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Maestre destroys Barraza in explosive test

On a card billed as “Explosive Test,” pro-debuting two-time Olympian Gabriel “El Capitan” Maestre (1-0, 1 KO) crushed previously unbeaten hometown hero Jeovanis “Meke” Barraza (20-1, 14 KOs) in two rounds on Saturday night at the Sugar Baby Rojas Coliseum in Barranquilla, Colombia. After winning the first round, Maestre floored Barraza twice in round two and the referee waved it off. Maestre wins the WBA Fedebol super welterweight belt in his first fight!

Mini-flyweight Erik “Habanerito” Lopez (13-4-1, 10 KOs), from Team Canelo, scored a fifth round TKO over Gilbert Gonzalez (15-2, 12 KOs).

Pro-debuting flyweight and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Yoel Finol (1-0, 1 KO) was victorious with a fourth round TKO over Anuar Salas (20-7-1, 12 KOs).

WBA #4 flyweight Robert Barera (23-2, 13 KOs) hammered out a nine round unanimous decision over #7 ranked Josber “Avalancha” Perez (16-1, 14 KOs) to win the WBA Fedebol flyweight title.

Unbeaten lightweight Cristian Baez (18-0, 17 KOs) won by fourth round TKO over late sub Aristides Perez (32-13-2, 2 KOs)

Unbeaten super middleweight Dervis Colina (11-0, 9 KOs) stopped Francisco Corder in the first round to claim the WBA Fedebol belt.

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  • Maestre’s achievement is impressive. However, it does not guarantee he will win a world title.

    • There are more than enough “world” titles out there for him to have one.

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