Masayuki Ito Battles Christopher Diaz for the WBO Title
By Damon Gonzalez – Ringside
Kissimmee, Florida – World Boxing Organization (WBO) jr lightweight title on the line Saturday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida Japanese warrior Masayuki Ito (24-1-1, 12 KOs) from Tokyo, Japan defeated previously unbeaten Puerto Rican Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz (23-1, 15 KOs) in a unanimous decision victory
Judges official scores 116-111, 117-110, 118-109.
Ito neutralized a hard right hand that beat Diaz all night, without a doubt Diaz battled with great valor and battle Ito all night long clearly had great moments in the contest, Ito dropped Diaz with a hard one-two combination sending Diaz down to the canvas, Diaz attacking Ito emptying his tank every round with hard shots, Ito worked the inside closing his distance battling Diaz in every punch thrown, Ito raised the bar passing Diaz in the judges scores cards capturing the WBO Jr. Lightweight Title returning back to Japan as the World Champion.
In the co-main event of the evening Brooklyn’s Gabriel Bracero (25-3-1, 6 KO’s) destroys Artemio Reyes (25-3, 20 KO’s) at the official time of
2:43 seconds of round 5 by TKO victory.
In the opening bout of the night in Kissimmee, Florida Super Lightweight José López (11-0, 9 KO’s) from Humacao, PR. went right to work breaking down Jorge Rodriquez (10-3, 10 KO’s) dropping him with a devastating left hook to the body sending Rodriquez down to the canvas at the official time of .29 seconds of round two by TKO victory.
Super Featherweight Henry “Moncho” Lebron (5-0, 4 KO’s) took his time breaking down Luis Diaz (2-6, 1 KO’s) finishes Diaz off as referee waves off the contest due to un-answered blows at the official time of 2:43 seconds of round six by TKO victory.
2016 Rio Olympian Bantamweight Antonio Vargas 7-0, 3 KO’s) From Kissimmee, Florida gave Aaron Echeveste (5-3, 3 KO’s) more then he could handle by scoring a six round unanimous decision victory all three judges were in accordance 60-54.
Super Lightweight Yomar Alamo (15-0, 12 KO’s) takes care of business by wiping out Wilfredo Buelvas (18-10, 12 KO’s) dropping him with two left hooks in round one and a straight left at the official time.28 seconds of round four by TKO victory.
Featherweight Vladimir Nikitin (1-0) making his professional debut breaking down Edward Kakembo (10-5, 2 KO’s) scoring a one-sided unanimous decision win judges scores 60-52 (2x) 60-51.
Featherweight Luis “El Chucho” Melendez (1-0, 1 KO’s) from Bayamon, P.R. performed the crush job in his professional debut by taking out Vicente Loredo (1-2, 1 KO’s) at the official time of 1:19 seconds of round one by ways of TKO victory.
In the final contest of the evening Middleweight Esquiva Falcao (21-0, 15 KO’s) from Vitoria, Brazil made easy work by stopping Jonathan Tavira (16-6, 12 KO’s) From Mexico City, Mexico with hard shots ending his night at the official time of 1:30 seconds of round one by TKO victory.
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