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Antonio Cermeno vs Eddie Saenz

Antonio Cermeno vs Eddie Saenz

Date: 5th February 1999

Venue: Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, USA

Title: WBA World Featherweight Title

Promoted by: Don King Productions

Antonio Cermeno
( 34 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 126 lbs

Eddie Saenz
( 17 - 4 - 1 )
Weight: 126 lbs


Venezuelan Antonio Cermeno (34-2-0) made the first defence of the WBA world featherweight title he won in a vacant title match with Nicaraguan Genaro Rios against another Nicaraguan Eddie Saenz (17-4-1) at the Jai Alai Fronton in Miami, Florida on February 5th 1999.

Cermeno went about his task in no uncertain manner, knocking out his challenger in the 2nd round. Referee Max Parker Jr counted Saenz out at 2:55 of the round.

Cermeno would lose the title in his next defence against American Freddie Norwood.