez, 26, overcome the height and reach advantages of Argentinian Ruiz. The strong, aggressive little Mexican, rated No 15 by the WBC, forced a close quarters battle and came out with a unanimous decision. The less experienced "Bad Boy" Ruiz, 26, played his part in making it an exciting scrap, just as he did in January when losing a close verdict to WBC No 4 Luis Ceja. In his first fight since losing in a challenge to WBC champion Kazuto Ioka in August, WBC No 4 Hernandez wins every round against Lara. Hernandez has a win over WBO straw champ Moises Fuentes. Lara has lost 4 of his last 5. Tijuana, Mexico: Super Fly: Tomas Rojas (38-13-1.1ND) W PTS 10 Julio Zarate (28-6-2). Light Fly: Raul Garcia (32-2-1) W TKO 3 Mike Landero (15-6-4). Welter: Daniel Sandoval (26-2) W TKO 4 Jose Maria Valdez (10-6-2). There was bad blood before this fight, but southpaw Rojas, 31, kept his cool and won a clear decision. It was not the tidiest of fights with Zarate trying to rough-up "The Worm", but the superior technique of Rojas allowed him to keep the fight at a distance and build a lead. Knowing he needed a kayo Zarate attacked hard over the last two rounds but only managed to make himself an ever easier target for the former WBC champion. This was the first fight since July 2010 for "The Shadow" Zarate, 36, a former WBA interim champion. He lost a point in the last round for hitting Rojas on the back of the head. Scores 97-93 twice and 99-92. Second fight for Rojas since losing his WBC title to Suriyan. The speed, accuracy and better technique of southpaw Garcia were just too much for Filipino Landero. After an even first round Garcia softened-up Landero with body shots. In the third a hard combination sent Landero onto the ropes. Garcia landed a barrage of punches and Landero was desperately clutching Garcia to keep himself up when the referee stopped the fight. The 29-year-old former IBF and WBO strawweight champion was having his second fight since losing his WBO title to Moises Fuentes in August. He has 20 wins by KO/TKO. Landero,25, had lost only one of his last ten fights, and that was to Hekkie Budler for the vacant IBO title in September. A big right in the fourth put paid to late substitute Valdez. It was a bad knockout, but luckily Valdez recovered. All of Sandoval's wins have come by KO/TKO. Kempton Park, South Africa: Super Middle: Thomas Oosthuizen (18-0-1) W TKO 6 Serge Yannick (14-2). Light Welter: Kaizer Mabuza (24-8-3) W TKO 6 Steve Wills (16-1-2). Super Feather: Sipho Taliwe (15-2-1) W PTS 12 Joey Stiglingh (14-2). Heavy: Flo Simba (12-2) W PTS 10 Daniel Bruwer (22-4-1). Oosthuizen, 23, just too quick, big and strong for game Yannick. The IBO champion kept Yannick outside and was scoring well from the opening round, with the challenger's eye already starting to close. The stocky Yannick had his moments, but they were really in the form hopeful swings at the taller South African, and by ploughing forward he was playing into the hands of Oosthuizen who constantly found him with heavy counters. A clash of heads saw Oosthuizen suffered a cut over his right eye but he was untroubled. Having dominated from the outset, the South African finished in style as he floored Yannick with a left uppercut. Although Yannick got up he was in no condition to continue. Fourth defence of his IBO title for the 6'4" southpaw who has 13 wins by KO/TKO. First loss inside the distance for the 29-year-old Cameroon fighter, who had beaten former world title challengers Shannan Taylor and Jamie Pittman. Mabuza moves back down to light welter and outclasses Australian Wills. The former IBF challenger floored Wills in the first, and a desperate Wills also lost a point in the round for a butt. Mabuza failed to build on that good start and although in control his work was untidy. In the fifth Mabuza hit his stride again and had Wills under pressure throughout the round. Mabuza continued to batter at Wills in the sixth and finally the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight. Mabuza, 32, wins the vacant IBO title. Wills, 28, just did not have the strength or skill to handle Mabuza. Taliwe floors Stiglingh early and retains his WBC International title for the third time with a wide unanimous decision. The 30-year-old "Tsunami" put prospect Stiglingh down in the second, but the challenger rallied and came on strong in the middle rounds. Taliwe exhibited excellent skills and was a clear winner, but Stiglingh made many of the rounds close and did better than the scores of 118-109, 118-110 and 117-110 indicate. WBC No 10 Taliwe is unbeaten in his last eleven fights. After weighing 263lbs and 269lbs in two fights last year Simba was down to 200lbs for this one, and seemed to have more intention of making it a fight than Bruwer who only fought in spurts. Bruwer did okay in the first two rounds but looked out of condition and tired rapidly resorting to holding and some clowning to last the distance. The Congolese fighter bled heavily from the nose throughout the fight but stood up to the punches that Bruwer did land and was a clear winner in his first fight down at cruiserweight. Scores 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. Tagbilaran City, Philippines: Feather: Rey Bautista (33-2) W KO 2 Genaro Garcia (10-12). Light Welter: Jason Pagara (28-2) W TKO 2 Frans Yarangga (10-2-1). Super Bantam: Genesis Servania (17-0) W PTS 10 Nick Otieno (21-7). Bantam: Mike Domingo (44-16-2) W KO 1 Marvin Tampus (27-15-2). ALA promotions wanted a good test for Bautista so they sent for Genaro "Poblancito" Garcia. The got Genaro Garcia, but not the Genaro Garcia they paid for. Instead of a former world title challenger, they got a soft chinned, out of condition Mexican, who was pathetic, and did not even manage to come in at the contract weight. Rather than cancel the show the promoters made it a free show as an apology for being duped. After a quiet first round Bautista got down to work in the second flooring Garcia with a couple of hooks. The Mexican made it to his feet only to be dropped again by a right for the ten count. Bautista has 25 wins by KO/TKO, but all concerned will want to put this farce behind them. All of Garcia's losses have come inside the distance. He actually improved in this fight as his last six losses had all come in the first round. Pagara, 23, floors inexperienced Indonesian Yarangga in the first, and three times in second for automatic stoppage. "El Nino" now has 16 wins by KO/TKO. First outing since losing to Mexican prospect Rosbel Montoya in September. Promising Servania, 20, wins wide unanimous verdict over Kenyan Otieno who keeps his record of never losing inside the distance. Servania took the first round, but Otieno rocked the Filipino in the second. After that Servania settled to box his way to victory having Otieno hurt in the later rounds. Servania beat experienced Mexican Gerson Guerrero in September. Otieno lost to Jamie McDonnell for the Commonwealth title in May, and had lost to Z Gorres and beaten Rex Flores in previous fights in the Philippines. Domingo and Tampus looked well matched on paper, but a body shot from Domingo saw Tampus take the full count after just 88 seconds. Nice bounce back win for "Bruce Lee" Domingo, 32, who had lost to Drian Francisco and Vusi Malinga. Mike has wins over Miguel Roman and Jose Navarro on his record. Tampus, 28, has lost his last three fights. Sheffield, England: Bantam: Jamie McDonnell (19-2-1) W KO 2 Ivan Pozo (32-7-1). Heavy: Matt Skelton (26-6) W TKO 5 Tom Dallas (15-2). Dominating display by McDonnell as he retains his European title. McDonnell establishes his jab early and then switches to the body and hurts the Spaniard in the first. The Spaniard has no answer to the speed and accuracy of McDonnell's jab and combinations. Pozo briefly flurries at the start of the second but then McDonnell gives a boxing master class. He hurts Pozo with a right and as the Spaniard backs to the ropes vicious left hook below the ribs sees Pozo down on his knees grimacing with pain, and he makes no attempt to beat then count. Fourth defence of his European title, and tenth win in a row for McDonnell who also holds the Commonwealth and British titles. He is currently WBC No 2 and is looking for a shot of the winner of the Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Vic Darchinyan fight. Pozo, really just a blown up flyweight, had two spells as European champion at flyweight and lost to Omar Narvaez fore the WBO title in 2008. Skelton at 45 rejuvenates his sagging career. The former British, Commonwealth and European champion, who lost to Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA title in 2008, simply bullied the much bigger Dallas out of the fight. Skelton had no trouble getting inside the reach of the 6'6" Dallas and stayed there hooking to head and body. Dallas just could not get into the fight and had no answer to the pressure tactics of the smaller man. The end came with Dallas on the ropes and Skelton landing shots to the head when the referee stopped the fight. Losses to Martin Rogan, Francesco Pianeta and Kubrat Pulev had made it seem as though Skelton was close to the end of his career. He had been inactive since losing to Michael Sprott in the final of the Prizefighter in October 2010. Skelton is now hoping for a shot at the winner of the David Price vs. Sam Sexton fight. Two inside the distance losses in a row for Dallas, 26, who heads back to the drawing board. Woodland, USA: Light: Vicente Escobedo (25-3) W TKO 1 Lonnie Smith (14-3-2). All over in the first as Escobedo puts Smith down three times. Smith walking straight out at the bell and throwing a hard combination to the head. Escobedo was on the back foot as Smith continued to force the action. Gradually Escobedo got his jab working and made Smith back-up. A left right combination put Smith down. He was up almost immediately, but Escobedo put him down again with another left. Smith again was up quickly but the referee had a good long look at him before letting the fight continue. Escobedo drove Smith back into Smith's own corner and then threw punch after punch until Smith slumped to the floor and the fight was stopped without a count. The 30-year-old former Olympian makes it 15 wins by KO/TKO. IBF No 10 Escobedo gets back into the picture as he lifts vacant NABO title, and adds this win to a victory over Rocky Juarez in September. The 24-year-old Smith, " The Black Mexican", had won his last nine fights. Puerto Indio, Argentina: Light Middle: Damian Veron (12-6-2,2ND) W PTS 10 Alejandro Falliga (21-9-4,1ND). "El Chino" Varon, 22, wins vacant Argentinian title in a match between No's 3 and 4 in the rankings. The better boxing and more accurate punching came from Veron as he used a good jab and movement to dominate the early rounds. Falliga had a big seventh round when he floored Veron with a right. Veron took the eighth. Falliga came back to press the action, but his punching was wild and lacked accuracy. Veron was down again in the last, but it was ruled a slip. Veron wins on scores of 99-92.5, 98-93.5 and 97-94. He is unbeaten in his last eight fights. On his travels "Skinny" Falliga has lost to Sebastian Zbik, Andy Lee and Tony Mundine Jr. Tokyo, Japan: Bantam: Ryosuke Iwasa (11-1) W KO 1 Yuki Murai (20-16-4). Southpaw Iwasa, 22, retains Japanese title with one round kayo of journeyman Murai. Iwasa took the fight to Murai from the bell and put the challenger down with a straight left. Iwasa beat the count but as the referee beckoned him to step forward he fell to the canvas again and was counted out. Eight wins by KO/TKO for WBC No 21 Iwasa, whose only loss is to current WBC champion Shinsuke Yamanaka. First loss inside the distance for 32-year-old Murai. Kobe, Japan: Super Fly: Ryo Akaho (18-0-2) W PTS 12 Yoshihito Ishizaki (6-4-1). Bantam: Malcolm Tunacao (30-2-3) W TKO 4 Yuki Takemoto (11-16-2). Akaho holds on to OPBF title with razor thin majority verdict over hometown novice Ishizaki. This should have been an easy fight for the younger and harder hitting WBC No 6 Akaho, 25,but again he showed he is strong in the attack, and very weak in defence. Scores 115-115 twice and 115-115. The 30-year-old Ishizaki had won only one of his previous five fights. "Eagle Eye" Tunacao, WBC No3/WBA No 8 took a "keep busy" fight and halted Takemoto mid way through the fourth. The 28-year-old Filipino southpaw, a former WBC flyweight champion, has 19 wins by KO/TKO and has lost only once, and that on a technical decision, in his last 21 fights. Mexico City, Mexico: Feather: Alberto Garza (23-5-1,1ND) W KO 3 Adan Garcia (18-5-1). Light: Saul Carreon (19-4-1) W KO 7 Adrian Briones (6-4-1). "Kichis" Garza, 26, returns after eleven months out and finishes Garcia with body punches in the third. The body attack forced Garcia to take a count in the second and left hook to the body ended it in the third. Garza has 19 wins by KO/TKO. He had scored good wins over Hiroyuki Enoki and unbeaten Justin Savi, but a stoppage loss to Robinson Castellanos in April saw him take time out. Garcia, 22, had won 14 of his last 16, losing only to Sal Sanchez and Hugo Cazares. "The Cobra" Carreon on top all the way before finishing Briones with a right to the chin. Now 12 wins by KO/TKO for 25-year-old Carreon. Chelyabinsk, Russia: Welter: Anton Novikov (23-0) W TKO 8 Bogdan Mitic (17-3,1ND). Welter: Konstantin Ponomarev (13-0) W TKO 5 Luis Moreno (10-2-4). WBC No 10 Novikov remains unbeaten as Serbian Mitic does not come out for round nine. "The Pick Hammer" wins vacant WBC CIS and Slovenian titles. Southpaw Ponomarev, 19, retains WBC Youth title as the corner of Argentinian Moreno throw in the towel to save their man. Moreno had won his last eight fights. Chester, England: Light: Carl Johanneson (32-5) PTS 10 Chris Goodwin (14-1-1). A great little battle sees Johanneson win a split decision over hometown fighter Goodwin in a British title eliminator. The 23-year-old Chester boxer is dominant over the first three rounds with his excellent boxing skills on the inside, countering the pressure tactics of Johanneson. From the fourth to the sixth Johanneson, 33, scored well to the body as Goodwin's work rate dropped. The seventh saw action all the way as both fighters realised the fight was in the balance. Johanneson may have just edged that round and also taken the eighth to build a slight lead. Goodwin came back to take the ninth. The last saw both fighters battling it out to the bell in a close, hard to score round. The scores were 97-95 for Johanneson, 96-95 for Goodwin and a 99-93 for Johanneson. The latter card did not justice the effort Goodwin had put in. Former British featherweight champion Johanneson had won 4 of his last 5 fights after taking two years out of the ring. Goodwin was unbeaten in 14 after losing his first pro fight. Toulon, France: Super Bantam: Jeremy Parodi (33-1-1) W PTS 10 Franklin Teran (32-5-1). An excellent battle sees hometown Parodi take the early rounds with his busier and more accurate punching. Teran played his part and scored well in the fourth, seventh and eighth rounds. Both went for broke in the last, but Parodi had done enough in a fine contest to take the decision. The 25-year-old Parodi, rated No 7 by the EBU, has run up five wins since losing to Arsen Martirosyan in 2010. Spanish-based Colombian Teran, 31, since being based in Europe had lost only two of his 22 fights to Zsolt Bedak and Martirosyan. Munich, Germany:Heavy: Alex Petkovic (42-4-4) W TKO 2 Ergin Solmaz (5-26-3).Petkovic, 31, celebrates fight No 50 with a win, but not a very satisfying one. Turk Solmaz, 39, gives it a try for two rounds, and then retires with an arm injury. Bosnian Petkovic unbeaten in his last eleven, but very poor opposition.
