Colombia Heroicos made it four wins from four in Season VII and maintain their lead at the top of Group A with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Argentina Condors on Friday night. It was another impressive display from the South Americans in what is turning out to be a remarkable debut campaign from the new WSB franchise, and one that leaves the Condors still searching for their first win of the season.
The scene was set in the opening Flyweight (52kg) contest between Ceiber David Avila and Argentina’s current champion Ramon Quiroga. Both boxers were guilty of some wayward punching in the opening exchanges, but as the tie settled down, Avila was able to assert his dominance, the brave Quiroga leaving too many gaps for the Colombian to exploit and allowing Avila the space to put together a comfortable victory and give his team the lead.
Heroicos’ newcomer Duvan Zuleta stepped in at Lightweight (60kg) for Week Seven, facing Argentine Joel Mafauad in his second taste of the five-round format. Mafauad struggled to find his range and grew frustrated as Zuleta launched waves of attacks from his solid defensive base, dominating each round to earn a unanimous points win. With a commanding 2-0 lead established, Colombia’s talented Alexander Rangel was then able to seal the match in his second WSB appearance. Rangel overcame Federico Schinina in the pair’s Welterweight (69kg) bout with a committed display of attacking boxing that had the Argentine on the floor in the third round and left him unable to find a way back into the bout despite eventually finding more success in the fourth.
Along with Avila, Colombian Light Heavyweight (81kg) Juan Carlos Carrillo had boxed for Puerto Rico Hurricanes in Season VI, and he again looked like a man enjoying boxing in his national colours as he delivered his second sensational win of the season against Condors’ Juan Rizo. Carillo unleashed some mighty blows from the outset that had the Argentine rocked, and after a powerful uppercut one minute into the bout and two counts from the referee, the Condors corner was forced to throw in the towel. That left Super Heavyweight (+91kg) Cristian Camilo Salcedo to wrap up the whitewash with an impressive win over the spirited Luis Calderon, dictating the tempo from the opening round to control the tie and ensure the Colombia Heroicos’ 16th victorious bout out of 20 so far in their remarkable debut WSB season.