Acevedo-De León and Pérez-Sequeira on weight for great show

Argentinian boxing continues with an action packed night, including explosive fights, important champions and promising prospects brought by Argentina Boxing Promotions on TyC Sports. Argentinian and South American lightweight champion, undefeated rising prospect José “Chinito” Acevedo, will face tough Nicolás “El Titán” De León, trying to defend for the third time his Argentinian crown, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Friday, February 26th, at the Microestadio Municipal de Hurlingham, in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian, which will be televised live on TyC Sports, to Argentina, the United States and the whole continent, at 9:30 p.m. Argentina, 7:30 p.m. USA (ET). TyC Sports Play will air at 7 p.m. Argentina, 5 p.m. USA (ET).

In the co main event of the evening, World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol light heavyweight champion, Hernán “El Picante” Pérez, will face former Argentinian and Latino champion, experienced Walter “El Yacaré” Sequeira, trying to conquer the South American light heavyweight vacant title.

On Thursday afternoon, all of the participants were tested for the Coronavirus COVID-19, in a strict control that took place at the Argentinian Boxing Federation, and all of the results turned out negative, leaving everyone ready to fight. After that, it was time for the weigh in ceremony.

In what is expected to be an action packed fight, Acevedo (13-0-1, 8 KOs), 26 years old, from Añatuya, Santiago del Estero, based in San Francisco, Córdoba, former World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino Silver super lightweight champion, will look to shine again. After beating every fighter only with a draw against Facundo Arce, he has knocked out his last six opponents, initiating with Miguel Acosta -for the WBC Latino belt-, and Joel Arena, will try to defend for the third time the national title he conquered on April 27th, 2019, when he dethroned Javier Clavero stopping him in the ninth round, and after crushing Jorge Quiroga, he retained drilling Saúl Huenchul in the seventh and Matías Montesino in the second, fight in which he also obtained the South American crown, on December 7th, 2019, in San Francisco. Now he will face De León (12-3, 3 KOs), 25, from Junín, Buenos Aires, # 5 of the Argentinean lightweight ranking, who has won his last eight bouts, beating names like Jonathan Sosa -twice-, and Paraguayan Javier Cabrera Vázquez, and comes after December 6th, 2019, when he destroyed previoulsy unbeaten Federico Coronel in one chapter in Junín.

Both fighters made the weight on the scales, leaving everything ready for their bout. Acevedo weighed 134.9 lbs., and De León weighed 134.7 lbs.


In the co main event of the evening, WBA Fedebol light heavyweight champion, Hernán “El Picante” Pérez (6-3, 2 KOs), will face former Argentinian and Latino champion, experienced Walter “El Yacaré” Sequeira (23-7, 15 KOs), trying to conquer the South American light heavyweight vacant title.

Pérez weighed 171 lbs., and Sequeira weighed 174.8 lbs.

Pérez, 31 years old, from José Mármol, Buenos Aires, #6 of the Argentinian super middleweight ranking, who after beating Gonzalo Andreasen and Gustavo Domínguez Chamorro, and losing to Matías Lovera and Canadian Lexson Mathieu in Canada, on January 8th scored a major upset when he defeated previously unbeaten prospect Matías Lovera by unanimous decison in the rematch to conquer the WBA Fedebol title. Now he will take on Sequeira, 33, from Mercedes, Buenos Aires, #5 of the Argentinian light heavyweight lists, former Argentinian and Latino monarch, who has defeated names like Darío Balmaceda, Gastón Soria, Elio Trosch -twice-, Colombian Evert Bravo, Martín Ríos, Gastón Vega and Facundo Galovar, only losing to Avni Yildirim, Ezequiel Maderna, Anthony Yarde, Kevin Lele Sadjo, and after beating Esteban López was stopped by prospect Braian Suárez on February 29th.


Beyond the main fights, a heated card has been prepared to complete the night. Undefeated prospect Emmanuel “GES” Schramm (8-0-1, 5 KOs), from Moreno, Buenos Aires, will face Matías Díaz (8-5-1, 1 KO), from Lobos, Buenos Aires, in a bout in welterweight division, scheduled to six rounds.

Schramm weighed 147 lbs., and Díaz weighed 146.8 lbs.

In another attraction of the evening, in super lightweight division, Gerardo “Carbón” Pérez (5-1, 1 KO), from Aguaray, Salta, takes on Sergio “Coco” Quintana (3-4), from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to six rounds.

Pérez weighed 135.3 lbs., and Quintana weighed 139.3 lbs.

Also, in super bantamweight division, Maximiliano Maidana (5-0, 2 KOs), from Buenos Aires, faces Jorge Acosta (1-3-1), from Ituzaingó, Corrientes, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.

Maidana weighed 121 lbs., and Acosta weighed 119.2 lbs.

Finally, in welterweight division, Leandro “Huracán” Fonseca (3-0-1, 1 KO), from Buenos Aires, takes on debutante Juan Balbuena, from Chascomús, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.

Fonseca weighed 146.4 lbs., and Balbuena weighed 143.6 lbs.