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Alberto Palmetta's devastating cross to beat Mexican José Herrera by knockout

2021-03-28T12:52:36.104Z

In his first defense, the Argentine retained his international WBA welterweight title after winning on the fast track in the second round.



03/28/2021 9:35 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • sports

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

Mexican

José Herrera

with an

impressive

second round

knockout

.

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

collapsed

with a left crusader .

PALMETTA KO 🇦🇷!

💪💪💪


This is how Beto defeated Mexican Jesús Herrera by KO in the second round!


TREMENDA Payne Boxing Series III #BoxeoDePrimera pic.twitter.com/p2yNGm2nmJ

- TyC Sports (@TyCSports) March 28, 2021

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

Tre

by TKO in six rounds.

Sean Wiggins

at an evening held in Daytona Beach.

In the co-main event, Fedebol WBA super bantamweight champion, former Argentine champion and two-time Olympian

Alberto Melián

beat

hitherto undefeated Dominican

Frency Fortunato Saya

by points in a

unanimous decision

, 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).

Source: Télam

Look also

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

Source: clarin

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