Weekly Report

January 29 - February 1 2014

January 29 

Brisbane, Australia: Middle: Anthony Mundine (46-5) W PTS 12 Gunnar Jackson (18-5-3). Super Middle: Renold Quinlan (7-0) W PTS 8 Joel Casey (15-12-3). Heavy: David Aloua (10-1) W TKO 5 Junior Maletino Iakopo (1-12-2). Super Feather: Billel Dib (12-1) W PTS 6 Igor Tsujev (3-7). Light Middle: Cameron Hammond (7-0) W PTS 4 Pramool Boonpok (0-1). Light: Bilal Akkaway (9-0) W TKO 4 Jody Allen (2-13).

Mundine vs. Jackson

Easy win for Mundine against a game but outclassed late substitute. Mundine was to have fought Carson Jones but the American pulled-out with flu. When that fell though Billy Lyell was next choice but when he failed to sign the contract in time panic ensued with New Zealander Jackson taking the fight at just one weeks notice. Jackson started brightly taking the fight to Mundine and scoring with some good hooks and uppercuts. However. Mundine was taller, had a longer reach, superior conditioning and talent. From the second it was a one-sided fight with Mundine scoring with long jabs and body shots. Over the closing rounds Jackson shut up shop and hid behind a high guard. Mundine tried for a finish with hard hooks to the body but never looked like stopping Jackson. Scores 100-90 from all three judges. “The Man” Mundine, 38 still talks about his hopes for a big fight in the USA but it does not now seem likely. The controversial Australian even mused about running for Prime Minister-not likely either. Before the fight Jackson, 27, had limited his ambition to going the distance and achieved that. The 8-1 outsider, the NZ and WBO Orient middleweight champion, made for some good copy as he works digging ditches and his parents named him Gunnar in honour of a race horse. He did well as he was not in training and only had a few days preparation

Quinlan vs. Casey

ANBF No 6 Quinlan remains unbeaten with a unanimous points decision over veteran Casey. Scores 78-74 twice and 79-74. The 24-yeare-old Quinlan turned pro at 19 but was inactive for 30 months before returning last year, since when he has had four wins including outpointing Joseph Kwadjo. Both Casey and Kwadjo have been world rated in the past. “Two Gunz” Casey, 30, has lost 4 of his last 5 fights.

Aloua vs. Iakopo

Aussie-based New Zealander Aloua halted perennial loser Iakopo in five. Aloua’s only loss was on points against Australian cruiser champion Daniel Ammann in January last year. He has scored two wins since then. Iakopo, 38, also a New Zealander, loses inside the distance for the fourth time.

Dib vs. Tsujev

Former undefeated Australian champion Dib easily outboxes Estonian Tsujev. The 24-year-old “baby Face” is the younger brother of Billy Dib. He has reversed his sole loss with a stoppage win. Scores 60-55 twice and 60-54. Tsujev, 31, is a survivor with only one loss by KO/TKO but is 2-7 in his last 9 fights

Hammond vs. Boonpok

“The Hammer” Hammond outpoints tough Thai novice winning every round. Scores 60-54. The 24-year-old 5’10 ½” (179cm) ANBF No 5 is a member of Ricky Hatton’s team. As an amateur he was Australian Junior champion, 3 times Senior champion, won a gold medal at the Oceania Games and competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 Olympics.

Akkaway vs. Allen

Poor matching sees unbeaten Akkaway halt Allen in four rounds. Eight wins by KO/TKO for Akkaway. New Zealander Allen, 46, has lost 12 in a row,

 

January 30

 

New York, NY, USA; Light Middle: Luis Collazo (35-5) W KO 2 Victor Ortiz (29-5-2). Light Middle: Eddie Gomez (16-0) W PTS 10 Daquan Arnett (11-1). Super Feather: Gary Russell (24-0 W TKO 4 Miguel Tamayo (15-8-2). Feather: Emanuel Gonzalez (14-0) W PTS 8 Victor Sanchez (5-8-2). Super Bantam: Rafael Vazquez (11-1) W TKO 1 Brad Patraw (10-7). Light Heavy: Marcus Browne (9-0) W PTS 6 Kentrell Claiborne (4-9).

Collazo vs. Ortiz

Collazo upsets the odds by knocking out the guy who was supposed to be the banger in this fight. Ortiz came out fast in the first and was the aggressor against the cooler boxing of Collazo. Ortiz tried the same tactics in the second but Collazo was boxing well and finding openings in the wider punches of Ortiz. Close to the end of the round Collazo nailed Ortiz with a solid southpaw right uppercut. It was strong enough to put Ortiz down but a flurry of punches helped him on his way. He made no real effort to beat the count and the referee tolled off the ten. Collazo, 32, certainly puts himself in the picture for some good paydays. The former WBA welter champion makes it 18 wins by KO/TKO. After losing his WBA title to Ricky Hatton in 2006 Collazo made a habit of losing the big fights being beaten by Shane Mosley for the inter WBC welter title, Andre Berto for the full WBC title and being floored and losing a unanimous verdict to Freddy Hernandez in October 2011. He took a year out to regroup and had scored wins over Steve Upsher Chambers, Miguel Callist and Alan Sanchez. Naturally there are assumptions that the third loss inside the distance for Ortiz, particularly following his fractured jaw against Josesito Lopez in his last fight in June last year, will spell the end, but Ortiz was not confirming this post fight. A bad way to celebrate his 27th birthday which fell on the day after the fight.

Gomez vs. Daquan

A good fight between two unbeaten prospects was deservedly won by Gomez. After a feel-out first round he was just that bit quicker and stronger than Arnett. In the third Arnett showed some quality touches and got into the fight behind a fast, accurate jab. Gomez was back in charge in the next three rounds but with Arnett making them close rounds. Gomez then started to go to the body and it paid dividends. Late in the seventh a left hook to the body put Arnett down but he got up and was still there at the bell. Arnett staged a recovery in the eighth and ninth, but Gomez took the last. Scores 97-92 twice which looked about right and 98-91 which was unfair on Arnett. First ten round fight for Gomez, 21, the “Eboy “ from the Bronx has wins over Luis Hernandez and Steve Upsher Chambers and this is another useful scalp. Floridian Arnett, also 21, a former US Juniors silver medallist who lost to Jesse Hart in the semi-finals of the 2010 US Championships, showed good talent and can certainly come again.

