Ask The Editors
SecondsOut.com Logo - click here to go back to the home page
News divider Features divider Schedules & Results divider Rankings and Stats divider Community My Profile
Login

FORUMS

02 SEPTEMBER 2014

Where am I? Home Fight Reports
 

Freitas Schools Oilveira In Punta Del Este


Former two weight world champion and Brazilian boxing legend Acelino ‘Popo’ Freitas returned to the ring after a five year lay off to knock out young pretender Michael Oliveira in the ninth round at the Conrad Hotel & Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay on Saturday.

 

The previously unbeaten Oliveira, 17-1-(12), was being groomed as the next Brazilian boxing icon but 36 year-old ‘Popo’ proved that it takes more than a padded out record to make it in the toughest sport of all. Freitas, 39-2-(33), the most famous Brazilian boxer of the last 30 years, proved that even at age 36 and after such a long lay off he can still produce the goods against the young pretenders.

 

Freitas floored Oliveira with a series of clean shots at the end of round three but Oliveira was saved by the bell before ‘Popo’ could pounce again.. In round seven Freitas took over the fight and floored Oliveira twice in round nine lay out Oliveira after 2:09 of the round.

 

Oliveira will rue the day they tempted Freitas out of retirement in a bid to take a short cut to making a name for himself on the Brazilian boxing scene. It remains to be seen whether Freitas decides to fight again.

 

Other results

WBO Latino flyweight title Gabriela Bouvier w ko 1 Marta Soledad Juncos

light middleweight Douglas Ataide Santos w pts 8 Gilberto Pereira Santos

super flyweight Jilmar Dos Santos w pts 6 Wilson Simao

light heavyweight Jovan Young w tko 3 Gilson Silva

 

June 2, 2012




Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed
License/buy our content  |  Privacy policy  |  Terms & conditions  |  Copyright  |  Advertising guide  |  Site Map  |  Write for SecondsOut.com  |  SecondsOut Contacts  |  Contact Us

© 2000 - 2011 Knockout Entertainment Ltd & SecondsOut.com