Catch up on what you missed last week here. I added an interesting Bare Knuckle Boxing card that I forgot to watch last week. Also, I've decided that I will retire from these results columns as the year ends. If you care, say so in the comments section. It might convince someone else to do them (not me). I'm done (inside 5 months).
However, that's not to say I'm done recapping fights. I'm just done with my weekly columns. I'll start making more posts per card or perhaps even per fight eventually. It will look like I'm doing 10x more although I'll actually be doing 10x less (as least as far as publishing results goes).
So, there's that. Bare with me as I slowly embrace the less is more philosophy in "boxing journalism." Next I'll move on to breaking up my media day coverages into a dozen different posts spread out over a week like the information is still new...but that's for 2014. For now, let's kick it old school.
2013-08-04 IMP Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
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Nobuhiro Ishida KO2 Elly Pangaribuan
Ishida, now 37 years of age and fairly irrelevant in the United States, is arguably still Japan's best middleweight. Personally I'm interested in seeing that theory put to the test against Ryota Murata, the 2012 middleweight Olympic Gold Medalist. Murata makes his debut against the other best middleweight in Japan (Akio Shibata) later this month. The expectations for Murata are clearly high with a debut against the OPBF middleweight champion (although it is a 6 round non-title fight).
2013-08-04 IMP Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masao Nakamura KO3 Raymond Sermona
Akiyoshi Kanazawa UD8 Koji Itagaki
Takuma Hayashi TKO4 Yosuke Goto
Fumiya Imafuji UD4 Kyohei Okutani
Kotaro Shinya TKO4 Kazumasa Harunaga
2013-08-08 Southport RSL Club, Southport, Queensland, Australia
Fox Sports Australia
Corey McConnell UD12 Jerry Nardo (119-110, 119-109, 120-108)
Vacant World Boxing Union super featherweight title
Fred Mundraby UD10 Emmett Gazzard (97-93, 96-94, 99-91)
Rivan Cesaire TD3 Jeff Horn
Horn was winning by shutout up until the stoppage but insufficient rounds were completed so it ended in a technical draw. Horn's head opened a gash outside Cesaire's left eye.
Renold Quinlan MD6 Tim Kanofski (58-56, 60-54, 57-57)
2013-08-08 Frontier Field, Rochester, New York, USA
Hector Camacho Jr UD8 Lee Murtagh (77-71, 77-71, 76-73)
Boos ensued as the extremely out of shape Machito walked away with a unanimous decision victory. It wasn't a robbery or anything, but the fight was a farce. Camacho missed weight by 13 pounds... If Camacho was serious about his training he'd be a junior middleweight at best. But, you know, his father did just die recently after all, even though he's had these weight problems for ages now, but, uh, I suppose we give him a pass just this once.
Ryon McKenzie MD8 Hamid Abdul-Mateen (78-74, 76-76, 78-74)
Lavisas Williams TKO1 Roel Moreno
Moreno threw an uppercut that looked like it came out of Street Fighter, missed, and got knocked out with a left hook.
Brandon Williams UD4 Luis Esquilin (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
For a shut out this was quite the fight.
Greg Brady TKO1 Martez Williamson
Alberto Machado KO1 Andrew Moreno
2013-08-09 Auditorio Presidente Néstor Kirchner, Mercado Central, Tapiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda TKO2 Diego Daniel Tejerina
WBO Latino featherweight title
Cristian Nestor Romero TKO5 Juan Carlos Pedrozo
Leonardo Fabio Mercado D4 Pedro Ramon Flores (38.5-38, 38.5-38.5, 38.5-38.5)
2013-08-09 Club Estudiantes, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina
Monica Silvina Acosta RTD6 Belinda Laracuente
This was announced as a 7th round TKO but the bell never rang to begin round 7... In any event Acosta defended her WBA female light welterweight title.
Sergio Mauricio Gil D6 Ramon Sebastian Munoz (59-57.5, 58-58, 58-59)
Jesus David Aguirre MD6 Carlos Alberto Rodriguez (58.5-57, 58.5-58.5, 58.5-58)
2013-08-09 Pontinia, Latina, Lazio, Italy
Michele Crudetti D10 Emiliano Salvini (95-95, 96-94, 94-96)
Italy super bantamweight title
Vincenzo Finiello D6 Michelino Di Mari
Giodi Scala PTS6 Filippo Lugaresi
2013-08-09 Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Thai TV 7
Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat TKO8 Nathan Bolcio
Tabtimdaeng successfully defended his PABA bantamweight title as Bolcio literally walked out after the 7th round (where he took a beating).
2013-08-09 Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA
Rustam Nugaev KO5 Jose Hernandez
Hernandez took a brutal beating in this Friday Night Fights headliner and was more than justified for taking a knee and staying down. Is Nugaev merely an ESPN level fighter or can he win on the world stage in the lightweight division?
Jose Pedraza UD10 Gabriel Tolmajyan (97-93, 97-93, 97-93)
Roy Tapia TKO3 Eliezer Agosto
2013-08-09 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Deontay Wilder TKO1 Siarhei Liakhovich
Wilder successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title and Scott Christ recapped it here.
Francisco Vargas UD10 Brandon Bennett (99-91, 99-90, 98-92)
Vargas picked up the vacant NABF & WBO Inter-Continental super featherweight titles. Scott also recapped this action, here.
Jermall Charlo TKO2 Antwone Smith
...and he recapped this fight here.
2013-08-10 Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Azteca 7 (Mexico) / Azteca America (USA)
Antonio DeMarco TKO5 Fidel Monterrosa Munoz
Former WBC lightweight champion DeMarco made a successful comeback at 142 lbs.
Daniel Rosas TKO2 Roberto Castaneda
Raul Hirales UD8 Carlos Medellin (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)
Oscar Negrete SD6 Jesus Domenech (57-55, 55-58, 57-55)
Antony Reyes SD4 Jesus Zavala (38-37, 37-38, 38-37)
2013-08-10 Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Dante Jardon KO8 Gamaliel Diaz
In a foul filled contest and the biggest fight of his career Jardon pulled through and successfully defended his WBC Continental Americas super featherweight title. The manner in which he arrived at that outcome is however questionable to say the least.
Jardon and Diaz went to war from the opening bell. Early on Diaz did as expected and put his punches together better than Jardon could. But then a short right hand dropped Diaz early in round 4 and changed the landscape of the fight. Rather than taking the shot in stride and regaining his composure, Diaz let his emotions get the better of him and swung wildly. That's not the kind of fight you want to wage against a man named "Crazy." But it did manage to make it one of the most entertaining rounds I've seen this year.
To my surprise the knockdown impacted the scorecards more than I imagined. WBC open scoring revealed that Jardon led on 2 of the 3 scorecards by 3 point margins while he was down by a point on the 3rd (which is the fight I was seeing).
Random aside: between rounds 4 and 5 Televisa went to commercial and advertised the movie "Inception," which they directly translated to "El Origen." I found that pretty funny considering the original movie title has little to do with the definition of the word inception and is more a play off the word deception. This probably makes no sense to you if you haven't seen the movie, but basically it's about planting an idea in someone's mind and convincing him/her that it was his/her own. Naturally, women have been doing this to men long before there was a cool Sci-Fi movie about it, but that's another story for another day and another place...
Getting back on track, Diaz regrouped in the 5th and dropped Jardon early in the 6th with a punch that didn't actually land. Be that as it may, the referee ruled it a knockdown nonetheless. Moments later an accidental head clash opened a cut outside of Diaz's right eye and Jardon was subsequently deducted 1 point per WBC rules. All of a sudden facing a 10-7 round, Jardon woke up, and Diaz responded by taking a knee to complain about the cut impacting his vision. That got Diaz a little reprieve and he picked up additional breaks by clinching (I actually didn't realize this was ironic until I did my proof reading, believe it or not). Not pleased with being held, Jardon began to intentionally headbutt Diaz. The round ended very dirty with Diaz getting off a cheap shot behind Jardon's back. Each corner got in the ring and pulled their fighters apart.
Attempting to get things back in control the referee warned both fighters for their antics at the start of the 7th round. Ironically seconds later Diaz lost a point for headbutting Jardon. There was no controlling this grudge match. And the dirtier things got the more it favored Jardon. Diaz kept complaining about headbutts, seemingly fishing for a DQ victory, but in the end had to settle for getting knocked out. Diaz was put down twice by clean left hooks in round 8 and couldn't beat the 2nd count. Diaz shook his head while on all fours and spit out his mouthpiece like he knew it was over whether he beat the count or not.
