Weekly Report

October 24-28 2012

October 24

 

New York, USA: Light Heavy: Sean Monaghan (16-0) W PTS 10 Rayco Saunders (22-18-2). ). Welter: Gabe Bracero (20-1) W PTS 8 Eric Cruz (13-11-3).  Light: Ivan Redkach (12-0) W TKO 1 Tebor Brosch (7-4-5). “Irish” Monaghan extends his winning run with wide unanimous victory over veteran loser Saunders. Monaghan showed good skills forcing the action and dominating with his jab. He found a difficult target in crafty survivor Saunders, and also a durable one. Saunders changed from survival to offence briefly in the seventh and eighth rounds, which gave Monaghan more openings. The ninth saw Monaghan making a big effort to finish the fight, but Saunders held out to the end. The only time 38-year-old Saunders has lost inside the distance was back in 2003. The New York-born Monaghan, 31, retains the WBC Continental Americas title. Scores 99-91 twice and 98-92. Bracero has to give away weight, but cruises past fellow-Puerto Rican Cruz. Bracero, 31, was too fast, busy and accurate for Cruz. Bracero is not a puncher, only three wins by KO/TKO, but he has quick hands and throws impressive combinations. Cruz was never in trouble, but he was also never in the fight. Scores 80-72 twice and 79-73. Second win for Bracero since losing to DeMarcus Corley in January. Cruz, 25, came in 7lbs over the contract weight and looked lethargic at times. The former WBC Youth champion has now lost 4 of his last 5 fights. Ukrainian Redkach, 26, blows away Brosch in just 127 seconds. From the start southpaw Redkach was landing heavily with body punches. When he switched to the head a left hook had Brosch in serious trouble on the ropes and the fight was stopped. Eleven of Redkach’s wins have come by KO/TKO, five in the first round. The other win was a disqualification. Canadian Brosch was unbeaten in his last nine and this was his first inside the distance loss.

 

Sydney, Australia: Super Middle: Ben McCulloch (11-0) W KO 9 Les Piper (14-11-3). Super M idle: Zac Awad (18-2-1) W KO 1 Dechapon (5-22). Convincing win for McCulloch as he flattens Piper in ninth to lift Piper’s IBF Pan Pacific title and win the vacant PABA title. McCulloch, a stylish boxer can also punch and he had Piper down in the second and fifth rounds before finishing the fight with a thunderous right in the ninth. The 30-year-old, Australian No 5, has won his last five by KO/TKO. Former Australian champion Piper, 29, has now lost 5 of his last 6 fights. Australian No 7 Awad bounces back from loss to Piper in February and puts away Thai with a body shot after just 95 seconds. Before his defeat by Piper, Awad, 31, had lost only one of his last 19 fights and had a victory over Junior Talipeau (17-1-1). Six losses in his last seven fights for Thai.

 

 

 

October 25

 

Panama City, Panama: Light Fly: Luis Rios (18-1-1) W TKO 11 Felipe Salguero (16-4-1).  Rios wins IBF eliminator for No1 spot. The bout swung backwards and forwards. Rios scored well with counters to take the first two rounds. Mexican Salguero scored with solid hooks to the body to take the third. Rios won the fourth showing good skills and getting through with body shots. In the fifth a right from Salguero knocked Rios off balance and he toughed the canvas briefly for a count. Rios was back to his boxing over the next two rounds only for Salguero to blast back to win the ninth. The tenth saw Rios get well on top increasing his workrate. In the eleventh they went toe-to-toe until a right hook from Rios put Salguero down. He beat the count but was in no condition to continue and the referee stopped the fight. The 22-year-old Rios has 13 wins by KO/TKO. He was No 3 with the IBF and Salguero No 5, but with positions 1 and 2 vacant he becomes the mandatory challenger to Ulises Solis. First loss inside the distance for Salguero who had a 17 bout unbeaten streak broken when he lost to Donnie Nietes for the WBO title in June.

 

 

 

October 26

 

Brunswick, Australia: Super Feather: Dylan Sendeckyi (3-1-1) W PTS 10 Billel Dib (9-1). Unfancied Sendeckyi wins Australian title with very close split verdict over champion Dib. The 28-year-old Sendeckyi, actually rated No 10 lightweight by the ANBF, had to climb off the floor in the eighth to win on scores of 95-94 twice and 94-96. Quite a step up for Sendeckyi as his previous experience consisted of three four round fights and one six round. Dib, 23, the younger brother of IBF feather champion Billy Dib, was making his first defence

 

Pointe-Claire, Canada: Light Welter: Dierry Jean (23-0) W TKO 11 Ivan Cano (21-5). Light: Ghisalain Maduma (11-0) W TKO 7 Sergio Priotti (25-13-2). Feather: Tyler Asselstine (11-0) W TKO 3 Ramiro Campos (10-3-1). Jean ends a frustrating night as he floors and halts negative Cano in the eleventh. Jean had very little to beat here and he controlled the bout from the start. Cano proved elusive just looking to survive. His specialty was low blows and that cost him a point in the seventh. Jean slowly turned up the pressure and in the eleventh floored and halted Cano. Jean retains the NABF title and wins the NABA title. After being three times runner-up in the Canadian amateur championships he is doing better at winning titles as a pro. He is rated IBF 10/WBC 6 and has 14 wins by KO/TKO. Cano was no bum. He had lost only one of his last eight fights and in May easily beat Mauricio Pintor, who was 17-0-1 at the time. Maduma, who represented the DRC at the 2007 World Championships, beat the experienced Priotti. Maduma used a relentless body attack to break down the Argentinian finally flooring and halting him in the seventh. Now 7 wins by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Maduma who has won 5 of his last 6 early. Priotti, 32, has now lost six by KO/TKO but has been in some hard matches recently losing to Paulus Moses, Lucas Matthysse and Andy Murray. He was a pretty good amateur himself representing Argentina at the World Junior and World Senior championships. Asselstine boxed well over the first two rounds and then closed things out in the third. A left and then a right, which landed with Campos technically on the canvas, caused the first knockdown. A hook to the body put Campos down again and although he beat the count he was under fire and not fighting back when the fight was stopped. Southpaw Asselstine, 25, has six wins by KO/TKO. Argentinian Campos, 32, also a southpaw, is strictly a 4 and 6 round fighter, and was no real test for the Canadian prospect.

