#EliminatorRematch Congrats to the new WBO International Jr. Bantamweight Champion and ranked #3 Jeyvier Cintrón (11-0, 5 KOs), who defeated WBO ranked #2 Koki Eto (24-5-1, 19 KOs) by unanimous decision at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Scorecards: 99-90 (3x)

Cintrón sent Eto to the canvas in the second round and went on to win 99-90 on all judges.

On May 25, these boxers had met in the same city with a result of no contest, after Cintron was knocked out in a round, but by a headbutt from Eto.

WBO NABO Jr. Welterweight Champion and #10 ranked 🇵🇷 Yomar Álamo (17-0, 12 KOs) outpointed 🇲🇽 Salvador Briceño (15-5, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Scorecards: 98-92 (x2) & 96-94.

Miami, Fla: The 30th anniversary summer series finale of Boxeo Telemundo Ford is slated to take place this Friday, August 2nd with a championship doubleheader. WBO/NABO title holder Yomar “The Magic” Alamo (16-0 12 KO’s) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico will defend his belt 10 rounds against challenger Salvador “Bufon” Briceno (16-4 10 KO’s) of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

The bout will take place at Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida.

The other championship bout of the night features WBO #3, Latino champion Jeyvier Cintron (10-0 5 KO’s) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico facing WBO #2 rated Koki Eto (24-4-1 19 KO’s) of Japan in a 10 round WBO Elimination bout for the vacant WBO International Jr. Bantamweight Championship title.

The winner will be the mandatory challenger to newly crowned WBO super flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka. Cintron-Eto II is a rematch bout of their May 25th fight in the same venue that ended in a no decision due to an accidental headbutt that ended the fight. The ruling of the contest was a no decision.

WBO #10 Yomar Alamo will be making his first defense of his title he won in a 10 round shutout over spoiler Manuel Mendez in his Telemundo debut this past spring.

“Im happy to be returning to my second home of Kissimmee, where the fans showed great support in my last outing”- Yomar Alamo NABO Champion

The challenger Salvador Briceño, is coming up in weight to face the champion, in his last fight he gave Top Rank prospect Gabriel Flores Jr his toughest fight till date in a 8 round co feature on ESPN this past June.

Cintron-Eto II is a bout bought to you by All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Top Rank, Teiken Promotions, Puerto Rico Best Boxing and Spartan Boxing.

Full undercard will be announced shortly. Tickets still available on Ticketmaster or by visiting Ohpark.com

“The Magic” Alamo vs “Bufon” Briceno airs this Friday July 26th 11:35EST/10:35 CT Check local listings on Telemundo.

Via Jake Donovan / BoxingScene.com

Photo Mikey Williams

Jeyvier Cintron vs. Koki Eto Rematch Eyed For August 2, Florida

This past Monday in Tokyo, Shirai & Gushiken Sports Club of Tokyo announced in due form that WBO #2 ranked Koki Eto (24-4-1, 19 KOs will once again face WBO #5 Jeyvier “Perro” Cintron (10-1, 5KOs) on August 2 at Osceola Heritage Center, Kissimmee, Florida.

The fight will be a 10-round eliminator to become the mandatory challenger to the WBO super flyweight world champion, Kazuto Ioka.

The bout will be a tiebreaker for Eto and Cintron. Their first fight, which took place in May at the same Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, Florida, was made a no-contest when they collided in an eliminator.

Initially, Eto was declared the winner by TKO at 2:37 of the very first round.

Shortly after spending two minutes boxing from the initial gong of the first round, the Puerto Rican boxer was knocked down surprisingly by what appeared to be a right hand to the face. Cintron tried to get up from the canvas with great difficulty and impatient with wobbly legs. Seeing the dangerous state of Cintron, Floridian referee Andrew Glenn stopped the fight to declare Eto the winner.

But, after 30 minutes, the fight was sanctioned as a no-contest after a video inspection by the Florida Boxing Commission to find out exactly what was going on in the ring at the very moment Cintron was knocked down.

After a review of the video, the verdict was overturned after it was shown that Cintron had been dropped as the result of a head clash and not a right hand. The right hand slightly grazed the face of Cintron.

Via Hisao Adachi / BoxingScene.com

Eto-Cintron Changed To No-Decision Due To Accidental Headbutt

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—On a night when Puerto Rican boxers were getting knocked out in front a Boricua-heavy crowd in Kissimmee, Fla., Jeyvier Cintron was given a reprieve of sorts.

The super flyweight prospect from Puerto Rico was ruled to have suffered a 1st round knockout loss at the hands of Japan’s Koki Eto in their scheduled 10-round regional title fight Saturday evening at Kissimmee’s Osceola Heritage Park. As brief as was their ESPN+ streamed bout, the review process went the full distance before officially changing the verdict to a No-Decision.

Slowed down replays showed that Eto headbutted Cintron prior to landing the fight-ending right hand which floored the unbeaten prospect and left him staggering around the ring. Referee Andrew Glenn was still in the process of ordering Eto to a neutral corner before being run into by a stumbling Cintron who repeatedly complained of the foul.

“It was a clear headbutt,” Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel, president of the WBO informed BoxingScene.com. “We watched the replays and everyone—all of the referees and officials at ringside—agreed that the foul caused the fall.”

The sequence was initially waved off as his being separated from his senses, prompting Glenn to wave off the contest at 2:03 of round one. Eto immediately mounted a cornerpost in celebration before hosting an makeshift press conference with media members from Japan who made the trek for the super flyweight title eliminator.