Russell vs. Tamayo

Russell took the first round off but came alive in the second. After that it was one-way traffic with the former Olympian scoring with hard shots from both hands with Tamayo lacking the skill or speed to be competitive. In the fourth a hard right put Tamayo down and out. First fight for the 25-year-old southpaw in over 5 months and bit of rust showed. With just two fights in 2012 and two in 2013 Russell needs to be more active. He has wins over Chris Perez (23-2), Roberto Castaneda (20-2-1) and Vyacheslav Gusev (20-2), but is flattered by his No 3 featherweight rating from the WBA and WBC. Mexican Tamayo, also a southpaw, now has 6 losses by KO/TKO. At least he is getting away from Puerto Ricans which must be a relief after successive losses to McWilliams Arroyo, Cesar Seda and Jon Oquendo.

Gonzalez vs. Sanchez

Gonzalez made it two for the Bronx as he outpointed Texan southpaw Sanchez. Gonzalez dominated the first six rounds but then seemed to run out of energy. He lost a point for holding in the seventh and looked tired by the end. Scores 80-72 from all three judges. The 26-year-old former 2008 NGG bronze medallist won 7 of his first 8 fights by KO/TKO but has had to go the distance in his last six fights. This was his second eight round fight. Only one win in his last five fights for 21-year-old Sanchez but he has been matched with unbeaten prospects such as Joel Diaz and Toka Khan Clary in that sequence.

Vazquez vs. Patraw

Brooklyn-based Puerto Rican Vazquez took only 80 seconds to dispose of “Bad” Patraw. That makes it 8 wins by KO/TKO for “Dynamite”. He showed courage in going ahead with his September fight with Leon Moore as his wife was diagnosed with cancer the day before the fight. He went on to beat world rated Moore on a ninth round kayo in a fight that took 100 minutes to complete due to continuous problems with the ring ropes. At 36 I guess he can’t really be called a prospect. Second first round defeat in his last three fights for Patraw.

Browne vs. Claiborne

Easy win for Olympian Browne. He wins every round and had Claiborne rocking on occasion, but just could not put the Texan away. After running up less than 19 rounds of fighting in his first 8 fights at least 23-year-old Browne got some ring time. Three losses in a row for Claiborne who was not expected to go the six rounds.

 

Rillieux La Pape, France: Heavy: Newfel Ouatah (12-0) W KO 4 Gregory Tony (20-5). Super bantam: Amor Belahdj Ali (13-2-1) W PTS 10 Faycal Messaoudene (5-19-1).

Ouatah vs. Gregory

Big win for Ouatah in this fight for the vacant French title as he kayos experienced Tony. On paper it looked to be a close match, but Ouatah blew Tony away in the fourth round. Ouatah had looked slightly sharper over the first three rounds, scoring well with body punches to build a lead, but there was no sign of what was to come. In the fourth a tremendous uppercut shook Tony to his boots and a left to the body put him down and out. The 28-year-old 6’6 ½” (200cm) Ouatah makes it 8 wins by KO/TKO and regains the French title. Ouatah competed for France at the 2004 World Junior Championships but for Algeria at the 2008 Olympics. He was twice French amateur champion and is EU No 13. The 6’5” Tony, 35, another former French champion, loses by KO/TKO for the fourth time. Robert Helenius halted him, Mike Perez halted him in 54 second in the 2011 Prizefighter and he lost a controversial stoppage, retiring with an arm injury, against Richard Towers in June 2012. He will probably go back to competing at kick boxing.

Ali vs. Messaoudene

Ali wins the vacant French title with a unanimous decision over Messaoudene. The 27-year-old local southpaw’s only losses are to still unbeaten Ali Hallab (Ali and Hallab drew in their first fight) and to Spaniard Sergio Prado for the vacant EU title in June. Messaoudene, 30, is 2-10 in his last 12 fights including inside the distance losses to Scott Quigg and Willie Casey.

 

January 31

 

West Orange, NJ, USA: Light Heavy: Blake Caparello (19-0-1) W PTS 10 Elvir Muriqi (40-6). Super Bantam: Luis Rosa (16-0) W PTS 8  Jorge Diaz (17-3). Welter: Dusty Hernandez Harrison (20-0) W PTS 8 Tim Witherspoon Jr. (10-4-1). Light Middle: Cecil McCalla (17-0) W PTS 6 Eric Mitchell (23-11-1). Light Welter: Mike Faragon (19-0) W KO 1 Ivan Zavala (6-5-1). Light Welter: Louis Cruz (6-0) W TKO 1 Jose Santiago (3-5).

Caparello vs. Muriqi

Caparello had the skill and used his educated right jab to control every round against veteran Muriqi. The pattern was set from the start with Caparello sticking to the jab, keeping Muriqi on the outside and throwing lefts down the pipe to maintain punching space. Muriqi tried hard but just could not get by the jab or cause Caparello any real problems. The Aussie did not light any fires, he is not a heavy puncher, but he won clearly. Scores 98-92 twice and 100-90. The 27-year-old Caparello, the former undefeated IBO champion, is unrated by the sanctioning bodies but this, his second win in the USA, may get their attention. “Kosovo Kid” Muriqi lost a majority decision to Antonio Tarver for the IBO title in 2007 and to Clinton Woods in an IBF eliminator in 2009, but this was only his second fight since December 2011. He announced his retirement after the fight

Rosa vs. Diaz

Very much a case of a competitive fight on paper turning out differently. Rosa was the dominator from the start and the harder puncher. After a couple of rounds where Rosa had the edge he exploded a left hook/right combination in the third which put Diaz down. Diaz survived but in the next round suffered a bad knockdown as he was nailed with a right. Once again he got back on his feet but was never in the fight again. Rosa won a wide unanimous decision on scores of 80-70, 79-71 and 78-72. Twenty-two-year-old New Haven-based Puerto Rican Rosa was stepping up in class but it did not look like it. He was a US national Amateur Championships runner-up, losing to Jesse Magdaleno in the final. The New Jersey 26-year-old has a win over IBF title challenger Alejandro Lopez but has lost to Teon Kennedy and in his last fight in June 2013 to Yenifel Vicente. He is a former US Junior Champion and NGG silver medallist. Diaz had some excuse as his mind may have been on his wife who was in labour and delivered the baby on the night of the fight, Diaz had to go to the hospital after the fight for a CT scan and from there he went to see his new son Jorge Diaz III

Harrison vs. Witherspoon

Harrison outpoints Witherspoon in a good eight round fight. The unbeaten youngster was over anxious looking to get another quick win. Witherspoon showed a solid defence and some tricky survival tactics making Harrison work hard for his win. Harrison was generally in command being the bigger, faster man, with Witherspoon hurting Harrison with a body punch in the third and stealing some of the middle rounds as Harrison chose to fight inside but Harrison was back in charge over the closing rounds boxing beautifully. The DC prospect continues to improve. Scores 78-74 from all three judges. Nearest thing yet to a serious test for the 19-year-old prospect. First eight round fight for the son of former heavyweight champion Tim and he kept his record of not losing inside the distance.

McCalla vs. Mitchell

McCalla, 28, gets past his most experienced opponent so far as he outpoints veteran “Murder” Mitchell. Scores 60-54, 59-55 and 58-56. The 44-year-old Mitchell has lost 7 of his last 8u fights and this was his first fight since April last year.

Faragon vs. Zavala

A poor match sees Faragon put Zavala down and out after just 66 seconds. Nine wins by KO/TKO for the 26-year-old Faragon but this was no test and he has to move up soon. Mexican Zavala , 19, is 2-5 in his last 7 fights and has 3 losses by KO/TKO.

Cruz vs. Santiago

Cruz explodes on poor Santiago and puts him down twice before the fight is halted in the second round. The former top amateur has four wins by KO/TKO. He was 2010 New York Golden Gloves winner, 2011 NGG runner-up and competed at the 2012 US Olympic Trials losing out to Kenny Sims. Puerto Rican Santiago’s last 8 fights have all ended by KO/TKO. Unfortunately he is 3-5 in those 8 fights.

 

Mar del Plata, Argentina: Cruiser: Victor E Ramirez (18-2,1ND) W TKO 4 Danny Santiago (33-7-1). This was a brute strength battle with the former WBO cruiser champion winning convincingly. Over the first two rounds Ramirez was forcing the action but Santiago, fighting mostly on the back foot, was scoring with quick bursts of hooks inside. In the third Santiago was badly shaken by a left hook. Ramirez was wild in his follow-up but a stiff jab sent Santiago into the ropes. Ramirez landed a series of clubbing shots with one to the top (or back) of the head sending Santiago down. The “Bronx Bomber” got up and tried to fire back but was in serious trouble. In the fourth with Santiago hurt by a right and a left hook, he got some respite as the strapping on his glove came loose. It made no difference as he was then driven to the ropes and Ramirez threw over 30 shots, many missing, but other clubbing into the head of Santiago. With nothing coming back and Santiago about to slump to the floor again the fight was stopped. “El Tyson del Abasto”,29, gets the third win on his return to the ring and retains the IBF Latino title. Ramirez had been inactive between losing his WBO title to Marco Huck in August 2009 and his return in December last year. Winning the IBF Latino title with a win over a fighter with an 11-8-1 record gets him a No 7(6) rating with the IBF and 40-year-old Santiago suddenly gets slipped into the IBF ratings at No 14 so that Ramirez has a win over a “rated” fighter. It looks like Yoan Pablo Hernandez here he comes. Santiago has lost in shots at light heavy against Zsolt Erdei for the WBO title, Antonio Tarver for the IBO title and Beibut Shumenov for the WBA title. He was 26lbs heavier than for the Shumenov fight, and it showed.

Chester, PA, USA: Cruiser: Anthony Smith (15-2) W PTS 10 Tony Ferrante (12-5,1ND). Smith was the aggressor and Ferrante the stylist in this close fought battle. After a couple of feel-out rounds Smith built a lead with his higher workrate against the less busy but more accurate Ferrante. The fight looked to have taken an important turn in the seventh when Ferrante floored Smith with a right. Smith survived and they both fought hard over the next three rounds with it being difficult to separate them. The judge’s scores reflected that as they saw it 95-94 twice to Smith and 95-94 to Ferrante. “The Bull” Smith, 28, wins the vacant Pennsylvania State title. He already holds the light heavy title. He was rebounding from a third round stoppage loss against Sean Monaghan in October. Ferrante, 29, was having his second shot at a State title. He had been inactive since stopping unbeaten Isa Akberbayev a year ago. That win was changed to a NO Decision after Ferrante tested positive for a banned substance.

 

El Paso, TX, USA: Feather: Antonio Escalante (29-6) W TKO 1 Sammy Ventura (28-24,1ND).Middle: Abraham Han (21-1) W PTS 8 Daniel Gonzalez (9-30-2).

Escalante vs. Ventura

Escalante gets a bounce-back win as he finishes fellow Mexican in 129 seconds. One powerful left hook to the liver put Ventura down. He made it to his feet but the referee stopped the fight. Now 20 wins by KO/TKO for the 28-year-old El Paso-based Escalante. He had lost two in a row, to Rocky Juarez and Robert Marroquin. Ventura, 39, has 20 losses by KO/TKO and is 3-7 in his last 10 fights.

Han vs. Gonzalez

Han was looking for a quick win but Gonzalez resisted all of Abie’s attempts to put him away. Throughout the fight Han was scoring with thunderous uppercuts and left hooks but southpaw Gonzalez just walked through it and kept coming. The crowd booed Han’s inability to end things against a fighter who had lost 8 times by KO/TKO, although Han did prove to have injured his right hand in the fight. The 29-year-old local gets his second win since losing to Glen Tapia in eight rounds in July. Now 15 losses in a row for 35-year-old Billing’s based Mexican Gonzalez.

 

February 1

 

Monte Carlo, Monaco: Middle: Gennady Golovkin (29-0) W TKO 7 Osumanu Adama (22-4). Cruiser: Ilunga Makabu (16-1) W KO 2 Ruben Mino (20-1). Middle: Jarrod Fletcher (18-1) W PTS 12 Max Bursak (29-2-1). Light Fly: Rey Loreto (18-13) W KO 3 Nkosinathi Joyi (24-3,1ND). Welter: Roman Belaev (13-0) W PTS 12 Dean Byrne (17-3-1).

Golovkin vs. Adamu

There was always going to be only one end to this fight and Golovkin duly provided it by stopping the game Ghanaian Adamu in seven rounds. Adamu started brightly making good use of his jab in the first round. However, Golovkin caught him with an overhand right at the end the round which put Adamu down. Adamu got up and survived but Golovkin handed out some brutal punishment over the next three rounds with stiff jabs and hard hooks inside. Adamu landed his best punch of the fight in the fifth, but Golovkin absorbed the strong right from the Ghanaian and then went back to dishing out more hard hooks and uppercuts. Adamu was under heavy pressure in the sixth and twice spit out his mouthpiece to gain some respite. It did not help as a vicious short hook put Adamu down at the end of the round. The bell saved Adamu, but not for long. A stiff jab put Adamu down in the seventh and after he got up a left hook had him out on his feet and the fight was stopped. Golovkin retains his WBA/IBO titles and makes it 16 wins by KO/TKO in a row. Only three opponents have managed to take the 31-year-old from Kazakhstan the distance. The 33-year-old Adamu had gone the distance with Daniel Geale. In a typical piece of WBA sleaze although Adamu had not fought since July somehow he found him self suddenly in the WBA ratings at No 12. 

