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Friday, September 6, 2013

NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10: September 2013

By Ryan Maquiñana


The summer of discontent continues for the local boxing scene, as not a single fighter in’s NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10 has recorded a victory since May, when No. 5 Ava Knight outpointed Linda Soto.

Since our last poll in July, No. 8 Carina Moreno and No. 9 Ana Julaton both incurred decision losses, further contributing to a dismal 2013 where No. 2 Nonito Donaire, No. 3 Robert Guerrero, and No. 10 Vicente Escobedo have already tasted defeat.

This tally doesn’t even include No. 6 Brandon Gonzales, who was robbed by the judges of a win in June against Thomas Oosthiuzen and had to settle for a draw.

Perhaps No. 4 Karim Mayfield can stop the slump on September 28, when the San Franciscan faces Pavel Miranda in a bout that he is expected to win. With Guerrero, Donaire, and No. 1 Andre Ward also scheduled to fight in the upcoming months, some measure of equilibrium should be attained by year’s end.

Until then, Alejandro Perez has usurped Moreno in the 8th spot. The North Salinas slugger stretched his winning streak to three after overwhelming Edgar Riovalle on UniMás in July. The currently inactive Vicente Escobedo rises one notch to No. 9, while Moreno drops to the final slot on the poll, bumping Julaton out.

Let’s take a look at the latest news on the NorCal Pound-for-Pound Top 10 for September.


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