Staged by newly formed promotional entity Italian
Twins Promotions, in association with main sponsor
Acquazero Car Wash, Junior vs. Matos was the first
UBO title fight in Brazil under a new cooperation
with the country’s main boxing federation CBBoxe.
Coming off knockout victories in two title fights,
Matos didn’t enter the bout just for a pay-day as
he took the fight to Junior and pressured the
hometown man, who seemed uninspired at times and
struggled to find his rhythm against his lanky
Against all expectations Matos looked better
prepared than Junior, despite taking the job only
a few days earlier.
Junior did well in spurts, but Matos often
finished the rounds well and halfway through the
fight it was obvious that Junior needed a Plan B
if he were to please his many fans at ringside
with a victory.
As the next few rounds passed, it was even clear
that Junior would be hard pressed to be able to
win a decision as Matos continued to dominate.