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Little David confirms KO talent

David Sanchez added another knockout to his record when he beat Marcos Demecillo in the fourth round at the weekend.

The Mexican has now won 19 of his 24 professional bouts inside the distance. He lost two and drew in two others.

Fighting in Hermosillo, Mexico, he enhanced his reputation and won the vacant WBC international junior bantamweight belt.

Demecillo, a Filipino, dropped to 19-2-1, with 14 knockouts, when the fight ended 2 minutes 56 seconds into the fourth round. Sanchez is at No 5 on the WBC list.

Another little Mexican, Horacio Garcia, beat Filipino veteran Fernando Lumacad in the first round of their super-bantamweight bout in Guadalahara. Garcia, still undefeated, has now won 17 of his 25 professional bouts inside the distance.

Lumacad suffered a wrist injury in the opening round and was unable to continue. His record dropped to 29-6-3, including 12 wins inside the distance.

The victory enabled Garcia to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas title.

There was another quick finish in Memphis, Tennessee, when Rocky Galarza won his junior middleweight bout against John Thompson in the second round.

Galarza knocked out Thomson with a left hook only 16 seconds into the round, taking his record to 12-0-2, with 8 shortcut wins. Thompson’s dropped to 14-1; 5.

On the same bill, Ivan Redkatch beat Tony Luis on points over ten rounds – 99-90, 97-92 and 97-93 – in a lightweight bout.

Redkatch remained undefeated after 16 bouts, of which he has won 13 inside the distance. He knocked Luis down in the opening round but was cut on the forehead in a clash of heads and took the long route to victory.

Luis dropped to 17-2, with 7 knockouts.

Maurice Hooker and Abel Ramos drew over eight rounds in a junior welterweight bout. Hooker’s record now stands at 12-0-2; 9 and Ramos is also still undefeated at 8-0-1, with 4 knockouts.

In a middleweight bout, Antoine Douglas moved to 12-0; 7 when he won on points against Marquis Davis (8-1-2; 5) to win the Fecarbox regional title.

In Panama City, Gilberto Pedroza and Carlos Ortega drew over eight rounds in a strawweight bout – 77-75 for Ortega, 76-75 for Pedroza and 76-76.

Pedroza now stands at 10-1-2 and Ortega at 8-3-2 . Both are from Panama.

In Miami, Hawaiian light-heavyweight Azea Augustama beat Jermain Mackley from the Bahamas on points over eight rounds to improve to 16-1; 9 and claim the vacant WBC Fecarbox title.

In Tokyo, Go Odaira won the vacant Japanese strawweight title by beating Masashi Tada by 98-92 on two cards and 99-92 on the third over ten rounds.

Odaira, a southpaw, now has a record of 9-3-3; 1. Tada dropped to 11-4-1; 7.


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