AlamodomeSan Antonio, USA. In the middleweight limit (up to 72.6 kg), the Filipino Olympic medalist
Yumir Martial (4-0, 2 KOs) knocked out the Argentine gatekeeper Ricardo Villalbu (20-8-1, 8 KOs).
The Filipino often attacked the opponent’s body. 20 seconds before the end of the 1st round, the Argentine even took a knee. At the start of the 2nd three-minute period, Martial drove the opponent into a corner with a double jab and dropped a short right hook. He was unable to continue the fight.
Martial TKO 2.
Former interim champion WBA
dominican grunt Claudio Marrero (27-5, 19 KOs) in the light weight limit (up to 61.2 kg) knocked out
Gonzalo Fuensalido (12-2, 3 KOs) from Chile.
Fuensalida was forced to box at the limit: he threw blows in series, tried to crush the opponent with tonnage, because he was solidly inferior in firepower. Spectacular exchanges began from the opening round. In the 2nd three-minute period, Marrero even shook his opponent, but he stood on his feet.
In round 3, the Dominican left-hander’s double hook to the liver forced Fuensalida to take a knee. Marrero rushed to finish off, but struck below the belt.
The Dominican felt confident in his abilities, began to play for the camera, feint, effectively and effectively defend himself with his body. I dropped my opponent with another bodypunch – a beautiful combination went through.
In the 5th round, Fuensalida missed another blow to the body, was in the third knockdown. The referee immediately stopped the fight.
Marrero TKO 5.