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Payano Shocks Chemito Moreno, Captures WBA Crown

By Cliff Rold

In a fight hastened by a cut, undefeated 30-year old Juan Carlos Payano (16-0, 9 KO) of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, scored a unanimous technical to capture the WBA “Super” Bantamweight title from 29-year old Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KO) of San Miguelito, Panama, on Friday night at the Mesquite Arena in Mesquite, Texas.  Moreno was attempting the 13th defense of the title he won from Wladimir Sidorenko in 2008.

 

Both men weighed in a half-pound under the division limit of 118 lbs.  The referee was Luis Pabon.

 

Reports of the fight, which did not air on US television, indicate Payano was cut by a clash of heads in the second round.  The cut ultimately led to a conclusion of hostilities with six rounds scored.  The scores came in 59-55 and 58-56 twice, all for Payano.

It is Moreno’s first defeat since a failed attempt at a 122 lb. title against Abner Mares in 2012. 

The card was promoted by Iron Mike Promotions.   

Also on the card, junior middleweight Charles Hatley (24-1-1, 16KOs) survived a third round knockdown to dominate late replacement Richard Gutierrez (24-14-1, 17KOs) for the remainder of the fight. All three judges saw it 98-91.

Super featherweight contender Roberto Marroquin (24-3-1, 17KOs) stopped Miguel Soto (12-4, 12KOs) in three rounds. Soto was down twice in the third and refused to come out for the fourth round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 11-01-2014

Just got down to seeing it. It was even, Moreno had already adjusted and started landing heavy shots to the body. Payano was already slowing down, he was on his way to losing as he didn't have much of anything…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 10-31-2014

Finally saw the fight it was pretty rough/wild at times well most of the time Payano certainly watched the Mares fight decided that stepping to Moreno was the way to go he had some success not always clean but it…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-27-2014

I wouldn't mind seeing a clause that if the champion loses his title on a TD caused by cut he should get a rematch maybe not immediately but within 2 fights or so. Srisaket/Cuadras-Vetakya/Donaire now this all champs lost their…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 09-27-2014

Heard it was even after 6 and either guy could have got it. Always a shame when this kind of thing happens. Bad loss for Moreno. He's not been able to get back on track since the Mares loss.

Comment by -PBP- on 09-27-2014

I'll have to see the fight before I comment. I read the scores were bogus.

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