Tokyo, Japan: Super Fly: Kohei Kono (30-8) W KO 8 Denkoasan (62-4-1).
Kono regains the WBA title in a battle of former champions. Thai Denkoasan was the aggressor and the busier in the opening three rounds but it was Kono who had the bigger punch. In the fourth the Japanese fighter floored Denkoasan with a right, but the Thai fought back hard in the next three rounds. It ended in the eighth when Kono again displayed his power and flattened Denkoasan with a right. The 33-year-old Kono had won this title in 2012 with an upset victory over Tepparith but lost it to Liborio Solis in May last year. Solis in turn lost the title when he failed to make the weight for his first defence and so the title was vacant. Denkoasan, 37, a former WBA fly champion, had won the interim title with a win over Nobuo Nashiro in September. He had promised his six children he would regain the title but no fairy tale ending here.
Monterrey, Mexico: Light Middle: Alexis Camacho (20-5) W KO 4 Oscar Solis (5-10)
“Dandy” Camacho ended this one with a right to the chin of Solis in the fourth. Solis tried desperately to make it to his feet but was counted out. The 33-year-old local looked a good prospect when he won his first 16 fights, 15 by KO/TKO, but the former Mexican champion is 3-5 in his last 8 fights. Five losses in a row for Solis.
Livorno, Italy: Light Middle: Lenny Bottai (22-2) W PTS 12 Ishmael El Massoudi (39-7). Bottai wins this one but very close controversial decision with home advantage probably making the difference. The 36-year-old local found the Moroccan-born opponent a very clever boxer and his better skills looked to have allowed El Massoudi to build a slight lead. The expected surge by Bottai over the middle rounds did not really emerge and the Frenchman was in front going into the late rounds. Bottai staged a strong finish but it was questionable whether he had done enough to claw back the deficit. The Italian and the French judges each saw it 115-113 to Bottai and the Polish judge had it 115-113 to El Massoudi. The former Italian champion wins the vacant IBF Inter-Continental title and makes it 7 wins since an upset loss to Michel Hamilcaro in 2011. El Massoudi, 35, is a former French, ABU and interim WBA champion, but is now 3-4 in his last 7 fights. The EBU are tough when it comes to ratings. Bottai does not make the top 19 (they stop at that figure in this division) and El Massoudi is No 17 welter.
Novorossiysk, Russia: Cruiser: Dmitry Kudryashov (13-0) W KO 2 Lubos Suda (31-9-1). Russian Kudryashov lives up to his “Sledgehammer” nickname as he crushes Czech veteran early in the second round. Kudryashov maintains 100% record of wins by KO/TKO. This was a non-title fight but he already holds the WBC CISBB, UBO and GBU titles and is WBA No 13. Suda, 37, has lost the big ones to Ola Afolabi, Firat Arslan and Dymtro Kucher and was coming off a loss to Mairis Breidis for the IBA title in November.
Samut Sakhon, Thailand: Super Feather: Pharanpetch (13-0) W PTS 12 Rey Las Pinas (18-9-5). Pharanpetch fails to impress as he is run close by Filipino Pinas. Pharanpetch retains his WBC ABC title in his first defence but only on a close decision, Scores 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113. The 26-year-old Thai is WBC No 39. “StingRay” Las Pinas, 28, has won only 1 of his last 5 fights and is GAB No 6.
Rio Cuarto, Argentina: Welter: Victor H Velazquez (17-6) W PTS 10 Sebastian Lujan (42-9-2,1ND).Light Welter: Martin A Coggi (31-6-3,1ND) W PTS 10 Diego S Baez (8-2).
Velazquez vs. Lujan
Velazquez gets revenge and the Argentinian title as he floors old hand Lujan on the way to a unanimous decision. “El Huracan” got a fast start and after winning the first round stunned Lujan and then jumped on him in the second. With Lujan trapped on the ropes and eating punches his corner was one punch from throwing in the towel when the round ended. Lujan used his experience to steady the ship but in the fifth a right pierced his guard and sent “Iron” to the canvas. From that point with Velazquez going off the boil a little Lujan made it a more even fight with Velazquez unable to find the punch to finish the job. Scores 99-93, 98 ½-93 ½ and 97-96. Velazquez, the FAB No 10, had lost on points to Lujan for the interim Argentinian title in June and was 3-4 in his last 7 fights so an outsider in the betting. Lujan, 34, lost to Serhiy Dzinziruk for the WBO light middle title in 2006. He had rebuilt with wins over Walter Matthysse (26-2), Jose Luis Castillo and Mark Jason Melligan (21-2) but losses to Mike Jones and Chris Van Heerden sent him back to domestic business.
Coggi vs. Baez
Southpaw Coggi wins the vacant WBC Latino title with a unanimous decision over Baez. Coggi had the superior speed and skills and Baez lacked the experience to overcome those handicaps. He staged a strong finish but it was too late to change things. Scores 97-93 twice and 99-91. The 30-year-old “Prince”, the FAB No 4, will never match the achievements of his father but is a decent medium level fighter. “The Fury” Baez was having his first ten round fight.
Villa Maria, Argentina: Light: Raul H Centeno (14-1-1) W PTS 10 Diego Chaves (14-8-3). Centeno more dominant than the scores suggest in this one. The home town fighter largely controlled the fight with his quicker hand speed, sharp, accurate jabs and fast combinations. The jab found its target continually with Chaves having difficulty getting his own punches away. Centeno has a herky-jerky busy busy style and was doing most of the scoring. Chaves had his success when he could get close and throw punches in bunches but seemed to be outscored in every round. The scores came out at 96-93 twice and 97-92 which seemed generous to Chaves. The 25-year-old Centeno wins the vacant WBO Latino title. He is No 9 lightweight with the FAB and has won five and drawn one of his last six fights. The draw was with Chaves in January. Chaves, 26, a former challenger for the South American feather and Argentinian super feather title looks to be on the down slope as he is 3-7-1 in his last 11 fights.
Punchbowl, Australia: Light: Joebert De Los Reyes (12-4-1) W KO 5 Valentine Borg (6-1). Middle: Kurt Bahram (13-4-1) W PTS 8 Joel Dela Cruz (17-20-2).
De Los Reyes vs. Borg
Filipino gets upset win as he kayos Borg. The tall Australian Borg made little use of his physical advantages but instead took the fight to the Filipino. That strategy worked well over the first four rounds which Borg won on all cards. However, in the fifth, a right from De Los Reyes put Borg down and out cold. The 24-year-old De Los Reyes, unrated back home, makes it 9 wins by KO/TKO. This was his eighth fight in Australia. He 5-3 in those eight fights. Borg, a former undefeated Australian champion, just never saw the punch that nailed him.
Bahram vs. Dela Cruz
Bahram uses his advantages in height and reach to take a unanimous decision over Filipino to win the vacant Sate title. Bahram, 30, the ANBF No 11 has won 4 of his last 5 fights. Dela Cruz has lost his last 8.
Malvern, Australia: Light Fly: Randy Petalcorin (21-1-1) W TKO 2 Samransak (35-22-1). Light Welter: Terry Tzouramanis (12-1-3) W TKO 4 Manopnoi (10-19). Light Heavy: Manny Vlamis (12-3) W KO 7 Kiatchai (34-12).
Petalcorin vs. Samransak
Instead of a 12 round PABA title fight Petalcorin ends up getting an easy win in a scheduled eight rounder over past victim Samransak who came in as a short notice replacement. The 22-year-old Filipino southpaw wasted no time in overwhelming the Thai flooring him and halting him in two rounds. Petalcorin, rated WBA2/IBF 8(6)/WBO 9, has 16 wins by KO/TKO and is unbeaten in his last 19 fights. He had halted Samransak in three rounds in November. Petalcorin is looking for a shot at the WBA title but with Ramon Gonzalez as champion that is a tough assignment. Samransak, 30, has lost 3 of his last 4 by KO/TKO, all inside three rounds.
Tzouramanis vs. Manopnoi
Local hope Tzouramanis has an easy night against another Thai late substitute. The 28-year-old State champion and ANBF No 5 floored Manopnoi twice in the third round and the referee stopped the one-sided beating in the fourth. Just three wins by KO/TKO for Tzouramanis who has reversed his sole defeat. Substitute Manopnoi, 20, is 3-7 in his last 10 fights.
Vlamis vs. Kiatchai
Winning return for Vlamis. The Aussie put the Thai down in the seventh and although he made it to the perpendicular he was in a bad way and the referee counted him out on his feet. Briefly world rated after he won the PABA title by halting Joel Casey the 32-year-old Vlamis had been inactive since a crushing loss to Togasilimai Letoa in March 2012. He has nine wins by KO/TKO. Eight losses in Australia for Kiatchai, 7 of them by KO/TKO.
Ghent, Belgium: Cruiser: Bilal Laggoune (14-0-1) W KO 2 Laszlo Hubert (38-14). Light Middle: Sasha Yengoyan (29-1-1) W PTS 10 Ayoub Nefzi (21-3-1).
Laggoune vs. Hubert
Easy win as Laggoune collects the vacant WBC Mediterranean title in a poor match-up. The Belgian champion floored southpaw Hubert with a body punch in the first round and ended it in the second with Hubert floored again and not beating the count. The 21-year-old has 7 wins by KO/TKO. He is No 23 in the EU ratings. Hubert, 38, had won 6 of his last 7 fights against poor opposition and this is the 13th time in 14 defeats he has lost by KO/TKO.
Yengoyan vs. Nefzi
On paper this looked to be a reasohnable match which either man could win. It tuned out to be very one-sided with “La Bestia del Este” Yengoyan winning a wide unanimous decision. It started badly for Yengoyan as he was cut over the right in the opening round from a clash of heads. However, he was winning the rounds and even a cut over his left eye in the fourth did not change the pattern of the fight. The power and aggression of the Armenian-born Yengoyan were just too much for the Tunisian “Prince” and he was never able to use his superior skills. To add to his problems for the last four rounds he was bleeding heavily from a nose injury and was deducted a point after spitting out his mouthpiece in the ninth to gain some respite. Scores 100-88 twice and 99-90. After losing a unanimous decision to Aslanbek Kozaev in 2012 Yengoyan, 29 has run up 7 wins in a row by KO/TKO. The EBU treat Yengoyan as an Armenian and he is rated No 1 in their EE-EU ratings. Nefzi, 33, had previously only lost to very good class opposition in Emanuele Dell Rosa (24-1) and Nikola Stevanovic (22-1-1) and had rebounded with four wins since the Stevanovic loss in 2012, but was well beaten in this one
Gatineau, Canada: Welter: Antonin Decarie (30-2) W PTS 10 Pablo Munguia (19-5). Super Feather: Roody Pierre-Paul (9-1,1ND) W PTS 10 Baha Laham (12-2-2). Super Middle: Schiller Hyppolite (10-1) W RTD 6 Jermain Mackey (18-8).
Decarie vs. Munguia
Decarie makes a quick return to action with a hard fought unanimous decision over former Mexican champion Munguia. Decarie had his hands full with the unorthodox “Gravedigger” but overcame a bad cut over his left eye, a regular problem for Decarie, to box his way to victory. The cut hampered Decarie who built a strong lead over the first five rounds with the tough Mexican coming strong in the sixth and seventh. Decarie increased his work rate, took over in the eighth and was a comfortable winner in the end. Scores 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Second fight in seven weeks for 31-year-old Decarie and his third good win since losing on points to Luis Carlos Abrego for the vacant WBC Silver title in April last year. His other two wins were over Salim Larbi and Cesar Chavez. Munguia had won 8 of his last 9 fights including victories over Antonio Pitalua, Samuel Vargas (15-0-1) and Luis Grajeda (17-1-1) so very much a live opponent for Decarie.
Pierre-Paul vs. Laham
Suddenly southpaw Pierre-Paul is cleaning up the local prospects. He got off to a great start flooring Laham in the first and despite the attempts of the Lebanese-born local stayed in control. Any chance Laham had of swinging the fight disappeared in the seventh when Pierre-Paul scored a second knockdown. Laham tried hard but just could not close the gap. Scores 97-91 twice and 96-92. The 30-year-old Pierre-Paul wins the vacant WBC Continental Americas title. He had scored an upset win over former amateur star Ibrahim Kamal last month. His only loss is a points defeat against Brandon Bennett (16-1) for the WBC USNBC title in November. After being unbeaten in his first 14 fights 32-year-old Laham has now lost two in a row.
