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15 SEPTEMBER 2014

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On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3/3/13


Gradovich celebrates after beating Dib (pic Jill Bonnett)
Gradovich celebrates after beating Dib (pic Jill Bonnett)

By Derek Bonnett: The month of March is underway and the landscape of SecondsOut’s world rankings continues to evolve. Five world title fights were on the line this week as we watched various champions compete win, lose, and draw. Some titles were defended while new champions claimed others. Overall, it was a productive week of professional prizefighting as the best in the business continue to remain On the Move.

 

On Wednesday, February 27, at Todoroki Arena, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Juan Carlos Reveco won a unanimous decision over Masayuki Kuroda in a twelve round WBA flyweight title bout. The three scorecards read 117-111 twice and 116-112. Reveco made the first defense of the full title, being promoted from interim champion. His dossier improved to 30-1 (16). Kuroda dipped to 21-4-2 (13) and is without a win since 2011.

 

Reveco retained his number ten SecondsOut ranking at flyweight.

 

On Thursday, February 28, at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, San Juan de Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica, Bryan Vazquez made quick work of Luis Ernesto Jose stopping him in one round of a super featherweight bout. Jose was dropped in the first and the contest was stopped at 2:59. Vazquez raised his record to 30-1 (16) and won for the first time since his title fight loss to Takashi Uchiyama in December. Jose fell to 31-11-2 (26).

 

Vazquez held onto his number ten SecondsOut ranking at super featherweight.

 

On Friday, March 1, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA, Billy Dib suffered an upset loss to Evgeny Gradovich in a twelve round IBF featherweight title bout. Gradovich won by split scores of 114-112 twice and one of 112-114. Both fighters were deducted points for holding in the eighth round. Dib was cut over his right eye and twice around his skull. Gradovich captured his first world title and raised his ledger to 16-0 (8). Dib fell to 35-2 (21).

 

Gradovich entered the SecondsOut featherweight rankings at eight. Dib fell from fourth to tenth. Javier Fortuna was pushed up two places to sixth. Elio Rojas fell two places from seventh to ninth.

 

On Saturday, March 2, in Windhoek, Namibia, Pungluang Sor Singyu lost a decision to Paulus Ambunda in a twelve round WBO bantamweight title bout. The unanimous scores favored the challenger fighting at home by margins of 116-112 twice and 115-113. Ambunda raised his numbers to 20-0 (10). Singyu failed to make his first defense and dipped to 43-2 (28).

 

Ambunda climbed into the SecondsOut bantamweight rankings at number seven. Singyu fell from sixth to ninth. Julio Ceja was pushed from seventh to sixth. Malcolm Tunacao exited the top ten.

 

Also on this date, at Cebu Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, Donnie Nietes fought to a majority draw with Moises Fuentes in a twelve round WBO light flyweight title bout. The judges’ cards read 114-114 twice and 115-113 in favor of Nietes at home. Nietes retained his title and moved his record to 31-1-4 (17). Fuentes, still WBO 105-pound champion, held his record at 16-1-1 (8).

 

For now, both fighters hold their rankings at their respective weight classes. Nietes is still fourth a 108 and Fuentes is second at 105.

 

Also on this night, at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Richard Abril outscored Sharif Bogere in a twelve round vacant WBA lightweight title bout. The foul-filled affair exhibited many head butts from the challenger and forced holding from the champion. Abril was cut over both eyes from accidental head clashes. Both fighters were deducted points for their various infractions. Abril had been raised from interim to full champion before the bout and won by scores of 116-110 twice and 115-111. Abril raised his record to 18-3-1 (8). Bogere dipped to 23-1 (15).

 

Abril retained his number three ranking among SecondsOut’s top lightweights. Bogere fell from sixth to seventh. Raymundo Beltran moved from seventh to sixth.

 

Also on the card, Gary Russell Jr. won a shutout over Vyacheslav Gusev in a ten round featherweight bout. Gusev hit the canvas in the third round and lost by scored of 100-89 across the board. Russell improved to 22-0 (13). Gusev fell to 20-3 (5).

 

Russell moved from ninth to seventh with the win and various movements in the division.

 

At Gimnasio de las Liebres, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Carlos Cuadras scored a TKO over Victor Zaleta at 2:07 of round seven. Cuadras raised his dossier to 28-0 (23). Zaleta fell to 20-4-1 (10).

 

Cuadras climbed from eighth to seventh with the win. Zaleta fell out of the SecondsOut’s top ten. Ryo Akaho returned to fill the void.

 

SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, March 10:

On Friday, March 8:

 

At Surat Thani, Thailand: Tepparith Kokietgym versus Daiboy Sajiro in a twelve round super flyweight bout

 

On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 3/3/13

By Derek Bonnett

 

The month of March is underway and the landscape of SecondsOut’s world rankings continues to evolve. Five world title fights were on the line this week as we watched various champions compete win, lose, and draw. Some titles were defended while new champions claimed others. Overall, it was a productive week of professional prizefighting as the best in the business continue to remain On the Move.

