Yamil Peralta claims WBC International belt
Argentine Yamil Peralta (14-1, 7KO) defeated Brazilian Fabio Maldonado (28-6, 27KO), via a technical knockout in the third round, to obtain the vacant international cruiserweight title of the World Boxing Council, at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium of the Lagomarsino Municipal Club, Argentina.
31-year-old Peralta was at the forefront of the fight from the beginning, controlling the distance and attacking his opponent effectively.
In the third round, Buenos Aires boxer Peralta hurt the Brazilian with his left hand and he staggered, but stayed on his feet. To end the fight, he cornered him against the ropes and hit him with a powerful combination, to send him to the canvas, so the Referee intervened to save him and it was victory for Peralta.
Peralta's sole career defeat was a narrow split decision loss to Ryan Rozicki, which was so shrouded in controversy over the result that an investigations was launched read more…