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Saturday, June 13, 2009

6/12/09 FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS


Robert Guerrero Defeats Efren Hinojosa By TKO After 8 Rounds

Round 1: Guerrero hits Hinojosa with a right hook to the head followed by a straight left. Guerrero presses the action and lands a left uppercut. Hinojosa lands a straight right. Guerrero fires a straight left. Hinojosa hits Guerrero's head with a right uppercut. Guerrero nails Hinojosa with a left to the body followed by a right hook to his head. Guerrero throws a flurry. Hinojosa is fighting too straight up. Guerrero fires and lands another right hook to Hinojosa's head.

Round 2: Guerrero jabs and throws a right hook to the body and head. Hinojosa has a very slow jab and Guerrero counters with a right hook to the head. Hinojosa lands an overhand right then lands a straight right to Guerrero's head. Guerrero tags Hinojosa with some big straight lefts. Hinojosa is getting hit with too many clean punches. Guerrero jabs and Hinojosa tries to tie up. Hinojosa is not throwing many punches.

Round 3: Guerrero lands a combination and Hinojosa counters with a straight right. Guerrero lands a straight left. Guerrero presses forward throwing his right jab and lands a right hook to the head. Guerrero flurries and hits Hinojosa with a straight left that sends him back into the ropes. Guerrero nails Hinojosa with another straight left.

Round 4: Guerrero is throwing more to Hinojosa's body and lands a straight left. Hinojosa throws a flurry, but gets countered with a right hook. Guerrero lands a straight left and Hinojosa throws an overhand right. Guerrero closes the gap very well. Hinojosa jars Guerrero with a straight right to the head.

Round 5: Hinojosa lands some shots on the inside, but Guerrero counters with a right hook to the head. Guerrero lands consecutive straight lefts. Guerrero is imposing his will on Hinojosa and has a higher work rate.

Round 6: Hinojosa lands a straight right. Guerrero lands a straight left. Guerrero lands a straight left - right hook combination. Hinojosa lands a left hook - straight right combination. Guerrero lands consecutive straight lefts again. Guerrero fires and lands a left uppercut - straight left combination.

Round 7: Guerrero continues to land straight lefts and right hooks to Hinojosa's head. Guerrero nails Hinojosa with a left uppercut. A left rocks Hinojosa back into the ropes as Guerrero is picking him apart. Hinojosa lands a hard overhand right, but Guerrero took it well. Hinojosa has a weak jab and Guerrero is walking through it.

Round 8: Hinojosa hits Guerrero with a straight right. Guerrero throws a straight left - right hook combination. Guerrero continues to land his straight left. Hinojosa does not come out for Round 9.

Overall Summary: Efren Hinojosa was greatly outclassed as Robert Guerrero landed damaging shots throughout the entire fight and badly bruised Hinojosa's face. Guerrero fought through a cut above his left eye caused from an accidental clash of heads in Round 7. As slow as Hinojosa's punches were, he did manage to land a few clean shots in the fight.

It was a very solid outing for the southpaw from Gilroy, California. It was sort of a comeback fight for Guerrero because he suffered a cut in his last fight and it was ruled a no-contest. He looked sharp throwing combinations to Hinojosa's body and head. Robert Guerrero's record improves to 24-1-1, 17 KO's. Guerrero may move up from the Junior Lightweight division to the Lightweight division for a battle with Juan Diaz in the near future. Efren Hinojosa's record falls to 30-6-1, 17 KO's. Hinojosa has now lost 4 of his last 5 fights.

Friday, June 12, 2009

6/12/09 FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS


Danny Garcia KO's Pavel Miranda in 2 Rounds

Round 1: Garcia pops Miranda with a left jab. Garcia lands a left hook to the head of Miranda. Garcia hits Miranda in the body with a right. Miranda is following Garcia around the ring. Garcia is countering with left hooks to the head. Miranda gets tagged with a left to his body. Garcia is looking to land a big punch. Miranda lands a left hook.

Round 2: Miranda lands a left hook to Garcia's head. A left hook - straight right combination floors Miranda. Miranda rises to his feet and ties up Garcia. Garcia lands a left hook followed by an overhand right to the head that drops Miranda again. Referee stops the fight!

Overall Summary: Danny Garcia is a rising Junior Welterweight prospect. The Philadelphia native turned professional a year and half ago. Garcia throws hard, explosive punches and possesses a crowd pleasing style. Miranda was vastly outmatched tonight. Garcia waited to counter Miranda and effectively landed solid shots. It is tough to judge his full potential off this performance, but look to see Danny Garcia in some action fights in the near future. Garcia improves his record to 13-0, 8 KO's. Pavel Miranda falls to 16-4, 8 KO's and has now lost 3 of his last 4 fights.

6/11/09 Fights on VERSUS















(Pictured from Top to Bottom: David Rodela, Juanito Garcia)

David Rodela Takes A 6 Rd. Split Decision Victory Over Juanito Garcia

Round 1: Rodela presses forward throwing his jab and fires a left hook to the body. Rodela lands a right cross to the head. Garcia lands his jab. Garcia hits Rodela with a left hook to the head.

Round 2: Rodela throws a left hook and a jab. Good exchanges: Garcia lands his shots with Rodela on the ropes. Rodela lands a left hook to the head. The action is picking up. Rodela lands a left uppercut. Garcia fires a jab and right cross to the head. Rodela tags Garcia with a left hook to the body. Garcia counters with a left hook to the head followed by a right cross.

Round 3: Rodela jabs. Garcia is placing his punches well. Garcia hits Rodela with a left hook to the head. Garcia is countering Rodela effectively because his punches are wide. Rodela fires a straight right - left hook combination. Garcia lands a left hook and left uppercut with Rodela on the ropes. Rodela comes forward strong, but is tagged with a right to the body from Garcia. Garcia slips Rodela's punches and sets his feet again. As Rodela is in the corner, Garcia lands a 3 punch combination. Rodela gets stunned by a right as Garcia tries to knock him down, but the bell rings.

Round 4: Garcia throws his jab and presses forward. Garcia is landing the better shots in close range. A right- left hook combination stuns Garcia and he ties Rodela up. Rodela presses forward.

Round 5: Rodela lands a right cross - left hook combination to the head. Garcia throws a combination then moves around the ring. With Rodela in the corner, Garcia lands a right cross. Then, they both exchange right crosses.

Round 6: Both fighters throw jabs. Garcia lands a right cross to the head followed by a right to the body. Rodela comes forward and lands an overhand right. Garcia lands a combination with Rodela against the ropes. Rodela moves. Garcia stuns Rodela with a right cross and then lands a left uppercut. Rodela ties up as Garcia charges forward. Garcia fires and lands a right cross to the head.