 

On Wednesday, February 27, at Todoroki Arena, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Juan Carlos Reveco won a unanimous decision over Masayuki Kuroda in a twelve round WBA flyweight title bout. The three scorecards read 117-111 twice and 116-112. Reveco made the first defense of the full title, being promoted from interim champion. His dossier improved to 30-1 (16). Kuroda dipped to 21-4-2 (13) and is without a win since 2011.

 

Reveco retained his number ten SecondsOut ranking at flyweight.

 

On Thursday, February 28, at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, San Juan de Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica, Bryan Vazquez made quick work of Luis Ernesto Jose stopping him in one round of a super featherweight bout. Jose was dropped in the first and the contest was stopped at 2:59. Vazquez raised his record to 30-1 (16) and won for the first time since his title fight loss to Takashi Uchiyama in December. Jose fell to 31-11-2 (26).

 

 


Vazquez held onto his number ten SecondsOut ranking at super featherweight.

 

On Friday, March 1, at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA, Billy Dib suffered an upset loss to Evgeny Gradovich in a twelve round IBF featherweight title bout. Gradovich won by split scores of 114-112 twice and one of 112-114. Both fighters were deducted points for holding in the eighth round. Dib was cut over his right eye and twice around his skull. Gradovich captured his first world title and raised his ledger to 16-0 (8). Dib fell to 35-2 (21).

 

Gradovich entered the SecondsOut featherweight rankings at eight. Dib fell from fourth to tenth.  Javier Fortuna was pushed up two places to sixth. Elio Rojas fell two places from seventh to ninth.

 

On Saturday, March 2, in Windhoek, Namibia, Pungluang Sor Singyu lost a decision to Paulus Ambunda in a twelve round WBO bantamweight title bout. The unanimous scores favored the challenger fighting at home by margins of  116-112 twice and 115-113. Ambunda raised his numbers to 20-0 (10). Singyu failed to make his first defense and dipped to 43-2 (28).

 

Ambunda climbed into the SecondsOut bantamweight rankings at number seven. Singyu fell from sixth to ninth. Julio Ceja was pushed from seventh to sixth. Malcolm Tunacao exited the top ten.

 

Also on this date, at Cebu Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, Donnie Nietes fought to a majority draw with Moises Fuentes in a twelve round WBO light flyweight title bout. The judges’ cards read 114-114 twice and 115-113 in favor of Nietes at home. Nietes retained his title and moved his record to 31-1-4 (17). Fuentes, still WBO 105-pound champion, held his record at 16-1-1 (8).

 

For now, both fighters hold their rankings at their respective weight classes. Nietes is still fourth a 108 and Fuentes is second at 105.

 

Also on this night, at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Richard Abril outscored Sharif Bogere in a twelve round vacant WBA lightweight title bout. The foul-filled affair exhibited many head butts from the challenger and forced holding from the champion. Abril was cut over both eyes from accidental head clashes. Both fighters were deducted points for their various infractions. Abril had been raised from interim to full champion before the bout and won by scores of 116-110 twice and 115-111. Abril raised his record to 18-3-1 (8). Bogere dipped to 23-1 (15).

 

Abril retained his number three ranking among SecondsOut’s top lightweights. Bogere fell from sixth to seventh. Raymundo Beltran moved from seventh to sixth.

 

Also on the card, Gary Russell Jr. won a shutout over Vyacheslav Gusev in a ten round featherweight bout. Gusev hit the canvas in the third round and lost by scored of 100-89 across the board. Russell improved to 22-0 (13). Gusev fell to 20-3 (5).

 

Russell moved from ninth to seventh with the win and various movements in the division.

 

At Gimnasio de las Liebres, Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Carlos Cuadras scored a TKO over Victor Zaleta at 2:07 of round seven. Cuadras raised his dossier to 28-0 (23). Zaleta fell to 20-4-1 (10).

 

Cuadras climbed from eighth to seventh with the win. Zaleta fell out of the SecondsOut’s top ten. Ryo Akaho returned to fill the void.

 

SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, March 10:

 

On Friday, March 8:

At Surat Thani, Thailand: Tepparith Kokietgym versus Daiboy Sajiro in a twelve round super flyweight bout

 

On Saturday, March 9:

At Complejo Panamericano, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: Edgar Sosa versus Ulises Solis III in a twelve round flyweight bout

 

At The Hangar, Costa Mesa, California, USA: Juan Carlos Salgado versus Argenis Mendez II in a twelve round IBF super featherweight title bout

 

At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA: Tavoris Cloud versus Bernard Hopkins in a twelve round IBF light heavyweight title bout

 

To check out Derek’s SecondsOut rankings click on the link below http://www.digenie.net/sorankings/p_so_world.asp 

 

For further boxing discussion, contact Derek DBO Bonnett on Facebook or at dbonnett@att.net.

Richar Abril Wins Over Bogere
Richar Abril Wins Over Bogere


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