Calderon wins 12-round unanimous decision
Ivan Calderon of Puerto Rico earned an unanimous decision over
Mexico’s Jesus Iribe in the WBO Junior Flyweight Championship in
Theatre at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Calderon was knocked down with a hard right hand in the second
round, but used movement and slickness to win most of the remaining
The 35-year-old Calderon (34-0-1, 6 KOs) is considered one of
the best pure boxers in the world, but because he fights at junior
flyweight and doesn’t have much knockout power, he has flown under
the radar for much of his career.
The judges scored it 118-109, 118-109, 116-111 for Calderon.