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Saturday, August 8, 2009

8/7/09 ESPN'S "FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS"


ANGULO STOPS ROSADO IN 2 ROUNDS (154 lbs.)

Round 1: Rosado is boxing well. Angulo is looking to land some body shots. Rosado lands a left hook to the head.

Round 2: Angulo drops Rosado with a hard overhand right. It appeared Rosado thought he was being held. He looked toward the refereee to break them up, but he did not. That's why they say "protect yourself at all times". Angulo's punch was fair and really dazed Rosado. Rosado rose to his feet, but was floored again from a left hook to the body and right to the head by Angulo. Then, Rosado got up again. Finally, Angulo landed a solid left hook to the head followed by a sharp, straight right that dropped Rosado a third time. The referee stopped the fight!

Overall Summary: Alfredo Angulo (16-1, 13 KO's) responded well after coming off his first professional loss to Kermit Cintron. He put the pressure on Gabriel Rosado (12-4, 7 KO's) from the opening bell. Rosado was fighting a smart fight until he dropped his hands when he thought he was being held. This fight was very competitive until Angulo dropped Rosado with a right hand.

DIRRELL SCORES 7th ROUND TKO (168 lbs.)

24 year old Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KO's) returned from a 2 year layoff to stop Alfredo Contreras (7-6-2, 1 KO) in the 7th round. Dirrell, from Flint, Michigan, is the twin brother of Andre Dirrell, who will be fighting in the "Super Six" Tournament later in the year on Showtime. In 2006, Anthony was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. It was great to see him in the ring after winning that fight outside of it.

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This fight was very slow paced, but Dirrell controlled the action. Dirrell moved around the ring well, switched from a conventional to a southpaw stance throughout the fight and had the edge in hand speed and power. Contreras looked hesitant to mix it up with Dirrell and was not mobile. Contreras gave Dirrell a stationary target and did not throw many punches. Dirrell landed quick combinations to the head and body. In rounds 5-7, Dirrell picked up the pace and really started nailing Contreras with crisp, clean punches. In the 7th round, Dirrell landed some hard left hooks and a right uppercut that stunned Contreras. Contreras' corner finally threw in the towel.

OTHER ACTION

In a junior welterweight bout, Sharif Bogere (12-0, 7 KO's) stopped Rodolfo Armenta (7-2-1, 5 KO's) in two rounds. Bogere landed a solid left hook followed by an overhand right to the head in the 1st round. In the 2nd round, Bogere dropped Armenta with a double - jab, right hand followed by another right hand. Armenta got up, but Bogere floored him again with a left hook to the body and the referree stopped the fight.

In a junior lightweight bout, Archie Ray Marquez (6-0, 5 KO's) defeated Sergi Ganjelashvili (4-4-1) by a 4 round unanimous decision. In the 1st round, there was good back and forth action from both fighters. Marquez landed solid body punches in round 2. Round 3 had some more inside fighting. Marquez landed a sharp right uppercut. Then, Marquez landed a right that stuns Sergi.

Marquez looks a little raw, but showed heart and courage with his style of fighting. He likes to mix it up with opponents and works the body very well.

1 comment:

INTHEFLESH said...

it was nice 2 see Alfredo"el perro"Angulo back in action...i would of liked 2 see him in with a better opponent...

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