Just got done watching the TyC Sports card from Argentina (AKA the other fight card of the night from there): Wild set of bouts.
No surprise in the TV opener: Yesica Bopp fought a totally overmatched sub .500 female from Colombia and downed her in the second round with a body shot. Complete control leading up to that too. Bopp's been matched super carefully, even for a female fighter. She's a semi draw in that part of the world and I don't know if they'll ever give her anyone tough who isn't from Argentina. She has her WBO and WBA light flyweight titles and that's probably plenty for her.
We hit the bout intended to highlight a prospect, and its Leandro Carrizo, who is 10-0-1 fighting Gustavo Bermudez in a 6 round feature attraction. Carrizo is very vertical in terms of stance and moves straight forwards and backwards. He's packing offense and drops Bermudez in the first round and also gets a standing 8. Its not looking too good for the 11-6-1 fighter here. Then Bermudez comes out in round 2 and he just figures "screw it" and starts throwing like crazy and we have a donnybrook. Apparently no one told Carrizo to pick his spots or anything like that. Sure enough, a right hand comes crashing through from Bermudez, and we are looking at a huge upset in the making. Then he hits a down Carrizo in the back of the head. Then he hits him again as the ref tries to separate them. And then he hits him again as the ref is trying to restrain him. That's not a mistake. That's just not having the composure necessary to be a pro fighter. And it costs him, because he's DQed for that stupidity.
Onward to the main event (which I had no idea was even happening): Fidel Monterrosa Munoz is back. You may remember him from such Spanish language boxing films as Munoz/ Humberto Soto I and Munoz/Humberto Soto II. Its fair to say you would not have seen him under any conditions, really. Well, he's been flown into Argentina and pitted against the generally unknown 23-3 Claudo Olmedo in a 10 round junior welterweight fight. Olmedo got a surprising result against undefeated David Peralta back in July and his only other really notable opponent to audiences this way is Aldo Rios (who also beat him). Munoz ended up losing a fight to Fernando Castaneda shortly after the second Soto bout. Castaneda is the sort of guy who you have never actually heard of, but sounds like someone you might have. In spite of this, and the location, my general feeling coming in is that Munoz should be the favorite.
Munoz indeed fought like the favorite in rounds 1 and 2, moving in and out on Olmedo and landing a lot of overhand rights. In round two, Olmedo goes down on a well timed right hand, but survives to see the bell. Olmedo turns up the wick in round three and begins to stage a rally that has this fight turning into a slugfest. Lots of punches get thrown as the round moves on and Munoz is clearly rocked a little bit by some of the fire returned by Olmedo. In round 4, the pressure continues and Munoz ends up catching a right uppercut to the stomach that he never sees. He drops to a knee and ends up taking the count, giving Olmedo his 23rd KO victory in 24 wins. For Olmedo, the win is huge; it positions him in the world rankings and makes him a potential foe for one of the many Argentine fighters at 140 (Rene Cuenca, Bruno Godoy, Oscar Pereya) as well as the German promoters who so often look to Argentina to provide opposition (Willie Blain, Sergei Fedchenko, Denis Shafikov). Munoz returns to the status of pure opposition. He'd probably be wise to move to the US like a lot of other Colombians did and get better training. He has better skills that what these recent losses would seem to indicate.