Weekly Report

October 5 - 7 2012

October 5

 

Ardeer, Australia: Light Heavy: Blake Caparello (14-0-1) W PTS 10 Aaron Pryor Jr (16-7). Super Middle: Serge Yannick (15-2) W PTS 10 Nader Hamdan (43-11-1). Light Heavy: Robert Berridge (16-1-1) W TKO 2 Joel Casey (15-10-3). First win on the international stage for Aussie champ Caparello. Pryor had the edge in both height and reach but just did not use them well enough. Caparello scored consistently with his southpaw jab and left hooks throughout the fight. He was able to get inside the guard of Pryor and land damaging hooks from both hands. Caparello took a wide unanimous decision on scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92. On paper this was a big step up for Caparello, and this win puts him in line for a world rating. Pryor looked to have finally broken through after wins over Dyah Davis and Librado Andrade, but this makes it 4 losses in his last 5 fights. Youth won out over experience as Yannick was just too young and too strong for the experienced Hamdan. The much muscled Yannick scored with heavy punches throughout the ten rounds, but Hamdan’s granite chin was not dented. Scores 97-93 twice and 98-91.The Cameroon fighter was bouncing back from a stoppage loss to Thomas Oosthuizen in March. He wins the vacant Australian title. The 29-year-old has wins over Shannan Taylor and Jamie Pittman. Hamdan, 38, announced his retirement. He turned pro in 1997. He has had at least one fight in every one of the 15 years since then, winning Australian titles at light middle and middle and fighting for WBA and WBO world titles. His only inside the distance loss was to Arthur Abraham for the WBO Inter-Continental title in 2004. Even then it came only 90 seconds from the final bell. New Zealander Berridge gets back on track with a stoppage of Casey. The 27-year-old southpaw’s only loss was on points to Caparello in May. “Butcher” Berridge has twelve wins by KO/TKO. Casey, 28, was briefly world rated after beating Tim Bell in 2010, but losses to Manny Vlamis and cruiserweight Brad Pitt put him back in the pack.

 

Le Pouzin, France: Super Bantam: Jeremy Parodi (34-1-1) W PTS 12 William Prado (19-3-1). Heavy: Newfel Ouatah (10-0) W TKO 4 Mickael Vieira (11-3-1). Super Feather: Guillaume Frenois (28-0) W PTS 6 Brahim Bouizem (9-25-4). Parodi retains IBF International title in tough fight against Brazilian Prado. The 25-year-old EBU No 7 was fighting with the handicap of a gashed cheek from a right in the first round. Parodi fought a clever technical battle using his speed and mobility to counter the aggression of Prado. It was close all the way with Parodi winning the unanimous verdict. Scores 115-113 twice and 118-110. Five wins in a row for Parodi since loss to Arsen Martirosyan for the WBC International title in 2010. Brazilian’s don’t usually travel well, but 28-year-old Prado did ok here. Disappointing end as an uppercut from champion Ouatah opens a cut on Vieira and the Doctor advised the referee to stop the fight. It had been a close battle with the former French amateur champion boxing well against the dangerous wild swings of Vieira. Ouatah 29-28 in front on all three cards. The 26-year-old 6’6 ½” tall Ouatah was making his second defence of his French title and immediately offered Vieira a rematch. Vieira, 26, the mandatory challenger, had been unbeaten in his last eight fights. The stoppage started some fighting in the hall, but it soon died down. Just paid sparring for EU champion Frenois. The 29-year-old southpaw floored French No 6 Bouizem in the third and won every round. It is the third time Frenois has outpointed Bouizem.

