Cosme Rivera vs Alfredo Angulo
Alfredo Angulo destroyed a game but outclassed Cosme Rivera. The only question about this fight was why the Hell did the referee let the fight go on as long as he did? Rivera took several unnecessary blows to the head. Props to the Florida Athletic Commission for stepping in and stopping the fight because Lord knows it didn't seem as if the referee was going to Official time 2:38 of round 5 TKO Angulo
Sergio Martinez vs Kermit Cintron
In what Kermit Cintron thought was a head butt was really a perfectly placed left hand thrown by Sergio Martinez in the 7th round. Cintron got up right before the 10 count (or so we think so anyway), but the fight was called over by the referee. The confusion was cleared up shortly afterwards, and the referee let the fight continue. Cintron had a few decent moments, but Martinez clearly out boxed him for the majority of the fight. One point was deducted from Martinez in the final round, and that's what would cost him the victory. The official scores are as follows.
116/110 113/113 113/113 a majority draw. No doubt about it, Martinez was robbed in this fight, he clearly out boxed Cintron.
Nate Campbell vs Ali Funeka
Nate Campbell dropped Funeka in the second round. Funeka was able to to get up at the count of 9 but he was on real shaky legs. Rounds 3, 4 and 5 were not as eventful but they seemed to go Campbell's way as well. Most of Funeka's shots were blocked by Campbell, however, Campbell could have been more active in answering. Rounds 6 and 7 were Funeka's rounds, he was able to box himself back into the fight by outworking Campbell. Campbell kept on trying to land that big right hand and got away from using his jab. Campbell had a better round 8 successfully going to the body. It looked like Campbell started to get tired in round 9, the younger Funeka's work rate remained high, and although his shots weren't powerful they counted. Round 10 looked like it was Funeka's round. Once again he seemed to have outworked Campbell throwing more punches. In round 11 Nate Campbell landed another big right hand that dropped Funeka. Campbell was unable to finish him though, he crowded his punches and because of that Funeka was able to survive again. Round 12 was close, 8CN gave it to Campbell because he was busier and landed the more effective punches. It would be the knockdowns that decided this one, Campbell's two knockdowns pulled out the fight for him.
Official scores - 113/113 115/11 114/112 MD Nate Campbell
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