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Boricua Amanda Serrano successfully defends WBO super bantamweight title against Kiss

Boricua Amanda Serrano successfully defends WBO super bantamweight title against Kiss

Puerto Rican Amanda Serrano successfully defended her World Organization super bantamweight title for the second time today. Boxing by defeating the Hungarian Edina Kiss by technical knockout in the third round of the main event of “Champions Friday at Casino Metro Boxing Nights”.

After a somewhat quiet first round on the bill held at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, in the second, however, Serrano, known as “The Real Deal,” sent Kiss to the canvas for his first knockdown. the night.

The official referee José H. Rivera then proceeded to count the eight seconds of protection to Kiss, who decided to continue the fight.

Serrano then decided to use his left hand with force to hit Kiss’s body on at least five occasions, until the referee Rivera decided to stop the lawsuit that brought together hundreds of people in the main hall of the aforementioned hotel.

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Both fighters had met in April 2016, also on the island, winning the Puerto Rican by technical knockout in four rounds, the outcome of which Serrano hopes will be the same on Friday.

The 28-year-old Serrano improved to 33-1-1, while Kiss saw his fall to 13-5, 7 knockouts.

And, after 19 months of inactivity, Puerto Rican Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo beat Nicaraguan Orlando Rizo by technical knockout.

The first three rounds were fairly even between the two fighters.

In the fourth, Rizo suffered a cut to his right eye from Oquendo’s head butt, which aggravated his vision.

On the next lap, the 33-year-old Oquendo took advantage of Rizo’s lack of vision, punishing him with his string of blows until he knocked down his rival.

Oquendo, who with his win improved to 27-5, continued to punish Rizo with several hooks to the chin that made him jerk, but he remained on his feet until the bell rang.

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However, when the sixth round was about to start, Rizo’s corner decided not to send his pupil, ending the fight and the referee Ramón Peña raised his arm to Oquendo as a sign of victory.

The match marked Oquendo’s return to the ring, following his defeat in December 2015, when he lost a decision to Argentine Jesús Cuéllar.

For his part, Jeyvier Cintrón – the only Puerto Rican to participate in two Olympic games (London’12 and Rio’16) and made his professional debut on the island – beat experienced Chilean Guillermo Dejeas in the second round by technical knockout.

Cintron, who improved to 2-0, dominated Dejeas from start to finish, landing effective blows to the face and body, until the Puerto Rican knocked him down in the second round and referee José H. Rivera decided to stop the fight.

The card started with the victory of Robson Conceicao, the only Brazilian Olympic champion in the history of the Olympic Games (Rio’16), who dethroned Mexican Bernardo Gómez 52 seconds into the first round.

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Gómez stayed on the canvas for several minutes recovering from a strong blow he received from Conceicao in the pit of his stomach, for which he had to need help from the doctors appointed to the lawsuit.

Prior to the professional lineup, four amateur boxer fights were held as part of a plan to boost the boxing of this level on the part of the Federation of Boxing Puerto Rico fan, chaired by José «Chiky» Laureano, and the PRBBP.

The results were: Yadiel Santiago defeated Luis González, Tatiana Ortiz defeated Joselin Hernández, Ángel Marrero dominated Christian Barreto and Emangeliz Hernández defeated Lindsey Cordero.

The second edition of “Friday of Champions at Casino Metro Boxing Nights” will take place on September 1, according to the organizers. EFE

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