 

Grugliasco, Italy: Cruiser: Maurizio Lovaglio (13-8) W TKO 2 Konstantin Semerdjiev (31-15-2). Abysmal matching sees Lovaglio floor 40-year-old Semerdjiev three times before the referee belatedly stops the fight. Hometown fighter Lovaglio, 30, wins vacant IBF Mediterranean title. He now has eight wins by KO/TKO but has failed twice in Italian title fights 

 

Guadalajara, Mexico: Super Bantam: Horacio Garcia (20-0) W Noah Martinez (11-9). Feather: Jorge Lara (19-0-1) W PTS 12 Omar Lina (9-8-1). Good night for the home fighters as Garcia and Lara both win. “Violento” Garcia was given plenty of trouble by late sub Martinez. It took a while for the 22-year-old local to catch up with the clever southpaw, but a hook to the body in the ninth ended the fight. Now 13 wins by KO/TKO for Garcia. Southpaw Lara was also given a tougher test than expected. However, he was on the top all the way and won a wide, unanimous decision. Lara, 21, retains the WBC Fecombox title. The draw on Lara’s record was of the technical variety. Six losses in a row for poor Lina.

 

Barcelona, Spain: Light Middle: Javier Garcia (12-1-1) W TKO 1 David Pulido (6-12-1). Controversial stoppage win for Garcia. A confused exchange saw Pulido given a standing count. The referee then decided to stop the fight. Pulido’s corner protested that it was a butt and not a punch that did the damage. Garcia, 30, wins the vacant WBC Mundo Hispano title and is unbeaten in his last twelve fights. Pulido, 38, has no luck in title fights having already lost in fights for the Spanish welter and light middle titles.

 

Blackpool, England: Light Middle: Brian Rose (21-1-1) W TKO 3 Vivian Harris (29-9-2,1ND). Feather: James Dickens (12-0) W TKO 6 Michael Isaac Carrero (11-19-3). Despite some angry exchanges when Rose weighed-in 1lb over the contract weight, the local hero boxed cautiously over the first two rounds. In the third a right stopped Harris in his tracks and another put Harris down heavily. He got up but was in a bad way and the fight was stopped. British champion Rose, 27, now No 2 with the EBU, has won seven in a row, including a revenge win over Max Maxwell. Former WBA light welter champ Harris, 34, now has six losses and a technical draw in his last seven fights. He really should think about retiring. Dickens extends winning run with stoppage of Nicaraguan. First eight round fight for the 21-year-old Liverpool southpaw who has five wins by KO/TKO. Carrero, 26, has won only two of his last 19 fights.

 

Newcastle, Australia: Light Welter: Chad Bennett (30-4-3) W KO 4 James Armah (18-3). Bennett retains WBO Asia Pacific title and wins vacant WBA Pan Pacific title with kayo of Ghanaian Armah. Bennett had Armah down early in the first and on a second knockdown Armah failed to beat the count. The 39-year-old Bennett has managed to find some banana skins in the past with three losses on KO/TKO in fights he was expected to win. He has now managed six wins in a row. By holding one of these multitudinous WBO titles he is rated No 9 by them, Bennett had climbed off the floor twice in June to stop Armah in eight rounds. Former two division Commonwealth champion Armah, 36, has had three fights this year, having had only three fights in the previous six years.

Dusseldorf, Germany: Light Welter: Robert Tlatlik (11-0) W TKO 2 Sabri Ulas Goecmen (10-5). Polish-born Tlatlik wins vacant German International title with stoppage of Turk. Goecmen’s troubles started when he was 4lbs over the weight the day before the fight, and had to spend quite a while in a sauna trying to lose those pounds. Tlatlik scored with ease in the first and then put Goecmen down with a body punch in the second. The Turk got up but was cornered and shipping heavy punishment when his corner threw in the towel. Eight wins by KO/TKO for 24-year-old Tlatlik. Five losses by KO/TKO in a row for Goecmen.

