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Saturday, October 17, 2009

SHOWTIME 10-17-09 Abraham vs.Taylor

(Arthur Abraham pictured left, Jermain Taylor pictured right)

Round 1: Both fighters are throwing a lot of jabs. Abraham and Taylor exchange overhand rights. Abraham lands a couple of body shots. (Scored for Taylor)

Round 2:
Taylor throws a right uppercut that landed, but it was a low blow. Taylor hits Abraham with a left hook to the head. Abraham lands a left hook and follows it with an overhand right. (Scored for Taylor)

Round 3:
Taylor nailed Abraham with an overhand right. Abraham landed body shots in combination. Taylor jabs and followed it with an overhand right. Abraham counters with an overhand right. Taylor was controlling the round with his jab, but Abraham is landing the cleaner shots. (Scored for Taylor)

Round 4:
The referee warns Taylor about a low blow. Taylor lands consecutive overhand rights. Abraham lands a right to the body and then throws a flurry. (Scored for Taylor)

Round 5:
Abraham is coming on strong and is landing clean shots. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 6:
Abraham is jabbing. Taylor fires and lands a combination. Abraham lands a right to the body. Taylor starts to jab again. Taylor is deducted one point by the referee for his 3rd low blow. Abraham landed a straight right. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 7:
Taylor tries to back up Abraham with the jab. Abraham is pressing and lands shots to the body and head. Abraham lands a left hook to the body and followed it with a left hook to the head. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 8: Taylor jabs. Abraham hit Taylor with an overhand right. Abraham pushes Taylor back with a right. Abraham lands a solid body shot. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 9: Taylor gets stunned by an overhand right. Taylor counters with a right to the body. Taylor lands a left to the body. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 10: Taylor hits Abraham with an overhand right. Abraham nails Taylor with a left hook to the head. Abraham pushed Taylor back with a right. Abraham hammers Taylor with a right-left hook combination. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 11: Taylor hits Abraham with a right to the body. Abraham lands body shots. Taylor counters with an overhand right. Abraham attacks Taylor's body in the corner. Taylor counters with a left hook to the body. Abraham counters and continues to press forward. (Scored for Abraham)

Round 12: Taylor hits Abraham with a right to the body. Abraham counters and hits Taylor with a vicious right to the body. Abraham lands a left hook to the head. Abraham hits Taylor with a straight right. Taylor lands an overhand right. With under 10 seconds to go in the bout, Taylor gets knocked out. Abraham landed a left hook to the head. Then, Abraham threw a left hook that missed, but landed a straight right to Taylor's nose that dropped him and ended the fight. (Would have scored it at completion for Abraham)

Overall Summary: Arthur Abraham proved to be the stronger and more durable super middleweight tonight. Stay pretty with boxing headgear. From the 3rd round on, Abraham really was effective coming forward and Taylor had to continue aggressively throwing his jab to be competitive in the bout. Abraham landed a hard overhand right that momentarily stunned Taylor. However, Taylor was jabbing very well, but he never landed many punches or combinations off of it. Abraham showed much patience and resilience. He kept pressing forward at Taylor and eventually started landing the cleaner, more effective shots.

Abraham did a good job landing body punches and then getting out of harm's way quickly. He picked his spots efficiently against Taylor, nailing him when he stopped utilizing the jab. He is so strong that Taylor never really backed him up despite throwing many jabs. Taylor, needing a knockout to win, never fought at a faster pace in rounds 10-12. With under 10 seconds to go in the bout, Taylor got knocked out. Abraham landed a left hook to the head. Then, Abraham threw a left hook that missed, but landed a straight right to Taylor's nose that dropped him and ended the fight.

Taylor experienced deja vu all over again after suffering a knockout against Carl Froch in his last bout in the final seconds of the 12th round. Taylor fought a competitive fight. He was not dominated, but I had him down on the scorecards 7 rounds to 4 rounds entering the 12th round. Abraham earned 2 points for the win and an additional point for scoring a TKO/KO. Taylor receives no points for the defeat.

Arthur Abraham improves to (31-0, 25 KO's) and his next fight in the "Super Six" Tournament will be against Andre Dirrell. Jermain Taylor falls to (28-4-1, 17 KO's). His next fight will be against Andre Ward.

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