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Chavez Jr. defeats Cuello!

Soto, Montiel also triumph

Photos: Chris Cozzone


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By Felipe Leon at ringside

Unbeaten jr middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Luciano Cuello (23-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza Monumental Playas in Tijuana, Mexico. The fight was very competitive with Chavez a little busier, but Cuello was applying much of the pressure, often backing up the taller Chavez. After the first four rounds, Chavez was up 39-37. Cuello was bleeding heavily from the nose from round four. Chavez won by scores of 98-92, 96-94, 96-95. After the fight, promoter Bob Arum named John Duddy, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao as potential opponents for Chavez Jr.
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WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto (47-7-2, 29 KOs) became the first man to stop three-time title challenger Antonio Davis (26-5, 13 KOs) with a fourth round TKO. Soto dropped Davis twice in round one, and twice in round four, before referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. waved it off after after Davis was rocked again. Time was 2:38.
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Former WBO super flyweight champion Fernando Montiel (39-2-1, 29 KOs) impressively won the vacant WBO bantamweight title with a third round annihilation of Diego Silva (24-2-3, 12 KOs). Silva was dropped by a glancing right hand in round two, then floored twice by left hooks in round three. Time was 2:24.
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Two-time world title challenger Antonio Diaz (46-5-1, 29 KOs) won a close but unanimous decision over Ciudad Juarez, MX favorite Javier Castro (19-2, 17 KOs) in a welterweight contest. Both fighters fought in close range with Castro being deducted a point for a low blow. Scores were 95-94 and 96-93 twice.
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Tijuana’s Antonio Lozada Jr. was awarded a unanimous decision over six lightweight rounds over Tomas Sierra of Villa Nicolas Romero, MX. The fight was closer than the decision rendered.
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Adan Osuna esily defeated Manuel Armendariz at the 2:05 mark of the second round. After dropping Armendariz with a left hook, a flurry of punches prompted the referee to stop the bout.
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Pro debuter Andy Garcia of Mexicali connected a hard right hand that sent Miguel Ramirez, also of Mexicali, crashing to the canvas for the full count in the first round.
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Antonio Margarito’s brother in law Hazel Martinez made his pro debut a good one by dropping Jose Inez mid way thru the first round with a left hook to the body. The bout was stopped soon after. Official time 1:42 of the first.
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Tijuana’s Arturo Badillo stopped Lisandro De Los Santos of Sonora in the third round of a scheduled four round flyweight bout. Badillo controlled the action, De Los Santos was never in the fight.




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