Also on Saturday, March 12, at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA, Sergio Martinez demolished Serhiy Dzinziruk in eight rounds of a middleweight title bout. Martinez dropped Dzinziruk five time en route to the TKO victory and improved his record to 47-2-2 (26). Dzinziruk lost his unbeaten record and dropped to 37-1 (23).
Dzinziruk remains the number one man at 154, but on unsteady ground. With both Dzinziruk and Williams suffering humiliating defeats to Martinez at middleweight, the junior middleweight picture is without a clear number one. Miguel Cotto’s win over the insignificant Mayorga is not enough for him to assert himself over these two fighters either. The rankings hold for the time being at 154. Martinez, of course, remains the man to beat at 160 pounds and not looks toward a bout with Manny Pacquiao for P4P supremacy.
Also on Saturday, March 12, at Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Ricky Burns defeated Joseph Laryea in seven rounds of a WBO super featherweight title bout. Laryea cited a hand injury for his corner’s submission. Burns improved his dossier to 31-2 (8) and notched his second title defense. Laryea fell to 14-5 (11).
Burns holds down the number two spot in the 130 pound division at SecondsOut.
Also on Saturday, March 12, at Polideportivo La Colonia, Junin, Mendoza, Argentina, Jonathon Victor Barros scored his most significant win to date with a twelve round decision over Miguel Roman to defend his WBA regular featherweight title for the first time. Barros elevated his ledger to 32-1-1 (18). Roman dropped to 33-8 (25).
Barros earned his keep and remains among the SecondsOut featherweight elite at tenth.
Also on the card, Oscar Ibarra defeated Ariel Humberto Alassia by fourth round TKO in a 115 pound bout. Ibarra moved his record to 26-4 (17). Alassia dipped to 12-6-1 (4).
Ibarra remains the number ten super flyweight at SecondsOut.
SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, March 20 :
On Saturday, March 19:
At Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Lucian Bute versus Brian Magee in a twelve round IBF super middleweight title bout. Also on the card, Vanes Martirosyan versus Bladimir Hernandez in a ten round junior middleweight bout.
At Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, Germany: Vitali Klitschko versus Odlanier Solis in a 12 round WBC heavyweight title bout. Also on the card, Ola Afolabi versus Lubos Suda in a 12 round cruiserweight bout.
At City West Hotel in Dublin Ireland: Guillermo Rigondeaux versus Willie Casey in a twelve round interim WBA super bantamweight bout.
In Puebla, Puebla, Mexico: Roman Gonzalez versus Manuel Vargas in a 12 round WBA junior flyweight title bout.
At Cebu City Waterfront Hotel in Cebu, Philippines: Milan Melindo versus Rosendo Vega in a ten round flyweight bout.
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March 13, 2011