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Moore TKOs Marques!

WBC CABOFE champion Leon “Hurry Up” Moore wasted no time with recently undefeated Guyanese National Champion Dexter Marques when the two met for the latter’s title last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown Guyana. The crafty southpaw Moore started the first round measuring Marques and landing his straight lefts and right hand jabs occasionally while the former champion did well evading Moore’s quick punches.
Round two started with Marques looking to turn the pressure on Moore, but the world rated fighter showed why he is rated highly by the World Boxing Council landing some telling jabs that forced the younger fighter to back pedal. Moore’s pressure started to pile on and Marques found himself trapped in the corner with Moore opening the clouds and raining punches before the referee jumped in to save Marques from further punishment. The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall was now filled with screaming fans who would have never witnessed such classical destruction.
Moore said afterwards that he is ready for a world title and wants to fight any bantamweight or super bantamweight who holds a world title. He also calls out former title contender Irene Pachecho who had a controversial victory over him in Columbia that resulted in two judges being banned for life. Moore stated he wants a rematch with Pachecho in Guyana with neutral officials or in a neutral territory.

Moore is expected to challenge for the NABA scrap soon and may be heading to Australia to prepare for this bout. Moore is managed by Guyanese Carwyn Holland and Australian Kirk Pugin.

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