Mini-Pacman Rosa wins WBA title in fifth fight

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Unbeaten Erick “Mini Pacman” Rosa (5-0, 1 KO) dethroned WBA minimumweight champion Victorio “Vic” Saludar (21-5, 11 KOs) by twelve round split decision on Tuesday night at Hotel Catalonia in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Saludar pressed the action, but it was southpaw Rosa who dropped Saludar in round three with a cracking straight left. Saludar continued to stalk. Rosa was credited with another knockdown in round nine, but Saludar floored Rosa in round ten and upped the pressure late. In the end, scores were 116-109, 113-112 Rosa, 113-112 Saludar.

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  • I’m confused….I thought the Filipino was the guy who looked like Pacquiao. I don’t know what was going on. Looked like the short guy with cornrows won. Never heard or seen either guy before

  • Fight decided on a throwdown that counted as a knockdown. Should have been a draw. Saludar should protest.

  • Just watched the fight, Rosa was very lucky to get the nod in my opinion.

    I thought the Champion had done more than Enough and I had him win by 3.

  • It’s either a win or draw for Saludar. He’s more agressive and throws more telling blows..

  • Okay. Again top fighters and promoters are AVOIDING TOP FIGHTERS. UNIFICATION WILL NEVER HAPPEN. Let’s see fights like benivides vs. morrell. Spence vs. Crawford. Etc. Boxing . Has to get back to reality. To many mismatched bouts.

  • What a horrible fight card. All the bouts were crap, even the title fight. And Saludar won clearly.

  • Filipino champ got robbed by a fake current champ. it was a hometown judging decision. look at the fight and the wrong call of the referee in-charge.

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