Fists of Gold II results from the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China:
Unbeaten super flyweight Rex Tso (7-0, 4 KOs) won an all-action six round majority decision over Rusalee Samor (20-5-2, 9 KOs). Tso from nearby Hong Kong won by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 57-57.
In a knockdown-filled war, unbeaten super bantamweight Genesis Servania (22-0, 8 KOs) scored a nine round technical split decision over Konosuke Tomiyama (23-6-1, 8 KOs). Servania dropped Tomiyama in round one, but Tomiyama came back to floor Servania twice in the same round! Servania knocked down Tomiyama again at the end of round three. The bout was eventually stopped in round nine due to a cut suffered by Servania from an unintentional headbutt. Scores were 87-82, 86-83 Servania, 85-84 Tomiyama.
Unbeaten super bantamweight Dave Penalosa (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a third round KO over Ngaotawa Sithsaithong (10-11-1, 5 KOs). Penalosa showed good power in dispatching Sithsaithong. Time was :45. Penalosa is the son of Dodie Boy Penalosa.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist flyweight Zou Shiming (2-0, 0 KOs) scored an entertaining six round unanimous decision over Jesus Ortega (3-2, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China. Zou tried hard for the KO but had to settle for a 59-55 nod on all three cards. With the win, Shiming earned a spot on the big Pacquiao-Rios card in November.
WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (23-2, 17 KOs) defended his title with a hard fought twelve round unanimous decsion over previously unbeaten Milan Melindo (28-1, 11 KOs). Not a whole lot to separate these two through the first nine rounds. Action opened up late with numerous toe-to-toe exchanges. Estrada dropped Melindo at the end of round eleven and staggered Melindo again in the twelfth to pull away. The scores of 118-109, 117-109, 118-109 didn’t reflect how close the fight was.
IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (17-0, 8 KOs) outboxed Mauricio Munoz (26-4, 12 KOs) to retain his title via twelve round unanimous decision. Gradovich tirelessly grinded down Munoz en route to a 119-109, 119-109, 120-108 win.
In a highly anticipated clash between unbeaten heavyweights, Andy Ruiz Jr (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Joe Hanks (21-1, 14 KOs). As promised, Ruiz was aggressive from the outset and finally floored Hanks twice in round four and the bout was stopped. Time was 1:41.