Split draw, friday's phrase of the day. Seeing as I didn't see an official discussion on the main page, I'll do a quick write up of the main event, seeing as I came in late to Cintron-Granados.
A quick note on Cintron-Granados, it was draw #1 on the night with Cintron appearing to lose, but getting one card, losing on another and a 95 straight on the third, drawing quite a uproar from the crowd.
Moving to the fight I saw, George-Lopez, it was a spirited back and forth between a hometown fighter and a solid, albeit squishy looking, old veteran. Par for the course on a friday night as far as I've seen, keeping in mind I Don't watch much FNF or any other boxing on a weekday. George landed some good clean punches in rounds 1 & 2, hurting and cutting the other man in round 2. Lopez adjusted for the third and fourth round, slowing George's output. In round 5, Lopez started to time George laying leather often, but not necessarily with a huge amount of intent. George took some back in rounds 6 and 7, but not to any serious degree, he landed enough to win the rounds in my eyes and nothing more. In the next two rounds there was a lot of give and take, George throwing to hurt, but missing most with Lopez Countering accurately but with no serious impact. Round 10 saw George start to lay down the gas, really pursuing the older fighter, but nothing serious connected for either fighter. My personal card came out 7-3 for George, but in an attempt to stay on a streak, the scorecards came out exactly like Cintron-Granados. Card one to Lopez, card two to George, card three to the freaking birds. I clearly saw a Don George victory, not by a mile to be sure, but Lopez was somewhat out of shape and didn't do nearly enough to warrant a card in his favor.
If I recognized the voices as well as I think I did, Teddy Atlas was on a rampage after the undercard draw in his usual "This is what's wrong with boxing!" monologues as he has a habit of doing. I didn't get to hear his reaction to the second fight, as I was busy signing a pizza reciept, but I'm sure it was both justified and a bit crazy.
P.S. I just noticed how many times I typed George-Lopez without thinking of George Lopez the comedian/actor/whatever that guy is. I need another beer, stat.
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