 

Guayama, Puerto Rico: Light Welter: Jorge Maysonet Jr (10-0) W TKO 1Ramesis Gil (8-5-5). Yet another 1st round win for Maysonet. The 22-year-old floors Gill three times in just 92 seconds and the fight is stopped. Now 9 wins by KO/TKO, eight in the first round, with the last seven in a row being first round wins.

 

Bangkok, Thailand: Super Fly: Petch Sor Chitpattana (15-0) W TKO 5 Jeffrey Cerna (12-7). Super Fly: Panomroonglek (36-1) W TKO 6 Ricky Manufoe (20-17-2). The 18-year-old WBC Youth champion just may be the rising star of Thai boxing. In return bout he hands out steady punishment for four rounds and then floors Filipino twice for stoppage. Now twelve wins by KO/TKO as he retains his WBC Youth title. He had kayoed Cerna in eight rounds in March. Cerna, 23, the GAB No 13 flyweight, has lost his last four, all to unbeaten fighters. WBC No 9 Panomroonglek steadily wears down Indonesian and produces the finish with just 31 seconds to go. Thai being carefully matched since upset stoppage loss to modest Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Hisataka in 2010. Manufoe keeps his 100% record. Twelve fights in Thailand, twelve loses.

 

Georgetown, Guyana: Cruiser: Sean Corbin (15-3) W PTS 12 Wayne Braithwaite (24-6). Light Welter: Clive Atwell (8-0-1) W TKO 12 Prince Lee Isadore (8-2-1). Middle: Edmund DeClou (14-1-1) W PTS 6 Kelsie George (0-5). Fly: Dexter Marques (11-2) W PTS 6 Rudolph Fraser (6-4-1). Probably the end of the road for “Big Truck” as he suffers his second defeat in a row. Fellow Guyanan Corbin was quicker to the punch and found southpaw Braithwaite an east target for his jabs and left hooks. Braithwaite’s timing was off. After four rounds Corbin was in front 39-37 on all three cards. Corbin built on that lead despite losing a point for butting by the end of the eighth. Braithwaite needed a kayo to win. Corbin was not fazed by a big effort from Braithwaite and again racked up the points with his accurate jabs. Scores 116-111 twice and a too close 114-113.  Based in Trinidad and Tobago Corbin, 37, wins the vacant WBC Cabofe title in his first fight since losing in four rounds to Dawid Kostecki in October 2010. Former WBC champion Braithwaite, also 37, was floored three times and kayoed in one round by Shawn Cox in February. Atwell also won a vacant Cabofe title with a late stoppage of Isadore. Atwell used his superior hand speed and movement to establish a good lead. Isadore seemed to be looking to end it with one punch and was not letting his hands go. and being out boxed as a result. By the ninth Isadore was tiring and was looking for breathing space by spitting out his mouth piece. Atwell had been on the brink of a stoppage win on a couple of occasions, but he wrapped it up in the twelfth. The first punch he threw in the round put Isadore down. The Trinidad and Tobago fighter got up, up but absorbed four or five more punches and was not fighting back so the fight was stopped .Atwell; a Guyanan based in Dominica, had won the Guyanese feather title in June, but he was three divisions up at light welter for this one. Isadore had won his last seven fights by KO/TKO, but found Atwell too good for him. DeClou, the Cabofe and Guyanese champion, won a unanimous decision over George and Marques, another Cabofe champion, outpointed Fraser. Both DeClou and Marques already had wins over their opponents on this show.

 

 

 

October 27

 

