BANG PHUN – THAILAND WORKPOINT STUDIO 1/8/20
With no spectators in attendance, former two-time WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (48-5-1, 41 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (20-4, 6 KOs) in a fight at 120 lbs. Scores were 97-94, 96-93, 99-91 all for Rungvisai.
WBC #13 super bantamweight Chain Worawut (11-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a second round KO over Jomar Fajado (17-17-2, 9 KOs).
WBC #14 flyweight Thananchai Charunphak (8-1, 6 KOs) knocked out Kwanchai Pliankhunthod (0-2) in round five.
Danai Ngiabphukhiew (5-2) won a six round split decision over Thanarat Saenphet (17 and making his pro debut). The fight was made at Flyweight.
MOHEGAN SUN (UNCASVILLE) CONNECTICUT USA 1/8/20
WBO #2 Angelo Leo (20-0, 9 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Tramaine Williams (19-1, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO jr featherweight title and keep his unbeaten record record. Leo outworked Williams by scores of 117-111, 118-110, 118-110. Stephen Fulton Jr was the original opponent until testing postive for COVID-19.
Undefeated WBA #8 Ra’eese Aleem (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over WBA #9 Marcus Bates (11-2, 8 KOs).
In a rematch, Unbeaten light heavyweight Joseph George (11-0, 7 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round knockout against Marcos Escudero (10-2, 9 KOs). Time was 3:00. Escudero was ahead on two of the three cards at the time of the stoppage.
“It feels good. It still hasn’t sunk in yet, it just feels surreal,” said Leo. “The first few rounds I was just feeling him out, getting his timing, getting the feel of him. I felt him kind of loosening up and breaking down, and that’s when I started putting the pressure on him a little more.”
“That was the key factor in this fight, the bodywork and the pressure. I’m pretty sure Albuquerque is celebrating tonight. I think they have four world champions, because you can’t exclude Holly Holm. You have Johnny [Tapia], Danny [Romero], Holly and now me. There’s four champions in that city and I think I’ve made history there.”
“At first, the first couple hours after the opponent change I was a little disappointed. But then I was like, ‘Hey this is what I came here to do.’ I came here to win a world title and that’s exactly what I did. When I set my mind to it, I do it.”
MATCHROOM BOXING FIGHT CAMP WEEK 1 (BRENTWOOD) LONDON UK 1/8/20
Ted Cheeseman 16-2-1 W PTS 12 Sam Eggington 28-7. Scores were 116-113, 116-113, 115-114 in a junior Middleweight fight
James Tennyson 27-3 W RSF 6 Gavin Gwynne 12-2 in a British lightweight title fight.
Fabio Wardley 9-0 W RSF 3 Simon Vallily 17-3 for the English heavyweight title.
Dalton Smith 6-0 W KO 5 Nathan Bennett 9-2 in a lightweight fight.
Jordan Gill 25-1-1 W PTS 10 Reece Bellotti 14-4. Scores were 97-93 97-93 96-95 made at lightweight.
After the fight, a very emotional Cheeseman said: “You can’t imagine. I see fighters lose who don’t care. I cared, I cried my eyes out, I stormed out of the ring. I’m a winner, I gave my heart to this sport and I felt that I deserved some luck last year, but I never got it.”
“I lot of people doubted me, thought I would tire. When it got tough, I had a fight with Sam. It was morale – I haven’t won for nearly two years – and you need confidence.”
“I was confident going into that ring. There was no pressure with no crowd. I made mistakes but I boxed really well. I could have thought: ‘It isn’t going my way’. But I gave it my all. If I lost tonight, I would have retired. I could cry my eyes out with happiness.”
Naturally disappointed, Eggington was subdued….“You just have to roll with the punches, Ted got the decision today. Of course I would like the rematch. I’m sure people would like to see it again.”
“It means everything,” said Tennyson after the fight. “I stuck to the plan. I was told to be patient, move around, stick to my shots.”
“I started boxing just for a bit of a fun,” Wardley told Sky Sports. “I’m massively humbled and grateful. Near on punch perfect, I think I did pretty well. Round three, that was it, it was over.”
After the fight Smith said: “I think I boxed to instructions, did what my dad said. He caught me with a shot in the first round – and I knew I had to be switched on.”
“I thought it was a great fight,” said Gill. “All credit to Reece, he came and brought his A-Game. That’s probably the best Reece Bellotti we’ve seen. He’s taken a lot of experience from his losses and put it into a really good performance. I think he can come back and win titles.”
“I expected a better performance from myself, but a win is a win, and I got rid of a lot of demons in there tonight. I boxed to orders, controlling the fight with my left hand.”
“I didn’t really let my right hand go. I busted my hand mid-rounds, but no excuses, a great fight, and I’m pleased to come away with the win.”
ROSAITO (MEXICO) RESULTS
Twins Angel Barrientes (3-0, 3 KOs) and Chavez Barrientes (3-0, 3 KOs), plus their teammate Demler Zamora lll (4-0, 3 KOs) all scored knockouts.
Super bantamweight Chavez Barrientes stopped Gilberto Valenzuela in the first round. Twin brother Angel Barrientes stopped Brayan Martinez in the first round of their super bantamweight bout. Featherweight Demler Zamora III stopped Sergio Vidal in the second round.
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