2004-08-07 Diego Corrales w rsc 10 Acelino Freitas, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA - WBO
2004-08-07 Diego Corrales w rsc 10 Acelino Freitas, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA - WBO. Referee: Michael Ortega. Having dominated the majority of the first six rounds, despite being roughed up on occasion by the upright Corrales (135), the champion began to feel the power towards the end of the seventh when stung by cracking left hooks to the head. This was what Corrales had been waiting for and after walking straight into Freitas (134½) at the start of the eighth he eventually floored his rival with a crushing right to the head. Although Freitas made it to his feet and answered the bell to start the ninth he looked a beaten fighter and a countering right sent him crashing again. Deducted a point for spitting his gumshield out, Freitas somehow lasted out the round before being smashed down for the third time by a long, heavy right and being stopped at 1.24 of the tenth after getting up and walking away from Corrales.
[Category: 2004 Lightweight Title Contests]]