Tokyo, Japan: Super Feather: Gamaliel Diaz (37-9-2) W PTS 12 Takahiro Ao (23-2-1).  Light: Takashi Miura (23-2-2) W TKO 1 Ryuji Migaki (17-3). Super Bantam: Ryosuke Iwasa (13-1) W PTS 10 David De La Mora (24-3). Mexican veteran Diaz upsets the odds and lifts the WBC super feather title with close unanimous decision over Ao. This was supposed to be a safe defence for Ao, but no one told Diaz. The Mexican edged the early rounds and in the third a clash of heads saw southpaw Ao suffer a cut over his left eyebrow. The referee deducted a point from Diaz under the stupid WBC cut rule, and the cut bothered Ao for the rest of the fight. Diaz was still taking rounds and then losing them to infractions and he was penalised a point again in the fifth for low blows. However, he had his jab working and took the sixth.  Diaz was the more accurate and despite the two deductions he was ahead by a couple of points on two cards and down by the same margin in the third. Over the championship rounds it was Diaz who did the better work and earned the decision and the title. Scores 114-112 twice and 115-111. There were a couple of reasons why it was good to see Diaz win. He had battled on despite being 3-5 in his first eight fights. He had kept faith in himself despite losses to Robert Guerrero (KO 6) for the NABF title, Jorge Linares (KO8, a devastating one punch finish), Humberto Soto (TKO 11) for the interim WBC title and Zolani Marali (PTS 12) for the IBO title. He put together a sequence of 13 wins after that 2009 loss to Marali to climb to No 4 in the WBC ratings. It is also good to see a visitor gets a win anywhere in the world when he deserves it.  The 28-year-old Ao, a former WBC feather champion, was having one of his bad nights. This was his fourth title defence of the title he won by decisioning Vitali Tajbert in 2010, and you can be sure that Diaz will find himself back in Japan for a defence. All over quickly as a left hook from Miura floors Migaki heavily. Migaki gets up but is unable to defend against Miura’s next attack and the fight is stopped after 95 seconds. Southpaw Miura, 28, has 18 wins by KO/TKO. The former Japanese champion and WBA No 9 makes it four wins since a stoppage loss against Takashi Uchiyama for the WBA title in January 2011. Two losses in a row for Migaki, 31, who lost his OPBF title to Nihito Arakawa in February. Although a then unbeaten De La Mora had impressed when losing a very close decision to Koki Kameda for the WBA secondary title in Tokyo in August 2011, he was outclassed in this one. Iwasa, a promising 22-year-old southpaw, won every round as he kept the pressure on and De La Mora was forced to fight on the defensive and just managed to frustrate the attempts by the Japanese champion to end the fight early. Scores 100-90 from all three judges for the WBC No 9 bantam. .Isawa’s only loss was a tenth round stoppage by current WBC bantam champion Shinsuke Yamanaka for the Japanese bantam title in March 2011. De La Mora, 24, was coming off a one-side stoppage loss against Anselmo Moreno for the WBA title in April.

 

Mexico City, Mexico: Super Bantam: Cris Mijares (47-6-2) W TKO 9 Rafael Marquez (41-8). Fly: Edgar Sosa (47-7) W PTS 10 Myung Ho Lee (15-2). Mijares beats Marquez in nine rounds and may have posted the last entry in Marquez’s career. Both fighters got down to business from the first bell and Marquez took the opening round as he got through with rights on southpaw Mijares. A clash of heads in the round saw Mijares emerge with a cut in the middle of his forehead. It was examined by the Doctor but the fight continued. Stupid WBC rule sees Marquez docked a point. Mijares was scoring well with his right jab and showing good defence to blunt the attacks of Marquez. At the end of the fourth Mijares was in front by a point on two cards and Marquez one point in front on the other. Southpaw lefts from Mijares had Marquez showing swellings on both cheeks. Despite the cut hampering his vision Mijares was having the better of the exchanges and was three and two points ahead on two cards with Marquez still a point ahead on the third. Mijares made the scores irrelevant in the ninth. He caught Marquez with a series of lefts which had Marquez pinned to the ropes with his head being snapped one way and then other and the referee made a timey stoppage. Great and convincing win from the 31-year-old Mijares. The former IBF/WBA/WBVC super fly champion has 37 wins by KO/TKO and has won his last eleven fights. Mijares was not in the last WBC ratings as there was talk of him fighting for the WBO title, but now that he has beaten the No 2 in a fight for the WBC USNBC title he will be right up there. Although Marquez said his preparation for the fight had been marred by a bad stomach upset days before the fight at 37 he is obviously not the force he was and hopefully he will retire as he has been in some wars. On the other hand, although this was the third loss in his last five fights the other defeats were in world title fights against Juan Manuel Lopez and Toshiaki Nishioka so he may feel he still has something left. Sosa only just decisions little known Japanese fighter on majority decision. It was the aggression of Sosa against the clever boxing of Lee. Over the first two rounds Sosa had success with shots to the head of Lee, but Lee was also getting through well with his jab. Sosa started the third well but Lee closed the round with a two-punch combination which was enough to give him the round. Over the next three rounds it was again Sosa coming forward and Lee use his jab and movement to make the rounds close, but by the end of the sixth Lee was showing swellings on both cheeks. Sosa was going to the body in the seventh and in the eighth it was Lee on top. Sosa was on the floor in this round but it was ruled a slip. The greater experience of Sosa showed over the last two rounds and took them both. Scores 96-94 twice and 95-95. Sosa deserved to win, but Lee proved a revelation as there was nothing in his record to show he was capable of giving Sosa such a hard night. Former WBC light fly champion Sosa, 33, is No 1 with the WBC and is now looking for a shot at current champion Toshiyuki Igarishi. The 29-year-old Lee had lost a close decision to Rocky Fuentes five weeks ago and even though losing here will be in line for a rating. Over 10,000 attended this show.

 

