In Venezuela, the World Boxing Council's Junior-Flyweight champion, Netrnoi Vorasing of Thailand, retained his crown when he beat his Venezuelan challenger, Luis "Lumumba" Estaba, on Saturday night (29 July).
GV Fight in progress during third round between Venezuela's Luis "Lumumba" Estaba (taller, in white shorts) and Thailand's Netrnoi Vorasing (in red shorts)
SV "Round Four" sign help up
GV Vorasing attacking Estaba
GV Crowd cheering
GV Vorasing drives Estaba to ropes, and referee stops fight
GV Crowd cheering
GV Referee gives Estaba compulsory count. Vorasing moves in and fight continues to end of round four with Estaba falling against ropes (2 shots)
GV "Round Five" sign held up
GV Estaba driven to ropes as Vorasing punches him, eventually knocking him down. Referee declares Vorasing the winner as his jubilant seconds congratulate him (2 shots)
Vorasing won the title on 16 May last year when he beat Mexico's Freddy Castillo. Castillo had taken it a few months earlier, by knocking out the then champion, Luis Estaba.
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Background: In Venezuela, the World Boxing Council's Junior-Flyweight champion, Netrnoi Vorasing of Thailand, retained his crown when he beat his Venezuelan challenger, Luis "Lumumba" Estaba, on Saturday night (29 July). Estaba, who is over 40 years old, abandoned the fight in the fifth round.
SYNOPSIS: Netrnoi Vorasing, in the red shorts, became World Champion in May last year, but this was hit first title defence. Estaba, who is taller and has greater reach, evaded most of his punches in the first three rounds. But in the fourth round, Vorasing's blow found their mark.
An accurate right blow put Estaba down early in the fourth round. The Venezuelan recovered on a count of five, but the round's end found him almost out of the ring.
In the fifth round, the 20 year-old Vorasing immediately started the attack. After a minute, Estaba seemed about to drop when his manager finally threw in the towel.
The match was Vorasing's 22nd victory against only two losses.