Cebu City, Philippines:Light: Rey Lobato (22-4) W TKO 1 Jay Solmiano (11-2-1). Super Bantam: Ciso Morales (16-2-1) W TKO 4 Joash Apericio (8-7). A battle of southpaws sees Lobato win vacant Philippines title. After being shaken himself the 26-year-old puts Solmiano down with a left hook. Solmiano gets up, but is in no condition to continue. Lobato has won 5 of his last 6 fights, losing only to the unbeaten Australian Will Tomlinson in that run. Solmiano, the reigning champion, lost the title when he failed to make the weight. This was to be his third defence. He has now lost his last two fights, the other loss being to Nihito Arakawa for the OPBF title in October. Morales wins but in unsatisfactory circumstances. Apericio is hit with a low blow. He is given five minutes to recover and when he is till unable to continue Morales gets a TKO. Morales is rebuilding after lasting just over two minutes in a challenge to Fernando Montiel for the WBO bantam title in 2010. Additional Commonwealth fights ( all British except Slavchev):
Cardiff, Wales: Super Bantam: Robbie Turley (1-4) W TKO 6 Gavin Reid (6-12-1) Chester, England: Feather: Dai Davies (9-18-1) W PTS 10 Paul Economides (12-3). Welsh title. Plymouth, England: Super Feather: Jamie Speight (11-2) W PTS 10 Scott Moises (3-5). Southern Area title. Trowbridge, England: Middle: Nick Blackwell (11-1) W TKO 4 Martin Concepcion (18-10). English title. Sheffield, England:Middle: Liam Cameron (12-1) W PTS 6 Harry Matthews (11-5-1). Fly: Paul Edwards (9-1) W TKO 2 Stefan Slavchev (2-1).
Sao Paulo, Brazil:Light Middle: Patrick Teixeira (15-0) W TKO 1 Samir Dos Santos Barbosa (29-9-3). Santa Catarina's Teixeira wins vacant WBA Fedcentro title as he floors Barbosa four times. The 21-year-old southpaw has 13 wins by KO/TKO. Local reports give Teixeira a 17-0 record. Barbosa had gone the distance with current IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale over twelve rounds in 2009.
Hobart, Australia: Middle: Daniel Geale (27-1) W PTS 12 Osumanu Adama (20-3). Feather: Billy Dib (34-1,1ND) W TKO 6 Eduardo Escobedo (32-4). Heavy: Travis Walker (39-7-1) W TKO 6 Kali Meehan (38-5). Geale, 31, make second defence of his IBF title with unanimous decision win over Adama. With Geale's superior boxing it was expected that 31-year-old Adama (Ozzie Adams) would take the fight to the Tasmanian, but instead it was Geale who had to force the fight. Despite a small cut eye suffered in the third, Geale dominated the centre of the ring and was stalking Adama and forcing the Ghanaian to fight on the back foot. Adama did show flashes of quality, but due to the speed and accuracy of Geale's punching, his work became untidy, and he was not able to exert any real pressure. A flash knockdown in the eleventh sealed the win for Geale. Scores 118-110,117-111 and a strange 115-113 (a draw but for the knockdown in the eleventh!). Geale will now look to the USA and unification fights. Adama had earned his title shot with a win over Roman Karmazin in October. Twenty-six-year old " (Billy)The Kid" Dib retains IBF title but wins ugly. As early as the first round Escobedo needed an extended time out to recover from a low bow. Dib was also warned for using his elbow and hitting Escobedo on the back of his head. Having said all that the Australian was always in control and scoring freely with fast combinations. Dib gave Escobedo, 28, a working over in the fifth and sixth rounds, and the Mexican did not come out for round seven. Second defence for Dib and win No 21 by KO/TKO. He is unbeaten in 14 fights since losing to Steve Luevano for the WBO title in 2008. Dib is now looking for big money unification fights, but will have to clean his act up when he is not fighting at home. Escobedo had won eleven in a row since losing on points to Daniel Ponce De Leon for the WBO super bantam title in 2007. "Freight Train" Walker gets the biggest win of his career as he stops Meehan. With the fight still close at the end of the fifth Walker staged a big attack that had the New Zealander blooded and tottering when Meehan's corner threw in the towel. The former National Golden Gloves champion had lost to Jonathan Banks, Ruslan Chagaev, Alex Leapai, and in his last fight in October, to Kubrat Pulev, but with this win over WBA No 12 he is in line for some big paydays. This was win No 31 by KO/TKO for Walker. At 41 Meehan must be near the end of the road. He came close to a world title when only losing to Lamon Brewster on a split decision in 2004. New York, USA:Welter: Alex Perez (16-0,1ND) W PTS 10 Francisco Figueroa (20-3-1). Light Middle: Delen Parsley (7-0) W PTS 8 Boyd Melson (8-1) . Super Middle: Will Rosinsky (15-1) W TKO 3 Zane Marks (17-7). Super Middle: Badou Jack (10-0) W PTS 6 Grover Young (6-6-1). In an all-southpaw fight Perez, 29, scores a unanimous decision in a good learning contest. Perez used superior height and strength to take an early lead and it looked as though he might finish things early when he floored experienced Figueroa with a left in the fourth. From that round on, although Perez still had the edge, Figueroa scored well with counters. Both fighters went all out over the last two rounds but Perez was a clear winner. Scores 99-90, 98-91 and 96-93. Perez reportedly fought from the fourth with an injured left hand. First fight for 33-year-old Figueroa since November 2009. When he walked away Figueroa had lost only one of his last 13 fights, and that was to Randall Bailey, also his only loss inside the distance. Parsley, 24, beats "Rainmaker" Melson, 30, in exciting scrap. This looked to be Melson's fight when he easily won the first round and dropped Parsley with a southpaw left in the second. However, "The Sniper" regrouped and used his superior height and reach to box on the outside, and take the next three rounds. West Point graduate Melson turned it around again when he floored Parsley with a left in the sixth. The seventh saw the action continue, but was a fairly even round. More fireworks in the last as Parsley floored Melson with a right. Melson beat the count, but was on shaky legs. Despite that he still managed to find a punch to put Parsley down, but it was ruled a slip. Scores 76-73 twice and 75-74. Both Parsley and Melson competed at the US Olympic trials, but neither qualified. Melson was US Inter Services and Army champion and won a gold medal at the World Military championships. Fireman Rosinsky (no that's not a nickname it is his job, his nickname is "Power") blasts back after loss to Edwin Rodriguez in October. No pit-pat here as both fighters are in heated exchanges from the start. Rosinsky is the harder puncher and puts Marks down twice in the first with body shots. Marks continued to trade in the second and by the end he was showing swelling around both eyes for his recklessness. A fierce attack from Rosinsky at the start of the third saw the referee step in. The 27-year-old former US amateur champion has nine wins by KO/TKO. Southpaw Marks, 27, was having his first fight since July 2010. Swedish prospect Badou Jack, 28, was looking for his ninth inside the distance in a row, but Grover outweighed him by 10lbs, and was able to stay the distance. Jack showed excellent speed and punching power and is a very good prospect. Scores 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56. Jack represented Sweden at the World Championships, but fought under the flag of his father's country-Gambia- at the 2008 Olympics. Only one win in his last six fights for Young
General Conesa, Argentina: Super Bantam: Lucas Carranza (14-7-1,1ND) W TKO 7 Sergio Medina (36-5-1). Favourite Medina takes the first round, but from then on Carranza dominates. Carranza, rated No 2 bantam by the Argentinian Federation, scores knockdowns in the third and sixth, and Medina does not come out for the seventh. The 25-year-old southpaw already holds the South American bantamweight title. After losing his first four fights Carranza has turned his career around with eight wins in a row. "Rocky" Medina, 30, won his first 28 fights, but lasted less than two minutes in a challenge to Juan Manuel Lopez for the WBO super bantam title in 2008. This was his first defence of the national title since 2008. Townsville, Australia: Super Middle: Les Sherrington (28-6) W PTS 12 Oscar Veliz (29-18-2,1ND). Light Heavy: Joel Casey (15-9-3) W TKO 6 Bill Hadlow (7-26-5). Fly: Fred Mundraby (14-1-1) W PTS 6 Erick Diaz Siregar (15-17-4). After a very bad time with injuries "Lock & Load" Sherrington, 29, returns with a win. Sherrington with his aggression and better technique quickly dominates the one-sided fight with the light punching Veliz under pressure and only able to score with occasional counters. Sherrington wins vacant WBFoundation and vacant IBF Australasian titles on scores of 120-107 twice and 119-110. First fight for Sherrington since April 2011 when he lost to Kashif Mumtaz after breaking his leg in the first round. Argentinian No 4 Veliz lost on points in Australia to Shannan Taylor, and has now lost 3 of his last 4 fights. Southpaw Casey, 28, got back in the winning column with a sixth round stoppage of Hadlow. Eleven wins inside the distance for "Two Gunz" who had broken into the world ratings with a win over Tim bell in 2010. He was dumped out again after a stoppage loss to Manny Vlamis in November. Hadlow, 36, is nicknamed "Hardcore" but the only thing X certificate about his career is the 26 losses, and zero wins in his last 13 fights. Mundraby, 24, continues rebuilding after losing his unbeaten tag to world rated Ryo Akaho in Japan in May. In his second win since then Mundraby takes decision over poor Indonesian on scores of 60-53 twice and 60-52. Lyon, France: Super Bantam: Kiko Martinez (26-3) W TKO 12 Arsen Martirosyan (18-5). Fly: Hassan Azaouagh (11-6) W TKO 7 Redouane Asloum (8-1-1). Great little fight as Spaniard Martinez, 26, retains European title. From the first Martinez scores well with his jabs and hooks against the aggressive Armenian. Martirosyan, 34, keeps applying the pressures and gets through with some meaty left hooks, but Martinez unshaken and keeps on top of the fast-paced fight. Martirosyan looks exhausted at the end of the eighth, but comes out fired-up in the ninth and tenth, again getting through with his left hook. After that effort Martirosyan looks very tired in the eleventh and Martinez ends it in the last. A left hook puts the exhausted French champion down. He beats the count, but another barrage from Martinez brings the referee's intervention. Successful first defence in his third reign as champion for "La Sensacion" Martinez, who has 19 wins by KO/TKO. Martinez won the title for the first time by blasting out Bernard Dunne in 86 seconds in 2007, but lost it to Rendall Munroe in 2008. He beat Martirosyan for the vacant title, but then gave it up before winning it again by stopping Jason Booth in April 2011. Martirosyan was having his third shot at winning the title. He lost to Rendall Munroe for the title in a close fight in 2008 and lost on points to Martinez for the vacant title in 2010. Once again Azaouagh upsets the odds and beats a former top amateur. Asloum, the brother of former European and WBO champion Brahim, was by far the better boxer. His speed, movement and accurate punching saw him build an early lead as Azaouagh looked for one punch to turn things around. It came in the seventh when Azaouagh threw a right over the low left hand guard of Asloum. The punch crashed onto the jaw of Asloum who went down heavily. He beat the count, but the referee stopped the fight. First defence of French title for 25-year-old Azaouagh. He won the title with a kayo of Jerome Thomas in January and has turned his career around having been 5-6 before going on a run of six wins. Asloum had won the French amateur title three times and represented France in the Olympics and World Championships. Tlatelolco, Mexico: Super Bantam: Hector Morales (10-4-2) W PTS 12 Gregorio Torres (11-5-3. Morales continues to improve as he edges out Torres to win the vacant WBC Fecarbox title. Torres wanted a war, but Morales rarely let him get inside and used his reach advantage to pile up the points. When they did go toe-to-toe Torres had the better of it, but Morales held off a strong finish to win the unanimous decision. Scores 117-111, 116-112 and 115-114. First twelve round fight for Morales who has lost only one of his last eleven fights. "Goyo" Torres, 29, had been in tougher fights having faced Chris Martin, Charles Huerta and Javier Fortuna. Trabazon, Turkey: Heavy: Konstantin Airich (23-5-2) W TKO 9 Ondrej Pala (30-3). Heavy: Erkan Teper (8-0) W TKO 4 Ivika Perkovic (15-14). Cruiser: Varol Vekilogu (19-3-1) W KO 5 Chris Schwaeblein (5-6). It's the punch of Airich against the skill of Pala, and Airich wins out. Pala showed well over the first two rounds with his accurate counters against the pressing Airich. Kazak-born Airich gives a sign of things to come as he gets through with some hard shots in the third. Pala was hurt in the sixth but got time to recover as both fighters lost their mouthguard. Pala outbox Airich in the seventh and eighth. In the ninth Airich trapped Pala in a corner and had him in trouble when the Czech again spat out his mouthguard. He had a point deducted, but that was irrelevant, as Airich had him hurt again and the referee stopped the fight to save Pala from more punishment. Airich, 33, wins WBO European title and retains IBF Inter-Continental title. He had lost a majority decision to Pala in 2009. Airich has lost by KO/TKO to Danny Williams and Gbenga Olounkun, and was knocked out in 74 seconds by Tye Fields in the Prizefighter in May. He has 17 wins by KO/TKO and was coming off a 65 seconds kayo of Varol Vekilogu in October. Pala, 27, had won his last 19 fights and was No 6 with the WBO. The 6'5" Teper, 29, had some early problems finding the target against with late sub Perkovic who was looking to survive. At the end of the third Perkovic was close to pulling out due to an elbow injury. He gave it one more go in the fourth and then retired. Teper retains WBC Mediterranean title and makes it six wins by KO/TKO. Five losses in a row for 37-year-old Croat Perkovic. "The Relentless Lion" Vekilogu, 28, wins every round and floors fellow German in the second before finishing him with a body shot in the fifth. First fight for Vekilogu since being blown away by Airich in October. Del Mar, USA: Middle: James Parison (15-1-1) DRAW 8 Lester Gonzalez (12-6-4). An exciting scrap sees "Choco" Parison, 30, stutter again in his career. The fight swung one way and then the other. A clash of heads saw Parison cut over his left eye, but was using his skill to dominate from the ring centre. Cuban Gonzalez, 34, came back as he worked his way inside, and had built a small lead until he began to tire, and Parison was able to even things up. Both were tired in the last as they banged away trying to clinch the win. Parison looked to have just edged it but the scores of 78-74 Parison, 77-75 Gonzalez and 75-75 saw few dissenters. Now three wins and a draw for Parison since losing to Craig McEwan in 2009, and then taking a year out. Gonzalez has won only one of his last ten fights. Providence, USA: Heavy: Jason Estrada (18-4) W TKO 2 Dom Alexander (22-14-1). "Big Six" has an easy night against modest Alexander. A short right and a left put Alexander down and the fight is stopped. Estrada, 31, at one time the world No 1 heavyweight in the amateurs, has lost to Travis Walker, Alex Povetkin and Tomasz Adamek, but the loss that really knocked his reputation was being stopped by Frank Lawrence in January 2011. He took time out for operations to his elbow and ankle and this was his second win since his return. Alexander, 29, is 2-5 in his last seven, with all five losses coming by way of KO/TKO. Bragado, Argentina:Light: Juan Lencina (19-0-3) W PTS 10 Aldo Rios (48-6,1ND). In only his second ten round fight, hometown boxer Lencina, 28, wins Argentinian title from veteran Rios. Lencina was sharper and boxed his way to victory avoiding getting into a brawl with the champion. Scores 100-93, 99-93 and 98- 97. Lencina was a clear winner but the first two scores were too wide. There was nothing in Lencina's record to say he was in the same class as Rios as he had met poor opposition, but Lencina was able to build an early lead as Rios had to shake off the rust as this was his first fight since July 2010. Rios, 37, lost on points to Artur Grigorian for the WBO title in 2001 and was stopped in nine rounds by Ricky Hatton in 2003 for the WBU light welter title.
