Review: 7th August 2004, Acelino “Popo” Freitas defended his WBO lightweight title (won against Artur Grigorian a few months earlier) versus Diego “Chico” Corrales. Freitas was undefeated in 35 fights and was a very dangerous boxer for his speed, but Corrales was not an easy opponent, since he had suffered just two defeats against boxers like Floyd Mayweather Jr and Joel Casamayor (then Corrales won the rematch with Casamayor). For Corrales was his first world fight in the lightweight division but his pressing and heavy punches were impressive… Watch the video!
LAST 4 & 5 STARS FIGHTS:
FULL FIGHTS Released this week:
Review: Miguel Angel Cotto vs Kelson Pinto was a battle between undefeated since both boxers had a perfect record: 20-0-0 for Cotto, 21-0-0 for Pinto. Miguel Cotto was the favorite, since he had already won against strong opponents, but Pinto was a tough and not easy boxer for his height (9 cm more than Cotto) and his heavy punches (19 Ko on 21 wins!). Cotto vs Pinto was valid for the vacant WBO light welterweight title. Watch the video!
Review: Felix Trinidad vs Ricardo Mayorga has been one of the most spectacular fights of 2004. Trinidad was not fighting for over two years and in 2001 suffered its first defeat against Bernard Hopkins, while Mayorga, in 2004, had already fought once defeating the modest Eric Mitchell (first fight of Mayorga in the middleweight division). It is interesting to see the fight between Trinidad and Mayorga also because they have a completely different style of fighting, but in this case the technique will win. Watch the video!