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Lujan Wins WBO Belt Against Roberto

October 5, 2003

MARIEHAMN, Aland Island (AP) _ Argentina’s Sebastian Lujan stopped defending champion Paolo Roberto of Sweden with a right hook at 1:22 of the second round to win the WBO intercontinental welterweight title Saturday night.

Lujan, 23, the South American champion, improved to 13-1-1. Roberto, 34, captured the vacant title last November when he outlasted another Argentine, Raul Eduardo Bejarano, on points in a 12-round bout at Mariehamn.

Both bouts were held in the Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea halfway between Sweden and Finland because pro boxing has been banned in Sweden since 1969.

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