 

 

October 6

 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico: Straw: Moises Fuentes (16-1) W TKO 5 Ivan Calderon (35-3-1). Super Bantam: Wilfredo Vazquez Jr (22-2-1) W KO 7 Jonathan Oquendo (22-3). Light: Jose A Gonzalez (21-0) W KO 1 Oscar Cuero (15-9). Heavy: Victor Bisbal (21-1) W TKO 6 Alex Gonzalez (20-8). Fuentes retains WBO title and maybe spells the end of the road for Calderon. Worrying for the Mexican’s team it took four attempts for him to make the weight. For the first three rounds the Puerto Rican “Iron Boy” used his exquisite southpaw boxing skills to hold back Fuentes and Old Father Time. However Fuentes was patient, pressurising all the time and walking down Calderon. The Mexican was the bigger, stronger and younger man and in the fourth he was forcing Calderon to stand and trade. In the fifth, with Calderon tiring, and also seemingly having injured his right arm, Fuentes closed the show dropping the veteran three times, after which the fight was stopped. Fuentes, 27, looks like a fighter who is inspired by winning a title. He won the WBO crown with a split verdict over Raul Garcia at a time when he was a virtually unknown fighter. In the fight before he beat Garcia he won a four round split decision over a guy with a 3-5 record. Now 37, Calderon, a former WBO strawweight and light flyweight champion, was taking part in his 22nd world title fight. After being unbeaten in 35 fights; he is now 1-3 in his last four. He is considering his future. When Rafael Marquez pulled out of his fight with Wilfredo Vazquez we lost an intriguing match. When fellow Puerto Rican Jonathan Oquendo replaced Marquez we got a great fight. Vazquez is a notoriously slow starter and it was the same again. For the first three rounds it was all Oquendo as he came forward. He was forcing Vazquez to the ropes and getting through with an assortment of hard shots to head and body. He was getting his punches off first and dominating the action, which had the crowd on its feet in anticipation of any upset. The only success that Vazquez had over those first three rounds was a right in the third which shook Oquendo. In the fourth Oquendo was still forcing the action and took the round, but Vazquez was more in the fight and seemed to have shaken off that early lethargy. The fifth was a war with Vazquez almost floored, but the referee missed his glove touching the canvas for what should have been called as a knockdown. Vazquez battled back to have Oquendo hurt and on the ropes. After slipping on water in the ring at the start of the sixth Vazquez now began to take over and Oquendo was tiring. Having stood in his corner between rounds, Oquendo now found the need to sit. Now it was all Vazquez as he poured in the combinations until Oquendo crumbled to the canvas and took the ten count on one knee. Vazquez, 28, wins vacant WBO international title. Typical WBO ratings. Before the fight the former WBO super bantam champion had been No 8 and Oquendo No 3 now I guess that will be reversed. Vazquez had lost to Jorge Arce and Nonito Donaire (split decision) so he needed a win. Oquendo, 29, had won eight in a row, including two WBO eliminators, since loss to Juan Manuel Lopez in 2008. His exhaustion was understandable as he had limited time to prepare for this fight. “Chelo” Gonzalez blew away Colombian Cuero in 114 seconds. The explosive 29-year-old floored Cuero twice, the last time for the full count.  Gonzalez retains his WBO Latino title. He No 4 with the WBO. It is based on him holding that Latino title as his list of victims does not include anyone even vaguely worthy of a rating. He has 16 wins by KO/TKO and is ready for better opposition. Cuero has won only two of his last nine fights. Bisbal continues to win but against hand-picked opposition. Both fighters were willing to trade with Bisbal having the best of the exchanges and by the fifth he was in total control with southpaw Gonzales leaking blood from cute around his eyes. In the middle of the seventh round the referee asked the Doctor to look at the cuts and the fight was stopped. The 32-year-old Bisbal has 15 wins by KO/TKO. Since his shock kayo loss to Dom Jenkins in 2006 he has won 16 straight against either third class or old opponents. A former Olympian, Bisbal, who beat Kertson Manswell, Jason Estrada, and David Cadieux, has not only spent seven years getting nowhere, he has also spent seven years not trying to get anywhere. Southpaw Gonzales, 38, had a shot at the IBF cruiser title in 2001, being kayoed in 95 seconds by Vassiliy Jirov. After a run of five losses in a row he

was inactive from 2007 until 2011.

