Argentina’s Horacio Alfredo Cabral won the vacant WBC International 130 Lbs Silver title as he clearly outpointed previously undefeated Logan Cotton McGuiness last March 18th at the Powerade Centre, Brampton, Ontario. More to come.
Mr Aram Davtyan of Punch Boxing Promotions staged a beautiful show in Moscow (Russia) last March 17th which was a WBC International double header. Aik Shakhnazaryan (Armenia by way of Russia) won the vacant Wbc International superlight weight vacant title against tough Philippines Al Rivera. Aik Shakhnazaryan closely outpointed by unanimous decision 12 All Rivera. This was a very good contest between two high rated fighters.
The other title bout of the night wa for the vacant WBC International 140 Lbs Silver and Manvel Sargsyan outpointed Evgeny Pavko over ten rounds. *full details to follow*
Commey defeats Slimani; Lawson and Micah win in Accra, Ghana
Triple delight as trio claim vacant WBC titles
It was triple delight for Ghana at the Bukom Boxing Arena as Richard Commey, Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah made the nation proud claiming various WBC titles at stake at the Freedom Fight Night. The bouts, put together by Streetwise Promotions in conjunction with Errol Hawk Sports Management , were part of Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations. National President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ex-President Jerry John Rawlings, Youth and Sports minister Isaac Asiamah as well ex-world champions Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey and Alfred Kotey were all in attendance. WBC Vice President Mr. Houcine Houichi was the Supervisor.
(above) Houcine with President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo
Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo with former boxing star Ike Quartey
And it was Duke Micah who started at 8:00 pm LT in the first championship of the night and set the ball rolling with a corner retirement victory over Mexico’s Jonathan Aguilar: The latter claimed an arm injury at the end of round eight and did not start round nine. Duke won the vacant WBC international bantamweight title. The Baby Faced Terminator Micah , who is also the reigning Commonwealth bantamweight champion, has now added another success to his unbeaten collection to make 20 wins (18 inside). His birth name is Duke Akuetteh Micah, aged 25.
Duke Micah vs Johnathan Aguilar – Highlights
Frederick Lawson started his bout at 8:50 pm LT and eventually scored a hard fought majority decision (116-113, 114-114 and 119-109) victory over tough Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings. Lawson won the vacant WBC International silver welterweight belt. Despite showing signs of rust after a pretty lond lay off, Lawson stood tall to claim the title at stake. Neutral judge from Belgium Mr. Daniel Van De Wiele had no winner scoring 114-114; local judge Eddie Pappoe scored 116-113 for Lawson; while Nigeria’s judge Lateef Muiss probably had a bad night as he eventually scored 119-109 for Lawson. As proved by Mr. Van De Wiele’s score, the fight turned out to be very close, indeed.
What was reported to be the main bout started at 10pm LT. Richard Commey won a unanimous decision win over Belgium’s Hedi Slimani, with a 116-112 (twice) and 117-111 (Lateef Muiss) 12-round points win. The Ghanaian, who was looking for an instant knockout after two successive defeats, began on a frantic note opening a deep cut beneath Slimani’s left eye but the visitor stood tall to ensure the fight lasted the distance. Commey improved his fight record to 25-2, (22 KO’s), with the only blights coming against Denis Shafikov and Robert Easter Jnr while Slimani record stands at 26-3, (14 KO’s). Commey was the WBC #8 contender, while Slimani was rated at #10. Therefore, it was a great fight between two top rated fighters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrx7Y4QDLD8
Richard Commey vs Hedi Slimani – Highlights
WBC International Superflyweight Silver belt
Both fighters had made the weight limit the day before on their first attempt on the scale. Jamie Conlan 51.88 Kgs. (114,4 lbs) (8 st 2 lb 6 oz) – Yader Cardoza 51.85 Kgs. (114,3 lbs) (8 st 2 lb 5 oz).
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom – Jamie Conlan vs Yader Cardoza
Friday 10th March 2017 2017 – promoter: Frank Warren (Queensberry Promotions)
Michael Rocky Fielding has decided to relinquish his WBC International Supermiddle weight title on voluntary basis (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:30 PM)
O2 Arena, London – In a bout for the WBC International welterweight title, Sam Eggington (20-3, 12 KOs) got the biggest win of his career with an eight round knockout over former two division world champion Paulie Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KOs).
WBC International 115 Lbs champion Sonny Boy Jaro has relinquished his title on voluntary basis. The Committee will now approve a vacant title bout in short terms. More to come.
Avni Yildirim retained his belt in a spectacular fashion winning by KO at 1’36” of round one and improved to 15 wins (10 KOs) no defetas. The challenger lost for the first in his career inside the distance after 26 pro bouits. For full details, please see page SuperMiddle SILVER.
*See respective pages on “TITLES” for full details on those two Championships*
Andrew Selby outpointed and outclassed WBC International Flyweight champion Ardin Diale to become the new champion. Read Fly-weight page on “Titles”.
Selby, 28, is the younger brother of IBF featherweight champion Lee.
Scores 100-90 for Selby from all three judges as he wins the important WBC International title. The 28-year-old from Wales may just be the most talented boxer in Britain and he past an important test here. Diale never stopped trying. He stuck to his task but just could not get anywhere near the fleet Welshman. Diale was the biggest test Selby has faced so far. The 28-year-old Filipino was 9-1-1 in his last 11 fights. He lost to Julio Cesar Miranda in a fight for the WBO flyweight title in 2011 and crossed swords with Juan Francisco Estrada, Rodel Mayol and John Riel Casimero. He is a former OPBF champion and won all eight of his Philippines flyweight title fights so an experienced battler but a frustrated loser against the new champion.