Alberto Puello won the Honorable Mention of the month of August by the World Boxing Association (WBA) thanks to his great victory over Batyr Akhmedov in Hollywood, Florida.
The Dominican had a great fight against a strong opponent who kept a frantic pace throughout the fight. Puello had to appeal to his reach and his movements on the ring to avoid the attacks of the Uzbek and score points in a very complicated fight.
The key for the southpaw was to keep Akhmedov away, use his jab and his combinations well to win 117-111, 113-115 and 117-111.
Puello remains undefeated in his career and is now the WBA 140 lbs. world champion, which puts him in the elite of world boxing.