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Quigg v Carroll, Kownacki v Helenius, Headline Notable Action the Week of 3/8

After an eventful past two weeks in boxing, the fight schedule cools off quite a bit this week. Here is a look at a few notable bouts on deck. Continue reading “Quigg v Carroll, Kownacki v Helenius, Headline Notable Action the Week of 3/8”

Freshmart Keeps WBA Title Over Andales

Earlier today in Bangkok, Thailand, 🇹🇭Knockout CP Freshmart (20-0, 7KO) retains his WBA Minimumweight Title by 8th round technical decision over 🇵🇭ArAr Andales (10-1, 2KO) after a clash of heads creates a cut over Freshmart’s eye that brings a halt to the action.

The scores were unanimous for Freshmart at the time of stoppage, 78-74, 77-75, 79-73.

Freshmart retains title in rematch with Rojas

It was more of the same in the second meeting between Knockout CP Freshmart and Byron Rojas in Chonburi, Thailand, and unfortunately for boxing fans that’s a bad thing.

When the opening bell rang Rojas came out and went to work putting his gameplan in action with a high work rate, clearly knowing he had to establish himself with the judges in Freshmart’s backyard.

Rojas was most likely correct in his approach in the first round, but in round 2 that plan of attack had already faded as his work rate diminished and Freshmart went on the offensive, targeting the body of Rojas and hurting him with a shot in the process.

When round 3 came the fight began to mirror the first go around in 2016 as there was more wrestling than boxing. Rojas was unable to establish any distance and Freshmart got busy with holding.

The fight stayed messy over the next few rounds and came to a boil by the 7th when the ugly action led to Rojas suffering a cut over his right eye. Rojas would express his frustrations to the referee both about the cut and style the fight had taken on.

Freshmart began to open up more in the late rounds as the frustration Rojas was feeling began to show in his production until the 11th when he landed a right hand that was his best shot of the fight. Rojas carried that momentum into the 12th round, appearing to take it as Freshmart seemed content that he had done enough to win the fight.

Freshmart’s feelings were confirmed when the scorecards were read, unanimously declaring him the winner with scores of 115-113, 116-112, and 117-111.

Knockout CP Freshmart stays perfect at (19-0, 7KO) but the “Knockout” moniker has not reflected his performances in the ring as he has been a tough watch for fans as of late. Byron Rojas falls to (25-4-3, 11KO).


Plenty Moving Parts In The Strawweight/Minimumweight Division:

Thai fighter WBA Champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (18 – 0 – 0, 7KO), ‘better known as Knockout CP Freshmart’, faces quality former Champion from Nicaragua Byron Rojas (25 – 3 – 3, 11KO) on November 29th in a re-match at a location in Thailand. Their 1st encounter was close, where all three Judges had it 115 – 113, all going to Freshmart for the close unanimous decision.FB_IMG_1543345535469

In America, undefeated Filipino super-talent Mark Anthony Barriga (9 – 0 – 0, 1KO) will get a shot at his 1st world title on the undercard of Tyson Fury/Deontay Wilder Saturday night against also-undefeated American Carlos Licona (13 – 0 – 0, 2KO), this being for the vacant IBF Minimumweight title. Although void of power, Barriga is every bit as good as any fighter in the division, and in many ways, draws some unusual and interesting parallels with legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in terms of the style of skill-set that each operates/operated with. Elsewhere, top-5 Minimumweight Simphiwe Khonco (19 – 5 – 0, 7KO) of South Africa,will fight Filipino Joey Canoy (14 – 3 – 1, 7KO) in South Africa on Sunday, December 2nd with the Khonco’s secondary IBO title on the line.