On Saturday night in Buenos Aires, Argentina the place to be was the Ce De M Number One Club where local hero and South American/WBO Latino Bantamweight Champ Diego Oscar Silva, 22-1-3 (11), retained his WBO belt with a third round knockout of Cordoba's Santagio Allione, 13-6-1 (4), in a rematch of their bout two years ago, won by Silva over six frames.
Heading over to Chile, Francisco Mascarena, 5-0 (1), finished off winless Guillermo Leyton, 0-3 (0), in four to capture the vacant Chilean Super Middle belt at Gimnasio Fiscal in Castro.
At Gimnasio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rico, the victory parade of heavyweight Carl Davis Drummond, 25-0 (19), continued as the 33 year old from Limon was taken the distance by WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight champ Luis Andres Pineda, 21-7 (18), of Panama in a WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight title winning effort.
Featherweight Brian Vasquez, 14-0 (7), stopped Jose Guiterrez, 11-3-2 (9), in the sixth to cage the vacant WBA Fedelatin crown. Also enjoying wins were middleweight Julio Sanchez, lightweight Nelson Lara and super feather Berman Sanchez.
On Friday, we travel to Mexico and start off at Deportivo Corona in La Paz where Jorge Martinez, 4-6 (1), overcame the odds to chin Efren Guerrero, 16-7-3 (12), in the seventh to win the vacant Mexican Pacific Coast Light Welter title.
Out of the ring for the last two and a half years, former super feather Martinez had previously lost all six of his bouts by stoppage but came through despite the considerable edge in punching power enjoyed by Los Mochis man Guerrero, who was unable to continue due to a bad cut above the eye.
At Salon Marbet Plus in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, there was a greatly anticipated battle of hot prospects, won by 17 year old Saul Alvarez, 13-1-1 (11), when 20 year old Gabriel Martinez, 17-1-1 (9), could not continue in the twelfth and final round due to a badly damaged eye he could no longer see out of.
The Juanacatlan teenager takes home the WBA Fedecentro Welterweight trophy with the win.
Boxing News Tags: Carl Davis Drummond, Diego Oscar Silva, Efren Guerrero, Francisco Mascarena, Gabriel Martinez, Guillermo Leyton, Jorge Martinez, Jose Guiterrez, Julio Sanchez, Luis Andres Pineda, Santagio Allione, Saul Alvarez