Makabu vs. Mino

 This was a pathetic farce. You have to make some allowances for Mino coming in as a late substitute when Pawel Kolodziej pulled out rather than put his WBA No 1 ranking on the line against the heavy handed Makabu, but this was awful. It was like an old Abbott and Costello film with the difference in height and reach only being countered by the huge spare tyre around the Argentinian’s midriff. Mino tried. He threw little hooks which Makabu just ignored. I got the impression that Makabu could not actually believe Mino was so bad and the DRC fighter hardly threw a punch until the last few seconds of the first round. In the second Mino was throwing his fly swatters again when Makabu had had enough and landed a left hook which put Mino down. He got up quickly and went forward again. He was standing right in front of Makabu with his defence on temporary leave when a left to the ear that travelled no more than three inch saw him go down flat out. He must have a china ear. Makabu looked disgusted as he walked away. The hard punching South African-based 26-year-old is right in line for a shot at Denis Lebedev’s WBA title later this year. How they found 20 fighters for the 39-year-old “South American- a version of champion” to beat is beyond me. He was not rated in the FAB top 10-even with spaces 9 and 10 vacant. Soonest forgotten the better for this one.

Fletcher vs. Bursak

In some ways both fighters eliminated themselves, Bursak in losing and Fletcher in not impressing whilst winning. Bursak had the better of the first two rounds by working his way inside and attacking the body but ruined that by losing a point for hitting Fletcher on the back of the head. Australian Fletcher finally had his jab working from the third and from there it was a fairly even fight. Fletcher looked best when working his jab at a distance and Bursak was more effective inside. However many of the rounds were messy with too much holding and too little clean work. Bursak was warned for hitting after the bell in third and Fletcher was cut over his right eye in the sixth. Bursak knew he was behind and put in a big effort in the eleventh only to again throw away a round he was winning when he lost a point for pushing Fletcher to the canvas. Bursak took the last but it was not enough and Fletcher won on scores 115-111 twice and 114-112. The 30-year-old “Left Jab” wins the vacant WBA International title. Former Commonwealth gold medallist Fletcher was WBA No 4 and Bursak No 6 so it could be that he leaps over Martin Murray and gets Golovkin next-if it can be sold. Really Fletcher has done nothing of note since being crushed in two rounds by Billy Joe Saunders in 2012, who incidentally is down at No IBF 14. Ukrainian “Tiger” Bursak, 29, the former undefeated EBU middleweight champion, was rated by all four bodies so this was a big set back.

Loreto vs. Joyi

This was supposed to be an easy way for Joyi to get a world title to replace the IBF and IBO strawweight titles he had lost in fights against Mario Rodriguez and Hekkie Budler. but instead the vacant IBO title went to the Filipino. Not even Filipinos gave Loreto much of a chance so it may say more about Joyi than Loreto. Joyi started well enough working his southpaw jab in the first. However in the second he was caught with a heavy shot and driven into a corner. He was being bombarded with heavy punches until saved by the bell. He had not recovered and early in the third a southpaw left hook from Loreto put him down and out. The 23-year-old “Hitman” Loreto, the GBA No 2, was coming off an upset technical win over former WBA strawweight champion Pornsawan. Joyi, 31, was 2-2 in his last 4 going in being kayoed by Mario Rodriguez in seven rounds, which cost him his IBF title, and losing a split decision to Hekkie Budler for the IBO strawweight title. In his last fight in August he had kayoed Filipino Benezer Alolod for the WBC International light fly title.  Alolod had won a split technical decision over Loreto in his previous fight.

Belaev vs. Byrne

Belaev too strong for Irishman Byrne. The Russian tended to walk inside and let go hard hooks and uppercuts which sent Byrne’s head jerking. Byrne tried to box but just did not have the power to keep Belaev off and shipped punishment in every round. Byrne was clipped with a right in the fourth and went down but it was ruled a slip. Round after round Belaev walked inside and shook Byrne with short hooks and right crosses. The eighth was particularly painful with Belaev scoring with full blooded rights to the chin that Byrne somehow absorbed. It was a one-sided fight with relentless Belaev showing power and aggression and Byrne some skill and lots of guts. Scores 119-109 twice and 120-106. German-based “The Lion” Belaev, 23, wins the vacant WBA Continental title. Byrne, 29, is a former undefeated Australian light welter champion who had draw with Carson Jones in December 2012.

 

Cardiff, Wales: Feather: Lee Selby (18-1) W TKO 6 Rendall Munroe (27-4-1). Light: Gary Buckland (28-3) W PTS 12 Gavin Rees (37-4-1). Light Welter: Chris Jenkins (13-0) W PTS 10 Chris Sebire (22-7). Welter: Jason Cook (30-5-1) W TKO 4 Tony Pace (4-7-1). Welter: Dale Evans (8-1-1) W PTS 8 Erick Ochieng (14-3). Super Middle: Kerry Hope (20-6) W PTS 6 Paul Moffett (3-1-1). Heavy: Anthony Joshua (4-0) W TKO 2 Dorian Darch (7-3).

Selby vs. Munroe

Brilliant display by Selby as he slowly breaks down southpaw Munroe for stoppage in round six. Welshman Selby, 26, retains his British title and wins the vacant EBU crown. Selby was just too quick for the pedestrian Munroe moving around his more experienced opponent to score with heavy hooks to the body and using his reach advantage to spear Munroe with quick jabs. He seemed to shake Munroe with a right at the end of the first and then dominated the second and third as Monroe was just following him around the ring without really letting his punches go. Monroe was a bit better in the fourth finally getting his jab working, but he was hurt again in the fifth. Selby had Munroe trapped in a corner in the sixth and was unloading with both hands when the fight was stopped. Munroe was hurt and getting hit but did not seem to be ready to quit and protested the stoppage. The rangy, quick handed Selby looked impressive in making it 14 wins in a row. He is WBC 6/IBF 12 (10)/WBO 10/WBA 14. At 33 it is difficult to see where former WBA super bantam title challenger and undefeated European and Commonwealth champion Munroe goes from here

Rees vs. Buckland

These two Welshman put on a great fight in this British title eliminator. Rees got out in front early with a good body attack and Buckland suffered a cut in a clash of heads in the first round. His busy style and body attack allowed Rees to build a lead but Buckland started to pin him back in the middle rounds and Rees seemed to tire from the fast pace he had set. Buckland was coming forward and looked to be on a surge that would take him to victory. Despite tiredness and damage around his right eye Rees fought back in the ninth and tenth and with the eleventh close but possibly going to Rees it looked as though he may have edged it as they both fought hard in the last round of a stirring contest. The judges saw Buckland the winner on a split decision on scores of 116-113 and 115-114 for Buckland and 116-113 for Rees. Former British super feather champion Buckland, 27, had suffered a bad kayo at the hands of Stephen Smith in August which cost him his British title, but this win will assure him of a shot at the British title at lightweight. Rees, 33, a former WBA light welter and undefeated British and European light champion has lost his last three fights to Adrien Broner, for the WBC light title, Anthony Crolla and now Buckland and may retire.

