05/21/2017 Naoya Inoue vs. Ricardo Rodriguez

Date:  Sunday, May 21, 2017

WBO Junior Bantamweight Championship Title Bout

Location: Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo,  Japan

Promoter:   Ohashi Promotions / Hideyuky Ohashi

Supervisor:   Tsuyoshi Yasukochi 

Referee:  Ramon Peña

Judges:   Lisa Giampa (20-18), Patrick Morley (20-18), Larry Hazzard Jr. (20-18)  

Results:  The WBO Champion Naoya Inoue retained the WBO Junior Bantamweight Title against Ricardo Rodriguez by  KO’ed in the third round.

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Full Report: Inoue finishes Rodriguez to keep WBO 115lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda –

Unbeaten Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs), 115, scored his fifth defense of his WBO 115-pound belt as he made short work of mandatory challenger Ricardo Rodriguez (16-4, 5 KOs), 114.5, knocking him out at 1:08 of the third round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Inoue decked the Mexican-born US citizen with a countering left hook for the second time of the fatal round, and Rodriguez couldn’t beat the count of referee Ramon Pena from Puerto Rico. Naoya looked too strong and fast for the apparently overmatched Ricardo.

It’s a very lopsided affair, but this reporter describes the official scores before the spectacular knockout for record-keeping. Lisa Giampa, Pat Morley and Larry Hazzard Jr. (all from US) identically tallied 20-18 after the second session.

As Naoya reviewed “This was my best performance,” he looked sharp and speedy from the outset. Fleet of foot and fast of hand, Inoue began to show he was superior to Rodriguez, jabbing sharply with precision. The Mexican-born challenger who speaks Spanish more fluently than English despite his US nationality attempted to mix it up in the close range, and once forced the champ to the ropes with a flurry of punches. Averting all, Inoue quickly turned around and kept outpunching the game but limited challenger after he probably realized Ricardo’s punching power and hand speed. 

The second witnessed Naoya’s new weapon, that is, switch-hitting. He, midway in round two, switched so smoothly that we temporarily didn’t realize he switched to southpaw stance, but he had the crowd stunned with his solid and strong southpaw left that almost bucked the knee of Rodriguez twice. Inoue was like Hamed.

Inoue, with remarkable reflexes, always tries to hit without getting hit in the ring and in the gym as well, and did the same this night. He averted all punches thrown by the WBO Latino 115-pound champ with his shifty footwork and quick upper body movement.

Naoya sent him to the deck with a quick three-punch combination, the last of which was a very well-timed short left hook. Rodriguez gamely raised himself and resumed fighting. Inoue, however, exploded a Sugar Ray Robinson countering left hook against Gene Fullmer with Ricardo’s legs seemingly paralyzed against his will to stand up and fight on. The third man mercilessly tolled the fatal ten.

The winner, 24, coolly said in the ring, “People said I was a prohibitive favorite, but I was very careful about my overconfidence or carelessness. I’m happy to win as planned. Since I had my composure, I attempted switching to southpaw. I’m satisfied with solid southpaw lefts that almost stunned Rodriguez with only seventh percent of power behind the shots. Yes, my next will be in the US, which I am very much looking forward to. I wish to show my real power in the ring of the States. In the future I hope to invade in the bantam or super-bantam categories.”

The crestfallen loser Rodriguez, 27, gloomily said, “The fight was going on as our fight plan, but Inoue was a great champion with very strong counterpunch.”

