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Yuriorkis Gamboa unifies titles, Erik Morales beats Limond

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Unbeaten Cuban Yuriorkas Gamboa claimed the IBF featherweight title to add to his WBA version of the title.

Gamboa claimed a unanimous points victory over Mexican Orlando Salido in Las Vegas.

Gamboa kept on top of his opponent throughout with his slick movement. He knocked Salido down twice in the twelfth round, despite having to take a count himself in the eighth round.

Yuriorkis Gamboa

The Cuban got docked two points at once in that final round for hitting Salido while he was down. It was an act of stupidity, considering he was so far in front at that point.

Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0) took the IBF Title, which Salido was stripped of before the contest for exceeding the maximum weight gain limit.

Scores read 116-109, 115-109, 114-109 via decision.

Rios vs Peterson

Also, on the card in Vegas, someone’s 0 had to go when Anthony Peterson lost out to Brandon Rios.

A series of low blows by the frustrated Peterson made headlines in the sixth and seventh rounds.

Instead of sticking to his boxing, Peterson, who was 30-0 with 20 knockouts, got involved in a brawl with the bigger Rios. He eventually lost his way due to the dirty tactics.

Rios improves to 25-0-1 with 18 KOs, and the possibility of a rematch looms large between the pair.

Morales vs Limond

In Mexico City, Erik “El Terrible” Morales continued his winning exploits at welterweight by knocking out Scotland’s Willie Limond in the sixth round.

After starting slowly, the three-weight world champion gradually wore the Scotsman down, and three devastating body shots in the sixth ended the contest.

Morales continues to an expected world title challenge and improves to 50-6-0 with 35 KOs.

WBN Editor Phil Jay is an experienced boxing news writer. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram, and Twitter @worldboxingnews.