Overall Summary: It was a good action fight and the decision could have gone either way. Both of these Junior Lightweight fighters landed good clean punching throughout the fight. Garcia and Rodela had moments where they stunned each other. At times, Rodela was a little wide with his punches and that enabled Garcia to counter him. Rodela threw sharp punches, but Garcia was a strong, durable opponent. Garcia boxed well and threw more combinations in the fight. David Rodela improves to 13-1-2, 6 KO's. Juanito Garcia's record falls to 14-3, 5 KO's. Garcia has lost his last 3 fights.

6/11/09 Fights on VERSUS


Luis Ramos KO's Baudel Cardenas in 5 Rounds

Round 1: The southpaw Ramos lands a straight left - right hook combination to Cardenas' head. Ramos lands a right hook to the body. Cardenas counters with a left uppercut. Ramos fires his right jab. Ramos perfectly places a straight left to Cardenas' body and floors him. Cardenas gets up and Ramos chases him throwing punches.

Round 2: Ramos fires and lands a straight left to the head and body. Ramos is dictating the pace of the fight. He lands a right hook to Cardenas' head. Ramos lands a combination to the body of Cardenas. Cardenas fires back with his own combination. Ramos continues to press forward.

Round 3: Ramos throws his jab. Cardenas gets hit in the body with a straight left. They exchange in close quarters. Ramos lands body shots. Cardenas fires punches back. Ramos nails Cardenas with a right hook - straight left combination that stuns him. Ramos lands a left uppercut to the body followed by a right hook to the body. Cardenas counters again inside.

Round 4: Cardenas backs up as Ramos fires a straight left. Ramos rips shots to Cardenas' body. Cardenas not throwing back as much. Ramos fires his right jab. Cardenas lands a right uppercut, but Ramos lands more shots in close range. Ramos lands a right hook to the head. Cardenas presses forward and is trying to time Ramos with a big punch. Cardenas lands some body shots.

Round 5: Ramos hits Cardenas with a straight left followed by a nasty right hook to the body. Ramos lands a straight left - right hook combination to Cardenas' head. Cardenas walks into a devastating right hook to the head and gets knocked out.

Overall Summary: Luis Ramos has a lot of potential to be a solid fighter in the Lightweight division. Overall, this fight was a mismatch. However, Cardenas never quit and kept trying to win. Ramos appears to be a very strong fighter, who throws good combinations and fights well on the inside. Ramos has a pretty hard punch and will give many future opponents trouble with his southpaw style. Also, Ramos possesses a good work rate and can wear down the opposition with his accurate body punching ability. Luis Ramos improves to 11-0, 6 KO's and Baudel Cardenas falls to 18-17-2, 6 KO's.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

6/11/09 Fights on VERSUS

Charles Huerta Stops Noe Lopez Jr. in 3 Rounds

Round 1: The southpaw Lopez lands a right hook to the head. Huerta hits Lopez with a right cross to the head followed by a right to the body. Huerta jabs. Lopez lands consecutive straight lefts to Huerta's head. Both exchange a barrage of punches.

Round 2: Huerta shoots a straight right. Huerta is pressing the action; Lopez throws his right jab. Lopez gets pushed back from Huerta's jab. Huerta stuns Lopez with a right cross. Huerta is patient as he looks for openings to land his shots. Huerta is throwing combinations and placing his punches well.

Round 3: Huerta drops Lopez with a left hook to the temple. Huerta presses forward and jabs. Lopez takes a knee. Huerta floors Lopez with a right cross to the jaw. Referee stops the fight.

Overall Summary: A very impressive outing from Charles Huerta as he improves his record to 11-0, 7 KO's. Huerta looked solid putting his punches together. He fought better in each round and is an intelligent fighter on the rise in the Featherweight division.

Noe Lopez Jr. suffers the first defeat of his young career and now has a record of 4-1, 3 KO's.

6/11/09 Fights on VERSUS

Ricky Lopez Defeats Rufino Serrano By 4 Rd. Unanimous Decision

Round 1:
Serrano lands a left hook to the head. Serrano is throwing more punches to start the round. Lopez is shorter than Serrano. Lopez lands a straight right to Serrano's head. Lopez lands a 3-punch combination. Serrano fires back as he is against the ropes. Lopez nails Serrano with a hard right. They go toe-to-toe while against the ropes. Lopez lands 2 left hooks to Serrano's head.

Round 2: Lopez lands a left hook to the body and flurries with Serrano against the ropes. Serrano lands a few clean punches, but misses a left hook. Lopez fires a right cross - left hook combination to the head of Serrano. Lopez lands consecutive right cross punches.

Round 3: Lopez flurries; right to the body followed by a left hook to the head. Serrano is trying to reach with his jab instead of snapping it. Lopez is the harder puncher. Lopez shoots inside and lands a hard right cross to Serrano's head.

Round 4: Lopez places his punches well. Lopez continues to throw his combinations and lands the right cross. Serrano gets tagged with a left hook to the head. Lopez lands a stinging right. Serrano is trying to come forward and is getting hit too often.

Overall Summary: Ricky Lopez found many openings and did damage to Rufino Serrano with his right hand. He dodged Serrano's shots well and showed better fighting instincts. After Lopez landed many of his shots, he was often not in the range of Serrano's counter punches. It was a good action fight. Ricky Lopez fights in the Super Bantamweight division and improves to 4-0, 2 KO's, while Rufino Serrano drops to 1-1, 0 KO's.

Friday, June 5, 2009

6/5/09 FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

Carlos Molina Wins 12 Round Unanimous Decision Over Danny Perez

Round 1
: Good action to start the fight. Both fighters unloading their shots. Most of the body shots were landed by Molina while most of the head shots were landed by Perez. Good exchanges as Perez presses forward. Molina countering very well to the body. Perez fires a strong left jab.

Round 2: Perez fires some strong left jabs. Molina is fighting at a fast pace and attacks Perez's body. Perez lands a solid right uppercut. Molina lands a good left hook to the head.

Round 3: Perez lands an overhand right. Molina stuns Perez with a hard right uppercut. Molina hits Perez with hard body shots. Perez is firing shots, but Molina is pushing him back after he fires his combinations.

Round 4: Molina hits Perez with a left hook to the head. Perez continues to press forward, but Molina is slipping punches well. Another good action round with Molina outworking Perez inside.

Round 5: Perez is trying to work his jab, but Molina lands another combination to the body. Both fighters jab then Molina throws a flurry of punches. Molina jumps in with his offense and attacks Perez's body. Molina lands a good right to the body.

Round 6: Perez lands a solid right and Molina backs into a corner. Molina lands a combination and Perez fires a straight right. Molina throws his combination; he gets away quickly and Perez cannot counter him. At times, Molina fires punches and then smothers Perez so he cannot fire back. Perez cannot keep up with the work rate of Molina especially on the inside.

Round 7: Perez hits Molina with a left hook to the head. Molina counters with a right to the body. Perez lands a right uppercut to Molina's body. Molina hammers Perez with a right uppercut to the head. Perez took the shot well. Molina is throwing punches then tying up. Molina's work rate is overwhelming Perez. Molina has kept a solid pace and is mostly outworking Perez with combinations to the body. Perez is only landing shots one at a time.

