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Updated Saturday Results: Sylvester and Karmazin draw; Cunningham, Aydin victorious

Neubrandenburg, Germany

  • Sebastian Sylvester D-12 Roman Karmazin. Decent fight, and Sylvester retains his IBF middleweight title on the draw. Scores were 117-111 Karmazin, 118-111 Sylvester and 114-114. Neither the 117-111 or 118-111 scores made sense to me, but when in Germany... This might have been Karmazin's last real shot at winning a belt.
  • Steve Cunningham TKO-5 Troy Ross. This was not going Steve Cunningham's way when the fight was stopped on a hideous cut. Cunningham (23-2, 12 KO) and Ross (23-2, 16 KO) were going at each other pretty good, and Cunningham was dropped in the fourth round. He was given the win at :01 of the fifth when the fight was stopped. Ross says he will protest the result, according to, because it was stopped on a bad cut prior to the start of the fifth round. Ross claims the fight was opened when Cunningham thumbed him in the eye in the fourth round, and that the fight should have gone to the scorecards instead of being ruled a TKO loss for Ross. Referee Bill Clancy ruled that the cut was caused by a punch. Cunningham got the vacant IBF belt for the win. Though the fight was cut short, Ross proved he's no "Contender" pretender. He can really go.
  • Yoan Pablo Hernandez UD-8 Zack Page. Hernandez (22-1, 11 KO) continues taking it relatively easy and waiting his turn in the cruiserweight merry-go-round. Page (20-29-2, 7 KO) has long fought just over the heavyweight limit, and didn't quite make the cruiserweight limit for this one (he weighed in a bit over 201 pounds).

Istanbul, Turkey

  • Selcuk Aydin SD-12 Ionut Dan Ion (Jo Jo Dan). More controversy, as Aydin (20-0, 15 KO) was by many accounts the beaten man in this fight, only to get scores of 114-113, 114-113 and 111-116 in his favor at the end. This gives Aydin the WBC "Silver" title, which is their cute new term for interim belt. Dan (26-1, 14 KO) was moving up in weight and fighting on Aydin's home turf.

Tokyo, Japan

  • Rocky Fuentes TKO-11 Shigetaka Ikehara. Fuentes (26-6-2, 16 KO) is one of those young Filipinos who might well be a lot better than his record. At 24, he's been fighting since he was 17. This was his first defense of the OPBF flyweight belt. Ikehara is now 20-2-2 (16 KO).
New York, New York
  • Miguel Cotto TKO9 Yuri Foreman. Full report is HERE.  
  • Vanes Martirosyan UD10 Joe Greene.  As mentioned by Scott, while Martirosyan won fairly convincingly, he was far from impressive, with leaky defense and shaky balance.  It's obvious why Bob Arum has been hiding him on Latin Fury cards for the last few years - the 2004 Olympian just hasn't progressed at all under the tutelage of Freddie Roach, and at this point, it looks like he's just about hit his ceiling.  
  • Pawel Wolak UD10 James Moore.  This was reportedly a decent action fight, although Wolak was able to outlast Moore and seemed to just be a class higher than Moore, who has stalled out at the high gatekeeper level.  Wolak probably isn't a championship fighter himself, but considering his style, it would be nice to see him back on TV again.
Panama City, Panama
  • Irving Berry UD10 Roinet Caballero.  Berry knocked down former title challenger Caballero late to claim the Panamanian featherweight title.  If a major fight outside of Panama can't be made, Berry could be lined up to face the other Caballero next.  Berry also takes home a couple of minor trinkets, meaning he'll be ranked highly by the WBA and the WBC in one of the strongest weight classes out there.
  • Alberto Mosquera TKO4 Heraclides Barrantes.  Mosquera remains undefeated at 13-0 and now is ranked top 5 by the WBA at junior welterweight.  He is easily one of the best Panamanian prospects out there, but he could certainly use a lot more seasoning before going for a title.
Acapulco, Mexico
  • Edgar Sosa KO2 Roberto Carlos Leyva.  In his first fight back after losing his title and suffering a broken cheekbone at the hands (or head) of Rodel Mayol, Sosa made quick work of Leyva at super flyweight.  Now that he's healthy, expect Sosa to move back down and try making noise at light flyweight or flyweight.  On the undercard, Christian Esquivel upset Luis Valdez, and Carlos Zarate beat a can to remain undefeated.
Georgetown, Guyana
  • Hector Camacho Jr. UD12 Denny Daulton.  Daulton is most famous for defeating Andres "Six Heads" Lewis when Lewis ran out of the ring because he had to enjoy his business in the happy room.  
  • Gwendolyn O'Neil UD10 Veronica Blackman.  Most famous for losing twice to Laila Ali, O'Neal came back at age 40 to capture a women's heavyweight title to win a title in her third weight class. It's a good feat, but probably not as good as it sounds - Boxrec only recognizes 8 women's heavyweight boxers, and her opponent was 4-3 coming into the fight.

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