Last night at Cicero Stadium in suburban Chicago, ex-IBF Lightweight Champion Javier Jauregui, 53-14-2 (36), won his second important bout in a row by pounding out a superb points win over fellow seasoned Mexican veteran Miguel Angel Huerta, 26-9-1 (18), to take the NABF title.
Since losing the IBF crown to the late Leavander Johnson in 2003, Jauregui has been on a roller coaster, going 5-4 while defeating the likes of Randy Suico and Adrian Mora but also losing to top men like Joan Guzman and Julio Diaz.
At 34 years of age, the volume punching Jauregui is probably on his last title run and could be nearing a challenge to newly minted IBF Champ Nate Campbell in the near future.
Also on the card, lightweight prospect Brandon Rios, 16-0 (11), stopped journeyman Alvin Brown, 26-11 (12), in the second.
At the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island, former world super middle title challenger Peter Manfedo, 29-5 (14), bounced back from a loss to Jeff Lacy by stopping Shane Benfield, 17-2 (9), in six.
IWBF Lightweight titlist Jamie Clampitt, 19-4-1 (7), held onto her title via a close split decision victory over iron-chinned veteran Belinda Laracuente, 23-22-3 (9), while cruiser Tim Flamos, 20-4-1 (8), stopped prospect Chris McInerney, 9-2-1 (6). Light heavy Joe Spina, 21-1-1 (15), put in a six round decision over Henry Mayes, 6-5-1 (4).