“Medallita” Jimenez put Costa Rica on top 

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“Medallita” Jimenez put Costa Rica on top 
"Medallita" Jimenez on the verge of fulfilling his dream

“Medallita” Jimenez put Costa Rica on top 

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“Medallita” Jimenez put Costa Rica on top 
"Medallita" Jimenez on the verge of fulfilling his dream

Costa Rican David “Medallita” Jimenez upset Ricardo Sandoval, in Los Angeles, and defeated him by majority decision in a World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight eliminator fight.

Jimenez was not the favorite in the betting but he had a great performance and worked hard to take two of the three scorecards from the judges. The scores were 114-112, 114-112 and 113-113.

The Costa Rican, who is 30 years old, was facing an undefeated prospect like the American but he was able to draw on all his experience to take a hard-fought victory. It was key for him to have knocked down Sandoval in round 11, as it made the difference in the end in a fight that was very close.

Jimenez’s undefeated record extended to 12 wins, with 9 knockouts. Sandoval now has 20 wins, 2 losses and 15 knockouts.


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