Round 8: Molina lands a good overhand right. Perez hits Molina with a left hook to the body. Molina lands his combination and ties up Perez. Molina hits Perez with a solid left hook. Perez fires and lands a straight right. With Perez against the ropes, Molina lands a straight right followed by some body shots. Molina is tremendously outworking Perez.

Round 9: Molina lands an overhand right followed by a left hook. Molina flurries and moves. Molina lands an uppercut inside. Perez fires back with hard rights. Molina continues with his fast pace. Perez is being forced to fight at a faster pace then he would like.

Round 10: Perez comes forward, but Molina does not let him get set to punch. Molina's pace slowed a bit and Perez became a little more effective. Perez lands an overhand right.

Round 11: Molina lands some straight right hands. Molina is landing good solid punches, but Perez is still pressuring him. Molina continues to lean on him after he fires his combinations to tire him out.

Round 12: Molina lands a solid left hook. Both fighters exchange clean shots. Perez cannot keep Molina off. Molina lands an overhand right and continues to outwork Perez.

Overall Summary: Carlos Molina did an excellent job filling in for Carlos Quintana against Danny Perez. Molina outworked Perez from the beginning of the fight. Perez tried to use his jab and landed some clean shots, but Molina's work rate flustered him. Perez did not have the energy to match Molina's output of punches tonight. Molina was constantly on top of him smothering his shots. At times, Molina would land his punches and get out of the way. He would also land his combinations and then lean on Perez to tire him. He countered Perez with good body shots and landed some hard uppercuts in the fight.

Molina has a crowd pleasing style to watch. He comes forward with a lot of pressure, throws solid combinations and fights at a furious pace. Carlos Molina has now won his last 9 fights and improves to 17-4-1, with 5 KO's in the Junior Middleweight division. Danny Perez drops to 34-6, 17 KO's. Both fighters have never been knocked out.

6/5/09 FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

Ira Terry Defeats Leon Bobo by 8 Round Majority Decision

Round 1
: Terry throws a jab and fires a combination behind it. Bobo is not throwing much. Terry lands overhand right. Bobo lands a straight left.

Round 2: Terry comes forward popping his jab. Terry fires and lands a straight right to the head. Bobo's back is against the ropes. Terry lands left hook. Bobo lands some straight lefts, but Terry took it well.

Round 3: Terry is throwing and landing combinations while Bobo is back into the ropes. Terry lands a left hook to the body. Bobo lands a right jab as Terry rushes inside. Bobo is firing straight lefts to Terry's head.

Round 4: Terry is firing punches. Bobo is against the ropes again and not throwing back. Bobo misses right uppercut, but lands a straight left. Bobo lands a solid right hook followed by a straight left that momentarily stuns Terry back into the ropes.

Round 5: Bobo nails Terry with a straight left, right hook combination to the head. Bobo lands consecutive straight lefts. Terry appears cautious.

Round 6: Bobo starts to dictate the pace. Terry fires a combination as Bobo covers up in the center of the ring. Bobo is hitting Terry with straight left, right hook combinations. Terry lands a solid right to the body.

Round 7: Terry lands a right uppercut, but clashes heads with Bobo. Bobo appears to be stunned. Terry fires vicious shots to Bobo's body and head as he is against the ropes. Terry throws some wild punches and Bobo ties him up. Terry hits Bobo with a hard right cross to the head. This was the best action round of the fight.

Round 8: Terry is landing punches. Bobo is looking for openings to counter punch. Terry continues to throw shots while coming forward. Bobo is trying to stay away as Terry continues to pressure.

Overall Summary: Ira Terry pressed the action in this Junior Lightweight match up against Leon Bobo. Bobo was cautious as he looked for openings to fire his shots, but possessed little punching power. Most of the fight, Bobo waited too long to throw his punches. Bobo's best rounds were the 5th & 6th when he was able to land straight lefts and combinations. In the other rounds, Terry outworked him and landed some wild punches. Terry improved to 22-2, 12 KO's while Bobo's record fell to 18-3-1, 2 KO's.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

BREAKING NEWS

ESPN has just reported that "Sugar" Shane Mosley will take on Manny Pacquiao on October 17th!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

5/30/09 HBO - ANDRE BERTO WINS 12 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER JUAN URANGO


Round 1: Berto demonstrates his hand speed early in the fight. Urango moves his upper body well and keeps his chin low. Berto fires straight rights. Urango moves forward throwing his right jab.

Round 2: Berto jabs quickly and lands an overhand right to the head. Urango lands a straight left to the head. Berto lands an overhand right. Urango lands a right hook to the head. Berto fires and lands a right uppercut. Berto is seeking an opening to land a straight right. Urango has good upper body movement as he comes forward. Berto is not hitting him cleanly.

Round 3: Berto is very fast, but he is looking to land one punch at a time rather than putting his punches together. Urango went down due to a slip. Berto is flashy; lands one punch and then ties Urango up.

Round 4: Urango plows forward and throws more punches. Berto lands a straight right. Both fighters exchange clean shots on the inside. Urango lands a right hook to the head. Berto fires a straight right followed by a left hook to the head. Urango lands a left to the body.

Round 5: Both fighters land some good punches. Berto lands a left hook to the head. Berto jabs then lands a right uppercut to the head. Urango lands some body shots.

Round 6: Berto jabs quick, but stands flat footed in front of Urango. Urango lands a straight left to the head. Berto lands a straight right, left hook combination to Urango's head. Berto rips a right uppercut as Urango presses forward. Urango lands a right hook to the body.

Round 7: Urango lands a straight left as Berto is in the corner. Berto lands another right uppercut. Urango cannot catch him. Urango charges forward and Berto lands a straight right. Urango fires, but cannot hit Berto.

Round 8: Berto circles and fires his jab. Urango traps Berto in the corner and lands a few punches. Berto lands a left with Urango's back touching the ropes. Urango jabs as he moves forward. Urango lands a right hook.

Round 9: A straight left lands by Urango. Berto is circling too much and not throwing enough punches. Urango fires and lands a straight left to Berto's head. Berto jabs and fires a straight right. The crowd is booing at the end of the round.

Round 10: Berto lands a straight right as Urango is chasing him. Straight left, right hook combination lands by Urango. Urango lands a left to the body. Berto counters with a right to the body. Good exchanging toward the end of the round.

Round 11: Berto flurries and lands a right uppercut. Urango is moving his head less as he comes forward. Berto's hand speed is overwhelming Urango.

Round 12: Berto circles as Urango puts pressure. Urango cannot get close to Berto. Urango lands two right uppercuts on the inside. Urango lands a right hook to the body. Berto lands a left hook to the head. Urango lands a right hook to the body.