San Juan, Puerto Rico: Feather: Omar Salido (38-11-2,1ND) W TKO 10 Juan Manuel Lopez (31-2). Feather: Miguel Angel Garcia (28-0) W TKO 7 Bernabe Concepcion (29-6-1). Fly: McWilliams Arroyo (11-1) W PTS 10 Luis Maldonado (36-7-1). Light: Jose A Gonzalez (19-0) W TKO 8 Hevinson Herrera (15-9-1). Super Fly: McJoe Arroyo (10-0) W PTS 6 Shawn Nichol (5-10). Super Feather: Gamalier Rodriguez (18-2-3) W PTS 8 Allan Tanda (11-2-2). Fly: Jonathan Gonzalez (9-0) W TKO 2 Erickson Martell (9-4-1). From the first Salido, 31, was doing the pressing whilst southpaw Lopez, 28, seemed to have decided not to mix it, but to box his way to revenge for his kayo loss in April. Salido got through with some hard shots in the first only for Lopez to scores with some good combinations in the second. The third saw Salido's pressure forcing Lopez to stand and trade. For a while it looked like a bad idea as a short right from Lopez put Salido down in the fifth. Salido banged back and staggered Lopez with right in the sixth and dominated the seventh. A brutal war saw them going head to head in the eighth and ninrth with non-stop action as they traded heavy shots. It was more of the same at the start of the tenth round. Suddenly as Lopez came forward Salido landed two thunderous punches to the Puerto Rican's jaw. Lopez staggered badly and was then hit with three uppercuts to the chin and went down. He got up much too early and was stumbling and almost falling again when the referee stopped the fight. Second defdence of his WBO title for Salido who has 26 wins by KO/TKO. Lopez might have had some encouragement from Salido getting floored twice by Filipino Weng Haya in a non-title fight in December, but it was false hope, as the Mexican was just too strong and hit too hard for the Puerto Rican. Lopez blotted his copy book in a bad way after the fight by accusing the referee of stopping the fight too early and alleged that his decision might be linked to gambling. He faces a one year suspension from the WBO. In contrast to the WBO title fight the Garcia vs. Concepcion lacked excitement. "Mikey" Garcia had his jab working well in the first and he nailed the Filipino with a heavy right at the end of the second. Garcia was in control, but taking no chances, and the crowd became restless looking for more action. Garcia scored heavily at the end of the sixth and Concepcion knew he had to take chances to turn the fight around, and he did in the seventh. Unfortunately he left himself open and two hard rights put Concepcion down. He beat the count but another volley of punches saw the referee stop the fight. The 24 year-old from Oxnard has 24 wins by KO/TKO and retains his NABO title. He was No 2 with the WBO, and will now be the mandatory challenger to Salido. Garcia has inside the distance wins over Cornelius Locke, Olivier Lontchi, Matt Remillard and Rafael Guzman. Filipino Concepcion, 24, suffered only his second loss by KO/TKO. He had an unbeaten run of 21 fights before losing to Steve Luevano for the WBO featherweight title in 2009. He had Juan Manuel Lopez on the floor in the first round of a challenge for the WBO feather title in 2010 before being stopped in the second. Up against a much more experienced fighter, former amateur star Arroyo took a couple of rounds to settle. Once he got into his boxing there was only one fighter in it. In the sixth round Arroyo had Maldonado hurt and opened a bad cut under the Mexican's right eye. Mexican Maldonado survived but was a clear loser. Scores 99-91 twice and 98-92. Arroyo, 26, has won his last eight after a shock loss to Japanese fighter Takashi Okada in June2010. Arroyo won gold medals at the Central American, Pan American Games and World Championships. Once a hot prospect, Maldonado, 34, has now lost 6 of his last 7 fights. He has had two shots at the IBF flyweight and a shot at the WBO super fly title. "Chelo" Gonzalez has no trouble with substitute Herrera. Gonzalez had the Colombian rocking in the fourth and floored him in the sixth. Gonzalez continued to hand out punishment, and the referee stopped the fight in the eighth. Gonzalez makes it 14 wins by KO/TKO, and retains his WBO Latino title for the third time. Herrera has lost 5 of his last 6, but went the distance with Abner Cotto last month. McJoe Arroyo, twin brother of McWilliams, was given six rounds of work by southpaw Nichol. Scores 60-54 twice and 59-55. Eight losses in a row for Denver's Nichol, all against unbeaten fighters. Rodriguez, 25, too good for 20-year-old Filipino Tanda. Has former OPBF champion Tanda rocking in the fifth and takes unanimous decision on scores of 79-73 twice and 80-72. Rodriguez unbeaten in eleven now, but very modest opposition. Jon "Bomba" Gonzalez makes it eight wins by KO/TKO. Glasgow, Scotland: Light: Ricky Burns (34-2) W PTS 12 Paulus Moses (28-2). Super Feather: Paul Appleby (18-3) W PTS 10 Steve Ormond (11-1). Burns, 28, turns what on paper looked a tough test into a comfortable victory. Burns dominated the early rounds and finished strongly, despite carrying a minor shoulder injury over those closing rounds. Although only two inches taller, Burns looked much bigger and stronger than 33-year-old Moses. After a fairly even first round Burns swept the next five rounds with some sharp jabbing, chopping rights and choice body shots. Namibian Moses had his best spell in the middle rounds, counter punching effectively, and getting through with strong rights, but was just not putting in enough work. Even in the Namibian's best rounds Burns was the busier and picking up points. Over the late rounds Moses could not mount any sustained attacks and Burns boxed his way to a wide unanimous verdict on scores of 120-110, 119-110 and 117-111. Now 19 wins in a row for Burns, surely the most improved fighter in Britain over the past few years. Next could be a huge fight with mandatory challenger Kevin Mitchell. Since losing his WBA secondary title to Miguel Acosta, Moses had run up three wins against modest opposition but his best days look to be behind him. An excellent scrap saw Scotland's Appleby, 24, just edge out unbeaten Irishman Ormond. Appleby loves a scrap, perhaps too much, but he makes for exciting watching. He shook Ormond with a right in the first only for Ormond bounce back in the third with some crisp counters. Ormond then just edged the next three rounds, but a vicious hook to the body had him hurt. Appleby then kept his focus on Ormond's body and began to claw back the points. In the seventh a clash of heads saw Appleby cut by his left eye, but Ormond lost a point in the round, and also lost his mouthpiece after another body punch. Ormond continued to press over the closing rounds to make a very close contest. Scores 96-94 twice and 96-95, which shows how important that point deducted in the seventh was. Appleby, a former British featherweight champion, was having his first fight since being stopped in ten rounds by Liam Walsh for the Commonwealth title. With this victory he wins BBB of C Celtic title. Former Irish amateur international Ormond, 28, was making a big step up in class and showed plenty of promise. Novi, USA: Middle: Andy Lee (28-1 W KO 2 Saul Duran (40-20-2). Rubbish fight sees Lee floor 39-year-old Mexican in the first and teeing–off on Duran in the second when the referee stops the fight. Now 19 wins by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Irish southpaw. The WBO have him rated No 2, and if that is a true reflection of his ability then he should not be fighting a guy who had world title shots in the late 1990's at lightweight and super feather, even as a late sub. Again you have to wonder that if a Commission will accept a match like this what they would refuse to sanction, and how could they defend themselves if something went wrong. Moncton, Canada: Cruiser: Chris Norrad (11-0) W PTS 10 Frank White (7-6-2). Local fighter Norrad, 28, wins vacant NABA Canadian title with split decision over former Canadian champion White. Norrad, 6'3" tall, had height and reach advantages. Norrad had won his last five by KO/TKO but former Canadian champion proves durable. Second split decision loss in a row for White having previously lost to Jason Douglas for the more prestigious Canadian Professional Boxing Council title. Rio Bravo, Mexico: Light: Daniel Estrada (28-2-1) W PTS 10 Reyes Velasquez (10-2-2). Super Bantam: Alejandro Gutierrez (21-0-1) W TKO 4 Devis Perez (15-7-2). Bantam: Jose Salgado (28-2) W TKO 5 Jesus Limones (10-6-1). Late sub Velasquez climbs off the floor in the second and survives a bad beating in subsequent rounds in losing a unanimous decision to WBC No 5 Estrada. "Tremendo", 26, has 22 wins by KO/TKO. His losses have both been split decisions. "Little Jaguar" Gutierrez, 18, retains WBC Cabofe title as he crushes Colombian in five rounds. It was thought that Perez might give Gutierrez a tough fight, but the Colombian never got started, and was under fire and retreating from the first. Gutierrez punished Perez throughout the fourth and then Colombian retired at the end of the round. First defence of his WBC Cabofe title for Gutierrez, who has 18 wins by KO/TKO. Perez is, 26, is 3-5 in his last 8 fights. "Sugar" Salgado given tougher than expected fight by Limones. Salgado scored a knockdown in the first but then Limones took the fight to Salgado and they swapped punches for the next three rounds with Salgado suffering a bad cut over his right eye. Salgado brought the curtain down in the fifth with another knockdown and the referee stopped the fight. Now 25 wins by KO/TKO for 24-year-old Salgado, and his first fight since losing to Liborio Santos in December for the WBA interim title at super fly. Limones has now lost 6 of his last 7. Managua, Nicaragua: Welter: Christian Ruiz (16-1-1) W DIS 10 Luis Betanco (9-4-1). With Ruiz, 25, on his way to a points win, Betanco fouls his way out of the fight. Ruiz show skill as he outboxes his a fighter who had won his last three fights in the first round. Betanco gets frustrated and loses a point in the ninth for low blows, and with more of the same in the last the referee disqualifies him. Ruiz wins vacant Nicaraguan title. His only loss was against world rated Albert Mosquera. Only two of Betanco's fight have gone the distance. Lloilo City, Philippines: Straw: Denver Cuello (30-4-6) W TKO 4 Kid Suryana (8-2). Southpaw Cuello, 25, WBC No 2, a different class to Indonesian. Can't put the inexperienced Suryana away, but hands out steady punishment until the referee stops the fight in the fourth. Now 20 wins by KO/TKO for "Mr Excitement". He has lost only once, on a disqualification, in his last 25 fights, and has wins over Muhammad Rachman and Omar Soto. Paranaque City, Philippines: Super Bantam: Sylvester Lopez (19-3-1) W TKO 4 Yuki Fukumoto (12-6). Super Feather: Vinvin Rufino (31-15-3) W TKO 5 Jeastoni Pepito (7-9-2). Lopez, 24, has a little trouble with aggressive bustling style of Fukumoto. The WBC Silver champion works it out at the start of the third and puts the Japanese fighter down heavily near the end of the round. After another knockdown at the start of the fourth the towel is thrown in by Fukumoto's corner. Now 15 wins by KO/TKO for Lopez whose only loss in his last 16 fights was a technical decision. Lopez is part of the Gabriel "Beibot" Elorde team and the fight was held at the Elorde Grand Ballroom. Just a couple of reminders of the great Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. Former Japanese super fly champion Fukumoto is 2-4 in his last six fights. After 4 losses in his last 5 fights former Philippines feather champion Rufino needed a win. He got it when opponent Pepito decided he had taken enough and retired at the end of the fifth. Lomza, Poland: Light Heavy: Aleksy Kuziemski (23-4) W TKO 2 Leo Tchoula (9-2). Kuziemski gets back on the winning track as German-based Tchoula retires at the end of the second round. The 34-year-old Pole is 4-3 in his last seven fights, but the losses have been to Dmitry Sukhotsky, Nat Cleverly and Doudou Ngumbu. Tchoula's only other loss was on points to Pawel Glazewski. Liverpool, England: Super Fly: John Donnelly (13-2) W PTS 10 Mike Robinson (5-4-3). Donnelly, 27, just scrapes through to a win against Robinson and collects English title. Scores 96-94 twice and 97-95. First fight for Donnelly since losing to Stuart Hall for British bantam title in April. Robinson better fighter than would appear from his record. Merlo, Buenos Aires: Cruiser: Alejandro Valori (7-3) W TKO 9 Max Sosa (7-1). Valori, 29, gets revenge for a points defeat in June as he floors unbeaten Sosa five times before the fight is stopped. Valori, 29, scored those knockdowns in the third, fourth and eighth rounds, and after two more knockdowns in the ninth the fight was stopped. Despite the knockdowns and having two points deducted for fouls, Sosa, 25, was in the fight up until the end of the eighth. Hermosillo, Mexico:Light: Mahonri Montes (25-0-1) W KO 1 Omar Dominguez (14-9-1). IBF No 12 Montes, 22, blows away local Dominguez in first. Two rights to the body and the fight is over. "Ruso Jr., who turned pro at 16, has 19 wins by KO/TKO.
Bolton, England:Welter: David Barnes (25-2-2) TEC DRAW 5 Vivian Harris (29-7-2, 1ND). Disappointing end to an important fight for both boxers. Barnes and Harris evenly matched over the first four rounds. Harris trying to get through with straight rights at southpaw Barnes, and the British fighter using slick boxing and hard rights to match the former WBA champion. In the fifth a clash of heads left Barnes with a serious cut over his left eye and the referee's scored card showed them equal at 48-48. The cut looked very bad and it is a set-back to the former British welter and light welter champion. After almost two years out of the ring Barnes had returned with a win in November. After four straight losses the 33-year-old former WBA Harris was badly in need of a win.
