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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When writing the fight reports I usually start with the co-feature bouts and then work my way to the main event.  But in this case I figured why not have a little fun and deviate from the routine.  So here it is, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Showtime triple-header broadcast.

The Good
The 10 Round Jr. Middleweight bout between Willie Nelson (23-1-1, 13KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21KOs) was without a doubt, the best fight of the night.  The bout featured terrific back and forth action with both combatants landing hellacious punches throughout all 10 rounds.  Nelson appeared to be dictating the pace early in the fight, and in the 4th round he managed to open a cut on Martirosyan’s right eye.  Martirosyan, sensing the fight was slipping away closed the gap in the middle rounds by counter-punching and landing his right hand.  In the 8thround he returned the favor and managed to cut Nelson’s right eye.  The last rounds were very competitive, and although both fighters were bloodied and tired, they kept coming forward and landing their best combinations.  In the end of a very close fight, it was Martirosyan who received the nod with scores of 97-93, 97-93, and 96-94


The Bad
“Bad” Chad Dawson (32-3, 18KOs) took on rugged Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14KOs) in a 10 round Light Heavyweight fight.  Dawson, a former Light Heavyweight Champion, was attempting to make a comeback after back to back losses and one win at Cruiserweight.  In the early rounds we saw signs of the old Dawson, he used his speed, athleticism, and great jab to keep Karpency at bay.  But in the second half of the fight, Karpency was able to tag Dawson with right hands, stunning the former champ and forcing him to rely on his legs to avoid further punishment.  The ten round bout was supposed to be an opportunity for Dawson to get back in the mix of the Light Heavyweight division, but Karpency seized the moment and turned it to a competitive and somewhat entertaining fight.  In the end judges scored it for Karpency with scores of 96-94, 96-94, with one judges scoring it for Dawson 96-94.

The Ugly
The main event featured IBF Jr Lightweight Rances Barthelemy (20-0, 12KOs) defending his title against Fernando David Saucedo (52-5-2, 8KOs).  Barthelemy is a very talented fighter with natural ability and fans expected the fight to be a blow out.  Barthelemy did his best to hurt his opponent, but the very rugged Saucedo managed to survive for 12th rounds and showed a granite chin.  In the end the fight turned out to be very one sided and dull, and although everyone expected Barthelemy to win, many fans expected the Champion to close the show in exciting fashion.  After 12 long rounds, judges scored it 120-108 all in favor of Barthelemy.

Other Results
8 Rounds (Featherweights)
Jonathan Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs) continues his perfect record with a 2nd round KO win over Ernesto Guerrero (17-12, 11KOs) at 2:53.
6 Rounds (Jr. Middleweights)
Joseph Elegele (13-2, 10 KOs) scores a win over Johnathan Garcia (4-9, 1 KO) with a split decision with judges scores of 58-55 Elegele, 57-56 Garcia. 57-56 Elegele.
4 Rounds (Lightweights)
Milton Santiago (6-0, 3KOs) remains undefeated via an unanimous decision win against Arturo Santiago (7-8-1, 4 KOs) Judges scores 40-35 x 3
4 Rounds (Middleweights)
Krone Davis (4-0, 2 KOs) continues his undefeated record with a 1st round TKO over Rick Morias (1-1).  Smoger stops the bout after Davis knocks down Morias twice before the stoppage at 1:36
4 Rounds (Jr. Welterweight)
Stephen Fulton (Pro debut) improves his record to (1-0) with a TKO win over Isaac Badger (0-2).  Mercante stops the bout at the end of Round 2
4 Rounds (Cruiserweights)
Earl Newman (Pro debut) earns his first win via TKO over Quittel Thompson (0-2).
Smoger stops the bout at 1:56 of round 2.
4 Rounds – Heavyweights
Paul Koon (Pro debut) wins his pro debut with a 1st round stoppage against Hector Hyde (1-2) at 1:56.  Koon wins via TKO.