Joahnys Argilagos moves to 7-0 with dominant points win
Undefeated bantamweight prospect Joahnys Argilagos (7-0, 3 KOs), who is led by Jesse Rodriguez, took the win on Friday July 9, 2021 against a match Juan Pablo Meza (4-2, 1 KO).
Fighting in his first 8-round fight, Argilagos dominated the entire fight, winning every round on two of the judge’s scorecards. The event, titled “GOT TALENT XIII”, was promoted by M&R Boxing Promotions.
From the first round, Argilagos, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, used his exceptional boxing abilities to hit Meza from multiple angles. Argilagos was in control throughout the fight and was surprised that Meza had reached the final bell. The scorecards were 80-72 twice and 78-74, all in favor of Argilagos.
“I give Meza a lot of respect for reaching the end of the fight,” Argilagos said. “I was hitting him with a lot of sharp shots and he didn’t want to fall. I hurt him several times, but he showed a lot of determination and continued to survive. I’m happy with my performance and considering this was my first eight-round fight, I’m looking forward to my first ten-round, which could be by the end of this year.
“Argilagos’ talent was on display and anyone watching Miami can see that he has the pedigree to become a force in the bantamweight division,” said manager Jesse Rodriguez. “We have a potential televised fight that’s on the table for August, and if we get that fight more people will see the incredible talent these kids have.”
Back in Las Vegas, Argilagos will immediately begin training with trainer Pedro Roque at the Prince Ranch Boxing gym.
“My body feels good, and I will be in the bac straight away because I came out of this fight without injury,” continued Argilagos. “If everything goes as planned, I will be back in the ring next month. I am ready to fight anyone they put in front of me.