Zou Shiming claims WBO flyweight title on Pacquiao-Vargas undercard
Last Updated: 06/11/16 8:34am
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming claimed the vacant WBO flyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym in a rematch on Saturday.
The 35-year-old from China (9-1 KO2) easily outpointed Kwanpichit (39-2-2 KO24), winning on all three judges scorecards to capture his first world title.
Two judges scored the bout 120-107 while the other scored it 119-108.
"Now my dream is complete," said Zou. "I am a pro champ, Olympic champ and world champion."
The Zou-Kwanpichit fight opened an impressive three-title undercard for Manny Pacquiao's comeback fight against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, which the Pilipino won via a unanimous decision.
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Jessie Magdaleno (24-0 KO17) seized the WBO junior featherweight title with a unanimous decision over former champion Nonito Donaire (37-4 KO24) of the Philippines.
Magdaleno beat the multi-division world champion Donaire in an entertaining fight that saw one judge score it 118-110 for Magdaleno while the other two had the American winning 116-112.
"I can't believe I won the title and I won it against a fighter like Donaire," said Magdaleno. "I don't have the words to describe it."
In the other title fight, Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez stopped Hiroshige Osawa (30-4-4 KO19) of Japan in the seventh round to retain the WBO featherweight belt.
Valdez remained undefeated at 21-0 as he was making the first defense of his title against the top-rated challenger.