South Africa’s Michael Mokoena failed in his bid to win the vacant International Boxing Association junior welterweight belt when he retired in the eighth round against Daud Cino Yordan in Baku, Indonesia on Sunday.
The 32-year-old Yordan (40-4; 26) also claimed the WBO Oriental junior welterweight title.
Mokoena (15-5; 10) injured his left shoulder in the seventh round and attempted to continue throwing punches and take the fight to Yordan but the injury was too severe to continue and he retired in the eighth round.
DOMINIC BOESEL WINS INTERIM WBA BELT
WBA No 1 rated Dominic Boesel (30-1; 12) won the interim WBA light heavyweight belt when he stopped WBA No 3 Sven Fornling (15-2; 7) at the Messe Arena in Halle/Saale, Germany on Saturday.
DILMAGHANI AND FONCECA FIGHT TO A DRAW
Alex Dilmaghani (19-1-1; 8) and Francisco Fonseca (25-2-2; 19) fought to a 12-round draw for the vacant IBO junior lightweight belt on Saturday night at the York Hall in London.
The scores were 115-114 for Fonesca and 114-114 twice.
ROCKY FIELDING WINS IN TWO
Former WBA secondary super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (28-2; 16) won on a second-round stoppage over Abdallah Paziwapazi (26-7-1; 23) at the Olympia in Liverpool, England, on Friday night.
A four-punch combination sent Paziwapazi down and out at 2:58 into the round.
On the same bill former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (36-2; 14) won on points over eight rounds against Jayro Durana (14-7; 13).