Hyppolite vs. Mackey
The power and aggression of Hyppolite prove too much for Bahamian veteran Mackey. Hyppolite had won every round and was getting stronger when Mackey’s corner retired their man at the end of the sixth round. Haitian-born Hyppolite now has 5 wins in a row by KO/TKO with his only career loss being to fellow-prospect Francy Ntetu in 2012. Mackey, 34, a former undefeated CBC champion has now lost his last 5 fights by KO/TKO.
Potsdam, Germany: Light Heavy: Robin Krasniqi (41-3) W KO 7 Emmanuel Danso (20-1). Light Heavy: Dominic Boesel (15-0) W PTS 10 Miguel Velozo (17-2-2). Heavy: Steffen Kretschmann (17-2,1ND) W PTS 8 Samir Kurtagic (12-6).
Krasniqi vs. Danso
Krasniqi wins the vacant WBO International title to keep his faint hopes of a world title fight alive. Krasniqi showed respect for the inflated record of Danso in the early action. The Kosovo-born fighter boxed carefully scoring with jabs and right hooks to slowly wear down and softening up the Ghanaian. The seventh saw Krasniqi produce a class finish as a right uppercut put Danso and out. Krasniqi needed to put on a good show after losing by a wide margin against Nat Cleverly for the WBO title in April and looking lucky to edge out Tomasz Adamek in July. Now 16 wins by KO/TKO for the WBO No 8. Danso had 20 wins, 18 by KO/TKO, but to put his record into perspective poor matching in Ghana meant that 15 of his 20 victims had never won a fight.
Boesel vs. Velozo
Boesel given a very tough night by unsung Czech-based Cuban Velozo and only just scrapes home on a majority verdict. It looked good for Boesel when he floored southpaw Velozo in the second round. However, the unorthodox Velozo was far from finished and Boesel was made to fight hard in every round. The Cuban scored a knockdown of his own in the sixth and by the end Boesel was holding on to survive with his early work just getting him the decision but with the Cuban deserving at least a draw. Scores 95-93 twice and 94-94. The 24-year-old German, an overrated WBO No 13, wins the WBO Inter-Continental title so will go even higher. Velozo, 40, was unlucky here and at his age he does not have much time to recover.
Kretschmann vs. Kurtagic
Southpaw Kretschmann wins but the rust shows. The big German was having his first fight in 18 months and was unimpressive in getting the unanimous decision again the Austrian-based Serb. For once Kretschmann was giving away height and reach (Kretschmann 6’5” 196cm, Kurtagic 6’7” 201cm) but he was the better boxer and collected the early rounds and seemed to be cruising. Things turned rough in the fifth with Kurtagic landing a low blow and then a rabbit punch. Kurtagic lost a point for the rabbit punch but Kretschmann made it clear after the fight that he had a pain in his neck for the rest of the fight which unsettled him. Kurtagic tried to force his advantage in the seventh flooring the German, but Kretschmann blasted back to also put the Serb down. Kurtagic dominated the last almost putting Kretschmann down again, but Kretschmann survived to take the decision in scores of 78-74, 78-75 and 75-74. The 33-year-old German was a high quality amateur winning a gold at the European Cadets, silver at the European Junior, twice collecting bronze medals at the World Championships and a silver at the World Military Championships. Two losses to Denis Bakhtov derailed him and he has admitted that he was not serious enough about his career-last chance saloon Steffen. Kurtagic’s other losses have all been to tough opposition in Edmund Gerber, Francesco Pianeta, Carlos Takam, Alex Dimitrenko and Denis Boystov, and none of those could stop him either.
Arezzo, Italy: Light Middle: Orlando Fiordigiglio (18-0) W KO 7 Ruben Varon (42-8). Super Feather: Carmine Tommasone (10-0) W PTS 6 Giuseppe Bergantino (1-5).Welter: Giammario Grassellini (20-6-3) W PTS 6 Giuseppe Rausseo (1-9-2).
Fiordigiglio vs. Varon
Italian retains his EU title with stoppage of brave Spaniard. Fiordigiglio had his jab working nicely in the first and then suddenly landed a left hook that put Varon down. The Spaniard is known as a slow starter and things looked bad. However, he got up and boxed his way to the bell. The Italian dominated the second with his jab but from the third the fight changed. Despite being under pressure Varon was fighting back using good skills and hard counters to even things up. By the fourth Fiordigiglio was showing a large swelling by his left eye as evidence of Varon’s success. Fiordigiglio was still picking up the points but now it was hard work, Varon had a very good sixth round and the fight looked to be in the balance. The seventh ended the fight. Fiordigiglio took Varon to the ropes and landed a left to the body and two shots to the chin. Varon went down and when he got up was in no condition to continue and the referee stopped the fight. The 29-year-old local makes it nine wins by KO/TKO and he also collects the vacant WBC International title. Varon, 34, a former undefeated EU champion, has recovered well from a shocking two round loss to Rafael Chiruta in July. On the back of that result and a win over a novice he did not deserve to be challenging for the EU title, but he went a long way towards restoring his reputation here.
Tommasone vs. Bergantino
Double Italian amateur champion Tommasone gets six rounds of useful work against fellow Italian Bergantino, but 7 points wins in a row so the 29-year-old looks to lack power. Bergantino yet to lose inside the distanced.
Grassellini vs. Rausseo
Veteran Grassellini gets a needed win as he decisions southpaw Rausseo. The 36-year-old had been 2-5-1 in his last 8 going in. Rausseo usually goes the distance.
Mexico City, Mexico: Bantam: Alejandro Hernandez (27-10-2) W TKO 5 Marvin Mabait (19-2-2). 12
The “Little Clown” gets upset win over highly rated Filipino Mabait. Over the first four rounds Hernandez had to box to avoid the strong lefts of southpaw Mabait, but managed to shake the Filipino on a couple of occasions. In the fifth Hernandez landed a hard combination topped off with a stunning right that sent Mabait tumbling into the ropes. With Mabait sitting defenseless between the ropes and Hernandez teeing-off the referee stopped the fight. The 27-year-old Hernandez had lost to Omar Narvaez for the WBO flyweight title in 2008 and drawn with Marvin Sonsona for the vacant WBO super fly title in 2009 (Sonsona failed to make the weight for this title defence). However losses to Orlando Rizo, Leo Santa Cruz and Akifumi Shimoda had put him out of the title picture. With this win gaining him the WBO Inter-Continental title and Mabait being the WBO No 5 he is right back in there. Then 26-year-old Mabait, the “Chavacano Disaster”, had won that WBO title by kayoing useful Mexican Johnny Garcia in 36 seconds, so was a hot favourite going in.
Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain: Super bantam: Cris Montilla (5-3) W TKO 6 Angel Lorente (5-5-1). “Pluto” Montilla retains his national title in his first defence with a stoppage of Lorente. The local fighter was in command in this one before flooring Lorente in the fifth. The challenger survived but Montilla scored another knockdown in the sixth and the fight was stopped. Sweet revenge for Montilla who had been halted inside a round by Lorente when they fought in 2012. An improving Montilla has won 4 of his last 5 fights. Mallorcan Lorente falls to 4 losses in a row after previous defeats against tough opposition in Sergio Prada, Jon Slowey and Ali Hallab.
Leeds, England: Light Middle: Damon Jones (11-0,1ND) W TKO 6 Tyan Booth (11-11-4). This one was almost all over in the first. Local southpaw Jones had Booth down twice and cut. However the gutsy Booth fought back despite suffering another cut in the third, There were some toe-to-toe swapping before Jones got back in control in the fifth. Booth was taking heavy punishment when the fight was stopped in the sixth. The 21-year-old Jones puts the No Decision disgrace behind him when the fight with Simone Lucas in September was stopped due to crowd trouble. He wins the vacant British Masters gold title (don’t ask!) and gets only his second win by KO/TKO. Six losses and 4 draws in his last 10 fights for Booth.
Hinckley, MN, USA: Middle: Andy Kolle (26-4) W PTS 8 Ryan Davis (24-13-3). Heavy: Aaron Green (15-0) W TKO 7 Byron Polley (25-17-1,3ND). Welter: Jamal James (13-0) W PTS 8 Angel Hernandez (16-15-1).
Kolle vs. Davis
Kolle eases back with wide unanimous decision over Davis. Kolle was in control from the start reaching Davis with his jab and shaking him on occasions with his hard southpaw lefts on the way to winning every round. Scores 80-72 from all three judges. The 31-year-old “Kaos” was having his first fight since losing a battle for local bragging rights to Cerresso Fort in January last year. He has two wins over Matt Vanda but lost on a split decision to then unbeaten Caleb Truax. Davis, 35, showed a good chin and some skill. He has lost 5 of his last 6 fights but has been in with Vanes Martirosyan and Mike Zewski in that tough run.
Green vs. Polley
“Gorilla” Green just hits too hard for “The Bear”. Green floored Polley with a right in the second. Polley got up and fought back hard as both fighters went toe-to-toe for a couple of rounds. The pace and power of Green proved decisive and he floored Polley again in the sixth. Another knockdown in the seventh saw the fight stopped. The 31-year-old 6’4” (193cm) Green has 13 wins by KO/TKO, his last six fight ending that way. The 34-year-old Polley has won only one of his last nine fights so Green should move up a notch in opposition selection.
James vs. Hernandez
The tall James wins a wide points victory over Hernandez. The Minnesota State champion had too much skill for the always willing Hernandez. James controlled the fight from the off and almost made the judges redundant as he floored a tiring Hernandez twice in the last round. Scores 80-70 twice and 79-71. Useful win for the tall thin 25-year-old 6’2” (188cm) “Shango”. Hernandez is 2-11-1 in his last 14 fights but usually gives good value.
New Town ND, USA: Light: Fernando Carcamo Garcia (17-5) W PTS 8 Miguel A Gonzalez (23-4). Light: Petr Petrov (34-4-2) W TKO 4 Chris Rudd (13-2). Light Heavy: Mike Seals (18-0) W TKO 5 Willis Lockett (13-13-5). Light Middle: Taras Shelestyuk (8-0) W TKO 1 Roman Barber (4-8). Heavy: Donovan Dennis (9-0,1ND) W TKO 2 Travis Fulton (21-36-1).l
Carcamo vs. Gonzalez
Gonzalez may have been a slight favourite to win this ESPN Boxcino tournament when it started, but that was overlooking the recent fine form of Carcamo. With height and reach on his side, Carcamo made a good start almost putting Gonzalez away in the first with a head jarring left hook that left Gonzalez sagging on the lower ropes. The referee applied a count, but Gonzalez was able to last the round. Southpaw Gonzalez got into the fight in the next two rounds getting inside and working the body of the lanky Carcamo and was the busier boxer. Carcamo used his height to box on the outside in the fourth and fifth. Both tired over the closing rounds with Carcamo holding a lead and despite a strong finish from Gonzalez he was able to stay in front and get a well deserved majority decision. Scores 78-74, 77-75 and 76-76. The 23-year-old 5’11” (180cm) “Yaqui Warrior” Carcamo had won six in a row by KO/TKO including victories over Vicente Escobedo and Samuel Kotey Neequaye. ”Silky Smooth” Gonzalez , 28, had lost only one of his last 18 fights going in but that knockdown in the first round left too much of a gap for him to close at the end.
Rudd vs. Petrov
Once again a fighter was giving away height, but this time he overcame the handicap. Petrov used intelligent aggression to get inside and break down Rudd. Petrov got through with some good left hooks and straight rights to take the first. Rudd came back in the second by using his jab and tying up Petrov whenever the Russian got inside. There were heavy exchanges in the third with Petrov’s edge in power showing and Rudd being forced to stand and trade. By the end of the round Rudd was in deep trouble and only just made it to the bell. In the fourth a crunching right from Petrov sent Rudd reeling into the ropes and Petrov kept him there unloading heavy shots until the referee halted the fight. The 30-year-old Spanish-based Petrov makes it 15 wins by KO/TKO. He lost to Marcos Maidana for the secondary WBA light welter title in 2011. He goes on to meet Carcamo in what should be an exciting final. “King” Rudd, 29, had good skills but lacked the strength or power to hold off Petrov.
Seals vs. Lockett
Atlanta’s Seals halts Lockett late in the fifth to remain undefeated. The 31-year-old has 14 wins by KO/TKO, the last 8 in a row, including a first round win over former WBA super middle champion Byron Mitchell, but Mitchell was 40 at the time and had lost 5 of his previous 6 fights by KO/TKO. “The Prophet” Lockett has lost 6 of his last 7 fights.