By the time those media members returned to press row ready to file on deadline, a crowd of Top Rank brass and Florida ringside officials were hovered around monitors reviewing the knockdown sequence.

Upon further review, it was determined that the foul put Cintron at an unfair disadvantage.

“The headbutt ended the fight,” noted Valcarcel. “Because the fight didn’t go four rounds, it ends in a no-contest and the International Super Flyweight title is now vacant.”

Discussions are underway to decide whether to run it back or if the two will go their separate ways.

By Jake Donovan / BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Weigh-In Results WBO Bouts in Kissimmee: Ito-Herring, Pedraza-Lozada, Cintrón-Eto

Three WBO Bouts to take place tomorrow night (Saturday May 25th) at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.

ESPN & ESPN Deportes (10 p.m. ET)
WBO Jr. Lightweight World Champion Masayuki Ito weighed 129.4 lbs and challenger Jamel Herring 129.6 lbs. Judges/Referee: Lisa Giampa, Alex Levin and Thomas Nardone/Frank Gentile

In the co-feature, for the vacant WBO Latino Lightweight Championship, two-division world champion José Pedraza weighed 134.8 lbs and Antonio Lozada 134.4 lbs. Judges/Referee: Michael Ross, Rodolfo Aguilar and Fred Fluty/Telis Assimenios.

ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)
For the vacant WBO International Jr. Bantamweight Title, WBO #5 ranked and two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron weighed 114-6 lbs and former interim Flyweight World Champion and WBO #4 ranked Koki Eto of Japan, weighed 114.6 lbs.

WBO Bouts in Kissimmee: Ito-Herring, Pedraza-Lozada, Cintrón-Eto

Three WBO Bouts to take place this upcoming Saturday May 25th at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.

Masayuki Ito won the WBO Junior Lightweight title last July in Kissimmee, Florida. For title defense number two, he’s returning to the city of his greatest triumph.

Ito, who recently signed a long-term co-promotional contract with Top Rank, will defend his title against 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team captain and U.S Marine Corps veteran Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring. Ito-Herring will headline a special Memorial Day weekend edition of Top Rank on ESPN beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

In the co-feature, for the vacant WBO Latino Lightweight Championship, two-division world champion José Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) faces Mexican warrior Antonio Lozada (40-2-1, 34 KOs).

The entire undercard will stream live in the United States exclusively on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and will showcase a host of prospects in competitive matchups including a match for the vacant WBO International Jr. Bantamweight Title, when WBO #5 ranked and two-time Puerto Rican Olympian Jeyvier Cintron (10-0, 5 KOs) battles former interim Flyweight World Champion and WBO #4 ranked Koki Eto (24-4-1, 19 KOs) of Japan, in a 10-rounder.

Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs) claimed the vacant WBO junior lightweight title with an upset decision win over Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz at the Kissimmee Civic Center. The Diaz fight marked Ito’s United States debut and the first time he’d fought away from his native Japan. He returned home for his first title defense on Dec. 30, scoring a seventh-round TKO over Evgeny Chuprakov.

Herring (19-2, 10 KOs), who served two tours of duty in Iraq as a field electrician, turned pro in December 2012 and won the first 15 bouts of his career. He lost a pair of fights as a lightweight, including a razor-thin decision to Ladarius Miler in August 2017. Following the Miller defeat, Herring signed on with Top Rank, hired trainer/manager Brian McIntyre and moved down to 130 pounds. Since then, he is 3-0, including an ESPN-televised decision victory over John Vincent Moralde last September on the Jose Ramirez-Antonio Orozco card in Fresno, California. In his last bout, Dec. 14 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he notched a clear points decision over Adeilson Dos Santos.

Vacant WBO Latino Bout Pedraza-Lozada:
Pedraza (25-2, 12 KOs) won the IBF junior lightweight title in 2015 and made a pair of title defenses. Following a 2017 TKO loss to Gervonta Davis, he moved up to the lightweight division. In his third bout at lightweight, he won a unanimous decision over Ray Beltran to claim the WBO title. Less than four months later, he faced off against WBA champion Vasiliy Lomachenko to unify world titles. He was competitive, but Lomachenko scored a pair of 11th-round knockdowns to secure the unanimous decision.

Lozada (40-2-1, 34 KOs) burst onto the world stage last March, knocking out highly touted prospect Felix Verdejo in the 10th and final round. Since then, he is 1-0-1, including a disputed draw versus Hector Ambriz.

Eto (24-4-1, 19 KO) edged Kompayak Porpramook for the interim WBA belt in 2013 thanks to a pivotal knockdown in the 12th round, but lost the title to Sirichai Thaiyen soon after. After picking up a trio of knockouts, he challenged Carlos Cuadras for the WBC super flyweight title, losing a unanimous decision in his native Japan.

He’s since won seven straight over marginal competition, six by knockout, and sits in all four sanctioning bodies’ top 10s at 115.

Cintron (10-0, 5 KO) signed with Top Rank back in 2017 ahead of his professional debut and has had some fairly standard prospect matchmaking. With only 10 fights, of which he has won five by KO, the #5 ranked by the WBO and Latino champion of that entity at 115 pounds, look to impress.

Though he debuted at bantamweight, this will be the 24-year-old’s fourth fight at 115 pounds.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with All Star Boxing and Teiken Promotions, tickets to this world championship event go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. ET. Priced at $100 (ringside) and $50 (general admission), including all taxes and facility fees, tickets may be purchased online via ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 or in person Osceola Heritage Park box office (open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. and on event days). For more information: www.ohpark.com.