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  1. Fri Nov 18, 2016 Liborio Solis: I Beat Jamie McDonnell By Two To Three Points By Ben Jacobs Arriving back in his adopted land of Panama this week, Liborio Solís is remarkably philosophical when talking to about his controversial defeat to Jamie McDonnell last Saturday in Monte Carlo. The Venezuelan appeared to many to have done enough to take the WBA bantamweight title from the Doncaster fighter, but the judges ruled otherwise. “I feel I won by at least two or three points,” Solís claimed. “I was expecting them to announce me as the new champion but when they said he won, I just remained calm. I knew that I had won and that’s what everyone is saying, including the English press. I have a clear conscience and I beat him on European territory. “Maybe they wanted to keep him as the champion, only God knows what happened but it happened and it’s an irreversible decision. “What I hope for is a rematch or at least for everyone to realise that I’m the champion, not him. I do feel though it was incompetence by the judges.” Online opinion seems to fall largely into the camp of a win for Solís. In addition, Sky Sports’ commentary team of which WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew was part of also saw a victory for the South American. However, McDonnell expressed his view that he was the rightful winner and subsequent to the bout some others also feel the Englishman did enough. Were there any words exchanged between the two men after the fight? “Before the decision was announced he said something to me but as I don’t speak English I didn’t really understand,” Liborio confessed. “But he and his team had a defeated look on his face, only before the announcement was made. “I dominated the first seven or eight rounds but he did come back and he showed some pride in the last few,” he continued. “But his weaknesses are evident, when you put pressure on him or don’t allow him to have his distance he shows flaws. If I fight him again I will beat him again because when you attack him he doesn’t know what to do. “As a person I can say he is a nice guy, you could tell that from how he conducted himself.” Watch the full fight here Jamie McDonnell post fight interview
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    Orlando Canizales

    The fighting pride of Laredo, TX, Canizales was born November 25, 1965 and turned pro in his hometown on August 25, 1984. In 1986 he was unsuccessful in an NABF flyweight title bout with Olympian Paul Gonzales (L 12). However, Canizales rebounded to win the title from Armando Velasco (KO 4) in 1987 and in 1988 added the USBA super flyweight title with a 2nd round TKO over Olympian Louis Curtis. The slick-boxing Canizales moved up in weight and on July 9, 1988 he won the IBF bantamweight championship with a 15th round TKO over Kelvin Seabrooks. Over the next six years, Canizales would successfully defend his title a division record 16 consecutive times, including wins over Seabrooks, Gonzales, Clarence (Bones) Adams, and 1992 Olympian Sergio Reyes. After struggling to make the bantamweight limit (118 lbs), Canizales abdicated the belt in 1994 to campaign as a super bantamweight. He challenged WBA champion Wilfredo Vazquez in January 1995, dropping a 12-round split decision. Canizales, whose brother Gaby was the WBA / WBO bantamweight champion, continued boxing until 1999 when he retired following a 10-round split decision loss to Frank Toledo. Canizales, who was an aggressive boxer / puncher, posted a pro record of 50-5-1, 1 NC (37 KOs). In May 2003 he graduated from Texas A&M International University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Born: Nov. 25, 1965 Bouts: 57 Won: 50 Lost: 5 Drew: 1 NC: 1 KOs: 37 Induction: 2009 An interesting piece by Lee Wylie entitled A Masterclass by Orlando Canizales