OTRA DECISION POLEMICA – JEFF HORN NO FUE UN RIVAL CUALQUIERA

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao no sólo tuvo que disputar los 12 asaltos en una pelea en que era considerado el amplio favorito. El filipino terminó perdiendo el cetro welter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo por un fallo unánime pero controversial.

No era precisamente lo que esperaba el entrenador de Pacquiao ni el púgil 11 veces monarca mundial, cuyo futuro ha quedado ahora en la incertidumbre.

Freddie Roach, el entrenador de Pacquiao, sugirió que su pupilo de años lograría un nocaut “rápido y dulce” en el combate del domingo, denominado “Batalla de Brisbane. En vez de ello, el local Jeff Horn se impuso por puntos en su primer pleito por un título mundial, ante el delirio de 51.052 espectadores.

El también senador filipino de 38 años llegó a esta ciudad australiana una semana antes de la pelea, en un vuelo fletado que transportaba a más de un centenar de seguidores. Se marcha sin el cinturón de la OMB.

Los tres jueces dieron la victoria a Horn. El estadounidense Waleska Roldan dio 117-111, su compatriota Chris Flores entregó una anotación de 115.113, al igual que el argentino Ramón Cerdán.

Varios críticos consideraron localista el fallo. Destacan las estadísticas según las cuales Pacquiao propinó dos veces más golpes de poder que su adversario.

“Es la decisión de los jueces y la respeto”, comentó Pacquiao, citado por ESPN. “Tenemos una cláusula de revancha, así que no hay problema”.

En ese sentido, el futuro próximo del filipino sería un nuevo enfrentamiento ante el australiano. Más allá de eso, el panorama no es tan claro.

Durante la semana, Roach había dicho que Pacquiao tendría dos alternativas después de enfrentar a Horn: Buscar un segundo combate frente a Floyd Mayweather o contemplar el retiro.

“Manny está en una situación en que debe ganar. Quiere una revancha con Mayweather”, comentó Roach. “Con Mayweather hay que lucir bien ante un rival, hay que impresionar”.

Difícilmente “Money” Mayweather está impresionado.

El entrenador de acondicionamiento físico de Pacquiao, Justin Fortune, no se guardó los comentarios negativos hacia los jueces.

“Manny perdió la pelea, pero Jeff Horn parece una calabaza”, dijo Fortune en referencia al rostro enrojecido, hinchado y ensangrentado de su compatriota australiano. “¿Qué hay entonces con esas anotaciones, con esas tarjetas? Estaban al revés”.

No obstante, Fortune aceptó que Pacquiao debió haber conjurado el riesgo de un fallo controversial.

“Cuando peleas en casa de otro, necesitas hacer más cosas. Es mejor noquearlo”, comentó. “Así es el boxeo. A veces te da y en otras te quita. Pero cuando vienes a casa de alguien debes tener mejores argumentos y nunca dejar esto en manos de los jueces”.

Horn comenzó fuerte y ganó al menos tres de los primeros cinco asaltos en las anotaciones. Pero Pacquiao, quien recibió dos veces atención por una cortada en la cabeza (en el sexto y séptimo round), pareció dominar las hostilidades desde el octavo.

Estuvo cerca de finiquitar el pleito en el noveno, cuando golpeó de forma inclemente a Horn, quien se tambaleó. Incluso el réferi Mark Nelson preguntó al local si podía seguir.

El exprofesor de escuela, de 29 años, respondió afirmativamente. Confiaba en que tenía la ventaja en las tarjetas.

“Desde luego me sentía algo aturdido, pero… tenía que continuar”, indicó. “No me doy por vencido. Los australianos no se rinden para empezar. Hemos demostrado que somos unos ganadores. Fue la verdadera Batalla de Brisbane, absolutamente increíble”.

El copromotor Bob Arum consideró que “fue una pelea apretada, que pudo ser para cualquiera”.

“Hubo un par de rounds apretados, pero no se puede discutir con el resultado”, manifestó. “Hice la anotación y vi que Jeff ganó muchos de los primeros rounds. Luego vi que Manny había repuntado a la mitad de la pelea. Jeff realmente ganó el duodécimo. Si le das a Manny el 11, tienes un empate, si le das a Jeff el 11, es 7-5”.

