In the USA Knockouts’ previous World Series of Boxing home match two weeks ago, Brian Ceballo lost the team’s only bout of a 4-1 victory over Poland.
Ceballo overcame the setback and clinched the Knockouts’ 5-0 victory over the Argentina Condors at Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. The welterweight won a unanimous decision over Argentina’s Alberto Palmetta that gave USA a 3-0 lead.
Ceballo outworked Palmetta with left hooks and straight rights to the head. All three judges had Ceballo winning, 50-45 (twice) and 49-46.
“It was frustrating because I felt I could have beaten the guy if I were on my game,” Ceballo said of his loss to Poland’s Steven Donnelly. “It happened. I couldn’t do anything about it and just moved forward.”
Earlier, Knockouts lightweight Carlos Balderas remained unbeaten in the league with his unanimous decision victory over Argentina’s Brian Nuñez. Balderas (3-0) effectively landed lead lefts and counter rights to Nuñez’s head. Balderas won on two judges’ scorecards 50-44 and 49-45 on the third.
In other bouts: flyweight Brent Venegas (USA) scored a unanimous decision over Cristian Choque; light-heavyweight Steve Nelson (USA) won by unanimous decision against Marcos Escudero; and super-heavyweight Cam Awesome won by unanimous decision over Leonardo Taborda.
The Knockouts are second in Group B of the 16-team WSB with a 6-2 record and will next face the Italia Thunder March 14 in Italy.