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21 SEPTEMBER 2018

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Espadas, Angulo and Sponge Post Wins In Mérida




Mexican Elías Espadas won the vacant WBO Latino middleweight title Saturday after knocking the strong and brave Brazilian puncher Felipe Santos Pedroso inside three rounds at the Polyforum Zam Ná, Merida, Yucatán in Mexico.

 

Espadas was in great shape against Pedroso, who fell to a record of 17-3-0 with 12 knockouts. With fast hands and precise displacements, Espadas always showed himself superior to the Brazilian, who tried his experience, but could not remove the left jabs and straights from the boxer born in Mérida, Yucatán. The fight ended when Espadas caught Pedroso with a combination of hooks from both hands to the head and a precise hook to the liver.

 

Pedroso fell to his knees and could not get up before the 10 second count by referee Miguel Canul.

 

"It seemed easy, but it was not, I was sitting on a barrel of gunpowder, my opponent hits very, very hard, the few times he connected me I felt his punch and hurt me, but I tried not to show it and with the preparation I brought I decided to finish it as soon as possible to avoid problems; blessed be God I could do it ", commented a happy, but quiet Espadas.

 

ANGULO AND SPONGE ALSO WIN BY KNOCKING OUT THEIR RIVALS

 

For his part, the Colombian Roamer Alexis Angulo, confirmed his quality and his candidacy for the WBO super middleweight world championship, after putting out of action in the very first round his compatriot Evert Bravo, who hit the canvas from a solid right hand cross.

 

Angulo, who for the first time retained the WBO super middleweight crown, completed his triumph after referee Canul prevented Bravo from continuing.

 

The official result was a technical decision at 2:02 of round one. Angle, an A & T fighter, improved his record to 23 wins in 23 fights. Bravo fell to 24-8-1 with 18 kos.

 

Tyrone Spong had a worthy challenger in the person of the also Carlos Ailton Do Nascimento who technically knocked him out in the fifth round after catching him with a hook that nearly tore his head from his shoulders.

 

Spong, who scored a knock down a round earlier after putting a glove on the canvas, did not have a field day and should have tried to finish the South American who resisted his best shots in the four rounds, before being caught in the corner by his opponent. The end came after 1.53 of the fifth round.

 

Spong retained the WBO Latino championship and improved his record to 11-0-0 with 11 kos, while the frustrated challenger fell to 16-7-0 with 12 KOs.

 

 





THE REST OF THE CARD

The American cruiserweight of Cuban origin, Anthony Martinez made a successful debut in the professionalism to win by abandonment in the fourth round to the Mexican Sebastian Palacios, who gave him several scares and seemed to carry much of the dominance of the fight that was possibly losing after neglect in the third and receive an unnecessary count in his corner for leaving late after the bell. The referee was José Matos.

 

Likewise, the Cuban super middleweight Leider "Lince" Peña looked very strong and with precise and powerful boxing, he defeated Mexican Mexicans José Mex, who turned out to be brave and only gave up after a tremendous wound on his right eyelid. The suspension of the actions by the referee José Matos was warranted.

 

For his part, the German Juergen "Doberman" Doberstein won without major difficulties a wide decision in eight rounds to the Mexican William Vega in a fight in middleweight. The referee was Mario Mena.

 

Meanwhile, Ruben Garcia, who came to lose a meritorious decision to the Filipino legend Nonito Donaire, won by effective knockout at 2:58 of the second episode to Julio Cruz who knocked down twice, so that referee Mario Mena stopped the Actions.

 

At the same time, in light flyweight, Ivan "Sonrics" Ramirez looked great after starting the fight with some problems to adapt to the brave  Juan Aguilar who after collapsing in the third round ended up giving him a beating, despite which, he endured foot the tremendous blow, to reach the six rounds and lose a broad unanimous decision. The referee was David "The Artist" Silva.

 

In another bout, in welterweight, Jorge Marrón jr. he won a clear unanimous decision in six rounds against Alfonso "Dinamita" Torres with David Silva as referee, while Yucatan rookie Marco Sanchez beat Juan Díaz in four rounds in super welterweights with a performance of José Matos as the third over the ring.

 

In the first bout of the night super-middleweight Noe Larios won by ko in 32 seconds of round two against Jose Mendoza.



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