Tokyo, Japan:Light Fly: Masayuki Kuroda (21-3-1) DREW 10 Ryoichi Taguchi (16-1-1). Kuroda, 25, hangs onto Japanese title in split draw with prospect Taguchi. Scores 96-95, 95-96 and 95-95. Third defence for WBA No 7 Kuroda who is unbeaten in his last ten fights. Taguchi, also 25, rated No 14 by the WBC, is unbeaten in his last eight fights Additional Commonwealth results
Melbourne, Australia: Light Heavy: Blake Caparello (11-0-1) W PTS 10 Kevin Engel (18-6). Light Welter: Stevie Ferdinandus W TKO 2 Bob Whaley (7-4-2). Accra, Ghana: Light: Jon Yartey (13-3) W KO 3 Isaac Badu (0-3). Light Welter: Ben Ashley (10-1) W TKO 8 Yaw Sakiya 2-8). Light: Mike Ansah (3-2-1) W TKO 7 Emmanuel Odoi (2-9). Super Bantam: Isaac Netty (15-8-1) W TKO 8 Hope Bedi (1-3). Light Welter: Sam Kotey Neequaye (17-0) W TKO 8 Dick Amenfu( 4-1). Light Welter: Badu Akuetteh(3-5-2) W KO 5 Alex Kotey (0-2). Super Feather: Smith Odoom (11-9-1) W TKO 6 Emmanuel Allotey (1-8). Peterborough, England: Welter: Martin Gethin (20-3-1) W PTS 10 Ivan Godor (8-21-4). Sheffield, England: Light Heavy: Carl Wild (11-16-5) W PTS 10 James Tucker (6-46-3). Dunstan, England: Bantam: Martin Ward (14-1) W TKO 5 Hyussein Hyuseinov (6-19). Whitwick, England:Middle: Matt Hainey (9-3) W PTS 10 Luke Robinson (8-1-1). Light Heavy: Luke Blackledge (9-0) W PTS 6 Matthew Barney (26-10-1).
Panama City, Panama:Fly: Luis Concepcion (24-3) W KO 1 Oscar Gallardo (12-4-1). Super Fly: Dirceu Cabarca (12-6) W PTS 8 Manuel Vides (10-2). Light Welter: Zapir Rasulov (25-0) W KO 1 Joel Cassiani (6-11-1). Former WBA champion Concepcion, 26, makes it quick as he floors Mexican Gallardo twice with uppercuts. "El Nica" having his first fight since being blown away in 109 seconds by Hernan Marquez in October in rematch. Concepcion wins vacant WBC Latino title. First main event fight for poor Gallardo. Cabarca, 27, springs minor surprise as he comes off floor to win Panamanian title. Despite being down in the third Cabarca staged a strong finish to beat champion Vides, 21, on a split decision. Scores of 76-75 twice and 75-76. Only eight rounds, but a national title fight. Rasulov blows away soft-chinned Cassiani with 20 seconds left in the first round. In his first fight outside Europe the Russian makes it 23 wins by KO/TKO, 13 in a row, and eight in the first round. Still don't know if 25-year-old Rasulov can fight as the opposition has been dreadful. Colombian Cassiani has only one win in his last eleven fights and failed to last the distance in eight of those eleven fights.
Mexico City, Mexico: Super Fly: Glenn Donaire (19-4-1) W PTS 12 Omar Salado (23-5-2). A fight of two halves sees Donaire win a unanimous decision. Glenn, 32, the elder brother of Nonito Donaire, showed great skills over the early rounds as he evade the attacks of the Mexican Salado and scored with hard, accurate counters. It was more of a boxing lesson over those rounds as Donaire built a big lead. Salido did what he had to do and kept coming forward trying to turn the fight around. Donaire's work became ragged and Salado began to eat into the lead. Being backed up, and not being able to keep Salado on the outside, Donaire had to stand and fight more. They went to war in the eleventh, exchanging punches for the full three minutes. Donaire stayed out of trouble in the last as he felt the he already had the fight won. Scores 118-111, 116-112 and 115-113. Donaire lost to Vic Darchinyan for the IBF fly title and Ulises Solis for the IBF light fly title. After the loss to Solis in July 2008 he was inactive until last December, when he beat former WBO strawweight champion Alex Sanchez. Three of the four previous losses for Salado were against Julio Cesar Mir nda, Luis Concepcion (for the interim WBA fly title) and Roman Gonzalez for the WBA light fly title. Cabazon, USA: Light Welter: Kendall Holt (28-5) W TKO 2 Tim Coleman (19-3-1). Feather: Abraham Lopez (17-0) W PTS 8 Gabriel Tolmajyan (12-2-1). Holt has big advantages in height and reach and Coleman leaves himself open trying to get inside. The former WBO light welter champion starts the rot by flooring Coleman with a left hook to the body near the end of the first. Coleman up at two and takes the mandatory count. The bell rings before Holt can finish the job. Three more knockdowns, one at the start of the round, one in the middle, and one near the end of the round, and although Coleman climbed off the floor quickly each time, his corner waved the towel, and asked the referee to stop the fight. Holt, 30, IBF No 11, bounces back from split decision loss to Danny Garcia in October. Roy Jones was working in Holt's corner. Two inside the distance losses in a row for Coleman, 27, after stoppage defeat against Vernon Paris in August. Lopez, 24, starts slowly, but then is the busier and more accurate puncher as he takes the points victory over 25-year-old Armenian southpaw Tolmajyan on scores of 78-74 twice and 79-73. Lopez does the boxing whilst Tolmajyan, 25, does the pressing. Not a great deal in it, but Lopez just deserves the verdict for his more accurate punching. Scores 78-74 twice and 79-73. Good win for Lopez as Tolmajyan was unbeaten in his last eleven, and had decisioned unbeaten Colombian Daulis Prescott six weeks previously. Indio, USA: Super Bantam: Randy Caballero (14-0) W PTS 10 Jose Luis Araiza (29-6-1). Light Omar Figueroa (15-0-1) W KO 2 Ramon Ayala (23-3-1). Good boxing skills and fast accurate punching sees prospect Caballero build an early lead. Araiza finally got rolling from the sixth and made 21-year-old Caballero fight hard over the closing rounds. Scores 98-92 twice and 97-93. An excellent test in his first ten round bout for former US amateur champion Caballero, who retains his WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Araiza 33 now has five losses and a draw in his last six fights, but all six fights against tough opposition. Ayala came out swinging which played into the hands of puncher Figueroa who scored heavily and shook Ayala badly with a body punch in the first. Ayala continued to press in the second but another body shot hurt him and a barrage from Figueroa saw Ayala slump to the canvas. He beat the count but was stumbling on wobbly legs and the referee stopped the fight. Figueroa failed to make the weight and lost 20% of his purse as well as his WBO Intercontinental Youth title. "Little Panther" has twelve wins by KO/TKO and this showing was on the back of a good win over Mike Perez in January. "Golden Boy" Ayala, 23, had lost only one of his last 17 fights, but once again his chin let him down. Chicago, USA: Light Heavy: Andrzej Fonfara (21-2,1ND) W TKO 3 Byron Mitchell (29-10-1). Middle: Viktor Polyakov (11-0) W PTS 10 Derrick Findley (18-7). Pole Fonfara, 24, almost finished this in the first. He was teeing off on Mitchell from early in the round and right followed by a left hook put Mitchell down. Mitchell was up at two, but was stumbling on unsteady legs and being battered by hard head shots with little or no defence. Another series of head punches put Mitchell on the floor again late in the first. He was up at four as the bell rang and was so confused he had to be directed to his corner. Fonfara continued to dominate in the second but Mitchell was throwing some good shots of his own. However, Fonfara could not miss him with the rights to the head. A sustained attack by Fonfara in the third saw head shots bouncing off a static Mitchell who staggered forward and fell to the canvas. As the referee was preparing to take up the count Mitchell's second climbed on the ring apron and thankfully threw in the towel. Fonfara wins vacant USBO title. Now twelve wins by KO/TKO for the 6'2" Fonfara. He is unbeaten in twelve fights since stoppage loss to Derrick Findley in 2008.Former WBA super middle champion Mitchell,38, has lost 5 of his last 6 fights, with the five losses all by KO/TKO. He is a shot fighter and is taking too many headshots. A more even fight saw Russian Polyakov win a unanimous decision over Findley. Polyakov was the busier, but neither fighter was able to dominate and it was only in the late rounds that the fight heated up. The only thing of note was the bizarre scoring. Two judges had it 99-91 for Polyakov and the third had it 96-94! Polyakov, 30, is still unbeaten but his opposition has been poor. "Superman" Findlay has lost 5 of his last 6, but has that win over Fonfara. The only fighter to beat him inside the distance is Andre Dirrell. San Martin, Argentina: Light: Hernan Carrizo (13-0-1) W TKO 6 Alberto Santillan (18-9). Southpaw Carrizo, 25, hands out a steady beating to Santillan in every round. Santillan in deep trouble in the fourth, but sees out the fifth, before retiring at the start of the sixth. Carrizo has seven wins by KO/TKO. He wins vacant IBF Latino title in his first ten round fight. First loss inside the distance for Santillan, 31, who is on the slide with just two wins in his last eight fights Rochefort, France: Welter: Kamel Maachou (12-1-1) W PTS 10 Stanislas Salmon (22-3-2). Upset as Maachou, 27, pleases his local fans by winning French title with unanimous decision over champion Salmon. Maachou inflicts early cut on Salmon and builds a lead. Maachou took the fifth with Salmon coming back to take the sixth but failing to close the gap. Maachou tired and hurt in the last but holds out to win title. Maachou qualified for the title shot by winning the annual French league, and has won his last four fights. Salmon, 27, was making the fourth defence of his title. This was a big blow following his kayo loss to Luciano Abis in November. Ancona, Italy: Light Welter: Samuele Esposito (10-1) W TKO 3 Michele Focosi (15-1). Esposito, 26, retains Italian title with stoppage of local fighter Focosi. The challenger took the first two rounds scoring well with his right. Esposito gets a bloody nose and briefly touches the canvas but no count. Despite that start, Esposito composed waiting for Focosi to make a mistake. That happened in the third and a right uppercut and left hook put Focosi down. He got up but on shaky legs and the referee stopped the fight. Fourth title defence for Esposito and eighth win a row. First ten round fight for 28-year-old Focosi. Krasnodar, Russia: Welter: David Avanesyan (11-1) W KO 3 James Onyango (8-4-1). Heavy: Vyacheslav Glazkov (11-0) W TKO 5 Evgeny Orlov (13-12-1). Super Middle: Max Vlasov (23-1) W PTS 10 Bernard Donfack (14-9-3). Avanesyan, 23, twice Russian champion, wins the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council with third round kayo of Kenyan Onyango. Three of Onyango's four losses have come in Russia. A farce of a fight saw giant Orlov retire in his corner at the end of the fifth round. Glazkov just could not get a clear shot at the 6'9" Russian chin. After four dreadful rounds of Orlov flapping his left in the face of Glazkov and the unbeaten Ukrainian unable to get any sustained attacks, a right from Glazkov landed under Orlov's left ribs. The Russian initially turned away and before Glazkov could follow-up the bell went. Orlov walked back to his corner holding his ribs and retired. Nine wins by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Glazkov, a former World Championships silver medalist and Olympic bronze winner. He could not fight in the Olympic semi-final due to an injury. Orlov, 33, is pathetic. No skill, no footwork and with most of his 300lbs + around his waist. Vlasov, 25, scores two knockdowns against German-based Cameroons fighter Donfack, but could not put the durable Donfack away. Wide unanimous victory for WBO No 13 and fourth win since points loss to Isaac Chilemba in February 2011. Scores 100-88 from all three judges. Donfack, 31, had won 8 of his last 9 fights. Opelousas, USA:Light: Mason Menard (19-1) WTKO 1 Herbert Quartey (7-8). Middle: Jarred Leblanc (15-1) W TKO 1 Tom Grissom (2-21-1) Local hero Menard floors Ghanaian twice for stoppage win in 102 seconds. Now 14 wins by KO/TKO for 23-year-old Menard who has won his last 17 fights. Quartey has lost 5 of his last 6. Lafayette's "Lethal Weapon" Leblanc, 31, finishes Garrison with a left hook to the body. It is almost five minutes before Grissom is able to get back on his feet. Leblanc has ten wins by KO/TKO. My pal Beau Williford, the owner of the great little Ragin' Cajun boxing club, was in Leblanc's corner.