Jenkins vs. Sebire

Jenkins wins clearly against Frenchman Sebire to take the vacant WBC International title. Jenkins had too much in the way of speed and skill and boxed well using his jab to control the fight. Sebire had no real answer to the skill of Jenkins, but just kept coming and forced Jenkins to work hard for his win. The 25-year-old Welshman broke through with a win in the Prizefighter last year and again showed his potential. Scores 100-90 twice and 100-91.Sebire, 28, the current FFB No 7, and former national champion, is now 2-4 in his last 6 fights.

Cook vs. Pace

Cook had a huge edge in experience over fellow Welshman Pace but was being given a good fight by the youngster for three rounds. In the fourth a perfectly timed right from Cook stunned Pace and the referee stopped the fight.  The 38-year-old Cook, a former IBO and European lightweight champion, wins the vacant BBB of C Celtic title in what may be his last fight. Pace, 21, has lost three and drawn one of his last four fights, but the draw was a good performance against Swedish prospect Anthony Yigit.

Evans vs. Ochieng

This one could have gone either way as Ochieng overcame a slow start to hurt the Welshman in the late rounds. Evans had his jab and body attack working well in the opening rounds. Ochieng started to get into the fight in the fourth and took the fifth. Evans continued to go to the body in the sixth but in the seventh a series of heavy shots had Evans in deep trouble with a stoppage looking on the cards. He survived and the last round was about even. Evans got the verdict with the referee scoring the fight 77-76 for the Welshman. The 22-year-old “Big Boy” had lost in the final of the Prizefighter last year and this was his first eight round fight which he paced well. Kenyan-born Ochieng, 26, a former undefeated English champion, was coming off a points loss to Liam Smith for the British light middle title in September.

Hope vs. Moffett

Former European champion Hope given a tough night by novice Moffett. Hope’s southpaw jab was his best weapon and Moffett had his successes when able to get inside and work the body. Hope had a big fourth round when he shook Moffett with a left and looked to have boxed his way to a clear victory but the referee had it close at 59-58. Welshman Hope, 32, was coming off a points loss to Eamonn O’Kane in October. Moffett performed well in his first six round fight.

Joshua vs. Darch

Olympian Joshua just hits too hard for fellow Brit Darch. Joshua used a patient approach driving Drach back with a stiff left jabs and heavy rights. However Darch was able to score too easily with some good rights when he came forward. At the end of the first round Joshua shook Darch with a couple of rights. Darch opened the second with a flurry but then Joshua began to land heavily and when Darch was staggered by a right the referee stopped the fight. The 6’6” (198cm) 24-year-old Joshua is yet to be taken beyond the second round and is being brought along slowly. Welshman Darch has lost 3 of his last 4 fights but took Hughie Fury the full six rounds in September.

 

Frederikshaven, Denmark: Light Heavy: Erik Skogland (19-0) W TKO 12 Adasat Rodriguez (9-3-1). Feather: Dennis Ceylan (10-0) W PTS 8 Daniele Limone (11-2). Cruiser: Micki Nielsen (12-0 W TKO 2 George Tevdorashvili (16-11-3,1ND). Cruiser: Mateusz Masternak (31-1) W KO 4 Sandro Siproshvili (27-18). Light welter: Anthony Yigit (8-0-1) W KO 3 Radoslav Mitev (4-16-1). Light welter: Kasper Bruun (19-0-1) W PTS 6 Andrei Staliarchuk (11-21-2)

Skogland vs. Rodriguez

Swede retains his EU title with last round stoppage of brave Spanish champion. After a cautious first round Skogland was in control of the fight but was having trouble opening Rodriguez up.  By the fourth Skogland had built a lead and he had Rodriguez in trouble in the sixth and opened a bad cut on the left eyebrow of Rodriguez. The cut was opened again in the seventh but the fight was allowed to continue. Despite the bad cut and lacking the power or skill Rodriguez just kept plugging bravely away. However, with the left side of his face a mask of blood he was walking into jab after jab and Skoglund was landing right crosses on the cut making it one-sided and hard to watch. In the last round, even though Rodriguez was still trying to take the fight to Skogland, the Swede was getting through with punch after punch and although Rodriguez was not badly hurt the referee had finally seen enough and stopped the fight. Nine wins by KO/TKO for the 22-year-old former Swedish Cadet, Junior and Senior champion. Second loss by KO/TKO for 27-year-old Rodriguez.

Ceylan vs. Limone

Ceylan wins but some strange scoring. The unbeaten Dane was forced to work hard by the Italian but always looked the winner. He made good use of his jab and better all round skills to dominate the fight without ever looking likely to halt the Italian champion. He had trouble getting through with hard shots as Limone was in defensive mode. Ceylan injured his right hand late in the fight and Limone came into the fight more but Ceylan boxed his way to the unanimous decision on scores 80-72, 79-73 and 77-75. The 24-year-old London Olympian may now face a period of inactivity due to the injury. Limone, 29, had won his last 6 fights and gave Ceylan eight good rounds of work.

Nielsen vs. Tevdorashvili

Easy win for Nielsen over reluctant Georgian. Not the usual red hot start from the Dane but he had Tevdorashvili down in the first. It looked more like a case of the Georgian being off balance but it was counted. The Georgian was a reluctant opponent in the second still off balance and clinging to Nielsen. When the Dane did manage to knock the Georgian down the referee stopped the fight. Now 9 wins by KO/TKO for the 20-year-old 6’3” Danish southpaw. Second loss by KO/TKO for Tevdorashvili.

Masternak vs. Siproshvili

After three rounds where Pole Masternak picked up the points without really impressing he put Siproshvili down and out with a hard right in the fourth. First fight for the 26-year-old Pole since losing his EBU title to Grigory Drozd in October, a loss that coast him his WBC No 2 ranking. He has 23 wins by KO/TKO. Georgian Siproshvili,31, has lost his last four fights by KO/TKO but took Micki Nielsen the distance in October.

Yigit vs. Mitev

From the start it was obvious this one was going to end early. Yigit was hitting with power and authority in the first and shook the Bulgarian. In the second a southpaw left put Mitev down and he was under pressure for the rest of the round. In the third a volley of punches ending with another left put Mitev down and the referee halted the fight. The 22-year-old Swede, now trained by Joey Gamache, gets his third win by KO/TKO. As an amateur he represented Sweden at the 2010 and 2011 European Championships, the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics. Six losses by KO/TKO for Mitev.