 

Kiev, Ukraine: Light Middle: Zaurbek Baysangurov (27-1) W PTS 12 Lukas Konecny (48-3). Light Welter: Serhiy Fedchenko (31-2) W TKO 5 Nugzar Margvelashvili (25-19). Light Middle: Dmytro Nikulin (25-1) W PTS 8 Fayzullo Ahmedov (10-11-1).  Baysangurov retains WBO title with unanimous decision over Konecny. The champion used his height and reach advantages to pile up the points. Konecny used a high, tight, guard to work his way inside where he scored with uppercuts and hooks. The pattern of the fight changed very little with Baysangurov spearing the Czech with his left jab and then scoring with quick shots to head and body. Konecny was willing to take Baysangurov’s punches to get inside where he could land his thumping hooks. Unfortunately too often Konecny was standing stationary right in front of Baysangurov who was able to pick up easy up points with his jab and faster hands. Both fighters were still strong at the end with the eleventh the best round of the fight as Baysangurov chose to trade with Konecny, and both fighters had their period of dominance. Early in the last round Konecny suffered a very bad cut above his left eye. It was bad enough for the referee to ask for the Doctor to examine it. The fight was allowed to continue and both fought hard to the bell. Scores 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. None of the scores reflected the work Konecny was doing inside, and the judges were obviously more impressed with the more eye-catching scoring Baysangurov did with his work as a stationary Konecny searched for openings. After the fight Konecny explained that he had suffered with his vision from early in the fight which made it difficult for him to accurately gauge distances. It also transpired that the gloves used by Konecny were only 8oz. Second defence of his title for 27-year-old Russian. Second title shot for 34-year-old Konecny who had lost a majority decision to Serhiy Dzinziruk for this same title in 2008. Konecny will fight on looking for a third title shot “The Professor” Fedchenko, 31, returns to action after points loss to Juan Manuel Marquez for the interim WBO title in April and halts modest Georgian in five. Ahmedov comes to fight and makes light-punching southpaw Nikulin work hard for all eight rounds. Nikulin was easily the better technical boxer but the busy Uzbek was always looking to get inside and brawl. Scores 79-73, 79-74 and 78-74. Nikulin’s loss came in Japan in a disappointing performance where he was outpointed by journeyman Yuki Nonaka. This is his fourth points win since then. Uzbek Ahmedov has now won only one of his last six fights, but kept his record of never having been stopped.

 

Toluca, Mexico: Light Fly: Adrian Hernandez (25-2-1) W KO 6 Kompayak (46-4). Hernandez regains WBC title with bloody victory over Kompayak. Hernandez used a sustained body attack to take the first round. Kompayak battled back to take the second as both were exchange heavy shots, and the Thai shook Hernandez with a hard right. The third round was decisive as Hernandez dropped Kompayak with a right hook. Kompayak took the eight count but was shaken three more times in the round. The Thai’s face was showing signs of the force of the punches from Hernandez. In the fourth a clash of heads saw Hernandez badly cut over his left eyebrow. The Doctor examined the cut but let the fight continue and the referee deducted a point from Kompayak for a butt. In the fifth Hernandez was again landing heavily, but was cut again on the bridge of his nose. The cuts became irrelevant in the sixth when a combination finished off by a destructive right hook from Hernandez floored Kompayak. Somehow the Thai made it to his feet, but was finished and the fight was stopped. Revenge for “El Confesor” who had lost the WBC title to Kompayak on a tenth round kayo in his third defence last December. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for Hernandez. Second defence for 30-year-old Kompayak who had won 24 in a row since being stopped by Australian Hussein Hussein 2006.

