Bastida crushed Peralta and Córdoba dominated Coggi

South American middleweight champion, Argentinian rising prospect Lucas “El Tornado” Bastida, crushed tough Germán “El Martillo” Peralta, by a strong technical knock out in the third round, and defended for the second time his crown, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Saturday, January 16th, at the Microestadio Municipal de Hurlingham, in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian.

In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian super lightweight champion, Daniel “El Zorrito” Córdoba, dominated former South American and Latino champion Martín “El Principito” Coggi, by a wide unanimous decision after ten rounds, and defended for the first time his belt.

In an exciting clash, Bastida, 23 years old, from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, #1 of the Argentinean middleweight ranking -but a natural super welterweight-, took his time against the harsh Peralta, 30, from Buenos Aires, #8 of the Argentinean middleweight ranking, until he devastated him in an overwhelming way. After two rather even rounds, with the champion being more effective, in the third one would come the definition. With both fighters going forward to the short distance, “El Tornado” anticipated his opponent’s attack and discharged a powerful right cross to the cheek of Peralta, who went down heavily to the canvas. Still visibly hurt, “El Martillo” was able to get up, but only to delay the inevitable. Without giving him time to breath, Bastida took him against a corner and unleashed a barrage of endless hooks to the ribs and crosses to the face, until the referee Lucas Katalinich got in between and stop the bout when only 1′:06″ of the chapter had passed, and generated the champion’s celebration.

With this result, Bastida, who weighed 158 lbs., who defeating every opponent in his country -only losing after a cut- including Nicolás Verón, Sergio Paysse, Cristian Zárate, Dominican Félix Vargas, and Ezequiel Romero, defended for the second time the title he conquered after annihilating Gonzalo Chaparro in less than one round on January 11th in Mar del Plata, and came after dominating Marcelo Bzowski, defended on December 11th devastating Sergio López in one round in Garín, Buenos Aires, moves on to 16 victories (9 KOs) and 1 loss. Peralta, 159.3 lbs., who has beaten important names such as Marcelo Farías, Tomás Reynoso, has a draw with Dominican Henrri Polanco, and lost by decision to Jonathan Sánchez and Marcelo Cóceres, as well as unbeaten Russians Sergei Shigashev and Timur Kerefov, came after crushing Cristian Ríos in one chapter, remains in 8 victories (1 KOs), 8 defeats and 5 draws.

In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian super lightweight champion, Daniel “El Zorrito” Córdoba (138.3 lbs. and 13-6-0-2 nc, 2 KOs), dominated former South American and Latino champion Martín “El Principito” Coggi (138.1 lbs. and 37-10-3-1 nc, 18 KOs), by a wide unanimous decision after ten rounds, and defended for the first time his belt. The scorecard were: Jesuan Letizia 100-90, Alejandro Bokser 98-92, and Ángel Gorreri 100-90.

With his speed, Córdoba, 26 years old, Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires, controlled Coggi, 37, from Brandsen, Buenos Aires, #9 of the Argentinean super lightweight ranking, former South American super lightweight and World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino super lightweight champion as well as WBC Latino interim welterweight monarch, who was unable to do anything about it. With fast movements and an excellent footwork, “El Zorrito” went from the mid distance to the short and combined his right jabs and left crosses to the face. As the rounds went by, differences grew bigger. More confortable and at ease, the champion impacted precise right and left barrages to the head and body of “El Principito”, who was only able to connect his left cross clear to the jaw in the eight round. And in the final rounds, everything was under control of Córdoba, who never reduced his speed and effectivenss and defended for the first time his title.

Beyond the main fights, a heated completed the night. In cruiserweight division, unbeaten prospect Ezequiel “El León” Acosta (181.2 lbs. and 5-0, 4 KOs), from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, destroyed Sergio “El Chatito” Córdoba (183.9 lbs. and 7-11, 3 KOs), from Córdoba, by a strong technical knock out in the first round, after causing Córdoba a standing count and then sending him to the canvas twice, so the referee Daniel Bogado stopped the actions at only 2′:58″ of initiating the bout.

Finally, in super batamweight division, Germán “Crack” López (120.3 lbs. and 3-2), from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, defeated Matías “El Huracán” Leguizamón (121.8 lbs. and 0-3), from General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires, by a four rounds majority decision, and despite López was deducted one point in the second chapter. The scorecard were: Alejandro Bokser 38-38, Jesuan Letizia 38-37, y Ángel Gorreri 38-37.