Bruun vs. Staliarchuk

Bruun gets a unanimous decision. Floors the Belarus fighter twice but could not end it early. Bruun forced the fight looking to impress. He had Staliarchuk in trouble in the third and with the ropes holding the Belarus fighter the referee applied a count. Bruun floored Staliarchuk again in the fifth but the Belarus held and spoiled his way to the last bell. Scores 60-52 from all three judges. The 5’10” (178cm) tall 26-year-old has scored only four wins by KO/TKO and only one by KO/TKO in his last 10 fights.

 

Malvinas, Argentinas, Argentina: Light Heavy: Isidro R Perez (19-0-3) W KO 1 Rogerio Damasco (9-1-2). Prieto opened fast and hurt Brazilian Damasco early with a right to the body. Damasco answered with a right cross. Prieto rumbled forward and got through with a hard one-two to the chin and Damasco went down and out. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for the Paraguayan born 27-year-old WBO Latino champion who retains his title for the first time. Based in Buenos Aires Prieto is No 1 in the FAB ratings and No 11 with the WBO. First fight outside Brazil for “Tyson” Damasco. His only fights to go the distance have been his two draws.

 

Inglelmunster, Belgium: Light: Jean Pierre Bauwens (32-1-1) W TKO 2 Juciel Lima Nascimento (23-15-1). Light Welter: Ahmed El Hamwi (12-5-1) W PTS 8 Innocent Anyanwu (21-11-3).

Bauwens vs. Nascimento

“Junior” Bauwens continues his winning run with stoppage of Brazilian oldie Nascimento. Now 5 wins, 4 by KO/TKO, since losing to Spaniard Ruben Nieto for the vacant EU title in April. The 25-year-old Belgian is No rated No 5 lightweight by the EBU. Nascimento, 36, now has 12 losses by KO/TKO and is 3-8 in his last 11 fights.

El Hamwi vs. Anyanwu

Belgian El Hamwi pushes Anyanwu further down the slope with a unanimous points decision. El Hamwi was always in control and the Nigerian-born Dutchman never got into the fight. Scores 79-73 twice and 79-74. El Hamwi, the Belgian champion, has won 4 of his last 5 fights. He lost a majority verdict to Bauwens in 2012. Anyanwu, 35, was unbeaten in his first 22 fights, but is 1-11-1in his last 13.

 

Moncton, Canada: Light Middle: Brandon Brewer (9-0-1) W PTS 10 Paul Bzdel (5-4-1). Cruiser: Frank White (10-7-2) W PTS 10 Sandy Pembroke (3-7).

Brewer vs. Bzdel

“L-Jack” wins vacant CPCB title with unanimous decision over Bzdel. No real test for the 29-year-old local who has been meeting only very low level opposition. Bzdel had won 4 of his last 5 fights but was rated No 7 with the CPBC.

White vs. Pembroke

White wins unanimous decision and the vacant CPBC in another low level match.  The 42-year-old former Canadian champion (at one time there was only one) has rebounded with three wins after a run of 1-5-1 in 7 fights. Pembroke, 41, is 2-3 in his last 5.

 

Hangelsberg, Germany: Light Middle: Rico Schultz (11-1) W TKO 8 Bagaza Mwambene(21-12). Schultz bludgeons his way to victory over a competitive Mwambene. There is little science to Schultz’s approach as he prefers to walk forward throwing hooks and crosses. Mwambene, a southpaw, and with height and reach over Schultz, scored some good shots at distance, but could not match the strength of Schultz on the inside. The Tanzanian was tiring in the eighth and was floored by a right cross. He was up quickly and took the eighth count. He was under pressure again when the fight was stopped so that the fixings for one of the ring corner pads could be reattached. After that Schultz bulled forward and floored him with a right and a left hook. Mwambene got up but two left hooks had him down in centre ring and the fight was stooped. “Diamond” Schultz wins the vacant Global Boxing Council title with his sixth win in a row. He has 10 wins by KO/TKO but will struggle against better class opposition. Mwambene, 35, was willing to stands and trade with Schultz but is an arm puncher and lacked the power to compete. He now has 8 losses by KO/TKO.

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Tokyo, Japan: Light Fly: Yu Kimura (13-2-1) W PTS 10 Kenichi Horikawa (25-13-1). Feather: Yasutaka Ishimoto (24-6) W KO 1 Zun Rindam (9-4-1).

Kimura vs. Horikawa

A very poor title fight sees Kimura get a split decision over Horikawa. Their styles did not mix well and the fight was untidy and foul-filled. Kimura had the skill but not the power to halt the rushes of veteran Horikawa. A strong last round by Kimura got him the decision. Scores 96-95 twice for Kimura and 97-94 for Horikawa. Kimura, 30, wins the vacant Japanese title in his first ten round fight. Horikawa, 33, had lost in two shots at the Japanese strawweight title.

Ishimoto vs. Rindam

Not a noted puncher, Ishimoto overwhelmed poor Indonesian Rindam. Ishimoto started fast throwing hard combinations. Rindam had to stand and trade and was battered to the canvas at the end of the round with the count continuing after the bell. The 32-year-old WBO No 7 (but only No 3 with the JBC) super bantam makes it 5 wins in a row and win No 7 by KO/TKO. Rindam in over his head as he was when being knocked out by former WBO bantam champion Pungluang in his last fight in October.

 

Mexico City, Mexico: Feather: Jesus Galicia (13-7) W KO 10 Oscar Gonzalez (23-3) W. Fly: Armando Santos (14-3) W PTS 12 Silvio Olteanu (14-7-1).

Gonzalez vs. Galicia

Pacing a fight is important, and more so in the rarefied atmosphere of Mexico City. 2The Phantom” Gonzalez started well flooring Galicia in the first round, setting a fast pace, and building a lead by the end of the fourth. From there Galicia began to get into the fight as Gonzalez started to tire. By the end of the eighth Galicia was on top and Gonzalez was totally gassed and taking heavy punishment. Southpaw Galicia put Gonzalez down and out in the tenth. Medics immediately rushed into the ring to administer oxygen to Gonzalez and he was stretchered out and taken to the nearby Spanish Hospital where it was said he had suffered a hemorrhage in the brain stem. After being maintained on life support until his family came to see him he finally died on Monday night. The 33-year-old Gonzalez needed two attempts to make the weight, but had passed all of the medical tests. Largely immaterial but 26-year-old "Zurdo del Oro” Galicia reportedly wins the WBC Latino silver title.

