Notable Boxing Matches and Victories: Karaxha Steps In, Rene Santiago's Triumph, and More
A highly anticipated rematch between Jordy Weiss and Jon Miguez was scheduled for October 31 in Laval, France. Unfortunately, Miguez had to withdraw due to a back injury, leading to the fight’s cancellation. However, the show will go on, with Belgian boxer Meriton Karaxha stepping in on short notice to save the event. The bout will now compete for the vacant EBU welterweight title. The first match between Weiss and Miguez ended in a disputed draw, necessitating a rematch.
In a historic event in Nicaragua, All Star Boxing hosted a world-class show at the Alexis Arguello Arena in Managua. The highlight of the night was Rene “Chulo” Santiago’s knockout victory over Nicaraguan Kevin Vivas, earning him the WBO Interim Jr Flyweight Title. This was Nicaragua’s first world title fight in 21 years, drawing support from former world champions like Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
Another thrilling bout featured a civil war between Harvin “Manimal” Aguirre and Israel Lopez, with Aguirre winning a majority decision. The evening’s special attraction was a women’s vacant NABO/WBO Flyweight bout, where Eveling “La Colocha” Ortega secured a win, becoming Nicaragua’s first-ever NABO female champion. Honduran Gerardo “Chocolate” Sanchez claimed the vacant WBO Latino Jr Flyweight Title. Additionally, young talents like Alex Vallecillo and Michael Carmona showcased their skills, with impressive victories.
Over the weekend, “Rockin’ Fights 45” took place at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. In the main event, Alex Vargas faced Julio Rosa for the vacant WBA Continental USA Super Lightweight Title. Despite an early knockdown, Vargas rebounded and secured a unanimous decision victory, earning the new WBA Continental USA Champion title. In the co-main event, Wendy Toussaint dominated the fight against Jerome Jones, securing the WBA Continental USA Super Welterweight championship with a TKO victory in the third round. The event provided fans with memorable moments and showcased the talents of emerging fighters.