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21 OCTOBER 2014

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Selby Breezes Past Koasicha/Rees Victorious/Cleverly Returns


Welshman Lee Selby moved closer to a shot at the world title at the Motor Sport Arena in Cardiff,Wales on Saturday night by out-pointing Romulo Koasicha over 12 rounds to win the WBC international featherweight title.

 

Apart from a few shaky moments in the eighth round where he was shaken with a left hook Selby pretty much controlled the fight as the 119-109(twice) and 119-110 scorecards suggested.

 

The win takes Selby’s record to 19-1 and could eventually lead him to a shot at WBC champion Jhonny Gonzalez.

 

Speaking after the fight Selby told Sky Sports:“It was a WBC eliminator. If I stopped the guy – he’s never been stopped before – it would have sent out a good message to the rest of the featherweight division.

 

“But I think I boxed well and I’m ready to move on now. I think I would hold my own with any featherweight, but I want to be ready to win the title and keep defending it and become a legend, ”added Selby.

 

On the Matchroom Sport promoted undercard former world light welterweight champion Gavin Rees retired from the sport after a long and successful career with a win over fellow Welsh rival Gary Buckland.

 

Buckland won their first meeting on points a real cracker of a fight and this one was pretty much the same. Rees had already decided beforehand that win or lose this was going to be his last fight. The scores were 117-112 and 117-113 for Rees and 116-113 for Buckland. Rees bows out with a 38-4-1-(18).

 

In the third title fight on the card former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly made a successful debut in the cruiserweight division when he scored a second round tko win over Shawn Corbin. Cleverly won the vacant WBA Inter-continental title.

 

Other results

WBC International super middleweight title Callum Smith w tko 2 Tobias Webb

light welterweight Chris Jenkins w tko 7 Miguel Aguilar

light middleweight Dale Evans drew 4 Mark Douglas

light heavyweight Paul Smith w tko2 David Sarabia

light welterweight Mitch Buckland w pts 6 Daza Usher

featherweight Robbie Turley w rtd 2 Marc Callaghan

middleweight Alex Hughes w tko 4 Mark Till




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