Overall Summary: Andre Berto displayed exceptional hand speed, but continues to stand in front of opponents too long. Against opponents with a harder punch, Berto may have a problem in the future. He has good balance and agility, but needs to box more and put his punches together.

Juan Urango never really got close to Berto. When Urango did get close, he did not let his hands go enough. Throughout the fight, Berto seemed a step ahead of him and moved out of harm's way consistently.

Urango has trouble with boxers. The hand speed of Berto made Urango hesistant to throw punches. Berto would land a few clean punches and then clinch with Urango. It will be interesting to see how Berto looks against a puncher who can exchange with him or a skilled boxer. Juan Urango was solid opposition tonight, but it remains to be seen if Berto can put all his skills together to become one of boxing's elite and complete fighters. Berto improves to 25-0, 19 KO's, while Juan Urango drops to 21-2-1, 16 KO's.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

5/30/09 HBO - CINTRON UPSETS ANGULO, WINS 12 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION


Round 1: Cintron tries to establish his jab and find his range. Cintron lands a right to the body. Cintron hits Angulo with a left hook to the head. Angulo misses a right to the body. Cintron lands a left hook to the head. Angulo tags Cintron with a right to the head. Angulo comes forward; landing his jab followed by a right to the head. Cintron is a bit stunned as Angulo finishes the round strong.

Round 2: Angulo lands a jab to the head, then a right to the body. Cintron lands his jab followed by a flurry to Angulo's body. Angulo hits Cintron with an overhand right to the head. Angulo lands a left hook to the body. Angulo is throwing and landing a hard left jab. Cintron counters with a right uppercut. Angulo continues to press forward.

Round 3: Cintron lands a jab and hits Angulo with a good overhand right to the head. Cintron lands a combination and Angulo lands a right to the body. Cintron fires and lands a right to the head. Angulo comes forward and Cintron tags him with a right to the head. Cintron is boxing better this round and hits Angulo with a left hook to the head. Cintron lands another overhand right followed by a left hook to the head. Angulo did not throw as many punches this round.

Round 4: Cintron lands two left hooks to Angulo's head. An overhand right stuns Angulo. A right, left combination to the head rocks Angulo. Cintron nails Angulo with a right to the head.

Round 5: Cintron boxes as Angulo continues to press forward. Angulo jabs, but his jab is slower than Cintron's jab. Cintron lands a right to the head. Cintron slows a bit as the round heads to a close. Angulo presses forward and lands a combination.

Round 6: Both fighters exchange overhand rights to the head. Cintron rocks Angulo's head back with a left hook to the head. Angulo lands a jab to the head, but Cintron lands another left hook to the head. Cintron is boxing well and appears to have found his range, but Angulo is very tough as he presses forward.

Round 7: Referee tells Cintron to keep his punches up. Cintron lands a left hook to the head. Angulo is throwing punches as he continues to come forward. An overhand right lands by Angulo. Cintron fires and lands a right uppercut. Angulo lands punches as Cintron's back is to the ropes.

Round 8: Cintron lands a good overhand right to Angulo's head. Both fighters exchange overhand rights. Angulo is applying more pressure and lands a left hook to the body. Angulo lands an overhand right to the head. Cintron hits Angulo with a right uppercut. Cintron lands a left hook to the head as Angulo's back is to the ropes. Angulo gets nailed by another overhand right from Cintron.

Round 9: Angulo lands a right to the body. Cintron lands a right uppercut to the head. Angulo lands a left hook to the body and Cintron lands a left hook to the head.

Round 10: Both fighters exchange overhand rights as Angulo charges forward. Cintron lands a left hook to the head. Both fighters exchange good punches the last 20 seconds of the round.

Round 11: Cintron fires and lands a right then left hook to the head. Angulo gets hit with another left hook to the head. Cintron lands a straight right to Angulo's head. Angulo is tiring and Cintron is boxing well using his jab.

Round 12:
Cintron jabs as Angulo gets closer. Cintron ties up Angulo. Angulo lands an overhand right to the head. Angulo lands a right to the body. Cintron ties him up again. Cintron jabs then fires and lands a straight right to the head. Angulo keeps landing punches as he presses forward. Cintron lands another right. Cintron keeps moving as Angulo applies more pressure.

Overall Summary: Kermit Cintron boxed very good in this fight. Angulo had his moments when he momentarily stunned Cintron a few times. Angulo placed his punches well, but did not land enough of them. Cintron stayed mostly on the outside and used his jab effectively. He continually beat Angulo to the punch and landed the cleaner punches in the fight. Toward the end of the fight when Angulo was applying more pressure, Cintron wisely tied him up to hold onto a 12 round unanimous decision victory. Alfredo Angulo suffers his first professional defeat of his career and drops to 15-1, 12 KO's, while Cintron improves to 31-2-1, 27 KO's. Cintron will probably take on Sergio Martinez in a rematch in his next fight. Their first fight was a 12 round majority draw.

HBO 9:45pm EST 5/30/09

Andre Berto
Juan Urango
Alfredo Angulo
Kermit Cintron

I'm picking Andre Berto to overwhelm Juan Urango and Kermit Cintron to upset Alfredo Angulo. Check back after the fights tonight to see the results!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MIGUEL COTTO - JOSHUA CLOTTEY PREVIEW

Miguel Cotto takes on Joshua Clottey in a welterweight showdown at Madison Square Garden on June 13.

Miguel Cotto is a very physically strong welterweight. He has one of the best left hooks to the body in the sport. As his fights go on, he wears out his opponents with a ferocious body attack. He can go toe-to-toe, but has a tendency in recent fights to lean inside and get tagged with uppercuts. He is a decent boxer with a good jab and underrated hand speed. Cotto's lone defeat came in a war with Antonio Margarito (TKO'd 11). Cotto's record is 33-1, 27 KO's.


Joshua Clottey always comes to the ring in great shape. He can take a great punch and looks to counter his opponents. He has never been stopped. Clottey has shown to counter opponents well with uppercuts on the inside and has a good straight right. Clottey is solid defensively and covers up well to weather the storm against fighters who throw a high volume of punches. He waits and tries to land his punches in spots. Clottey has won 8 of his last 9 fights. His record is 35-2, 20 KO's.

What to look for?

Clottey will pressure forward and Cotto will box early on in the fight. Cotto will try to land stiff left jabs and try to attack Clottey's body with combinations as Clottey covers up. The middle of the fight will possess good exchanges with hard punching. When they exchange in close quarters, Clottey will throw punches in spots, especially his uppercut. Cotto will land shots to his body. Clottey may not land as much as Cotto in this fight, but he will make his punches count and may stun Cotto a few times. Cotto probably will try and box Clottey if the fight goes on into the later rounds.

Prediction: Cotto will out land Clottey with mostly body shots, use his jab and box well enough in the later rounds to come away with a 12 round unanimous decision victory.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Squares Off with ESPN's Brian Kenny

Article by Alex Piccirillo

"Floyd Mayweather is the next step, I want Floyd. The only reason Pacquiao is there at number one is because Floyd retired. I want Floyd. It would be a great event, a great challenge."

