1998-12-05 Johnny Tapia w pts 12 Nana Yaw Konadu, New Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA

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1998-12-05 [[Johnny Tapia]] w pts 12 [[Nana Yaw Konadu]], New Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. Scorecards: 115-112, 116-111, 114-114. Lacking the speed required to catch up with Tapia (118), the big-punching Konadu (117½) was left chasing shadows all night, apart from the moment he scored a slip-knockdown in the 11th round as the challenger elected not to trade. Normally used to excitement when watching Tapia, who was cut by the right eye in the third, the crowd vented their feelings long and loud. However, the American knew what he had to do and gave a masterful display of defensive boxing, coupled with hit-and-run tactics, and well deserved the majority decision.
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1998-12-05 [[Johnny Tapia]] w pts 12 [[Nana Yaw Konadu]], New Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. Scorecards: 115-112, 116-111, 114-114. Lacking the speed required to catch up with Tapia (118), the big-punching Konadu (117½) was left chasing shadows all night, apart from the moment he scored a slip-knockdown in the 11th round as the challenger elected not to trade. Normally used to excitement when watching Tapia, who was cut by the right eye in the third, the crowd vented their feelings long and loud. However, the American knew what he had to do when giving a masterful display of defensive boxing, coupled with hit-and-run tactics, and well deserved the majority decision.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:47, 23 November 2012

1998-12-05 Johnny Tapia w pts 12 Nana Yaw Konadu, New Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - WBA. Referee: Frank Cappuccino. Scorecards: 115-112, 116-111, 114-114. Lacking the speed required to catch up with Tapia (118), the big-punching Konadu (117½) was left chasing shadows all night, apart from the moment he scored a slip-knockdown in the 11th round as the challenger elected not to trade. Normally used to excitement when watching Tapia, who was cut by the right eye in the third, the crowd vented their feelings long and loud. However, the American knew what he had to do when giving a masterful display of defensive boxing, coupled with hit-and-run tactics, and well deserved the majority decision.

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