The Puerto Rico Hurricanes (3-4), surprised all the predictions and defeated the USA Knockouts (5-2) last night when they won the undercard of the seventh week, 3-2, of the World Series of Boxing (WSB for its acronym). in English). It was held with the massive support of the public at the Pedrín Zorrilla coliseum in San Juan.
As soon as the poster started, Puerto Rico celebrated its first victory when the bronze medalist of the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014, Anthony Chacón (1-1) dominated at 1:13 minute of the fourth round Miguel Hernández (1-3 ) through a technical knockout at 46-49Kg. Hernández was removed by the doctor on duty due to a bleeding cut in his right eye.
Then Garibaldy Gómez (1-3) fell to number one in the WSB ranking in the 56Kg category, Francisco Martínez (0-4) of Mexican descent and a native of Dallas. Followed in the 64Kg division by the Golden Belt of the Junior Continental Championship, Quito 2014, Jan Rivera (2-2) was victorious when he deciphered Irby Tyrek (0-3). The Viequense won the favor of the judges with a unanimous decision. For his part, Jean Alicea (0-2) from Caguas lost a unanimous decision to Anthony Campbell (1-3) in the 75Kg.
When the time came for the 91Kg category, the Puerto Rico Hurricanes were “against the wall”, because they necessarily needed to win that fight to be able to win the card. Immediately the reinforcement of Puerto Rico the Swede Gabriel Richards (1-1), got on the canvas and showed his improved boxing skills, managing to dominate his opponent on duty Joshua Temple (2-2) from the beginning. The American visited the canvas in the third round, and was able to recover although he lost by unanimous decision.
Thus the ranking of group B of the WSB 2015 looks now with Kazakhstan (7-0) as the undefeated leader, followed by the United States (5-2), Italy (3-3-1), Puerto Rico (4-3) , Azerbaijan (3-3), Venezuela (3-4), Poland (1-6), and Argentina (0-5-1).
This weekend culminates the first half of the WSB 2015 season, this after the 16 teams registered (8 in group A and 8 in group B) have each participated in 7 of the 14 cards they have in agenda for this year. In total there are 520 active boxers, of whom 16 were medalists at the 2012 London Olympics, and 29 at the 2013 World Championships, Almaty.
The next match for the Puerto Rico Hurricanes is Saturday, March 7 when they visit the Rafako Hussars of Poland.