21
Nov
2018

Boxing Bites: Carlos Canizales / Gustavo Padilla 100-up / Tepora wins world title

Ringside 16/07/2018

Venezuelan Carlos Cañizales successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) World Light Flyweight Title while moving his record to 21-0-1 via scoring his 17th stoppage victory in the twelfth and final round against the very game but inexperienced Bin Lu.

The fight took place on the Pacquiao-Matthysse card in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was promoted by Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions while being streamed via ESPN+.

The fight was a very good one, with Cañizales catching Lu with overhand rights that were snapping the green professionals head back in the very first round as he established his superiority. The overhand right would be the best of the punch of the fight, with Lu looking to try and box the champion when he realized that he could not stand and trade with him.

Lu was trying to be the matador to the bull, but it wasn’t quite working to his favor as he was not throwing combinations and you could see the inexperience seeping through. Cañizales continued to turn up the heat on Lu, who was starting to look pretty weary in the ninth round from all the bodywork and the heavy hands of the champion.

In the eleventh round, Lu was bleeding from his right eye and was knocked down from a left hook right-hand combination that was ruled a knockdown due to him holding onto the ropes as he was going down. Lu was trying his best to win in the championship rounds, coming out aggressive to start the twelfth and final round but Cañizales immediately took the round over, landing bombs and scoring a knockdown and knockout win in the final round.

It was a great victory for the champion as it showed that he has many dimensions to his game. Lu suffered a knockout loss that puts his record at 1-1, but he will no doubt be back as he had a very good showing considering it was only his second professional fight.

Boxing official Gustavo Padilla of Panama City, Panama, took part in his 100th world title bout when he took to the ring to referee for Carlos Cañizales vs Bin Lu on the Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse undercard in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gustavo has been taking part in professional boxing matches for nearly three decades now and Gilberto Jesus Mendoza along with the entire World Boxing Association family would like to congratulate him on his success in the sport.

Gustavo is always a professional in and out of the ring and strives to improve knowledge within the sport so that officiating is done at the highest level. Congratulations to Gustavo – and hopefully there are many many more title fights that call him to the ring.

Filipino Jhack Tepora moved his record to 22-0 while scoring his 17th victory via knockout over Edivaldo Ortega. The victory won Tepora the interim featherweight belt of the World Boxing Association (WBA), as he stopped Ortega in the ninth round of the scheduled twelve round fight.

The fight took place on the Pacquiao-Matthysse card in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was promoted by Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions while being streamed via ESPN+.

Tepora got off to a good start in the very first round being the aggressor and hurting Ortega to the body early on. The fight was closely contested in the coming rounds, with Ortega getting his jab pumping and being the aggressor but Tepora having the harder punch and slowly accumulating damage over the coming rounds on Ortega.

Tepora would score the stoppage victory to the delight of the crowd in the ninth round off of a nice uppercut splitting the guard and sending Ortega to the canvas. Ortega was very game and came to fight, but he simply could not handle the power of the Filipino.

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