Maestre defeated Fox and is the new WBA Interim Champion

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Maestre defeated Fox and is the new WBA Interim Champion
Maestre defeated Fox and is the new WBA Interim Champion

Gabriel Maestre defeated Mykal Fox by unanimous decision this Saturday at Armory, Minneapolis, and became the new Interim Welterweight Champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA).

The two-time Olympian scored 114-113, 115-112, and 117-110 on the judges’ cards in a bout in which he had to rebound from an early knockdown to win.

Maestre encountered an extremely difficult opponent in Fox, who took advantage of his height to keep the Venezuelan at a distance. In the second round, he counterattacked with a straight left that sent Maestre to the canvas.

Maestre got up and began to incessantly attack Fox. The fight was developed with the Venezuelan going to the front and Fox walking the ring. Maestre tried to deploy his attack from mid distance and was able to land some good punches, but when he entered close distance, Fox chose to clinch.

Maestre improved his undefeated record to 4 wins, with 3 KOs, while Fox now has 22 wins, 3 losses, and 5 KOs.




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