New York, USA: Middle: Sergio Martinez (49-2-2) W TKO 11 Matthew Macklin (28-4). Super Middle: Edwin Rodriguez (21-0) W PTS 10 Don George (22-2-1). Heavy: Magomed Abdusalamov (14-0) W TKO 4 Jason Pettaway (11-1). Light Heavy: Sean Monaghan (13-0) W PTS 6 Eric Watkins (6-2-1). Light Middle: Charlie Ota (20-1-1) W TKO 7 Gundrick King (16-8). Smart boxing by 29-year-old Macklin helped him establish an early lead. He boxed well with a sound defence. Taking control of the centre of the ring he made southpaw Martinez, 37, come forward and then countered well with rights. In the seventh that lead was extended as the Brit scored a debatable knockdown, but by the end of the round Martinez had Macklin hurt. At the end of the round Macklin ahead on all three score cards. Martinez realized he was behind and really began to put on the pressure in the next three rounds. As Macklin tired Martinez closed the points gap. At the end of the tenth Martinez was behind on one card by three points, but ahead on two cards. In the eleventh Macklin took the fight to Martinez and opened up more trying to re-establish his lead. That caused gaps in Macklin's defence, and a left from Martinez put Macklin down. After getting up Macklin tried to mount an attack of his own, but another Martinez bomb put him down just before the bell. Macklin wanted to go on, but his corner pulled him out of the fight. Martinez, the real middleweight champion, has 21 wins by KO/TKO, with a controversial loss to Paul Williams his only defeat in his last 34 fights. He likes to feed on British boxers having beaten Richard Williams twice, Adrian Stone, Darren Barker and now Macklin. Following his disputed loss to Felix Sturm for the WBA title, and this brave and skilful effort against Martinez, Macklin has shown that he is a world class middleweight and, as with Darren Barker, made the Argentinian look beatable. "La Bomba" beats "Da Bomb" but in a non-explosive fight. Rodriguez, 26, established an early lead with a snappy jab and right hands. George, 27, became more aggressive as the fight moved into the middle rounds, but that just presented Rodriguez with a more open target. No real highlights but a solid if unspectacular performance for Rodriguez. Again some weird scoring as Rodriguez wins by 99-91, 97-93 and 96-94. Dominican-born Rodriguez, a former US amateur and National Golden Gloves champion lost to James DeGale in a US vs. England match in 2006. George was having his first fight in almost a year. Russian southpaw Abdusalamov, 30, keeps his 100% record of wins by KO/TKO. He floors Pettaway with a right mid way through the fourth and with Pettaway stumbling around the referee stops the fight. The Russian is crude with no jab or defence who just plods forward looking to land his heavy punches. Pettaway probably won the first round as he threw more and landed more punches, but there was no power in them. A swinging right in the second blooded Pettaway's nose and knocked the fight out of him. From then on he was just trying to survive. By the third he had virtually stopped fighting. Pettaway's record built on West Virginia circuit so very flattering and no real test for Abdusalamov. US-born Monaghan,30, wins all the way against novice Watkins. Scores 59-55 twice and 60-54. Charles "Bellamy" Ota wins in his US debut. The OPBF/ Japanese champion floored King in the sixth and stopped him in the seventh. Win No 13 in a row for New York born Ota Sheffield, England: Welter: Kell Brook (27-0) W PTS 12 Matthew Hatton (42-6-2). Super Bantam: Carl Frampton (13-0) W KO 2 Prosper Ankrah (18-3,1ND). Middle: Kerry Hope (17-3) W PTS 12 Grzegorz Proksa (26-1). Welter: Lee Purdy (17-3-1) W TKO 5 Adnan Amar (25-2) . Middle: John Ryder (10-0) W PTS 8 Alastair Warren (8-2-1). Brook outclasses brave Hatton. From the first Brook's boxing skills in evidence as he picked up points with a sharp jab and following rights with Hatton unable to get into the fight. Hatton came into the picture more in the third and fourth scoring with rights, but Brook was still in charge. The fifth saw Hatton scoring with rights early, but Brook had Hatton bleeding badly from the nose, and shook Hatton with fast combinations as the round closed. A left hook in the ninth put Hatton down, and although he beat the count, he suffered more punishment before the bell. Hatton bounced back to have the better of the tenth, but in the eleventh Brook was again in control and Hatton had to rely on holding to survive. The last again saw Brook scoring freely with Hatton losing a point for holding as the one-sided fight came to an end. Scores 119-107, 119-108 and 118-109 as Brook, 25, lived-up to his "Special One" nickname, and looks to be a real world title hope. Hatton, 30, whose only loss in his last eleven fights had been to Saul Alvarez for the vacant WBC light middle title , fought with guts, but was never in with a chance of winning. Frampton has easy defence of his Commonwealth title with second round kayo of Ghana's Ankrah. After a messy first round Ankrah looking to just keep a tight defence and not mix it with Frampton. A left hook in the second got through Ankrah's defence and put him down for the count. Second defence of his Commonwealth for the 25-year-old from Belfast and ninth win by KO/TKO. Ankrah's record was deceptive as most of his opponents were poor novices. A huge upset saw 30-year-old Hope take a majority verdict over WBO No 4 Proksa, 27, to win the European title. No one gave Hope a chance in this battle of southpaws, and it could be that Proksa, justifiably, thought it would be a easy fight. Proksa did well in the first with good movement and accurate single shots. A big change happened in the second when a clash of heads saw first Proksa suffer a bad cut over his left eye. The cut hampered him throughout the fight. Hope also landed some good left hooks in the second round. A series of left jabs from Hope worsened the cut in the fourth and both fighters stepped up the pace of their attacks in the fifth, with Hope again scoring well. A fiery sixth round was three minutes of exchanges with both fighters getting through with hard lefts. The paced slowed a little in the seventh but as heads clashed again at the end of the round the referee deducted a point from Hope. The busier Hope had the better of the tenth and eleventh, but Proksa took the last round with a desperate attempt to get a stoppage. Scores 115-112, 114-113 ands 114-114. Hope had a couple of fights in America in 2009 but went out the sport from November 2009 until March 2011. In his last fight before facing Proksa he only just edged out Tony Hill on a majority decision. The Hill result together with early career stoppage losses to Matthew Hall and Taz Jones compared to Proksa's 26 wins, the last eleven by KO/TKO, and European title stoppage victory over former IBF champion Sebastian Sylvester, made Hope's chances look like slim to none. They will be queuing up to fight Hope now. Proksa is still a high quality fighter and will bounce back from this, but not soon. The cut Proksa received was a very bad one, and he may be inactive for an extended period.. Sheer power and aggression won Purdy a stoppage victory over Amar. The clever boxing of Amar saw him nullify the rushes of Purdy in the first and shake Purdy with a left in the second. It all changed in third as a right from Purdy put Amar down. He saw out the round and seemed to be getting his boxing back together in the fourth but Purdy was still getting through with some meaty hits. Purdy was crude but effective and a barrage of punches in the fifth saw Amar touch down on the canvas again. A series of rights had Amar staggering and ready to go down again and the referee stopped the fight right on the bell. "Lights Out" Purdy, 24, bounces back from losing his British title to Colin Lynes in November, and wins vacant English title. After being stopped by Dean Hickman in 2004, Amar, 29,had won 13 in a row. Southpaw Ryder, 23, wins a competitive fight. Ryder starts well scoring with good rights and takes the first three rounds. Warren did better in rounds four to six, but Ryder still looked to have the edge. The last two rounds saw both fighters tiring after a high-paced, good quality fight. Referees score 79-74 about right, but Warren played his past in a tough scrap. "The Gorilla" makes it ten wins, but Warren, 24, stayed the distance to break Ryder's run of four KO/TKO wins in a row. Los Mochis, Mexico: Light: Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1) W KO 5 Miguel Roman (37-10). Light Welter: Antonio Lozada Jr (26-1) W PTS 10 Daniel Valenzuela (22-12-1). Predictable win for DeMarco, 26, as he retains his WBC title against a game, but outclassed Roman. Roman presses the action but the bigger and stronger DeMarco. DeMarco continually catches challenger with heavy counters. Roman just does not have the punch to hurt the champion. The end comes in the fifth when an uppercut and a hook put Roman down. He gets up at the count of nine only to have the referee complete the count. First defence of his WBC title for DeMarco who has 19 wins by KO/TKO. His only loss in his last 20 fights was a stoppage against the late Edwin Valero for this same title back in 2010. First loss inside the distance for Roman. He is really a super feather and was coming off a wide decision loss to Javier Fortuna in December. Lozada,21,floors Valenzuela with two hard shots and wins every round but fails to impress. Pavia, Italy: Cruiser: Giacobbe Fragomeni (29-3-2) DRAW 12 Silvio Branco (62-10-3). Light: Luca Giacon (19-0,1ND) W TEC DEC 5 Krzys Szot (15-2-1). Cruiser: Mirko Larghetti (16-0) W TKO 1 Istvan Varga (20-15). The two veterans, both former world champions, put on a good fight for the WBC Silver title. As anticipated Branco, 45 got his jab working early and used good movement against the assaults of 42-year-old Fragomeni, who was looking to take Branco to the ropes and go to the body. Branco suffers a small cut by his left eye in the second but responds with quick combinations. The pace is fast. In the third it is Branco firing accurate counters and in the fourth it is Fragomeni getting through to the body. Both take a rest in the fifth, but in the sixth the pace quickens with Fragomeni punching the harder, but Branco scoring more frequently with less powerful punches. More of the same in the eighth. Both start to look tired in the ninth. Branco has the better of the exchanges in the tenth, but has to resort to holding over the last two rounds as Fragomeni's strength tells. Scores 115-115, 114-114 and 115-113 for Branco. A majority draw and the title remains vacant. Bronco, a pro since 1988, and a former IBF super middle challenger and WBA light heavy champion is No 2 with the WBC. Fragomeni, a former WBC cruiser champion, is No 2 with them. His only losses have been to David Haye, Zsolt Erdei and Krzys Wlodarczyk. Italian prospect Giacon gets a win but on a technical decision. The hard-punching 23-year-old was in control and showing both some classy boxing and power when a clash of heads saw Hungarian Szot suffer a bad cut on his forehead. The fight went to the scorecards and all three judges had "Black Mamba" Giacon ahead 49-46 . First defence of his European Union title for Giacon. all of Giacon's 17 wins had come by KO/TKO before Felix Lora lasted out the six rounds with him in October. Pole Szot, 33, had been stopped by Lora in four rounds in June, but was showing up some of the flaws in the Italian's defence and it looked like being a good learning fight until the cut. Szot was Polish amateur champion every year from 2000 to 2007. He beat Alex Arthur in 2004 and lost to Frankie Galvin 2007. Easy for Larghetti as he floors Hungarian twice with body shots and finishes him after just 113 seconds. Nine wins by KO/TKO for 29-year-old Larghetti. Varga, 36, has nine losses by KO/TKO, four in the first round. Gladstone, Australia: Heavy: Mark de Mori (18-1-2) W TKO 4 Rob Calloway (71-14-2,4ND). De Mori, 30, extends unbeaten run to 13 with stoppage of veteran Calloway. De Mori had Calloway down in the first and gradually broke down the "All-American Prizefighter" over the next two rounds with body punches. In the fourth, with blood pouring from Calloway's nose, and the visitor hardly fighting back, the fight was stopped. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for "The Dominator" de Mori, with eleven of those coming in his last 13 fights. He wins vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council title. Calloway, 42, now 2-6 in his last eight fights. Mexico City, Mexico: Light: Fermin de los Santos (20-13-1) W PTS 10 Moises Delgadillo (11-9-2). Super Feather: Juan Antonio Rodriguez (21-3) W DISQ 6 Gilberto Bolanos (25-20-1). Light Welter: Reyes Sanchez (23-4-2) W PTS 10 Edgar Lomeli (6-1-2). Swopping of opponents sees de los Santos facing late sub Delgadillo, who refuses to roll over, and gives de los Santos a tough fight. Scores 97-93, 96-93 and 95-94. Ten wins in a row for de los Santos. Bolanos, the original opponents for de los Santos faced Rodriguez. Southpaw Rodriguez puts Bolanos down in the third and was handing out a beating in the sixth when the second of Bolanos enters the ring and causes the disqualification of his fighter. Only one loss in his last 17 for Rodriguez. Bolanos has lost 6 of his last 7 fights. What should have been an easy fight for WBC No 7 "King" Sanchez turned into a war. A punch from Lomeli opened a cut on the left eyebrow of Sanchez in the first round. After that Sanchez forgot his boxing and chose to brawl with Lomeli. Sanchez gets deserved majority verdict. Scores 97-93, 96-95 and 95-95. Culiacan, Mexico: Light Fly: Roman Gonzalez (31-0) W KO 1 Manuel Jimenez (11-3-1). Welter: Omar Chavez (28-1) W TKO 9 Emilio Julio Julio (20-8-2). A body punch from "Chocolatito" Gonzalez sees Mexican Jimenez taking the full count on his knees in this non-title fight. The local Commission and the promoter have stopped his purse feeling that Jimenez could have got up. The 24-year-old Nicaraguan is a former undefeated WBO strawweight champion and current WBA light fly champion. He has 26 wins by KO/TKO. Third loss in a row for Jimenez. Chavez, 22, gets back into the winning column with a victory over 32-year-old Colombian Julio. Chavez shook Julio with a right in the second and hurt him with body shots in the third. Julio scored with a good uppercut in the fourth, but was shaken again by a right in the same round. Chavez continued to walk-down Julio and the eighth round saw a left hook from Chavez open a bad cut over Julio's right eye. Julio did not come out for the ninth. Chavez bounces back from loss to Jorge Paez Jr in December and has 21 wins by KO/TKO. Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines: Fly: Froilan Saludar (15-0-1) W PTS 10 Alejandro Morales (13-2). Light Welter: Adones Cabalquinto (11-0) W PTS 12 Dan Nazareno Jr (16-8). Super Bantam: Marvin Sonsona (16-1-1) W KO 5 Carlos Fulgencio (19-6-1). Saludar, 22, rated No 2 by the WBO, gives Mexican Morales a torrid time, but can't put the visitor away. Twice, in the first and in the sixth punches from Saludar sent the mouth guard of Morales flying . The Filipino also had 23-year-old Morales badly hurt in the fourth and ninth. Morales had his moments with some hard right hand punches, but was well beaten. Scores 98-92 from all three judges. Saludar, who had won his last eight fights by KO/TKO, retains WBO Asian Pacific and WBO Youth titles. The best fight of the night saw 23-year-old Cabalquinto win the vacant Philippines title with a close unanimous decision over Nazareno. Nazareno, 22, established an early lead as he pierced the southpaw guard of Cabalquinto with rights. Cabalquinto turned the fight around with a storming sixth round. As Nazareno tired " The Undertaker" Cabalquinto began to take control and, despite losing a point when a clash of heads led to a cut over Nazareno's left eye, he finished the stronger to clinch the victory. Scores 115-112 twice and 114-113. Sonsona, 21, wins but some controversy over stoppage. The former WBO super fly champion given a tough fight by Dominican Fulgencio. Both relying on a body attack and, although Sonsona scoring freely, Fulgencio punching with him. Punches from both strayed low, but Sonsona's body shots were the more powerful. In the fifth a left uppercut from southpaw Sonsona put Fulgencio down. The Dominican appeared to get up in time, but the referee counted him out. Once again Sonsona show lack of discipline as he came in 6lbs over the contract weight, and this went ahead as a super featherweight fight. Sonsona was stripped of his WBO title when he failed to make the weight for a defence against Alejandro Hernandez in 2009. Fulgencio had won 8 of his last 9 fights, but all of his six losses have come by KO/TKO. Krynica Zdroj, Poland: Cruiser: Pawel Kolodziej (30-0) W PTS 12 Giulian Ilie (18-5-2). Cruiser: Krzys Glowacki (16-0) W PTS 6 Ismail Abdoul (42-23-2,1ND). Hometown fighter Kolodziej, 31, has little trouble outpointing Romanian Ilie. The Romanian coming forward, but his attacks crude and Pole shakes him with a right in the second. A right puts Ilie down in the seventh, and only the bell comes to his rescue. The 6'5" Kolodziej also came close to stopping Ilie in each of the last two rounds, but had to be satisfied with winning the IBF Inter-Continental title on scores of 120-107, 118-110 and 117-110. Italian-based Ilie had won the IBF title with an upset stoppage of Salvatore Erittu in September. Predictable points win for Glowacki as the overly durable Abdoul just hides behind a high guard and challenges Glowacki to find gaps. The 25-year-old Polish southpaw finds the gaps but not able to shake Abdoul in a one-sided bout. Scores 60-54, 59-55 twice. Glowacki had won his last six by KO/TKO. Belgian Abdoul, 35, has only been stopped once and that was by current WBC champion Krzys Wlodarczyk in 2002. Kiev, Ukraine: Middle: Vitaliy Kopylenko (17-0) W TKO 4 Vasyl Tarabarov (22-1-1). Feather: Timur Akhundov (13-2-1,1ND) W TKO 3 Arpad Vass (8-4). Light Middle: Olek Spyrko (14-0) W PTS 10 Beka Sutidze (9-4-1). Kopylenko wins vacant WBFederation Intercontinental title. Despite his impressive statistics Tarabarov was in no kind of shape, and quickly tired under the pressure from Kopylenko retiring at the end of the fourth round. Eight wins by KO/TKO for Swiss-based Kopylenko. Russian-born, former Ukrainian champion, Tarabarov was having only his second fight in almost five years. Akhundov, 27, also had some rust to shift in only his second fight since August 2010. He floors Hungarian Vass four times in the third round and the fight is stopped. Akhundov also wins vacant WBFederation Inter-Continental title. Vass was kayoed in one round by Stephen Smith in February. Spyrko makes it a hat-trick of Youth titles as he outclasses Georgian Sutidze for the IBF title. The young Ukrainian out boxed Sutidze in every round, but the Georgian never gave up trying, and also threw in a variety of fouls which cost him a point. Scores 100-87, 100-89 and 100-90. Spyrko now holds the WBC, IBO and IBF Youth titles. Atlanta, USA: Light: Arash Usmanee (18-0) W PTS 10 Chris Howard (14-1-1). Afghan-born Canadian Usmanee, 30, wins vacant WBC Continental Americas title with unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Howard. Scores 98-92 twice and 100-90. Howard stepping up to ten rounds for the first time. Atlantic City, USA: Super Middle: Farah Ennis (19-1) W PTS 10 Dion Savage (11-3). Welter: Vitaliy Demyanenko (20-0) W PTS 8 Ayi Bruce (21-6). Light Middle: Mike Zewski (13-0) W TKO 1 Joel Vargas (3-6-1). Super Middle: Dennis Hasson (13-0) W TKO 2 Eddie Caminero (7-7). Ennis, 29,takes hard won decision over Savage. As usual with Savage he came forward throughout the fight, and Ennis spent much of the late rounds on the ropes, countering the crowding Savage. A right floored Savage in the third, but Savage got up and took the fight to Ennis again. The middle rounds were close with Savage shaking Ennis with a right and Ennis responding with a body punch in the seventh. The eighth was close. Ennis had the better of the ninth and staggered Savage early in the tenth, only to have Savage stage a strong finish. Scores 98-92, 97-93 and 97-92. Second win for Ennis since he took eight months out after upset loss to Alex Johnson in April 2011. Savage, 25, has lost 3 of his last 4. They were toughies, but both Marco Periban and Adonis Stevenson blew Savage away in less than a round. Kazak-born southpaw Demyanenko, 28, takes every round against Ghanaian. He uses his height and reach advantages to keep Bruce on the end of his jab and score with straight rights. Bruce, 26,whoes best win was a points victory over Shamone Alvarez, could not get past the jab. Scores 80-72 from all three judges. A mismatch saw Canadian prospect Zewski, 23, make it eight wins by KO/TKO as he overwhelmed poor Vargas in 92 seconds. "The Assassin" Hasson, 28, pounds away at Caminero from the opening bell. In the second, with Caminero cut over his left eye and taking steady punishment, the referee stops the fight. Pharr, USA: Light Welter: Carlos Molina (16-0-1) W PTS 10 Angino Perez (11-4). Middle: Raul Casarez (19-2,1ND) W PTS 8 Juan Carlos Candelo (32-11-4). With Perez so much taller, and with a corresponding reach advantage, it was difficult for Molina to use his jab, but he had no problem in getting inside and scoring with rights. Perez had a good spell in the middle rounds, but "Golden Boy" prospect Molina staged a strong finish, particularly in the last. Scores 98-92 twice and 97-93. Perez, 28, had won his last four fights. Casarez, 25, uses body attack against veteran Candelo, who initially just looking to survive. Fight changes in the fifth when Candelo is dropped by body punch and is looking for a disqualification win. When that fails Candelo decides to get into the fight and gives Casarez a hard time over the closing rounds narrowing the points gap. Casarez wins on scores of 76-75 twice and 77-74. Cazares is unbeaten in his last eleven, but is being well protected. Colombian Candelo, 38, in semi-retirement. This only his third fight in three years. He lost to Winky Wright for the IBF light middle title in 2003. Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic:Bantam: Cesar Seda (22-1) W TKO 1 Daniel Guillen (38-13-1). Puerto Rican Seda nails Guillen with a left hook. The Dominican gets up, but is on shaky legs and the fight is stopped. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO by 26-year-old southpaw. His only loss was on points to Omar Narvaez for the WBO super fly title in April 2011. Guillen, 43, has lost 5 of his last 7 fights. All seven losses have been on KO/TKO including a one round loss to Seda in 2008. Seda finished Guillen in 170 seconds in 2008 and in 150 seconds in this fight, so it was rubbish matching.
