Just catching up on some weekend fights from the DVR. There may be similar additions later for other cards. I'd like to try doing these sorts of posts more often (and hopefully more immediately after shows).
Antonio Infante vs. Eddie Gomez: Two guys not at all far along in their boxing careers doing battle. Or something approximating that, I suppose. Gomez is a highly defensive fighter. To a degree, that's a good thing. Once he goes into his defensive shell, Infante never seemed to be able to touch him. But the problem was that Gomez seemed to only be interested in counter punching, and Infante feared fighting off the front foot and leaving himself available for counters. Gomez shakes up Infante in the fifth and pursued with telegraphed single shots. While I don't see that being a winning or finishing strategy against better fighters down the line, the ref was willing to put an end to the fight after one upper cut caused Infante's skull to rock back violently.
O'Nell Negron vs. Roberto Acevedo: Negron is clearly intended to win here with his 8-0-1 (8KO) record. Acevedo is on the wrong side of .500. My lack of excitement is warranted. Acevedo seems to have no real interest in boxing with Negron and chooses instead to clinch. This brings many comparisons from the announcers, as best I can tell, to pro wrestling and the UFC. Negron appears to have extraordinarily basic technique - he leads by pumping the jab, tthre's a right behind it, and his most interesting punch selection comes on the rare occasions the two men are in tight and have some separation. Acevedo has his moments of activity and on the inside when in close, he shows a certain slickness that allows him to roll shots and land his own counters. Negron also fades late, and this bring us to a 6 round Acevedo majority decision win. Ugly fight though.
Keith Tapia vs. Andrus Kuilan: Man, already to pro debuts? Really weak Telefutura card this week. Cruiserweight fight, both guys are in shape. Tapia basically destroys the other guy. No great show of skill, just one guy with more athleticism overwhelming someone comparably deficient. I like Tapia's frame - the guy reminds me a little of Big Truck Braithwaite.
Starling Cordero vs. Luis Declet: Cordero is making his debut against an 0-2 fighter, and this is basically a club fight level contest. Declet is wild, Cordero looks somewhat composed and places shots well, and we get a first round stoppage. Its impossible to make any definitive statements after a fight with a guy that bad.
Rafael Marquez vs. William Lorenzo: These are the sorts of fights that it takes desperation on behalf of Telefutura to show. Lorenzo is 1-5, Marquez 1-1. Lorenzo comes forward, Marquez wins the decision, and I'll honestly be shocked if I see either on my TV ever again.
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