The results are already in from Macau, and Amnat Ruenroeng has successfully defended his IBF flyweight title with a 12 round decision victory over Zou Shiming. It was Shiming’s first title shot, in just his 7th pro fight, but the two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and huge star couldn’t pull it out.
All three judges had the fight scored 116-111 for Ruenroeng. This is despite Shiming scoring a 2nd round knockdown. It was halfway a slip, but a knockdown nevertheless.
Beyond that, Ruenroeng controlled more of the action and had more tricks and tools in his arsenal. Shiming seemed to think he should have been the victor, but Ruenroeng deserved the nod.
In earlier action…
Glen Tapia, of Passaic, NJ stopped Daniel Dawson of Perth, Australia in the 3rd round. Tapia simply overwhelmed him and scored the quick stoppage victory. This was viewed as a mismatch, and it was.
Lightweight Jose Felix of Mexico knocked out Raymond Sermona of the Philippines in the 1st round.
IK Yang of China stopped Patomsuk Pathompothong of Thailand in the 6th round of their 12-round IBF Welterweight eliminator.
Newly-signed Top Rank super flyweight Rex Tso from Hong Kong won a ten round unanimous decision over Michael Enriquez of the Philippines to remain undefeated (16-0).
KK Ng was knocked down for the first time in his career but rallied to come back and win in the 3rd round.
The event was held at The Venetian Macao in Macau, China, on Saturday. HBO2 is offering a same day tape delay viewing of the card at 5pm Eastern.