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Last Friday Telefutura detailed results
Last Friday, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, former IBF mini-flyweight champion Daniel Reyes of Colombia (38-4-1, 13 KOs) won the vacant WBA Fedelatin light flyweight title with a split decision over former WBO junior flyweight champ Nelson Dieppa of Puerto Rico (24-4-2, 13 KO's). The two veterans battled back and forth, Dieppa winning rounds mainly on the strength of his patented overhand right and Reyes winning rounds by utilizing his boxing skills.

Daniel Reyes Vs. Nelson Dieppa 7th round highlights

Daniel Reyes Vs. Nelson Dieppa 9th round highlights

The 34 year old Reyes, who reigned as the IBFs 105-pound champ in 2003 and 2004, also landed power shots of his own and seemed fresher than the 36 year old Dieppa in the 12th and final round. By winning the round, Reyes secured his victory on two cards, both of which had him ahead 115-113. The third official favored Dieppa, whose WBO championship reign ran from 2001 to 2005, 115-113.

There were two other WBA regional title bouts on the card. In one, Edwin Vazquez of Puerto Rico improved to 22-9-2 with 8 knockout wins by clearly outpointing fellow Puerto Rican Jose Correa (13-2, 3 KOs) to win the vacant WBA Fedecaribe welterweight title.

Edwin Vazquez Vs. Jose Correa 3rd round highlights

Edwin Vazquez Vs. Jose Correa 6th round highlights

Vazquez beat the favored lanky southpaw by scores of 118-110, 120-108, and 118-110.

In the other, San Juan-based Dominican Juan Panterita Mercedes (16-1, 12 KOs) won the vacant WBA Fedecaribe super flyweight championship at 1:48 of the first round after flooring Puerto Rican veteran Javier Cintron (13-9-2, 9 KOs) three times.
Article By: Ken Pollitt