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Complicated night for Latin American boxing

This July 15 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, and under the auspices of Bob Arum, three Latin American boxers climbed the s


This July 15 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, and under the auspices of Bob Arum, three Latin American boxers climbed the strings and all were defeated.

The first fallen of the night was the Mexican Pedro Salomé, who faced Floyd Díaz in the super bantamweight division. The fight was decided in the third round by way of chloroform in favor of the American.

Later, the also Aztec Jair Valtierra was defeated. In an eight-round fight against Raymond Muratalla in super lightweight, the 20-year-old boxer scored his second professional loss by unanimous decision ─three scores of 80-71.

Finally, the main fight of the night was between Puerto Rican Danielito Zorrilla and Arnold Barboza Jr. The match, agreed in the super lightweight division, was decided by the scoreboard (98-92, 97-93, 97-93) and crowned Barboza the WBO Intercontinental Champion.

Other results

Friday’s undercard featured fights between Austin Brooks and Victor Saravia, Richard Torrez and Roberto Zavala Jr., Adrian Yung and Jorge Marron Jr., and Stephen Shaw and Bernardo Marquez.

The winners of these fights were Brooks (UD), Torres (KO), Brown and Yung tied and Shaw (KO).

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