Rances Barthelemy out-pointed Arash Barthelemy over 12 rounds of anIBF super featherweight title eliminator for the #2 spot at the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida on Friday night.
At the end of 12 rounds Barthelemy was judged the winner on all three scorecards by 116-112 twice and 115-113.
On the undercard Puerto Rican prospect, Roberto Acevedo ( 7-0, 4 KO’ s ) defeated veteran Mexican, Francisco Rios (17-18, 12 KO’s) by tko in the first round, in a match scheduled for six rounds at the super middleweight division ( 168lbs ).
Rios fell to the canvas twice, and quickly decided not to continue. The Time of the stoppage was 1:02.
"I felt very strong in the fight. Ríos tried to be aggressive, but my jab stopped his game plan and my combinations were very effective" said Acevedo "This victory is for Puerto Rico, and will not stop working hard to achieve my goals and make my island proud".
In an amateur boxing bout Roberto Acevedo ended up with a record of 50 wins, 20 of them by knockout with only one defeat. In this course, was a three times regional champion, and twice the Puerto Rican national champion.
January 4, 2012