In one of the most anticipated heavyweight boxing clashes in recent years, promoter Mike Miranda of “Mike Promotion Boxing” put together one hell of a main event. Fight fans came out in full support for both fighters, it seemed as if half the crowd were split in favor in who they were supporting, the event took place at the Gymnasium Jose Liberatti in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil.
Former Olympian and multiple regional champion Laudelino Jose Barros aka “Lino” (39-3, 31 KOs) defeated battled tested multiple time regional champion Raphael Zumbano Love (38-13-1, 31 KOs) by an unanimous decision. Not only bragging rights were on the line as to who the best Brazilian heavyweight was, but three championships were up for the grabs to the winner.
Brazilian CBBP Heavyweight Title (supervisor: Geyza Caryny)
vacant Brazilian CNB Heavyweight Title (supervisor: Antonio Bernardo Soares)
vacant UBF Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title (supervisor: Geyza Caryny)
At the sound of the final bell, the rivals embraced and showed respect for each other, showing that all the pre-fight taunts had stayed behind. In a highly anticipated fight between two important players on the national scene, a fair outcome. And at the end of 10 rounds, Laudelino was the victor by winning on all three scorecards 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91. .
“I wanted to thank Zumbano for the opportunity, I want to thank everyone that came out to support me, the sport and all the fighters. I trained hard and prepared myself coming into this fight because I knew this will be a war. However this was my last fight. I promised at home that I would never would go up in the ring to fight, my body is not the same. I fought a lot with my coaches to prepare myself, and now is the right time to stop, “said Lino
“Thanks to all the fans who are present here today, thanks for all the support. Always I said in all the social networks that I did not like Lino, but he respected him as an athlete. A guy who represented our country in amateur. He was stopped, but did not fight with no dead. He deserves respect, deserves the applause of you and he won because he was the best today. I fought wanting to tear his head off today, but I could not, “said Zumbano.