Cassius Baloyi and Manuel Medina crossed paths last night at the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, WA and engaged in a spirited clash that saw several swings in momentum. Hanging in the balance was the vacant IBF Super Feather title as well as Baloyi's IBO belt. As expected, Medina was the more active fighter, spraying the South African southpaw with his trademark high volume, low power avalanche but at 35 years of age, began to tire in the later rounds.
At that point Baloyi began to zero in on the Mexican legend and canvassed the five time world titlist three times before referee Earl Brown called off the contest at 2:19 of the eleventh round. Medina, 66-15 (31), fails in his attempt to win his sixth major title while Baloyi, 32-2 (17) succeeds in his first opportunity at genuine world honors.