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Willie Nelson: I’ll learn from Cuello fight, ready for big names in the division next


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Willie "The Great" Nelson (21-1-1, 12 KOs) continued his advanced education in boxing on June 29, learning invaluable lessons in his HBO debut fight against battle-tested Argentinian veteran Luciano Leonel "El Principito" Cuello (32-3, 16 KOs), whose only two previous losses as a professional were to world champions Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (TKO7) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (DEC10).The 26-year-old Nelson, fighting out of Cleveland, strayed too often from his game plan, struggling for parts of three challenging rounds. He regrouped to earn a hard-fought victory by unanimous 10-round decision (97-93, ...

 

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