By Derek Bonnett: This week marked the end of a hall fame career for
one of boxing’s little men. A former titlist returned to the win column
with an unpopular decision and a reigning champion struggled to secure
victory in another questionable call. A rising champion scored a
scintillating KO and a former champion made an overdue return to action
following an injury. All this and more as boxing’s best remains on the
On Thursday, the 1st of this month, at Central Pavilion, Nakhon Ratchasima,
Thailand, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam was sent into retirement by Rey Migreno
by third round TKO. The official time of the stoppage was 2:06 of the
round. Wonjongkam was dropped twice in the third. Migreno improved his
record to 18-20-3 (16) and avenged two previous defeats to Wonjongkam.
Wonjongkam fell to 87-5-2 (46).
Wonjongkam has been removed from the SecondsOut flyweight rankings
after his second upset stoppage loss of 2012 and eventual retirement.
Giovanni Segura returned to the top ten at the tenth spot.
On Saturday, 3rd day of this month, at Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
Lucian Bute defeated Denis Grachev in a twelve round light heavyweight
bout. The unanimous scores favored the former super middleweight
champion by margins of 118-110, 116-112, and 115-113. Some controversy
followed the scoring of this bout. Bute raised his ledger to 31-1 (24).
Grachev fell to 12-1-1 (8).
Bute held his number six ranking among SecondsOut’s top light heavyweights.
Also on the card, Rodrigo Guerrero stopped Sebastien Gauthier at 2:31
of round number eight in a ten round super bantamweight bout. Guerrero
raised his record to 18-4-1 (12). Gauthier fell to 22-4 (14).
Guerrero previously ranked tenth at 115 pounds at SecondsOut has been removed from the rankings to compete at 122.
Also on the same date, at Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle,
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Marco Huck defeated Firat Arslan in a
twelve round WBO cruiserweight title bout. Huck prevailed by scores of
117-111 and 115-113 twice. Some controversy also erupted in the wake of
this decision. Huck upped his dossier to 35-2-1 (25). Arslan dipped to
Huck remained the top cruiserweight at SecondsOut.
Also on this date, at Xebio Arena, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, Shinsuke
Yamanaka scored a one punch KO of Tomas Rojas in round seven of a WBC
bantamweight title bout. Yamanaka secured the second defense of his
title and raised his record to 17-0-2 (12). Rojas fell to 39-14-1 (26).
Yamanaka climbed from third to second among SecondsOut’s top bantamweights. Joseph Agbeko fell from second to third.
Also on the card, Toshiyuke Igarashi defeated Nestor Daniel Narvaes
by majority decision in a twelve round WBC flyweight title bout.
Igarashi won by slim counts of 113-113 and 114-112 twice to notch his
first title defense. Igarashi moved his professional numbers to 17-1-1
(10). Narvaes dipped to 19-1-2 (9).
Igarashi kept his number five ranking among SecondsOut’s top flyweights.
Also on the move, former junior flyweight champion Ulises Solis
returned to the ring after one year of inactivity following a broken jaw
suffered in an altercation with junior middleweight titlist Saul
Alvarez with a KO of Jesus Iribe. Solis was previously ranked third at
108-pounds, but it is unclear if he plans at return to 108 or 112. For
now he remains unranked at flyweight.
SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, November 11:
On Monday, November 5:
At Sports Palace Quant, Troitsk, Moscow, Russia: Alisher Rahimov versus Michal Dufek in a ten round lightweight bout.
On Friday, November 9:
At Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore, Singapore: Chris John versus
Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo in a twelve round WBA featherweight title bout.
At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA: Gary Russell Jr. versus Roberto Castaneda in a ten round featherweight bout.
On Saturday, November 10:
At Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland: Robert Helenius versus Sherman Williams in a ten round heavyweight bout.
At O2 World Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany: Wladimir Klitschko
versus Marius Wach in a twelve round WBA/WBO/IBF heavyweight title bout.
At Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa: Thomas
Oosthuizen versus Fulgencio Zuniga in a twelve round super middleweight
At Wynn Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Vanes Martirosyan versus
Erislandy Lara in a twelve round junior middleweight bout; Miguel Angel
Garcia versus Jonathon Victor Barros in a ten round super featherweight
At Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA: Leo Santa Cruz
versus Victor Zaleta in a twelve round IBF bantamweight title bout;
Abner Mares versus Anselmo Moreno in a twelve round WBC super
bantamweight title bout; Nathan Cleverly versus TBA in a twelve round
WBO light heavyweight title bout
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