Santos vs. Olteanu

The only kind of luck that Olteanu gets is bad luck. After all the confusion and disgraceful treatment he received over the non-staging of his “mandatory” IBF flyweight title fight with Moruti Mthalane he takes on Mexican prospect Santos in Mexico and loses a debatable majority decision. Santos was cut on his right eyelid from a clash of heads in the third and later in the fight suffered a cut on his forehead. Despite this he used his edges in height and reach and a sustained body attack to convince the judges, but the closeness of the scores-for the home fighter-indicate that Olteanu deserved at least a draw. Scores 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114. Big win for the 25-year-old Mexico City “Cobra” as he wins the vacant IBF International title and particularly as Olteanu was IBF No 4(2). Spanish-based Romanian Olteanu, 36, a former undefeated European champion, lost a split decision to Daiki Kameda for the WBA fly title in 2010 with one judge seeing him the winner 118-110.

 

Cuautla, Mexico: Bantam: Jorge Reynoso (9-8) W PTS 12 Ivan Bautista (7-9).

“Otocani” Reynoso wins the vacant Mexican title after good, close fight with Bautista. Reynoso took the first three rounds as Bautista found difficulty in getting purchase on the canvas with the boots he was wearing. His corner changed the boots and from the fourth he started to claw back the deficit, and he opened a cut under the left eye of Reynoso. Bautista looked to have closed the points gap and in the ninth both fighters landed hard shots to rock their opponent. Reynoso staged the stronger finish hurting Bautista with body punches in the eleventh and running out the winner on scores of 116-112, 117-113 and 118-114. Yucatan-based Reynoso had failed in a shot at the interim Mexican super fly title in July. Bautista is 2-6 in his last 8 fights.

 

Paranaque City, Philippines: Light Middle: Denis Laurente (47-5-5) W KO 5 Singdet (11-16-1). Super Feather: Juan M Elorde (15-1-1) TEC Draw 2 Chaiyong (32-12-4). Super Feather: Randy Braga (12-0-1) TEC Draw 2 Jonel Alibio (16-17-5).

Laurente vs. Singdet

Filipino veteran Laurente makes it four quick wins in a row with kayo of Thai Singdet. A renowned body puncher Laurente went to work downstairs in the first. His body attack saw him take the first four rounds with Singdet having no real chance to launch an offensive of his own. In the fifth a southpaw right hook to the body set the Thai up for right to the chin that put him down and out. The 36-year-old Laurente retains the WBC ABC title. He has held a bunch of titles including the GAB/OPBF and PABA light weight titles. He is WBC ABC light middle champion but GAB welterweight champion as they don’t have any light middles. A run of 19 wins put him within sight of a world title fight but he blew that when losing a split decision to Kenny Abril in 2012. Singdet just could not stand the pressure and has lost 7 of his last 8 fights.

Elorde vs., Chaiyong

This was shaping up to be a good test for the 29-year-old grandson of the great Flash Elorde but ended disappointingly in the second. A clash of heads saw southpaw Elorde cut badly over his right eye and the fight was stopped. The 29-year-old Filipino retains his WBO Asia Pacific title. This was Chaiyong’s fifth shot at winning a title and he has yet to succeed.

Braga vs. Alibio

Cuts are the weakness of Braga. Head clashes saw him suffer cuts on both his right and left eyelids. The GBA No 6 feather won his last fight on a technical decision in a fight where he was also cut. The 26-year-old southpaw “Master” may suffer another period of inactivity. Alibio has 7 losses and 3 draws in his last 10 fights.

 

Opole, Poland: Heavy: Oliver McCall (57-13,2ND) W PTS 8 Marcin Rekowski (12-1). Heavy: Andrzej Wawrzyk (28-1) W TKO 1 Danny Williams (45-21). Super Middle: Vincent Feigenbutz (10-1) W TKO 1 Andrzej Soldra (9-1-1).

McCall vs. Rekowski

Rekowski made the better start taking the first two rounds being just that bit quicker than the “The Atomic Bull” That changed in the third when McCall started pumping hard left jabs into the face of the Pole. Suddenly Rekowski's nose was leaking blood and McCall was getting through time and again and was clearly enjoying himself. After throwing another left jab McCall got through with a right and Rekowski slid to the floor holding on to McCall’s legs. He staggered up and the referee separated them and gave the Pole a standing count. When Rekowski did get back into the fight he was trying hard to cancel out the knockdown but the now confident  McCall had plenty of moves to blunt the attacks of the younger (but not young) Pole who was forced to fight on the defensive as McCall stalked forward. Scores 77-75 twice for McCall and 76-75 for Rekowski. Still life in the old man yet at 48 as McCall gets revenge for his son Elijah McCall Jr who Rekowski knocked out in five rounds last year. McCall had lost his last two fights, including his most recent fight in Poland against unbeaten Krysz Zimnoch in May. It is over 19 years since he lost his WBC title to Frank Bruno but this win will get him some more fights if he wants them as he looked focused and determined. He will be asked back to Poland to fight Andrzej Wawrzyk next. Rekowski, 36, had won 5 of his last 6 fights by KO/TKO but was taught a few lessons here.

Wawrzyk vs. Williams

Empty victory for Wawrzyk as he halts the shell of what was once a good heavyweight in just 121 seconds. A thunderous right cross put Williams down heavily. He barely beat the count and Wawrzyk drove him into a corner and was throwing punch after punch. Most were missing or were just cuffs but Williams was finished and he slumped down in the corner and just nodded when the referee stopped the fight without a count. The 26-year-old 6’5” (195cm) Pole has 14 wins by KO/TKO and this was his first fight since being stopped in three rounds by Alex Povetkin for the secondary WBA title in May. He is rated No 13 by the EBU. The 40-year-old Williams is 1-11 in his last 12 fights and has appeared in 8 different countries to lose.

Feigenbutz vs. Soldra  

If you import a puncher this is what happens. The 18-year-old German nailed Soldra with a hard right which sent him reeling into the ropes. Another right put Soldra down, He got up but was in no condition to continue and the fight was stopped. Feigenbutz had been brought in to face unbeaten Maciej Miszkin in November and halted the local in three rounds. Feigenbutz now has 9 wins in a row and nine wins by KO/TKO. He is suddenly in demand being signed immediately to a promotional contract. Soldra had been carefully matched and was just overpowered here.

 

Chelyabinsk, Russia: Welter: Konstantin Ponomarev (23-0) W PTS 10 Ramon de la Cruz Sena (16-10-2). Cruiser: Marat Gassiev (15-0) W PTS 12 Ismail Abdoul (51-28-2).