 

Monte Casseros, Argentina: Super Bantam: Sergio Santillan (29-12-3) W PTS 12 Damian Marchiano (18-8-1). “El Tigre” retains South American title with close, but unanimous decision over former Argentinian and South American bantam champion Marchiano. Scores 117-114 ½, 117-116 and 117-116 ½. Seven wins in his last eight fights now for 39-year-old Santillan. Most of his losses have come on the road. Marchiano, 32, has also been on the road where he lost to Abner Mares, Silence Mabuza, Bernard Dunne and others.

 

Buderim, Australia: Super Feather: Paul Fleming (16-0) W KO 5 Arief Blader (16-7-1). Another inside the distance win for “2 Gunz” which takes him to twelve by KO/TKO. The 24-year-old southpaw, a walking tattoo parlour, represented Australia at the World Junior and Senior Championships and also the 2008 Olympics where he lost to eventual silver medalist Khedafi Djelkhir. Indonesian “The Ice” Blader was the one who was knocked out cold.

 

Tokyo, Japan: Super Middle: Yuzo Kiyota (23-3-1) W TKO 6 Hiromitsu Miura (9-1). Fly: Suguru Muranaka (17-2-1) W TKO 7 Ganbare Shota (9-3-1). Kiyota retains his OPBF title with stoppage of former MMA exponent Miura. The challenger pressurised from the start whilst Kiyota was happy to fight on the defensive and score with counters. Miura was ahead on two cards after four rounds and stepped-up his aggression in the fifth. Whilst he was committing himself to all-out aggression he was leaving gaps in his defence, and he paid for that in the sixth. A right-left combination from Kiyota put Miura. He beat the count but a right put him down again and his corner threw in the towel. Kiyota, WBC No 14 has 21 wins by KO/TKO. He has four wins in a row since being destroyed inside a round by American Jameson Bostic in a fight for the OPBF light heavy title in 2010.Miura, 31, originally turned pro in the USA. WBA No 13 Muranaka floors Shota four times on the way to a seventh round stoppage. This was the first scheduled ten round fight for Muranaka, which make a nonsense of his WBA rating. He has five wins by KO/TKO and is unbeaten in his last eleven fights. Shota, also having his first ten round fight, is 2-3 in his last five fights now.

 

Tepic, Mexico: Straw: Jesus Silvestre (26-3) W TKO 4 Takuya Mitamura (12-1). No time wasted in this one as they went toe-to-toe from the start. Neither was very accurate with their shots. In the second Silvestre began to get through with hard body shots and his Japanese opponent had no real answer. In the third a butt from Mitamura opened cut on the forehead and over the left eye of the Mexican. Silvestre responded by handing out a savage beating, scoring with head and body shots, and it was a dazed Mitamura who went back to his corner. Silvestre jumped on him at the start of the fourth and after just 40 seconds the referee stopped the fight. “Negrito” Silvestre, 22, retains in first defence the interim WBA title and makes it 19 wins by KO/TKO. His only loss was a razor thin decision to Thai Paipharob for this same vacant title in November. Silvestre won it by defeating Edwin Diaz in July. Japanese champion Mitamura, 28, just did not have the power to mix with Silvestre.

 

