Corrales and Moreno won at the KO Drugs Festival 

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Corrales and Moreno won at the KO Drugs Festival 
Corrales and Moreno won at the KO Drugs Festival

The 37th edition of the World Boxing Association (WBA) “KO Drugs” Festival ended this Saturday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama. Jezreel Corrales dominated Miguel Madueño in his lightweight eliminator fight, while Anselmo Moreno also got a great victory over Gustavo Piña to be the protagonists of the night. 

The evening was well attended and was attended by WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, in addition to great personalities of Panamanian boxing and former President Ricardo Martinelli, a great lover of the sport.

Corrales showed his best version and left his Mexican opponent with no options to win the 135 lbs. eliminator in a wide unanimous decision.

Moreno, meanwhile, got a technical knockout against Piña to retain his Fedelatin featherweight crown in a good performance for the veteran.

Another outstanding fight was that of Venezuelan Johan Gonzalez, who won the NABA super welterweight championship with a knockout over Azerbaijan’s Elvin Ganbarov in the fifth round.

Panama’s Felix Montenegro surprised Cuba’s Leosdan Nunez and defeated him by majority decision to win the Continental Americas super flyweight title, while Venezuela’s Liborio Solis survived a knockdown in the early part of his bout against Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez to win by unanimous decision and retain his Fedelatin bantamweight belt. 

On the other hand, Colombian prospect John Lennon Gutierrez won a close majority decision against Panamanian John Valencia in a six round bout. 

Panama had a great day and the WBA is grateful for having hosted the KO a las Drogas once again and for continuing to work for boxing.




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