Montreal, Canada: Welter: Custio Clayton (10-0 W KO 8 Ramses Agaton (17-5-3). Super Middle: Dario Bredicean (10-0) W PTS 8 Baptiste Castegnaro (8-11). Super Bantam: Vislan Dalkhaev (8-0) W PTS 8 Rodrigo Campos (10-5).
Clayton gets another win as he gradually grinds down Mexican southpaw Agaton. Clayton made a slow start here with the quickness of Agaton making the Canadian work hard. Clayton won every round and the pressure was telling by the sixth. He ended it in style in the seventh stepping inside a weak jab from Agaton to fire a straight right to the chin. Agaton took a couple of steps back and then dropped on his knees with Clayton luckily missing with a right after the Mexican was down. Agaton was counted out and suffered his first loss by KO/TKO. Excellent learning fight for the 29-year-old Olympian and six-time Canadian champion who has 8 wins by KO/TKO. Agaton was 16-1-3 in his first 20 fights including wins over Luis Uribe 28-1-1, Alejandro Barrera 25-1and Ronald Montes 16-0 but is now 1-4 in his last 5. That’s not as bad as it sounds as including Clayton the total record going in of the fighters in those four losses was 73-0 and that included a majority decision loss to world rated Konstantin Ponomarev. Agaton came in overweight and had to forfeit 20% of his purse.
Bredicean vs. Castegnaro
Bredicean continues unbeaten with unanimous decision over Frenchman Castegnaro. Bredicean had height and reach over the Frenchman but the aggressive scrambling style of Castegnaro frustrated his attempts to fight on the outside and use those advantages. What clean scoring there was came from Bredicean and this lesson in frustration will for a useful part of his education. Scores 79-73 twice and 80-72. The 23-year-old 6’3 ½” (189cm) southpaw who turned pro in Germany is a protégé of Lucien Bute. Bredicean has a brother Bruno who is also unbeaten as a pro and they are trained by former WBO champion Otis Grant and his brother former Canadian champion Howard. Castegnaro is now 2-7 in his last 9 fights but has yet to lose inside the distance.
Dalkhaev vs. Campos
Dalkhaev makes it a full hand for the house fighters as he easily outpoints Mexican Campos. Dalkhaev won on scores of 80-72 twice and 78-74. The 28-year-old Montreal-based Russian is a former Russian champion who also won two bronze medals at the national championships. He also won a gold medal at the prestigious Feliks Stamm tournament where he beat British star Andrew Selby but had to settle for a silver medal at the Bocskai Cup where Selby got his revenge. Campos had won his last 4 fights but this was his first move up to eight rounds.
Tokyo, Japan: Feather: Hisashi Amagasa (31-6-2) W PTS 10 Carlo Demecillo (6-2). Amagasa gets back in the winning column with unanimous decision over Filipino novice Demecillo. The Japanese fighter made a good start scoring with left hooks to head and body but Demecillo fought back strongly and although he was the much smaller fighter he was able to do some useful work of his own. They both had good spells over the middle rounds but Amagasa’s experience told as he staged a strong finish with the Filipino fighting hard all the way but clearly beaten. Scores 99-93, 98-92 and 97-94 all for Amagasa. The 31-year-old former Japanese and OPBF champion had Guillermo Rigondeaux down twice in their WBA/WBO title fight before bowing out in the eleventh round. In his last fight he lost a wide decision to Josh Warrington for the WBC International title but Amagasa made Warrington fight hard all of the way. Demecillo, 20, a former good class amateur, holds the Philippines Boxing Federation title, a lesser title than the GAB one, and was boxing above his normal weight class but did well and at 20 will come again.
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