Verona, USA: Light: Miguel Vazquez (32-3) W PTS 12 Marvin Quintero (25-4).Welter: Luis Abregu (34-1) W TKO 7 Thomas Dulorme (16-1). Light Welter: Karim Mayfield (17-0-1) W PTS 10 Mauricio Herrera (18-3). Cruiser: Eric Fields (21-1) W PTS 6 Kevin Franklin (4-5). Feather: Joel Brunker (24-0) W KO 1 Carlos Fulgencio (19-8-1). Vazquez retains IBF title with split verdict over Quintero. This was very much a boxing match rather than a scrap. Vazquez is not a macho, wild-punching, hell for leather fighter. He is a good technical fighter who is content and capable of boxing on the back foot and threading counters though an opponents defence. There were few highlights in this fight which did not really catch fire until the middle rounds. Quintero was coming forward pressing the action and getting through with some good hooks. Vazquez was content to let Quintero come in and catch him with sharp counters. Many of the rounds were close and how you scored them might be down to whether you give more weight to boxing skills or aggression. At the end Vazquez had retained his title with scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 113-115. Fourth title defence by 25-year-old Vazquez, but not one of his best performances. Southpaw Quintero, also 25, had been kayoed in two rounds by veteran Daniel Attah in 2010 which, together win two earlier inside the distance defeats, put a big question mark over his chin. However, he won four nothing matches and then qualified for the title shot by halting Filipino Al Sabaupan in an eliminator. This result will boost his stock so there will be some good paydays out there for him. I said a week ago that Dulorme was flattered by his WBC No 1 rating, but I did not think I would be proved right so quickly. The talented Dulorme was streets ahead of Abregu in skill so the only way Abregu was going to win this was by a KO/TKO. Over the first couple of rounds Dulorme used those skills to outbox Abregu. In the third Abregu saw an opening and floored Dulorme with a right. Dulorme was badly hurt but saw out the round. Dulorme got back into the groove and was frustrating Abregu with good lateral movement and getting through with fast counters. However, the clock was ticking and in the seventh Abregu exploded a left hook and Dulorme was on the floor again. He made it to his feet but his legs were wobbling and his corner threw in the towel. Argentinian Abregu, 28, makes it 28 wins by KO/TKO. After losing on points to Tim Bradley in July 2010, Abregu took 11 months out of the ring. He had scored four kayos and won the South American title. He was No 11 with the WBC, but that will change now. Dulorme is still a young (22), and talented fighter, so this is not the end of the road for him but just a speed bump that he can learn from. Mayfield wins unanimous decision over Herrera in a tough scrap. In this one it was the aggression and harder punching of “Hard Hitta” Mayfield against the busier and better boxing of Herrera. There was never much between them in any round but the rights from Mayfield were more eye catching than the fast jabs thrown by Herrera. A left hook from Herrera opened a cut under the right eye of Mayfield in the fifth, but it was never a factor in the fight. Scores 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. The 31-year-old Mayfield has wins over Steve Forbes and Patrick Lopez with the draw being of the technical variety. He retains the NABO title and wins a NABF eliminator. Herrera, 32, has a great chin but is not a puncher. The chin kept him in the fight, but the lack of a punch was a big factor in his defeat. He has wins over Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Dallas. “Danger” Fields does not quite live up to his nickname but gets six rounds of work and a wide points victory. Scores 60-54 twice and 59-55. After eleven wins a stoppage loss to then unfancied Ola Afolabi sent him to the boxing boondocks. Now, at 30, after ten wins over the usual backwoods circuit, he needs to move up the quality of his opposition. Australian Brunker, WBO No 3, wastes no time in his US debut. A left to the body puts Fulgencio down and he is counted out. All over in 100 seconds. The former undefeated Australian champion has 14 wins by KO/TKO. Dominican Fulgencio now has four losses in a row, but all to very good opposition.

 

El Paso, USA: Super Bantam: Alejandro Lopez (24-2) W PTS 12 Takalani Ndlovu (33-7). Middle: Matt Korobov (18-0) W PTS 8 Milton Nunez (24-6-1). Light Middle: Glen Tapia (16-0) W PTS 8 Dashon Johnson (13-8-3). Welter: Brad Solomon (19-0) W PTS 8 Yoryi Estrella (10-9-2).Light Middle: Abraham Han (18-0) W KO 1 Arsenio Terrazas (9-3).  Lopez wins controversial and hotly disputed decision over Ndlovu in IBF eliminator. Ndlovu took the first round with his more accurate punching, but Lopez took the next two as he scored well to the head and body of the former IBF champion. Ndlovu was back in control in the fourth with Lopez under pressure for most of the round. In the fifth a clash of heads (or a deliberate butt by Lopez as some saw it, but the important thing was that the referee did not take a point from Lopez) put Ndlovu off his game plan for a while. He was back on track in the sixth and had Lopez badly hurt with the Mexican desperately holding and wrestling, to survive the round. The referee took a point from Lopez because of those tactics. Ndlovu scored heavily in the seventh and eighth. He looked to have scored a knockdown at the end of the eighth, but to the fury of the South African’s corner, it was ruled a slip by the referee. Lopez was going to the body in the ninth and Ndlovu was the one under pressure and another butt/accidental clash of heads started a swelling by the left eye of Ndlovu. This was hampering his vision and Lopez was able to get through with his right more often. Over the last two rounds both were tired but trying to up the flow of punches to swing the decision, and it was Ndlovu who looked to have the edge. The judges did not think so and they gave the fight to Lopez on scores of 116-111 twice and 117-110. The pro-Mexican crowed booed the verdict and fired some missile into the ring in protest. Ndlovu’s promoter has said he will lodge a protest with the IBF and criticized the system which allowed the local Commission to appoint the judges. Lopez, 25, is now the mandatory challenger to Jeff Mathebula. After losing a four round fight against Aaron Garcia in February 2011, Lopez put himself into the IBF ratings with a win over Teon Kennedy in August 2011. Ndlovu, 34, seems to attract controversial decisions with four of his last eight fights being decided on split decisions. One of those split decisions cost him his IBF title against fellow South Africa Jeff Mathebula, but this is a fight that should have been a unanimous decision-for Ndlovu. Former double World Amateur champion Korobov came back with a win but needs to do more if he is to break through. In his first fight in over eleven months Korobov had too much class and solid technique for Colombian Nunez and won every round. Scores 80-72. The problem is that Korobov wins clearly but does so with poise and precision but without flair. He needed eleven fights to win the two World Championships in 2005 and 2007, but he won nine of those inside the distance against the best amateurs in the world. As a pro he has won ten fights by KO/TKO against modest opposition and his career has stalled. Nunez, 25, is a typical example. He was 3-4 going in and although the Colombian took Deandre Latimore to a majority decision he had lost inside a round to Gennady Golovkin and Hugo Kasperski and had lasted only 90 seconds against Jorge Melendez in his last fight in August. Prospect Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia, a former sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, recorded another win as he was just too slick and classy for “Fly Boy” Johnson. The first four rounds were fairly even with Johnson just plowing straight ahead and having some success, and Tapia picking up points with his faster hand speed and a sharp jab. From the fifth it was Tapia’s fight. He had the edge in height and reach and caught Johnson with jab and counters and shook Johnson badly with a right late in the round. Johnson was badly hurt and it looked as though 24-year-old Tapia was going get a stoppage, but Johnson, 24, was saved by the bell. Tapia stuck to his boxing over the last three rounds with Johnson not being able to take Tapia out of stride. Scores 79-73 twice and 78-74. Tapia, a World Cadet bronze medal winner, looks a good prospect. Not so good for Johnson who lost for the third time in a row. Nearly a disastrous return to the ring for former WBA No 1 Solomon. May have been ring rust but the previously so classy Solomon had to drag himself off the floor twice in the first round to beat Dominican Estrella. It then took him a couple of rounds to get his act together and start dominating the fight with his superior skills and speed whilst still avoiding the bombs from Estrella. Scores 77-73 twice and 77-75. Only the second fight for Solomon since he beat Demetrius Hopkins in March 2011. Before that he had scored wins over Ray Robinson, Damian Frias, Kenny Galarza and Pablo Vasquez. His WBA No 1 spot flattered him, but he was certainly a great prospect. As an amateur he won the National Golden Gloves in 2005 (beating Demetrius Andrade), 2006 (beating Mike Dallas) and 2007 (beating Jesses Vargas) and also scored a win over Danny Garcia. Now seven losses and a draw in his last eight fights for 32-year-old Estrella. “Abie” Han gets it over quickly. Just past the 2min mark a right from Han sent Terrazas down. The Mexican hit the canvas hard and the referee dispensed with the count. Han, 28, a top amateur who competed at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic trials, needed a kayo after having to go the distance for his wins in four of his last five fights. Terrazas had been trying to rebuild after stoppage losses to Rogelio Medina and Alfonso Mosquera in 2011.

