Category:Junior Middleweight Division

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[[2005-08-13 Alejandro Garcia w pts 12 Luca Messi, United Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WBA]]. Referee: Pete Podgorski. Scorecards: 117-110, 119-108, 117-110. Making his first defence, Garcia (154) suffered from a slow start when dropping the first two rounds to the hard-working Messi (151) before eventually finding the room to jab and work the body. The game Messi was always in the thick of it and in the seventh he hurt Garcia with a solid right, only for the latter to come right back with heavy rights of his own to drop the challenger for ‘eight’. Although Garcia was less effective from thereon, claiming to have broken his left hand in the second, and Messi battled away to take the 11th the Mexican did more than enough to win the decision.  
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[[2005-12-03 Sergei Dzindziruk w pts 12 Daniel Santos, Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - WBO]]. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Scorecards: 115-112, 115-112, 115-112. In a fast-paced battle of southpaws a new champion was crowned when the German-based Dzindziruk (154) took the title from Santos (154), beating the latter at his own game. Strong and determined, from the fourth round on the former undefeated European titleholder used the jab well to stop Santos from getting into his stride, having lost the opening three or four sessions. Coming on strong, in the eighth Dzindziruk countered superbly with a cracking right to the jaw to drop Santos and although the Puerto Rican had no difficulty in beating the count the punch would ultimately prove decisive in what was a hard-fought contest. Now fighting with great confidence, Dzindziruk battled on, surviving a tremendous left hook to the head in the 11th as Santos put in a great finish, and despite losing the 12th he was deemed to have done enough.      
  
 
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[[Category: Junior Middleweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Junior Middleweight Division]]

Revision as of 12:34, 5 January 2012

Junior Middleweight (Super Welterweight/Light Middleweight) Division

Recognised by the amateurs since 1951, because the weight gap between welter and middle was too great, the 147 to 154lbs weight class was introduced to the pro ranks in 1962 thanks to the World Boxing Association. However, before the WBA could get a vacant title contest between Denny Moyer and Joey Giambra underway the Austrian Boxing Commission supported a bout between America’s Teddy Wright and Emile Griffith, the world welterweight champion who was having difficulty making 147lbs, as being for their version of the championship. Although the Austrians had hoped to get the support of the EBU and the NYSAC, unable to do so they ultimately went it alone

Weight Band

147lbs to 154lbs






2005-12-03 Sergei Dzindziruk w pts 12 Daniel Santos, Borderland Hall, Magdeburg, Germany - WBO. Referee: Genaro Rodriguez. Scorecards: 115-112, 115-112, 115-112. In a fast-paced battle of southpaws a new champion was crowned when the German-based Dzindziruk (154) took the title from Santos (154), beating the latter at his own game. Strong and determined, from the fourth round on the former undefeated European titleholder used the jab well to stop Santos from getting into his stride, having lost the opening three or four sessions. Coming on strong, in the eighth Dzindziruk countered superbly with a cracking right to the jaw to drop Santos and although the Puerto Rican had no difficulty in beating the count the punch would ultimately prove decisive in what was a hard-fought contest. Now fighting with great confidence, Dzindziruk battled on, surviving a tremendous left hook to the head in the 11th as Santos put in a great finish, and despite losing the 12th he was deemed to have done enough.

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