Boxing Result

Bradley unifies 140lb titles!

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

In a 140lb unification clash, undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs) took the belt of WBO junior welterweight champion Kendall Holt (25-3, 13 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Holt dropped Bradley in round one with a big left hook, but Bradley recovered and went on to outwork Holt in most of the following rounds, although Holt landed the harder punches. Holt made things interesting by knocking down Bradley again with seconds left in the fight, but it wasn’t enough as Bradley won 114-112, 115-111, 115-111.
In an IBF super middleweight title elimination bout, Librado Andrade (28-2, 21 KOs) was too strong for #2 Vitali Tsypko (22-3, 12 KOs), winning a twelve round unanimous decision. Andrade dropped Tsypko with a right hand in round two, put him down again with an uppercut in the seventh, and mostly punished Tsypko who, although outgunned, showed great heart. Scores were 117-109, 117-109, 120-106. With the win, Andrade earned a rematch with IBF champion Lucien Bute.
Adrian Diaconu (26-0 15KO) returned home to Montreal in front of 7,513 fans at The Bell Centre for the first time since winning WBC light-heavyweight world champion in his native Romania. Diaconu who became available when his scheduled fight for next week in Rome Italy fell through and was involved in a non-title affair versus local product David Whittom (10-8-1 6KO) who gave the champion eight tough rounds. Diaconu who exhibited heavy hands throughout was able to easily walk away with a 80-72, 80-72, 79-73 victory on the scorecards.
Pressed into service at the last minute because of a world title opportunity for super-featherweight Benoit Gaudet (17-1-12KO) versus Humberto Soto, bantamweight Sebastien Gauthier stepped forward at career high 132.8 pounds and took care of business against the now 1-11 Martin Huppe. Predictably, this one was a mismatch, even at the higher weight and Gauthier scored a knockdown at the end of round three, left to continue, this one ended shortly afterwards with Gauthier again knocking down his overmatched opponent and referee Alain Villeneuve stopping the action at 1:23 of the fourth.
Middleweight Paul Clavette (15-2-1 3KO) scored his 3rd career knockout, handling Jacques Lemaire and dispatching him at 1:58 of the 4th round. Clavette knocked down the former toughman twice in a spirited affair between local products.
Featherweight Pier Olivier Cote (6-0 4KO) overwhelmed opponent Luis Acevedo (7-7 3KO) knocking down the Mexican four times on a way to a stoppage at 2:56 of the second round.

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