By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBA minimumweight champion Brahim Asloum defeated Humberto Pool by knockout in the third round on Monday night at La Palestre, Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes, in the southeast of France. The battle was the first appearance for Asloum since December of 2007. He has not been able to carry out a single defense after 17 months of reign. Asloum kept the fight at medium distance until the third round before landing some strong blows to the body of Pool that sent him down for the final count.