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Saturday, July 11, 2009

7/10/09 ESPN'S Friday Night Fights

Matt Godfrey Wins 10 Round Unanimous Decision
Over Shawn Hawk
- Cruiserweights

Matt Godfrey used his slick boxing skills to outpoint a previously unbeaten Shawn Hawk (18-1-1, 16 KO's) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nicknamed "Too Smooth", Godfrey (19-1, 10 KO's) was exactly that as Hawk never got close enough to do any damage in this fight. New boots for your fast feet. Boxing shoes on sale. Godfrey controlled the distance and landed most of his punches off his right jab. Hawk tried to pressure, but Godfrey had the edge in hand speed and landed many straight lefts and right hooks to Hawk's head. At times, Godfrey would tee off with combinations and Hawk was not quick enough or in the range to counter back.

Matt Godfrey showed good movement and possesses fast hands, but Shawn Hawk did not challenge Godfrey's skills the way higher ranked cruiserweights can. Godfrey was composed all fight, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts if someone can rattle him. He will surely be tested against an opponent that can apply a lot of pressure, while landing a volume of punches. A possible future opponent that could better test his skill level is BJ Flores (23-0-1, 14 KO's).

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