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Boxing In Mexico: Rojas, Segura, Ponce De Leon, Matthysse Win

Lots of action in Mexico last night, big fights all across the country involving a raft of titles. The biggest bill took place at Poliforum Zamna in Merida, headlined by a clash for the WBC featherweight belt.

Reigning champion Elio Rojas, 22-1 (13), won virtually every round in a wide points decision against former title holder Guty Espadas Jr, 45-8 (28), via scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice.

Dominican born New Yorker Rojas could be in line for a high profile unification bout against the likes of Yuriorkis Gamboa, Chris John or Juan Manuel Lopez.

American heavyweight Derrick Rossy, 24-2 (14), ended the hopes of opponent Joseph Harris, 10-11 (7), in the second for the WBC fecarbox strap.

Another world title was at risk in Acapulco as WBA light fly ruler Giovanni Segura, 23-1-1 (19), faced challenger Walter Tello, 14-4 (7).

But the battle of little big men didn't last long as Segura stopped Tello in the fourth to retain his crown for the second time.

Former world title challenger Urbano Antillon, 27-1 (20), got back on the victory parade with a third round stoppage of Luis Antonio Arceo, 22-10-2 (15), at lightweight.

In the Capital, Mexico City, ex-WBO super bantam champ Daniel Ponce De Leon, 38-2 (32), was in classic form, producing a second round KO against Orlando Cruz, 16-2-1 (7), in a battle of southpaws.

Ponce De Leon is continuing his campaign as a featherweight and has now strung together three straight victories at 126 pounds, having won the NABF title, a WBC eliminator and now the WBC Latino belt against Cruz.

On the undercard, ex-WBA light welter kingpin Vivian Harris, 29-4-1 (19), was stopped in the fourth by Argentine banger Lucas Martin Matthysse, 26-0 (24), who won his highest profile bout to date.

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