At Plaza del Toros, Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico, Oscar Ibarra was upset by Sylvester Lopez by eighth round TKO in a super flyweight bout. With the win, Sylvester captured the right to try for the WBC 115 pound crown, which was recently captured by Suriyan Sor Rungvisai. His record now stands at 17-3-1 (13). Ibarra had his thirteen bout win-streak snapped and fell to 27-5 (18).
Sylvester, previously unranked, grabs the SecondsOut number nine position at 115. Ibarra drops out of the top ten for the time being.
At Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, Jorge Arce avenged a 2009 decision defeat to Simphiwe Nongqayi by fourth round KO in a WBO super bantamweight bout. Nongqayi was dropped in the opening round before the bout was halted at 2:01 of the fourth. The victory gave Arce the first defense of his championship and improved his ledger to 58-6-2 (45). Nongqayi fell to 16-2-1 (6).
Arce held his second place standing among SecondsOut’s elite 122 pounders.
On Sunday, September 25, at Olimp, Krasnodar, Russia, Dmitry Pirog forced Gennady Martirosyan to retire in ten rounds of a WBO middleweight title bout. Pirog notched the second defense of his championship and moved his ledger to 19-0 (15). Martirosyan fell to 22-3 (11).
Pirog, while full of talent, remains a low man in the SecondsOut top ten due to his level of opposition, which should increase after this victory. Pirog holds the seventh slot down.
SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, October 2:
On Saturday, October 1:
At Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany: Steve Cunningham versus Yoan Pablo Hernandez in a twelve round IBF cruiserweight title bout; Sebastian Sylvester versus Grzegorz Proksa in a twelve round middleweight bout; Karo Murat versus Gabriel Campillo II in a twelve round light heavyweight bout
In Puebla, Puebla, Mexico: Sammy Gutierrez versus Roilo Golez in a twelve round light flyweight bout
At Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico: Juan Manuel Lopez versus Mike Oliver in a twelve round featherweight bout; Roman Martinez versus Roman Maas in a twelve round super featherweight bout
At Newport Leisure Centre, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom: Gavin Rees versus Derry Mathews in a twelve round lightweight bout
At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States: Sergio Gabriel Martinez versus Darren Barker in a twelve round middleweight bout
At MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States: Roman Gonzalez versus Omar Soto in a twelve round WBA light flyweight title bout; Toshiaki Nishioka versus Rafael Marquez in a twelve round WBC super bantamweight title bout;
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