Subriel Matias made a declaration after his excellent blockage win on Showtime this previous weekend. His power-punching expertise was on complete screen as he put away Jeremias Ponce in 5 rounds to record the uninhabited IBF 140-pound World Championship. The occasion, which happened at The Armory in Minneapolis, belonged to a Premier Boxing Champions display.
CompuBox data reveal that the 2 top-ranked 140-pounders tossed a combined overall of over 800 punches throughout the five-round fight. For Matias, the triumph marked completion of a long journey far from his household as he trained in Mexico for his very first title chance.
“I’m on cloud 9 today,” stated Matias. “I don’t believe I’ve gotten up from this dream.”
Ponce (30-1, 20 KOs) came out swinging, out-landing Matias 28 to 11 in the preliminary. Matias changed in the 2nd round, closing the range and smothering Ponce to minimize his attack while landing his own power punches. In the 5th, Matias landed an effective left hand that harm Ponce, followed by a series of head and body shots that put him on the mat. Ponce had the ability to make it to his stool, however his corner had actually seen enough and called the fight, offering Matias the TKO triumph.
“I believed it was an even fight, however one punch can alter whatever which’s what took place,” stated Ponce.
After declaring his world title, Matias set his sights on WBC 140-pound World Champion Regis Prograis.
“Regis Prograis, I’m coming for you,” stated Matias. “I’m the world champ now. I guarantee that I’m pertaining to harm you. Prograis likes to talk the talk, however I have that exact same mindset. Let’s see who dominates. I desire him to see that there are individuals crazier than him in this sport.”