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Municipal Auditorium Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno,Tijuana, Mexico - In another epic war, to which he is accustomed to, Orlando ‘Siri’ Salido(42-12-2, 29KOs) became the new WBO interim junior lightweight champion by defeating the Thai, Terdsak Kokietgym (53-5-1, 33KOs) with a stunning knockout in the eleventh round.
Salido visited the canvas in the first, second and fifth rounds.
Kokietgym fell in the first, fourth, seventh and finally the eleventh, where he could not recover.
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POR: JONATHAN GAUDIER
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En otra épica guerra, a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados el guerrero de Ciudad Obregón, Orlando ‘Siri’ Salido (42-12-2, 29KO’s) se convirtió en el nuevo campeón interino superpluma de la OMB al vencer con un impresionante nocaut en el undécimo asalto al tailandés, Terdsak Kokietgym (53-5-1, 33KO’s).
Salido visitó la lona en el primero, segundo y quinto asalto.
Kokietgym cayó en el primero, cuarto, séptimo y finalmente en el undécimo, donde no pudo recuperarse.
El combate se celebró en el Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno deTijuana.
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‘Saint’ George Groves (20-2, 15 KOs) returned in style on Saturday night. The Hammersmith boxer announced himself back on the world scene with a unanimous decision verdict over the tough Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse (22-3-3, 6 KOs) in a final eliminator for the WBC World Super Middleweight title.
‘’It feels great to be back,’’ said Groves. ‘’Rebrasse was a good opponent, a very tough guy, he took an awful lot of shots and kept coming. I knew it was going to be a hard fight. I felt in good condition but you always have to be cautious against a guy that has never been stopped. I want to entertain, I want to knock people out. I didn’t manage that tonight but I gave it real good go. Things are only going to get better from here. We’re getting ready to take over the world!’’
The former British and Commonwealth Champion can now add the European and WBC Silver titles to his impressive resume, and prepare for a mandatory challenge for Anthony Dirrell’s WBC belt. ‘’Dirrell has already made some statements, he’s a bit cheeky, a little bit outspoken,’’ said Groves. ‘’He’s been quite disrespectful to Rebrasse. I knock out a lot of guys and Rebrasse took some big shots, I’m not sure Dirrell could stand up to some of the punches I landed tonight. He has said he doesn’t want to fight me, that he doesn’t want to come to the UK but now he may just have to.’’
Promoter Kalle Sauerland was pleased with what he saw in the ring and at the post-fight press conference revealed he is ready to begin negotiations for a WBC World title fight. ‘’Before this fight I described George as one of the most exciting boxers on the planet,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’After tonight’s performance my mind hasn’t changed one bit. We’re ready to start to talking to Dirrell’s people. I don’t see any other options for them, there are no bigger fights out there. George is a natural entertainer inside and outside the ring. He has a style that would be very appealing to a US audience.’’
In the main event of the afternoonn cruiserweights Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-8-1, 7 KOs) faced off for the NABF Cruiserweight Title. The ten-round cruiserweight match-up between Mchunu’s southpaw style and Wilson’s wild style made for an exciting fight. Thabiso landed some clean shots and Wilson countered to no avail. The fifth round was slow with Wilson chasing down Mchunu and Wilson finally landing some shots. The ninth round started off with a bang, both fighters were trading big punches. The crowd began chanting for Wilson and the action started to pick up in the final round with both fighters coming out swinging. In the tenth, the referee deducted a point from Mchunu for holding, but it did not matter as Mchunu retained his NABF Cruiserweight Title with a unanimous decision victory (96-93, 99-90 and 98-91).
After the fight Mchunu said, “First of all thank God. Thank you for supporting me to all my fans in South Africa. My trainer, Sean, and my corner for getting me this victory smooth and easy. I would like to thank all of you for coming to the fight. I had it in mind it was going to be tough, really tough. It was as tough as I expected. He is a strong guy. I knew after three rounds it was going to be tough but then I nearly knocked him out. I knew it was going to be tough and I just can’t go for the knockout. I knew it was going to go for the distance. I boxed him. I showed I can think in the ring. I’m smart. I’m fast and elusive.” He added, “I want the WBC belt, there is a guy from Poland [Krzysztof Wlodarczyk] who got it so I am going for him. After that I will fight the other guys like Marco Huck [current WBO champion] and [Yoan Pablo] Hernandez.” Continue reading
Before another packed house on Friday, Sept. 19th, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, undefeated, fast rising, Jr. Welterweight prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (14-0 11KO’s Long Island, NY), blasted out spoiler Ramesis Gil with a sensational one punch knockout in the 2nd round of a scheduled 10 round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Both fighters came out aggressively in the first round with each scoring
hard shots and little to choose between them. The 2nd round began with Seldin stalking Gil (8-9-5 5KO’s Santo Domingo, DR) backing him up. Seldin beat Gil to the punch and landed a thunderous right hand on Gil’s chin. Gil crumpled to the mat and was counted out giving
Seldin his 11th KO in 14 fights.
The semi final 8 round Lightweight bout saw previously undefeated Alan Gotay (8-1 4KO’s Huntington, NY) lose a shocking, upset decision to Hector Marengo.
This was your classic Boxer-Puncher match that saw Gotay constantly pressuring the moving Marengo throughout the fight. Marengo countered Gotay’s charges with sharp punches and scored a highly questionable knockdown in the 4th round that Gotay was dominating and in all likelihood was the deciding factor in the fight. The action was fast paced over the 8 rounds and the final scores were 78-73, 77-75, 76-75 all for Marengo (7-8-4 4KO’s Arecibo, PR). Continue reading
On September 27th in Moscow, WBC Cruiserweight Champion, Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-2-1, 35 KOs) will have tough test fighting rugged Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs).
Wlodarczyk defends his crown for the 7th time. Fiodor Lapin who trains him, revealed snippets of tactics explaining:
“Against Drozd our strategy will be different than the one we used on the Rakhim Chakkiev bout, who was knocked by Wlodarczyk in 8 rounds. Rakhim is an offensive boxer. He is always attacking his rivals bodies and aiming for the head. Drozd is different. He is a fast agile boxer, who’s resistant and he is also in great shape. We never underestimate our opponents. That is the reason we had achieved successful past defenses.
“In Drozd’s last bout he had a great fight against Mateusz Masternak. We are carefully studying him and we will formulate a perfect plan for victory.”
“Krzysztof is capable of being a specialist defensive boxer but he’s also an expert offensive boxer. We have several options. Wlodarczyk is versatile and his main virtues are patience, character, and the confidence he has in himself. We are sure he will successfully defend the WBC belt again.”
Thabiso Mchunu 199 vs. Garrett Wilson 193
Karl Dargan 134 vs. Angino Perez 134
Sullivan Barrera 173 vs. Eric Watkins 175
Joseph Perez 132 vs. Agustine Mauras 134
Piotr Apostol 133 vs. Tyrell White 136
Charles Foster 174 vs. Robert Jackson 182
Anthony Everett 153 vs. David Wilson 158
Venue: Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT
Promoter: Main Events