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Gonzalez knocks out Vorapin for bantamweight belt

Jhonny Gonzalez led a parade of Mexican champions Saturday night, taking the WBO bantamweight title from Thailand's Ratanachai Sor Vorapin with a seventh-round knockout.

Originally Published: October 30, 2005
By Doug Fischer | MaxBoxing.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Fernando Montiel, Jhonny Gonzalez, Daniel Ponce-DeLeon and Hugo Cazares won their WBO title fights Saturday night, carrying Mexico to a team victory over Thailand in the inaugural "Boxing World Cup." The six-bout team concept for boxing was the brainchild of Golden Boy Promotions.

The six-man team from Mexico won the $200,000 gold-and-diamond trophy by a 5-1 score, but their victories did not come easy. The team from Thailand was game and courageous in defeat at the Desert ...

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