By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Denis Boulanger
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Panamanian Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno successully defended of his WBA bantamweight world title against Mahyar Monshipou by split decision on Saturday night at the Parc of Expositions in Poitiers, France. The scoring of the judges was Nelson Vásquez of Puerto Rico 116-113 in favor of Moreno, Stanley Christodoulou of South Africa 116-112 in favor of Moreno and Erkki Meronen of Finland 115-113 in favor of Monshipour. Moreno now has the record of 26-1-1 with 8 KOs while Monshipour falls to 31-4-2, 21 KOs.