"Utah's Kid Kayo Fernandez wins WBU world boxing title by TKO" Hey Des News. He didn't 'win' the title. He retained the title.
Well, obviously the kid is a good fighter and deserves a much better article
than this. Congrats to Chris but this article is simply about as amateur as it
gets. How many people attended? What were the main participants records? Why do
all the pictures say that the fight lasted four rounds--the loser bragged
"oh boy" that he lasted six rounds---and the article seems to say that
it went five? What in the world is a WBU? But-- please---seriously, all
credit to the kid, but this does not in any way compare with the status of the
bouts fought by Gene (and Don) Fullmer, or Danny Little Red Lopez, so let's
not make that comparison. They fought against the best in the world. Even Jeff
Shelburg, Cookie Valencia and Tony Pulu in the late 70's were fighting
matches against some of the best American boxers. A kid from MN who wanted to
fight for a championship isn't the caliber of Dick Tiger or Carmen
Bassilio. Chris is listed as the IBO's 89th ranked welterweight and
isn't listed in the top 15 of the WBC, IBF, IBO, WBO or FightNews.