Alberto Palmetta TKO10 Erik Vega 2016 Argentinian Olympian Alberto Palmetta put a late exclamation point on a career-best win, scoring a final-round TKO of previously undefeated Mexican welterweight Erik Vega in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Palmetta is now listed at 13-1, 9 KOs but additional Wolrd Series of Boxing bouts make 17-5 a more accurate record for him He came out of the amateur ranks billed as one of the top prospects in Argentina’s boxing history, broke open a close fight by producing a massive rally that stunned Vega (16-1, 9 KOs) and ultimately led to referee Mark Nelson intervening at the 1:03 mark of the tenth and final scheduled round. Entering that round, Palmetta was leading 87-84 on two of the judges’ scorecards and 86-85 on the other.
Capping off his display in stylish fashion, the 29 year-old southpaw Palmetta led 30-3 in overall punches and 28-1 in power punches in the tenth, increasing his final leads to 170-157 in overall punches landed and 148-24 in power punches landed. “I knew we were up on the scorecards,” said Palmetta. “We didn’t need the knockout, but we wanted it. I had him hurt a couple times in the fight but I didn’t follow up. In the 10th, I had him out on his feet. It was a good stoppage. He was done.”
“We don’t make excuses,” said the 24 year-old Vega after his first career professional loss. “I believe the referee was right in stopping the fight. I think I need to practice more and I needed to throw more combinations. This was a great learning experience. We’ll go back to the drawing board and come back stronger.” source: showtime