Nagoya, Japan: Bantam: Rolly Matsushima (30-8-1) W TKO 1 Ji-hwan Lee (5-2-1). Matsushima (Lunas) overwhelms Korean novice and stops him 90 seconds to retain the OPBF title. The 28-year-old Filipino has won his last five fights inside the distance, and has a total of 18 wins by KO/TKO. He is in his second reign as OPBF champion. He lost on points to Anselmo Moreno for the WBA title in 2008. Lee is an indication of how low the standard of South Korean boxing is these days. Tokyo, Japan:Super Bantam: Yukinori Oguni (8-0) W TEC DEC 9 Hiromasa Ohashi (24-11-3). Oguni, 23, retains OPBF title with technical decision over experienced Ohashi in blood spattered scrap. Oguni floored Ohashi in the first and controlled the bout with his superior skills. The champion inflicted a bad gash on the right eyebrow of the cut-prone Ohashi with a punch in the fifth. In the seventh it was Oguni who shed blood after a clash of heads. Ohashi had a bit more success with his brawling tactics, but the fight was stopped due to the severity of the cut suffered by Oguni in that clash of heads. Scores 88-83 twice and 88-84. Additional Commonwealth Results all fighters are Commonwealth fighters.
Accra, Ghana: Light Welter: Ben Ashley (11-1) W TKO 10 Jon Yartey (13-4). Light Heavy: Emmanuel Danso (10-0) W TKO 5 Nano Mohammed (0-2). Super Bantam: Isaac Owusu (6-3) W KO 4 Joe Cudjoe (0-5). Super Bantam: Isaac Nettey (16-8-1) W TKO 3 Isaac Okine (0-7). Middle: Peter Ato Ricketts (6-1) W KO 7 Ed Brew (0-9). Light Welter: Bilal Mohammad (22-4,1ND) Kuma Doe (2-12). Super Bantam: Joshua Barnor (5-0) W TKO 5 Solomon Oku (0-9). Middle: Issah Samir (7-0) W KO 4 Joe Addo (0-9). Light: Mike Ansah (4-2-1) W TKO 3 Tackie Anang (0-1). Super Middle: Habib Ahmed (9-0) W TKO 7 Sam Shegu (0-6). Bedworth, England: Super Feather: Troy James (12-1-1) W TKO 10 Barrington Brown (5-8-3). Vacant BBBof C Midlands Area title. Birmingham, England:Middle: Terry Carruthers (10-11-6) W PTS 10 Kevin McCauley (10-33-3). Light Middle: Nasser Al Harbi (13-0-1) TEC DRAW 4 Jamie Ball (13-0-2). Carruthers wins vacant British Masters title.
Gladstone, Australia: Heavy: Shane Tilyard (6-6) W KO 2 Colin Wilson (35-30-1). Newport, Wales:Super Middle: Frankie Borg (6-0) W TKO 6 Luke Osman (2-11-1). Borg wins vacant British Masters title.
Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania:Feather: Ramadhani Shauri (12-2-1) W PTS 8 Gabriel Ochieng (2-4-1).
Glasgow, Scotland:Light Middle: Kris Carslaw (15-1) W PTS 8 Kieron Gray (5-5-1).
Windhoek, Namibia:Bantam: Immanuel Naidjala (13-0) W KO 6 Lwazi Mzolisa (8-4). Bantam: Paulus Ambunda (18-0) W PTS 12 Cleutus Mbhele (12-4-2). Light: Julius Indongo (10-0) W TKO 4 Meshack Kondwani (19-19). Great little knockabout fight as Naidjala climbs off the canvas three times and floors Mzolisa four times, the last of which ends the fight. The fireworks started in the second as a right from the Namibian floored Mzolisa. The South African was down again at the end of the round, and only the bell saved him. Mzolisa recovered, and in the third scored a debatable knockdown. Mzolisa kept throwing punches and scored a genuine knockdown with a hook. Naidjala beat the count and managed to survive to the end of the round. In the fourth a left from Mzolisa had Naidjala down again, but this time "The Prince" was able to shake off the knockdown and take control of the round. The fifth round saw Mzolisa down for the third time from a right hook. The sixth started with Naidjala down again, but it was ruled a slip. Later in the round a right from Naidjala put Mzolisa down for the fourth time and that was the end. Naidjala retains WBO African title in his first defence. He has nine wins by KO/TKO. Mzolisa has lost 3 of his last 4 fights. Ambunda was supposed to be the star of the show, but he was overshadowed by the exciting Naidjala. Ambunda had all sorts of problems with the clever Mbhele. The South African southpaw used a sharp jab and plenty of movement to frustrate WBO No 3 Ambunda, who was looking to land one big punch. A low blow in the third put Mbhele down, and he was given ample time to recover. When the fight recommenced he was again in control. Ambunda finally started to get through in the seventh round and by the ninth Mbhele's left eye was swollen shut. Both fought hard over the closing rounds when the heavier punching of Ambunda gave him the edge. "The Rock" successfully defends his WBO African title on scores of 119-108 twice and 117-113 with the last score looking the best reflection of the fight. "PacMan" Mbhele has had two shots at the South African title and gave a good display here. Namibian champion Indongo too good for Zimbabwean Kondwani. By the third round repeated jabs from the Namibian caused a big swelling beneath the right eye of Kondwani. The Doctor had a look at the Zimbabwean, but let the fight continue. By the fourth Indongo was landing at will and the referee stopped the fight. Now four wins by KO/TKO for the 29-year-old Indongo. Kondwani, 38, has lost his last 13 fights. He was beaten by both Brian Carr and Nicky Cook in Commonwealth title fights.
Tokyo, Japan:Super Middle: Yuzo Kiyota (22-3-1) W TKO 7 Shintaro Matsumoto (7-2). OPBF champion Kiyota retains his title for fourth time with one-sided win over inexperienced Matsumoto. WBC No 14 Kiyota, 28, showed improving skills as he wore down Matsumoto with hard jabs combined with left hooks and left uppercuts. The fifth was a painful round for the challenger as he was shaken early in the round and in trouble again at the end. Kiyota scored with heavy lefts and rights in the seventh and, although Matsumoto again survived, the referee had seen enough and stopped the fight before the start of the sixth. Kiyota now has 20 wins by KO/TKO. His last eleven fights have all ended by KO/TKO; unfortunately one of those was a TKO loss in one round against Jameson Bostic in a fight for the vacant OPBF light heavy title. Matsumoto was stepping up to ten rounds for the first time.
Tucson, USA: Super Feather: Diego Maldonado (22-0) W TKO 7 Fernando Beltran (36-8-1,1ND). Welter: Juan Garcia (12-0) W PTS 8 Yordenis Ugas (11-1). Heavy: Andy Ruiz Jr (14-0) W PTS 8 Homero Fonseca (9-6-3). Heavy: Hanzel Martinez (16-0) W TKO 1 Jose Tamayo (1-15). Light Middle: Abraham Han (16-0) W PTS 6 Rahman Yusubov (8-6). The big mistake that cost Beltran the fight was his flooring of Maldonado in the fourth round. All it did was to wake Maldonado up. From then on Beltran was constantly shaken by hard head shots. The WBC No 3 almost drove Beltran through the ropes in the sixth, and had him rocking on shaky legs ready to go in the seventh, when the towel came in and the fight was stopped. Only the eighth win by KO/TKO for 25-year-old southpaw Maldonado who retains his NABF title for the fourth time. Fellow southpaw Beltran, 30, is on the slide with a 2-5 record in his last seven fight. The Mexican lost to Joan Guzman for the WBO super bantam title in 2005 and to Steve Molitor for the IBF title in 2008. Former Cuban amateur star Ugas, 25, was supposed to use Garcia as a stepping stone, but it did not turn out that way. Ugas looked to be on the way to that win when he floored "Johnny" Garcia in the fifth. Garcia got up and took the fight to Ugas, sweeping the late rounds to make up lost ground and wins an upset decision on scores of 76-75 twice and 75-76. This was the first eight round fight for 29-year-old Garcia. Ugas looked a bit unlucky not to get at least a draw. He had won gold medals at the World championships and The Pan American Games and a bronze at the 2008 Olympics. One of his few amateur defeats was to Amir Khan in the World Cadet championships. Mexican "Destroyer" Ruiz, 22, unable to put away durable Texan Fonseca but wins every round. Scores 80-72 from all three judges. Rubbish match sees "Tornado" Martinez, 20; halt sub Tamao in 80 seconds. Now 13 wins by KO/TKO for Mexican Martinez, but poor opposition. Tall light middle Han, 27, wins easy unanimous verdict over Azeri boxer. Four losses in a row for Yasubov. Clichy-la-Garenne, France: Light: Gavin Rees (36-1-1) W TKO 7 Anthony Mezaache (21-7-3). Light: Daouda Sow (10-0) W PTS 8 Mickey Coveney (13-14). Super Bantam: Khedafi Djelkhir (11-0) W PTS 6 Jose Luis Graterol (14-1-4,1ND). Impressive win by Rees as he retains European title with crushing win against former title holder Mezaache. A greatly underrated fighter, the former WBA light welter champion was in command from the first round. The 31-year-olsd Welsh "Rock" was just too busy, too accurate and too aggressive for the hometown fighter. Rees Scoring well with his right from the first round and gradually turned up the pressure. Mezaache, 33, suffered a bad cut high on his forehead in the second, but his corner kept the cut under control. A hard right floored Mezaache in the seventh. With the Frenchman trapped on the ropes and taking punishment the referee stopped the fight just as the towel was coming in from Mezaache's corner. Now 17 wins by KO/TKO for Rees. Mezaache was trying to rebuild after shock kayo loss to Carlos Vinan in Atlantic City in July 2010 . In a routine and uninspiring fight Olympic silver medalist, and current French champion, Sow, 29, has problems with southpaw style of late sub Coveney but wins unanimous. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-73. Djelkhir, 28, another Olympic silver medal winner, also took a while to figure out durable Venezuelan Graterol but won on scores of 59-56 twice and 58-56. Graterol has lost his last five fights, but all on points, and all against quality opposition including Joe Murray last month. Brescia, Italy: Welter: Leonard Bundu (26-0-2) W KO 5 Antonio Moscatiello (13-1). Heavy: Matteo Modugno (11-0) W TKO 6 Adnan Buharalija (24-11-2). Good fight sees southpaw Bundu retain his European title. Bundu used his skill and experience and an array of hooks and uppercuts to outbox his younger challenger." Big" Moscatiello, 29, kept the pressure on trying to tire the Sierra Leone-born 37-year-old champion. Bundu suffered a cut in the middle of his forehead from a clash of heads in the third round, but just upped his game and scored with quick, hard shots. Bundu was going to the body in the fifth and got through with a left uppercut. Moscatiello tried to get up but was counted out on his knees. Modugno, 6'6 ½" tall, wears down southpaw Buharalija and stops him in six. The 24-year-old Italian champion has a win over veteran Paolo Vidoz in December. Three KO/TKO losses in a row for Bosnian. London, England: Feather: Choi Tseveenpurev (36-5) W KO 8 Bastien Rozeaux (10-3-1). Choi has problems with useful Frenchman before settling the fight with a right in the eighth. Choi, 40, got a good start, getting through with hooks from both hands. Rozeaux got into the fight from the third, scoring with good counters, and by the fifth he was matching Choi. Excellent defensive work by Choi over the next two rounds frustrated Rozeaux but the Frenchman was very much in the fight. He made a bad mistake in the eighth, missing with a right, and Choi made him pay as his own right crashed against Rozeaux's jaw. The Frenchman hit the canvas hard, with the referee immediately calling the fight off. Choi wins WBC International Silver title. Rozeaux, 28, gave Choi a good fight, but paid for his carelessness. He lost on points to Ali Hallab for the French title in October. Wolverhampton, England: Light Heavy: Enzo Maccarinelli (35-5) W PTS 12 Shane McPhilbin (8-3). Maccarinelli, 31, wins British title, but in controversial circumstances. A left hook from champion McPhilbin floored Maccarinelli in the first round. The former WBO champion half rose, and then went back down again before rising at the count of eight. He was in deep trouble, but incredibly the normally reliable timekeeper rang the bell with 47 seconds left in the round. There is no guarantee that McPhilbin could have finished Maccarinelli but for the error, but the Welshman was badly shaken. It became even more bizarre when the rest before the start of the second round lasted much less than a minute. Maccarinelli was shaken by another right in the second, and fell even further behind when he was floored again in the third. It was a brief knockdown, but again Maccarinelli was very unsteady when he got up. From the fourth Maccarinelli finally began to use his height and reach advantages and speared McPhilbin with his jab. The pattern of the fight was now set with McPhilbin's workrate dropping and Maccarinelli growing in confidence and piling up the points. Maccarinelli scored a questionable knockdown in the ninth and boxed his way to a unanimous decision. Scores 116-111, 115-111 and 115-110. It was worrying seeing Maccarinelli so close to a stoppage loss against McPhilbin, who is not in the same class as David Haye, Ola Afolabi, Denis Lebedev and Alex Frenkel as a puncher. You have to wonder if his punch resistance is gone, and whether he would be better down a light heavyweight, where he was for his last two fights. McPhilbin has his limitations, but his showing in winning the title from Leon Williams and in this fight he has to be respected. Pharr, USA: Light Middle: Roberto Garcia (31-3,1ND) W PTS 10 Antwone Smith (21-4-1). Light Middle: James De la Rosa (21-1) W PTS 8 Tyrone Brunson (21-2-1). Super Bantam: Sergio Perales (20-1) W TKO 3 Rafael Casias (4-5). The busier style, and more accurate punching of "La Amenaza" Garcia sees him take a unanimous verdict over Smith, who scored with some good counters, but was always being out-worked. Scores 98-92, 97-92 and 97-93. The only loss suffered by Garcia, 31, in his last 19 fights was to Antonio Margarito in 2010, but he bounced back from that with a win over Jose Flores. "The Truth" Smith, 25, scored good wins over Richie Gonzalez and Henry Crawford, but losses to Lanardo Tyner and Kermit Cintron knocked him back. Lots of rust shed as De La Rosa outpointed Brunson. Del La Rosa was quicker and busier whereas Brunson was not letting his punches go and seemed to be looking to just throw single shots. Brunson did manage to put De La Rosa down in the second with a right, but it was a flash knockdown, and De La Rosa quickly resumed control. De La Rosa took rounds three to six, and although Brunson let his hands go more in the last two rounds, it was not enough. Scores 79-72, 78-73 and 77-74. Texan De La Rosa, 24, was having only his second fight since October 2009. His last fight had been in January 2011 when he was floored and outpointed by Allen Conyers. Brunson, 27, started his career with a record 19 first round KO/TKO wins in succession, but had been inactive since being stopped in three rounds by Carson Jones in December 2009. Former top amateur Perales bounced back from his first pro loss with a third round stoppage of Casias. Perales had been stopped in two rounds by Uruguayan Caril Herrera in September. Rafael Calzada, Argentina: Super Middle: Pablo Farias (20-2) W TKO 1 Javier Andino (14-3-1). Farias floors Andino twice in the first. Andino gets up each time but is soaking up punishment when the fight is stopped. "Pokémon" 24 needed a win after losing to Jose Clavero and Arthur Abraham in his last two fights. His No 9 rating by the IBF greatly flatters him. Andino had won seven straight since he was kayoed in 110 seconds by Ezequiel Maderna back in 2009. Mansfield, Australia:Super Middle: Omar Shaick (10-2) W PTS Friday Nwaiwu (3-3). Southpaw Shaick, 24, retains Australian title in his first defence with wide unanimous verdict over Nigerian Nwaiwu. After a couple of messy rounds due to a clash of styles, a body punch from Shaick forced Nwaiwu to touch down for a count in the third. The Brisbane fighter also took the next three rounds and then held off a finishing effort from Nwaiwu. Scores 100-91 twice and 100-90. Both of Shaick's losses came at middleweight. First ten round fight for Nwaiwu.
