Caballero retains 122-pound title in mismatch

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Caballero retains 122-pound title in mismatch

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Celestino Caballero TKO8 Mauricio Pastrana... In a mismatch, one of the top 122-pounders in the world, Celestino Caballero beat-up an undersized Mauricio Pastrana in Panama. Eight inches taller than the former 105-pound champion, Caballero retained his WBA super bantamweight title by dominating the entire fight and then delivering an attack that led the referee to intervene in during the eighth round. Caballero is now 28-2, while Pastrana, a skilled but aged warrior, hopefully retires at 34-8-2. Though he had three world title reins spread over two weight classes, he's little more than an opponent at this stage. source: yahoo! boxing

Rey Bautista W12 Antonio Meza... Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista of the Philippines won a unanimous decision over visiting Mexican Antonio Meza in Quezon City.  The scores were 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112 in favor of Bautista, now 24-1. Meza dropped to 23-3. source: philboxing

AJ Banal TKO9 Jovanny Soto... The same show featured perhaps the best prospect in the Philippines.  AJ "Bazooka" Banal improved to 16-0-1 by stopping Mexico's Jovanny Soto, 25-8-1. After a knockdown, Soto was able to beat the count but Banal sent Soto reeling soon after, leading to a ninth-round technical knockout. source: philboxing

Ian Napa W12 Martin Powers...In London, Ian Napa retained the British bantamweight crown Friday night with a unanimous decision win over former champion Martin Power in a rematch of their 2005 clash. Napa avenged the loss suffered in their first encounter. The final frame was a dogfight but when the cards were read, Napa retained his title via scores of 117-112 and 117-111 (twice). Napa improves to 16-6 (with just 1 KO) while Power drops to 19-3. source: frank maloney press release

Tshifhiwa Munyai W8 Abdul Tebazalwa... On the undercard, South Africa's tall Commonwealth bantamweight titlist, Tshifhiwa Munyai burnished his world title credentials by defeating a Sweden-based Ugandan named Abdul Tebazalwa, 9-2. The referee scored the eight rounder 79-74 for Munyai, now 15-0... Also in London, lightweight Henry Castle, 15-4, got back on track with a 78-75 points victory over Kevin O'Hara, 13-3, after eight rounds... Christopher Sebire, 12-1, handed welterweight Robert Lloyd Taylor, 13-7, a third straight loss, winning a six rounder by 60-55. source: frank maloney press release