 

Padua, Italy: Super Feather: Devis Boschiero (32-1-1) W PTS 12 Antonio De Vitis (25-3-1,1ND). Cruiser: Mirko Larghetti (17-0) W KO 3 Toni Visic (5-6-1). Light: Luca Giacon (21-0) W TKO 4 Jevgenijs Krillovs (12-16-1). Boschiero, perhaps the most accomplished boxer in Italy right now, retains European title in his first defence. The decision was wide and unanimous, but that does not reflect the part played by De Vitis. The challenger was pressing the action forcing Boschiero to remain focused in every round and use all of his skills. In a fast-paced fight 31-year-old Boschiero was deflecting the attacks of De Vitis and countering with hard rights. On a couple of occasions those rights had De Vitis shaken and in the eleventh Boschiero almost forced the finish. However, De Vitis showed strength and good conditioning and was still there at the bell. Scores 119-111 from all three judges. In November WBC No 3 Boschiero dropped a very controversial decision against Takahiro Ao in a challenge for the WBC title. Now he is looking toward the new champion Gamaliel Diaz. Former Italian champion De Vitis, 33, the EBU No 3, had already lost in previous challenges for the EBU and EU titles. Poor Boschiero. When he got to the ring he realized he did not have his protector on. They had to get it from the dressing room and cover his modesty with towels while he fitted it. Larghetti, 30, remains unbeaten with a third round kayo of Croatian Visic. The EBU No 19 has ten wins by KO/TKO. Visic had upset the odds by winning the WBC Youth Intercontinental title with as victory over unbeaten Belgian Herve Hubeaux two weeks ago. Typical Giacon performance as the speed, variety and power of his punching is too much for Latvian with the fight being stopped half way through the fourth. Now 19 wins by KO/TKO for Spanish-born “Black Mamba”. He is to meet Emiliano Marsilli (25-0-1) for the vacant European title. A real test for both fighters. Only fourth loss by KO/TKO for normally durable Kirillovs.

 

