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Brian Ceballo sparks Knockouts team at World Series of Boxing

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.

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