Argentina's Cesar Cuenca (L) fights China's "IK" Yang Lian Hui (R) during their International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior welterweight world title at the Venetian's Cotai Arena in Macau on July 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Argentina's Cesar Cuenca moved a step closer to boxing history by beating China's "IK" Yang Lian Hui on points to win the International Boxing Federation junior welterweight title in Macau Saturday.The undefeated Cuenca improved his professional record to 48 wins (2 KOs), just one short of Rocky Marciano's all-time 49-0 record as he won his first world title on his debut outside his home country.The three judges awarded Cuenca the bout unanimously in his first ever appearance outside Argentina.They scored it 117-108, 115-110 and 116-109 in Cuenca's favor, meaning the referee's interventions which cost Yang at least two points probably did not affect the outcome.Cuenca's corner were vocal throughout the fight, complaining to officials at the end of every round about Yang's tactics and Arum felt the constant badgering had got to the inexperienced referee.
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