03/28/2021 9:35 AM
Updated 03/28/2021 9:35 AM
Argentine Alberto Palmetta successfully made his first defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) international welterweight title by defeating
The fight was held at the Antonio Rotili microstadium of the Lanús club.
Palmetta, Olympian in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and sixth in the WBA world ranking, returned to Argentina after eight victories abroad, seven of them in the United States, and did so with authority against a rival whom he
with a left crusader .
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The 30-year-old Argentine, born in San Isidro, owner of a record of 16 wins (12 KO) and 1 loss, had won the international WBA welterweight title on August 15 when he defeated American
by TKO in six rounds.
at an evening held in Daytona Beach.
In the co-main event, Fedebol WBA super bantamweight champion, former Argentine champion and two-time Olympian
hitherto undefeated Dominican
Frency Fortunato Saya
by points in a
, in a 10-round match in the featherweight category.
Judges Alejandro Bokser, Jorge Gorini and Jesuán Letizia saw "Impacto" Melián as the winner with cards of 94-90, 92-91 and 92-91.
The 31-year-old from Córdoba, an Olympian in London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, now has a mark of 9 victories (5 ko) and 2 defeats.
The 23-year-old Dominican, born in Santo Domingo and residing in Fort Lauderdale, United States, lost his first professional fight over 11 appearances (10 wins, 8 by knockout).
Alberto Palmetta, the Olympic boxer who sold his clothes to go to the United States, improved his English by watching “Friends” and does not stop knocking out
Ken Norton, the only heavyweight world champion in history to ever win a title match