With knockdowns from both corners, tense exchanges, plus a lively audience at the Polideportivo Fray Mamerto Esquiú in the province of Catamarca, Argentina, the local Pablo “PACMAN” Corzo defeated Venezuelan Fernando Brito by technical knockout in the third round. Thus, Corzo continues to hold the World Boxing Association Fedelatin super middleweight belt.
On Friday night, Corzo experienced the first knockdown of his career. The 22-year-old was counting on the support of his home crowd and went into the first round calmly, while Brito went in looking to return to his homeland triumphant.
In an exchange of attacks that turned the first round into a photo to remember, both impacted each other’s chin in a crusader war that ended with Brito’s retreat to the ropes and Corzo’s fall. The referee’s count did not come to an end and the actions resumed with the bitter taste of a wounded pride. Each one to his corners; a bloody nose for Brtio and a lot of water for the home fighter who seemed not to have suffered any damage for the setback.
Already in the second round, Corzo recovered thanks to his good physical condition, took his opponent to receive another count from the referee. Brito looked short of breath and a nosebleed that would not subside. Corzo kept long and medium distance to connect with quick combinations that earned him applause and relief. At the start of the third round, Brito was slow to come out and the ring authority applied the rules and started counting in the corner. Win by technical knockout in favor of Corzo who obtained the same result in March when he defeated Roger Guerrero to win the belt.
The bitter taste of bitterness passed and now the Argentinean number 11 in the WBA world ranking at 168 pounds, Pablo Corzo, has 13 immaculate victories with 12 knockouts. While Fernando Brito returned with 10 wins and 1 loss. The young Argentinian boxer continues his quest to position himself among the best.