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Pacquiao vs Broner results: Nordine Oubaali outpoints Rau’shee Warren, wins WBC title

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Nordine Oubaali picked up a 118-pound title with a win over Rau’shee Warren.

Rau’shee Warren v Nordine Oubaali Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

France’s Nordine Oubaali made his professional U.S. debut tonight in Las Vegas, outpointing old amateur rival Rau’shee Warren to win the vacant WBC bantamweight title.

Scores were 115-113, 116-112, and 117-111 for Oubaali. BLH had it 116-112 and 117-111, both cards for Oubaali.

Oubaali (15-0, 11 KO) was able to outwork and outland Warren (16-3, 4 KO) throughout the bout, but it was a good, high-level bout between a couple of skilled bantamweights, similar in many ways to their competitive meeting at the 2012 Olympics in London, which Oubaali also won.

Warren was there with Oubaali and made it a fight, but Oubaali was the harder puncher and landed the more eye-catching shots, in addition to simply being busier and a bit more accurate. Warren was hurt a bit in the seventh round, but responded by fighting back.

Oubaali seemed to secured the fight in the middle rounds, as it was close to start and Warren gave a great effort at the end, too.

Oubaali landed 156 of 662 (24%) total punches, and 126 of 481 (26%) of his power punches. Warren landed 97 of 527 (18%) of his total punches, leaning heavily on his jab, and 60 of 232 (26%) of his power punches.