Roach no está tan seguro ahora de que sea el momento del retiro. Tampoco Horn considera que Pacquiao vaya a alejarse pronto de los cuadriláteros.

“Estoy seguro de que querrá volver. Fue una decisión cerrada, y estoy seguro de que él quiere regresar y demostrar algo”, dijo.

Arum confirmó que hay una cláusula de revancha. Sin embargo, aclaró que esperará antes de hablar con Pacquiao sobre el tema.

“No conozco la postura de Manny en el futuro. ¿Va a seguir en la política y a dejar el boxeo? No lo sé y él tampoco”, sentenció Arum. “Sería injusto preguntarle ahora”.

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Jeff Horn shows the scars of victory after Manny Pacquiao epic

New WBO World Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn.

Jeff Horn poses for the media with his WBO World Welterweight belt.  Credit Photo Source:Getty Images

JEFF Horn walked away with the biggest scalp of his boxing career, claiming the WBO welterweight title with victory over legend Manny Pacquiao.

But Horn didn’t look like a winner as he emerged from celebrations on Monday.

The new welterweight champion looked like he’d been in every bit of a dogfight with Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium.

Horn and Pacquiao went toe to toe for twelve brutal rounds, the intensity unlike anything we’ve seen in recent times. It was as barbaric as it was captivating, both men left battered, bloody and broken.

The Filipino legend landed 182 punches to the face of Horn in the 12 round slugfest.

Jeff Horn shows the punishment sustained at the hands of Pacquiao. Credit:  Source:AAP

123 of those shots were Pacquiao’s power punches. The impact clearly showing on the face of the Queenslander post-fight.

An accidental head clash midway through the fight opened a cut over Horn’s right eye.

In round nine referee Mark Nelson warned Horn’s corner that he’d call time on their fighter if the Aussie didn’t show more.

“You’ve had enough. Show me something in this round or I’m stopping the fight,” Nelson said.

It was in the previous three minute period that Horn came drastically close to having his world title dream quashed.

 Jeff Horn shows the scars of war with Pacquiao.  Credit Photo Source:AFP

Pacquiao had Horn hurt with two big right hands. The Australian didn’t go down, but his legs buckled and he was literally hanging on, using the clinch to soak up some precious seconds, in an attempt to recover.

But Horn did recover. He showed tremendous heart to fight back and take the fight via unanimous decision.

Horn’s corner managed the cut superbly, they rubbed adrenaline into the wound at the end of every round. Trainer Glenn Rushton managing the wounds and continuing to fill his fighter with confidence, urging him on towards victory.

 Jeff Horn’s corner go to work in between rounds.  Photo Credit: Source:Getty Images

It was a war in every sense of the word.

Horn looked very different from the squeaky clean fighter we saw at the pre-fight press conference and weigh-in.

 Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn at the pre-fight press conference.  Credit Photo:  Source:AFP

The Australian resembled every bit of the schoolteacher he once was, before turning professional and dedicating himself to the sport full-time.

On Sunday, he transformed into a brute, bullying Pacquiao at times, using his size and reach advantage to the fullest.

 Jeff Horn. The official weigh in for Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Credit Pic: Peter Wallis Source:News Corp Australia

But Horn wasn’t alone in suffering punishment.

Defeated champion Manny Pacquiao also walked away masked in blood. He suffered two cuts as a result of accidental head clashes with the Australian.

At least Horn fronted the cameras, Pacquiao’s post-fight press conference was abandoned.

 

  Jeff Horn speaks to the media after winning the WBO World Welterweight title. Credit Photo:  Source:Getty Images
 

Horn isn’t the first to show how brutal the fight game can be.

Australian UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt was soundly beaten by current UFC champion Stipe Miocic when the two clashed in Adelaide back in May 2015.

Punch stats released post-fight showed that Miocic had landed a total of 361 punches to 46.

That was a new UFC record, beating the previous record for total strikes landed of UFC legend Royce Gracie (355).

Paige VanZant is another who has worn the scars of the fight game.

The UFC beauty was taken apart by “Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson in their fight.

