Salgado defeats Barros to retain IBF title

Super-featherweight king Juan Carlos Salgado scored a unanimous decision win over former 126lb WBA champion Jonathan Barros at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, Mexico last night to improve to 26-1-1.

The 27 year-old two-time champion had too much in his arsenal for the Argentinian and kept a firm grip on his red IBF belt with scores of 116-111 (twice) and 115-112 after twelve rounds.

Barros, 28, from Mendoza, dropped his third career loss, all of which have come in world title bouts and was hampered by a cut in the later rounds that attributed to his downfall.