Cóceres dominated Papeschi and Baldor drilled Gusmán

Multiple Latino champion and former world title challenger, Argentinean star Marcelo “El Terrible” Cóceres, dominated former  South American champion, countryman Sebastián “La Promesa” Papeschi, by unanimous decision after ten rounds, and conquered the Argentinian super middleweight interim title, at the main event of an exciting boxing night last Friday, November 13th, at the Club Atlético, Social y Deportivo Camioneros, in Luis Guillón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian.

Cóceres-Papeschi was another fight co promoted with Sampson Boxing, of Sampson Lewkowicz, in a new example of both companies initiative of facing the best against the best.

In the co main event of the evening, in a rematch, Argentinian and South American bantamweight champion, rising prospect Luciano “Yiyo” Baldor, dominated Héctor “El Duende” Gusmán, by a wide unanimous decision after ten rounds, and conquered the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol bantamweight vacant title.

This was be the second event of the awaited return of boxing on Argentinian soil since the irruption of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and was in charge of the same company that promoted the first show of the return, on October 30th at the same venue, as well as the last boxing show in the country pre pandemic, on March 13th in Buenos Aires. It was another show behind closed doors for the public, with the strictest security controls following the health protocols issued by national and municipal health authorities, as well as the Argentinian Boxing Federation.

In an action packed fight, Cóceres, 29 years old, from Villaguay, Entre Ríos, #5 of the Argentinean middleweight ranking, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Latino super welterweight champion, World Boxing Council (WBC) Latino, World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino and World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol middleweight champion, used all of his skills to outbox and surpass the brave Papeschi, 29, from Luján, Buenos Aires, #1 of the Argentinean super middleweight ranking, former South American super middleweight champion. Always in control of the ring, with fast and correct footwork, and in particular with his impact accuracy, in the way of sharp left jabs and barrages of crosses and hooks to the head, “El Terrible” justified his victory. Even in the second round, he was close to finish the bout when he landed a devastating left cross to the cheekbone of Papeschi, who went heavily down to the canvas. Although “La Promesa” went forward and connected some left crosses, he was visibly dominated by the fast movements and hard hitting precision of the former world title challenger. Cóceres made a huge difference landing the best and most powerful punches of the fight, to secure a well diserved victory and a new belt.

The scorecard expressed less difference than the one shown on the ring, as they were announced: Jorge Gorini 97½-94, Javier Geido 96-95, and Alejandro Bokser 97-92, all for Cóceres.

With this result, Cóceres, who weighed 162.1 lbs., who defeated every opponent in his country including Sergio Sanders, Brazilians Adonisio Reges and Claudinei Lacerda, Mateo Verón, César Vélez, Sebastián Luján, Cristian Zárate, Brazilians Davi Eliasquevici and Carmelito De Jesús, and Germán Peralta, and came after November 9th when he was stopped after a war by British Billy Joe Saunders in the eleventh round for the WBO world super middleweight title in Los Angeles, California, moves on to 29 victories (15 KOs), 1 loss and 1 draw. Papeschi, 164.6 lbs., who has beat countrymen Hugo Quiroz, Francisco Torres, Tomás Reysono, Cristian Ríos, and after losing against Cuban William Scull, on December 28th beat Ríos in the rematch, remains in 15 victories (6 KOs) and 3 defeats.

In the co main event, in a rematch Argentinian and South American bantamweight champion, rising prospect Luciano “Yiyo” Baldor (117.1 lbs. and 16-2, 1 KO), dominated Héctor “El Duende” Gusmán (117.3 lbs. and 15-7, 9 KOs), by a wide unanimous decision after ten rounds, and conquered the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol bantamweight vacant title, after Baldor got the victory on June 7th, 2019, by unanimous decision after six chapters in Cutral Có, Neuquén.

The scorecard were: Javier Geido 100-89, Jorge Gorini 100-89, and Alejandro Bokser 100-89. Gusmán was deducted one point in the tenth round due to his consecutive fauls with his head, by the referee Lucas Katalinich.

With his amazing height of 5′ 11½″, Baldor, 25 years old, from Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, was in absolute control of every passage of the fight. With his long left jab followed by his right cross to the chin, he connected as much as he aimed. Although Gusmán, 33, from Santiago del Estero but based in Barrio Raffo, Buenos Aires, tryed to use his legs to move sideways and to shorten the distance, he constantly received the long and sharp impacts of the towering prospect, who also added his firm combinations of left and right crosses, hooks and uppercuts to the face. As rounds went by, Baldor’s advantage grew bigger and bigger. And even more in the tenth chapter, when the deduction came, it served to sentence a wide and well diserved triumph for “Yiyo”, who obtained his third title.

Beyond the main fights, a heated card completed the night. In super welterweight division, South American middleweight champion, rising prospect Lucas “El Tornado” Bastida (153.6 lbs. and 14-1, 7 KOs), from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, outboxed Marcelo “El Loco” Bzowski (155.3 lbs. and 11-13-3), from Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, by unanimous decision after six rounds. The scorecard were: Alejandro Bokser 58-56, Javier Geido 59-55½, and Jorge Gorini 59½-56.

In another great attraction of the evening, and another rematch, in super flyweight division, Argentinian flyweight champion, Junior “El Demonio” Zárate (114.8 lbs. and 14-2, 5 KOs), from Ibarreta, Formosa, defeated Abel “El Pumita” Silva (114.2 lbs. and 5-6-3, 3 KOs), from Chaco, by unanimous decision after eight rounds, after Zárate won on September 21st, 2018, also by unanimous decision after eight chapters in Quilmes, Buenos Aires. The scorecard were: Javier Geido 77-76½, Jorge Gorini 78½-75½, and Alejandro Bokser 77½-75½.

Finally, in super flyweight division, Débora “Polvorita” Gómez (114.4 lbs. and 6-4-1), from José León Suárez, Buenos Aires, beat María Sol Baumstarh (112.1 lbs. and 2-3-1, 1 KO), from Brandsen, Buenos Aires, by split decision after four rounds. The scorecard were: Alejandro Bokser 39½-37½, and Jorge Gorini 39½-37½, both for Gómez, and Javier Geido 39-37½ for Baumstarh.