VanZant showed tremendous heart against her more experienced opponent, but “12 gauge” Paige was picked off every time she rushed forward, before submitting to a brutal body lock.

Her face post-fight said the story. It was a fight she was never in.

It wasn’t the first time VanZant was left a bloody mess in the Octagon either. The UFC glamour girl was badly beaten by Rose Namajunas last December, a crushing defeat for a fighter on the rise.

Defeated champion Manny Pacquiao also walked away masked in blood. He suffered two cuts as a result of accidental head clashes with the Australian.

At least Horn fronted the cameras, Pacquiao’s post-fight press conference was abandoned. But unlike Paige VanZant and Mark Hunt, Horn walked away victorious — as the new WBO welterweight champion, meaning every drop of blood, bump and bruise was worth it. 

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07/02/2017 Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn

Date:  Saturday, July 2, 2017

WBO Welterweight Championship Title Bout

Location: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Promoter:    Top Rank / Bob Arum

Supervisor:   Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.

Referee:  Mark Nelson

Judges:  Waleska Roldan (117-111), Chris Flores (115-113), Ramon Cerdan (115-113)

Results:   The WBO Welterweight Title was obtained by a new World Champion Jeff Horn against Manny Pacquiao by Unanimous Decision.

TV: USA ESPN, Panama RPC Channel 4, Australia Main Event, New Zealand Sky Arena, Canada Super Channel

Officials for Manny Pacquiao in “The Battle of Brisbane” Named

The referees, judges and supervisors for this Sunday’s world title defenses of Filipino world champions Manny Pacquiao have already been assigned by the respective sanctioning bodies as both Pinoy champions are set defend their world crowns in “The Battle of Brisbane” before an audience of 50,000+ fans at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, this coming Sunday July 2. 

Officials are all neutral and experienced, so fans can breath a sight of relief. The WBO officials for Manny Pacaquiao against Brisbane challenger Jeff Horn are:  

Referee Mark Nelson of Minesota, USA. Judges: Mrs. Waleska Roldan of New York, Mr. Chris Flores of Arizona, USA. and Mr. Ramón Cerdán of Argentina. 

The last time Mr. Mark Nelson – a referee since 1992 – worked as a third man in a world title fight was in the WBO/WBC super lightweight world title defense of unified undefeated champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KO’s) against challenger John Molina Jr. Crawford knocked out Molina in eight rounds, with referee Mark Nelson doing his usual outstanding work. 

Mrs. Waleska Roldan’s last officiating work in a world title clash was as recent as last March at the Madison Square Garden in New York in the close, bloody super flyweight title defense of 30-year-old Nicaraguan 4-division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez against Thailand challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (also known as Wisaksil Wangek).  

After the twelve torrid rounds of non-stop dramatic action, Chocolatito lost his crown in a controversial split decision. But Ma’am Waleska voted a 113-113 draw, a scorecard hailed by a great number of fans and boxing writers as the fight’s best scoring.  

The second Pacquiao judge is Chris Flores, who is also a referee. Mr. Flores was ringside in Mexico last May as judge in the third defense of IBF 105-lbs world champion Jose Argumedo of Mexico against Colombian challenger Gabriel Mendoza. No scorecards were needed as the Argumedo ended matters with a TKO over Mendoza in round 8. 

And the third Pacquiao judge, Ramon Cerdan, is a veteran judge in hundreds of fights since 1998. 

Mr. Cerdán was with pen and paper on hand just three weeks ago in his native Argentina as a judge in an all-Argentinian affair: the title defense of WBO/WBA/IBF of super lightweight world champion Ana Laura Esteche defending against her Argentina compatriot Adela Celeste del Carmen Peralta.  

It was a split decision. Two ringside judges saw Esteche winning. However, judge Ramón Cerdán voted for Peralta. Esteche retained her crown.  

The supervisor in the Pacquiao-Horn fight is none other than WBO President Francisco “Paco” Varcarcel of Puerto Rico, a man of boxing who loves Manny Pacquiao and loves fair scoring. 

