Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/3/12
Acelino Freitas (39-2, 33 KOs) proved that a world-class fighter, eight years and three weight classes beyond his best, is still better than a prime, over-hyped club fighter as he tore right through fellow Brazilian Michael Oliveira (17-1, 12 KOs) en route to a TKO 9 win at the Hotel & Casino Conrad in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The former lightweight and super featherweight world champ, thick and stubby like a fireplug, took control from the opening round and never let go, landing just about every power shot flush on the face of Oliveira. Freitas dropped "The Brazilian Ricky" in the third round and then twice in the ninth before the ref waved off the contest. The overmatched Oliveira, who aggressively pursued this bout with the retired boxer-turned political leader, had no defense, no effective offense, and no answer for anything presented to him. -- Beibut Shumenov (13-1, 8 KOs) made the fourth defense of his WBA light heavyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Enrique Ornelas (33-8, 21 KOs) by three scores of 120-108 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Shumenov did just enough to win each round while Ornelas did just enough to hang in there and lose -- likely the idea behind Shumenov signing to meet Ornelas in the first place. -- Twenty-one-year-old Luke Blackledge (10-0, 4 KOs) shocked veteran Mads Larsen (51-4, 38 KOs) with a TKO 4 stoppage over the former world title challenger at the Herning Kongrescenter in Herning, Denmark. Ranked light heavyweight contender, Karo Murat (25-1-1, 15 KOs) scored a TKO 7 victory over journeyman, Sandro Siproshvili (25-13, 12 KOs). -- Donnie Nietes (30-1-3, 16 KOs) defended his WBO junior flyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over Felipe Salguero (16-3-1, 11 KOs) by scores of 116-112, 116-112, and 115-113 at the Resorts World Hotel, Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Flyweight, Milan Melindo (27-0, 11 KOs) stopped an overmatched Jesus Geles (13-3-1, 5 KOs) in the first round of a scheduled 12-round bout. -- Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) made the second defense of his WBO strawweight title with a first round knockout of Julio Cesar Felix (17-4-0, 7 KOs) in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. -- Andrew "Chango" Cancio (14-1-2, 11 KOs) took a 10-round unanimous decision over veteran Rocky Juarez (28-10-1, 20 KOs) by scores of 98-89, 97-90, and 97-90 in Indio, Calif. Cancio scored two knockdowns in this contest and Juarez scored one. Juarez is now win-less in his last six bouts and hasn't scored a victory since 2008.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Peter King believes Kirk Cousins will end up with Broncos

Teddy Bridgewater calls 2017 ‘my favorite season by far’

Gus Kenworthy happy NBC televised him kissing boyfriend

New format leads to competitive NBA All-Star Game

Big crash takes Danica Patrick out of Daytona 500

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NFL teams wondering if Marcus Peters will be traded

Adam Silver floats seeding playoff teams regardless of conference

Paul George wants his next team to be his last team

Mayweather Sr. indicates Floyd Jr. is training for UFC

10 takeaways from the first week of the Winter Olympics

Detroit GM 'at top of list' to run potential Seattle franchise

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

10 NFL offseason moves that need to happen

Champions League Round of 16 preview, predictions

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

Big surprises, disappointments heading into NBA All-Star break

Signing A.J. McCarron would be a typical Browns move

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history

Boxing News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA united against racial divide

The 'Emerald City on ice' quiz

NHL Weekender: Blackhawks, Rangers continue to free fall

The 'Hope springs eternal' quiz

Dario Saric thriving in shadows of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

MLB's top 10 starting pitchers for 2018

MLB's top 10 catchers for 2018

The 'My Bronny valentine' quiz

Flyers reverse course behind a balanced attack

The '100-point game that you never heard about' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker