Colombian Welterweight Champion Jeovanis “Meque” Barraza (22-1, 15 KOs) defeated Argentinian southpaw Jorge “Tomatito” Martin Garcia (13-7-1, 6 KOs) by means of an 8-round unanimous choice to seize the vacant ABF Continental Americas tremendous welterweight title within the headliner on final evening’s “Down & Soiled” card, offered by Reyes Boxing Membership at Melrose Memorial Corridor in Melrose, Massachusetts.
“A+ effort by all of the fighters, B supply by the promotional staff, as a result of we began an hour late,” promoter Michael Reyes commented. “The primary occasion was fantastic, 8 onerous fought rounds for a title. Garcia has one helluva coronary heart. He’s a champion. ‘Meque’ did his job. He noticed some issues he must work on that we’ve talked about within the gymnasium. Total, it was an incredible expertise.”
Colombia and Argentina are bitter archrivals in sports activities like a South American model, albeit in boxing, of the Boston Pink Sox and New York Yankees.
Each essential occasion fighters made their United States debuts. The extra expert Barraza was examined by the powerful, decided Garcia, however Barraza’s blistering physique pictures persistently arrange his highly effective head pictures.
Within the sixth spherical, Barraza’s fixed stress and efficient combos finally wore down a tiring Garcia, who landed on the canvas twice, however he wouldn’t keep down. The seventh spherical was batting observe for Barraza, who hit Garcia with every thing however the kitchen sink. Regardless of a vicious physique assault that introduced Garcia to his knees, he rose as soon as once more and one way or the other survived till the very finish.
“It was a extremely good struggle,” Barraza mentioned after his struggle. “He (Garcia) was harder than I assumed he can be. The massive news is that I’m combating right here in the USA for the primary time and leaving with a title belt.”
Barraza, who pitched a close to shutout (80-69, 80-69, 79-70), collected one other title belt and, extra importantly, got here out of the struggle unscathed and sharp for his Nov. thirteenth showdown in Anaheim (CA) with Alexis Rocha (17-1, 11 KOs) within the co-feature on a DAZN present, offered by Golden Boy Promotions, and headlined by Jamie Munguia vs. Gabriel Rosado.
“I don’t have to vary a factor,” Barraza famous. “I can proceed my coaching for this struggle, particularly sparring, as a result of I can proceed with the identical guys I sparred for this struggle.”
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