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09/04/2016 Naoya Inoue vs. Karoon Jarupianlerd

Date:   Sunday, September 4, 2016

WBO JR. BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Sky Arena, Zama, Kanagawa, Japan

Promoter:  Ohashi Promotions / Hideyuki Ohashi

Supervisor:  Leon Panoncillo

Referee:  Mark Nelson

Judges:  Patrick J. Morley, Louis Moret, Daniel V. Sandoval

Results:   The WBO Jr. Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue retained his title as he kept battering top contender Karoon Jarupianlerd (aka Petchbangborn Kokietgym) swept all rounds and finally knocked him out at 3:03 of the tenth round.

Inoue keeps WBO 115lb belt by tenth round KO over #1 Petchbangborn

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Unbeaten Japanese superstar Naoya Inoue (11-0, 9 KOs), 115, impressively retained his WBO junior bantamweight belt as he kept battering top contender Petchbangborn Kokietgym (38-8-1, 18 KOs), 115, swept all rounds and finally knocked him out at 3:03 of the tenth round on Sunday in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. Inoue, making his third defense against all #1 contenders, displayed a complete control of the contest, but the game Thailander withstood his assault and amazingly showed his persistent retaliation. But Inoue finally accelerated his attack so furiously that he had the challenger sprawling to the deck for the count tolled by the referee Mark Nelson of the US.

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03/12/2016 Miguel Berchelt vs. George Jupp

Date:   March 12, 2016

WBO INTERIM JR. LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:   Polyforum Zam Ná, Merica, Yucatán, México

Promoter:   Promociones Zanfer / Fernando Beltrán

Supervisor:  Rolando Marcos Hermoso

Referee:  Mark Nelson

Judges:  Julio Cesar Alvarado, Rocky Young, David Singh

Results:    Miguel Berchelt won the WBO Interim Jr. Lightweight Title stopping George Jupp by a six round KO.

TV:  Mexico Azteca, USA beIN Sports en Español

Vijender to fight for WBO Asia title in India

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New Delhi: Unstoppable so far, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will now gun for his maiden title in the professional circuit when he fights for the WBO Asia belt come June in front of home fans in the national capital.

The middleweight boxer, who earned worldwide fame by becoming India’s first Olympic and World Championships medallist at the amateur level, has exhibited rampaging form even in the pro arena.

Since his debut in the circuit last October, the 30-year -old from Haryana has won all his three pro contests via knockouts. His next bout is scheduled for March 12 in Liverpool, the opponent for which is yet to be named.

“I am already excited. My first title fight, that too in front of my own people, in my own country. It cannot get better than this. I have no idea who my opponent is going to be but I am sure I will carry on the way I have so far,” Vijender told from Manchester where he is currently training for the March 12 showpiece.

The venue for the Asia title bout could be the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, which will be examined by WBO officials on February 22.

“It’s the next level for him. He will fight for the WBO Asia title in June and a team of WBO officials will recce for venues in Delhi. The first venue to be checked out will be the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium,” Vijender’s India promoters, IOS Boxing Promotions’ MD Neerav Tomar said.

The WBO delegation, which will touch down in India on Saturday, comprises the body’s first vice-President John Duggan, Chairman Officials Michael Pernick, and referee Mark Nelson.

They will be joined by Vijender’s UK promoters Queensberry Promotions’ chief Francis Warren . Also there would be Benjamin Murphy, the Broadcasting Head of Boxnation — the official broadcasters of Vijender’s bouts in the UK.

“For the time being, Vijender will continue to train and fight in the UK. After his March 12 bout, which will be of six rounds, Vijender will fight two more bouts in April and possibly beginning of May. These two bouts will be eight-round affairs,” Tomar said.

“This will be followed by the Asia title bout in June which will be either 10 or 12 rounds in all,” he explained.  As for Vijender’s opponent, Tomar said it could either be a Chinese or a Korean.

“There will be a series of meetings to decide on who would be his opponent. Most probably, it would either be a Chinese or a Korean,” he said.

During their time here, the WBO officials will also explore avenues for promoting professional boxing in India at the grassroot level.

“The WBO officials will conduct a seminar for the Indian Boxing Council (IBC) on Sunday. There will be discussions onhow to take pro boxing to the grassroot levels,” Tomar said.

