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.