Núñez KOs Hernandez to Win Vacant WBA Fedebol Title

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Núñez KOs Hernandez to Win Vacant WBA Fedebol Title

Ricardo Núñez KO’d Rafael Hernandez at 1:10 of the third round. (Photo: Courtesy)
Ricardo Núñez KO’d Rafael Hernandez at 1:10 of the third round. (Photo: Courtesy)

Tuesday night at Centro de Convenciones Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Hotel El Panama) in Panama City, Panama, WBA #13 ranked Ricardo “El Cientifico” Núñez (16-2, 15 KOs), the hard-hitting 23-year-old from El Chorrera, Panama, knocked out 33-year-old Rafael “El Potro” Hernandez (19-6-2, 15 KOs), from Aragua, Venezuela, at 1:10 of the third round to win the vacant WBA Fedebol super featherweight title.

The two fighters were trading along the ropes when Núñez, in white trunks with black and red trim, caught Hernandez, wearing white trimmed in black, with a blistering right hand that he didn’t see coming.

The referee, Guillermo Perez Pineda, administered the count, but Hernandez was not only down, he was down and out.

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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