Shelestyuk vs. Barber
Ukrainian Shelestyuk takes just 92 seconds to halt late fill-in Barber and get his second one round win in a row. The 28-year-old Shelestyuk has 6 wins by KO/TKO. As an amateur he won a gold medal at the 2011 World Championships and a bronze at the 2012 Olympics. He is certainly one to watch. Barber has lost 5 of his last 6 fights.
Dennis vs. Fulton
Iowa’s Dennis finishes Walker early in the second round for his eighth win by KO/TKO. The 26-year-old 6’4” (193cm) former NGG silver medallist lost out for a place in London at the US Olympic Trials. “Ironman” Fulton, 36, has lost his last 4 fights and 27 of his losses have been by KO/TKO.
Weirton, WV, USA: Heavy: Jason Bergman (23-10-2) W TKO 3 Devin Vargas (18-3). Bergman halts a returning Vargas to retain his NABA title. The southpaw “Ironman” was just too big and strong for the rusty former top amateur. Bergman floored Vargas with a left in the second round and put him down again in the third. Vargas made it to his feet but another barrage of shots from Berman saw the fight halted. The 29-year-old Bergman has won three in a row by KO/TKO, two inside a round. He lost a split decision to veteran Maurice Harris in May, his only defeat in his last 15 fights. Vargas, 32, was having his first fight since losing to Andre Wawrzyk in 2011. Vargas was twice NGG champion and competed at the 2004 Olympics but left it too late to turn pro.
Lincoln, RI, USA: Light Middle: Chris Chatman (12-3-1) W PTS 8 Grady Brewer (30-19). The 29-year-old Californian southpaw returned to the winning column with a unanimous decision over seasoned Brewer. The youth and aggression of Chatman made it hard for Brewer to get a hold in the fight. From the third round onwards it was all Chatman as he just kept coming forward with a high work rate and Brewer tired late. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. Chatman was 2-2 in his last 4 going in with both losses to unbeaten fighters, so this was a good bounce back win. Now five losses in a row for 43-year-old Brewer who is just a shadow of the guy who scored upset wins over Cornelius Bundrage, Albert Onolunose and Fernando Guerrero.
Accra, Ghana: Super bantam: Ray Commey (8-2) W PTS 12 David Kotey (5-6). Bantam: Duke Micah (12-0) W KO 3 Ekow Wilson (14-1).
Commey vs. Kotey
Commey wins by large margin over Kotey to take something called the African Warrior title. “Chorkor Banku” as Commey is known won on scores of 117-109, 115-109 and 117-113. He also holds the Ghanaian and West African titles. Kotey has lost his last two fights to tough opposition.
Micah vs. Wilson
Olympian Micah continues to impress as he kayos formerly unbeaten Wilson in three rounds for the vacant West African title. Micah, who represented Ghana at the 2012 Olympics, has won of all of his fight so far by KO/TKO but before this victory the opposition has been poor. Wilson flattered by his record as nine of his victims had never won a fight.
Atlantic City, NJ, USA: Light Heavy: Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1) W KO 7 Cedric Agnew (26-1). Light Welter: Thomas Dulorme (21-1) W PTS 10 Karim Mayfield (18-1-1). Light Heavy: Radivoje Kalajdzic (15-0,1ND) W PTS 8 Lionell Thompson (15-2). 26
Kovalev vs. Agnew
“Krusher” Kovalev finally wears down Agnew to retain the WBO title. Kovalev was the aggressor from the start with Agnew looking to counter and keep his chin out of harms way. The champion was down in the opening round but it was a case of him going down on his knees as a result of a very low punch and he repaid Agnew by rocking him with hard rights later in the round. Late in the second a left hook to the side of the head sent Agnew pitching forward to the canvas. Luckily for the challenger the bell went when he got up. The American was countering when he could and showed good skills but was reluctant to open up too much for fear of the power of the champion. Kovalev was cut over his right eye in a clash of heads in the fourth but with Agnew not letting his hands go enough the champion was winning the rounds. He increased the pressure in the sixth and despite suffering another cut, this one under his left eye, he had Agnew under fire from body punches and Agnew dipped down to the canvas. That was counted as knockdown No 2. Kovalev came out to finish it in the seventh. He landed a series of hard punches and then sunk a left hook into the ribs of Agnew. The challenger went down on his knees and although the referee started the count he could see that Agnew was not getting up and waived the fight over. Second defence of his WBO title for the 30-year-old Kovalev and 22 wins by KO/TKO the last 8 in a row have ended early. Stevenson next? Maybe but don’t bank on it. Agnew, 27, showed he would be able to hold his own against most rated fighters. He has reasonable standard wins over Daniel Judah, Otis Griffin and Yusaf Mack, but was out-gunned here.
Dulorme vs. Mayfield
This fight almost happened at the weight-in where Dulorme grabbed Mayfield by the throat and they had to be parted before giving a show for free. The classy Dulorme had big advantages in height and reach and had the quicker hand speed. He used all of these against the smaller Mayfield. Dulorme staggered Mayfield with a left hook in the opening round and then shook him again at the start of the second. Mayfield’s problem was there to be seen, he had to get inside and turn the fight into a brawl without taking too much punishment on the way in. He succeeded in the third landing his best punch so far, a right that had Dulorme flying distress flags and looking to hold. Mayfield was wilder with attacks in the fourth letting Dulorme get back to his jab. Dulorme was using his longer arms to score on the outside and tying up Mayfield when in close but Mayfield managed to hurt Dulorme with a left hook only for Dulorme to slam back with one of his own. Mayfield kept coming forward but was increasingly inaccurate and Dulorme was doing the cleaner work. Their heads banged together in the eighth with Dulorme suffering a bad cut high on his head and he was also warned after two shots landed low. Mayfield was behind going into the last two rounds and again was just not throwing or landing enough shots and dropped the ninth before finishing strongly in the last getting through with a hard right as Dulorme just tried stayed out of trouble. Dulorme was the unanimous winner on scores of 98-92, 97-94 and 96-93 and takes the vacant NABF title. The 24-year-old is No 2 with the WBA /IBF 5 (4)/WBC 7/WBO 15 but is not yet ready for a title shots as he rebuilds after that loss to Luis Abregu in 2012. First loss for 33-year-old Mayfield. He has wins over Ray Serrano and Mauricio Herrera but this was his first fight in six months and only his second in 17 months. After losing perhaps he will find it easier to get fights.
