Frenchman Cyril Leonet won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight title on Friday night, December 7, on a big show promoted by Europrom at the Salle Des Trois Provinces in Brive, beating Germany´s Dennis Lewandowski.
Leonet (now 15-10-3, 5 KOs), a former French national and IBF Mediterranean titlist, out-boxed the otherwise game Lewandowski (13-3, 6 KOs), who did have his moments but never managed to get the upper hand on his veteran opponent.
After ten rounds of boxing, judges Giuseppe Quartarone and Ernst Salzgeber both scored the fight 100-91, while judge Jerome Lades saw it 100-90, all for Leonet. Referee in charge of the action was Christophe Hembert.
At La Estacion Food Park in Mexicali, Mexico, also on Friday night, local contender Sergio Ortega improved his professional record to 20-2 (14) and picked up the vacant WBF Mexico Light Welterweight title, emphatically stopping Lizandro De los Santos, 24-16-1 (10), in the second round.
A powerful combination of punches send De los Santos down a minute into the second round, but he beat the count of referee Fernando Renteria. However, when Ortega followed up and showered De los Santos with unanswered punches, the fight was soon after waved off. Official time 2:47.
The Ortega vs De los Santos WBF title fight was the main event of an eleven-bout show promoted by 686 Sport Promotion, billed as “Furia En El Ring”.