Puerto Rican boxer Juan Carlos “El Indio” Camacho, Jr. defeated Mexican Fernando “Leoncito” Díaz by unanimous decision to win the World Boxing Coun
Puerto Rican boxer Juan Carlos “El Indio” Camacho, Jr. defeated Mexican Fernando “Leoncito” Díaz by unanimous decision to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) NABF belt, 115-pound version.
The fight was the highlight of the card presented by PROBOX TV in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment on Friday night at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan. The show featured nine bouts.
The start was difficult for Camacho, Jr. as Diaz effectively worked from a distance. As the rounds went by, the Puerto Rican looked more comfortable, elusive and faster as he used his movements to avoid the pressure of the Mexican.
Camacho, Jr. frustrated Diaz with wingers and timely connected to the body as his opponent missed the target. In the final round, Diaz came out to try to turn the fight around, but Camacho, Jr. stuck to the punch-and-move plan to seal the win.
“I feel extremely happy and grateful for this opportunity and ready for the next. I felt good, trusting in my work team, in what was done in the gym. Let’s go for it,” said Camacho, Jr.
Meanwhile, in the semi-main event, Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago defeated José “Chiquiro” Martínez by split decision in a competitive duel.
Buitrago knocked down Martinez in the first round, but from the second, the Puerto Rican operated from a distance and neutralized the Nicaraguan. Buitrago insisted on his attack using combinations and closed the fight strong to take the verdict of the judges.
In other results, Addiel Pérez scored a close decision over his compatriot Ángel Rosado.
Pedro “Pedrito” Márquez knocked out Colombian Wilner Soto in four rounds (Victor Planas / Miguel Cotto Promotions)
Pedro “Pedrito” Márquez knocked out Colombian Wilner Soto in four rounds. Marquez came out on top with solid shots from the opening bell, showing superior punching ability and skill.
The Puerto Rican was putting a suffocating pressure that made his rival double, forcing the referee to end the hostilities.
“I feel extremely good about representing my island, in front of my people in San Juan and in my first PROBOX TV event in Puerto Rico. I wanted to give the public a good meal, but the rival stayed. We used ourselves, we tightened round by round and our opponent’s performance dropped”, said Márquez.
Salinense Jan Paul Rivera defeated Felix Sosa by decision. Harold Laguna gave an excellent showing by beating Carlos Matos by decision. In the preliminary action, Joseph Williams knocked out Jermin King in the first round, Karlos Rodríguez knocked out Devon Lira in the second and Carolina native Alex Ramos defeated Terril Rivera by technical knockout.