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Bennett outscores Rios

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former world rated welterweight Chad Bennett (23-3-3, 16 KOs) was impressive in clearly outscoring Argentine lightweight champion Aldo Nazareno Rios (46-4, 11 KOs) over ten rounds at the Newcastle Jockey Club, Broadmeadow Racecourse, NSW, Australia on Saturday. The 5’10 Bennett, 36-years, controlled the action in all the rounds as he continually connected with accurate combinations. 5’8 Rios, 35-years, came to fight but could not cope with the Australian boxers superior speed and skills. The visitor had been in the distance with world champions Isaac Hlatshwayo, Artur Grigorian and Steve Johnston. Ricky Hatton stopped Rios in nine rounds. He had defeated Victor Hugo Paz three times and scored knockouts over Jason Cook and Sergio Gonzalez. Bennett will challenge former WBA champion Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai for the IBF Australasian 140 pound title. Bennett is focused on IBF world title shot against IBF junior welterweight champion Juan Urango.

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