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WEEKEND ROUND UP | LEMOS STOPS SELBY, WARRINGTON REGAINS IBF TITLE & UPESTS FOR BERCHELT AND STURM!

Featherweight Josh Warrington (31-1-1, 8 KOs) regained the IBF title in the seventh round over reigning champion Kiko Martinez (43-11-2,Continue Reading

Featherweight Josh Warrington (31-1-1, 8 KOs) regained the IBF title in the seventh round over reigning champion Kiko Martinez (43-11-2, 30 KOs) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England.

Warrington dropped Martinez in first whilst generally beating up the Spaniard in the commencing rounds. A barrage of unanswered shots in the seventh led to the stoppage at 2:12 of the seventh.

Lightweight Gustavo Daniel Lemos (27-0, 18 KOs) scored the biggest win of his career to date with the stoppage of former world champion Lee Selby (28-4, 9 KOs) at Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

Selby looked comfortable in the nights opener, able to offset the pressure of the home fighter with his movement but Lemos quickly found his rhythm in the second before an all out assault thereafter.

In the fourth round Selby was made to take a knee and found the canvas on two more occasions in the fifth before the fight was finally waved off.

In an IBO eliminator, 39-year-old Istvan Szili (26-2-2, 14 KOs) decisioned former two-divisional world champion Felix Sturm (42-6-3. 18 KOs) at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. Scores were 115-113, 116-111, 114-114.

In a big upset Lightweight Jeremia Nakathila (23-2, 19 KOs) stopped former world champion Miguel Berchelt (38-3, 34 KOs) in six rounds at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Nakathila dropped Berchelt with a jab in the third. Berchelt was always dangerous but lacked the intensity of previous encounters. Nakathila landed a huge shot in the sixth that sent his mouthpiece flying before the contest was stopped.

“I’m a little bit surprised,” said Berchelt. “I thought I was in a condition to continue, but the referee decided to stop the fight. He’s the ultimate authority. I have to respect that, but I wanted to continue.

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