Alberto Palmetta Decisions Bocachica and Leo Beats Polanco
Prospect Alberto Palmetta (19-2, 13KO) did a good job of applying effective pressure en route to scoring a big victory over Janelson Bocachica (17-2-1, 11KO). After witnessing an all-out war in the co-main event, this fight started slow but picked up toward the end.
Bocachica made things hard by circling in the wrong direction and was getting caught by the straight left hand, but he did a decent job of fighting tall and landed the more eye-catching shots early.
Palmetta made it a point to return fire after getting hit by hard right hands and a flurry of body shots. The Argentinian took advantage of his opponent’s over-aggression by landing good body shots followed by counter-check right hooks.
This fight was getting hard to call as Bocachica would control the early portions of the rounds, before allowing Palmetta to steal the closing seconds, which can pursuade the judges.
When the final bell sounded, one judge scored it 97-93, as two judges had it 96-94 in favor of Palmetta. 3kingsboxing had it a draw (95-95), but is okay with the decision.
ANGELO LEO PROVES TOO MUCH FOR NICOLAS POLANCO
In an exciting featherweight showdown, former WBO super bantamweight champion Angel “El Chinito” Leo (22-2, 9KO) beat down the body of Nicolas Polanco (20-4-1, 11KO).
There was no feeling-out process in this fight as both men started out fighting in a phonebooth and landing bombs on the other man.
El Chinito showed no ring rust, after being out of the ring for two years. He applied a relentless body attack, forcing Polanco into the ropes before landing rapid-fire hooks and uppercuts.
Despite receiving tremendous shots to the body, La Pantera fought back by landing solid right hands. Yet, he had a hard time getting Leo to take a step back.
As the fight continued, Leo didn’t let up and was up in Polanco’s chest, landing bombs. He used different punch variations that kept the Dominican off balance.
The former world champion went right-hand crazy when realizing Polanco couldn’t defend with the left hand. After consulting with the doctor in round nine, the referee stopped the fight, claiming an injured shoulder by La Pantera.