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Japanese champion Naoya Inoue celebrates after defeating Ricardo Rodriguez of the U.S. in their WBO super flyweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Inoue knocked out Rodriguez in the third round to defend his title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Japanese champion Naoya Inoue celebrates after defeating Ricardo Rodriguez of the U.S. in their WBO super flyweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Inoue knocked out Rodriguez in the third round to defend his title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Japanese champion Naoya Inoue celebrates after knocking out challenger Ricardo Rodriguez of the U.S. in the third round of their WBO super flyweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Inoue defeated Rodriguez in the round to defend his title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Japanese champion Naoya Inoue celebrates after knocking out challenger Ricardo Rodriguez of the U.S. in the third round of their WBO super flyweight boxing world title match in Tokyo, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Inoue defeated Rodriguez in the round to defend his title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Japan's Naoya Inoue poses with his WBO super flyweight champion belt after defeating Ricardo Rodriguez of the U.S. in their boxing world title match in Tokyo, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Inoue knocked out Rodriguez in the third round to defend the title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

Japan’s Naoya Inoue poses with his WBO super flyweight champion belt after defeating Ricardo Rodriguez of the U.S. in their boxing world title match in Tokyo, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Inoue knocked out Rodriguez in the third round to defend the title. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

 

Credit: Additional photos / Toru Takahashi / Associated Press

Promoter: Ohashi Promotions.
WBO supervisor: Tsuyoshi Yasukochi (Japan)

www.fightnews.com/Boxing/full-report-inoue-finishes-rodoriguez-keep-wbo-115lb-belt-405132

07/27/2016 Pungluang Sor Singyu vs. Marlon Tapales

Date:   Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WBO BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Thailand

Promoter:    Pariyakorn Ratanasuban / Onesongchai Boxing Promotion

Supervisor:   Leon Panoncillo Jr.

Referee:  Ramon A. Peña

Judges:   Lisa Giampa, Chris Tellez,  Gerardo Martinez

Results:    The WBO Bantamweight Championship Title was won by Marlon Tapales when stopped  the champion Punluang Sor Singyu by KO in the 11th round.

07/11/2015 Donnie Nietes vs. Francisco Rodriguez Jr.

Date:   Saturday,  July 11, 2015

WBO JR. FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Promoter:  ALA Promotions / Michael D. Aldeguer

Supervisor:  Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Russell Mora

Judges:  Robert Hecko  (119-109);  Benoit Roussel  (115-113);  Lisa Giampa  (118-110)

Results:   The WBO Jr. Flyweight champion Donnie Nietes retained the crown against Francisco Rodriguez Jr. by Unanimous Decision.

TV:  Philippines ABS-CBN   Channel 2

OMB con seminarios de oficiales y médicos

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El segundo día de los trabajos de la 26ta. Convención Anual de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) transcurrió con los seminarios de oficiales de la entidad, así como seminarios para supervisores y los seminarios médicos, llevados a cabo en el Hotel Intercontinental Budapest, en Budapest, Hungría.

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En la mañana y tarde de Hungría el árbitro puertorriqueño Genaro “Gino” Rodríguez dirigió el Seminario de los Oficiales de la OMB, que contó con mensajes y recomendaciones de los oficiales Lisa Giampa, Chuck Giampa, Jack Reiss y Robert Byrd, y la participación de jueces y árbitros de diferentes partes del mundo. Además, se celebró el Seminario de los Supervisores, que fue dirigido por el vicepresidente de la OMB, John Duggan.

También se dio a conocer el informe económico del organismo.

Por otra parte, durante la noche del martes, se efectuó una actividad en Farm Lázár, donde los asistentes disfrutaron de eventos variados y donde dijo presente el promotor estadounidense Don King.

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http://www.notifight.com/artman2/publish/Reporte_7/OMB_con_seminarios_de_oficiales_y_m_dicos.php

Burns vs. Gonzalez this Saturday, May 11th in Scotland

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, May 11, in the lightweight world title fight between the champion Ricky Burns and the #1 ranked Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez to be held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Matchroom Boxing presentation.

For the bout where Scottish Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) will defend for the third time his 135 pounds WBO title against Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs), from Puerto Rico, the referee will be Russell Mora, from United States.

Meanwhile, the judges for the Burns-Gonzalez fight will be Lisa Giampa, Julie Lederman and Glenn Feldman, all three from United States.

The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Markus Aslani, from Germany.

http://www.boxingnews24.com/2013/05/burns-vs-gonzalez-this-saturday/