In case you missed it: weekend wrap-up

By Wyatt Johnston


In case you missed it: weekend wrap-up

Sworn Enemies PPV Results

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. W12 Zab Judah... Floyd Mayweather, Jr. proved again why he is the best boxer in the world by defeating former world welterweight Champion Zab Judah by unanimous decision.  Judah controlled the fight early, and was very accurate with heavy punches through the first three or four rounds.  Judah hurt Mayweather, perhaps worse than he has ever been hurt his career, in round four with his straight left, and Mayweather went to the ropes. Pretty Boy Floyd weathered the storm like the great fighter he is and from round five on, he dominated the fight with brilliant accuracy, and speed going to Judah's head and body over and over.  Judah took the punches very well and never seemed badly hurt, but he was starting to tire as the bout wore on and the accumulation of Mayweather's punches seemed to be having some effect. Judah was  taking a beating and was bleeding from his nose and mouth, when, just before the end of round ten, Judah hit Mayweather with a low blow, and then hit him with a shot behind the head.  Mayweather's uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather jumped in to the ring to attack Judah and a melee ensued between the two camps. Order was restored quickly and the fight was finished without further incident.  Judah offered no excuses after the fight. With the win, Mayweather picks up the IBF welterweight title, meaningless except for the fact that he has now won titles in four weight classes. He improves to 36-0 with 24 KOs, while Judah falls to 34-4 with 25 KOs.

Juan Diaz W12 Jose M. Cotto... WBA lightweight champion Juan Diaz put on a great performance against Jose M. Cotto, to successfully defend his title by unanimous decision.  Diaz was behind early in the battle of unbeaten 135-pounders but he continued to let his hands go throughout the fight and would not let Cotto take a breath. Cotto landed good shots here and there, but they weren't enough to keep the energetic Diaz off of him, particularly in the later rounds as Diaz came on strong.  Scores read 116-112, 117-111, 118-111 all for Diaz. With the win Diaz improves to 29-0 with 14 KOs while Cotto failed to join his brother Miguel as a world champion and falls to 27-1 with 19 KOs.

Jorge Arce KO6 Rosendo Alvarez... One of the two or three best flyweights in the world, Jorge Arce, dominated ex-105 pound champ Rosendo Alvarez to claim a sixth-round knockout.  Arce taunted Alvarez throughout the fight and came forward relentlessly, landing his left uppercuts and hooks.  The end came when Arce landed a perfect body shot to put down Alvarez down on a knee for the ten count at 1:54 of round six.  Arce, the WBC interim titlist at 112 pound, improves to 44-3-1 with 34 KOs while Alvarez falls to 37-3-2 with 24 KOs.

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. KO2 Tyler Ziolkowski... Welterweight Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. dominated and then knocked out Tyler Ziolkowski with a left hook to the body in round two.  Chavez wobbled Ziolkowski in round one and then his father's trademark punch the next round to end the fight.  With the win, Chavez improves to 25-0-1 with 19 KOs while Ziolkowski falls to 8-3 with 6 KOs.