Chetumal, Mexico: Super Feather: Sergio Thompson (25-2) W KO 5 Luis A Juarez (16-6-2). Light Welter: Roberto Ortiz (27-0-1) W PTS 12 Jhean Aparicio Romero (24-5). Bantam: Tomoki Kameda (24-0) W TKO 5 Javier Franco (21-10-1). Light: Jorge Romero (24-4) W KO 5 Juan Pablo Sanchez (22-11,1ND). Light: Robert Manzanarez (21-0) W TKO 1 Pedro Garcia (11-12). Bantam: Cesar Seda (23-1) W PTS 10 Luis May (11-6). Easy win for WBC No 1 Thompson as he retains his WBC International Silver title. The 28-year-old local fighter hurt his Argentinian challenger with body punches in the first and it was obvious this fight was not going the distance. It was more of the same in the second as Juarez was already in survival mode. An overhand right from Thompson had Juarez badly shaken in the third and the Argentinian spent most of the fourth on the ropes and under pressure. In the fifth a left to the chin put Juarez down. He got up but was floored twice more and the fight was stopped. Now 23 wins by KO/TKO for Thompson who is another looking for a shot at new champion Gamaliel Diaz. First loss inside the distance for 30-year-old Juarez who was coming off a points loss to Fernando Saucedo in April. Ortiz makes successful sixth defence of his WBC Silver title despite a bad cut. Fellow Mexican Romero shows good movement and a sound defence, and too much guts, and gets a solid beating in every round. Ortiz was getting through with heavy rights over the first three rounds although a couple of rights from Romero did bring blood from the nose of Ortiz in the third. The pace slowed a little as Ortiz seemed to be looking fore the one punch finish and his work rate dropped. In the seventh a clash of heads opens a cut over the right eye of Ortiz. The referee had the cut examined in the eighth but the Doctor let the fight continue. With the cut worsening and affecting his vision Ortiz threw everything at Romero but could not put him away. Romero was down in the tenth but from a slip and he gutted it out to the finish. Scores 120-107, 120-108 119-108. “Massa” Ortiz 26, the WBC No 5, needs a win over a rated fighter if he is to get into the big paydays. Romero had won his last four fights and taken Gamaliel Diaz the distance in February with one judge scoring it very close at 96-94. “Mexicanito” Kameda hits too hard for Mexican Franco. The unbeaten Japanese fighter warms up with some body shots in the first and was forcing Franco to box on the retreat and punishing him with sharp hooks. In the fourth a right shakes Franco and he goes down on one knee. He gets up and is still there at the bell. In the fifth Franco is on the ropes and being battered with punches from both hands when the referee stops the fight. WBC Silver champion Tomoki, at 21 the youngest of the Kameda brothers, has 16 wins by KO/TKO and is rated WBC 3/WBA 4 and may get a title fight in 2013. Franco, 21, is now 2-4 in his last six with all four losses by way of KO/TKO, but the opposition has all been world rated. Puerto Rican Seda has to climb off the floor to beat May. A right to the jaw put Seda down in the first. He was up and took the eight count and saw out the round. Seda got into the fight in the second and set the pattern for the rest of the fight. He had May rocking and almost registered a knockdown. From then on the hand speed and better southpaw skills of Seda saw May bravely soaking up punishment for the remaining rounds. Seda, 26, gets wide unanimous decision and makes it three wins since losing to Omar Narvaez for the WBO super fly title in April 2011.Some consistent rating for a change as the IBF, WBA and WBC all have him at No 8. Mexican May had won his last five including a good win over Faustino Cupul. “Koky” Romero wins vacant WBC Silver title with stoppage of “Lizard” Sanchez. Romero was taller, had a longer reach, and more power so Sanchez was on the back foot from the start. Sanchez was trying to fire back but Romero just kept the pressure on wearing the smaller man down. In the fifth a series of hard shots from Romero had Sanchez out on his feet and the referee thankfully stopped the fight before Sanchez suffered real harm. Since stoppage defeats by Danny Garcia and Pablo Cano the 22-year-old Romero has won seven in a row, the last six inside the distance, with former WBC feather champion Rodolfo Lopez a four round victim in July. Sanchez, 24, had won 6 of his last seven. A brutal kayo sees 17-year-old Manzanarez make it 17 wins by KO/TKO. A right to the chin flattened Garcia who was shaking and in a distressed condition whilst down and the referee quickly called in the medical help. He recovered to leave the ring on his own feet. All over in 72 seconds. Manzanarez, who turned pro at 15, has won his last eight by KO/TKO. Garcia no real test as he has lost 10 of his last 11 fights.

 

Kiev, Ukraine: Cruiser: Dmytro Kucher (19-0) W TKO 2 Steve Herelius (21-3-1). Light Welter: Viktor Postol (20-0) W PTS 12 DeMarcus Corley (39-20-1). Big win for Kucher as he knocks Herelius out-of the ring. In the first Miami-based Frenchman Herelius made the stupid mistake of dropping his hands to adjust his trunks when Kucher was within punching distance. The Ukrainian needed no invitation he let go with both hands to the head of the Frenchman who was badly hurt and only just survived to the bell. Helenius had not really recovered by the second and when Kucher again saw an opening he landed a left-right combination that sent Herelius out of the ring, off the ring apron and onto the officials table. Under the rules the referee gave Herelius a 20 second count to get back into the ring unaided but the Frenchman was unable to beat that count. Kucher, 28, retains his WBC International Silver title and again shows the punching power which has brought him 15 wins by KO/TKO. Southpaw Helenius, 36, won the interim WBA title with a win over Firat Arslan in 2010, but lost it to Yoan Pablo Hernandez on a seventh round kayo in his last fight in February. Local boxer Postol widely outpointed “Chop Chop” Corley in a competitive fight. Postol, a well schooled, technical boxer, was just too quick, too precise and too busy for far more experienced former WBO champion. Postol used a very good left jab with which he sometimes double-up or even tripled. However the light punching local was never able to put the Corley in any trouble. Southpaw Corley was always dangerous with wide right swings which probably earned him the points in the sixth and ninth rounds, but Postol was never really in trouble. Scores 118-110 twice and 117-112. The lanky Postol, 28, WBC No 14, is a good boxer but with no real punching power and may find it difficult against the top guys. At 38 Corley can still drag up a good performance as he showed in beating Gabe Bracero and Paul McCloskey. Those wins earned Corley ratings, WBC 12/WBA 13, but it maybe show his mindset that, rather than look for a big fight to capitalise on those wins, he takes on the sort of fight that former champions only take when their career has run out of steam.