Ponomarev vs. Sena

Easy win for 21-year-old “Talent”. He was just too fast for the pedestrian Argentinian. Ponomarev has fast hands and constantly switches. He was always in charge with Sena tending to hide behind a high guard and then lunge out with crude swings. In the fifth Ponomarev curved right hands around the high guard of Sena and drove the Argentinian into corner where he slumped down. Sena was up quickly and although under pressure threw the occasional punch to prevent the referee from stopping the fight. The Russian had difficulty getting past the high guard of Sena but the fight was very one-sided. Scores 100-89 twice and 100-90. Ponomarev is ready for better tests. Sena, 27, came in as a late sub and did his job. He took a lot of punishment but kept swinging away. He is FAB No 3 and has only lost by KO/TKO once.

Gassiev vs. Abdoul

Russian youngster Gassiev wins the IBF East/West Europe title with a unanimous decision over Belgian veteran Abdoul. Scoring unanimous but widely differing as the judges score it 120-108, 117-111 and 115-113 for the 20-year-old Gassiev. Abdoul, 37 goes the distance again. He has totaled almost 600 rounds as a pro.

 

Laredo, Texas: Middle: Gilberto Ramirez S (27-0) W TKO 1 Don Mouton (12-8-1). Light: Robert Marroquin (23-3-1) DREW 8 Alejandro Rodriguez (21-13-1). Welter: Jose Ramirez (8-0) W TKO 1 Javier Perez (8-7).

Ramirez vs. Mouton

Impressive display from the tall Mexican southpaw. Mouton came out taking the fight to Ramirez. The Mexican hurt Mouton with a right hook to the ribs which sent Mouton into the ropes. Ramirez then got through with an uppercut and a volley of hooks from both hands which saw Mouton slide down and out of the ring through the bottom rope. Somehow Mouton got back to his feet but after he was floored again by another blizzard of punches the fight was stopped after just 91 seconds. Now 21 wins by KO/TKO for the 22-year-old 6’2 ½” (189cm) Ramirez the WBC 3/WBA 7 rated fighter. Texan Mouton, 35, loses inside the distance for the first time. He had gone the distance with Max Vlasov, Curtis Stevens, Brandon Gonzalez, Badou Jack and Anthony Dirrell but had no answer to the power of Ramirez.

Marroquin vs. Rodriguez

Another disappointing result for former top prospect Marroquin. Most rounds were close making it difficult to score. Marroquin was the busier but Mexican Rodriguez was effective with heavy counters. Rodriguez had a big fifth when he battered at the face of Marroquin opening a cut and causing both eyes to swell. Marroquin fought back in the sixth trying to put the experienced Rodriguez away with a volley of shots, but Rodriguez was scoring with sharp counters by the end of the round. Marroquin tried to turn the fight his way with a strong finish but Rodriguez matched him and was unlucky not to get the decision. Scores 76-76 from all three judges. Texan Marroquin, 24, lost by a wide margin to Guillermo Rigondeaux for the WBA super bantam title in September 2012. He rebounded with a stoppage of Antonio Escalante in March, but was floored and out pointed by modest Daniel Diaz in June. After a run of 5 losses in 6 fights on the road, Rodriguez, 25, had won his last two fights.

Ramirez vs. Perez

Olympian Ramirez made it 6 wins by KO/TKO with stoppage of Perez. Ramirez landed a thunderous left hook which stunned Perez. A battery of punches then put Perez down. He only just made it to his feet but was on wobbly pegs and the fight was halted. The 21-year-old Ramirez did not medal in London but he was US amateur champion in 2010/2011/2012. Five losses in his last six fights for Puerto Rican Perez.

 

Brunssum, Holland: Super Middle: Gevorg Khatchikian (20-0) W PTS 6 Olegs Fedatovs (18-14). Khatchikian shook Fedotovs with the first punches he threw and it looked as though it might be over in the first round. However, Fedotovs went into his shell and Khatchikian could not pries him out. It was a one-sided fight but Fedotovs managed to last the distance. The 25-year-old Dutchman is due to face James DeGale. He is rated No 13 by the EBU. Latvian Fedatovs has only failed to go the distance three times.

 

Abbreviations

ABC=Asian Boxing Council an affiliate of the WBC

ABF=Asian Boxing federation. I assume this is an affiliate of the IBF

ABU=African Boxing Union an affiliate of the WBC

ANBF=Australian National Boxing Federation who administer Australian titles

BBB of C=British Boxing Board of Control

BBB of C Southern/Central/Midlands/Scottish Area etc. British Area titles

BDB= Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer one of the German boxing bodies

B & H=Bosnia & Herzegovina

BSA=Boxing South Africa responsible for administering boxing in South Africa

CBC=Commonwealth Boxing Council a sanctioning body for titles competed for citizens of Commonwealth countries

CISBB-WBC title covering the rump of the USSR and the Slovenian Boxing Board

CPBC=Canadian Professional Boxing Council a sanctioning body for Canadian titles

DRC=Democratic Republic of the Congo

EBU=European Boxing Union

FAB=Argentinian Boxing Federation

FFB=French Boxing Federation

GAB=Philippines Games & Amusement Board responsible for administering boxing in the Philippines

IBA=International Boxing Association a sanctioning body

IBF=International Boxing Federation a sanctioning body

IBO=International Boxing Organisation

JBC =Japanese Boxing Commission

NABA=North American Boxing Association, a WBA affiliate

NABF=North American Boxing Federation a WBC affiliate

NABO= North American Boxing Organisation, a WBO affiliate

NCC=National Championships Committee of Canada sanctioning body for Canadian titles

NGG=US National Golden Gloves

NZPBF=New Zealand Professional Boxing Federation a national sanctioning body

OPBF=Orient & Pacific Boxing Federation

PABA=Pacific & Asian Boxing Association, a WBA affiliate

PBF=Philippines Boxing Federation, a sanctioning body in the Philippines

UBO=Universal Boxing Organisation a sanctioning body

USBA= United States Boxing Association, an IBF affiliate

USBO=United States Boxing Organisation

WBA=World Boxing Association a sanctioning body

WBC=World Boxing Council a sanctioning body

WBFed=World Boxing Federation, a sanctioning body

WBFound=World Boxing Foundation, a sanctioning body

WBU=World Boxing Union, a sanctioning body

IBF WBA Rating=Both bodies leave vacancies in their ratings so when showing a IBF or WBA rating for a fighter where there is a vacant position ahead of them in the rankings which affects his rating I will put his numerical rating i.e. No 6 and in brackets and his rating based on the number of fighters ahead of him so IBF 6 (5) shows his numerical position is 6 but there are in fact only 5 fighters listed ahead of him due to one or more of the higher rating positions being vacant.