Estadio Banorte, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico– Former three-division world champion, Fernando Montiel (45-3-2, 35 KOs) had an unexpectedly easy evening against two-time former world title challenger, Nehomar Cermeño, when Cermeño refused to come out for the third round of their contest.
Cermeño appeared to be favoring the right side of his body, the target of a pair of strong body shots from Montiel in the second.
Parque Andrés Quintana Roo, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico– Humberto Soto (56-7-2, 32 KOs) made the fourth successful defense of his WBC lightweight title against Japan’s Motoki Sasaki (36-9-1, 23 KOs) via eleventh round technical decision.
Soto dominated throughout the contest, dropping Sasaki in the fifth round. In the eleventh, Soto slipped on the wet canvas, suffering a leg injury, and rendering him unable to continue. The referee went to the scorecards and Soto was declared the winner by scores of 100-88, 99-89 and 99-89. The Boxing Tribune scored the fight 100-89, also in Soto’s favor.
After the bout, Soto declared his intention to move up to jr. welterweight.
Other Noteworthy Fights–
(Welterweight) Mike Jones KO 2 Raul Muñoz, (Jr. Featherweight) Victor Terrazas TKO 3 Feider Viloria; (Heavyweight) Manuel Charr TKO 7 Danny Williams; (Super Middleweight) Cory Spinks UD 10 Shakir Ashanti
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