 

San Antonio, USA: Feather: Rocky Juarez (29-10-1) W KO 8 Antonio Escalante (28-4). Juarez revives his flagging career with a win over Escalante. Juarez changed his usual tactics over the first couple of rounds boxing on the outside and letting Escalante come forward. That changed in the third when a right hook followed by a straight left put Escalante down. The Mexican was still badly shaken when he got up, but lasted to the bell. The trading was pretty even until late in the fifth when a right had Escalante hurt again and he was saved by a respite given after a low blow from Juarez. Escalante fought his way back into the fight in the sixth, but after a promising opening to the seventh Juarez was on top and getting through. A barrage of punches in the eighth sent Escalante down on one knee and he was counted out. A badly needed win for Juarez after six losses in a row. The 32-year-old Texan has failed in five world title shots, coming close in two with a split decision loss to Marco Antonio Barrera and a draw with Chris John, so he will be hoping to get it right if he gets sixth shot. Escalante had put his career back together after inside the distance losses to Daniel Ponce De Leon and Alejandro Perez, but it is back to the drawing board for the 27-year-old Mexican.


Mandaue City, Philippines: Light Fly: Jerson Mancio (16-3-3) W KO 1 Nikong Calamba (5-10-1). Super Bantam: Jimmy Paypa (10-2) W TKO 8 Eric Barcelona (52-22-5). GAB champ Mancio disposes off Calamba in 62 seconds. A volley of hooks dumped Calamba down in a corner and the referee tolled out the ten. “Smooth Operator “Mancio has seven wins by KO/TKO. He was coming off two losses in Japan, one for the OPBF title. Now 8 losses in his last 9 fights for Calamba. Paypa gets important win as exhausted Barcelona retires at the end of the eighth. The 19-year-old southpaw was taking a big step upward in the quality of his opposition but his youth prevailed in a tough scrap. After a messy end of the eighth which had both fighters tumbling to the canvas from throws rather than blows, Barcelona just decided he could not go on. After a couple of early losses Paypa has won eight in a row. At 31, and after 79 fights the 31-year-old Barcelona, also a southpaw just may be nearing the end of the road.

 

Santa Cruz, Canary Isles: Cruiser: Ibrahim Lopez (7-0) W KO 8 Luis Rodriguez (7-2). Bantam: Ivan Ruiz (7-1-1) W KO 1 Lahcene Zemmouri (19-16-1). Lopez wins vacant Spanish title. The home town fighter had to climb off the floor in the second round. He then took control and a volley of punches put a tiring Rodriguez down in the eighth and he failed to beat the count. Lopez has won his last five by KO/TKO. Two losses in a row for Rodriguez after losing to Levan Jomardashvili in June. Ruiz shows unexpected punch power as a right puts 42-year-old Algerian-born Zemmouri down and out. Ruiz wins vacant WBC Latino title. Zemmouri, a former EU flyweight and Spanish super fly champion, has lost 7 of his last 8 fights.

 

Shakopee, USA: Feather: Ismail Muwendo (11-0) W TKO 2 Leon Bobo (18-10-1). Ugandan “Sharp Shooter” Muwendo halts experienced Bobo in two rounds. Bobo used his experience to stay out of trouble in the first but that only delayed the inevitable. In the second Muwendo twice put Bobo down with body punches to make it nine wins by KO/TKO. The 28-year-old retains his US Mid American title. He represented Uganda at the 2007 World Championships. Southpaw Bobo, 34, was having his first fight since November and has now lost his last eight fights.

 

New York, USA: Welter: Sadam Ali (16-0) W KO 2 Ronnie Warrior Jr (13-7-1).

Cruiser: Santander Silgado (23-0) W PTS 8 Joell Godfrey (15-9-1). Ali marches on as he destroys Warrior Jr in two rounds. Ali took the measure of Warrior in the first then finished it in the second as a two-punch combination put Warrior down. Warrior was up but badly hurt. When a right put him down for the second time the referee waived it over. “World Kid” Ali, 24, who is part of a partnership which promotes his fights, has ten wins by KO/TKO. Born in the USA he has roots in Yemeni and was inspired to take yup boxing by the career of Naseem Hamed. As an amateur he was a double National Golden Gloves champion and represented the USA at the World Junior and World Senior championships and the 2008 Olympics. The 35-year-old southpaw Warrior was to have boxed in a support, but when some matches fell apart he was upped to the main event and out of his class. Six losses in a row for Warrior. His dad, Ron Lee, fought Julian Jackson, Luigi Minchillo, Nicky Wilshire, Glen McCrory and Fabrice Tiozzo but retired in 1993 after losing ten fights in a row. Colombian “Sugar” Salgado, 27, extends his winning streak with a repeat decision over substitute Godfrey and retains WBC Fecarbox title for the third time. The WBC No 9/WBA No 10 takes the verdict on scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74. Godfrey kept his record of never losing inside the distance intact.

