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Bolivian boxer loses by technical knockout in South American title fight in Argentina


Luis Enrique Rivero could not achieve his goal in Argentina. The Bolivian boxer lost on Friday the fight against Lucas Bastida from Mar del Plata, who revalidated his South American title in the middleweight category (up to 72 kg) of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

The fight was televised live on the international network of TyC Sport and was held at the Malvinas Argentina Coliseum in Buenos Aires with a large public attendance.

Rivero endured the first round well against a better prepared and forceful opponent. The second was complicated for the boxer from Santa Cruz, who at 52 seconds received a hard blow to the chin, which caused him to lose the fight by technical knockout.

It was the first to lose after nine fights in his professional career. In the previous tHe had won all of them by knockout.

Luis Enrique Rivero could not achieve his goal in Argentina. The Bolivian boxer lost on Friday the fight against Lucas Bastida from Mar del Plata, who revalidated his South American title in the middleweight category (up to 72 kg) of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

The fight was televised live on the international network of TyC Sport and was held at the Malvinas Argentina Coliseum in Buenos Aires with a large public attendance.

Rivero endured the first round well against a better prepared and forceful opponent. The second was complicated for the boxer from Santa Cruz, who at 52 seconds received a hard blow to the chin, which caused him to lose the fight by technical knockout.

It was the first to lose after nine fights in his professional career. In the previous tHe had won all of them by knockout.

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