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16 NOVEMBER 2018


On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 5/1/11

Hernandez win over Keb  moves him to 4th spot
Hernandez win over Keb moves him to 4th spot

By Derek Bonnett: The last week of April was largely dominated by talk of the royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, but the world of professional boxing also experienced four additions to its royal family. The SecondsOut 108 pound world rankings experienced a lot of movement courtesy of the results of three separate world championship bouts. The super flyweight division also saw some changes of its own.

On Saturday, April 30, at Club Once Unidos, Mar Del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina Luis Alberto Lazarte was dethroned by Ulises Solis by twelve round split decision in an IBF junior flyweight title bout. The two 108 pounders previously fought to a controversial draw in Lazarte’s homeland, but the Mexican former titlist righted things to reclaim the same title he lost to Brian Viloria in 2009. Solis emerged victories by scores of 116-111, 115-112, and 113-114. With the win, Solis raised his record to 33-2-3 (21). Lazarte dropped to 47-10-2 (18).

Solis affirmed his position as SecondsOut’s third man at 108 after the dubious draw last time out. Lazarte dropped from fourth to fifth.

On the same evening at Colisseum Don King, Texcoco, Mexico, Gilberto Keb Baas surrendered his WBC junior flyweight title by tenth round retirement to Adrian Hernandez in a rematch of their 2008 clash also won by Hernandez (KO4). Hernandez claimed his first world championship while improving his dossier to 21-1-1 (13). Keb Baas’ run as a Cinderella Man was cut short and he fell to 35-21-4 (22).

Hernandez, who has been performing steadily since a 2008 loss to Oscar Ibarra (SecondsOut #10 at 115), jumps from eighth to fourth at SecondsOut given his title winning effort and other divisional shifts. Keb Baas remains ranked in the top ten at seventh.

Elsewhere on the same date, at Foro Polanco, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Raul Garcia stopped Rommel Asenjo in three rounds of a WBO minimumweight title bout. Garcia dropped his opponent in the third to elevate his numbers to 30-1-1 (18). Asenjo saw a fifteen bout win-streak snapped in his first shot at a world title. He now stands at 20-3 (16).

Garcia holds his place as SecondsOut’s number three man at 105 behind Nkosinathi Joyi and Kazuto Ioka.

On the same card, Jesus Geles was stopped in four rounds by Ramon Garcia Hirales in a rematch for WBO junior flyweight title bout. Geles was dropped in the first round as Hirales gained his revenge and the full WBO belt. Hirales climbed to 16-2-1 (9) while Geles fell to 12-2-1 (5).

Hirales, who also owns victories over Jhonreil Casimero, Manuel Vargas, and Omar Soto, returned to SecondsOut’s top ten as the number nine fighter at 108. Geles exited the top ten.

On Sunday, May 1, at Benjamatheputid School in Petchaburi, Thailand, Drian Francisco was upset by Tapparith Singwancha in a twelve round interim WBA super flyweight title bout. Singwancha dropped Francisco in the third round to create the difference in the close unanimous decision by scores of 114-113 twice and an off the mark 117-111. Singwancha improved his dossier to 16-2 (10) while Francisco dropped to 20-1-1 (16).

Singwancha climbs aboard the SecondsOut world rankings at number five. Francisco falls from fourth to sixth. Cesar Seda is pushed from fifth to fourth. Nobou Nashiro is dropped for a lack of progress at 115. His only win in the last two years came against a trial horse opponent at bantamweight.

SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, May 8:

On Saturday May 7:

At Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany: Sebastian Sylvester versus Daniel Geale in a twelve round IBF middleweight title bout; Karo Murat versus Otis Griffen in a twelve round light heavyweight bout

At Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan: Koki Kameda versus Daniel Diaz in a twelve round WBA bantamweight title bout

At MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Manny Pacquiao versus Shane Mosley in a twelve round WBO welterweight title bout; Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. versus Jorge Arce in a twelve round WBO super bantamweight title bout; Kelly Pavlik versus Alfonso Lopez in a ten round super middleweight bout

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