Managua, Nicaragua: Straw: Carlos Buitrago (24-0,1ND) W TEC DEC 5 Jose Aguilar (12-6-2). Light Fly: Roman Gonzalez (33-0) W TKO 3 Stiven Monterrosa (9-1-2). Super Bantam: Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1) W PTS 10 Eliecer Lanzas (12-2-2). Light Welter: Walter Castillo (19-2) W TKO 6 Elvis Ramirez (5-3). Buitrago lucky to maintain his unbeaten record and his No 1 rating with the WBO. He was in front on points when a left from Aguilar split open a cut on his right eyebrow. The fight continued and at the end of the fifth the cut was too bad for Buitrago to continue. At that point it was decided that the cut had been caused by clash of heads. This despite the fact that Aguilar was not warned in the fourth or had any point deducted. It went to the scorecards and Buitrago got the unanimous decision. The crowd loudly booed the decision. That verdict means that Buitrago is still No1 and will get next shot at Moises Fuentes. Aguilar, also a Nicaraguan, is a former national champion. A walk in the park for Gonzalez as he destroys Colombian in three rounds in a non-title fight. The 25-year-old WBA light fly champion floored Monterrosa with a left hook in the first. He put the Colombian down again with the same punch in the second. In the third Monterrosa was soaking up more punishment and not fighting back when the referee stopped the fight. Now 27 wins by KO/TKO for Nicaraguan “Chocolatito, who just may be one of the best pound-for-pound fighters around. Monterrosa had won seven in a row by KO/TKO, but Gonzalez was a different class. Cuban Salinas was just too fast and too skilful for Nicaraguan Lanzas. In a one-sided fight “El Nino” peppered him with punches from all angles and Lanzas just never knew where the next punch was going to come from. Two of the judges saw the same fight with scores of 99-91 and 98-92 but the third was on another planet with a score of 96-95. WBA No 5 Salinas, 27, had about 300 amateur fights, and won a hatful of titles. Lanzas, after winning his first ten fights, is 2-2-2 in his last six. Castillo stops late sub Ramirez. Original opponent Cris Ruiz turned up at the weight-in with a shoulder injury so Ramirez took his place. Castillo went to the body and gradually wore Ramirez down. The towel came in from the corner of Ramirez in the sixth. After losing his first pro fight, WBO No 15 Castillo, 23, has now lost just one of his last 20 fights. That loss was a split decision to former WBA super feather champion Vicente Mosquera in Panama in February. This is his third win since then.

 

Liverpool, England: Light Heavy: Rocky Fielding (12-0) W TKO 5 Carl Dilks (16-6). Good win for Fielding as he halts Dilks. Dilks was in the fight for the first two rounds as he rumbled forward but from the third 25-year-old Fielding began to land heavy counters. A right in the fourth had Dilks shaky, but his pressure also saw Fielding resorting to holding, and he lost a point for that infraction in the same fourth round. In the fifth an uppercut followed by a right cross put Dilks down. It was obvious the end was near and when another right put Dilks down he was unable to beat the count. Former Prizefighter winner Fielding looks a good prospect. Former Commonwealth title challenger Dilks, 29, losses inside the distance for the second time in a row.

 

Sacramento, USA: Light: Jorge Linares (32-3) W PTS 10 Hector Velasquez (52-18-3). Welter: Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0)-1 DREW 10 Jorge Silva (19-2-1). Light Middle: Hugo Centeno Jr (16-0) W PTS 6 Justin Williams (4-6-2). Tough ten rounds against Mexican veteran Velasquez. Linares had the skills but Velasquez did a good job of negating the Linares talent by staying close and denying him room to work.

Linares was faster and the harder puncher, and when working from the centre of the ring was in control, but Velasquez was doing good work with short hooks on the inside. Linares a clear winner on scores of 100-89, 98-91 and 97-91. Linares returns to the winning column after two straight losses. The 27-year-old former WBC feather and WBA super feather champion was marked up after the fight and suffered a cut over his right eye. His loss to Sergio Thompson was caused by a cut to his left eye, so not a good sign for the Venezuelan “Golden Boy”. The 37-year-old Velasquez, a pro for almost 19 years, had unsuccessful shots at the WBC light and super feather titles, and lost to Manny Pacquiao back in 2005. After suffering four losses by KO/TKO early in his career in his last 41 fights only Pacquiao and Edwin Valero have beaten Velasquez by KO/TKO. Japan’s Kamegai retained his unbeaten record with draw against Mexican Silva. It was a tough fight to score as Kamegai was doing the pressing and throwing the higher quantity of punches, but also having a leaky defence. Silva was landing the more accurate, eye-catching shots, but had a lower work rate. In the end the majority draw seemed to favour Silva and Kamegai was unlucky not to be credited with the win. Scores 95-95 twice and 96-94 for Kamegai. This was the first fight in the USA for the 29-year-old former undefeated Japanese champion. He has 18 wins by KO/TKO and had won 8 of his last 9 fights that way. “Panther” Silva, 20, was also new to the USA. He has now lost just one of his last 14 fights. Lanky Centeno, 21, goes to 16 wins after a unanimous decision over Williams.

