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Maderna Crushes Abalos in Seven in Rio Gallegos

By Nicolás Samuilov, NotiFight.com
 
Argentinean and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino super middleweight champion, unbeaten Ezequiel "El Olímpico" Maderna, defeated South American monarch and former Argentinean champ middleweight, Claudio "El Chino" Ábalos, by a seventh round technical knockout, and defended for the second time his Argentinean belt. The fight was the main event of an exciting night that took place on Friday, at Asociación Atlético Boxing Club Stadium in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina.
 
Maderna, from La Plata and a former Argentinean Olympic representative [and currently ranked WBO #8 and IBF #13], dominated Ábalos from the first bell. Much taller and more athletic, he made good use of his longer arm reach in order to connect his left jab and his fast and powerful right crosses to the chin in the first two rounds. While experienced Ábalos, from Buenos Aires, who had never been knocked out, tried to make the fight messy, the 26-year-old Maderna took his time in the third and fourth and discharged not only his strong right crosses to the jaw, but also took him to the ropes, where his continued his suffering with his left and right hooks to the body, getting Ábalos hurt.
 
In the fifth, when "El Chino" tried to get in the short distance, "El Olímpico" stopped him with his right uppercuts to the chin, and two straight right blows to the jaw. And in the sixth, with Ábalos visibly tired because of the division but also the punishment he suffered, the champ went to look for more. He connected his fast right crosses and forceful uppercut to the chin, and then took him again to the ropes where he discharged a combination of right crosses to the jaw and powerful left and right hooks to the ribs and liver, leaving his opponent visibly shocked.
 
That's why, after the bell of the seventh, Ábalos stayed on his bench and refused to go out to fight, making referee Rodolfo Stella end the bout.
 
With this result, Maderna, who weighed 167.3 pounds, remains unbeaten and retained for the second time his super middleweight Argentinean belt. He also has three defenses of his WBO Latino title - and improves his record to 19 victories (13 KOs), in the same number of fights. Ábalos, who weighed 167.5 pounds, current South American monarch and former Argentinean middleweight champ, gets stopped for the first time in his career and goes to 24-14-3, with 7 KOs.
 
In a junior middleweight bout, a former member of the Argentinean amateur team, unbeaten rising local star Adrián "Chucky" Verón (3-0, 3 KOs), scored a first round knockout over Chilean Claudio Romero (0-2-1).
 
Verón, who only had his pro debut on November 9th., and finished his third opponent in the first round with his powerful left crosses to the jaw, which followed by a strong left hook to the liver. He sent Romero to the canvas and making referee Rodolfo Stella end the fight.
 
In other results of the evening, in a junior lightweight bout experienced Ramón “El Moncho” Torres (24-10-1, 9 KOs), from Santa Cruz, defeated Ramón "El Zorro" Muñoz (10-16-4, 2 KOs), from Bahía Blanca, by a unanimous decision after six rounds.
 
Finally, in a junior featherweight bout, Sebastián Ferreyra (10-18-2, 4 KOs), from Río Negro, defeated Adrián Dimas Garzón (9-14-0-1 nc, 1 KO), from Mendoza, by a majority decision after four rounds.
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