April 17, 2024
Cuban Heavyweight Lenier Peró Upsets Viktor Faust – Boxing Results

Trailing on two of the judges’ scorecards, Cuban heavyweight Lenier Peró stunned Ukraine’s Viktor Faust with a tricky suitable to the entire body adopted with a still left hand that rendered Faust defenseless and out on his ft in the eighth spherical. Peró pounced on Faust and landed quite a few much more unanswered punches, leading to referee Rafael Ramos to stop the heavyweight contest at 2:28 of the eighth round of the scheduled 10-round bout to hand Faust the first reduction of his occupation as Peró remained undefeated.

It was a stunning convert of situations, as Faust was controlling the action with his extensive jab and challenging, thudding correct palms until eventually the ultimate times. Faust, who out-landed his opponent 389-183 in overall punches, according to CompuBox, harm Peró with a sweeping counter still left to finish the 3rd spherical that surprised Peró and brought on him to do a little dance in the corner with his legs, ahead of he was saved by the bell.

Cuban Heavyweight Lenier Peró Upsets Viktor Faust – Boxing Results

Although he was absorbing the heavier shots, Peró remained fully commited to Faust’s human body, landing 51 overall body shots all through the bout, even as he fought off his again foot and Faust continuously innovative towards him.

It all arrived to a head in the eighth spherical when Peró caught Faust with a appropriate to the entire body and remaining to the head that hurt him so poorly he stopped battling and turned his back again on his opponent.

“After the 6th spherical, I had soreness in my ribs, but I made a decision to carry on the fight,” mentioned Faust. “The soreness elevated and did not allow for me to contend to my whole probable.

“I recognized that during the bout I was successful and controlling the struggle, but right after missing a punch in the 8th round, the pain was so unbearable that I could no longer go. As a end result, I gained on factors, but the injuries gave the victory to my opponent!”

Peró, who has confronted Oleksander Usyk and has various victories in excess of countryman Frank Sanchez in the amateurs, concluded off Faust to enhance to 9- with 5 KOs as Faust dropped to 11-1 with 7 KOs. Faust has now missing to equally Peró brothers as Faust was also defeated by his younger brother Dainier in the amateurs.

“It was a very tricky fight,” Peró mentioned in the ring afterward. “He’s a great fighter, so I started to establish up momentum and started out to hit him and then we last but not least came ahead in the closing spherical. Given that the initial round, I was striving to discover his liver, making an attempt to go to his system. His punches weren’t that strong, so I held working and then uncovered that remaining shot. This is professional boxing, and you just cannot convert your again on anyone. You just can’t convert your back, and I did not and I took edge.

“I’m setting my sights on England, essentially. Let’s see if the Brits would like to arrive combat Stateside. I would welcome them with open up arms. I’m speaking Tyson Fury, Dubois…bring them on!”