Joel Julio vs. Jamaal Davis
2010-08-21 : Joel Julio 152 lbs beat Jamaal Davis 153 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10
- Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
- Referee: Randy Neumann
- Judge: Lynne Carter 97-93
- Judge: Donald Givens 99-93
- Judge: Alan Rubenstein 98-92
In a quiet ten round center of the ring war which went the distance, Joel Julio outpointed game Jamaal Davis but it wasn't easy. After an even first round, Davis, with a most deceiving 12-6 record, landed a lot of straight lefts in the second round that shook Julio, who was trying to counter but getting hit. Julio picked up the tempo in rounds three, four, and five, landing left-right combinations to head and body, Davis more on the defensive and looking to hold. Julio pushed Davis to the canvas in the sixth, ruled no knockdown. Julio began landing power shots but Davis, in the tradition of the tough Philadelphia fighter, hung tough and refused to fold under pressure. Davis came back and won the seventh, his best round of the fight, throwing overhand lefts and rights and uppercuts that scored, with no holding in the round. In rounds eight and nine, Julio tried to jab while Davis tried to keep the fight on the inside and scrap, including holding and hitting. Julio threw a lot of punches that missed in the second half of bout. Overall a crowd quiet tactical center-of-the-ring war. Very very close and exciting bout, much closer than any scorecard could define. Best prelim to the main event ever at Prudential Center, world class level, excellent match, most competitive bout. Both fighters entered and emerged in top condition. This was the televised preliminary bout to the main event between Tomasz Adamek and Michael Grant. Tremendous applause for both participants from pro-Adamek crowd as bout ended.