News | Oct 05 2014

Boxing results: Wins for Rances Barthelemy and Vanes Martirosyan while Chad Dawson furious with Tommy Karpency loss

Eventful night in Mashantucket as Barthelemy makes first defence of world title

CUBAN Rances Barthelemy retained his IBF super-featherweight title, and unbeaten record, when he dominated Fernando Saucedo over 12 rounds. All three judges agreed that he won every round as they handed in matching 120-108 tallies inside the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

“I thought I did well,” Barthelemy, now 21-0, said. “Obviously, there is always room to improve in certain spots. I hurt him good to the body, but I just wasn’t able to close the show.”

There was more drama on the undercard as light-middlweights Vanes Martirosyan and Willie Nelson went to war over 10 rounds.