Boxing - Reveco KOs Lara to retain title

WBA flyweight champion Carlos Reveco retained his title courtesy of an eighth round KO over Ulises Lara.

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Boxing - Reveco KOs Lara to retain title
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Juan Carlos Reveco (Reuters)

Argentinean Reveco collected his 14th straight win in front of his home crowd with the victory at the Estadio Deportistas Alvearenses.

The 29-year-old dropped his opponent twice in round six with a number of powerful combinations, but the Mexican somehow fought his way through the rest of the round, retaliating ferociously to make the bell.

There would have been no complaints had the referee stopped it at that point with Lara struggling to steady himself, but the battle was allowed to continue.

Time and time again Lara showed steely grit and determination to pick himself up off the floor until the referee was forced to bring the fight to an end with eight seconds left on the clock of round eight.

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