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Boxing: an Argentine fights for the welterweight world title today

The Argentine welterweight champion, Juan Hernán Leal from Buenos Aires, will fight today for the vacant title of


The Argentine welterweight champion, Juan Hernán Leal from Buenos Aires, will fight today for the vacant title of the category for the International Boxing Organization (IBO), a second-order entity, facing local Daniyar Yeleussinov in Kazakhstan.

Leal, 28, born and resides in Florencia Varela, in Greater Buenos Aires, was also a WBO Latin welterweight starter and has a record of 15 wins (4 KO) and 1 loss.

The 30-year-old Yeleussinov, born in Kayindy and resident of Miami, was an IBF intercontinental champion and has a record of 10 wins (6 KO) without draws or losses.

Another Argentine who will fight tomorrow in Europe is Emiliano Domínguez from Santa Fe, who will face former super lightweight world champion Ricky Burns at the Rainton Meadows Arena in the English city of Houghton-le-Spring.

Dominguez, 32, born and resident of Teodolina, was a super lightweight champion and has a record of 26 wins (10 KO), 9 losses and 1 draw, while Burns, 38, born in Bellshill and residing in Coatbridge, both Scottish cities, has a record of 43 wins (16 ko) and 8 contrasts.