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Fernandez, Beamon, Jimenez, and Henderson Win Lower Weight Steppingstone Titles
Pictured: Keiver Fernandez

On Saturday, June 19, super flyweights Keiver Fernandez and Dewayne Beamon and flyweights David Jimenez and Saleto Henderson all won relevant steppingstone titles. As a result, each of them should be moving up in the organizational world rankings linked to the titles they won.

Panama City, Panama-

Vacant WBA Fedelatin Super Flyweight Title-
Keiver Fernandez (WBA #11, WBC #40- both at 112; IBO #42 at 115; 23-1-1, 12 KOs)
Split Dec. 9
Keyvin Lara (WBC #33, IBO #40- both at 115; 30-4-1, 10 KOs)
- Former WBA World flyweight title challenger Lara, whose WBA Fedecentro title was not on the line, had won four consecutive bouts since his UD 12 loss to Yanga Sigqibo in 2018.
- This was Fernandez' third win since his SD 10 loss to Orlando Penalba on February 8, 2020.

San Antonio de Palmito, Colombia-

Vacant WBC FECARBOX Bantamweight Title-
Dewayne Beamon (IBO #69 at 115; 20-4-2, 15 KOs)
KO-5 1:33
Edinson Martinez (5-2-2, 4 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 115 1/4.
- Martinez knocked Beamon down in round 2.
- Beamon recovered and dropped Martinez for the full ten-count in round 5.
- This was former WBC World super flyweight title challenger Beamon's fourth consecutive win and his third this month!
- Note: Beamon is scheduled to fight for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental and vacant WBA Continental super flyweight titles on August 14 in Erie, Pennslvania, USA.

San Jose, Costa Rica-

Vacant WBA Gold World Flyweight Title-
David Jimenez (WBC #24, IBO #31; 9-0, 7 KOs)
Edwin Cano (9-1, 2 KOs)
- David Jimenez came into this fight as a highly regarded prospect who had already won the WBC Continental Latino American (formerly Latino) flyweight title. He was not ranked in any of the Top 15s but was listed at #24 by the WBC (who issue Top 40s) and #31 by the IBO (who post Top 100s).
- Edwin Cano was not ranked; not even in the WBC's Top 40 or the IBO's Top 100. He too was an undefeated prospect but unlike Jimenez, who had unanimously outpointed fringe contender Jerson Ortiz over ten rounds, Cano had never fought in a bout scheduled for more than six rounds until facing Jimenez.

Vacant NABF Flyweight Title-
Saleto Henderson (IBO #35; 9-1, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Jose Alejandro Burgos (IBO #53; 18-4-1, 15 KOs)
- Henderson won for the second time since his SD 10 loss to Cristian Gonzalez Hernandez last October. He stopped Janiel Rivera in the third round on February 13.

Article By: Ken Pollitt