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Newz Forum: BOXING: Diego Corrales Defeats Joel Casamayor By Split Decision

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posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 11:15 PM

In what was a tactical battle between the two men in their rematch, Corrales (38-2-31KO's) managed to score a SD against Casamayor (30-2-19KO's) to even up the series and capture both the WBO and IBA Super Featherweight Titles.

Corrales managed to win the early rounds while Casamayor rallied in the end, and even managed to put down Corrales in the 10th with a straight left. But it was too little too late for Casamayor.

Judges Scores:
114/113 - Casamayor
115/112 - Corrales
115/112- Corrales

In the Undercard Mark Johnson (43-3-28KO's) KO'd Luis Bolano (38-1-28KO's) in the 4th to capture the WBO Super Flyweight Title.

[Edited on 6-3-2004 by Ocelot]

posted on Mar, 7 2004 @ 05:55 PM
Associated Press - March 7, 2004

MASHANTUCKET, Connecticut (AP) - Diego Corrales won a 12-round split decision over Cuban-born Joel Casamayor on Saturday to take the World Boxing Organization super featherweight title.

Judges Don O'Neill and Julie Lederman scored it 115-113 for Corrales. Judge Steve Weisfeld scored it 114-113 for Casamayor.

Corrales avenged a loss last year to Casamayor.

``I'm back and I can box,'' Corrales said. ``It was my jab that won the fight.''

After the opening round, in which Casamayor landed one good combination, Corrales controlled the rest of the bout with a jab and timely body shots.

Casamayor landed a left hand in round 10 that sent Corrales to the canvas. A dazed Corrales made it to his feet, survived another onslaught and finished the round.

Corrales came back strong in Round 11, landing a strong right hand. All three judges scored Round 11 for Corrales.

Casamayor won the 12th round on two of the judges' cards.

Casamayor, 32, previously held the WBA super featherweight title. He made four successful title defenses before losing a unanimous decision to Acelino Freitas in January 2002.

While angling for another fight with Freitas, Casamayor won four previous bouts before losing the rematch to Corrales.

Corrales, 26, once held the IBF super featherweight title. He had a 33-0 record until a match with Floyd Mayweather, who scored a TKO in the 12th round.

Corrales rebounded to win his next four fights before losing to Casamayor for the first time in October of 2003.

Also on the card at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mark ``Too Sharp'' Johnson put his WBO super flyweight title on the line against top-ranked contender Luis Bolano.

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