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Willie Nelson continues on-the-job advanced education in ring


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ST. LOUIS (July 15, 2013) - World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 3-rated 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, 97-93, 96-94), successfully defending his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) 154-pound title, at MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods® Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

 

 

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