Houston, USA: Light Welter: Danny Garcia (23-0) W PTS 12 Erik Morales (52-8). Light Middle: James Kirkland (31-1) W DIS 10 Carlos Molina (19-5-2). Light Middle: Jermell Charlo (17-0) W TKO 3 Chris Chatman (10-2-1). Sensation before the fight as Morales fails to make the weight, being 2lbs over, and loses his title on the scales. Perhaps the end of the road for the Mexican great as Garcia wins a wide unanimous decision to become WBC champion. The fight was not as one-sided as the scores indicate. This was no easy fight for Garcia. He had the youth and speed, but Morales worked angles and found ways to get in his own shots. The body punches from Garcia gradually brought down the guard of Morales, but his tendency to throw looping shots again meant Morales was able to get through with his own jabs. Garcia did not seem to press as hard as he should, but it could be he realized that Morales was laying traps for him when he did try to press. Many of the rounds were even, and it was really only over the late rounds, when Morales tired, that Garcia dominated. In the eleventh, with his face blooded by nose damage, Garcia landed a left hook the put Morales down on his knees and Garcia also took the last round. Scores 118-109 (too wide), 117-110 and 16-112. This fight probably said more about Morales than it did about Garcia. The new champion is only 24 and far from a finished product. Morales may have been weakened in trying to get the excess of weight off, but in the late rounds he looked a fighter grown old. At 35 he has had a great career including winning world titles in four divisions, and now he is considering his future. Molina, 28, looks to be on his way to victory when ruled out by a controversial disqualification. Molina was always going to be a difficult opponent for Kirkland. He used speed and movement plus a high workrate to build an early lead. When Kirkland, 28, did look dangerous Molina would hold and smother his attacks. Kirkland was trying to walk Molina down, but was just not fast enough or accurate enough with his punching. Molina's holding was a big factor as it prevented Kirkland from getting punching room. At the start of the tenth round Molina was in front on two cards 88-83, 87-84 and somehow behind on the third 86-85. Kirkland finally got through with some heavy rights and body shots. Molina was holding more than ever, and just looking to survive. At the end of the round Kirkland put Molina down just as the bell rang. Molina got up quickly and the referee continued with the standing count. One of Molina's seconds stepped briefly through the ropes. At eight the referee as usual checked with Molina that he was able to continue. He then sent both fighters back to their corners. However, after consulting with Commission members at ringside, he then disqualified Molina due to his second having entered the ring. Kirkland gets a lucky win and wins the right to meet Vanes Martirosyan for the mandatory challengers spot with the WBC, but there may be problems as despite requests he failed to give a sample for testing. Molina's team will protest the disqualification. Charlo, 21, continues to progress. Chatman came to fight, but the superior skills of Charlo dominated over the first two rounds. A right from "Ice Man" Charlo brought the stoppage mid way through the third round. Eight wins by KO/TKO for young Texan who is being tested a little more each time. His twin brother Jermall was on the show and moved to nine wins with a fifth round win over Sean Wilson. New York, USA: Light Welter: Zab Judah (42-7-2,ND) W TKO 9 Vern Paris (26-1,3ND). Heavy: Bryant Jennings (13-0) TKO 9 Siarhei Liakhovich (25-5). Heavy: Tomasz Adamek (45-2) W PTS 10 Nagy Aguilera (17-7). Cruiser: Santander Silgado W PTS 8 Willie Herring (13-10-3). Super Middle Curtis Stevens (23-3) W KO 1 Romaro Johnson (11-6-1). This was supposed to be a close fight, but no one told veteran Judah that. Southpaw Judah,34, won this IBF eliminator. His faster hand speed allowing him to get off fast combinations that Paris could not avoid . Judah pressed Paris over the early rounds, hurting him each of the first two rounds, and never letting the less experienced fighter get close. Paris landed a very low blow in the third, but Judah just kept dominating and Paris was reeling in the fourth. Although Paris had his best round in the fifth, uppercuts from Judah continued to rock him. The eighth was one-sided with Judah teeing off on Paris. The end came in the ninth when a barrage from Judah had Paris defenseless on the ropes and the referee stopped the fight. Judah is now mandatory challenger to Lamont Peterson. "IceMan" Paris , 24,had impressed in beating Tim Coleman in August, but Judah was a class above him. Big upset sees unsung 27-year-old Jennings beat former WBO champion Liakhovich. This was Jennings fight from the start. He had the Belarus fighter shaken on a number of occasions during the fight and made a mess of Liakhovich's left eye. The ninth was a painful one for Liakhovich as he took steady punishment throughout the round. It was an act of mercy when his corner pulled him out of the fight at the end of the round. This was a huge step up in quality of opponent for Jennings. With his limited experience you can expect a step down in opposition whilst he gains more experience. It may be the end for 35-year-old Liakhovich who already seemed to be semi retired, having had only one previous fight since May 2010. Adamek returns with a win over gutsy Aguilera. The clever boxing and accurate punching from 35-year-old Adamek saw the Pole controlling the fight despite the efforts of Aguilera to constantly pressurize the former world light heavy and cruiser champion. In the third Aguilera looked to be on his way to the canvas after being nailed with a thunderous counter, but kept his feet and made it to the bell. Adamek continued to boss the fight slowly picking the advancing Aguilera apart. Aguilera had his moments, and landed some good shots of his own to hurt and shake Adamek. Scores 100-90 twice and 100-91. Adamek's first fight since losing to Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title in September. A damaged left hand may hamper his quest for another title shot.. Dominican Aguilera, 25, had seemingly broken through with a first round destruction of Oleg Maskaev in 2010, but losses to Maurice Harris, Antonio Tarver and Chris Arreola knocked him back. Colombian prospect Silgado wins a unanimous decision over journeyman Herring in a close fight. Colombian Silgado , 26, forced to go the distance for the second time as durable Herring brings some reality to "Sugar" Silgado's padded record. Scores 78-74 twice and 77-75. Herring 33 is 2-7 in his last nine fights, but has only lost inside the distance once. Steven's returns with a win. In his first fight since losing to Jesse Brinkley in January 2010 Stevens, 27, floors poor Johnson three times and leaves him face down on the canvas. Johnson, 37, has lost his last four fights. Brakpan, South Africa: Super Bantam: Jeff Mathebula (26-3-2) W PTS 12 Takalani Ndlovu (33-7). Light: Thompson Mokwana (14-4) W PTS 12 Pat Malinga (27-8-2). Cruiser: Ilunga Makabu (11-1) W TKO 5 Mike Gbenga (11-6). Fly: Jackson Chauke (8-0-1) W KO 2 Nyelisang Thagambega (4-2). Mathebula gains revenge and wins IBF title with split verdict over champion Ndlovu. "The Mongoose" had lost a split decision to Ndlovu in an IBF eliminator in 2010, and although this decision was also split Mathebula seemed a good winner. Ndlovu started well using his height and reach advantages to build a lead over the first six rounds. Although he had looked tired in the fourth, Mathebula came to life over the second half of the fight. Ndlovu's work became ragged, and Mathebula took over. In the late rounds Ndlovu was hampered by a swelling by his left eye and was running on empty. Mathebula closed the gap on Ndlovu's early lead and did enough to take the points. Scores 117-111, 116-112 and 113-115. Mathebula, 32, had lost a very debatable decision to Celestino Caballero for the IBF/WBA super bantam titles in 2009. Over the last eight years the split losses to Caballero and Ndlovu are his only defeats. Ndlovu,34,gave his all in his second title defence and intends to fight on. Mokwana retains his South African title with a split decision over Pat Malinga, the man he stopped in seven rounds to win the title in March last year. This was a tough, competitive fight with plenty of action. Malinga forced Mokwana to fight hard, but the excellent counter punching from the champion just gave him the edge. Scores 115-113 twice, and a way out 112-117. Mokwana has won 8 of his last 9 fights, and is scheduled to face George Ashie in Ghana for the vacant Commonwealth title in April. Malinga had scored eleven inside the distance wins in a row before losing his title to Mokwana last March. At 35 perhaps time is catching up on him. In a non-title fight WBFederation champion Makabu was too good for Nigerian Gbenga. After out boxing the limited Gbenga for four rounds the fighter from the Congo landed a volley of punches in the fifth and the referee stopped the fight. After losing in his first pro fight Makabu has won all of his other fights by KO/TKO. Gbenga came up short in two challenges for the Commonwealth title. Former Olympian Chauke has his first fight for nine months and kayos Thagambega with a left hook. Five wins by KO/TKO for Chauke, who lost to Don Broadhurst at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Light Welter: Nate Campbell (35-9-1,1ND) W TKO 8 Victor Cayo (27-3,1ND). Campbell, 40, pulls the fight out of the fire in the fifth. Cayo was ahead over the first four rounds. It all fell apart in the fifth when Campbell scored two knockdowns. Cayo got through the sixth and seventh rounds but in the eighth it was all Campbell and with Cayo taking heavy punishment the referee stopped the fight. Campbell had won only one of his previous six fights, including losses to Walter Estrada and Khabib Allakhverdie, so was considered to be on the down slope, but this win has given him another chance to get back to the top. All three of Cayo's losses have been inside the distance with the others being to Marcos Maidana for the interim WBA title and to Lamont Peterson in an IBF eliminator. Campbell is looking at a possible fight with Joan Guzman, and Cayo is talking about either retirement or moving up to welter. Mexicali, Mexico: Welter: Antonio Pitalua (53-6-1) W TKO 8 Alvaro Robles (13-2).Pitalua massacres overmatched Robles. The Colombian veteran scored two knockdowns in the second round another one in the third, two in the fourth ,and a final one in the eighth, at which point the referee stopped the fight. Pitalua, 42, has 47 wins by KO/TKO. He lost to Artur Grigorian for the WBO light title in 2001 and to Edwin Valero for the vacant WBC title in 2009. Pitalua wins vacant Fecarbox title. Robles had scored nine first round wins, but had no chance against Pitalua. Ciudad Obregon, Mexico: Fly: Hernan Marquez (33-2) W PTS 10 Richie Mepranum (25-3-1). Light: Ric Alvarez (18-12) W KO 3 Adriel Juzaino (18-11-2). Super Fly: David Sanchez (17-2-2) W PTS 10 Juan Carlos Vargas (12-4-1). The Title defence for WBA champion Marquez was scrapped when the Mexican made three attempts to make the weight, but was allegedly 2lbs still two pounds over after the third attempt. In an impossibly short time Marquez stepped back on the scale for the fourth time and it was declared by the WBA supervisor that Marquez had made the 112lbs. Marquez quickly drank some liquid to avoid any possible fifth weight check. Mayol's team refused to accept that the fourth check was carried out in a valid manner and refused to go ahead with the fight. Mayol was then offered another $10,000 on top of his purse to go ahead with the fight, but that offer was refused. Finally Filipino southpaw Mepranum, 24, who was to have fought on the show anyway, and had scored a points win over win over Marquez in 2010, stepped-up to fight Marquez in a non-title fight. Marquez got his revenge, flooring Mepranum in the second and eighth rounds on the way to a clear points win. Marquez injured both of his hands