Mayweather Returns in Victory: Bad Night for Mexican Boxing
Bad night for Mexican and Mexican descent Boxers at Las Vegas.
Mexicans all over the country were practically glued to their TV sets. Expectations were high in favor of our countryman Juan Manuel Marquez who lost without doubt against Floyd Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather jnr returned from a near two-year ring absence with a punishing 12-round decision over Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
Mayweather remained unbeaten, improving to 40-0 with 25 wins inside the distance. Marquez fell to 50-5-1 with the defeat in the non-title welterweight bout.
Mayweather knocked Marquez down in the second round and was never seriously hurt by the game but smaller opponent. Mayweather was awarded the victory by scores of 118-109, 120-107 and 119-108.
Indonesia's Chris John got a late scare but retained his World Boxing Association featherweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over American Rocky Juarez.
John was in control of Saturday's fight, despite a swollen left eye, when Juarez connected with a left that had John's knees sagging with less than a minute left in the 12th round.
An unsteady John managed to hold on and emerge with the victory by scores of 114-113, 119-109 and 117-111.
John remained unbeaten with 43 victories, one drawn and 22 knockouts. Juarez fell to 28-5-1 with 20 wins inside the distance
TOOWOOMBA boxer Michael Katsidis was confident he had escaped a broken jaw after turning in the performance of his career in Las Vegas yesterday.
Katsidis recaptured the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) interim lightweight world title, winning a split points decision against Mexican Vincente Escobedo at the MGM Grand.
While the Toowoomba boxer turned in the best performance of his career, applying constant pressure throughout the fight, the bout came with some controversy as one judge amazingly scored the bout 116-112 in favour of the Mexican.