Easy victory for 'Archie'
Ulises Solis retained his IBF junior flyweight title when he outpointed Jether Oliva over 12 rounds in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Saturday night.
The champion, nicknamed Archie, dominated from the opening bell to win by 120-108, 118-110 and 119-109.
The 29-year-old Mexican improved his record to 34-2-3, with 21 knockouts. He was making the first defence of the belt since he regained it in April this year in a fight against Luis Alberto Lazarte.
Oliva, a 24-year-old Filipino, is the WBO Orient minimumweight champion. His record dropped to 17-1, with one draw and 11 knockouts.
He fought as a late substitute for Adrian Mendoza of Argentina.
On the same card Moisťs Fuentes moved his record to 14-1, with six stoppages, when he upset Raul Garcia (30-2; 18) to win the WBO minimumweight belt.
Fuentes was down for a count in the ninth round but did enough to take decision by 114-112 on two cards. The third judge had it 114-112 for the former champion, Garcia.
In Guanajuato, Mexico, veteran Librado Andrade (30-4; 23) impressed in a super-middleweight bout, stopping Matt O’Brien (18-3; 7) in the third round to claim the vacant WBC Intercontinental title.
Light-heavyweight Enrique Ornelas (32-7; 20) outpointed Alfredo Contreras (11-12-2; 5) over ten rounds.
Bantamweight Ivan Morales moved to 11-0; 6 when he knocked out Juan Velazquez (6-7; 4) in the third round.
In a featherweight contest, Roberto Manzanarez remained unbeaten at 13-0; 9 when he beat Edgar Martinez (6-1; 2) on points over six rounds.
In Tepic, Mexico, featherweight prospect Christopher Perez improved to 21-1; 13 when he beat Hector Marquez (30-22; 21) over ten rounds – 96-94, 99-91 and 100-90.
On the same card Sergio Villanueva (20-1-2; 13) knocked out Jose Mendoza (7-4; 3) in the sixth round.
Kissimmee, Florida: WBO Latino junior welterweight champion Jose Nieves improved his record to 19-2-3; 8 when he beat Cuauhtemoc Vargas on a majority decision over 12 rounds.
The scores in the rematch were 17-111 and 117-113 for Nieves and 114-114. Vargas dropped to 15-6-1; 10.
In a junior featherweight contest, Hairon Socarras (4-0; 4) knocked out Eduardo Melendez (4-9-1) in the first round.
Chicago: Lightweight Frankie Gomez moved his record to 11-0; 8 when he beat Adrian Granados (8-2-1; 5) by majority decision over eight rounds – 78-73, 77-74 and 76-76.
In another lightweight contest Omar Figueroa (13-0-1; 10) knocked out Marcos Herrera (6-7-1; 2) in the second round.
Sydney: Former Australian lightweight champion Brett William Smith beat Robert Whaley on a technical decision to win the PABA junior welterweight title.
Smith was cut over the right eye in an accidental clash of heads in the opening round. The bout was stopped, on the advice of the ringside doctor, in the sixth round. Smith was ahead 49-46 on all three cards.
Smith improved to 11-1-1; 5 and Whaley dropped to 6-3-2; 3.
Source, supersport.com link: www.supersport.com/boxing/international/news/110828/Easy_victory_for_Archie
Results from Mexico: Raul Garcia Upset, Solis Retains, Andrade and Ornelas Win
Results: Ulises Solis UD-12 Jether Oliva ... Moises Fuentes SD-12 Raul Garcia.
Analysis: This is a pretty notable upset of Raul Garcia (30-2-1, 18 KO), who loses his WBO strawweight title on scores of 114-112, 114-112 and 112-114. Garcia was down in the seventh, and Fuentes (14-1, 6 KO) was down in the ninth. Garcia has been one of the best fighters at 105 pounds in recent years, with his only previous loss to the division's top dog, Nkosinathi Joyi. Obviously this is a big win for the 25-year-old Fuentes, whose only loss came in a split decision against Juan Hernandez, himself a legit contender in the division.
At 108 pounds, Solis (34-2-3, 21 KO) didn't dominate, but did clearly beat the game Oliva (17-1-1, 11 KO). Oliva may have a future, as the 24-year-old Filipino had some moments, but was overall just not good enough to take down Solis, still one of the best fighters in the division. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110, which were pretty fair, but it was more competitive than the scores make it out to be.
Results: Librado Andrade TKO-3 Matt O'Brien ... Enrique Ornelas UD-10 Alfredo Contreras.
Analysis: Andrade (30-4, 23 KO) had an easy night against club fighter O'Brien (18-3, 7 KO) -- well, easy in Librado Andrade terms, as he took some serious shots along the way, too. But he really beat up on O'Brien, who was down twice in the third round, the second of which led to his corner wisely waving the towel. Andrade's probably never going to be considered a serious challenger again, but he always makes for good fights, and he's a great guy, so it's hard to not root for him. Younger brother Ornelas (32-7, 20 KO) looks like he's definitely taken about two steps back from where he was just a couple of years ago, but he also makes for entertaining fights, and did so again with the wide but not easy win over Contreras (11-12-2, 5 KO).
Source, badleftkook link: www.badlefthook.com/2011/8/28/2389116/boxing-results-mexico-solis-vs-oliva-garcia-vs-fuentes-andrade-ornelas-august-27
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