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10/10/2015 Terry Flanagan vs. Diego Magdaleno

Date:  Saturday – October 10, 2015

WBO LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N. Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Promoter:  Queensberry Promotions / Frank Warren

Supervisor:   Istvan Kovacs

Referee:  Terry O’Connor

Judges:  Mark Nelson (10-9); Deon Dwarte (10-9); Dave Parris (10-9)

Results:  The Champion Terry Flanagan retained the WBO Lightweight Title against Diego Magdaleno by  TKO in the 2nd. round.

TV:

10/10/2015 Liam Smith vs. John Thompson

Date:  Saturday – October 10, 2015

VACANT WBO JR. MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location: Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N. Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Promoter:  Queensberry Promotions / Frank Warren

Supervisor:  Istvan Kovacs

Referee:   Marcus McDonnell

Judges:  Steve Gray (56-58); Mark Nelson (57-57); Andre Van Grootenbruel (57-57)

Results:   Liam Smith has become the new WBO Jr. Middleweight champion after seeing off John Thompson with a seventh-round knockout.

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(11/29/2014) Terence Crawford vs. Raymundo Beltran

Date:  Saturday, November 29, 2014

WBO  LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE BOUT

Location:  CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Promoter:   Top Rank / Bob Arum

Supervisor:   John Duggan

Referee:  Mark Nelson

Judges:  Adelaide Byrd (119-109),  Bill Lerch (120-108), Cesar Ramos (119-109)

Results:   The WBO Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford retained the title with a unanimous decision over his contender Raymundo Beltran.

TV:   USA HBO     Hungary Sport 1

07/19/2014 Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Sod Kokietgym

Date:  Saturday, July 19, 2014

WBO Jr. Featherweight Championship Bout

Location:  Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China

Promoter:  Top Rank

Supervisor:  Leon Panoncillo

Referee:  Mark Nelson

Judges:  Dennis Nelson, John Poturai, Glenn Feldman

Results:  WBO Junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux retains his titles by knocking out Sod Kokietgym at 1:44 minutes into the first round.

TV:  USA HBO 2, Hungary Sport 1, USA UniMas

Rigondeaux’s Fists of Fury

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With history as a guide, everyone expected Rigondeaux to waltz his way to a decision or late round stoppage…

WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs), the fighter everyone loves to hate, took care of business at Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena today by flattening Sod Kokietgym (63-3-1, 28 KOs) at just 1:44 of the first round.

With history as a guide, everyone expected Rigo to waltz his way to a decision or late round stoppage. But El Chacal has heard the detractors, who run the gamut from HBO to Bob Arum to Nonito Donaire, no less than everyone in between. But if Rigondeaux intended to make a statement, to prove that even he has a killer instinct, he succeeded, at the expense of a Thai challenger with tons of experience.

Rigo the thinking man’s fighter used his head in China. After landing straight left followed by a right hook, the Cuban southpaw butted heads with Kokietgym who went down as if shot. Referee Mark Nelson ruled an accident, waved on the fighters, and the action continued.

The fighters touched gloves—and El Chacal, wasting no time, pulled a Floyd Mayweather. A quick 1-2 dropped Sod a second time…and that’s all she wrote.

The Thai protested the stoppage. The crowd in Macao booed.

Rigondeaux, who remains undefeated, just can’t win.

http://www.boxing.com/rigondeauxs_fists_of_fury.html

 

 

(05/03/2014) Arthur Abraham vs. Nikola Sjekloca

Date:  Saturday, May 3, 2014

WBO Super Middleweight Championship Bout

Location:  The Velodrom, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany

Promoter:  Sauerland Event/Wilfried Sauerland

Supervisor: IstvánKovács

Referee:  Mark Nelson

Judges:  Noel Monnet (116-112); Andre Van Grutenbruel (116-113); Victor Panin (119-110)

Results:   Champion Arthur Abraham retained WBO Super Middleweight Title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Nikola Sjekloca.

Cleverly 174, Krasniqi 173 en Londres

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El campeón mundial semipesado de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), el invicto galés Nathan Cleverly, se enfrentará al retador mandatorio alemán Robin Krasniqi, intentando defender por quinta ocasión su corona, en el combate estelar de la velada que se desarrollará en la noche del sábado en el Wembley Arena de Londres, Inglaterra, en una presentación de Frank Warren.