- As stated by Juan Manuel Marquez after defeating Juan Diaz

Juan Manuel Marquez is a very good fighter with a lot of pride and is willing to move up 2 weight classes to see how great he is by facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on July 18th. Although Mayweather is coming out of retirement, it will be a very difficult task for Marquez to defeat him. Mayweather has now filled into a welterweight and will square off with Marquez at a catch weight of 144lbs.

Mayweather shows great balance, coordination and agility. He possesses exceptional hand speed and lands pin point, accurate punches. Boxing is not always about punchning power, but where you land a punch that counts. Great fighters always find their range. So far, Mayweather has been the total package as he continually lands his great combinations.

Brian Kenny put Mayweather on the spot when he asked him, "Why are you returning to fight the lightweight champ of the world, who is 2 weight classes lighter?" Kenny was implying that Mayweather has chosen to fight a smaller guy. Everybody wants to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, but wasn't Marquez the guy that gave Pacquiao fits in the ring on two occasions?

Brian Kenny asked, "Why not face the winner of the Pacquiao - Marquez fight?" Floyd replied, "Bob Arum is Manny Pacquiao's boss and Floyd Mayweather is his own boss." Floyd also pointed out that Marquez called him out and Pacquiao did not.

"Floyd... Pacquiao just faced the last two guys you also faced. Who was more impressive?" Kenny asked. Mayweather replied, "Me, of course." De La Hoya did not come out to face Pacquiao for round 9 and Pacquiao KO'd Hatton in 2 rounds. Mayweather won a 12 round split decision over De La Hoya and KO'd Hatton in 10 rounds. Pacquiao defeating De La Hoya and Hatton quicker does not necessarily indicate he is more impressive. Is it more impressive that Mayweather defeated them first? What if we consider De La Hoya and Hatton as Mayweather's left overs for Pacquiao? If Mayweather and Pacquiao match up, the outcome of their wins over De La Hoya and Hatton have no bearing at all when comparing them because styles make fights.

Why is Floyd Mayweather facing Juan Manuel Marquez instead of Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley or even Miguel Cotto? Mayweather needs a tune up fight, but Marquez is not a tune up type of fighter. Marquez will be a formidable opponent, but Mayweather needs to get his timing back from his brief retirement. All the training in the gym will not prepare Mayweather for a possible meeting with Pacquiao, Mosley or Cotto like having a real fight first. Styles make fights and it is believed that as good as Marquez is, Mayweather will still be able to outbox him. A second tune-up would never hurt Mayweather if he is looking to fight a tornado punching Manny Pacquiao.

If Floyd is victorious over Marquez, will he face Pacquiao next? Or Mosley? If Cotto wins June 13, will Pacquiao face him instead of Mayweather? A Cotto victory over Clottey will probably lead to a clash between Cotto and Pacquiao because they both are promoted by Bob Arum. Mayweather may have to wait to face Pacquiao or may opt to face Shane Mosley instead if he wins on July 18th.

Will Mayweather and Pacquiao ever meet? There may be some barriers in making the fight happen. Who will be getting the lion share of the purse? Will they split 50/50? Floyd retired, but is currently undefeated. Pacquiao's popularity arguably makes him the bigger draw. Most fight fans and media feel the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is either Mayweather or Pacquiao. There's only one way to settle the most talked about debate in boxing..........in the ring!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS 5/22/09


ANTWONE SMITH WINS 10 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION OVER RICHARD GUTIERREZ

Round 1: Both fighters exchange punches in close quarters. Gutierrez is bringing the fight to Smith. Smith counters in close range. Gutierrez lands body shots. Smith is using a shoulder roll and starting to counter Gutierrez well. Smith is throwing more punches as the round goes on.

Round 2: Left hook to the head lands by Gutierrez. Gutierrez lands some more body punches. Gutierrez is throwing and landing more than Smith. Smith is waiting to pick his spots. They are fighting on the inside again. Smith steps back and lands some punches. Smith lands a right to the body. Smith hits Gutierrez with a left hook to the body. Both fighters start to jab. In close range, both fighters land a right uppercut. Smith lands a right and is coming on strong with more punches toward the end of the round while Gutierrez's back is against the ropes.

Round 3: Gutierrez is landing hooks inside. Lots of exchanging, Smith is being patient and is landing the harder, cleaner shots. Gutierrez lands a right to the body. Smith is showing more confidence. He is landing combinations with Gutierrez in the corner. Smith is putting his punches together better this round.

Round 4: The fighters are going toe-to-toe. Smith is placing his shots better and they are having more of an effect than Gutierrez's punches. Smith lands a right uppercut. Left hook to the head and body land by Smith. A solid right lands flush on the jaw of Gutierrez. Gutierrez is against the ropes. Gutierrez is getting hit more with the cleaner punches.

Round 5: Smith comes forward with his jab. Smith is nailing Gutierrez with faster, harder shots inside. The tempo of the fight increases with Smith continuing to land the better punches. A left hook to the head lands by Gutierrez. Smith counters with a combination. Gutierrez lands punches with Smith against the ropes. Now Gutierrez is against the ropes with Smith punching in volume. Gutierrez lands a straight right hand to the head. Smith counters with a left hook to the body. Gutierrez lands a shot to the body and head as round ends. Gutierrez is looking a little stronger toward the end of this round.

Round 6: Smith has a cut above his left eye. Gutierrez misses with a wild left hook to the head. Gutierrez comes forward landing punches. Smith is fighting Gutierrez in the corner. Good exchanging - Gutierrez will land some decent punches, but Smith is throwing his combinations in spots. Smith his placing his punches very well.

Round 7: Toe-to-toe action inside with both fighters landing good shots. Smith has the harder punch. Gutierrez is wide with his punches. Smith is trying to catch Gutierrez with straight punches as he comes forward. Gutierrez is a little reckless, while Smith is showing good composure.

Round 8: Gutierrez is boxing as Smith is coming toward him. Smith takes Gutierrez's punches and fires a combination back. Smith lands clean shots to the head. A straight right to the head lands by Smith. Gutierrez is against the ropes. Smith is outworking Gutierrez. A right uppercut by Smith lands inside. He is countering Gutierrez very well. The doctor looks at Smith's cut and he is okay to continue fighting.

Round 9: Gutierrez lands a left hook to the head. Smith picks up the pace and throws more combinations. Smith lands a straight, flush right to the head of Gutierrez.

Round 10: Gutierrez hits Smith with a left hook to the body. Smith lands a straight right to the head. Gutierrez comes forward as Smith waits and tries to time him. Smith lands a combination as Gutierrez is against the ropes. Smith is using the shoulder roll effectively in the center of the ring. Smith lands a left hook to the head and flush right to the jaw. Gutierrez fires a right to the body. Smith lands some body shots.

