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 Last update:  5/20/2012       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Denver Cuello Blasts Lopez; Robinson Castellanos Wins
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By Miguel Rivera

Celaya, Guanajuato - In a tremendous display of power, Filipino Denver Cuello stopped Mexico's Ganigan Lopez in the second round, knocking him down twice, to retain the WBC silver strawweight title and winning a final eliminator to secure his mandatory right to fight for the title.

In emotional battle of southpaws, Cuello showed his speed and accuracy with hard left hands to score a knockdown in the first. Cuello used defense early in the second to avoid Lopez's charge, and then landed variety of punches to score another big knockdown.

Referee Frank Garza counted Lopez out at 2 minutes and 37 seconds. With this result, Denver Cuello (29-4, 14 KOs) won the right to challenge Japan's Kazuto Ioka, the WBC's full champion, and Ganigan Lopez fell to 28-5, 13 KO's.

In emotional battle in which both pressed with attacks, Robinson Castellanos retained the WBC world silver featherweight championship with scores of 115-112, 117-111 and 118-109. Castellanos record was raised to 27-9, 13 KOs, while Gonzalez fell to 16-4-1, 7KOs.

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comment by kadyo, on 05-21-2012
Finally.

comment by kadyo, on 05-21-2012
CUELLO TO FIGHT IN THE UNDERCARD OF CANELO ALVAREZ HEADLINED CARD IN LAS VEGAS IN SEPTEMBER By Chito Yu Katangkatang PhilBoxing.com Mon, 21 May 2012 http://philboxing.com/news/pix/cuello-lopez.fn.02.330w.jpg WBC Silver Strawweight Champion Denver Cuello-Singwangcha will fight in th...

comment by Rolaz, on 05-20-2012
Congartulation to Denver Cuello! Hopefully he'll win a World Title.

comment by kadyo, on 05-20-2012
[QUOTE=nycsmooth]Avery impressive bout 4 Denver, vs a so-so Lopez but i was how he won...great power...he'll draw huge in MX if he fights there again...glad I saw it...[/QUOTE]He won his shitty WBC silver title in MX against a so - so Perez. Still looking for the replay.

comment by nycsmooth, on 05-20-2012
Avery impressive bout 4 Denver, vs a so-so Lopez but i was how he won...great power...he'll draw huge in MX if he fights there again...glad I saw it...

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