Thus the 32 year old ex-world champion suffers back to back defeats and appears on his way out while the 25 year Jardon looks ahead to the 1st world title shot of his career. Jardon's at the front of the line to challenge the winner of Takashi Miura-Sergio Thompson (scheduled to take place in 2 days) for the WBC super featherweight title.
Jessica Nery Plata UD10 Jasseth Noriega (97-93, 97-93, 97-93)
WBC Youth female light flyweight title
Carlos Zarate Jr KO3 Carlos Parra
Parra was counted out despite beginning to rise at 8 but didn't have any complaints and looked finished. Nonetheless, this was announced as a technical knockout regardless. People don't really seem to understand the rules behind classifying stoppages in this sport. If the ref counts to 10, it's a KO. If he doesn't, it's a TKO. It's pretty simple. But I digress...expect to see Zarate Jr on premium cable in the USA someday much the same way we saw Salvador Sanchez-II.
2013-08-10 Megapolis Convention Center, Panama City, Panama
TV Max (Panama) / TyC (Argentina) / SporTV (Brazil)
Anselmo Moreno UD12 William Urina (116-112, 118-110, 118-110)
Moreno took Urina to school and resumed his reign atop the bantamweight division. This was the 11th defense of his WBA crown (4th as super champion).
Nehomar Cermeno SD12 Oscar Escandon (115-113, 113-116, 117-111)
Cermeno snatched his 2nd world title in as many divisions in a fight that easily could have gone either way, although in each case he only won interim titles. He's now the interim WBA super bantamweight champion, a step below the regular WBA champ (Scott Quigg?) and 2 steps below the super champ (Guillermo Rigondeaux). Ah the WBA, boxing's oldest recognized world sanctioning body, you are shining example for the sport. Please continue to pop out 3 world champions per division, minus light heavyweight, where there's obviously no need for an interim champion when the only 1 there hasn't fought in 14+ months. Instead, continue to make interim title bouts within days of regular title defenses in the same division. That's clearly the logical thing to do.
Ogleidis Suarez UD10 Liliana Palmera (97-93, 99-91, 99-91)
Suarez easily retained her WBA female featherweight title.
2013-08-10 Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Gamalier Rodriguez UD10 Jorge Pazos (99-91, 99-91, 98-92)
WBO NABO featherweight title
Felix Verdejo UD6 Guillermo Delgadillo (60-52, 60-52, 60-52)
A press release with the results of the remaining undercard (which I did not see as I decided to stay home for this Sands event) can be found here.
#QuitCounter2013 is back in action with 3 new additions, highlighted in bold. The total count moves to 128.
2013-01-05 Reyes Sanchez RTD5/TKO6 Ramiro Alcaraz
2013-01-11 Brandon Holmes TKO4 Javier Esparza
2013-01-11 Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym TKO4 Noli Morales
2013-01-12 Hector Alfredo Avila RTD6/TKO7 Emilio Ezequiel Zarate
2013-01-12 Matias Carlos Adrian Rueda RTD3/TKO4 Sergio Alejandro Blanco
