WBC International 140lbs – Gold & Silver titles

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*


WBC International triple-header in Accra Ghana – RESULTS –

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.


Fredrick Lawson vs Sakima Mullings – Highlights


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




Jamie Conlan climbs off the canvas to win a split decision over Cardoza and the vacant WBC International Silver 115 Lbs belt

WBC International Superflyweight Silver belt

Jamie Conlan had to climb off the floor to eventually score a split decision over Yader Cardoza at the Waterfront Hall last night (March 10th).  Conlan won the vacant WBC International SuperFly-weight Silver title,  despite being sent to the canvas in the eighth round.   British judge John Keane had 115-113 for Conlan.    Ukraine judge Mrs. Olena Pobyvailo had eventually 112-115 for Cardoza.   Hungary’s Bel Florian had 114-113 for the new champion.     Conlan finished with blood streaming from a cut around his left eye and there was as much relief as joy when he heard the decision.    Going into the fight, unbeaten Conlan said he wanted to produce a smarter display rather than be dragged into a war and that’s how he started, using the ring and distance to set up his attacks but in the opening round he nevertheless found himself caught all too often with Cardoza’s hooks.   Conlan, who calls himself ‘The Mexican’, also got the better of some good exchanges at close quarters near the end of the round.     Implored by his corner to use his jab, Conlan effectively used his left hand, setting up Cardoza for two tasty right hands in the fifth.   Then came the moment of real fear for Conlan’s supporters when he was sent to the canvas in the eighth from a sharp three-punch combination.    The Belfast man was reeling and had to take further punishment but managed to hold on to hear the bell.     Despite the crisis, Conlan cleared his head and had a good ninth round but then walked into a blizzard of right hands in the 10th.   That opened up a cut around his left eye.    Conlan shrugged at the end as if to say he wasn’t hurt but it was clearly Cardoza’s round.    The remaining two rounds were very close  with Cardoza finishing the stronger, but Conlan just about deserving the decision.

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)

new WBC International Flyweight champion: Andrew Selby

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.