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« on: August 02, 2009, 08:33:58 AM »

Hlatshwayo wins IBF welter belt! 

By Billy “Loops” Luppert at ringside

Welterweight Isaac Hlatshwayo (29-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over Delvin Rodriguez (24-3-2, 14 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF world title on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. In a tough, gritty fight, Hlatshwayo was largely successful in silencing Rodriguez’ hometown fans as he methodically built a lead on the scorecards over the second half of the fight. In the end, scores were 116-113, 116-112 Hlatshwayo, 115-113 Rodriguez. The two fought to a draw last November in an IBF eliminator. Later champion Joshua Clottey vacated the belt in order to face Miguel Cotto.
Olympian junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade (6-0, 5 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO over Chad Greenleaf (11-13-1, 5 KOs). A body shot ended it at 1:38.
Unbeaten middleweight Tarvis Simms (25-0-1, 11 KOs) won a split decision over Marcus Upshaw (11-4-1, 5 KOs). Simms dropped Upshaw in round four and seemed clearly ahead. Scores were 77-74, 77-74 Simms and a surprising 76-75 for Upshaw.
Junior middleweight Ray Serrano (10-0, 6KOs) stayed undefeated with a third round TKO over Jessie Davis (11-14, 8 KOs). Serrano dropped Davis in round 3 with a right hand to the head, followed by a left to the body. Davis was able to beat the count, but seconds later, a vicious combination from Serrano pinned Davis against the ropes and referee Danny Chivone stepped in and stopped the fight. Time of the stoppage was 2:02.
Undefeated cruiser Yathomas Riley (7-0, 5KOs) scored a first round KO over Tiwon Taylor (26-16-1, 19KOs) at 2:59 of the round. Riley was in command the whole fight, dropping Taylor twice in the first round. The second knockdown, a hard right hand, came a split second before the bell sounded to end the round, and referee Bendi Esteves stopped the fight at 2:59 of the round.

David Haye on Klitschko:"All I need is a ring and a ref who can count to ten"
« on: August 02, 2009, 08:33:58 AM »

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