Former super bantamweight and super featherweight world titlist, Joan Guzman (31-0-1, 18 KOs) stopped journeyman, Florencio Castellano (17-5, 13 KOs) in the first round of their welterweight contest, scheduled for twelve. It was Gizman’s first bout in eleven months.
The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia —
In an IBF middleweight title eliminator, Sam Soliman (40-11, 17 KOs), beat Nigeria-born, Miami resident, Eromosele Albert (24-6-1, 12 KOs) via unanimous twelve round decision by scores of 118-110, 117-111, 116-112.
Also, cruiserweight prospect, Brad Pitt (12-0. 10 KOs) stopped one-time super middleweight prospect, Victor Oganov (31-5, 29 KOs) in the fifth round of their scheduled twelve.
Kugelbake Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany–
Lebanese-German heavyweight, Manuel Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) won via corner stoppage in the eight of twelve scheduled rounds over Brazil’s Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (15-2, 13 KOs)
Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico–
In a junior welterweight contest, Mexican veteran, Cosme Rivera (34-14-3, 24 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over Colombia-born Mexican resident, Antonio Pitalua (52-6-1, 46 KOs) with scores of 119-109, 119-109, and 117-111. This evens the three-fight series between the two fighters at 1-1-1.
Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida —
In an IBF junior middleweight eliminator for the #2 spot, 37-year-old veteran fringe challenger, Charles Whitaker (38-12-2, 23 KOs) took a unanimous twelve round decision from 39-year-old Cuban, Giorbis Barthelemy (25-9-2, 10 KOs)
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