Mexico Wins The Inaugural “Boxing World Cup”

LOS ANGELES, November 1st – It was a night to remember for fight fans, as boxers from Mexico and Thailand battled it out last Saturday at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona for the right to earn the inaugural Boxing World Cup. In the end, two champions retained their titles, two new champions were crowned, and Mexico emerged as the series winner by a score of 5-1..

“We’re very proud of our Mexican warriors, who emerged victorious in the first installment of the Boxing World Cup,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya. “But I would be remiss if I didn’t also salute the great fighters of Thailand, who gave it their all in every fight and did their nation proud.”

• In the Boxing World Cup main event, Fernando Montiel retained his WBO super flyweight championship with a unanimous decision over Pramuansak Phosawan.

• Jhonny Gonzalez made the most of his first world title shot, stopping courageous champion Ratanachai Sor Vorapin in the seventh round to win the WBO bantamweight crown.

• Another first time world champion was Daniel Ponce De Leon, who took the vacant WBO 122-pound title with a unanimous 12 round decision over Sod Looknongyangtoy.

• In the HBO Latino opener, WBO 108-pound champion Hugo Cazares retained his title with a sixth round stoppage of Kaichon Sor Vorapin.

• Terdsak Jandaeng earned Thailand it’s only victory of the night as he won a split decision over Carlos Contreras in a featherweight bout.

• Opening the show on a winning note for Mexico was featherweight German Cruz! , who stopped Petch Windysports in the fourth and final round of their bout.

Congratulations to all our Golden Boy warriors!

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Article posted on 01.11.2005

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