Jorge Rodriguez Olivera
Undefeated Australian boxer Blake Caparello 16-0-1 secured an important win last week over game Argentinean Jorge Rodriguez Olivera 24-6 in front of a packed house at the Croation Club in Fotscray, Melbourne. In the process Caparello was crowned WBA PABA light-heavyweight champion.
Caparello took control early in the fight with fast hands and impressive combinations while Olivera picked his shots carefully with threatening left hooks and right hands. Mid rounds both fighters stood centre ring calling each other on and trading body shots in what turned out to be a fascinating fight. As the fight move into the later rounds is was clear the Australian had the better work rate and cleaner punches and the result was a clean sweep on the official scorecards.
Trainer Sam Labruna was pleased with Caparello’s performance and had this to say about the fight, “I think the win was cautious but calculated. Blake had 6 stiches from a head clash in sparring 4 weeks out from the fight so our preparation was not ideal and we knew Olivera was not to be underestimated so it’s pleasing Blake performed so well.” Continue reading