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.