 

Springfield, USA:  Cruiser: BJ Flores (28-1-1) W KO 2 David McNemar (13-2). A poor match, but a keep busy” fight sees WBO No 1 Flores floor McNemar three times for a quick finish. After a feeling out round Flores put McNemar down with a body punch at the start of the second. McNemar got up only to go down again from another body punch. A third body punch and a third knockdown ended the fight. Some of the crowd booed the one-sided nature of the fight. The 33-year-old Flores retains his NABO title and wins the vacant NABA. He has 18 wins by KO/TKO and this was his fourth win since losing to Danny Green for the IBO title in 2010. In his previous fight McNemar, 39, lost very narrowly on points to Ryan Coyne in June 2011. That was his first fight since November 2007.

 

 

October 7

 

Kyoto, Japan: Super Feather: Ronald Pontillas (15-4-3) W KO 1 Kota Tokunaga (8-2). Filipino “Unpredictable” Pontillas made it an early night as he floored Japanese hope Tokunaga twice with thunderous lefts, the second time for the count. The former OPBF champion, a 22 year-old southpaw, has lost only one of his last ten fights, and that loss was a technical decision. First scheduled ten rounder for 23-year-old Tokunga. His other loss was also a one round kayo.

 

Skopje, Macedonia: Cruiser: Nuri Seferi (33-6) W TKO 1 Nenad Stankovic (14-13-1). Cruiser: Sefer Seferi (16-0) W PTS 6 Gyula Bozai (8-4).All over quickly. Seferi dropped Stankovic early and when the Serb made it to his feet his corner threw in the towel. The 35-year-old Albanian Tyson”-born in Macedonia, and living in Switzerland-makes third defence of his WBO European title. He has won twelve in a row since losing to Herbie Hide in 2008. He is WBO No 9 because of that European title. Stankovic, also 35, was inactive from 2001 to 2007. He had won ten fights since then, nine by KO/TKO, but not one of his opponents had a positive record. Younger brother Sefer goes the distance for only the second time as he has to settle for a points win over Hungarian Bozai. Again only poor opposition for Seferi.

 

Additional Commonwealth Results

 

October 5

Accra, Ghana: Super Middle: Isaac Ekpo (18-1) W TKO 11 George Amuzu (12-8-1). Light: Rafael Mensah (17-0) W TKO 7 Jon Yartey (14-6). Super Bantam: Yaqub Kareem (9-1-1) W PTS John Oblitey Commey (4-5). Light Middle: Joseph Lamptey (12-6-1) W TKO 6 Aflah Sackey (0-9). Super Bantam: Isaac Nettey (20-8-1) W TKO 8 Kofi Atanga (1-12). Light Middle: Fred Lawson (18-0) W KO 1 Ezekiel Afeli (0-5).  Ekpo and Mensah win vacant West African Union titles.

 

London, England: Light Middle: Wayne Alwan-Arab (15-0) W PTS 10 Beka Sutidze (10-5-1). Light Middle: Ahmet Patterson (6-0) W TKO 3 Yanko Marinov (2-7). Light Welter: Tony Owen (14-1) WTKO 5 Alek Vakhtangashvili ((11-6-1).

 

October 6

Bolton, England: Light Welter: Shayne Singleton (13-0) W PTS 10 Santos Medrano (9-13-3). Light Heavy: Luke Blackledge (11-0) W PTS 10 Carl Wild (13-18-5). Light Middle: Rick Godding (17-0) W PTS 6 Costas Osben (2-6-1). Blackledge wins vacant British Masters title.

Swindon, England: Middle: Tony Hill (9-3) W KO 3 Kelvin Young (11-2)