Lovemore wins another belt
Lovemore Ndou beat Gairy St Clair on points at the weekend to add another belt to his collection.
The South African, who now fights mostly in Australia, won the vacant World Boxing Foundation welterweight and IBF Pan Pacific titles.
Ndou, a former IBF and IBO champion, beat St Clair, a former IBF junior lightweight champion, on points over twelve rounds in Southport, Queensland. The two have now had, between them, 120 professional fights.
The 40-year-old Ndou took control soon after the start but Guyana-born St Clair did well in the sixth and seventh rounds before Ndou fought his way to victory – 117-112 and 116-112 on the two other cards.
Ndou improved his record to 49-13-2, including 31 knockouts. St Clair dropped to 42-12-2; 18.
In San Antonio, Texas, middleweight Brian Vera defeated former world champion Sergio Mora 118-110, 117-111 and 114-114 to take his record to 21-6; 12. Mora’s dropped to 23-3-2; 7.
Featherweight Antonio Escalante (27-4; 19) knocked out Leonilo Miranda (36-5; 25) in the second round.
In Studio City, California, Shawn Estrada stopped Felix Piedra in the second round of a light-heavyweight bout. Estrada, a 2008 US Olympian, improved to 15-0, with 13 knockouts. Piedra dropped to 8-0-1; 5.
OTHER WEEKEND RESULTS
Temple, Pennsylvania: Heavyweight Travis Kauffman returned to action after an absence of 12 months to beat Charles Davis 70-63 after seven rounds.
The eight-rounder had to be stopped after seven because of heavy rain. Kauffman improved his record to 23-1; 17 and Davis now stands at 19-23-3; 4.
Santo Domingo: Junior welterweight Victor Cayo moved to 29-3; 21 when he stopped Julio De Jesus (15-1; 14) in the third round. De Jesus was knocked down twice in the first round.
Sinaloa, Mexico: Hugo Cazares, a former two-division world champion, improved his record to 37-7-2; 26 when he beat Daniel Diaz in a super-bantamweight bout over twelve rounds. Diaz dropped to 19-4-1; 14.
Cabazon, California: Darley Perez beat Bahodir Mamadjonov on a split decision after ten rounds of a clash between unbeaten lightweights.
Perez, a Colombian, now stands at 26-0, with 19 knockouts. Bahodir, who is from Uzbekistan, lost for the first time in dropping to 11-1; 7.
Two judges scored it 96-93 and 95-94 for Perez and the third had it 95-94 for Mamadjonov.
Houston, Texas: Light-heavyweight Cedric Agnew remained unbeaten and improved to 24-0; 13 when he beat Zack Page (21-39-2; 7) by majority decision - 58-56, 59-55 and 57-57.
Rochester, New York: Ireland's Patrick Hyland also retained his unbeaten status (now 27-0; 12)
when he beat Dominican Carlos Fulgencio (19-8-1; 12) by unanimous decision over eight rounds.