Zab leads veterans' victory march
Several veterans, led by Zab Judah, showed at the weekend they can still hold their own against younger opponents.
Judah, a former two-division champion, won his 49th professional fight when he stopped Vernon Paris in the ninth round in Brooklyn, New York.
Improving his record to 42-7, with 29 knockouts, Judah finished the fight 2 minutes 27 seconds into the round after dominating the IBF junior welterweight title eliminator.
Paris, previously undefeated, dropped to 26-1; 15.
On the same card former WBC light-heavyweight and IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek contributed to a good night for the veterans when he beat Nagy Aguilera on points over ten rounds.
In his first fight since being stopped by Vitali Klitschko in a bout for the WBC heavyweight belt, Adamek improved his record to 45-2; 28. Aguilera’s dropped to 17-7; 12.
Bryant Jennings remained undefeated and improved to 13-0; 6 when he stopped former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei Liakhovich (25-5; 16) in the ninth round.
Another seasoned fighter, Enzo Maccarinelli, proved his durability when he beat Shane McPhilbin over twelve rounds in Wolverhampton, England.
The former WBO cruiserweight champion had to come back from knockdowns in the first and third rounds to improve his record to 35-5, with 27 knockouts.
Shane McPhilbin dropped to 8-3; 5 when the scores come in – 115-111, 115-110 and 116-111.
In Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Nate Campbell, a 40-year-old former world champion, moved his record to 35-9-1; 26 when he stopped junior welterweight Victor Cayo (27-3; 19) in the ninth round.
In Sonora, Mexico, WBA flyweight champion Hernan Marquez improved his record to 33-2; 25 by beating a late replacement, Richie Mepranum (25-3-1; 5) on points over ten rounds in a non-title bout after Rodel Mayol had withdrawn. The scores were 95-93, 96-92 and 97-91.
However, in Atlantic City, heavyweight Tye Fields came up short against a less experienced man.
Mariusz Wach, still unbeaten at 27-0; 15, stopped Fields (49-5; 44) after a minute and 44 seconds of the sixth round
Former Olympian Jerson Ravelo improved to 21-5; 12 when he won on a split decision against Joey Spina (26-2-2; 18) in a light-heavyweight bout.
In Maribor, Slovenia, Jan Zevek, a former IBF welterweight champion beat Namibian Bethuel Tyson on points over twelve rounds. The scores were 117-109 on two cards and 119-110.
Zaveck, who won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title, improved to 32-2; 18 and Ushona dropped to 25-2-1; 8.
In a light-heavyweight bout Denis Simcic (28-1; 14) beat Fatjon Murati (13-2-2; 3) to win the WBO European championship. The scores were 117-110, 117-111 and 116-111.
In Tucson, Arizona, super-featherweight Diego Magdaleno remained undefeated and improved to 22-0; 8 when he stopped a late substitute, Fernando Beltran Jr (36-8-1; 20) in the seventh round after being knocked down in the fourth.
Junior welterweight Johnny Garcia moved to 12-0; 8 when he won on an eight-round split decision against Cuban Yordenis Ugas, a former Olympic bronze medallist (11-1; 5).
Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr (14-0; 8) outpointed Homero Fonseca (9-5-3; 2) over eight rounds.
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