Unbeaten heavy puncher Matías “Monzon” Lovera destroyed tough slugger Juan “Chespi” Rizo Patrón, by a strong technical knock out in the second round, and conquered the Argentinean super middleweight vacant title, at the main event of an exciting boxing night last Friday night at the Club Sportivo Barracas, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian.
In an action packed fight, Lovera, 23 years old, from Goya, Corrientes, via San Miguel, Buenos Aires, current # 1 of the Argentinean super middleweight ranking, made perfect use of his long reach and tremendous power and devastated Rizo Patrón, 26, from Quitilipi, Chaco, former Argentinean national team, # 5 of the Argentinean super middleweight ranking, who ended in a bad way. After the initial bell, “Monzon” quickly put pressure with his long right jabs followed by continuous left crosses to the head. When “Chespi” was responding in the second chapter, and even managing to connect his right crosses, Lovera impacted a poweful left uppercut to the chin of an opponent who went directly to the canvas, visibly hurt. After getting up, the pain would be worse. Because conscious of his advantage, Lovera went for the definition and punished him as much as he wanted, discharging a barrage of punches to the head, ending with a devastating left cross to the jaw, that sent the finished Rizo Patrón down, making referee Gustavo Tomas stop the bout, that generated the recognition of the whole audience that packed the venue.
With this result, Lovera, who weighed 168 lbs., who defeated every opponent such as José Yana, Hernán Pérez and Emiliano Vivas, and came after destroying experienced Jorge Caraballo by a strong technical knock out in the second round on May 11th in Buenos Aires, conquers his first belt, and moves on to 14 victories (11 KOs) and 1 draw. Rizo Patrón, 164.6 lbs., who after beating Damián García and Gustavo Domínguez Chamorro, lost against Hugo Quiroz and unbeaten Chiliean Julio Álamos, but came after crushing Daniel Coronel in one chapter on September 13th in Quitilipi, remains in 9 victories (8 KOs) and 3 losses.
In the co main event, in junior middleweight division, rising prospect Lucas “El Tornado” Bastida (154 lbs. and 12-1, 6 KOs), from Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, chrushed former Latino champion Ezequiel “Herradura” Romero (152.8 lbs. and 11-10-1, 5 KOs), from Villa Alsina, Buenos Aires, by a strong technical knock out in the first round, after sending him down three times in less than two minutes, making referee Antonio Zaragoza stop the bout.
Also, in a rematch in junior middleweight division, former Latino champion Gabriel “Pitbull” Ledesma (153.6 lbs. and 12-3-1, 6 KOs), from Escobar, Buenos Aires, and Daniel “Cainchi” Aquino (152.4 lbs. and 18-6-1, 13 KOs), from Paraná, Entre Ríos, fought to a draw, by a majority decision after six rounds, after two previous battles won by Ledesma, by technical knock out in the eighth round on October 7th, 2017, and by technical knock out in the fifth on January 6th, 2018. The scorecard were: Héctor Miguel 59-56 for Ledesma, Edgardo Codutti 57-57, and Alejandro Bokser 57½-57½.
In junior bantamweight division, Argentinean and South American flyweight champion, unbeaten Anahí “La Indiecita” López (113 lbs. and 15-0-1, 1 KO), from Junín, Buenos Aires, dominated Natalia “El Huracán” Alderete (115 lbs. and 3-3, 1 KO), from San Miguel de Tucumán, by a wide unanimous decision after six rounds. The scorecard were: Edgardo Codutti 59-55, Carlos Azzinnaro 60-54, and Héctor Miguel 60-54.
In junior middleweight division, Mariano Sandoval (149.9 lbs. and 4-0, 2 KOs), from San Martín, Buenos Aires, destroyed Juan “Látigo” Coronel (148.4 lbs. and 0-2), from Las Breñas, Chaco, by a strong technical knock out in the first round, after sending him down once, and when he was punishing him Coronel’s corner threw the towel.
Finally, in lightweight division, Alexis “Picante” Broggi (130.9 lbs. and 2-0), from Bragado, Buenos Aires, beat Juan “Gringo” Jofré (131 lbs. and 0-3), from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, by a wide unanimous decision after four rounds, and after sending him down in the third. The scorecard were: Carlos Azzinnaro 39½-36, Héctor Miguel 40-35, and Alejandro Bokser 39-37.