Overall Summary: Antwone Smith fought a very composed fight. He let Gutierrez throw a lot of punches to tire himself out and then countered in spots. Smith was the harder puncher and landed the cleaner shots throughout the fight. Gutierrez was game and landed good body shots, but Smith fought better in close quarters. Smith was patient and countered effectively because Gutierrez had a tendency to fire wide punches. Also, Gutierrez put a lot into his punches, but did not always put them together. Smith seemed to always counter Gutierrez's shots with fast combinations. Antwone Smith improved to 16-1-1, 8 KO's while Gutierrez dropped to 24-3-1, 14 KO's.

Friday, May 22, 2009

GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX TKO'S JUAN NORIEGA IN 3 ROUNDS IN PRO DEBUT

" I am here to show what I am made of and win a world championship."
-Guillermo Rigondeaux


Round 1: Rigondeaux landed a left to the body and then a combination. Noriega gets hit with a straight left and went down. Rigondeaux was ripping vicious lefts to the head and body. Rigondeaux landed a right hook to the head. He was stalking Noriega and started throwing his right jab. A left by Rigondeaux lands to the body and head. Another straight left stuns Noriega.

Round 2: Rigondeaux lands a straight left to the head and then to the body. The southpaw has explosive hand speed. Noriega throws a right that misses. Noriega's punches look so slow compared to the offensive output by the Cuban. Rigondeaux lands a right hook to the head. Rigondeaux jumps on top of him with shots to the body. Noriega is very hesistant to let his hands go. Rigondeaux lands another right hook to the head.

Rouund 3: Rigondeaux was taunting Noriega a little bit like Roy Jones Jr. used to do to his opponents. Rigondeaux looks for an opening. Noriega looks frightened to throw punches. The referee stops the fight due to Noriega absorbing too many head shots.

Overall Summary: This was a major mismatch, but one can still see the great skills and credentials Guillermo Rigondeaux possesses. Rigondeaux has great balance and coordination along with sharp punching. The 2000 and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist prefers to counter punch opponents rather than initiating the action. He was standing in front of Noriega trying to bait him inside so he could land his combinations.

There is no professional boxing in Cuba. Rigondeaux fled for the United States to begin a professional career leaving behind his wife and son."El Chacal" was not allowed to box anymore when it was rumored he defected after he failed to appear at the weigh-in for the July 2007 Pan-Am games. Rigondeaux returned to camp the next day and stated that he was at a bar all night, but was kicked off the national team.

Rigondeaux was very impressive in his pro debut in Miami. This focused and determined 122lb. fighter is on the fast track to world a title.

ERISLANDY LARA TKO'S EDWIN VAZQUEZ IN 4 ROUNDS


Round 1: Lara lands a fast left uppercut under the chin of Vazquez. Lara lands three straight lefts. Vazquez comes forward and lands some body shots. Lara lands another straight left behind his right jab. Lara lands a strong body shot while Vazquez is against the ropes. Vazquez is having all kinds of trouble dealing with Lara's hand speed. Lara lands another straight left and is overwhelming Vazquez with his punch output.



Round 2: Both fighters exchange blows. A straight left from Lara pushes Vazquez back. Lara takes his time and looks for an opening. Vazquez throws an overhand right, but misses. Lara throws a right jab and then connects with a straight left to floor Vazquez. Vazquez gets up and Lara hits him with a straight left to the body. Vazquez lands a left hook to the body. Lara counters with a left uppercut. Both men exchange shots on the inside.



Round 3: Vazquez lands a few punches. Lara lands a straight left. Vazquez lands some body shots with Lara's back to the ropes. Lara counters to the head with a quick combination. Lara lands another straight left. Vazquez counters with a body shot. Lara is using his range, but is also banging Vazquez's body.



Round 4: Vazquez lands straight right to the head. A three punch combination lands by Lara. He overwhelms Vazquez with a left uppercut-right hook-straight left. Referee stops the fight.


Overall Summary: Lara overwhelmed Vazquez with his hand speed. Vazquez never had an answer for Lara's straight left. The 26 year old Cuban southpaw threw quick combinations on the inside and controlled distance from the outside. Vazquez's best opportunities in the fight came on the inside. Lara took the lead at times, but also let Vazquez throw his punches and countered effectively. Vazquez's punches were too slow for the slick southpaw. Lara consistently beat Vazquez to the punch. Lara improves to 6-0, 4 KO's.




Don't miss the debut of Cuba's Guillermo Rigondeaux tonight on Friday Night Fights on ESPN2!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Who Is Boxing's Pound-For-Pound King?








Let's settle this debate right now! Manny Pacquiao is currently # 1 on the Boxing Ledger's pound-for-pound list. Floyd Mayweather Jr. would still be at # 1 had he not retired. No one has ever defeated Floyd. If Floyd Mayweather Jr. is victorious over Juan Manuel Marquez on July 18th, he will reclaim the # 1 spot on this site's pound-for-pound list. How could another fighter be atop the pound-for-pound list if Floyd returns to beat Marquez on July 18th? Marquez gave Pacquiao two tough fights and the decisions could have gone either way. A victory over Marquez should end this discussion until Mayweather and Pacquiao potientially meet in the ring!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

SHOWTIME 5/16/09

WARD DOMINATES MIRANDA, EARNS 12 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION


Round 1: Ward starts throwing his jab. Ward is the aggressor, jabs Miranda to the body. Miranda jabs Ward, Ward's back touches the ropes as Miranda lands a right hand to the head. Accidental headbutt occurs. Ward is bleeding a lot over his left eye, but the cut is small. Ward throws a leaping left hook and ties up Miranda. Both men exchange jabs. Ward throws good combination to the body. Miranda throws a right. They tie up. Ward jabs to the body. Ward lands a jab and right hand. Ward throwing a lot of jabs. Miranda throws a body shot. Ward backs into corner. Ward switches to southpaw stance for first time in the fight. Ward throwing a right jab. Miranda throws right, but misses. Ward continually fires and lands straight lefts to Miranda's head.

Round 2: Miranda comes forward with a jab. Ward counters with a left hook. Ward changes to a southpaw stance and lands a straight left to Miranda's body. Ward double jabs with his right hand and lands a straight left to Miranda's head. Miranda lands right to the head. Ward ties up. Ward goes back into a conventional stance and lands a couple jabs. They tie up. Ward lands a good right over the top. Miranda comes forward with a jab. Ward jabs and ties up. Jab to the body by Ward. Right lands on the head of Miranda. Jab to the body by Ward again. Ward lands another right. Ward is back in the conventional stance. Miranda throws a leaping left hook, Ward blocks it. Both men fire jabs. Miranda lands two good rights to Ward's head. Ward counters with left hook. Ward fires a combination and lands left hook. Miranda lands right, Ward backs into ropes. Ward jabs to body. Ward lands left hook to Miranda's chest. Straight left lands by Ward.

