A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world:
Saturday at Studio City, California
Alex Saucedo W8 Clarence Booth
Scores: 79-73 (twice), 78-73
Records: Saucedo (21-0, 14 KOs); Booth (13-2, 7 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: Headlining "Solo Boxeo Tecate" on UniMas, Saucedo, a 21-year-old prospect from Mexico fighting out of Oklahoma City, scored the best win of his pro career, which began in late 2011. It was a hard fought bout against Booth, 28, of St. Petersburg, Florida, but Saucedo got the decision he deserved.
There were several good exchanges in the fight, which looked like a toss-up on paper. Saucedo's jab and body punching served him well. He had Booth's nose bleeding over the final two rounds and had him in some trouble in the eighth round as he finished strong and halted Booth's 11-fight winning streak.
Andy Vences W8 Yardley Suarez
Scores: 80-72 (three times)
Records: Vences (15-0, 10 KOs); Suarez (14-3, 8 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: Vences, 24, of San Jose, California, looked good as he cruised to a shutout decision against Suarez, a 21-year-old southpaw from Mexico, who has lost two of his last three bouts -- although he went the distance in this one. In the other, he got knocked out in the first round by Mark Magsayo in October.
The more aggressive Vences stalked Yardley throughout the fight. Vences worked him to the body and easily outboxed and out-punched him to win going away.
Also on the card, three of Top Rank's elite prospects scored victories:
--Welterweight Egidijus Kavaliauskas (12-0, 11 KOs), 27, a 2008 and 2012 Olympian from Lithuania, who missed most of 2015 while recovering from a ruptured right biceps, destroyed Prenice Brewer (17-4-1, 6 KOs), 28, of Cleveland, at 1 minute, 24 seconds of the second round.
--Light heavyweight Oleksandr Gvozdyk (9-0, 7 KOs), 28, a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine, scored three knockdowns as he knocked out Michael Snider (9-3-3, 5 KOs), 35, of Flemington, West Virginia, at 2 minutes, 58 seconds of the first round.
--Junior lightweight Toka Kahn Clary (18-0, 12 KOs), 23, a Liberia native living in Providence, Rhode Island, knocked out Gabino Cota (18-6-1, 16 KOs), 22, of Mexico, at 43 seconds of the sixth round.
Saturday at Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
Fernando Carcamo TKO2 Daniel Echeverria
Records: Carcamo (21-6, 16 KOs); Echeverria (19-2, 17 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: In May 2014, Carcamo was knocked out in the eighth round by Petr Petrov in the final of the ESPN Boxcino lightweight tournament final. After the loss Carcamo moved up in weight and won his fourth fight in a row as he impressively took out Echeverria, who had never been stopped before.
In the first round, Carcamo, 25, of Mexico, who was fighting in his hometown, and Echeverria, a 23-year-old southpaw from Mexico, had a terrible accidental head butt that opened a very bad and very bloody cut over Echeverria's left eye. It was a mess. In the third round, Carcamo nailed him with a flush left hand on the chin and Echeverria went down in exaggerated fashion. He landed flat on his back with both legs momentarily pinned underneath him before they popped out. Surprisingly, Echeverria made it to his feet but he was in rough shape and the referee waved off the fight at 1 minute, 5 seconds. Echeverria mildly complained about the stoppage but it was the right call as he lost for the second time in his last three fights.
In the all-Mexican co-feature, junior lightweight Julio Barraza (13-0-1, 9 KOs) and Edson Ramirez (13-2-1, 5 KOs) battled to a 10-round majority draw as two judges had it even (96-96 and 94-94) and one scored it for Ramirez, 96-94.
Also on the card, former interim junior bantamweight titlist David Sanchez (29-3-2, 22 KOs), 24, of Mexico, fought for the first time since losing his 115-pound belt to Luis Concepcion by 10th-round knockout in September. Sanchez won an eight-round split decision in a hard battle against countryman Eleazar Valenzuela (12-4-2, 10 KOs), winning 78-74 and 77-75 on two scorecards while one judges scored the fight 77-76 for Valenzuela.
Thursday at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Pungluang Sor Singyu Tech. Dec. 7 Jetro Pabustan
Retains a bantamweight title
Scores: 70-63 (three times)
Records: Sor Singyu (52-3, 35 KOs); Pabustan (23-3-6, 7 KOs)
Rafael's remarks: On Aug. 7, Sor Singyu, 27, of Thailand, had the home crowd on his side when he knocked out Japan's Ryo Akaho in the second round to win the vacant 118-pound world title relinquished by Tomoki Kameda, who has knocked out Sor Singyu in the seventh round of a title defense in July 2014.
Making his first title defense, Sor Singyu had no problems turning back challenger Pabustan, 26, of the Philippines. In a fight with several accidental head butts, Sor Singyu won each round on all three judges' scorecards before Pabustan, a southpaw, suffered a bad cut over his left eye from one of them. When the seventh round ended, referee Raul Caiz Jr. stopped the bout because of the cut and sent the fight to the scorecards for a technical decision.