Carlos Cañizales reappeared in good shape this Friday night and won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedecaribe junior flyweight title by defeating German Valenzuela by unanimous decision of 98-92, 98-92 and 99-91, in Mexico City.
The Venezuelan was coming from a tough defeat last May against Esteban Bermudez. On that occasion he lost his world championship in the Mexican capital in a surprise knockout loss, so returning to that city meant a great revenge for him.
The 28-year-old fighter fought a fight as he has always been accustomed to, with a great volume of punches, walking the ring and throwing punches with force to an opponent who was taller and with more reach. Cañizales was not afraid to enter the exchange with the local and was always able to get the best part to go adding rounds and putting the fight in his pocket.
Valenzuela tried to take advantage of the distance but was unable to keep the Venezuelan away. He was hit hard but always showed courage and conviction so he stayed in the fight until the end.
Cañizales improved his record to 23 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw and 17 knockouts, while Valenzuela dropped his to 16 wins, 3 losses and 12 knockouts.