Round 3: Ward starts to throw jab from a conventional stance. Miranda fires own jab. Ward fires left hook jabs and keeps circling. Miranda tries to push him back with a jab. Miranda lands left hook. Ward fires a combination and lands a left hook to Miranda's body. They tie up. Ward jabs. Miranda throws right, but misses. Ward lands left hook to the body. Ward jabs to the body and they tie up. Ward lands a vicious right to the body. Miranda chases and throws right, but misses. Left hook misses by Ward. They tie up. Right hand to the body lands by Miranda. Ward's back touches ropes. Ward fires straight right. Ward lands a good right to the body and left hook to the head.

Round 4: Ward jabs to the body. Miranda presses forward and lands a right hand to Ward's head. Ward ties up. Ward backs into the corner and Miranda lands a right. Ward lands a strong right to the body. Ward fires a left hook to the head. Ward throws a straight, lead right. Ward doubles his jab. Ward jabs to the body. Ward lands a left to the body and switches to a southpaw stance. A straight left and right hook lands to the head of Miranda.

Round 5: Ward fires a straight left from the south paw stance. Miranda comes forward and throws a right. Miranda is trying to time Ward and land his big right hand. Miranda lands a straight right. Ward lands a left uppercut. Ward lands two straight lefts. Straight left to the body and right hook to the head land by Ward. Miranda presses forward and Ward throws his right jab to keep him at bay. Miranda lands a right cross. Ward hits Miranda in the stomach with a straight left. Miranda's back is to the ropes. Ward fires a flurry of straight rights and lefts to his head as the bell sounds to end the round.

Round 6: Miranda comes forward with the jab. Ward jabs from the conventional stance. Miranda lands an overhand right. As Miranda is against the ropes, Ward lands a left hook to the body and head. Miranda lands a right body shot. Ward counters with a left to the body. Ward is pushing and forcing Miranda into the ropes. Ward initiates some inside fighting. Ward fires and lands two jabs. Miranda hits Ward with an overhand right. Ward counters with a lead left hook. Miranda hits Ward with another clean, right hand to the face. Ward bangs away as he is in close quarters with Miranda against the ropes.

Round 7: Miranda hits Ward with an overhand right. Ward throws a flurry to the head and body. Miranda lands another overhand right. Left hook to the head lands by Ward. Another left hook lands to Miranda's chest. They battle in the corner. Ward jabs. Miranda is throwing his jab more this round. Left hook to the head lands by Ward. Ward is boxing well.

Round 8: Miranda throws and lands a lead left hook to the head of Ward. Ward jabs. Ward starts to smother Miranda's punches by getting close to him. Ward tries to prevent Miranda from landing his big right hand by keeping the fight in close quarters. Ward lands an overhand right. Ward fires and lands a left hook to the head and body. Ward hits Miranda with a right uppercut and then continues to push him toward the ropes. Ward is smothering Miranda and forcing him to fight on the inside. Ward hit him with left hooks to the body followed by a left uppercut. Miranda is throwing short punches trying to hit Ward inside.

Round 9: Chasing Ward, Miranda lands another overhand right. A left hook lead lands by Ward. Ward fires a combination to Miranda's head. Miranda hits Ward with a right uppercut driving him into the ropes. Miranda nails Ward with another right and Ward ties up. Ward stuns Miranda with left hooks.

Round 10: Ward is boxing well. He is landing left hooks and throwing his jab. Ward lands a flush left hook to Miranda's face. Ward continues throwing his left hook. Ward hits Miranda in close and is pushing him back. A powerful lead left hook hits Miranda's head. Ward switches to a southpaw stance. A straight left hits Miranda's forehead and another lands flush to the right side of his face. Ward slipped, but got up.

Round 11: Boxing in the southpaw stance, Ward is just consistently nailing Miranda with straight lefts to the head. Ward is constantly beating him to the punch.

Round 12: Ward switches back to conventional stance. Miranda lands a right to Ward's face. Ward boxes and is using the jab. Ward throws a combination and hits Miranda with a left uppercut. Miranda lands a right uppercut to Ward's body. Ward ties up and throws a shot in close range.

Overall Summary: In front of his hometown fans in Oakland, California on Saturday night, Andre Ward showed that he is now among the top fighters in the super middleweight division. This was a real step up in class for the 2004 U.S.A Olympic Gold Medalist. He outboxed Edison Miranda from both the conventional and southpaw stance. Ward found his range well and he repeatedly beat Miranda to the punch. He pummeled Miranda with left hooks from the conventional stance and straight lefts when he was in the southpaw stance. Surprisingly, Ward brought the fight inside at times and was beating Miranda to the punch there too. By getting closer to Miranda, Ward limited the effect of being on the end of one of Miranda's big right hands that has done a lot of damage in the past to other opponents.

Miranda fought better during the fight when he pressed forward and threw the jab more. He was trying to get set to throw his right hand, but Ward's boxing ability bothered him most of the night. When Miranda did not throw his jab and was just trying to time Ward for an overhand right, Ward was successful with his combination punching.

Ward improves to 19-0, 12 KO's, while Miranda drops to 32-4, 28 KO's.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SHOWTIME 5/16/09

JOHN MOLINA STOPS FRANKIE ARCHULETA IN 2 ROUNDS

Round 1: Good pace from the bell. Archuleta lands a left uppercut. He throws a wild right, but misses. Molina lands a right uppercut. Archuleta lands a left hook. Molina fires an overhand right and follows with a left hook to the body. Molina backs Archuleta into the corner. Archuleta lands an overhand right. Molina gets hit with a right to his body and Archuleta follows with a left to the body. Left hook lands to the head of Molina. Archuleta lands a jab. Molina tries to impose his will on Archuleta and fires a stiff, left jab as the bell rings.

Round 2: Archuleta jabs, then double jabs. Molina lands two jabs of his own. Archuleta throws a combination and lands a hard left hook to the body. Molina jabs to the body and continues to stalk forward. Good exchanges occur with Archuleta landing an uppercut. Molina momentarily stuns Archuleta with a right. Archuleta ties up briefly, but then fires back. Archuleta lands quick combination on Molina as Molina's back is to the ropes. Molina lands a right to the head followed by a right to the body. Archuleta is stunned and Molina jumps on him with a flurry. Down goes Archuleta. Archuleta stands up, but the referee stops the fight.

Overall Summary: Frankie Archuleta was winning the fight. He was landing quick combination punches. He kept beating Molina to the punch. Molina came forward a lot without using a jab. Archuleta just got caught by some punches from a guy that hit harder. Molina is a good offensive fighter, but needs to drastically improve his defense if he is going to take it to the next level. Molina improves to 17-0, 13 KO's.

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS 5/15/09

JORGE TERON WINS 10 ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION IN REMATCH OVER ALDO VALTIERRA

Round 1: Teron bursts out of his corner throwing a double jab followed by a sweeping hook. Teron than throws and lands jab-right-left hook. Teron lands some body shots and starts to shoot his jab again. He's not reckless and is placing his punches well. Valtierra was caught a bit by surprise by the younger fighter's energy early on in the fight. Valtierra landed an overhand right. Teron found his range early and kept the pressure on the rest of the round.

