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Gradovich beats Munoz to keep IBF featherweight title

The Canadian Press

7/27/2013 3:13:29 PM

MACAU, China -- Evgeny Gradovich retained his IBF featherweight title after defeating Argentina's Mauricio Munoz by a unanimous decision on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Russian improved his record to 17-0.

On the same bill, Mexico's Juan Francisco Estrada also made a successful defence of his WBO-WBA flyweight titles, defeating Milan Melindo by a unanimous decision.

Estrada handed Melindo his first defeat in 29 fights, knocking the Filipino down in the 11th round with a straight right hook.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Zou Shiming of China dominated teenager Jesus Ortega of Mexico to win his second professional fight by a unanimous decision.