I was out and away for the weekend and now I'm rushing to play catchup from last week. Wish me luck or something. At least Solo Boxeo was just a few Abner Mares fights.
TyC is televising EN VIVO from Club A. Velez Sarsfield, which is somewhere in Liniers, Argentina. The opener tonight is Jorge Miranda against Diego Chaves in a welterweight contest. Miranda is 44-12, Chavez is 19-0 with 15 KOs. My interest is piqued! The fight doesn't last all that long and we have another Chaves KO. He just walked him down, picked his shots, and landed a lot of strong power punches before taking him out with a body shot KO. You can draw some parallels here between the way he fought and the way Saul Alvarez fought, I think - both came in to demolish their man but did so in very intelligent fashion. Chaves still needs to prove his skills against more talented opposition however - he's gone 12 with Omar Weis and went a full six rounds with Edvan Dos Santos Barros when it comes to more recognizable competition. He's a muscular 25 year old and may be able to make noise beyond South America one day, but he's got some distance to go before he does that.
Our next fight is Facundo Munoz being pitted against Sergio Cordoba. This is a super middleweight contest - Cordoba is 1-1, Munoz is 2-6 (and has a fierce mullet), and neither man has been fighting more than 2 years. Yes ladies and gents, we're filling TV time. Sloppy arm punching bout that isn't even too exciting. It does end in a fairly early KO as Munoz gets dropped on a combination and goes down in humorous fashion in the second.
Onward to main event time! 154lb fight as Nestor Faccio fights Javier Maciel. Maciel is currently living in the US and has a 19-2 record, while Faccio hails from Uruguay and is 15-3-2. This may be somewhat well made. Or it will be an ugly beatdown. 30 seconds in and we know: Maciel comes right at Faccio, digs in punches and drops him with an uppercut to the stomach and the fight is over. Maciel is most well known for a fight I never saw where he gave Dmitry Pirog a lot of trouble in spite of barely exceeding the super welter limit at the scale. He might actually be sorta good.
Alright, still airtime to fill. Diego Luque, a 4-0 fighter with a single stoppage to his name, comes out next. His opposition comes in the form of Ramon De La Cruz Sena. Sena is 6-6-2, establishing that he's been in some fights and might be able to stick around for the 4 round distance. He does manage to - Luque presses early in the rounds, doesn't come close to finishing, and then backs off and boxes in pretty much every stanza.
Overall, the show was nothing spectacular, but TyC shows rarely are. Maciel and Chaves are both guys I'd like to see again coming out of this though I don't think either fight did them much good in terms of learning.