Atwell loses World title fight

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).

Clive Atwell and Jhonny Gonzalez in action Saturday in their WBC Featherweight world title bout at the Convention Centre in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. 
Clive Atwell and Jhonny Gonzalez in action Saturday in their WBC Featherweight world title bout at the Convention Centre in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

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.

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