Kalajdzic vs. Thompson
Thompson was probably the slight favourite in this one but threw away his winning chance by starting to slowly and spat it away later. Kalajdzic took the early rounds but then began to fade. Thompson came on strong over the late rounds but was tiring himself and lost a vital point when he spat out his mouthpiece to get a breather. Kalajdzic was able to hold on and take the decision on scores of 78-72, 77-75 and 76-75. This was cut from ten rounds to eight and it would have been interesting to see who was stronger over those extra two rounds. The 22-year-old “Hot Rod” from B & H needed the experience of these eight rounds as a mess of mismatches had given him 9 one round wins and no fights past six rounds. Big set back for “Lonnie “”. He had rebounded from back-to-back losses to Kovalev and Nicholson Poulard with three wins including a victory over Ryan Coyne and was WBC No 14.
Newcastle, England: Bantam: Stuart Hall (16-2-2) TEC DRAW 2 Martin Ward (18-2-1). Welter: Frankie Galvin (19-0) W PTS 12 Sacky Shikukutu (18-3-1). Cruiser: Jon-Lewis Dickinson(15-2) W TKO 10 Neil Dawson (12-3). Light Welter: Bradley Saunders (9-0) W TKO 4 Mitch Prince (12-3-2). Light: Kirk Goodings (11-1) W TKO 8 Gary Fox (11-3). Heavy: Eddie Chambers (37-4) W TKO 6 Tomas Mrazek (9-46-6)
Hall vs. Ward
Disappointment as this IBF title fight was over before it got going. After a good opening round which had seen Hall just edge the action a clash of heads saw challenger Ward suffer a bad cut over his right eye. It was too serious for the fight to continue so it was declared a technical draw. The 34-year-old Hall retains the title in his first defence. Ward was bitterly disappointed. He had been parachuted into the ratings so the fight could be approved so there is no guarantee he will get another chance. In his favour is that the Nos 1 and 2 spots are vacant in the IBF ratings so there is no mandatory challenger in the wings.
Gavin vs. Shikukutu
Once again Gavin gives one of those winning performances where he is the clear victor but fails to set the place alight. Perhaps two southpaws just did not make for a good mix. Gavin received an early shock when he was on the floor in the second round and although it looked more a case of Gavin being off balance the referee applied the first count of Gavin’s pro career. After that apart from the some occasional wicked left hooks to the body from Shikukutu Gavin comfortably outboxed the strong but crude challenger. Using his superior skills, his advantages in height and reach and good movement to make the Namibian miss whilst scoring with hard counters himself. In the end a comfortable but uninspiring win for the very talented Gavin. Scores 118-109 twice and 117-111. Second defence of his CBC title for the 28-year-old former World Amateur champion who is rated WBA 4/WBO 5/IBF 8. “Snake” Shikukutu, the interim WBO African champion, had lost only one of his last nine fights, and reversed that loss, but this was too big a step up in opposition for the Namibian.
Dickinson vs. Dawson
Excellent display of controlled boxing and a decisive finish from Dickinson. The tall British champion used a ramrod stiff jab and straight rights to batter away at the brave Dawson. The challenger managed to work the body well when he got inside, particularly in the second round, but Dickinson’s jab was continually jolting his head back. Those punishing shots gradually broke Dawson down and he was struggling to stay in the fight. Dickinson almost closed the show with a left hook in the ninth with Dawson only just surviving the following barrage. In the tenth with Dawson at bay the referee gave the challenger a standing count but that only delayed the end for a short while as a barrage of head punches from Dickinson forced the referee’s intervention. The 27-year-old, 6’4” (193cm) Dickinson makes the third defence of his British title and wins a Lonsdale belt-the most magnificent trophy in boxing. Dawson, 33, had earned the title shot with inside the distance wins over unbeaten fighters Tony Conquest and Chris Keane but his only chance here was one big punch and he was never able to land it.
Saunders vs. Prince
Impressive performance from the lanky Saunders. He almost finished the job in the first with two knockdowns, but also got a warning for hitting Prince when he was down. Prince survived the torrid opening but never really recovered. Saunders was trying too hard for the finish in the second and third but ended it in style in the fourth. A left hook to the body put Prince down and although he made it to the vertical a right put him down again and the fight was stopped. Seven wins by KO/TKO for the 28-year-old former World Championships bronze medallist and 2008 Olympian. South African-born Prince had lost a close decision to Willie Limond for the CBC title in June and this is the first time the 30-year-old Scot has failed to last the distance.
Goodings vs. Fox
A good scrap sees Goodings retain his English title with stoppage of local rival Fox. Goodings lived up to his “Bulletproof” nickname as he withstood early attacks from Fox before turning up the heat from the fourth. From there a sustained body attack took its toll and a beaten down Fox was halted in the eighth round. Four wins for 24-year-old Goodings since loss by just one point on the referee’s card against former British title challenger Steve Williams in 2012. Fox, 28, was coming off a creditable loss to prospect Scott Cardle in September.
Chambers vs. Mrazek
Tucked away down the show “Fast” Eddie”, back up at heavyweight, has an easy night with Czech Mrazek. Chambers was able to score as and when he wanted to. Mrazek was way out of his class and just soaked up punishment. Shots from Chambers had the Czech’s left eye almost shut and with just a few seconds in the last round left the referee finally stepped in and halted the one-sided affair. The 32-year-old Philadelphian is rebuilding after consecutive losses to Tomasz Adamek and Thabiso Mchunu. Mrazek, has won just 2 of his last 17 fights usually coming in at short notice.
Las Vegas, NV, USA: Fly: Brain Viloria (33,2ND) W PTS 10 Juan Herrera (9-8). Super Feather: Juan Carlos Martinez (20-14-1) W PTS 10 Alejandro Perez (19-4-1) . Light welter: Juan Carlos Ramirez (9-0) W TKO 2 Boyd Henley (10-4-1). Super Feather: Toka Kahn Clary (11-0.1ND) W TKO 4 Chris Lopez (7-2). Welter: Egidijus Kavaliauskas (5-0) W TKO 1 James Harrison (3-6-1). Welter: Jose Benavidez (18-0) W PTS 6 Prince Doku Jr.( 18-5).
