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Nwokolo UBO World Champion, Decisions Barraza

 
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JUNE 23, 2094 / BY BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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Emeka Nwokolo won the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) world Super Welterweight title, beating Jeovanis Barraza on Saturday night, June 22, at the DoubleTree By Hilton in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 
 

Nwokolo, from Nigeria but based in Los Angeles, boxed a very disciplined fight in what was by far his biggest challenge to date, working well from the outside and finishing rounds strong with a higher output than his opponent.


Barraza was often on the back-foot trying to counter, but he found it difficult to catch Nwokolo cleanly, and came out second best in most of the rounds as Nwokolo boxed his way out of the few periods where the Colombian had success.


It was an impressive performance by Nwokolo, against an opponent who had come to win but just couldn't find the answers, and it was clear that he had a firm game-plan and stuck to it. 


 
 

After twelve rounds of boxing, judge Martha Trembley scored the fight 118-110, while judges Eddie Scuncio and Kevin Hope both had it 120-108.

With the clear unanimous decision, the new UBO world champion improved his professional record to 13-1 (11), while Barraza falls to 23-4 (15).

The fight headlined “Down & Dirty 10”, a show promoted by Reyes Boxing.

 
 
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