Argentine Alberto Palmita defended his international welterweight title in the World Boxing Association, defeating Mexican Jose Herrera by knockout in the second round of the match, which was held at the small stadium of Antonio Rotelli for Lanos club, in Greater Buenos Aires.
Palmita, Olympic in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and sixth in the World Basketball Association rankings, returned to Argentina after eight wins abroad, seven of which were in the United States, and he did so with authority against a rival who collapsed with the left-handed crusader.
The 30-year-old Argentine, born in San Isidro, record holder of 16 wins (12 KO) and one loss, won the WBA welterweight title on August 15 when he technically knocked out American Tre’Sean Wiggins in six rounds at Daytona Beach .
In the joint main event, Fedebol WBA Super bantamweight champion, former Argentine and two-time Olympic champion Alberto Milian, who has yet to be defeated by Dominican Frency Fortunato Saya, won by points in a unanimous decision, in a 10-round match in the featherweight category.
Referees Alejandro Boxer, Jorge Guerini and Jesuan Letizia saw “Impacto” as the winner with cards from 94-90, 92-91 and 92-91.
The 31-year-old from Córdoba, Olympic in London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, now has a score of 9 wins (5 Ku) and 2 defeats.
The 23-year-old Dominicans, born in Santo Domingo and a resident of Fort Lauderdale, USA, lost his first professional battle in 11 matches (10 wins, 8 by knockout). (Telam)