Gonzalez, Miura retain WBC titles; Meehan retires Cameron as Pitt wins Super-8
Roman Gonzalez and Takashi Miura kept a firm grip on their World Boxing Council belts as both recorded sixth round stoppages at the Yokohama International Swimming Pool in Japan on Saturday.
Solid Nicaraguan flyweight Gonzalez improved his awesome C.V to 41-0 with the victory, and in the process produced a 35th knockout to place his KO ratio at 85% through a title-laden nine and a half year career.
‘Chocolatito’ put Rocky ‘The Road Warrior’ Fuentes down in the sixth session leading to referee Len Koivisto deciding he had seen enough before saving the Filipino two-time world title challenger from further punishment.
In his contest, Miura, 30, had Edgar Puerta on the canvas in the very first round of their bout, but took another five rounds to finally put an end to the Mexican’s challenge and make a successful third defense of his super-featherweight championship.
Elsewhere in Auckland, New Zealand, Kali Meehan continued his form on the back of his Super-8 win last June by out-pointing Shane Cameron over ten rounds to push on towards a potential world title shot in 2015.
The 44 year-old veteran carded scores if 99-91, 98-92 and 97-94 to move to 42-5, after which opponent Cameron announced that he would be stepping away from boxing at the age of 37 following a third straight defeat.
Also on the bill, a cruiserweight feast saw Anthony McCracken shock David Aloua by stopping him in his seventh round, whilst Brad Pitt saw off Joseph Kwadjo, Daniel Ammann and Vaitele Soi to win the latest instalment of the Super-8 franchise.