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Boxing South Of The Border: Weekend Results

A lot of action took place south of the border this weekend, mostly in Argentina and we kick this report off in The Land of Silver with a massive show at Club Atletico Newell's Old Boys in Rosario on Saturday.

South America's top welterweight, Sebastian Andres Lujan, 31-5-2 (20), headlined the card but was pushed hard by Venezuela's Charlie Jose Navarro, 17-3 (12), who lost a hard fought majority decision to Lujan.

One of the best light welter prospects in the world was also in action at Rosario as Lucas Martin Matthysse, 24-0 (22), knocked out Luis Ernesto Jose, 29-6-2 (24), in the second round, while super feather Carlos Ricardo Rodriguez, 20-2 (11), knocked out Alberto Leopoldo Santillan, 15-2 (4), in the sixth.

At Sociedad Rural in Junin, WBO Latino Heavyweight Champ Gonzalo Omar Basile, 40-4 (18), posted a six round non-title decision over Sergio Martin Beaz, 16-20-2 (5).

Gimnasio Rodrigo Quevedo in Chihuahua, Mexico, middleweight Marcos Reyes, 11-0 (10), picked up the vacant WBC Fedecom belt with a majority decision over former IBF Light Middle Champion Yory Boy Campas, 92-14 (74), while super flyweight Victor Zaleta, 8-1 (5), knocked out veteran Gilberto Keb Baas, 28-19-2 (16), in the third to annex the WBC Fedecom title.

On Friday at Caseros, Argentina, lightwelter southpaw Cesar Rene Cuenca, 36-0 (1), kept his sterling record in intact and retained his WBO Latino belt by putting the first loss on the record of opponent Alex De Jesus, 19-1 (13), via a 12 round UD.

On the undercard, light welter Carlos Leonardo Herrera, 19-1 (6), knocked out Jorge Daniel Miranda, 31-6 (12), in the tenth while undefeated bantam Roberto Domingo Sosa, 15-0 (8), outpointed veteran Marcelo Antonio Gomez, 15-28-4 (6), over six frames.

At Estadio Delmi in Salta, South American Welter titlist Luis Carlos Abregu, 26-0 (21), won a non-title ten rounder on points against Americo Rodolfo Sagania, 16-4-1 (9), while at Club Huracan in Cordoba, featherweight Rudy Santiago Mariena Ruiz, 22-13-2 (15), outpointed Ricardo Fabricio Chamorro, 18-27-3 (10), over six rounds.

At Centro Esportivo Robinho in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Carlos Oliveria, 24-1 (18), won a nine round UD against Victor Hugo Cardozo, 10-2-1 (7), for the WBA Fedebol Featherweight crown and heavyweight Raphael Zumbano, 21-4-1 (17), won a nine rounder over Saul Farah, 38-11-2 (31), for the WBA Fedebol belt.

There was a show at Centro Recreational in Barranquilla, Colombia, as former light heavyweight world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza, 29-7-1 (25), knocked out yet another opponent, finishing off Diego Castillo, 23-8 (20), in the first round at super middleweight.

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