Event#18 IBOtitle-NelsonVsJMM,PepVsBass,SanchezVsLinares,MoralesVsVasquez

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Event#18 IBOtitle-NelsonVsJMM,PepVsBass,SanchezVsLinares,MoralesVsVasquez

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Opening Bout
Erik Morales vs Wilfredo Vazquez


Fight info: Guadalajara Arena Coliseo, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 2021-03-29, announcer is Mark Beiro, referee is Jose Cobian, the bout will be scored by three judges: Joel Elizondo (United States), George Hill (United States) and Frank Adams (United States), ring card girl is Amy Longlegs, this is not a title bout, the bout is scheduled for 12 rounds, Unified-rules are in effect, three KD rule is not in effect, save by the bell is not in effect, only the referee can stop the fight, mandatory 8 count is not in effect, fight stopped due to an accidental head butt: Tech. Draw through 4/Scorecard after 4, game will check for injuries, game will not adjust ratings for weight class, use judges bias is set to 'random', Scoring System is 10 Points
In the red corner: Erik Morales - Record: 9-8-1 (3) - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Top Condition - Trainer: Jack Mosley - Cut Man: Cassius Green
In the blue corner: Wilfredo Vazquez - Record: 0-1-0 - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Broke Training Regularly - Trainer: Pat Burns - Cut Man: Chuck Bodak

Round 1
Time Commentary Points
0:00 There's no more time for speculation as the fight gets underway here in Round 1. 0:0
0:12 Morales bounces Vazquez back as he drives his shoulder into him. That's probably not legal but, hey, if you can get away with it! 0:0
0:17 Vazquez rocks Morales with a quick, powerful uppercut on the inside. 0:3
0:34 Morales is just missing by a hair with his punches. 0:3
0:41 Vazquez scores with a tremendous right just above the waistline! 0:7
0:41 Morales is trying to regroup after those punches... 0:7
0:55 Morales tries to get fancy with some subtle shoulder movement. When it's done right that kind of thing can throw off an opponent's timing. 0:7
0:59 Morales is motioning with his gloves for Vazquez to bring it on, but Morales is not being overly aggressive himself right now. 0:7
01:05 Morales tastes Vazquez's jab 0:9
01:19 Vazquez just absorbed a terrifying shot to the body. 4:9
01:19 Vazquez is gasping for air!! 4:9
01:33 Vazquez cranks up the hook and connects to Morales's jaw, that one had bad intent behind it! 4:13
01:33 Morales was shaken by those blows! 4:13
01:42 Wilfredo Vazquez scores with consecutive blows to the body of Morales. 4:15
02:12 Morales connects with an uppercut. He can make good use of that punch if he can continue to get inside. 6:15
02:21 Vazquez doesn't have to look for Morales this round. He is right there in front of him. 6:15
02:26 Vazquez connects with a left-right combo. 6:17
02:41 The uppercut just landed by Morales is a nice weapon on the inside. 8:17
02:58 Morales gives a nice head feint and then lands a hook to the head of Vazquez. 10:17
03:00 That was a great round as both combatants gave it everything they had and then some. 11:18

Round 2
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Round 2 is about to begin... There's the bell! 0:0
0:12 Look out! That was a straight right by Morales! 5:0
0:12 Hide the women and children, that punch nearly took Vazquez's head off and he is in a world of trouble!! 5:0
0:27 Vazquez tries a straight right that's blocked by the gloves of Morales. 5:0
0:38 Morales's corner is urging him on. They're really vocal tonight. 5:0
0:45 Vazquez misses wildly with the Hook. 5:0
0:48 Morales's jab connects to Vazquez's head 7:0
01:16 Both fighters miss, now Vazquez follows up with a solid hook to the body of Vazquez! 7:3
01:29 Morales works himself free. Now the fighters move back to ring center. 7:3
01:37 Both fighters want to work inside for the moment, as Morales blasts home a hook. 9:3
01:58 Both men look to measure one another. 9:3
02:05 There's a clinch. Neither fighter seems to want to break. 9:3
02:10 Morales uses his shoulder to force Vazquez out of the clinch. 9:3
02:16 Morales tries to push Vazquez back in an attempt to gain room to punch. 9:3
02:23 Morales wants to go downstairs, but can't penetrate Vazquez's defense. 9:3
02:29 The two men are circling one another, looking for an opening. 9:3
02:36 Morales follows a beautiful a double jab with a solid cross! 12:3
02:49 Morales eats a jab from Vazquez 12:5
03:00 Cobian motions the fighters to their corners as the bell sounds to end Round 2. 13:5

