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Asiku wins IBO title
(By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing - fightnews.com)

November 6, 2009

Jackson Asiku
Jackson Asiku
Photos: Tim Barry

Ugandan born Australian based Jackson Asiku (25-3, 13 KOs) captured the IBO featherweight crown when he stopped Heriberto Ruiz (42-8-2, 24 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, in eight rounds at the Parramatta Leagues club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on November 6. In an action packed contest both boxers knocked chips off each other in all of the rounds but it was Asiku who slowly chopped down the game Mexican. In round seven Ruiz was in trouble when Asiku connected with power shots to the head but the bell saved the import from further punishment. In round eight Ruiz was dropped three times at which point referee Brad Griffiths crowned Asiku at 2:56.

“I have been boxing for ten years and boxed all over the world and now I am world champion,”Asiku said. “I prepared for this fight and travelled to America sparring with Chris John. I want to thank my traineR Craig Christian. He is the man.”

Ruiz lost a split decision in IBF 122 pound title bout against Steve Molitor in 2009. He defeated highly regarded Rey Bautista in 2008 and also holds a win over current IBF featherweight champion Cristobel Cruz.

Asiku had the best win of his career in 2009 when he became the first man to stop former IBF 130 pound champion Gairy St Clair by scoring a TKO win in nine rounds.

Former 2008 Beijing Olympian Dilshod Mahmudov (1-0) of Uzbekistan stopped Yodmongkol Singmanasak (11-5-1,7KO’s) of Thailand. Southpaw Mahmudov had trouble connecting with solid punches on the awkward Thai but finally found the range in round four when he had his opponent out on his feet when the referee crowned BHS gym boxer. Mahmudov was a silver medal winner at the world cup in China in 2005. In 2003 he defeated Billy Dib as a lightweight. He is managed by Fidel Tukel and trained by Lincoln Hudson. WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan was in his corner.

In a welterweight bout Moses Seran (21-16,11KO) scored a round one stoppage of Adam Wills (11-5, 2KO’s). Seran connected with a right uppercut that dropped Wills who was on his feet when the referee crowned the Indonesian at 2.05.

Filipino Flash Villacura (23-25-2) upset Dean Livanos (5-2) by scoring a second round knockout in a super bantamweight bout. Livanos is trained by two time world title challenger Arnel Barotillo and also battled the great Manny Pacquiao.

In a jnr middleweight four round bout Jarrod Watson (3-2-1)and Romano Sanna (0-4-1) in a crowd pleasing contest.

In a super middleweight bout Hayden Knowles boxed a draw against Jacques Hennrinson that had the fans cheering throughout. Knowles had world cruiserweight champion Danny Green in his corner and also Vic Darchinyan. Scores 38-38, 39-39, 38-38.

The promotion was televised nationally on Fox cable television. Fox ringside commentators were Andy Raymond and IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green. Promoter Angelo Hyder

Ugandan born Australian based Jackson Asiku (25-3,13KO’s) captured the IBO featherweight crown when he stopped Heriberto Ruiz (42-8–2,24KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, in eight rounds at the Parramatta Leagues club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on November 6.. In a action packed contest both boxers knocked chips off each other in all of the rounds but it was Asiku who slowly chopped down the game Mexican. In round seven Ruiz was in trouble when Asiku connected with power shots to the head but the bell saved the import from further punisHment. In round eight Ruiz was dropped three times at which point referee Brad Griffiths crowned Asiku at 2:56.

“I have been boxing for ten years and boxed all over the world and now I am world champion,”Asiku said. “I prepared for this fight and travelled to America sparring with Chris John. I want to thank my traineR Craig Christian. He is the man.”

Ruiz lost a split decision in IBF 122 pound title bout against Steve Molitor in 2009. He defeated highly regarded Rey Bautista in 2008 and also holds a win over current IBF featherweight champion Cristobel Cruz.

Asiku had the best win of his career in 2009 when he became the first man to stop former IBF 130 pound champion Gairy St Clair by scoring a TKO win in nine rounds.

Former 2008 Beijing Olympian Dilshod Mahmudov (1-0) of Uzbekistan stopped Yodmongkol Singmanasak (11-5-1,7KO’s) of Thailand. Southpaw Mahmudov had trouble connecting with solid punches on the awkward Thai but finally found the range in round four when he had his opponent out on his feet when the referee crowned BHS gym boxer. Mahmudov was a silver medal winner at the world cup in China in 2005. In 2003 he defeated Billy Dib as a lightweight. He is managed by Fidel Tukel and trained by Lincoln Hudson. WBA/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan was in his corner.

In a welterweight bout Moses Seran (21-16,11KO) scored a round one stoppage of Adam Wills (11-5, 2KO’s). Seran connected with a right uppercut that dropped Wills who was on his feet when the referee crowned the Indonesian at 2.05.

Filipino Flash Villacura (23-25-2) upset Dean Livanos (5-2) by scoring a second round knockout in a super bantamweight bout. Livanos is trained by two time world title challenger Arnel Barotillo and also battled the great Manny Pacquiao.

In a jnr middleweight four round bout Jarrod Watson (3-2-1)and Romano Sanna (0-4-1) in a crowd pleasing contest.

In a super middleweight bout Hayden Knowles boxed a draw against Jacques Hennrinson that had the fans cheering throughout. Knowles had world cruiserweight champion Danny Green in his corner and also Vic Darchinyan. Scores 38-38, 39-39, 38-38.

The promotion was televised nationally on Fox cable television. Fox ringside commentators were Andy Raymond and IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green. Promoter Angelo Hyder

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