Michael Katsidis vs. Joel Casamayor

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Total Punches Casamayor Katsidis Landed 163 144 Thrown 515 468 Pct. 32% 31% Jabs Casamayor Katsidis Landed 61 22 Thrown 240 77 Pct. 25% 29% Power Punches Casamayor Katsidis Landed 102 122 Thrown 275 391 Pct. 37% 31%

2008-03-22 : Joel Casamayor 134¼ lbs beat Michael Katsidis 133¾ lbs by TKO at 0:30 in round 10 of 12


Bout Summary

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Casamayor started great, when he put Katsidis twice on the canvas in the first round with straight left hands, and seemingly outboxed the Australian in the second round. Althought Casamayor appeared to have the fight in control, Katsidis fought better in the third. In the fourth, Katsidis wobbled the Cuban with a right-left combination. Katsidis also appeared to win the fifth round. With a little more than a half minute to go in the sixth round, Katsidis hurt Casamayor with a left hook to the body. He followed up with a left and a right to the head, which sent Casamayor through the ropes; the Cuban managed to survive the round though. Katsidis had two another good rounds, until Casamayor came back with good blows in the 9th, recieving a point deduction for a low blow, however. Early in the 10th, Katsidis ran towards Casamayor, but the ring veteran put a left haymaker on Katsidis' chin, which sent Katsidis down for the third time. Katsidis was quickly back on his feet, but seemed to be unable to defend himself against further punches by Casamayor, leading referee Jon Schorle to step in and stop the fight.

Comments

  • Casamayor entered as the Ring Magazine lightweight champion and universally recognized linear lightweight champion
  • Katsidis entered as WBO interim champion
  • Casamayor was stripped of his WBC interim title for fighting Katsidis instead of giving Jose Armando Santa Cruz a mandated rematch