Viloria vs. Herrera
A win for Viloria but the rust shows as he takes a while to get going. It was the fifth round before the fight really heated up with Viloria coming as close as he did all night to putting Herrera in real trouble. Viloria was scoring well in every round but rarely in combinations and not really putting Herrera under severe pressure. Herrera was able to score with some decent shots of his own but lacks power and did not trouble Viloria. Scores 98-92 twice and 97-93. The “Hawaiian Punch” got ten useful rounds of work and will be sharper when he fights in Macau in May. This was the first fight for the former WBC & IBF light fly and WBA & WBO flyweight champion since his loss to Juan Francisco Estrada in April last year. Puerto Rican Herrera keeps his record of never losing by KO/TKO.
Martinez vs. Perez
Perez had his card filled out for a dance with WBA champion Nicholas Walters for that same May 31 show in Macau. Martinez tore up the card and threw it in his face. Over the first five rounds Perez built a slight lead with his harder punching with Martinez looking to lack the power to hurt Perez but with the rounds being close. Martinez began to roll in earnest in the sixth and out punched Perez who was cut over his left eye in a clash of heads. The cut was proving a problem for Perez and although the rounds were still close Martinez was picking up the points. In the last round Perez was deducted a point for another of a series of low blows. With so many close rounds it was not surprising that it was a split decision. Scores 96-93 twice to Martinez and 96-93 to Perez. The 32-year-old Mexican was having his first fight in almost two years after suffering back-to-back losses to Mikey Garcia and Edner Cherry. He looked a reasonably safe opponent for a warm-up, but proved too hot. Perez, 27, had lost a wide unanimous decision to Diego Magdaleno in 2011 but had rebounded with four wins over useful opposition.
Ramirez vs. Henley
Olympian Ramirez continues to impress. Henley showed guts but was out-gunned. He was under pressure from the start and taking too much punishment when the fight was stopped in the second round. You might say this counts as overtime for the 21-year-old as six of his fights have ended in the first round. He is not being severely tested but he is doing all that is being asked of him and more. He was US Amateur champion in 2010/2011/2012 and represented the USA in the 2011 World Championships (where he lost to Lomachenko) and the 2012 Olympics. Three losses in a row for game Henley.
Khan-Clary vs. Lopez
Another former top amateur got an inside the distance win as Khan-Clary floored Lopez late in the third and forced the stoppage with a sustained attack in the fourth. The 21-year-old southpaw has 8 wins by KO/TKO. He was NGG champion in 2009 but lost to Raynell Williams in the US Trials for London. First loss inside the distance for Lopez.
Kavaliauskas vs. Harrison
The talent parade continued in this one as yet another Olympian got an early win. Kavaliauskas was the fastest of the night as he halted “Tuna” Harrison in just 73 seconds. The 25-year-old Lithuanian was twice a bronze medallist at the World cadet Championships, competed at the World Junior Championships, won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships and fought at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Lithuania needs a good prospect to liven their scene where most of their pros are just fodder for prospects and top fighters elsewhere. First loss inside the distance for Harrison.
Benavidez vs. Doku
Good to see Benavidez keeping busy. He wins every round against Ghanaian for six useful rounds of work. Scores 60-54 from all three judges. The 21-year-old returned from a 13 month lay-off with a win in November . The former NGG champion was a hot prospect when he turned pro at 17 in 2010 but injuries have sidelined him. Doku lasted less than two minutes when being halted by Frankie Gomez in December. His record is typically misleading 14 of his opponents had never won a fight.
Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Super Feather: Adrian Estrella (17-0) W KO 3 Balweg Bangoyan (18-9). Light Welter: Jairo Lopez (14-2) W KO 2 Jonelo Gadapan (8-6-1). Super Bantam: Arturo Santos R (17-3) W PTS 10 Julio Cesar Miranda (37-11-2). Super Feather: Nery Saguilan (28-4-1) W PTS 8 Adrian Briones (6-5-1).
Estrella vs. Bangoyan
Estella set a fast pace and had Bangoyan too busy defending to get off any shots of his own. Estrella was getting through with stiff jabs and hard rights to the body and things were already looking ominous for the Filipino. In the second Bangoyan got a slight period of respite when he floored Estrella with a low blow. In the third the Mexican landed a right uppercut which unhinged the legs of Bangoyan and then landed a series of crushing shots culminating in a powerful left hook and Bangoyan went down heavily. The referee did not bother with the count but immediately called off the fight to get medical help for Bangoyan. Estrella maintains his 100% record of wins by KO/TKO and retains the WBC Fecarbox title for the fifth time. He is No 25 with the WBC. Bangoyan, 27, has lost 5 of his last 6 fights. He had an overly ambitious shot at the WBC super bantam title in 2010 losing in five rounds to Toshiaki Nishioka.
Lopez vs. Gadapan
“The Doberman” shows his teeth again as Lopez halts Filipino. The WBC Youth champion was just too aggressive and hard punching and put away Gadapan late in the second round. Now ten wins by KO/TKO for Lopez, the last seven on the bounce. One win his last five fights for Gadapan.
Santos vs. Miranda
Big win for Santos who is finally finding his feet as a pro. Miranda was in the fight early but gradually the younger fighter’s aggression saw the former WBO fly champion fighting on the reverse and with his back to the ropes more and more. Miranda used his full bag of tricks to frustrate Santos and keep competitive and in the end Santos had to settle for a split decision. An outstanding amateur, Santos was a World Junior Championships silver medal winner and a quarter-finalist at both the World Championships (losing to Lomachenko) and the 2008 Olympics. The 28-year-old was pushed almost too fast as a pro resulting in a split decision loss to Fernando Montilla and a close points defeat against Hozumi Hasegawa in non title fights. He is No 9 with the WBC. “Pringa” Miranda now has five losses and a draw in his last six fights but in July he lost to Hugo Cazares by a wafer thin decision with two judges only giving it to Cazares 115-113. He is still a test for any fighter.
Saguilan vs. Briones
Saguilan showcases his skills but gets a harder than expected night from late stand-in Briones and just scrapes by on a majority decision. The 26-year-old “Pantera”, he wears a Black Panther mask into the ring, was unbeaten in his first 22 fights but is 6-4-1 in his last 11 as the opposition has got tougher. Three losses in a row for “Magic” Briones who came in at very short notice and did much better than expected.
