2003-06-28 Daniel Santos w pts 12 Fulgencio Zuniga, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - WBO

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Revision as of 22:23, 25 January 2012 by Andy (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

2003-06-28 Daniel Santos w pts 12 Fulgencio Zuniga, Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - WBO. Referee: Luis Pabon. Scorecards: 118-110, 118-110, 118-110. Despite coming out like a train, blasting in punches from both hands, the southpaw champion was unable to drop the ponderous Zuniga (153), who ate the jab all the way to the final bell. Although Zuniga tried hard enough he lacked the class to be able to tie Santos (154) down and was so predictably one paced that the latter often took time out. Only in the eighth and ninth did Zuniga show, when mounting frenetic attacks to steal the rounds on the cards, and from there to the end of the fight Santos began to land solidly in an effort to finish inside the distance, but without success.