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Saul Farah (71-25-3) faces opponent (1-3) for Bolivian Heavyweight Title

Lee Cleveland Updated
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Let's hand it to the boxing commission in Bolivia.

On February 8, heavyweight Saul Farah (71-25-3 ,62 KO), a fella with 99 pro fights, will face Luis Gregorio Castedo Yapovenda (1-3, 1 KO).

Yes, a boxer with a 1-3 record is fighting someone with 62 knockouts.

Who would sanction such an obvious mismatch?

Even worse, the Bolivian Heavyweight Title will be at-stake.

And unbelievably, this a rematch of a fight last July which was won by Farah via KO (No surprise there).

Bolivia isn't exactly a hotbed for boxing but this is ridiculous.

And why isn't 45 year old Bolivian heavyweight Elvis Verastegui Torrico challenging Farah instead? At least he's 8-0, 8 KO.

The 1-3 Yapovenda, 41, won his pro debut in 2015 and has been KO'd in all three of his subsequent outings thus far.

The 37 year old Farah, on the other hand, who will be fighting for the 100th time as a pro, has shared the ring with the likes of Christian Hammer, Junlong Zhang and Johann Duhaupas. Of course, he lost those bouts but still boasts 62 KOs in 71 wins and has been fighting professionally for 16 years.

And according to Wikipedia, Farah is also a boxing promoter, referee and matchmaker. Perhaps he arranged this silliness?

Talk about cherry-picking...

Both Farah and fight out of Trinidad, Bolivia. The former is ranked No. 327 of 1,306 active heavyweights by BoxRec while the latter sits at 1,007.

In his most recent bout, last month, Farah was stopped inside the distance by well-respected journeyman Christian Hammer of Germany.

Guess it's time for Farah to get back on the winning track....


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