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Chucky Razon Cruises To Victory Over Ivan Meneses

By Jake Donovan

Osvaldo “Chucky” Razon took advantage of the unexpected opportunity presented to him, outboxing (and at times, outslugging) Ivan Meneses en route to a decision in their Telemundo-televised main event Friday evening at Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City.

Scores were 117-110 (twice) 115-112 in the 12 round regional junior flyweight title fight between Mexican countrymen. 

Meneses was the more effective puncher early on, though it was Razon landing the heavier blows. Where Razon was falling short was in his punch output, settling for one punch at a time in allowing his opponent to dictate the pace. 

The pattern changed in the third round. Razon picked up the pace and also made sure to practice the fine art of defense as well. Meneses was still busier but largely catching air in efforts to finish his combinations, creating counter opportunities for Razon. 

Momentum began to sway back and forth in the middle rounds, but not in a manner in which indicated the scorching fight that was expected. The relatively mild pace favored Meneses, who was able to put his height and reach advantages to good use.

Razon managed to close the gap in the ninth round, outworking his opponent for the first time in the fight. The fight taking place at close quarters came at a price, as a clash of heads left Meneses with a slight nick atop his forehead. The damage was hardly enough to produce a premature ending to the fight, which was a good thing as the action began to pick up considerably. 

Meneses threatened to pull ahead in the latter rounds, but Razon – who took the fight on less than a week’s notice – closed the show in the championship rounds. A big 11th round was topped with a strong finish, scoring the bout’s lone knockdown early in the 12th and final round. Meneses dusted himself off, but never quite managed to work his way back into the fight. 

The surprisingly lopsided scores in the end indicated that the late round collapse by Meneses hardly mattered, as he still would’ve lost without the knockdown. Whatever the case, he suffers his second straight loss as he falls to 16-10-1 (10KO).

For Razon, the phone call he answered earlier this week turned out to be the best move of his young career. Complete with Chucky Doll and all in his corner, his handlers had good reason to celebrate as the 23 year old picks up his second straight win in improving to 11-3 (6KO).

Razon was a late replacement for Luis de la Rosa, who was forced to withdraw after running into unforeseen difficulties in leaving his native Colombia.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter at twitter.com/JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to JakeNDaBox@gmail.com
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