Powerful pampeano Pablo “Pimienta” Ojeda outpointed defending WBC International 130 Lbs Silver champion Horacio “Lacho” Cabral by split decision to become the new champion.
On Friday night April 20th (2018) at the Center for Physical Education Sports Center (CEF) in Mercedes, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Argentina Boxing Promotions of Mr. Mario Margossian.
In a very much anticipated fight, Ojeda (#6 in Argentina) managed to provide a great determination and strength, both physically and powerfully to break Cabral’s more evident technical skill.
Cabral, the WBC #24 contender and #1 in Argentina, had a better start scoring with his jab followed by sharp right-hands to the upper zone.
The challenger, always taking the center of the ring, was imposing his power and often landed his crossed rights to the face of the champion.
With the duel clearly marked between a technical fast and accurate fighter (Cabral) and a confident and powerfu challenger , the second half of the fight overturned in favor of the challenger.
Much more concentrated, “Pimienta” Ojeda pressed the champion with a good use of his hooks to the ribs of a rival that, in some occasions, had to clinch. That difference in favor of the challenger in the last rounds turned out to be fundamental in order to end up a highly competitive clash, which triggered the recognition of all the attendees.
Ojeda, 58,950 kg., improved his mark to 15 victories (10 KOs) and 4 defeats. Meanwhile Cabral, who had scaled 58,900 kg., dropped to 21 wins (8 KOs), 2 defeats and 1 no decision.
The final verdict was a Slit Decision:
Juan Carlos Palmieri 96-94 and Jesuan Letizia 96-94, both in favor of Ojeda.
Jorge Basile scored 96-94 for Cabral.
Although both tired in the last part of the fight, Cabral and Ojeda gave everything they had and , after the final decision was announced, they both received the thunderous recognition of the enthusiastic audience.
Argentina Boxing Promotions of Mario Margossian will stage today Friday 20th April 2018 a great boxing night in Mercedes (province of Buenos Aires Argentina) at the “El Polideportivo Centro de Educación Física (CEF) Nº 40 – Calle 30, entre Calle 43 y Calle 45, Mercedes, provincia de Buenos Aires”.
The show will be televised live by TyC Sports from 10pm LT for Argentina and America.
The main event will be a fight between current WBC International 130 Lbs Silver champion Horacio “Lacho” Cabral(21-1-0-1 sd, 8 KOs) and challenger Pablo “Pimienta” Ojeda(14-4, 10 KOs).
At the official weigh-in the two fighters scaled:
Horacio Alfredo Cabral 58,900 gramos.
Pablo Manuel Ojeda 58.950 gramos
When Horacio won the belt:
Horacio Alfredo Cabral 21-1-0, 8 inside
Argentina – born on 16 April 1989
Mario Margossian has informed the Committee that Silver champion Cabral will defend his title next April 20th in the city of Mercedes (Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina) against Pablo Manuel “Pimenta” Ojeda.
March 18th Saturday 2017 – Powerade Centre, Brampton, Ontario – Canada – by Lee Baxter of Lee Baxter Promotions in association with Jeff Henwood ProCan Boxing.
Horacio Alfredo Cabral 18-1-0, 8 inside wins the vacant WBC International 130 Lbs Silver belt with a clear UD over previously unbeaten Logan Cotton McGuiness (Canada).
Boxing is often a family business and it certainly is for Cabral. Horacio Alfredo Cabral beat Logan McGuinness in Canada to win the vacant WBC International Silver 130 Lbs title. McGuinness was unbeaten with 25 wins and a draw and was fighting in front of his home fans, so it was a good win for Cabral. Horacio is now 18-1 and this was his first fight outside of Argentina. The most successful member of Cabral’s family was uncle Alfredo Horacio who had a 35-2-4 record and, after wins over former WBA super welter champion Miguel Angel Castellini and South African Elijah Makhathini, he was on the verge of a world title shot. Tragically Alfredo died in a car crash at the age of 23 just one week after beating Makhathini. Ruben Dario Cabral , the other uncle of Horacio Alfredo, had 69 fights and was Argentinian, South American and WBC International champion. Ruben Darìo won the WBC International Middleweight title on 14 December 1991 in La Pampa (Argentina) when he stopped in two rounds Juan Italo Meza. Father Osvaldo and uncles Jose Mario, Juan Carlos and Raul fought as pros and brother Omar is unbeaten after eight pro fights. Some family business for Cabral.
Former WBC International Silver Champions in this weight class
Horacio Alfredo Cabral Argentina
Jhonny Gonzalez México
René ALVARADO Nicaragua
Juan Pablo Sanchez México
Stephen Smith Great Britain
John Simpson Great Britain