 

Caracas, Venezuela: Middle: Juan Cabrera (20-0) W PTS 9 Idiozan Matos (19-16). Light Heavy: Marcus Oliveira (24-1) W TKO 1 Ricky Torrez (18-6-1). Super Middle: Gusmyr Perdomo (19-3) W TKO 2 Dario Matorras (15-3). Light Welter: Patrick Lopez (21-5) W TKO 4 Eugenio Lopez (27-22-1). This card was nearly scuppered when the main event between Liborio Solis and Jose Cabrera fell through on the night. Solis reckoned he was not going to fight as he had not been paid. A man after my own heart. In the fights that did go ahead all had predictable outcomes. Dominican Cabrera easily outscored Brazilian Matos to win the vacant WBA Fedebol title. The 33-year-old WBA No 15 won on scores of 90-81 twice and 89-83. With just one fight in 2010 and one in 2011 Cabrera needs to become serious about his career. Brazilian and South American champion Matos usually loses inside the distance (13 times so far) so he did better than expected. Yank Oliveira overwhelmed Bolivian Torrez in just over two minutes to win the WBA Fedebol title. First fight in nine months for the 33-year-old who has never really cashed-in on his two round kayo of Otis Griffin. The WBA No 12/ WBC 15 has 19 wins by KO/TKO. Torrez consistent, all six of his losses have come by way of KO/TKO. Former WBA title challenger Perdomo halts late substitute Matorras in two rounds. The 36-year-old southpaw finished it with a body shot. The Venezuelan’s losses have been on razor thin decisions to Mario Veit and Dmitri Sartison in non-title fights and a fourth round stoppage by Mikkel Kessler for the WBA title in 2009. Argentinian Matorras is now 3-3 in his last six, but all three losses by KO/TKO. Once a good prospect, Lopez has gone home to start again. In his first fight for a year he also wins a vacant WBA Fedebol title with stoppage of his Mexican namesake. “El Elegante”, 34, suffered successive losses to Tim Coleman, Henry Lundy and Karim Mayfield. Mexican Lopez had won five in a row, but his 14 losses by KO/TKO tell their own tale.

 

Maipu, Argentina: Light Welter: Gumersindo Carrasco (17-1,1ND) W TKO 1 Daniel Dorrego (31-5-1,1ND). Carrasco bounces back from loss to Brit Lee Purdy with destruction of Dorrego. Carrasco shakes Dorrego with a right to the chin which sent Dorrego back on his heels. Carrasco followed-up with another right and a left hook glanced Dorrego as he was going down. Dorrego spat out his gum shield to get more recovery time, but it did him no good. A right cross ands a straight left put Dorrego down hard and the referee dispensed with the count. The 25-year-old Carrasco wins vacant WBC Latino title and goes to 14 wins by KO/TKO, but the loss to Purdy showed his limitations. The FAB No 3 does not seem happy when faced with a Brit as he lost to Bradley Saunders in the 2007 World Championships. Third loss inside the distance in his last four fights for 31-year-old Dorrego.

 

Sankt Ingbert, Germany: Super Middle: Juergen Doberstein (13-1-1) W TKO 6 Mike Nieroda (9-2). Doberstein wins vacant IBF Youth title with stoppage of Nieroda. It looked like an early night when Doberman floored Nieroda early in the first. The Pole managed to get to his feet and survive. He was in the wars again in the second as a clash of heads left him with a bad cut. The Pole almost pulled out the win in the third as he had Doberstein stunned with hard shots from both hands. Doberstein got back into the fight in the fifth and in the sixth Nieroda's cut was too bad and the fight was stopped. Kazak-born Doberstein, 23, is now unbeaten in his last nine fights. Pole Nieroda, 22, had won his last six fights.

 

 

 

October 28

 

Paranque City, Philippines: Super Bantam: Jhunriel Ramonal (12-5-3) TEC DRAW 2 Sylvester Lopez (19-4-2). Disappointing ending to much anticipated Philippines title fight. Ramonal got a great start flooring Lopez in the first. However, in the second a clash of heads saw both fighters emerge with bad cuts and the fight is stopped and Ramonal is still GAB champion. Technical draws are a way of life for Ramonal; this is his fourth in his last seven fights.

 

Additional Commonwealth Fights: All Commonwealth apart from Sam Hill

October 26

Tanga, Tanzania: Bantam: Haji Juma (9-3-5 W TKO 3 Bakari Shendekwa (1-2).Super Feather: Jumanne Mohamed (7-2-1) TEC DRAW 1 Hamis Mwakinyo (5-2-1). Super Bantam: Jay Jay Ngotike (6-0) W TKO 2 Hemed Kangeta (0-1).

Juma climbs odd floor to win Tanzanian Pugilistic Syndicate title (TPS). Mohammed vs Mwakinco TPS title remains vacant after technical draw. Ngotike wins vacant TPS title.

 

Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania: Feather: Mohammed Matumla (9-0-3) W TKO 5 Imani Awami (0-1).

 

October 27

East London, South Africa : Super Fly: Minyakhe Sityatha (9-1) W PTS 12 Evans Mbamba (18-3). Straw: Lwandile Sityatha (10-2) W PTS 8 Xola Sifama (10-5-1). Fly: Jackson Chauke (10-0-1) W TKO 2 Vuyisile Rangxa (2-7). Minyakhe Sityatha retains South African title Scores 116-113, 114-113 and 114-114.

 

Accra Ghana: Bantam: Isaac Owusu (14-3) W KO 10 John Oblitey Commey (5-6). Bantam: Isaac Netty (21-8-1) W KO 2 Rashid Musu (0-8). Light Middle: Obodai Sai (20-1) W TKO 3 Affah Sackey (0-10). Welter: Isaac Sowah (13-5) W TKO 4 Joe Coffie (1-8). Super Feather: Joseph Laryea (15-8) W TKO 3 Leo Okoe (1-9). Owusu wins vacant Ghanaian title.

 

Auckland, New Zealand: Super Middle: Gunnar Jackson (14-3-3) DREW 10 Adrian Taihia(8-1-1). For Vacant NZPBA title.

 

Shakopee, USA: Cruiser: Olanrewaju Durodola (10-1) W TKO 1 Sam Hill (17-12-1).