15/04/2024

Liam Paro Defeated Yomar Alamo to remain undefeated. (Photo: Showtime Boxing/Twitter)

Despite being knocked down in the first round, Aussie Liam Paro defeated fellow Super Lightweight standout Yomar Alamo by split decision to maintain his undefeated record.

Despite being knocked down in the first round, Liam Paro defeated fellow Super Lightweight standout Yomar Alamo by split decision to maintain his undefeated record on the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley 2 undercard.

Whether you love him or loath him, YouTube sensation Jake Paul has done a great job in drawing a more casual audience to the sport of boxing.

With this opportunity comes a packed undercard of top-tier talent, who look to showcase their skills on the big stage. One of those fighters was Aussie Liam Paro.

In his US debut, Paro showed a great technical display against his Puerto Rician opponent, by using his superior footwork and lead hand to get the nod on two of the three judges’ scorecards.

In the first round, Paro was very active, as he started to put pressure on Alamo from the opening bell. Instead of walking his opponent down, Paro kept his lead foot on the outside Alamo’s left side along with using jab feints to enter into closer range.

The entries were working to a great extent early until Alamo managed to time Paro perfectly with a hook-cross combination that sent the Aussie to the canvas, with less than a minute left to go. Paro however managed to get straight back up and finish the round.

Paro rebounded strongly after the knockdown, as he continued to be the aggressor in the second round, whilst also using his lead hand to move Alamo to his left, where he began to fire more power shots.

However during the mid-rounds, Alamo started to find a home for his right cross and even dazed Paro late in the sixth round before the Aussie misplaced his footing and slipped to the floor.

Although the pace had slowed down towards the later rounds, it was clear that Paro was taking control by being the more active of the two.

In the final round, Alamo looked to try and counter Paro when he was coming inside, but it wasn’t meant to be as the close fight went the scorecards.

Paro was announced as the winner by split decision (95-94, 96-93, 94-95).

The win puts Liam Paro in a good position within the overall landscape of the Super-Lightweight division. Currently ranked third in the world by both the IBF and WBO, the win brings him one step closer to challenging for a world title in the near future.

With speculation of Undisputed Super-Lightweight Champion Josh Taylor vacating his belts to move up to welterweight in 2022, this could open up a door for Paro to challenge for one of the vacant belts.

No matter what is next, the future looks bright for the young Aussie star.

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