Gimnasio German Evers, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico–
For most of the fight, Montiel fought backing up, choosing to counter an Angkota who was coming forward, but not landing anything of note. The three-division world titlist worked upstairs and downstairs at his own pace, picking his shots and conserving energy.
Montiel’s decision to become a retreating counter-puncher in his last couple of fights has led some to question the legs and overall sharpness of the 32-year-old fighter, but “Cochulito” would close Saturday’s fight big with an offensive surge in the ninth that dropped Angkota and led to the fight being waved off.
Angkota, who was beaten in 2010 and 2011 by Jorge Arce, is now 0-3 in Mexico.
Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa–
Tommy Oosthuizen (18-0-1, 12 KOs) stopped Serge Yannick (14-2, 7 KOs) in the sixth round of a scheduled twelve-round super middleweight bout.
In a junior welterweight bout scheduled for twelve, Kaizer Mabuza (24-8,-3, 15KOs) stopped Steven Wills (16-1-2, 9KOs), also in the sixth round.
Woodland Community Senior Center, Woodland, California–
Vicente Escobedo (25-3, 15 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Lonnie Smith (14-3-2, 10 KOs) at the 2:20 mark to take the WBO NABA super featherweight title.
Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines–
Former junior featherweight world title challenger, Rey Bautista (33-2, 25 KOs), stopped journeyman Genaro Garcia (10-12, 6 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled ten-round super featherweight bout.
23-year-old junior welterweight prospect, Jason Pagara (28-2, 17 KOs), stopped Indonesia’s Frans Yarangga (10-2-1, 7 KOs) in the second round of a scheduled ten.
Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico–
Former super flyweight world titlist, Tomas Rojas (38-13-1, 25 KOs) won a ten-round unanimous decision over fellow Mexican, Julio Zarate (28-6-2, 17 KOs).
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