Last Saturday, heavyweight prospect Antonio Mireles faced off against Patrick Mailata, who weighed in at a whopping 321lbs.
This weight was even heavier than former World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall when he fought Thor Bjornsson in their 'titanweight' match. The saying "the bigger they are, the harder they fall" rang true as Mireles, standing at 6ft 9in, was unable to defeat Mailata.
In an impressive display of power, heavyweight Patrick Mailata knocked down his opponent, Antonio Mireles, with a single devastating punch.
Heavyweight Patrick Mailata clips undefeated Antonio Mireles with a right hand on the temple and makes his legs dance in RD4 😯 #RamirezCommey | #Boxingpic.twitter.com/417A9VesXN— RINGOFHIGHLIGHTS (@ringofhighlight) March 26, 2023
The 6ft 9in Mireles was left with jelly legs after Mailata landed a powerful right hook in their recent fight. The New Zealand fighter's incredible punch was a sight to behold.
Antonio Mireles and Patrick Mailata squared off in an undercard fight at the Jose Ramirez vs Richard Commey event. Mireles, a rising heavyweight prospect, had never been past the second round in his previous six professional fights, having knocked out all of his opponents. However, Mailata proved to be a worthy challenge and pushed Mireles to his limits.
In the first few rounds, both fighters appeared to be evenly matched, but it was in the third round when Mailata delivered a devastating right hand that sent Mireles reeling. Mireles' legs turned to jelly, and he stumbled around the ring before finally falling to the canvas. Miraculously, he managed to beat the referee's count and get back on his feet before the end of the round.
Despite Mailata's impressive knockdown, Mireles made a strong comeback in the remaining rounds of the fight. In the end, 'El Gigante' claimed victory by split decision, preserving his unbeaten record.
Some felt Mailata was hard done by, with a supporter saying: "He just got robbed big time."
It was the second loss of his eight-match professional career.
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