2013-01-18 Brandon Riddell TKO1 Eric McNorris
2013-01-19 Khalid Yafai RTD4 Gonzalo Garcia
2013-01-19 Roberto Feliciano Bolonti RTD7/TKO8 Franco Raul Sanchez
2013-01-23 Delen Parsley RTD2 Tyrone Selders
2013-01-23 Eugene Russell KO1 Granson Clark
2013-01-25 Brian Vera TKO10 Serhiy Dzinziruk
2013-01-25 Edgar Santana TKO3 Eddie Soto
2013-01-25 Franklin Lawrence RTD2 Mark Brown
2013-01-25 Omar Douglas RTD2 David Warren Huffman
2013-01-30 Erick Martinez TKO2 Miguel Angel Garcia Nava
2013-02-01 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo RTD4 Arief Blader
2013-02-08 Kevin Bizier RTD8 Nate Campbell
2013-02-09 Carlos Gabriel Ozan KO1 Modesto Rodriguez
2013-02-09 Javier Francisco Maciel TKO5 Emilio Julio Julio
2013-02-09 Micki Nielsen KO1 Josef Krivka
2013-02-09 Saul Juarez KO10 Armando Torres
2013-02-16 Brandon Cook RTD3 Raul Saiz
2013-02-16 Demetrius Hopkins RTD6 Charles Whittaker
2013-02-16 Jamel Herring RTD3 Carlos Lopez
2013-02-16 Joel Tambwe Djeko TKO6 Bassam Belkhir
2013-02-21 Czar Amonsot RTD6 Addisu Tebebu
2013-02-21 Patrick Day RTD1 Dominique Foster
2013-02-22 Ariel Vega TKO4 Jose Rodriquez
2013-02-22 Christian Hammer RTD6 Oleksiy Mazikin
2013-02-22 Manuel Charr RTD2 Yakup Saglam
2013-02-22 Simona Galassi RTD2 Gabriella Vicze
2013-02-22 Yunier Dorticos RTD3 Willie Herring
2013-02-23 Chris Avalos RTD4 Jose Luis Araiza
2013-02-26 Petch Kokietgym RTD8 Albert Alcoy
2013-03-01 Michal Syrowatka KO2 Laszlo Robert Balogh
2013-03-02 Genesis Servania TKO7 Angky Angkotta
2013-03-08 Renato De Donato TKO6 Antonio Santoro
2013-03-09 Darren Barker RTD4 Simone Rotolo
2013-03-09 Giovanni De Carolis RTD4 Artem Solomko
2013-03-09 Jon Hill RTD1 Greg Maynard
2013-03-10 Michael McLaughlin RTD1 Jimmy LeBlanc
2013-03-15 Armando Cruz RTD2 / TKO3 Carlos Martin
2013-03-15 Gary Cornish TKO5 Humberto Evora
2013-03-15 Levan Ghvamichava RTD3 Angel Rios
2013-03-15 Sultahn Staton RTD2 Kenneth Brown
2013-03-16 Gustavo David Vittori TKO2 Diego Fernando Neira
2013-03-16 Marco Antonio Periban KO2 Samuel Miller
2013-03-16 Yesica Yolanda Bopp RTD5 Carolina Alvarez
2013-03-22 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo TKO5 Nathan Bolcio
2013-03-22 Luciano Leonel Cuello RTD7/TKO8 Joaquim Carneiro
2013-03-22 Marc Pagcaliwangan RTD1 Jose Adan Fernandez
2013-03-22 Michael Walsh vs Krisztian Laufer
2013-03-22 Pedro Campa RTD4/TKO5 Ivan Gutierrez
2013-03-23 Robert Stieglitz TKO4 Arthur Abraham
2013-03-25 Petch Kokietgym KO8 Dondon Jimenea
2013-03-29 Josh Wale RTD9 Ashley Lane
2013-03-29 Oleydong Sithsamerchai TKO7 Richard Garcia
2013-03-29 Tony Ingelrest RTD3 Ivica Cukusic
2013-03-30 Apti Davtaev RTD2 Ivan Bogdanov
2013-03-30 Callum Smith RTD1 Iain Jackson
2013-04-06 Azea Augustama RTD2 David McNemar
2013-04-06 Mark de Mori RTD4 Jonathan Pasi
2013-04-06 Roman Skerlo TKO1 Tarik Ipek
2013-04-06 Travis Clark TKO1 Martez Williamson
2013-04-08 Shinsuke Yamanaka TKO12 Malcolm Tunacao
2013-04-09 Saiyok Poompanmuang KO2 Muhammad Sapata
2013-04-12 Mikael Zewski KO2 Daniel Sostre
