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By Robert Coster
New York-based hot Dominican prospect Juan “Baby Tito” Dominguez (13-0, 9 KOs) returned to his homeland to win the first title of his young career – the WBA Fedecentro super-bantamweigh belt – stopping overclassed Geicy Lorenzo (12-6, 4 KOs) in just two rounds. Dominguez dropped Lorenzo in the first round and was battering him in the second round when the referee decided to halt the one-sided affair.
On the same show, Amanda Serrano (16-1 ) of New York won the WIBA featherweight title with a one round knockout of Wanda Pena (8-5), while super bantamweight Leon Moore (29-2, 23 KOs) of Guyana won by TKO in five rounds over Gregorio Lebron. The 11 fight boxing card was held at the Arena del Cibao in Santiago, the Dominican Republic’s second city.
By Ron Jackson
Cleutus Mbhele retained his Gauteng bantamweight title with a majority ten round draw against Cebo Ngema in a closely fought contest at the Nasrec Expo Centre near Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Judge Alfred Buqwana scored it 97-93 for Mbhele whilst judges Phillip du Randt and Joe Chaane scored it 95-95. The drawn decision was a bit harsh on the 22 year-old Mbhele (52’82kg) who appeared to box his way to a comfortable decision with his better boxing skills throughout. Ngema, 23, made a fast start and possibly shaded the first two rounds before the champion picked up the pace in round three. Boxing from behind his southpaw right jab Mbhele was in control throughout piling up the points with some good counter punching as the aggressive Ngema (53.22kg) pressed forward. Mbhele takes his record 14-4-3; 7 and Ngema goes to 9-3-1; 6. (more…)
Report and photo by Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten Japanese heavyweight Rio Hidaka (10-0, 8 KOs), 216.75, defeated New Zealander Clarence Tilman (11-11-2, 6 KOs), 274, by a nearly lopsided decision (79-74 twice and 79-73) over eight hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Sanda, Japan. Hidaka controlled the contest with his constant pressure and solid overhand rights, but the much taller and heavier Tilman occasionally landed a vicious punch to the face at a time. Hidaka, too anxious to finish his foe, looked too tense and stiff to throw punches smoothly, but he was an aggressor all the way. The 6’4” Tilman withstood the shorter Japanese banger’s shots and attempted to land his wicked right cross. Hidaka, who had always asked for more bouts, has been already booked in Osaka this coming May. He stays busy, which may be good for him. Promoter: Green Tsuda Promotions.
Why is Nonito Donaire making plans for the future, beyond boxing? Check out the Philippine Star
Former champ Scott Harrison has parted ways with manager Alex Morrison. More in the Daily Record
Former greats Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield recently met again . . . more
The Press of Atlantic City’s take on last night’s Broner-Rees fight in Atlantic City: more
“I knew he [Rees] was going to come to fight. He’s a world-class fighter,” said WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner after his five round demolition of former WBA 140lb titleholder Gavin Rees on Saturday night in Atlantic City. “He kept coming. He threw every shot like it was his best shot. I knew he would hang. When you have two world-class fighters going toe-to-toe, it’s going to be a great fight. Thanks to everyone who came out. It’s [NBA] All-Star Weekend and you came to see an All-Star. He’s [Rees] tougher than a steak that’s been well done. If I fought Ricky Burns, he would get burnt out. I want to fight him, but if he doesn’t want to fight me. Oh well. There are high expectations for me to take boxing over after [Floyd] Mayweather and [Manny] Pacquiao hang up their gloves.
“Tonight was a nice fight. I have to go back and watch it. Overall I felt pretty. I just looked in the mirror and I still look good. I would fight 10 times a year if I could.” (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Hekkie Budler of South Africa retained his IBO strawweight belt when he beat Filipino Renan Trongco on a unanimous 12 round points decision in an entertaining fight at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Boxing from behind a close defence Budler was in control throughout as judge Tony Nyangiwe (SA) scored it 117-111 and judges Bruce McTavish (Philippines) and Terry O’Connar (England) both scored it 118-111. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
New Mexico lightweight Fidel Maldonado Jr. (15-2, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular third round knockout of reigning beltholder Jorge “Koky” Romero (24-5, 21 KOs) to claim Romero’s WBC Silver title on Saturday night at the Domo Deportivo del parque “Dos Aguas” in Tulum, Mexico. Maldonado laid out Romero with a straight left to the chin 35 seconds into the third round.
World rated super lightweight contender Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (28-0-1, 22 KOs) moved up a division and won a five round majority technical decision over Fidel Monterrosa (29-7, 23 KOs) in a bout for the vacant WBC Silver welterweight title. Monterrosa was deemed unable to continue due to a cut over his left eye caused by an unintentional headbutt and the bout went to the scorecards. Judges had it 56-56, 58-54, 58-54 for Ortiz. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Unbeaten super featherweight Adrian “Diamante” Estrella (10-0, 10 KOs) battered game Juan Carlos “Nene” Santillan (9-4, 5 KOs) until Santillan’s corner kept their man on the stool at the start of the seventh round on Saturday night in the Gimnasio Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico.
Also, ¿Quien Pinta para la Corona? champion Daniel “Tokado” Echeverria (6-0, 6 KOs) blew away Geronimo “Torito” Hernandez (15-24-2, 7 KOs) in the first round. (more…)
WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel arrived in Tokyo today for a press conference to be held on Monday where together with the Japanese Boxing Commission they will announce the official entrance of the organization to Japan. The delegation included WBO Ratings Chairman Luis Perez, WBO Asia Vice President Leon Panoncillo and promoter Felix “Tutico” Zabala. Upon his arrival, Valcarcel declared “I’m very happy and delighted to have been able to get our organization into such a great country. This is history in the making. I want to thank the JBC, Mr. Akihiko Honda and Felix “Tutico” Zabala who have work very hard for the past three years to make this happen.” (more…)
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer
Unbeaten Colombian super bantamweight Jonathan Romero (23-0, 12 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over local hero Alejandro Lopez (24-3, 7 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF super bantamweight title on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municpal in Tijuana, Mexico. Scores were 116-111, 115-112 for Romero, 115-112 for Lopez.
In a clash of unbeaten bantamweights, Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr. (16-0-2, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Hanzel “Tornadito” Martinez (19-1, 15 KOs). Gonzalez Jr. is the son of former world champion Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez. Martinez is the nephew of Antonio Margarito.
Unbeaten middleweight Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (18-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Rogelio “Porky” Medina (30-3, 24 KOs). Scores were 96-93, 97-92, 97-92.
Unbeaten 2008 Olympian middleweight Matt Korobov (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Arturo “Caballo” Rodriguez (13-13, 8 KOs) photos
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