Advertisement
Advertisement

Alberto "Chiquito" Rossel Retains WBA Interim Strap

By Elsinio Castillo

Five months after his last win, Peru's Alberto "Chiquito" Rossel (32-8, 13KOs) once again retained his status as the interim-world flyweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) with a wide points win over Colombian challenger Gabriel Mendoza (19-3).
 
The Peruvian fighter retained his crown for the fourth consecutive time since capturing the belt two years ago. The decision of the judges was 118-113, 118-114 and 117.5 to 111.5 for Rossel, after completing the scheduled 12 rounds. The WBA used their half-point system.
 
While Mendoza showed fitness at the start of the fight, dodging some shots and returning others, "Chiquito" took over the fight from the third round and never stop controlling the action, and even sent the Colombian to the canvas on a couple of occasions.
 
"This is my fourth consecutive win, but I want more, I want the fifth. I want to thank everyone for their everlasting support," declared the champion after getting out the ring.

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 03-09-2014

Ioka vacating soon... so regular title up for grabs against Peltacorn?

Comment by Hougigo on 03-09-2014

How the hell do you defend you interim title 4 times.....wtf?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Francisco Vargas Likes The Idea of Unification in First Fight Back Stiverne: I'll Knock Povetkin Out, Get Revenge on Deontay Wilder! Jose Zepeda Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Eyes Pacquiao-Vargas Bill Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top Jacobs: Carelessness Against Mora Taught Me Very Valuable Lesson Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV Joshua vs. Parker: Promoters Putting Wheels in Motion For March Martin Murray: Golovkin Stops Brook in Five, Six Rounds Tops Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin Juanma Calls Vazquez a Clown, Reveals Details of Catch-Weight Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo, Khan, Golovkin-Brook, More Sergio Mora: That Was No Knockdown vs. Jacobs; Was All My Ankle Video: Kell Brook Glowing With Confidence as Golovkin Nears Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Whyte-Chisora Triple on 11/26?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement