Difference between revisions of "2000-05-21 Joel Casamayor w rsc 5 Jong-Kwon Baek, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - WBA"

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 1: Line 1:
2000-05-21 [[Joel Casamayor]] w rsc 5 [[Jong-Kwon Baek]], Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. After loosening up with a couple of southpaw jabs and a heavy left cross in the opening round it was obvious that the ‘interim’ titleholder, Casamayor (130), was going to be too much for the champion. Starting the second by picking Baek (129½) off, Casamayor began to open up and in the third the champion was cut over the left eye and subjected to a battery of jabs and counters. By the fourth, Baek, trying to box on the outside, was bleeding over both eyes and even when he did let his punches go the Cuban proved too elusive. With Baek in a worsening position and Casamayor continuing to dominate, the referee called it off at 2.18 of the fifth.     
+
2000-05-21 [[Joel Casamayor]] w rsc 5 [[Jong-Kwon Baek]], Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. After loosening up with a couple of southpaw jabs and a heavy left cross in the opening round it was obvious that the ‘interim’ titleholder, Casamayor (130), was going to be too much for the champion. Having started the second by picking Baek (129½) off, when Casamayor began to open up in the third the champion was cut over the left eye and subjected to a battery of jabs and counters. By the fourth Baek was bleeding over both eyes, and even when he did let his punches go the Cuban proved too elusive. With Baek in a worsening position and Casamayor continuing to dominate the referee called it off at 2.18 of the fifth.     
  
 
[[Category: 2000 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 2000 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Junior Lightweight Division]]

Latest revision as of 13:41, 10 April 2013

2000-05-21 Joel Casamayor w rsc 5 Jong-Kwon Baek, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - WBA. Referee: Mitch Halpern. After loosening up with a couple of southpaw jabs and a heavy left cross in the opening round it was obvious that the ‘interim’ titleholder, Casamayor (130), was going to be too much for the champion. Having started the second by picking Baek (129½) off, when Casamayor began to open up in the third the champion was cut over the left eye and subjected to a battery of jabs and counters. By the fourth Baek was bleeding over both eyes, and even when he did let his punches go the Cuban proved too elusive. With Baek in a worsening position and Casamayor continuing to dominate the referee called it off at 2.18 of the fifth.