ANDhe ilicitano Juanfe Gmez (13-0, 2 KO) has been proclaimed the new European Union super featherweight champion by snatching the belt from the Ita
ANDhe ilicitano Juanfe Gmez (13-0, 2 KO) has been proclaimed the new European Union super featherweight champion by snatching the belt from the Italian Nicola Henchiri (10-5-2, 0 KO), defeating him on points unanimously, at the Palahockey in the Italian town of Reggio nell’Emilia.
The Spaniard has been superior from the first moment with a better technique than the rough one already ex-champion.
Gmez started the fight aggressively and constantly exposed the local and was able to knock him out in the third round. After a rest round, Gmez put pressure on Henchiri again, although he could not finish the fight after the local grabs and his survival exercise.
For this reason, Juanfe Gmez decided to fight from behind, against, where he continued to be superior but was moving away from the KO, something that the Spaniard could achieve if he had proposed it. In the tenth round, the Elche fighter lost a point by low blow, but the toe was better later and with another blow to the body sent the champion to the canvas, in the only fall of the fight, from which Henchiri was able to recover.
The last rounds continued to be for the Valencian with a better boxing and leaving a good image.
The judges have scored 119-107, 119-108 and 118-108, giving the new champion two judges every round.
The belt of the European Union It is an intermediate title that places the winner at number five on the European lists, which greatly increases the options for contesting the European championship, the coveted trophy.
Open interesting perspectives For the former champion of Spain, to wait for an opportunity for said title of Europe in 2022.