2000-09-23 Acelino Freitas w rtd 9 Carlos Rios, The Casino, Rama, Ontario, Canada - WBO

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2000-09-23 Acelino Freitas w rtd 9 Carlos Rios, The Casino, Rama, Ontario, Canada - WBO. Referee: Dale Grable. For eight rounds Freitas (130) had difficulty getting to grips with Rios (129½), and when he did catch up the challenger proved both tough and resilient. However, sooner or later Freitas had to find his mark. It came in the ninth after a long right had buckled Rios’ knees, Freitas jumping on the Argentinian with a flurry of heavy punches which resulted in a right-left hook depositing the latter on the deck with blood spurting from his left eye. Although Rios somehow managed to get up he was badly shaken, the towel being thrown in by his corner on the 1.18 mark.

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