Meet our new world champion! Matias takes IBF title


Armory, Minneapolis, USA. In the main event of the show, the vacant IBF world welterweight belt (up to 63.5 kg) was contested between Puerto Rican Subriel Matias (19-1, 19 KOs) and Argentine Jeremias Ponce (30-1, 20 KOs). The title went to the favorite.

The underdog Ponce started the fight as expected from Matthias: hard pressing, a huge number of thrown (and very heavy) punches. The favorite was a little taken aback by the opponent’s actions, he looked stiff and uncertain.

Jeremias Ponce came out firing #MatiaPonce

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In the 2nd three-minute period, Matias took the cutting at close range, due to superiority in firepower, began to interrupt the opponent. Ponce picked up blows, he urgently had to clinch.

3rd and 4th consecutive rounds of furious mahach. Three-minute start for the Argentinean, but then the Puerto Rican seizes the initiative. A fierce exchange of blows in infighting. It seems that Ponce is already fighting on the moral and strong-willed.

Don’t blink, the action is just getting started #MatiaPonce

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This is true. He is on the canvas in the last seconds of the 5th round. And refuses (not a fighter, but his coach) to continue the fight. Amazing beater!

.@SubrielMatias sends Ponce to the canvas at the end of the 5th and Ponce’s corner stops the fight between rounds #MatiaPonce

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Matthias RTD 5.