during the fight. The other loss on Marquez's record was to Nonito Donaire for the interim super fly title in 2010. Merpranum's other losses were to Denkoasan in 2007 and to Julio Cesar Miranda for the vacant WBO fly title in 2010. First ten round fight for 30-year-old "Dinamita" Alvarez. He rolls over tall southpaw Juzaino getting inside to work the body and softening him up with hard shots before finishing the job in the third. Alvarez was 26 before he turned pro and does not seem to be going anywhere. Juzaino is 2-7 in his last nine fights "Tornado" Sanchez fails to impress as he struggles to a majority verdict over late sub Vargas. Seven wins in a row for Sanchez, but a poor performance. Vargas had lost only one of his last ten fights. Niksic, Montenegro: Light: Dejan Zlaticanin (15-0) W KO 1 Vasile Herteg (19-8). Super Middle: Stjepan Bozic (25-6) W KO 2 Misa Nikolic (13-12). Super Middle: Nikola Sjekloca (24-0) W PTS 6 Nikola Matic (5-16). Southpaw Zlaticanin, 27. remains unbeaten as he takes just two minutes to put away Romanian Herteg in a non-title fight. Eleven wins by KO/TKO for the WBC International champion. First fight for Herteg since 2004.Bozic, 37, kayos Serbian in another poor match. Way back in 2005 Bozic beat former WBA light middle champion Julio Cesar Vazquez in seven rounds. More recently he was stopped by Dmitri Sartison for the WBA super middle title in 2009. WBC No 3 Sjekloca went through the motions in winning a unanimous decision over Croatian Matic. Cebu City, Philippines: Bantam: AJ Banal (27-1-1) W TKO 1 Raul Hidalgo (16-6). Flyweight: Rocky Fuentes (33-6-2) W TKO 6 Javier Franco (19-7-1). Super Fly: Albert Pagara (11-0) W TKO 2 Phupha Por Nobnom (10-7-1). Bantam: Arthur Villaneuva (18-0) W PTS 8 Rey Migreno (15-19-3). One left hook from Banal had Mexican Hidalgo's legs turn to jelly and although he somehow kept punching the referee felt that he was out on his feet and stopped the fight. Stoppage may have been premature but from the reaction to that one punch Hidalgo would not have lasted very long anyway. Southpaw "Bazooka" Banal, 23, has 20 wins by KO/TKO, and has won ten straight since upset loss to Panamanian Rafael Concepcion in 2008. Fourth defence of his WBO Asia Pacific title for WBO No 1 Banal. Hidalgo was blown away in a round by Daiki Kameda in September, but took former WBO super fly challenger Victor Zaleta to a split decision in January. "The Road Warrior" Fuentes, 26, hits too hard for Mexican Franco. Fuentes floors Franco in the third and again in the sixth. Franco got up both times, but another right put him down again in the sixth, and the fight was over. WBC No 3 Fuentes has lost only one of his last 20 fights with that loss being a split decision to Richie Mepranum in 2007. He has won his last 13 fights. Franco had won 4 of his last 5 fights. A right from 18-year-old Pagara finishes modest Thai in the second. Pagara, who turned pro at 16, has nine wins by KO/TKO. What should have been a routine eight rounder for "El Matador" Villaneuva turned out tougher than expected. Filipino champion Villaneuva, 23, lost a point in the second for an accidental butt which left Migreno with a cut. Villaneuva put Migreno down in the third, but faded over the closing rounds. Scores 77-72, 76-73 and 76-74. Migreno, 25, is 3-8-1 in his last twelve fights. Oswiecim, Poland: Light: Felix Lora (14-9-5) W PTS 10 Krzys Cieslak (18-3). Super Middle: Lukasz Wawrzyczek (12-1-2) DREW 10 Chris Pawlak (17-4-1). Heavy: Krzys Zimnock (10-0-1) W KO 2 Vjekoslav Bajic (5-6). EBU No 16 Cieslak, 26, was looking for revenge for a points defeat 2010, but instead lost a wide points decision. Lora, 27, struggled to make the lightweight limit at the weigh-in, but it did not affect his performance. The Dominican took the initiative from the opening bell and dominated the Pole throughout the fight with hard fast combinations. The local boy never found the answer to the relentless attacks from Lora. There were no knockdowns but in the last three rounds the fight was marred by a wet canvas. Boxers slipped several times and the bout was stopped several times to dry the canvas. Lora had lost 3of his last 4, but against tough opposition. The WBC Baltic title was at stake for Cieslak. Hometown fighter Wawrzyczek, 28, was lucky to escape with a majority draw against German based Christian Pawlak. It was a hard fought affair and the Pole was handicapped from a swelling under the right eye from the third round on which was almost closed by the end of the fight. One judge scored it 95-97 for the visitor but was overruled by two scores 96-96 for the draw.The WBF(orum) title was at stake, and for the local boy also the Polish International title. Pawlak had won 8 of his last 9 fights. In the most important undercard bout Zimnock, 28, got a scare when he found himself on the floor from almost the first punch in the fight. More surprised than hurt he was quickly up and after a few moments regained his composure. Croatian Bajik tried to end it quickly but several times found himself on the receiving end of the big bombs from Zimnoch. Bajic succumbed under the pressure and at the end of the first round took a count sitting on the bottom rope. The Pole followed up in the second and Bajic was counted out after going down a second time. Zimnoch showed heart climbing off the canvas and showed he can take a punch. He has eight wins by KO/TKO. Bajic was stopped in three rounds by Ali Adams in December. Caguas, Puerto Rico: Super Bantam: Jayson Velez (18-0) W PTS 10 Jose Angel Beranza (34-23-2). "La Maravilla" Velez, 24, takes the unanimous verdict, but given a hard fight by experienced Mexican. For the early rounds Velez took the fight to Beranza and built a good lead. From the sixth onwards Beranza was the one coming forward and scoring with good rights. Velez settled for boxing. He was always in front, and took no chances to run out the winner. Scores 96-94 twice and 98-92. A good learning fight for Velez. Beranza 35 is 2-8 in his last ten fights, but the losses have all been to world rated fighters or top prospects and includes a win was over previously unbeaten Chris Martin. Maribor, Slovenia: Welter: Jan Zaveck (32-2,1ND) W PTS 10 Bethuel Ushona (25-2-1). Light Heavy: Denis Simcic (28-1) W PTS 12 Fatjon Murati (13-2-2). Zaveck given a hard fight by Namibian. The former IBF champion was the harder puncher, but Ushona showed good movement and was busier. Ushona built a slight lead, but lost points in the fourth and eighth rounds for ducking too low. Those deductions, together with a strong finish from Zaveck, which saw him score a knockdown in the eleventh made the fight look much more comfortable for Zaveck than was the case. Scores 117-109 twice and 118-110. Zaveck is hoping for a shot at the now vacant IBF title which he lost on a cut to Andre Berto in September. He wins vacant WBO Inter-Continental title, and since Ushona was rated No 5 by the WBO, Zaveck should get a big promotion from his current No 11 rating. Ushona, 30, lost a unanimous decision to Denton Vassell for the Commonwealth title in March last year. Slovenian Simcic wins vacant WBO European title with unanimous decision over Albanian southpaw Murati. Scores 117-110, 117-111 and 116-111. Sheffield, England: Super Feather: Gary Buckland (25-2) W PTS 12 Paul Truscott (18-3). Heavy: Richard Towers (13-0) W TKO 5 Harold Sconiers (18-24-2). Light Middle: Sergey Rabchenko (20-0) W KO 1 Ronny Gabel (10-5). Super Middle: Bradley Pryce (33-10) W PTS 10 Patrick Mendy (13-5). Buckland retains British title and lives up to his "Dynamo" nickname with wide points win over Truscott. Buckland was just too big and strong for Truscott. Buckland had Truscott in trouble in the second, and continues to score with hooks to head and body. Truscott managed to get his jab working in the fourth, but after that it was all Buckland. A left in the tenth saw Truscott take a count on one knee. Truscott survived and fought back bravely to probably edge the last round. Scores 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. First title defence for Welshman Buckland, 25,who has won seven fights since losing to John Murray for the European and British light titles in May 2010. Former Commonwealth featherweight champion Truscott,25, lost for the first time on points. His previous two losses were due to cuts. Towers, 6'8" tall outclassed experienced American. From the first Towers had his jab working and was also catching Sconiers with hard rights. By the third it looked as though Sconiers was ready to be taken, but Towers showed maturity in continuing the breakdown. In a fifth a left hook to the body and a right to the chin put Sconiers down and the referee stopped the fight. Ten wins by KO/TKO for improving 32-year-old Towers. Despite being outweighed by almost 60lbs Sconiers, 35, had beaten former world title challenger Jameel McCline in February. Towers made a late start as a pro after spending 13 years in jail on kidnapping charge. British-based Belarus fighter Rabchenko,26, was to have fought Ryan Rhodes for the European light middle title on this show. Rhodes was forced to pull out with an injury. Rabchenko did not hang around as he dispatched German Gabel in just 21 seconds with a left hook to the body. Big win for former Commonwealth light middle champ Pryce as he boxes his way to victory over bigger and stronger Mendy. It looked bad for Pryce in the first two rounds as Mendy scored with some heavy shots. By the end of the third Pryce was moving more and scoring with his jabs and Mendy was looking one-paced. Pryce took most of the middle rounds, but Mendy battled back to make it close. Referees score 96-95 for 31-year-old Pryce just about right, and he is back in the mix. Mendy, 21, had won the 2011 Prizefighter, and lost only one of his last twelve, but never really made use of the physical advantages he had. Atlantic City, USA: Heavy: Mariusz Wach (27-0) W TKO 6 Tye Fields (49-5). Heavy: Artur Szpilka (10-0) W TKO 1 Terry Marba (6-2). Light Heavy: Jerson Ravelo (21-5) W PTS 8 Joe Spina (26-2-2). After four fairly even rounds the heavier punching of "The Viking" Wach began to get through with heavy shots to the face of Fields leaving "Big Sky" with a bloodied nose and on unsteady legs. It was more of the same in the sixth and one final right put Fields face down on the floor. He managed to make it too his knees but was counted out. Pole Wach, 32, has 15 wins by KO/TKO and retains his WBC International title. He is rated No 8 by the WBC and at 6'7 ½ " would not be at a physical disadvantage against either Klitschko. Ability is another matter altogether. Southpaw Fields, 37, loses inside the distance of the fifth time. Pole Szpilka floors Marba early with a right. Marba got up but was floored again by a flurry of punches and went down again. The referee stopped the fight without a count as Marba was not going to get up. Eight wins by KO/TKO for 22-year-old Szpilka. Ravelo just edges out Spina on a split decision. Dominican Ravelo, 34, builds a lead as both fighters looks to shed rust due to inactivity. First couple of rounds even. Ravelo builds a lead over next three rounds with his shorter crisper punching. Spina makes up lost ground with a strong finish but two judges see it otherwise. Scores 79-73, 77-75 and 75-77. First fight for former Olympian Ravelo since loss to Max Vlasov in June 2010. First fight for Spina since October 2010. General Villegas, Argentina: Light Welter: Claudio Olmedo (25-3,1ND) W KO 6 Rosbel Montoya (16-3-1). Light Welter: David Peralta (22-1) W TKO 3 Jose Luis Rodriguez (9-7). "The Lion "Olmedo crushes Mexican. Montoya forced to take a standing count in the fifth, and put down by a combination in the sixth. Gets up, but is on shaky legs and the referee completes the ten count. Now 24 wins by KO/TKO for 26-year-old Argentinian champion. Third loss inside the distance for Montoya, who had won his last seven, including a victory over Filipino prospect Jason Pagara. Peralta starts fast and has Mexican in trouble in the first. Rodriguez has to take a standing count, but survives the round. In the third Peralta puts Rodriguez down again and the fight is stopped. The 29-year-old Peralta has 14 wins by KO/TKO, but lost inside the distance to Olmedo in July. Halifax, Canada:Bantam: Tyson Cave (17-2) W PTS 10 Jovanny Soto (32-12-1). "The Prince of Hali" wins every round against experienced Mexican trial horse. Scores 100-90 from all three judges. Soto hardly able to land a glove on Cave. Second win for Canadian since loss to AJ Banal in July. "Bambino" Soto, 27, also a loser to Banal, has lost four of his last five. Additional Commonwealth fights. Commonwealth fighters in italics
Revesby, Australia: Feather: Jerry Spanidis (4-12-2) W TEC DEC 6 Luke Norton (2-5). Vacant Australian title. Mansfield, Australia: Light Heavy: Mark Flanagan (9-3) W TKO ? Phil Dennis Arthur Maley (4-3-1). Middle: Dennis Hogan (8-0-1) W PTS 8 Nat Carroll (5-1-1). Cruiser: (2-2) W TKO Aaron Russell (4-3). All above Queensland State titles. Auckland, New Zealand: Middle: Lee Oti (17-11-1) W PTS 10 Brad Milner (4-6-1). Cruiser: Vaitele Soi (20-0) W PTS 6 Junior Maletino Iakopo (0-8-2). London, England: Feather: Martin Lindsay (18-1) W PTS 6 Maurycy Gojco (19-30-1), Light Welter: Darren Hamilton (10-2) W TKO 5 Geoffrey Munika (21-19-2,1ND). Swindon, England: Middle: Kelvin Young (11-1) W PTS 10 Martin Robbins (7-3). Wolverhampton, England: Welter: Jason Welborn (9-1) W TKO 5 James Finn (10-2-1). Welter: Martin Gethin (21-3-1) W TKO 4 Csaba Torma (6-7). Light Middle: Tom Costello (10-0-1) W TKO 1 Lubomir Wejs (7-25-3). Welborn retains BBB of C Midlands Area title. Hull, England:Light: Tommy Coyle (11-0) W KO 3 Graeme Higginson (13-11-1). Super Feather: Gary Sykes (20-2) W PTS 6 Dean Mills (6-6-2). Coyle wins vacant BBBofC Central Area title.
Flobecq, Belgium: Light Middle: Jackson Osei Bonsu (40-5) W PTS 6 Sergei Melis (18-9). Halifax. Canada: Super Middle: Jason Naugler (18-16-2) DREW 6 Martin Desjardins (7-22-4).