CARL FROCH OVER MIKKEL KESSLER TOPS WEEKEND BOXING
Saturday, May 24, 2013
FROCH SETS UP ANDRE WARD FIGHT
O2 Arena, London, UK– (HBO) Carl Froch (32-2, 22 KOs) UD 12 Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) (IBF 168 lb. title) Froch was rolling early and had things in hand through ten frames before Kessler, needed the KO to win, went for it in round eleven and didn’t get it. Both fighters felt the sting of the other, but Brit was the better man this evening. Froch wants another bout with World 168 lb. king Andre Ward.
“HOME COOKING” AT PLAY IN ARGENTINA?
Argentina– Champion Omar Andres Narvaez (39-1-2, 20 KOs) SD 12 Felipe Orucuta (27-2, 23 KOs) (WBO 115 lb. title) Most people feel Oruceta did enough, if not “more” than enough to win here with a strong finish. Because of the controversy, does this mean the WBO mandates a rematch? Told you in preview that unless Orucuta gets “lightning in a bottle,” he’s losing on points.
Friday, May 23, 2013
“HEAD BUTTS” DOMINATE ESPN2
Uncasville, CT– Mohegan Sun Casino (ESPN2) Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs) TKO 8 Freddy Hernandez (30-5, 20 KOs) (154 lb.) Initially, the fight was called a Technical Majority Decision brought about by a cut thought to have been caused by a clash of heads with scores of 78-74, 77-75 Rodriguez while the third card read 76-76 even. After a TV replay indicated it was a punch and not a butting of heads, Michael Mazzull of the Mohegan Sun Commission changed the outcome to a TKO 8.
Chris Howard (16-2-1, 7 KOs) Split Technical Decision 6 Issouf Kinda (16-1, 6 KOs) (140 lb.) A first round butt incurred by Howard caused the fight to be stopped because of a swollen eye at the start of round seven. Scores were 58-56, 58-56 Howard & 59-55 Kinda.
“Ring Talk News Service”