Elsewhere on Saturday, March 19, in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, Roman Gonzalez defeated Manuel Vargas over twelve rounds in a competitive WBA junior flyweight title bout. Gonzalez remained unbeaten and now stands at 28-0 (23) with one defense of his title under his belt. Vargas, an experienced veteran, dropped to 29-8-1 (14).
Gonzalez maintained his standing at 108 pounds, but beating Vargas was no easy task. However, the longer standing Giovanni Segura and Ivan Calderon deserve to be ranked ahead of Gonzalez until their rematch. If things go according to plan, Gonzalez-Segura could become the biggest match-up of junior flyweights since Carbajal-Gonzalez I.
On the same evening, at Cebu City Waterfront Hotel in Cebu, Philippines, Milan Melindo dispatched Rosendo Vega in one round of a flyweight bout. Melindo augmented his record to 24-0 (8) with his first bout of 2011. Vega dropped to 16-7 (11).
Melindo keeps his number five ranking at 112 pounds just below the four titlists.
SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, March 27 :
On Tuesday, March 22:
At Payuhakiri, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand: Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym versus Vicky Tahumil in a six round super bantamweight bout.
On Friday, March 25:
At Sara Buri, Thailand: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam versus TBA in a six round super flyweight bout.
At Sports Center, Fairfield California, USA: Antonio Escalante versus Alejandro Perez in a ten round featherweight bout.
On Saturday, March 26:
At Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany: Alexander Dimitrenko versus Albert Sosnowski in a twelve round heavyweight bout.
At Ynares Gym, Angono, Rizal Philippines: Denver Cuello versus Samartlek Chaiyonggym in a twelve round minimumweight bout.
At DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia: Dmitry Pirog versus Javier Francisco Maciel in a twelve round WBO middleweight title bout.
At Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa: Steve Molitor versus Takalani Ndlovu in a twelve round IBF super bantamweight title bout, Moruti Mthalane versus Johnreil Casimero in a twelve round IBF flyweight title bout
At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA: Yuriorkis Gamboa versus Jorge Solis in a twelve round WBA/IBF featherweight title bout, Miguel Angel Garcia versus Matt Remillard in a ten round featherweight bout
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March 21, 2011