FLYWEIGHT

Cristofer Rosales, Nicaragua

Cristofer Rosales (Nicaragua) WBC International Flyweight champion

WBC #2              27-3-0, 18   NEW WBC WORLD Champion

Full name:          Cristofer Jordan ROSALES GONZALEZ

WBC International champion Cristofer Rosales stopped Daigo HIKA (15-0, 15) to become the new WBC World Flyweight champion.

Arena Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan April 15, 2018 by Teiken Promotions Akihiko Honda

Nicaragua’s Cristofer Rosales (27-3, 18 KOs) won the WBC World flyweight crown stopping local hero Daigo Higa (15-1, 15 KOs) in round nine, when the Japanese’s corner finally signaled a surrender at 1:14 of the mentioned session.

The taller Nicaraguan took the lead with solid left uppercuts following left-right combos and hurt the ex-champ who had forfeited his belt on the scale the day before.

Higa exclusively fought back with body shots, but Rosales looked more effective in the close quarters.

After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated 39-37 twice for Rosales, 39-37 for Higa.

The fifth and sixth saw Cristofer, 23, connect with left and right uppercuts to the face and midsection to weaken the still game but fading ex-champ.

Higa, however, furiously attempted to retaliate with two-fisted attacks to the breadbasket in rounds seven and eight, while Rosales fought back hard without retreating in the center of the ring.

After the eighth, the interim scoring was : 77-75, 79-73 for Rosales, 76-76.

In the ninth and fatal session, Rosales had the local fighter at bay with solid and effective combinations.

Higa’s corner finally made up its mind and asked the third man to halt the proceedings.

Birth name    Cristofer Jordan Rosales Gonzàlez

Born on          6th October 1994

Record            27-3-0, 18 inside

Este martes en el Teiken Boxing Gym de Tokio, el nicaragüense clasificado número 2 y campeón Internacional Cristofer “Látigo” Rosales, (26-3/17KOs) 23 años de edad, realizó un entrenamiento público previo al combate que sostendrá contra el japonés imbatido y campeón mosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo Daigo Higa, (15-0/15KOs) 22 años de edad, que tendrá lugar el próximo 15 de abril en la Yokohama Arena de la ciudad de Yokohama, Japón. Rosales entrenó ligero haciendo ejercicio de sombra y salto de cuerdas bajo la dirección de sus dos entrenadores, Wilmer Hernández y Roger González. Rosales, de 171 centímetros de estatura, mostró su velocidad y pegada con ambas manos. Antes del comienzo del entrenamiento, Rosales participó en una conferencia de prensa y comentó:

“Estoy esperando ansioso para subir al ring. Estoy muy agradecido por esta oportunidad de disputar el cinto del WBC. Tuve duros entrenamientos, por lo que estoy en grandes condiciones físicas y mentales. El clima de Japón no me afecta nada. Estoy tranquilo espiritualmente. Higa es un gran peleador con potencia y será una dura pelea”.

Su última pelea de Cristofer Rosales fuera de Nicaragua se efectuó en Italia, precisamente en la ciudad de Pordenone en el pasado mes de octubre, cuando se anotó una valiosa victoria por nocaut en el séptimo round sobre  Mohammed Obbadi, ganando el vacante título internacional mosca del WBC.

Current WBC International Flyweight champion Cristofer Rosales will travel to Japan to fight against WBC World champion Daigo HIGA (15-0, 15) next April 15.   The fight by Teiken Promotions of Mr. Akihiko Honda at the Arena Yokohama, Kanagawa.   Difficult task for our International champion, indeed.    The Committee wishes a great fight to Cristofer in the land of the Rising Sun.

This is when Cristofer won the vacant WBC International Fly-weight  crown:

Saturday 21, October 2017

Vacant WBC International Flyweight title Championship

Venue:   Palasport Maurizio Crisafulli, Pordenone (North of Italy)

Promoted by Mario Loreni

 

Muhammad Obbadi (Morocco)  vs   Cristofer Rosales (Nicaragua)

RESULT:       Rosales WTKO7

*Obbadi retired on his stool and did not start round eight

Muhammad Obbadi      WBC # 22

Cristofer Rosales          WBC # 7

*The title was vacant after last July 19th Andrew Selby decided to relinquish it on voluntary basis*

*Comments*  

Obbadi was unbeaten and brave  , but Rosales turned out to be too strong for him.   Obbadi  dropped to 13-1-0, 10 inside.   His cornerman retired him at the end of round seven and before round eight started.

Rosales W TKO 7 and becomes the new WBC International 112 Lbs champion.

*The day before:

*Weigh-in at Moderno Hotel Palace (Pordenone) October 20th 12:53 LT

*Both fighters under the limit on their first attempt on the scale

Rosales       Kgs. 50.800

Obbadi        Kgs. 50.600

*Rules meeting starting at 1:14 PM LT (minutes regularly signed by all interested parties)

Ring Officials in attendance*

 

 

  Cristofer Rosales   

 

 

Former WBC International champions in this weight class

Andrew SELBY,   Wales

Ardin Diale,   Philippines

Giemel Abuan Magramo,  Philippines

 Renz Rowell  ROSIA,  Philippines

Renan Trongco,  Philippines

Rey  Megriño,  Philippines

Pongsaklek Wonjongkam,  Thailand

Edgar Sosa,  México         *   title definitively relinquished   8 June 2012

Edgar  Sosa  México         * reinstated  by President Sulaiman   Nov. 9, 2011

Ryan Engalla BITO,  Philippines

Sanmuangloei  Kokietgym  (Sooksan  Chaichana),  Thailand

Moruti Mthalane,  South Africa

Monelisi Mhikiza Myekeni,  South Africa

Chatchai Sasakul,  Thailand

Alex Ali Baba,  Ghana

Diosdado Gabi,  Philippines

Richard Clarke,  Jamaica

Jaosinthorn Chalermsri,  Thailand

Randy Mangubat,  Philippines

Jonathan Peñalosa,  Philippines

Ngqubela Gwazela,  South Africa