Round 2: Teron continued to snap his jab, keeping the pace he set in round 1. Valtierra hit Teron with a right. Teron landed two left hooks to the body. Valtierra landed a right to the body. Valtierra leaned in too much on the inside and Teron caught him with a left hook. Valtierra lands a right to the body and Teron answers with a combination.

Round 3: Valtierra goes strong to the body. Teron sets and throws a combination. Teron lands a left hook to the head. Valtierra lands a right to the body. Teron lands another left hook to Valtierra's head. Teron lands a right cross. Valtierra throws a combination. Another left hook lands to the head of Valtierra.

Round 4: Teron lands a jab. Valtierra lands a right cross to Teron's head. Teron places a good left hook to the body. Teron kept finding a home for his left hook. A right cross to the head and a left hook to the body lands by Teron. Valtierra starts to slowdown with his output of punches. A good right cross lands by Teron. Teron comes forward and shoots his jab. Valtierra is hesitant to trade on the inside with the sharper punching Teron.

Round 5: Valtierra starts to let his hands go more and Teron starts using his jab again. Valtierra lands a combination and Teron lands a left hook to Valtierra's head again. Valtierra lands a short left hook to Teron's head. Teron nailed Valtierra with a left hook and right uppercut combination.

Round 6: Teron continues pressing forward. Valtierra's punches are not having the same effect as early on in the fight. Valtierra seems a little off balanced after he throws the last punch of his combinations. Teron lands straight right.

Round 7: Valtierra comes back stronger this round and charges forward. Teron covers up as Valtierra throws and lands more punches. Valtierra lands a left hook to Teron's head. Teron steps back to find his range and starts to jab again. Teron hits Valtierra in the body with a left hook.

Round 8: Teron hits Valtierra with a left hook. Lunging forward, Teron nails Valtierra with another left hook to his head. Teron unloads a left hook - right cross combination to Valtierra's head. Valtierra jabs to the body. A good, solid right hand lands flush on Teron's chin and momentarily stuns him. Teron's mouth piece fell out. That right hand was the best punch Valtierra landed in the fight.

Round 9: Valtierra lands a right to the body. Teron lands consecutive left hooks to Valtierra's head. Teron goes back to his jab. Teron lands another good left hook to Valtierra's head. In close quarters, Valtierra lands a right to the body. Teron lands two jabs. Valtierra lands a right cross.

Round 10: Valtierra presses forward and lands a right cross to the head of Teron. Valtierra hits Teron with a right to the body. Valtierra starts throwing wild, hard punches. Teron stayed on the outside and tried to land combinations when Valtierra leaned inside. Teron landed a good left to the body and followed it with a clean, hard left hook to Valtierra's head.

Overall Summary: Teron, a lightweight from the Bronx avenged his only defeat and improved his record to 23-1-1 with 15 KO's. Teron found his range early on in the first round and used his jab effectively. At times, he got into close quarters with Valtierra and took some clean shots to his face. Teron used his height, range and superior quickness to outbox Valtierra and get the better of most exchanges. Teron found a home for his left hook all night. WhenValtierra threw a right to the body, Teron countered with a left hook to Valtierra's head. When Valtierra threw his right to Teron's face, Teron countered to the body with vicious left hooks. Against stiffer opposition, Teron may want to avoid exchanging in close quarters. Valtierta tagged him a few times and Teron took the punches well, but future opponents with more punching power could pose more of a risk for Teron if he chooses to fight on the inside.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS 5/15/09

KEVIN JOHNSON DEFEATS DEVIN VARGAS BY TKO 6
"I'm not even going for a knockout. I just want to see him quit...It's more brutal."
- Kevin Johnson (Before his fight with Devin Vargas)
Round 1: The hand speed edge goes to Vargas. He came forward landing fast combination punches. Johnson is the bigger, more solid of the two.The punches Vargas landed did not seem to do any damage to Johnson. Johnson looked as if he was feeling Vargas out. Johnson covered up a bit, but started to use a jab. When he landed his punches on Vargas, you could see that Johnson was the heavier puncher.

Round 2: Vargas boxes and lands an overhand right and left hook. Johnson begins to trade shots with Vargas and takes Vargas' punches well. While Vargas had his back on the ropes, Johnson lands two rights and a left hook to the body. It looks as if Johnson can impose his will on Vargas whenever he chooses. Johnson lands a left hook to Vargas' head. When Johnson lands, the force of his punches drive Vargas back.

Round 3: Vargas pressures forward to start the round and lands two good overhand rights followed by 2 left hooks to Johnson's head. Vargas is initiating the exchanges. Using his fast hands, Vargas makes Johnson back up. Johnson lands a strong overhand right. Vargas is now bleeding from his nose. Consecutive left hooks land to Vargas' head followed by more right hands from Johnson. Johnson lands a left hook to the head and Vargas takes a knee. Vargas' mouth is open as he walks to the corner as the bell sounds at the end of the round.

Round 4: Good exchanges - Left hook by Vargas, but the heavier and harder punches are coming from Johnson. Johnson patiently stalks forward. Vargas lands an uppercut and left hook to Johnson's head.

Round 5: Left hook to the head lands by Johnson. Vargas is still coming forward and trying to use his handspeed to slow Johnson. Left hook to the body lands by Vargas. Johnson gets Vargas against the ropes. Johnson lands a left hook to Vargas' head, than an overhand right. Johnson lands two left hooks to the head. Vargas goes down and lost his mouth piece. He looks over to his corner. Action resumes with Johnson throwing and landing a barrage of punches. Vargas exchanges with him. Johnson gets him in the corner and lands a left hook and right hand to Vargas' head.

Round 6: Johnson doubles his jab. He lands an overhand right with Vargas against the ropes. Vargas fires a left hook. Vargas loses his mouth piece. Action continues with Vargas unleashing a combination. Johnson lands a left hook to the head. Johnson doubles his jab and lands an overhand right. Vargas gets tagged with two big left hooks from Johnson. Vargas stumbles to the ropes. Johnson unleashes a barrage of punches. Vargas' corner throws in the towel.

Overall Summary: Kevin Johnson is someone to keep an eye on in the heavyweight division. He has won his last 16 fights. Vargas was tough throwing combinations throughout the fight, but he did not have the power Johnson possessed and he could not take a punch as well as him.

Johnson is one of three American heavyweight contenders that potentially pose a threat to one of the Klitschko brothers. The other two are Eddie Chambers and Chris Arreola. Johnson is a tough matchup for any heavyweight out there. He has a solid chin and uses his quick hands when he feels he gets an opponent in the right position to unleash his combinations. Kevin Johnson improves to 22-0-1, with 9 KO's.

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