September 8th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
ANDRE WARD FINALLY SHOWS RAY LEONARD-LIKE TENACITY!
Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA- (HBO) Andre Ward (26-0, 15) TKO 10 Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) (WBC & WBA 168 lb. titles) Four knockdowns highlight dominant performance by 2004 Olympic champ. Five star performance by five star fighter as Dawson, after getting knocked down the final time, simply quit in round ten as referee Steve Smoger kept asking him if he wanted to continue, Dawson did not!
HBO CURTAIN RAISER OVER QUICK!
Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 20 KOs) TKO 1 John Molina (24-1, 22 KOs) (WBC 135 lb. title) :44 seconds is all it took! Referee Jack Reiss may have erred in his stoppage, but I doubt if it would have changed the ultimate results.
Malik Scott (35-0, 12 KOs) TKO 8 Bowie Tupou (22-2, 16 KOs)
ONE-TIME POTENTIAL SUPERSTAR WILLIAMS GETS RETURN WIN
2000 Olympic runner up Ricardo Williams (19-3, 10 KOs) MD 6 Anthony Lenk (14-2, 7 KOs) Scores: 58-56 twice & 57-57. Stopped by Carson Jones last time out, Williams might want to return to Coke-dealing cause he’s beyond finished as a fighter.
VIT-ALI LOOKS LIKE SHIP WITH HOLES IN HULL!
Moscow, Russia- (HBO) Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs) TKO 4 Manuel Charr (21-1, 12 KOs) (WBC heavyweight title) Cut right eye ends mismatch of 2012! If Vit-ali looks like he did here and last time against Derrick Chisora, David Haye will bust him up and win going away!
TIME FOR MCCLINE TO FIND DAY JOB!
Magomed Abdusalamov (16-0, 16 KOs) TKO 2 Jameel McCline (41-12-3, 24 KOs) Sparring partner “mentality” and lack of “killer instinct” cost McCline here. Scoring a knockdown with a right hand just after the opening bell. Magomed bounced back and dropped McCline in the second stanza for the finish. Now 42, McCline is a smart guy and should know his days of trading punches for money are over.
SHOWTIME CARD USED TO PUMP CANELO-LOPEZ
Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas, NV- (Showtime) Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 31 KOs) vs. Ajose Olusegun (30-1, 14 KOs) One-sided ass kicking finally stopped in round ten! Lucas looks ready for anybody at 140!
ALVAREZ-LOPEZ ON SHOWTIME VS. HBO PPV WITH MARTINEZ-CHAVEZ JR.
One week from tonight, Showtime will have WBC 154 lb. guy Saul Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez in what looks like could be a dangerous mismatch they are throwing to throw salt in promoter Bob Arum and HBO PPV’s face as they present World middleweight (160) king Sergio Martinez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The “Canelo” Alvarez fight will be at the MGM Grand, the Martinez-Chavez tilt takes place on the UNLV campus at the Thomas & Mack Arena.
POLISH HERO CONTINES TO FEAST ON LESSER FIGHTERS
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ- (Wealth TV) Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 28 KOs) TKO 5 Travis Walker (39-7-1, 31 KOs). One-time prospect Walker now just heavyweight fodder! Travis knocked down Adamek in round two and was himself dropped in the same round. Cut in round four, looking for an easy way out, Walker got it in round five as the fight was stopped with Walker veritical. Time was 1:08 of #5.