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Gonzalez, Salgado defend titles by decision in Cancun, Mexico
Jhonny Gonzalez defended his WBC featherweight title with a unanimous decision over Elio Rojas and Juan Carlos Salgado retained his IBF 130-pound belt with a majority decision over Martin Honorio in Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday.
Featherweight titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez defended his WBC belt for the fourth time with a unanimous decision over once-beaten former beltholder Elio Rojas in Cancun, Mexico, on Saturday.
Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KOs), the aggressor in most of the rounds, scored a knockdown in the 10th en route to winning by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-111.
The victory was the 30-year-old veteran's 12th straight since he suffered a third-round KO to Toshiaki Nishioka in 2009. The Mexico City resident's points verdict snapped an 11-bout KO streak that included an impressive stoppage of Hozumi Hasegawa last April.
Rojas (23-2, 14 KOs), a 29-year-old Brooklyn resident from the Dominican Republic, suffered his first loss since dropping a slit decision to Gamaliel Diaz in 2007.
In the co-featured bout of the Fox Deportes-televised card, presented by Golden Boy Promotions, junior lightweight titleholder Juan Carlos Salgado retained his IBF belt with a hard-fought majority decision over Martin Honorio.
Salgado (25-1-1, 16 knockouts), of Mexico City, scored knockdowns in rounds two and three and withstood the usual busy charge from Honorio, an always game 32-year-old veteran also from Mexico City, to prevail by scores of 114-112 (twice) and 113-113.
The 24-year-old beltholder, THE RING's No. 2-rated junior lightweight, made the second defense of the IBF title he won by narrowly outpointing Argenis Mendez in Mexico last year.
The loss snapped a three-bout win streak had Honorio (32-7-1, 16 KOs) going into the fight.