Jerwin Ancajas retained his IBF super flyweight title with a relatively easy win over overmatched mandatory challenger Teiru Kinoshita, wrapping up the Pacquiao-Horn undercard in Brisbane, Australia.
Ancajas (27-1-1, 18 KO) cut Kinoshita (25-2-1, 8 KO) on the right eyelid in round two, ruled to be by a punch, and pretty much dominated the fight until dropping and stopping Kinoshita with a vicious body blow in the seventh round.
It’s a predictable sort of win for Ancajas, but the 25-year-old Filipino southpaw looked good doing it, too, and is someone U.S. fans should hope to see again, albeit against tougher opposition.
Irish super bantamweight/featherweight prospect Michael Conlan stopped Jarrett Owen in the third round of a scheduled six, improving to 3-0 (3 KO). The stoppage came with Owen (5-5-3, 2 KO) still on his feet, but having taken some hard body shots that had him turtling up and no longer returning fire, not that he was returning much to begin with.
Australian middleweight prospect David Toussaint remained undefeated, improving to 11-0 (8 KO) with a decision win over Shane Mosley Jr, who falls to 10-2 (7 KO). Scores were 77-75 Mosley, and 77-76 twice for Toussaint. BLH had it a clearer 78-74 on two cards, both for Toussaint. Mosley getting five rounds on one of the cards is pretty ridiculous, but, well, we see worse frequently. At least he did win two, and maybe three.
Off television, Australian Olympian Damien Hooper (13-1, 8 KO) scored a pretty notable upset of Umar Salamov (19-1, 14 KO) on scores of 96-94 across the board. We’ve heard different accounts of the fight’s scoring, some calling it a robbery, but haven’t seen the fight, so that’s the result, and know that there’s at least some controversy out there.