Boxing results, October 8 - 12: Vivian Harris resurrects career, among other upsets

Fights from this past Tuesday through Saturday are covered, whether they are high profile or obscure.

Welcome to another results column. Catch up on what you may have missed the previous week here. This week was pretty slow as I only watched about 43 fights. But it was for the best as I've been busy attending events (Briscoe Awards and Dante Selby Media Day). Nonetheless there's still some interesting stuff that happened...

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2013-10-08 Samakkeeradbamrung School, Pathum Thani, Thailand

Thai TV 3

Nawaphon Por Chokchai KO3 Wilber Andogan

WBC Asian Boxing Council flyweight title

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2013-10-10 The Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Arena

Joseph Parker TKO2 Afa Tatupu

This New Zealand National Boxing Federation (NZNBF) heavyweight title fight was a war. It was basically your typical Afa Tatupu fight. He's extremely limited, but even more fun. Meanwhile Joseph Parker is turning out to be a decent prospect. He was nearly stopped on cuts but is now 7-0 with 6 KOs. He was desperate for a quick knockout and he pulled it off.

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2013-10-11 Club Social y Deportivo Nahuel, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

TV Publica

Claudio Ariel Abalos UD12 Jorge Daniel Caraballo (118-110, 117-111, 120-108)

South American middleweight title

Esteban Samuel Abreu Fernandez D6 Facundo Javier Solis

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2013-10-11 Club Atletico Union, Santo Tome, Santa Fe, Argentina

DirecTV

Alejandra Marina Oliveras TKO7 Lely Luz Florez

"La Locomotora" jumped up 3 weight classes and picked up the vacant WBC female light welterweight title. When this happens in male boxing people scream "steroids." But anything goes in women's boxing without much attention paid to it really, loaded gloves included...

Anyways, check out this picture of Oliveras at the weigh-in the day before she destroyed Florez. Not that I should have to tell you, but she's the monster on the left with the body paint, frightening yet attractive at the same time...

Leandro Mendes Pinto TKO10 Juan Alberto Rios

Interim WBC Latino light welterweight title

Daniel Alejandro Sanabria UD6 Abraham Bulacio

Claudio Echegaray TKO2 Johnatan Ramon Martinez

Mateo Damian Veron UD6 Claudio Roberto Fernandez

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2013-10-11 Pro Boxing Gym, Freudenreich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Lion Heart Clothing

Robert Tlatlik PTS6 Maurycy Gojko (60-53?)

Lightweight prospect Tlatlik improved to 14-0.

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2013-10-11 Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Telemundo

Marvin Mabait KO1 Johnny Garcia

Vacant WBO Inter-Continental bantamweight title

Iran Diaz SD6 Angel Aguilar

Gabriel Acosta UD4 Antonio Lopez

Irvin Marin UD4 Fernando Perez

Antonio Moran TKO1 Oscar Conde

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2013-10-11 Thailand

Thai TV 7

Nop Kratingdaenggym W12 Skak Max

PABA super bantamweight title

Chatpetch Sithmorseng RTD3 Ricky Manufoe

Manufoe took a beating and retired in his corner after the 3rd round. Channel 7 didn't show whether it was his call or not.

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2013-10-11 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

UniMas

Jessie Vargas UD10 Ray Narh (97-92, 98-91, 98-91)

In reality this was a close fight that could have gone either way through 9 rounds. But the judges all had Narh hopelessly behind so he needed a KO to win, and I expect he knew as much. Thus he got a bit reckless after clearly winning most of the last round and was dropped, enough to "legitimately" give Vargas the win. There's a reason Vargas has never been scheduled to fight past 10 rounds yet. The gas tank is simply not there.

Nonetheless Vargas remains unbeaten and is now 23-0. Perhaps if one of Top Rank's star welterweights becomes washed up and refuses to retire, Vargas will get sent in to finish the job and walk away with a signature career win. Or maybe the plan backfires like Pablo Cano against Shane Mosley... We'll see, maybe.

Jessie Magdaleno TKO3 Raul Hidalgo

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2013-10-11 New Daisy Beale, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Pandafeed.TV

Willie Monroe Jr UD6 Miguel Alvarez (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)

Monroe (great nephew of Willie the Worm) hasn't yet realized his potential as a pro but he easily picked up the vacant UBC & Midsouth middleweight titles.

Paul Gutierrez MD4 Toris Smith

DeMarcus Rogers UD4 Anthony Woods

William Johnson UD4 Tyrone Dowdy

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2013-10-12 Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez, San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina

TyC

Juan Carlos Reveco TUD8 Ricardo Nunez (80-71, 80-71, 80-71)

Reveco put on a scrappy but dominant performance and retained his WBA flyweight title. Unfortunately for him he's just going to lose it to Roman Gonzalez next year, whenever he recovers from the cut he suffered against Nunez due to a clash of heads. Although the clash appeared accidental Nunez lost a point for it (not that it mattered). Typically that only happens in WBC title fights...

Aristides Quintero TKO2 Diego Jesus Ponce

Brian Carlos Castano TKO5 Claudinei Lacerda

Carlos Ortega D6 Carlos Ariel Farias

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2013-10-12 Rakvere Sport Hall, Narva, Estonia

Fact.ee

Sergei Melis UD6 Artem Karasev (58-56?, 60-56?, 60-54?)

Light middleweights

Artjom Fjodorov UD4 Andrejs Loginovs

Aleksei Tsatiasvili UD4 Tomas Samusas

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2013-10-12 Hard Rock Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Televisa

Mariana Juarez UD10 Buakaew OnesongchaiGym (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)

WBC International female super flyweight title

Julio Ceja TKO10 Juan Jose Montes

Ceja rebounded from his first career loss nicely and picked up the vacant WBC Silver bantamweight title. It shouldn't be long before Ceja is in the legitimate world title picture again, hopefully against WBC "Gold" champion Shinsuke Yamanaka. Now that's a must-see fight. Then again Yamanaka still has to get past Alberto Guevara...

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2013-10-12 Calpulálpan, Tlaxcala, Mexico

Cadena Tres (TV) / Boxeo de Gala (YouTube)

Susana Cruz Perez UD10 Yesenia Gomez (98-92, 98-92, 97-93)

Cruz's form was pretty awful but she simply out worked Gomez and bullied her around the ring. It was not pretty. Nonetheless Cruz retained her WBC Youth female minimumweight title.

Mario Cuevas TKO4 Nestor Garcia

This was an unusual ending. It appeared the bell rang early to end round 4 followed by the referee signaling that it was over. As it turned out Garcia was deemed unfit to continue by an unknown party outside of the ring (perhaps his corner). Maybe it was just another way of "throwing in the towel."

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2013-10-12 Placer County Fair & Events Center, Roseville, California, USA

Camcorder

Aaron Coley TKO3 Mike Alexander

Light middleweights

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2013-10-12 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

HBO PPV & TopRank.TV (USA) / Sky Sports (UK) / Azteca 7 (Mexico)

Timothy Bradley SD12 Juan Manuel Marquez (113-115, 115-113, 116-112)

Scott Christ recapped the main event here. While I also gave the fight to Bradley, I thought it could have gone either way. Nonetheless Tim retained his WBO welterweight title fair and square.

Orlando Salido TKO7 Orlando Cruz

Scott also recapped the co-main event here. Salido predictably recaptured the WBO featherweight title.

Vasyl Lomachenko TKO4 Jose Ramirez

And he recapped this hotly anticipated pro debut here.

Sean Monaghan TKO3 Anthony Smith

And he recapped this fight that had no business being on PPV, here. Monaghan defended his WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight title.

Jun Doliguez TKO6 Giovanni Caro

Mikael Zewski RTD5 Alberto Herrera

Trevor McCumby UD6 Eric Watkins (59-53, 59-53, 58-53)

Watkins went down in rounds 1 and 4. McCumby went down in round 2.

Brad Solomon UD8 Kenny Abril (79-73, 79-73, 80-72)

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2013-10-12 Green Tree Complex, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

???

Jason Bergman TKO1 John L Smith

I have no idea who owns rights to the video I watched of this, but it's a Rod Salka promotion. This 1 rounder involved a highlight reel knockdown (the 1st one) and an upset (although not nearly to the degree that the local commentary would have you believe). Smith came into the fight 13-0-1 while Bergman was 20-10-2 (against much better opposition). Bergman is now the NABA USA heavyweight champion.

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2013-10-12 The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

nesn.com

Vivian Harris SD10 Danny O'Connor (90-100, 99-91, 96-94)

If not for the Bradley-Marquez PPV I would have attended this live and covered the full event. Oh well. At least I caught the main event online at a later time. I was genuinely interested in the fight because the long-since-written-off Harris pulled off the upset and team O'Connor cried highway robbery afterward (reference this press release). It seemed odd for judges to give a gift to a washed up fighter like Harris, so I decided to score the fight myself. As expected I saw a close fight with a lot of swing rounds.

Ultimately I did give the fight to O'Connor but I really only thought he won 3 of the 10 rounds clearly. On the other hand I thought Harris only won 1 round clearly. Subsequently both the 100-90 O'Connor and 99-91 Harris scorecards are probably farfetched. But the 96-94 card for Harris is perfectly legit. The fight was O'Connor's pressure and combinations versus Harris' sharp-shooting straight right hand. Both fighters were adept defensively and the fight was not easy to score. O'Connor had the volume but Harris had the quality. When it comes to decisions like this luck plays a factor and it was finally Vivian's turn to be lucky again. Good for him. But let's hope Vivian doesn't get any crazy ideas about fighting serious welterweight competition again (all due respect to O'Connor, who probably could be a top contender if he had power).

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If a bout is not mentioned which took place on one of the above cards it’s most likely because I haven’t got around to watching it yet.  In the event that I do watch such a bout at a later time it’s still unlikely I will update this results column.  My columns will be posted once a week, devoted to cards that most casual American boxing fans haven’t seen or heard of.  For available footage of the previously reported bouts follow @sweetboxing on twitter.  You may also email the author of this piece at rgbivins@gmail.com.


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