Condes wins strawweight belt via split decision
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Florante Condes of the Philippines won the International Boxing Federation's strawweight title with a split decision Saturday over Muhammad Rachman of Indonesia.
Condes, known as "The Little Pacquiao," knocked Rachman down twice in the third and 10th rounds during the 12-round title fight held in the studio of the private RCTI television station in Jakarta.
Salven Lagumbay of the Philippines and Montol Suriyachand of Thailand, scored it 114-112 for Condes, while home judge Muhammad Rois gave it 117-113 for Rachman.
The victory improved Condes' record to 22-3-1 with 20 KOs. Rachman -- who won the title in September 2004 with a split decision over Colombian Daniel Reyes -- fell to 61-6-5 with 31 KOs.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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