Saint Lo, France: Light Middle: Maxime Beaussire (14-0-1) W PTS 8 Sheldon Moore (11-2-1). Local fighter Beaussire gets a hard fought unanimous decision to remain unbeaten. The blonde Frenchman and the bald Belgium put on eight good rounds of action. Beaussire was pressing the fight and Belgian champion Moore was more than willing to trade. Many rounds were close but Beaussire deserved the decision. Scores 78-74 twice and 78-75. The stocky 22-year-old FFB No 4 “The Conqueror” has 13 wins in a row. Moore, 27, who has done some of his fighting in the USA, had won his last eight fights and gave a good showing here.
Compiegne, France: Light Middle: Cedric Vitu (37-2) W TKO 3 Renat Samedovi (8-10-1). Vitu returns to action with a win. The local southpaw outclassed late substitute Samedovi and had the Georgian soaking up punishment when the visitors corner threw in threw in the towel. “Tito” took a chance in going ahead in this fight as he had injured his left thumb in training. His original opponent was substituted by the Georgian who was seen as an easier foe. Vitu, 28, went ahead with the fight to protect his EBU No 2 rating. He had not fought for eleven months and would have been dropped by the EBU for inactivity that would have jeopardized his chances of a return with EBU champion Sergey Rabchenko who had beaten the Frenchman on a split decision in Manchester in 2012 for the EBU and vacant WBC Silver titles. Now 7 losses by KO/TKO for Samedovi.
Ciudad Neza, Mexico: Super Feather: Juan Jose Martinez (19-1) W PTS 12 Carlos Jimenez (8-5-1). A great little scrap sees “Piquet” Martinez climb off the floor to outpoint “Torito” Jimenez for the second time. These two went to war in every round. It was hot action from the start with Jimenez flooring Martinez with a right uppercut in the first round. Martinez banged back with body punches to take the next two rounds and as the battle swung one way and then the other they were all square at the end of the sixth. The seventh saw Martinez put Jimenez down with a left to the body but Jimenez battled back and had a good ninth round. In the tenth Martinez looked to have Jimenez in deep trouble but again Jimenez fought back hard as they both fired off punches to the final bell. Scores 115-111 twice and 114-112. Martinez collects the vacant “WBC Mundo Hispano title and moves to 18 wins in a row. He had taken a majority verdict over Jimenez in August. Jimenez has won only one of his last six fights, but that win was a stoppage of Oscar Cortes (21-0). Figure that one out.
Catano, Puerto Rico: Super Bantam: Jose Lopez (13-0) W TKO 1 Leive Brea (19-11-3). Local “Wonder Boy” Lopez wins the vacant WBC Fecarbox title with first round stoppage of Brea. One hard left hook had the poor Dominican reeling and the fight is stopped. The 20-year-old Puerto Rican protégé has 11 wins by KO/TKO his last five fight have ended that way. Brea, 37, should not have been in the ring with someone with the class of Lopez. This was his first fight since being kayoed in six rounds by Jayson Velez in August 2012 and his eighth loss by KO/TKO.
Barcelona, Spain: Light Welter: Sandor Martin (16-1) W Ignacio Mendoza (38-8-2). Light Welter: Felix Lora (18-10-5) W PTS 6 Carlos Mairena (21-20-2)
Martin vs. Mendoza
Martin retains the Spanish title with technical decision over Mendoza. For the first five rounds it was Mendoza playing catch-up whilst the clever and mobile southpaw Martin outboxed him and kept the fight open whilst winning the rounds. From the sixth Martin began to tire due to the pace he had to maintain to hold off the attacks of Mendoza and resorted to holding to supplement his skills. Mendoza was coming on strong when a clash of heads saw Martin suffer a bad cut on his right eyebrow and the fight was stopped. It went to the scorecards and Martin got the decision on scores of 86-83 twice and 85-84. The 20-year-old Martin was making his first title defence and having his second fight since losing his unbeaten record to useful Frenchman Alex Lepelley in December. “Naxto” Mendoza,30, Colombian-born but living for many years in Spain, has been in with world class fighters such as Kevin Mitchell, Khabib Allakhverdiev and Viktor Postl. He deserves a return after the way this one ended.
Lora vs. Mairena
Not a very inspiring workout for Lora as he goes through the motions for six rounds against Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Mairena. Lora had Mairena down in the fifth but that was the full extent of the excitement and he was an easy points winner. Just a warm-up for the 30-year-old Dominican-born Lora as he will defend his WBO European title in Russia in just over two weeks. Only one win in his last 14 fights for Mairena.
Blackpool, England: Cruiser: Matty Askin (17-2) W TKO 9 Menay Edwards (12-3).
Askin wins but worryingly Edwards being rushed to hospital after the fight. The local fighter made a fast start landing with heavy punches to take the first round. Edwards got into the fight more in the second round but Askin was back in control over the third and fourth as Edwards lack of punching power allowed Askin to dominate. Edwards came back into it in the fifth and sixth as the busier fighter. From the seventh Askin was back in control and landing heavily as he went for the finish. That came in the ninth with Edwards forced to a corner and floored by a hard left hook. The fallen boxer was obviously in some distress and the referee quickly summonsed the medics. After being treated Edwards was stretchered from the ring and rushed to the hospital. He was reported to have had a comfortable night on Saturday but then had a bad night and it was reported that he had suffered minor bleeding on the brain. His condition was described as stable and comfortable. Askin, 25, was making the first defence of his English title which he won last April with a good victory over unbeaten China Clark. His losses have been to good opposition in Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Krzys Glowacki. Edward, the BBB of C Southern Area champion had won 8 of his last 9 fights.
Montlucon, France: Heavy: Mickael Viera (14-3-1) W PTS 8 Gregory Tony (20-6). Hometown fighter Viera just edges out former national champion Tony. It was not an exciting fight but Viera did enough to walk away with a split decision. The FFB have Viera at No 2 and he will be looking for another shot at Newfel Ouatah who halted him in a French title fight in 2012, the only defeat suffered by Viera in his last 12 fights. The 35-year-old Tony, the FFB No 5, is 3-4 in his last 7 fights. He is much better than he showed in losing in 54 seconds against Mike Perez in the 2011 Prizefighter.
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
ACC=WBC Asian Council Continental title
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 by citizens of Commonwealth countries
CISBB-WBC title covering the rump of the USSR and the Slovenian Boxing Board
DRC=Democratic Republic of the Congo
EBU=European Boxing Union
EE-EU=EBU title for European fighters from countries outside the European 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 a sanctioning body
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
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 an WBO affiliate
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.