Boxing Bites: Mora splits Angulo / Wahlström retains / Jhonny UD

RINGSIDE 09/04/2018

In a match between former world champions, the American Sergio Mora (29-5-2, 9 KOs) defeated   Mexican Alfredo ‘Perro’ Angulo (24-8, 20 KOs) by split decision at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino The Vegas, Nevada.

Mora achieved victory thanks to the scorecards of two judges from 78-74 in his favor, while the third saw Angulo winning by 77-75.

In the first rounds, Mora was aggressive, connecting with an array of combinations and rugged ‘Perro’ Angulo, was  staggered several times.

So, from the fourth round , Angulo changed his strategy and began to be more aggressive, with the intrepid onslaught that characterizes him, and in so doing, he began to dominate the fight.

Mora lowered his fighting pace, but closed the fight better in the concluding stanzas, with work of note. Two judges saw Mora’s concluding rally of the brawl as more effective.

World Boxing Council super featherweight champion, Finnish Eva Wahlström (22-0-1, 3 KO), retained her crown for the fourth time, defeating Haiti born, US based Melissa St. Vil (10-3- 4, 1 KO) by majority decision.

The fight, which took place in Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, was very competitive, but the champion displayed better boxing skills and more effectively directed aggressiveness in most of the rounds.

The scores of the judges were 96-94, 97-93 and 95-95 to give the victory to the popular Finnish champion.

In the Convention Center of the Hotel Azul Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Jhonny Gonzalez easily defeated Marlyn ‘Maravilla’ Cabrera, from the Dominicanan Republic to defend his  World Boxing Council super featherweight Latino crown.

 With his hands held high and his vaunted left hook, Jhonny was looking for the knockout from the beginning of the fight, but the Dominican fighter was elusive and showed good defensive technique.

Jhonny often hurt and rocked back  his younger and less experienced opponent. But every time Marlyn was in trouble, he decided to get on his bike and evade, rather than fight back.  

After twelve cat and mouse rounds, the scores of the three judges (120-108) gave the victory to Jhonny, achieving the 66th triumph of his career. Marlyn`s face was battered and swollen and his nose was bleeding.  While Jhonny was totally unmarked.