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Molitor, Sylvester and Castillo victorious

Steve Molitor retained the IBF super bantamweight title in his home province of Ontario, breezing to a unanimous decision victory over Fahsan 3K Battery, with scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 120-108. Molitor (25-0, 10 KO) is part of the rising Canadian stable of champions and stars, but he's in a rough division to become a bigger star than he is. The 122-pound ranks are flooded at the top with Vazquez, Marquez, Ponce de Leon, and Caballero, plus Molitor would have a tough time with guys like Ricardo Cordoba or America's best bet in the division, Mike Oliver.

Fahsan (58-9-1, 35 KO) last lost to Manny Pacquiao in 2004, but he hasn't fought anyone worth a damn since then, either.

On the Byrd-Povetkin undercard in Germany, Sebastian Sylvester beat Simone Rotolo via split decision to retain the European middleweight crown. Scores were 115-112, 115-114, 112-116. Sylvester is now 27-2, and Rotolo (who was down in the fourth round) is 27-3.

Jose Luis Castillo's return to the ring was successful, as he scored a sixth round TKO over Adan Casillas in Baja California. Castillo weighed in at 146 for the bout, with Casillas at just over 145. I don't think we're going to see Jose Luis back in a major fight anytime soon. He's just fighting for the money at this point, so weight shouldn't really mean much of anything.

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