Boxing rising star Angel Fierro has come from nowhere to land a statement knockout win that has captured the attention of the boxing world.
The 22-year-old Mexican fighter has found himself the talk of the town in boxing circles after a dramatic left hand from hell sent former world champion Alberto Machado crashing through the ropes in a wild fight in Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon (AEDT).
The fight for the vacant WBO NABO lightweight title was the main event of the Ring City USA series event from Salinas, broadcast across America on NBC.
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Here's that Angel Fierro KO of Alberto Machado. What a finish. What a fight. pic.twitter.com/afQf88aTmj
The brutal KO came after Fierro had been knocked down in both the first round and second round and was fighting for survival before the start of the third round.
Having made a dramatic recovery to win two of the next three rounds, according to the judges’ scorecards, Fierro stunned Machado with a searing left hand hook that the local hero never saw coming.
He immediately collapsed backwards and crashed through the ropes onto his back just 35 seconds into the sixth round.
Angel Fierro has hands. Photo: Twitter.Source:Twitter
The referee waved the fight off before even finishing his 10-count after seeing the Machado’s ugly fall.
ESPN boxing guru Dan Rafael was stunned by the dramatic comeback victory.
“Whoa!!! Sick upset KO in rd 6 for Fierro, just absolutely DRILLED Machado with a bomb of a left hook to the chin,” he posted on Twitter.
“Goodnight!! Fierro had been down twice earlier in the fight and was losing.”
Sweet Science Alert!!!!
Machado does a good job of getting his glove up to block the right hook, but look at how quickly Fierro transitions to a left hook. Machado had no clue it was coming that fast and never saw it coming. pic.twitter.com/HwDc63zaBq
Fierro wasn’t even supposed to be in the ring, taking the fight on less than one weeks’ notice after Hector Tanajara pulled out with a mystery injury.
Now he has a highlight KO that has sent his career soaring.
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