Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Shiming v. Ortega Non-Televised Results From Macau

By Jake Donovan

Unbeaten super flyweight prospect Rex Tso was given all that he could handle in taking a majority decision win over Thailand's Rusalee Samor

Scores were 57-57 even, and 59-55 and 58-56 in favor of Hong Kong's Tso in a furiously paced six-round preliminary bout that served as the final of the non-televised portion of Saturday's show at Venetian Macao in Macao, China.

Tso (10-0, 6KO) enjoyed a massive edge in height and reach, but the 26-year old southpaw struggled to put those advantages to use. That was largely due to the aggression of Samor, who smiled and celebrated throughout the contest - and more importantly fought to win.

The effort was enough to provide anxious moments by the time ring emcee Lupe Contreras was ready to read the scorecards, but it was a well-deserved win for Tso, even if the 59-55 card was a bit too wide.

Samor was valiant - and more importantly, entertaining and gracious - in defeat as his record moves to 20-5-2 (9KO).

Genesis Servania survived two knockdowns and a pair of cuts to take a technical split decision win over Japan's Konosuke Tomiyama in a bout stopped midway though the ninth round.

A headbutt left Servania with a vicious facial scar that was deemed too severe to continue.

Both fighters were down twice, including a combined three knockdowns in the opening round alone. Servania hit the deck twice, but in between floorings managed to also deposit Tomiyama to the canvas, setting the tone for what would remain a fever pitched bout for its duration.

Servania was also forced to overcome an early cut - also produced by an accidental headbutt - as he slowly took control of the earlier rounds. Tomiyama was floored for the second time in the contest, hitting the deck hard midway through the bout but determined to dust himself off and fight on.

Fight on he did, as the two traded bombs for as long as the bout would last, thoroughly entertaining the capacity crowd on hand.

However, the fun came to an end and in-ring confusion prevailed when an accidental clash of heads midway through the 9th round left Servania bloodied and unfit to continue according to the ringside physician. The bout was waved off, leading Tomiyama (23-6-1, 8KO) to believe he was awarded a TKO victory.

Much to his dismay, the bout went to the scorecards where he only came ahead on one of the three tallies by an 85-84 margin. The card was overruled by scores of 86-83 and 87-82 in favor of Servania, who remains unbeaten at 22-0 (8KO).

Dave Penalosa scored a third round knockout of debutant Ngaotawa Sithsaithong in the show's curtain raiser. A perfectly timed uppercut put Sithsaithong (0-1, 0KO) down early in the third. The debuting Thai tried in vain to rise to his feet, but could never properly gain his balance as he was counted out.

The official time was 0:47 of round three. Penalosa - the son of Dodie Boy Penalosa Sr. and nephew of Gerry Penalosa - improves to 7-0 (5KO), this win coming on the heels of his 2nd round knockout on the debuting card at Venetian Macao this past April.

HBO2 will offer a same-day tape-delayed broadcast of three-time Olympic medalist Zou Shiming's six-round main event versus Jesus Ortega, along with a pair of title fights: unified flyweight titlist Juan Francisco Estrada versus Milan Melindo in a potential Fight of the Year candidate; and Evgeny Gradovich in his first featherweight title defense as he faces Mauricio Munoz.

A heavyweight bout between unbeaten prospects Andy Ruiz and Joe Hanks will air much later Saturday evening - technically still same-day tape-delay - on UniMas in the United States.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ladiesman217 on 07-27-2013

I'm watching this on HBO right now. I thought Larry Merchant retired last year?

Comment by drool on 07-27-2013

Anyone else [B]not[/B] give a crap about Shiming like me?

Comment by SceneSpectator! on 07-27-2013

Melindo was out-clashed by Estrada in a hard fought 12 rounds UD! Melindo failed his bid to re-take the WBO & WBA titles he had promised to bring back to Philippines that were captured by Estrada from Viloria last April…

Comment by SceneSpectator! on 07-27-2013

gradovich schooled munoz to 12 rounds UD wins to retain his IBF Featherweight title!:boxing:

Comment by joe strong on 07-27-2013

Next up for ruiz... Alex leapai in china for 3 WBO regional belts?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey - CompuBox Punch Stats Maxim Vlasov Blasts Rakhim Chakhkiev in Wild Shootout Frank Warren: Eubank Jr is All Talk, Won't Sign To Face Saunders Denis Lebedev vs. Murat Gassiev - LIVE Results From Moscow Jessie Magdaleno: Manny Robles Should Be Trainer of The Year Jose Ramirez Ready To Travel, Challenge Ricky Burns in Scotland Juan Manuel Marquez Will Enter Camp in January, No Retirement Abel Sanchez To Saunders: Stop Talking, Call To Fight Golovkin Pazienza Understands Blackwell's Desire To Put Himself at Risk Frank Warren on Flanagan's Options, Saunders' Return, More Cecilia Braekhus vs. Klara Svensson Looms For January 28 Bellew: McGegor Just Wants UFC Shares, Mayweather Drills Him Video: Thomas Dulorme on Sparring Mayweather, Joining TMT McGregor: If Mayweather Runs, I Have Other Boxing Targets! Denis Lebedev-Murat Gassiev: Pre-Fight Report Card Video: Ellerbe Talks McGregor, Mayweather, Pedraza-Davis, More Abraham Lopez Decisions Sergio Lopez at LA Fight Club Jose Ramirez Stops Issouf Kinda in Six Rounds Dana White Baffled By McGregor's Move: He's Under Contract To Me Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu Lebedev's Manager Explains Why NO WBA Title Shot For Gassiev Tevin Farmer Dominates Dardan Zenunaj in Showcase Conor McGregor on Malignaggi: Who The F*** is That Guy? Wilder Cleared To Train; Says He'll Fight "In February Or March" Ceferino Rodriguez Beats Mousaoui For EBU Belt, Malignaggi Next? Commey: I Clearly Won, Look at How Banged Up Shafikov Is! HBO, Showtime To Televise Shows Simultaneously on January 28 Tevin Farmer Thrilled With Getting Fourth Fight In 2016 Marquez: Andre Ward Adjusted, Fought Well - Kovalev Also Faded Joseph Adorno Pumped After Signing Deal With Top Rank Photos: Jorge Paez, Johnny Navarrete Ready For Los Mochis Scrap Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Ring Return Charles Conwell, 2016 United States Olympian, Turns Pro Roach: Gassiev is Dangerous Early - We'll Take Him Deep, Stop Him David Rodriguez Autobiography Generating Positive Press Deontay Wilder: Joshua vs. Molina Winner Will Eventually See Me Denis Shafikov Edges Richard Commey In Title Eliminator Tevin Farmer: I Can Compete With Anyone at 130, Beat Them Too Amanda Serrano-Yazmin Rivas Top SHO Extreme Bill on Jan. 14 Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez "Will Beat Conor McGregor's Ass"
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement