Rising prospect Antonio “Carbón” Pérez defeated two time regional champion Facundo “Topo” Arce, by majority decision after ten rounds, and dethroned him from the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedebol lightweight title, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Thursday, July 8th, at the Club Atlético, Social y Deportivo Camioneros, in Luis Guillón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian, televised live on TyC Sports.
In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian lightweight champion, Yamila Abellaneda, dominated Karen Alaniz, by majority decision after ten rounds, and defended for the third time her belt, in a rematch.
In an exciting fight, Pérez (9-1, 2 KOs), 24 years old, from Aguaray, Salta, based in Buenos Aires, had to struggle to defeat the tough Arce (13-4-2, 6 KOs), 25, from Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires, former WBA Fedebol featherweight champion. In a very even an action packed bout, both exchanged strong barrages of punches, and with it, the control of the fight. Although Arce had a better start, Pérez (133.6 lbs.) took over in the mid part, but the end belonged to Arce (133.1 lbs.). After the final bell, both fighters claimed they had won what was a terrific clash, which awaits for its rematch.
The scorecards showed how even the fight was, as they were read: Jorge Gorini 95-95, Javier Geido 96-94, and Alejandro Bokser 96-94, both for Pérez.
ABELLANEDA DOMINATED ALANIZ IN ANOTHER BATTLE
In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian lightweight champion, Yamila Abellaneda (133.7 lbs. and 12-4-1, 3 KOs), dominated Karen Alaniz (131.8 lbs. and 5-5-1, 1 KO), by majority decision after ten rounds, and defended for the third time her belt, in a rematch after Abellaneda won ten-round unanimous decision on December 19th to defend her title.
The scorecards were: Javier Geido 95-95, Jorge Gorini 98-92, and Alejandro Bokser 98-92, both for Abellaneda.
Abellaneda, 27, from Pocitos, San Juan, based in Buenos Aires, who has only lost against big names such as Brazilians Rosa Volante, Adriana Dos Santos, Canadian Marie Eve Dicaire and Swedish Patricia Berghult, defended for the third time the title she conquered on February 21st, 2020, when she dominated Pamela Benavidez by unanimous decision, and retained over Karen Alaniz and on April 2nd in a draw with Paola Benavidez.
ANAHÍ LÓPEZ-RUIZ CONTINUES SHINING
Beyond the main fight, a heated card completed the night. World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight champion, unbeaten star Anahí “La Indiecita” López (112.9 lbs. and 19-0-1, 1 KO), dominated Lucía Ruiz (112.7 lbs. and 2-5), by a wide unanimous decision after six rounds, in a bout in super flyweight.
The scorecards were: Javier Geido 60-54, Carlos Villegas 59-55, and Marcos Barbero 60-54.
Now, the talented López, 26, from Junín, Buenos Aires, will prepared for another world title defense, in the near future.
Finally, in junior flyweight division, former Argentinian national team Oriana Sánchez (107.1 lbs. and 1-1), from Buenos Aires, defeated debutant Claudia Landaida (104.1 lbs. and 0-1), from Buenos Aires, by unanimous decision after four rounds. The scorecards were: Carlos Villegas 40-36, Alejandro Bokser 39½-37, y Marcos Barbero 40-36.