Weekend scorecard: Beyer survives late flurry

Updated: March 21, 2005, 1:20 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

A roundup of the weekend's notable boxing results from around the world:

Saturday at Zwickau, Germany
Super Middleweights
Markus Beyer W12 Danny Green
(Beyer retains title)
Records: Beyer 32-2; Green 19-2
Rafael's remark: Scores: 115-112, 114-113, 114-114. Beyer survives nearly being knocked out in the 12th round to win a majority decision and move to 2-0 against Green, who was disappointing in this rematch. In the first fight, 16 months ago, Green thoroughly dominated – until he was disqualified.

Friday at Mexico City
Junior Flyweights
Eric Ortiz TKO7 Jose Antonio Aguirre
(Ortiz wins vacant title)
Records: Ortiz 24-4-1, 16 KOs; Aguirre 33-3-1
Rafael's remark: In a mild upset, Ortiz wins 108-pound belt vacated by Jorge Arce, who has moved up to 112. Aguirre, a 105-pound champ from 2000 to 2004, was out on his feet after taking a right hand, forcing the referee to stop it.
Middleweights
Jose Luis Lopez W10 Hugo Lomeli
(Scores: 96-95, 96-94 Lopez, 98-92 Lomeli)
Records: Lopez 46-4-2; Lomeli 4-6-1
Rafael's remark: Onetime welterweight contender is on comeback trail, but he was woefully out of shape and struggled badly with a novice.

Thursday at San Antonio
Junior Middleweights
Marco Antonio Rubio W10 J.C. Candelo
(Scores: 97-92, 95-94, 96-93)
Records: Rubio 26-2-1; Candelo 27-8-3
Rafael's remark: Rubio rebounds nicely from crushing first-round knockout by Kofi Jantuah in September to score solid win against a former contender.
Lightweights
Francisco Lorenzo W10 Ivan Valle
(scores: 94-91, 93-90 Lorenzo, 93-92 Valle)
Records: Lorenzo 20-3; Valle 23-6-1
Rafael's remark: Lorenzo escapes with split decision after suffering a knockdown and two point deductions.

Thursday at Glen Burnie, Md.
Super Middleweights
Andre Dirrell KO2 Jake Rodriguez
Records: Andre Dirrell 3-0, 3 KOs; Rodriguez 6-13
Rafael's remark: 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre Dirrell has phenomenal hand speed and is a tremendous prospect. Dropped veteran warhorse Rodriguez in the first and finished him with a brutal left to the body in the second.
Super Middleweights
Anthony Dirrell TKO2 Larry Brothers
Records: Andre Dirrell 3-0, 3 KOs; Brothers 5-14-2
Rafael's remark: Anthony – Andre's younger brother – is not quite as gifted but still an excellent prospect. Dropped his man twice in the first before pouring it on in the second.

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