Freshmart retains title in rematch with Rojas

It was more of the same in the second meeting between Knockout CP Freshmart and Byron Rojas in Chonburi, Thailand, and unfortunately for boxing fans that’s a bad thing.

When the opening bell rang Rojas came out and went to work putting his gameplan in action with a high work rate, clearly knowing he had to establish himself with the judges in Freshmart’s backyard.

Rojas was most likely correct in his approach in the first round, but in round 2 that plan of attack had already faded as his work rate diminished and Freshmart went on the offensive, targeting the body of Rojas and hurting him with a shot in the process.

When round 3 came the fight began to mirror the first go around in 2016 as there was more wrestling than boxing. Rojas was unable to establish any distance and Freshmart got busy with holding.

The fight stayed messy over the next few rounds and came to a boil by the 7th when the ugly action led to Rojas suffering a cut over his right eye. Rojas would express his frustrations to the referee both about the cut and style the fight had taken on.

Freshmart began to open up more in the late rounds as the frustration Rojas was feeling began to show in his production until the 11th when he landed a right hand that was his best shot of the fight. Rojas carried that momentum into the 12th round, appearing to take it as Freshmart seemed content that he had done enough to win the fight.

Freshmart’s feelings were confirmed when the scorecards were read, unanimously declaring him the winner with scores of 115-113, 116-112, and 117-111.

Knockout CP Freshmart stays perfect at (19-0, 7KO) but the “Knockout” moniker has not reflected his performances in the ring as he has been a tough watch for fans as of late. Byron Rojas falls to (25-4-3, 11KO).


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