Rising prospect Facundo “Topo” Arce pulverized former olympian Ignacio “Nacho” Perrín, by a strong technical knock out in the first round, and conquered the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol featherweight vacant title, in a highly awaited direct rematch, at the main event of an exciting boxing night last Friday night at the Federación Argentina de Box (FAB), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian.
After last September 27th, when they fought to a majority draw for this same belt after an exciting battle in Buenos Aires, the tension was in the air. But Arce, 24 years old, from Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires, #6 of the Argentinean lightweight ranking, went out fully determined and crushed 34, from Buenos Aires, former Olympic representative in Rio de Janeiro 2016, as well as former captain of the Argentinean national amateur team, current #3 of the Argentinean featherweight ranking, who was unable to do anything about it, and after two knock downs suffered the harsh ending. With the first bell, both of them went forward looking for strong impacts. But the strength and forcefulness was the key to the victory. With intelligence, “Topo” anticipated the actions and connected a resounding right cross to the jaw, which put Perrín down on the canvas. After that, surprisingly “Nacho” went forward again and Arce punished him with a powerful left cross to the cheek, to send him down for the second time. Without letting him breath, “Topo” went to finish him and took him over the ropes where he discharged a barrage of left and right crosses, hooks and uppercuts to an opponent already defeated, forcing the referee Hernán Guajardo to stop the bout, that generated the recognition of the whole audience that packed the venue.
With this result, Arce, who weighed 126 lbs., who has now a strike of ten victories -including over Martín Rocha- and two draws, and came after the draw against Perrín, conquers his first belt and and moves on to 11 victories (5 KOs), 2 losses and 2 draws. Perrín, 125.7 lbs., who after initiating his pro career with victories in Mexico, Argentina -defeating Lucas Montesino among others- and even fighting in Puerto Rico, remains in 6 victories (1 KO), 3 defeats and 1 draw.
In the co main event, in junior welterweight division, former South American and two time Latino champion, Martín “El Principito” Coggi (140 lbs. and 37-9-3-1 nc, 18 KOs), from Brandsen, Buenos Aires, defeated also former South American and two time Latino monarch Sergio “El Ruso” Gil (137.5 lbs. and 19-14-2, 13 KOs), from Santa Rosa, La Pampa, by a majority decision after six rounds, and after sending him down in the fourth. The scorecard were: Carlos Azzinnaro 57½-57½, Hugo Vainesman 58-57, and Mirta Jara 59-54.
Also, in heavyweight division, Leandro “La Bestia” Robutti (269.8 lbs. and 7-4, 5 KOs), from Buenos Aires, destroyed Esteban “Ringo” Juárez (278.4 lbs. and 4-6, 3 KOs), from Del Viso, Buenos Aires, by a strong technical knock out in the first round, after him down once and forcing referee Lucas Katalinich to stop the fight.
In junior mdiddleweight division, Mariano Sandoval (152.8 lbs. and 5-0, 3 KOs), from San Martín, Buenos Aires, crushed Víctor Jaimes (149 lbs. and 1-5), from Nogoyá, Entre Ríos, by technical knock out in the first round, after sending him to the canvas in the third chapter, generating a standing count in the fourth before referee Olga Meza stopped the bout.
In welterweight division, Yoel “El Chacal” Peralta (145.9 lbs. and 3-1, 1 KO), from Del Viso, Buenos Aires, defeated Abel Giménez (144.8 lbs. and 0-2-1), from Tristán Suárez, Buenos Aires, by a four round unanimous decision. The scorecard were: Juan Carlos Palmieri 40-36, Mirta Jara 40-36½, and Hugo Vainesman 40-37.
Finally, in junior welterweight division, Dorian “El Atrevido” Maidana (140 lbs. and 5-0, 3 KOs), from Villa Albertina, Buenos Aires, took out Alan Gauna (139.3 lbs. and 0-8-1), from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, by a strong technical knock out in the third round, after Gauna received a standing count in the first chapter, another one in the third and in the next action the referee Adrián Ayunta called it over.