Ecuadorian Erick Bone, after defeating the Mexican Luis Acevedo in the ring, retained the South American title of the World Boxing Council (WBC) in the 140-pound category, prime fight of the so-called Duel of Nations, held last Friday night at the Julio Cesar Hidalgo Coliseum.
Lightning, as the Ecuadorian is known, 24, lived up to his nickname and while he fought, he constantly released punches to Donitas (nickname of the Mexican). Bone after his triumph, said the fight was very hard, but many fans heralded the triumph.
The Mexican fighter had registere 10.6 pounds more than required and apparently efforts to achieve the required weight put him at a disadvantage. “It was tough. I had to go to the sauna, gym and avoid eating. Without taking credit to a great fighter as Bone, everything I did had a tough cost, “said Acevedo.
In the semi-prime fight, the Kazakh Kannat Islam won the Fedecaribe Cepter of the World Boxing Association (WBA), at 151 pounds by defeating tricolor Jorge Cheito Flores.
In the other fights, Marlon Aguas (Ecuador) knocked out Victor Coronado (Colombia), at 147 pounds, there was a tie between Eliecer Galeano (Cuba) and Stan Stanisclasse (USA), at 168 pounds, and in an Ecuadorian duel, Maria Vega won against Silvia Gonzales over an unanimous decision.