WBC News (10/16)

Wednesday, October 16, 1996

Championship news...
     Robin Reid, 21-0-1, 16 kos, of Cheshire, ENG, won the world super
middleweight  championship  with  a  seventh  round  knockout  victory
against  defending  champion  Vincenzo  Nardiello,   30-6,   17   kos.
Nardiello, making his first defense since winning the title on July 6,
was ahead on the scorecards when Reid rallied to score a knockdown and
cut Nardiello in the fifth round.  Nardiello showed his resilience and
was effective in the sixth round, but Reid scored two more  knockdowns
with  body  punches  to end the fight in the seventh round.  (10-12-96
     Super flyweight world champion Hiroshi Kawashima, 20-2-1, 14 kos,
successfully  defended  the  title  for the sixth time against Domingo
Sosa,  27-5,  19  kos.   Sosa  started  the  fight  aggressively,  but
Kawashima soon took control and stopped Sosa with a barrage of punches
at 2:15 of the second round.  (10-12-96 Tokyo)
     For the record: welterweight  world  champion  Pernell  Whitaker,
39-1-1,  16 kos, defeated No. 1 ranked challenger Wilfredo Rivera, 23-
2-1, 14 kos, by unanimous decision, scored 115-111, 115-113,  113-112.
(9-20-96 Miami)

Upcoming fights...
October 19      Upper Marlboro, MD      Middleweight World Championship
Champion Keith Holmes (29-1, 19 kos) vs Richie Woodhall (21-0, 13 kos).

October 19      Bangkok         Light Flyweight World Championship
Champion Saman Sorjaturong (32-2-1, 26 kos) vs Ali Galvez (36-9, 6 kos).

October 25      Buenos Aires    Cruiserweight World Championship
Champion Marcelo Dominguez (20-1-1, 11 kos) vs Ezequiel Paixao (24-5, 19 kos)

November 2      Fukuoka, Japan   Featherweight World Title
Champion Luisito Espinoza (39-7, 20 kos) vs Nobutoshi Hiranaka (16-1, 10 kos)

November 9      Las Vegas       Strawweight World Championship
Champion Ricardo Lopez (42-0, 32 kos) vs TBA

November 12     Dakar, Senegal  Lightweight World Championship
Champion Jean Baptiste Mendy (49-5-2, 30 kos) vs Steve Johnston (19-0,13 kos)

     Promoters plan a January date for the postponed title defense  by
super lightweight world champion Oscar De La Hoya against No. 1 ranked
official challenger Miguel Angel Gonzalez.
     Daniel  Zaragoza's  planned  super  bantamweight  title   defense
against  bantamweight  world  champion  Wayne McCullough has also been
postponed until January.

     International title news...
     International heavyweight champion David Tua, 25-0, 21  kos,  who
was  very  impressive on September 20, is scheduled to next defend his
title on December  13  against  David  Izonritei,  18-1,  16  kos,  in
Ledyard, CT.
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