Boxing Results | Saturday Night, Oct 27Written by Lee Cleveland
Boxing results from Saturday, October 27, 2012 (highest-profile bouts only)
Venue: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA
Upset: Abregu TKO 7 Dulorme
Formerly unbeaten 22 year old red hot prospect Thomas Dulorme (16-1, 12 KOs) of Puerto Rico, who was already being compared to fellow countrymen Miguel Cotto and Felix Trinidad, was beaten in a shocking upset by the awkward Argentine, Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 30 KOs).
Pictured: Puerto Rican legends Felix Trinidad, left, and Miguel Cotto Will Dulorme still follow in their footsteps after the disappointing loss?
Abregu, whose only loss was to Tim Bradley two years ago, dropped Dulorme in Round 3 seriously hurting the Puerto Rican. But Dulorme managed to survive the round and, to some degree, battled back. After transitioning back and forth from southpaw to orthodox, Dulorme was able to temporary blunt his opponent's attack and effectively use his speed, reach and a snapping left jab to score and set-up powershots.
However, although Dulorme showed flashes of greatness offensively, he had no answer for Abregu's right-hand and was repeatedly hit and stung by it from Round 3 on.
Abregu, behind on all 3 scorecards 57-56, badly hurt and floored Dulorme again in the seventh. The Puerto Rican arose but the referee, on the request of Dulorme's corner, stopped the bout. FightSaga had Abregu ahead by a point at the time of the stoppage.
Abregu wants a rematch with Bradley.
Mayfield UD 10 Hererra
Undefeated jr welterweight Karim 'Hard Hitta' Mayfield (17-0-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Mauricio Herrera (18-3, 7 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 98-92, 97-93.
Herrera, who showed the ability to take great shots and come firing back, edged Mayfield in overall punches landed as well as powershots but Mayfield landed the harder, more eye-catching, seemingly more devastating shots.
Vazquez SD 12 Quintero
IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (32-3, 13 KOs) won a somewhat controversial decision tonight over his aggressive opponent, Marvin Quintero (25-4, 21 KOs). The scores were 116-112 and 118-110 in favor of Vazquez while Quintero finished ahead on the third card 115-113.
The crowd booed the decision and, according to HBO, 70% of those who participated in the post-figh poll via text, had Quintero winning. However, he wasn't convincing enough in a bout that could have gone either way.
Vazquez's 'hit and ru'n style made for an awkward, unappealing encounter but both men had their occasional moments. When Vazquez was forced to fight, he did just that, barely securing victory in the process.
Venue: Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Juarez TKO 8 Escalante
Former Olympian Rocky Juarez (29-10-1, 21 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Antonio Escalante (28-5, 19 KOs) in an exciting bout in San Antonio, TX, USA, ending Rocky's 6 fight loss streak.
Juarez, aggressive and determined, floored Escalante with a sweet uppercut in Round 3 and continued unleashing punishment throughout. Escalante was eventually forced to one knee in the 8th Round and could no longer continue.
Invigorated by the win, Juarez will continue to box to pursue his dream of becoming a world champion at featherweight or super featherweight.
Venue: Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Ali KO 2 Warrior
Undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian middleweight Sadam Ali (16-0, 10 KOs) looked sharp last night in scoring a 2nd Round knockout over Ronnie "The Natural" Warrior, Jr. (13-8-1, 4 KOs), a late substitute.
The bout took place at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY and Ali, himself, promoted the event.
The first knockdown came as a result of an Ali flurry. However, it was a right hand moments later that put Warrior down for good.
Silgado UD 8 Godfrey
In the co-feature, cruiserweight Santander Silgado (22-0, 18 KOs) of Colombia defeated Joell Godfrey (15-9-1, 6 KOs) via a unanimous decision in an eight round bout. The scores were 80-72, 79-73, 78-74. The bout was a rematch of their meeting in August, also won by Silgado via an eight round unanimous decision.
Costantino TKO 2 Ortiz
Making his pro debut, cruiserweight Michael Costantino, who was born without a right fist, simply brutalized Nathan Ortiz (0-3) with hard left hooks, forcing an early submission. After some rather awkward moments in the second round, it was obvious Ortiz had had enough and no longer wanted to continue. As a result, referee Randy Neumann halted the bout at 1:16 of the second round.
Costantino was hoping to send a message to those who might be struggling with a handicap with his victory.
Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
Lee created FightSaga.com to honor and preserve boxing's rich heritage, chronicle the achievements of top fighters, celebrate the legacy of big fights and provide a fun, educational experience for fight fans.