Kell Brook stopped Rafal Jackiewicz in Sheffield on Saturday. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Not a whole lot went down this weekend, but there were a few notable cards around the world, so let's get to the results. My time on the site may also be limited for the next two weeks, as I have a three-day bachelor party thing in Kentucky this weekend, and then I'm in a wedding the next weekend. Andrew Fruman will be here to cover the Hopkins vs Dawson show on 10/15, as well as the Donaire vs Narvaez show on 10/22 in my absence.
Results: Rodrigo Guerrero TD-6 Raul Martinez ... Daniel Sandoval KO-10 Jorge Silva ... Jackie Nava UD-10 Soledad Edith Matthysse.
Analysis: Guerrero (16-3-1, 10 KO) captures the vacant IBF super flyweight belt with the win over Martinez (28-2, 16 KO), which came early due to an accidental headbutt. Martinez was also down in round three, and you can't help but wonder if he regrets going into this fight having not competed in 11 months, dating back to the first fight between these two, which was a highly debatable split decision win for Martinez.
Results: Kell Brook TKO-6 Rafal Jackiewicz ... Dale Miles TKO-6 Mihaita Mutu ... Kenny Anderson TKO-3 Paul Morby.
Analysis: Not surprising that Brook (25-0, 17 KO) won, but perhaps surprising that he stopped Jackiewicz (38-10-1, 19 KO), who had never lost inside the distance in his 10-year pro career. Jackiewicz did protest the stoppage, and I suppose fairly, but he was losing the fight in a big way and it wasn't much to see, quite honestly. On Brook's behalf, Matchroom are apparently hunting fights with Paul Malignaggi (pass),(interesting), or Devon Alexander (pass unless he's back on track at 147). Brook wants Amir Khan, but it's probably not going to happen.
Bacolod City, Philippines
Results: Donnie Nietes UD-12 Ramon Garcia ... AJ Banal UD-12 Mario Briones ... Merlito Sabillo UD-12 Rodel Tejares.
Analysis: Garcia brothers Ramon and Raul aren't exactly closing out 2011 with a bang, as both have now lost their titles. Nietes (29-1-3, 16 KO) is a very good fighter, so it's no shame or anything, and won this one on scores of 115-113, 117-111, and 118-110, giving him a title in a second weight class (105 and now 108). Banal (26-1-1, 19 KO) continues to win at home.
Results: Osumanu Adama TKO-9 Roman Karmazin ... Eric Mitchell SD-10 Derrick Findley.
Analysis: This one reportedly wasn't pretty, as Karmazin (40-5-2, 26 KO) was battered and by all accounts should have turned down the IBF's invitation for a title eliminator, and stuck with the retirement he talked about after losing to Daniel Geale last October. Adama (20-2, 15 KO) is a tough, quality fighter, and if he were to eventually get a shot at Geale, I could see him giving the Aussie some issues. Mitchell (23-7-1, 11 KO) is still fighting at age 42, and this was his first win since 2008.
Saint Petersburg, Russia: Dmitry Sukhotsky TKO-2 Nadjib Mohammedi ... Liverpool, England: Tony Dodson TKO-7 Darren Stubbs ... Baja California, Mexico: Ana Maria Torres UD-10 Marisa Johanna Portillo ... Monterrey, Mexico: Jose Rojas KO-1 Eliud Melendez Rocha ... Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Tye Fields TKO-6 Raphael Butler ... Janks Trotter TKO-1 Jordan Clarke ... Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: Manny Siaca TKO-1 Jhon Berrio ... McJoe Arroyo UD-6 Shawn Nichol ... Lincoln, Rhode Island: Vladine Biosse D-8 John Mackey.