November 30, 2020

JUAN LEAL KNOCKOUTS PINTO IN SPECTACULAR FASHION, CLAIMS WBO LATINO WELTERWEIGHT BELT IN BRAZIL

JUAN LEAL KNOCKOUTS PINTO IN SPECTACULAR FASHION, CLAIMS WBO LATINO WELTERWEIGHT BELT IN BRAZIL

JUAN LEAL KNOCKOUTS PINTO IN SPECTACULAR FASHION, CLAIMS WBO LATINO WELTERWEIGHT BELT IN BRAZIL

By Carlos Costa

Argentina 147-pounder Juan Hernán Leal of Buenos Aires was crowned tonight as the new WBO welterweight Latino champion by defeating Brazilian Fernando Pinto vía 2nd round TKO during the closed doors show held at the Coliseu Boxing Center in Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil.

The card was a huge organizational effort done by promoter Sampson Lewkowicz together with Tello Box, televised live in Latin America on TyC Sports.

Not much action was unfolding in the fight other than the more aggressive stance of the porteño Argentinian till about the 60-second mark in round 2 a crushing bomb hit the Brazilian fighter right in his ear, rocking him rough to the canvas with a dramatic delayed effect that momentarily stiffed his legs.

With much effort, still visibly very dizzy, the brave Fernando Pinto managed to stand up, but his uncoordinated state-led referee Mr. Peixoto to stop the battle at the 1:46 minute mark in chapter two.

With his victory, the 147-lbs Argentinian Juan Leal raised his record to (11-1-1, 4 KO’s) while hard-hitting Brazilian “El Cruel” Fernando Pinto came down to (8-2-1, 7 KO’s).

THE REST OF THE CARD’S RESULTS WITH NATIONALITY AND WEIGHTS ARE:

• Brazil Pedro Dos Santos (BRA – 63.5 Kilos) Decisioned (6 split) Uruguayan José Acevedo (URU – 62.7 Kg)

• Jairo Albiso (URU – 60.3 kilos) and Ykaro Silva Santos (BRA -60.1 Kg) fought to a 4 round split draw.

• Víctor Rodríguez (URU – 66.2 Kgs) won vía KO in 2 to Brazil’s Kenes Mesquita (BRA -67.4 kg)

• Brazil’s Andrés De Aragao (BRA – 55.7 kg) won by KO in 2 over compatriot Lucas De Oliveira (BRA – 57.1 kilos).

Results courtesy of Sampson Boxing and Tello Box.

Photo shows JUAN LEAL BEING PROCLAIMED WBO 147 POUND LATINO CHAMPION IN BRAZIL – SCREEN-SHOT FROM CANAL TYC SPORTS.


The author boxing writer Carlos Costa lives in Cebu and can be reached at carlos512@hotmail.com and WhatsApp +639184538152.