Luke DeCock

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Raleigh boxer wins fight in ring, awaits fate in court

Carlos Olmeda, whose fight against deportation was profiled in The News & Observer on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, won his four-round junior lightweight bout at the Durham Armory on Thursday by unanimous decision over Vinny Denierio to move to 3-0 (2 KO). Olmeda has a court date on Oct. 30 for his appeal of a drunk-driving conviction and an immigration hearing Nov. 16 as he attempts to remain in the country.

Luke DeCock

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