Canadian Upset of Year: Lacho Cabral Upsets (25-0) McGuinness, Wins WBC Silver Title
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Brampton, Canada (March 20th, 2017)– This past weekend, Kazakhstan’s GGG defeated Danny Jacobs in his Brooklyn hometown , Polish heavyweight contender Marius Wach defeated Erkan Teper in his native Germany, and Germany’s Alexander Dimitrenko defeated undefeated heavyweight prospect Adrian Grnat in his native Sweden.
Topping all of these is the extraordinary performance of top 50 worldwide super featherweight Horacio Alfredo ‘Lacho’ Cabral, an 18-1 fighter from Buenos Aires, Argentina, brought in as a tune up for 25-0-1 Logan McGuinness from Orangeville, Canada, a former WBA-NABA featherweight and super featherweight title holder, in a bout held March 18, 2017, at Powerade Centre in Brampton, Canada.
Cabral decided to tune up on McGuinness instead, winning eight rounds on all three scorecards in a bout which was well technically fought and never close. It might as well have been Carlos Monzon flying in for all the good it did the Canadian side. Cabral, in winning the World Boxing Council high level belt at stake, also legitimately won a world title shot against reigning WBC World Super Featherweight champion Miguel ‘El Alacran’ Berchelt of Merida, Mexico later in 2017.
Result: Horacio Alfredo ‘Lacho’ Cabral Win 10 Logan McGuinness, Super Featherweights
Cabral wins vacant World Boxing Council International Silver Super Featherweight title
Scoring: 98-92, 98-92, 98-92 for Cabral over the 25-0-1 McGuinness.
Referee: Mark Simmons. Clean bout. Scoring appeared neutral and fair.