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2020-11-14
Catching Up: Henderson and Pinto Suffer First Defeats; Boxing Returns to Namibia
Pictured: Jeremiah Nakathila



In case you missed it, previously undefeated prospects Saleto Henderson and Ivan Pinto each lost for the first time in recent bouts held in Mexico and professional boxing returned to Namibia for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus with world ranked contenders Jeremiah Nakathila and Mikka Shonena picking up victories.

Friday, October 30, 2020-

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico-

Flyweight Bout-
Cristian Gonzalez Hernandez (11-2, 3 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Saleto Henderson (7-1, 5 KOs)
- The NABF #4 ranked Henderson came into this bout off his one-sided NABF junior title-winning UD 10 win over Jesus Soler.
- The scores were 99-93 and 100-94 for Gonzalez Hernandez and 95-94 for Henderson.

Lightweight Bout-
Jesus Eduardo Saracho (5-0, 1 NC, 5 KOs)
TKO-6 3:00
David Alegria (10-6, 6 KOs)
- Saracho was leading by the scores of 60-52, 60-53, and 60-52 when the bout was stopped after the sixth round.
- Alegria was now lost four consecutive bouts since his career-best UD 8 win over former two-time world title challenger Eduardo Escobedo.

Saturday, November 7, 2020-

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico-

Super Lightweight Bout- (Non-title)-
Gilberto Espinoza Zarate (12-2, 7 KOs)
KO-1 1:29
World Boxing Federation International super featherweight champion Ivan Pinto (5-1, 2 KOs)
- Espinoza Zarate weighed in at 140 3/4; Pinto at 140 1/4.

Welterweight vs. Super Lightweight Bout-
Jose Manuel Diaz Villalobos (12-0, 7 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 6
Edgar Daniel Ahumada (9-22-1, 1 NC, 1 KO)
- Diaz Villalobos weighed in at 143; Ahumada at 139.
- The scores were 58-56, 59-55, and 57-57.

Windhoek, Namibia-

Super Featherweight Bout (Non-title)-
WBO Global junior lightweight champion Jeremiah Nakathila (WBO #3, WBC #28; 20-1, 16 KOs)
TKO-2
Immanuel Andeleki (8-7, 2 KOs)
- This was Nakathila's first bout since his Global title-retaining TKO-8 win over Peter Pambeni on November 23, 2019.

Welterweight Bout (Non-title)-
WBO Africa welterweight champion Mikka Shonena (WBO #6; 16-0, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Ebenestus Kaangundue (6-5, 1 KO)
- The scores were 59-55, 59-55, and 60-54.
- This was Shonena's first bout since his Africa-title retaining UD 12 win over Youli Dong on August 24, 2019.

Super Lightweight Bout-
Harry Simon, Jr. (12-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Rafael Iita (2-3, 0 KOs)
- Simon, the son of former two division World champion Harry Simon, won by the scores of 39-37, 39-37, and 40-36.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt