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Results From O.C. Barroso Upsets Ulysse to Win WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title

Venezuelan puncher Ismael Barroso (22-3-2, 20 KOs) scored an upset 12-round unanimous decision against Canadian contender Yves Ulysse Jr. (18-2, 9 KOs) to capture the WBA Gold Super Lightweight Title in the main event of Thursday Night Fights on Dec. 5 at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. The judges scored the fight 111-117, 115-113 and 115-113. "I want to thank God for this win," said Ismael Barroso."I didn't just win on my strength; I won by the will of God. My trainer told me to push hard and so I won the championship rounds. I want to thank my whole team and everyone who stood by me." D'Mitrius "Big Meech" Ballard (20-0-1, 13 KOs) of Temple Hills, Maryland and Yamaguichi Falcao (16-1-1, 7 KOs) of San Paulo, Brazil fought to a 10-round majority draw in a bout that was for the vacant NABF Middleweight Title. One judge scored the bout 97-93 for Ballard, which was overruled by two scores of 95-95.

"I thought I came stronger in the later rounds," said D'Mitrius Ballard. "I felt I won this fight. I controlled the pace, walked him down and finish strong. But this is boxing. What can you do?" "I felt I did better," said Yamaguchi Falcao. "I respect the judges' decision. He is a very good fighter. I trained for several months, and this was not the result I expected. But now I want to train even harder for the next fight.

Other Bouts

Mihai Nistor (1-0, 1 KO) of Bucharest, Romania made his professional debut with a third-round knockout win against Christian Mariscal (13-5, 6 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in a scheduled six-rounder in the heavyweight division. The fight was stopped at 2:00 of the aforementioned round. George Rincon (9-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Antonio Flores (8-2, 2 KOs) of Northglenn, Colorado via knockout in a scheduled four-round super lightweight fight. Rincon ended the clash at :34 of the fifth round. Jason Quigley (17-1, 13 KOs) of Donegal, Ireland bounced back from his first and only loss with a dominant stoppage victory against Abraham Cordero (13-5-2, 7 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a scheduled eight-round super middleweight clash. Quigley ended matters at 1:36 minutes of the third round. Irish prospect Aaron "Silencer" McKenna (10-0, 6 KOs) scored a knockout win against Victor Gaytan (6-5, 3 KOs) of Guanajuato, Mexico in a super welterweight fight originally scheduled for six rounds. The fight was stopped at 1:58 of the second round.

Rianna Rios (1-0) of Colorado Springs, Colorado made a successful professional debut by defeating Elizabeth Tuani (0-1) of SeaTac, Washington via unanimous decision in a four-round bantamweight bout. Rios won with three scores of 40-36

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