2013-04-18 Teerachai Kratingdaenggym KO3 Ronnel Esparas
2013-04-19 Andy Townend RTD8 Ben Wager
2013-04-19 Konstantin Airich TKO1 Claudiu George Dinu
2013-04-19 Konstantin Airich TKO1 Wieslaw Kwasniewski
2013-04-20 Artur Szpilka RTD1 Taras Bidenko
2013-04-20 Callum Smith KO1 Ruslans Pojonisevs
2013-04-20 Luis Alejandro Tejerina TKO3 Claudio Esteban Romero
2013-04-26 Mark de Mori TKO1 Iko Dzafic
2013-04-27 Terry Flannigan RTD4 Nate Campbell
2013-05-04 Badou Jack TKO3 Michael Gbenga
2013-05-11 Ricky Burns RTD9 Jose A Gonzalez
2013-05-11 Stephen Simmons RTD3 Michael Sweeney
2013-05-15 Dmitry Kirillov RTD4 Alexander Saltykov
2013-05-15 Tor Hamer TKO3 Maurenzo Smith
2013-05-17 Andrew Gardiner RTD5 Emiliano Cayetano
2013-05-17 Dmitry Chudinov RTD3 Grady Brewer
2013-05-17 James DeGale KO2 Sebastien Demers
2013-05-17 Patomsuk Pathompothong RTD6 Jonas Segu
2013-05-17 Zach Bunce RTD3 Donald Willis
2013-05-18 Betiana Patricia Vinas KO6 Cynthia Munoz
2013-05-18 Haroon Khan TKO1 Vincente Medellin
2013-05-18 Wadi Camacho KO2 Hari Miles
2013-05-24 Jose Cayetano RTD4 Charly Valenzuela
2013-05-25 Genesis Servania KO3 Isack Junior
2013-05-25 Marcos Antonio Ahumada TKO4 Alejandro Emilio Valori
2013-05-26 Aik Shakhnazaryan RTD4 Jahongir Mamadjanov
2013-05-26 Fedor Papazov RTD6 Artem Ayvazidi
2013-05-31 Ammeth Diaz KO7 Martin Gethin
2013-06-01 Denton Daley RTD4 Faisal Ibnel Arrami
2013-06-01 Jesus Quijada TKO1 Misael Marciel Juarez
2013-06-07 Marcin Najman TKO2 Martin Pacas
2013-06-08 Erislandy Lara TKO10 Alfredo Angulo
2013-06-21 Riccardo Pintaudi vs Giuseppe Rauseo
2013-06-22 Arely Mucino KO2 Olga Julio
2013-06-26 Murat Gassiev TKO2 Levan Jomardashvili
2013-06-28 Vicente Mosquera RTD7 Cosme Rivera
2013-06-29 Ibeth Zamora Silva RTD8 Maricela Quintero
2013-07-05 Bogdan Dinu TKO1 Vladimir Toktasynov
2013-07-06 Carlos Daniel Aquino TKO3 Jose Gustavo Iturria
2013-07-06 Felix Sturm TKO4 Predrag Radosevic
2013-07-06 Tony Thompson TKO5 David Price
2013-07-12 Hughie Fury RTD5 Ivica Perkovic
2013-07-12 Rika Matsumoto TKO1 Saengrung Kwanjaisrikord
2013-07-13 Linda Laura Lecca TKO3 Lina Palmera
2013-07-13 Saul Rodriguez RTD3 Dominic Coca
2013-07-20 Israel Hector Enrique Perez RTD7 Francisco Lorenzo
2013-07-25 Ilya Prymak RTD3 Valentyn Kuts
2013-07-25 Lucas Browne RTD7 Travis Walker
2013-07-26 Bruno Escalante RTD1 Manuel Galaviz
2013-07-26 Miguel Gonzalez TKO8 Josenilson Dos Santos
2013-07-27 Apti Ustarkhanov KO7 Benson Mwakyembe
2013-07-27 Frankie Borg RTD6 Gary Cooper
2013-07-27 Movsur Yusupov RTD5 Mada Maugo
2013-07-27 Selcuk Aydin KO8 Aaron Herrera
2013-07-27 Uensal Arik TKO3 Omar Siala
2013-08-03 Adrian Estrella RTD4/KO5 Hector Javier Marquez
2013-08-03 Jairo Lopez RTD8/KO9 Marcos Villasana Jr
2013-08-03 Zulina Munoz TKO1 Maribel Ramirez
2013-08-09 Monica Silvina Acosta RTD6 Belinda Laracuente
2013-08-09 Rustam Nugaev KO5 Jose Hernandez
2013-08-09 Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat TKO8 Nathan Bolcio
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.