Cleverly (25-0, 12 KOs), que viene de realizar su primera defensa en Estados Unidos al detener en ocho asaltos al estadounidense Shawn Hawk el pasado 10 de noviembre en Los Ángeles, intentará revalidar su reinado frente a Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KOs), N° 1 del ranking mundial semipesado de la OMB, y actual monarca europeo e internacional OMB, que llega a su primera oportunidad mundialista.

En la tarde del viernes, ambos superaron la ceremonia de pesaje, dejando todo listo para su duelo titular. Cleverly registró 174 libras. En tanto Krasniqi marcó 173 libras.

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Cleverly, nacido en Caerphilly, Gales, hace 26 años, buscará retener la corona que conquistó primero interina el 11 de diciembre de 2010 en fallo unánime sobre el francés Nadjib Mohammedi en Liverpool, Inglaterra. Defendió la corona, ya regular, sobre el polaco Aleksy Kuziemski (KOT 4), el inglés Tony Bellew (DM 12), el estadounidense Tommy Karpency (DU 12), siempre en el Reino Unido, hasta que viajó a tierras estadounidenses donde el pasado 10 de noviembre noqueó técnicamente en ocho asaltos al estadounidense Shawn Hawk en Los Ángeles, en su última presentación.

Krasniqi, por su parte, oriundo de Munich, Bayern, y de 26 años, registra apenas dos reveses pero cuando recién comenzaba su carrera, en su primera y tercera pelea. Desde allí se ha mantenido imbatido en treinta y ocho presentaciones. El 21 de octubre de 2011 derrotó al francés Abdelkahim Derghal por nocaut técnico en el cuarto round y se alzó con el cinturón europeo semipesado OMB, que luego refrendó al noquear en el duodécimo al francés Hakim Zoulikha. Tras ello, el pasado 25 de agosto añadió la faja internacional semipesada OMB al liquidar en cuatro capítulos a su compatriota Serdar Sahin, cinto que retuvo el 16 de noviembre al terminar en el tercero con el estadounidense Max Heyman, en Magdeburgo, Alemania, en lo que fue su última actuación.

Las autoridades designadas por la OMB son: el árbitro será el estadounidense Mark Nelson. Los jueces serán Denny Nelson, de Estados Unidos, Zoltan Enyedi, de Hungría, y Phil Edwards, de Reino Unido. El supervisor será el húngaro Istvan Kovacs.

En el combate semiestelar, el campeón europeo ligero OMB, el invicto inglés Liam Walsh (13-0, 10 KOs), se enfrentará al escocés Scott Harrison (27-2-2, 15 KOs), intentando defender por primera ocasión su corona.  Tanto Walsh como Harrison detuvieron la báscula en 134.5 libras.  

En otra atracción de la noche, que se desarrollará en categoría pesado, el ex retador mundialista inglés Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (15-4, 9 KOs), chocará contra el ex campeón argentino crucero, el bonaerense Héctor “El Tiburón” Ávila (20-12-1, 13 KOs), actual monarca mundo hispano pesado del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (WBC), en un enfrentamiento no titular y a la distancia de diez asaltos. Chisora acusó 252 libras. En tanto Ávila pesó 218 libras.

En combate complementario, el campeón Commonwealth (Imperio Británico) supermosca, el nigeriano Yaqub Kareem (10-2-1, 7 KOs), se medirá al inglés Paul Butler (10-0, 5 KOs), buscando la primera defensa de su cinturón. Kareem marcó 114.5 libras, mientras que Butler dio 114 libras. 

Resultados del pesaje:

 

Nathan Cleverly 174 lbs. vs. Robin Krasniqi 173 lbs.

Título mundial semipesado OMB

Liam Walsh 134.5 lbs. vs. Scott Harrison 134.5 lbs.

Título europeo ligero OMB

Dereck Chisora 252 lbs. vs. Héctor Ávila 218 lbs.

Yaqub Kareem 114.5 lbs. vs. Paul Butler 114 lbs.

Título Commonwealth supermosca

Escenario: Wembley Arena, en Wembley, Londres, Inglaterra.

Promotor: Frank Warren.

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