At 28, Marcelo Coceres he embarked on his first experience in the United States in a major category: although he developed his career in the superwelter and medium categories, he agreed to fight for the supermedia title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) before the British ascendant Billy Joe Saunders and raised serious resistance until the eleventh round. There, the native of Gualeguay was shot down three times; and the third was decisive: he fell by knockout after suffering a devastating uppercut.
The fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in the framework of a special evening, in which the Youtubers Logan Paul and KSI met. Such was the battle that the Argentine presented, that Sounders himself (record of 29 victories in 29 fights, 14 of them by knockout), was self-critical after the victory. “I don't make excuses. It was not a worthy presentation of rivals like (Saul) Canelo, (Gennady) Golovkin or any of those names, ”said who also appeared for the first time on American soil.
However, he asked for an opportunity against the Mexican, that last weekend he won by knockout Sergey Kovalev and kept the belt of the light heavyweight division, the fourth different category in which he stands as world champion. "Canelo, if you want to prove that you are a real champion, face me”, bellowed after beating the Argentine.
It was the first defeat of Coceres in his career: he was left with a mark of 28 wins (15 by knockout), an equality and a defeat. “I am very happy and eager to fight. I feel very good and very strong. This chance comes to me at my best. After my last fight I didn't stop training. I've been dreaming of an opportunity like this for a lifetime, and I don't want to miss it. I am going to show that I have the level ”, the entrerriano had indicated in the previous one of the combat. Indeed, he left a very interesting image until the round in which he began to feel the punishment of Sounders.
The Briton, meanwhile, sees his career greening again after the doping penalty he suffered a year ago, when he was going to face Demetrius Andrade in the United States. And he dreams of a possibility before Canelo to prove himself before the general public.