World title hopeful, Clive ‘The Punisher’ Atwell (12-1-1, 7 KOs) suffered his first professional defeat on Saturday night in Mexico following a technical decision to loss to WBC world featherweight champion, Jhonny Gonzalez (56-8, 47 KOs).
According to reports out of Acapulco, Guerrero,Mexico, the fight was stopped by the referee in the 10th round after Gonzalez sustained a cut over his left eye from a clash of heads.
The fight then went to the judges score cards which saw Gonzalez winning quite handily.
Gonzalez, 32 retained his title with scores of 99-89,96-92 and 98-90 over the #12 ranked Atwell.
Atwell, 25, and his team is scheduled to return to Guyana on some time this week.
Notes: Saturday’s fight was Atwell’s first professional outing on foreign soil. Gonzalez made the first defense of the title he recaptured in August last year with a shocking first round stoppage of then undefeated, Abner Mares in Carson, California.