Pinto Knocks Out Souza To Secure Third UBO Title

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UBO  -  Universal Boxing Organization™

One mans career was resurrected, while another's came to an end, as the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Continental (South America) Super Welterweight title found an owner on Saturday night, March 16, at the Clube Cassasp in Sao Paolo, Brazil.


Both Fernando Luis Pinto and compatriot Luis Eduardo Souza had their backs against the wall, and going in it was anybody's guess who of them would come out on top as the new UBO champion. But it was hard to see a way forward for the loser.

Pinto started best and was in control in the first round, but the game Souza came back strong in round two as he tried to push Pinto back and turn things around.

But in round three “Cruel” Pinto caught and hurt “Dudu” Souza with a right hand, and scored a knock-down with a follow-up flurry.


Souza beat the count and tried to show he was okay by attacking, but that strategy got him caught again and he was soon back on the canvas. This time, flat on his back, he couldn't get up and was counted out.

A good performance and a very important result for Pinto, who held UBO International and Inter-Continental titles in 2019 and 2020.

The new UBO Continental (South America) champion, who is also a former WBC and ABF titlist, improved his professional record to 10-3-1 (8). Souza drops to 11-5-1 (11), and consequently announced his retirement.

The fight was one of the main bouts of a show promoted by Fagundes Promotions.


Photo: Kell Silva.







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