December 16th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez
DONAIRE GETS KO & MAKES HIS CASE!
Toyota Center, Houston, TX- (HBO) WBO 122 lb. champ Nonito Donaire KO 3 Jorge Arce . The “Filipino Flash” again seemed to prove what a lot of us have known for a while and that is Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs) is and has been the best Filipino fighter for the past few years. Another thrilling one-punch left hook, much like the punches Donaire froze Vic Darchinyan and Fernando Montiel with. Arce, like Donaire an ex-champ at 112, shortly after referee Laurence Cole waved it off with Arce down and unable to make the count, retired. That being what happened, does Donaire deserve “Fighter Of Te Year” honors?
AMIR KHAN GETS WIN IN “SCRIPTED” FIGHT
L.A. Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA- (Showtime/CBS) Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KOS) TKO 10 Carlos Molina (17-1, 7 KOS) As the fight appeared on paper, we had a world class ex-champ taking on an unbeaten lad not quite at the level of Khan get painted like a brown picket fence for ten rounds. The fight was stopped at the request of the Molina corner. Khan was in against a guy that couldn’t punch period. Seeing recognized World 140 lb. champion Danny Garcia drilled him last time out, probably a wise move by Golden Boy Promotions who front for Khan.
AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT HOPE WILDER NOTCHES ANOTHER WIN
2008 Olympian Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder TKO 3 Kelvin Price. With both guysstanding 6’7, you knew there was a distinct possibility, nobody whom you liked, that somebody was going to yell “Timber.” As was expected, Wilder, one of a couple of American heavyweight prospects scored a resounding third round stoppage over the now once beaten Price (13-1, 6 KOs). Eating the Wilder jab more often than not, it was a wicked right hand cross that sent Price reeling and prompting the referee to wave the fight off at :51 of round three.
WILDER TRYING TO QUIETLY MIMIC MIKE TYSON
The game plan with Wilder seems to be keep him fighting “marginal” fighters, all the while amassing a mighty record of wins all by knockout that will eventually have people calling him the “next Mike Tyson.” Wilder is a giant of a man when and he should be doing what he’s doing, bowling over the pugilistic bowling pins put in front of him until he’s ready for a shot at the gold ring. America’s other hope at heavyweight is Bryant Jennings (16-0, 8 KOs). I feel that with his size and power, Wilder is the better of the pair.
SANTA CRUZ WINS AS EXPECTED!
Leo Santa Cruz UD 12 Alberto Guevara (IBF 118 lb. title). It was almost like a sparring session with one boxer being the better of the two and winning a wide 12 round unanimous decision. Now 23-0-1 (13 KOs) Santa Cruz beats a guy known in the arena only by his corner. Scores: 119-109, 116-112 & 118-110.