Round 3
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Round 3 gets underway as the fighters move to the middle of the ring. 0:0
0:13 Vazquez fires and misses. 0:0
0:20 Both fighters are being cautious and keeping out of range. 0:0
0:35 Morales misses. He had an opening and whiffed with the punch. 0:0
0:44 There's a pause in the action as both fighters regroup. 0:0
0:59 Vazquez is trying to free his gloves from under Morales's gloves. 0:0
01:11 Cobian breaks them up... 0:0
01:24 Vazquez is moving like a ghost out there, as Erik Morales trys in vain to corner him 0:0
01:33 Erik Morales slips inside and lands a hook. 2:0
01:42 Morales sometimes falls in love with his hook ... but when it scores like that one, it's hard to blame him! 5:0
01:51 Erik Morales is throwing punches in bunches and lands several wicked shots in the process. 8:0
02:06 Morales dips as if to launch a body shot, then goes upstairs with a quick hook to the head that puts Wilfredo Vazquez back on his heels! 13:0
02:06 Vazquez is badly hurt! 13:0
02:06 * Morales's last punch snapped back the head of Vazquez. And it looks like it has also drawn blood! 15:0
02:06 Vazquez's gash is bleeding heavily and is in a horrible spot, right on the right eyebrow. The blood has to run into the fighter's eye and it's harder to stop the bleeding when the cut is on and not above or below the eyebrow. 15:0
02:06 Blood from a fighter in these early rounds can force a fighter to alter their strategy and change their style for the rest of the bout. 15:0
02:06 * The fighters jockey back and forth and now the referee is going to use this opportunity to step in and call timeout. He's taking Vazquez by the arm and leading him to the far ropes where the ringside physician can take a look at the cut above Vazquez's eye. 15:0
02:06 * Well, after talking a long look at Vazquez's face, the ringside physician has indicated to the referee that the bout can continue. The third man in the ring is going to position both fighters where he wants them and get the action started again here in Round 3. 15:0
02:19 Morales seems really focused on what he's doing this round. 15:0
02:23 Morales tries a hook but Vazquez blocks it and then he scores with a hook of his own! 15:2
02:39 Morales plods forward. 15:2
02:46 Wilfredo Vazquez is blocked in his own corner... 15:2
02:51 Morales fires and misses. 15:2
02:57 Vazquez lands a hard cross! 15:6
02:57 Morales was stunned by that blow! 15:6
03:00 The seconds tick off the clock ending Round 3. 16:7

Round 4
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Something's wrong. The bell should have sounded to start...there it goes. Both fighters got a few extra seconds rest here at the start of Round 4. 0:0
0:07 Vazquez is ready to go. The cut on the right eyebrow he suffered won't be a factor at the beginning of the round because his corner man has the bleeding stopped. 0:0
0:08 Vazquez gets the cross through Morales's guard. 0:2
0:17 Vazquez got some great advice from Pat Burns between rounds, let's see if he puts it to use here in round 4. 0:2
0:32 Wilfredo Vazquez fires a wild overhand right and misses everything. 0:2
0:43 Wilfredo Vazquez just delivered a wake-up call!!! He really caught Morales with a sharp combination! 0:7
0:43 Morales took far too many hard shots from Vazquez in that flurry and he is hurt! 0:7
0:58 Both fighters are being extremely cautious in this one. We hadn't expected such a tactical battle. 0:7
01:10 Oh!!! Morales unleashed a crippling right hand to the head! 4:7
01:10 Morales has Vazquez in trouble, he is hurt and trying to hang on!! 4:7
01:23 Vazquez feels his back touch the ropes and immediately moves away. He doesn't want to be trapped there. 4:7
01:28 Vazquez is receiving a lot of encouragement from his corner. If this helps win fights, he has a real good shot tonight. 4:7
01:31 Morales throws a nice, short uppercut that scores to Vazquez's jaw. 6:7
01:45 Wilfredo Vazquez is moving around the ring nicely. 6:7
01:55 * Cobian is telling Morales to quit rabbit punching. 9:7
02:26 They're coming back to the center of the ring now... 9:7
02:26 Vazquez launches an uppercut from way outside, grazing Morales's jaw. Vazquez is vulnerable to a counter throwing that punch from a distance like that. 9:9
02:35 Morales is trapped in his own corner... 9:9
02:35 Vazquez scores with the jab. 9:11
02:44 Vazquez sneaks home the right cross. 9:13
02:54 Morales traps Vazquez in the corner! 9:13
02:54 Morales doubles up to the body, though Vazquez seems unfazed. 11:13
03:00 As the round comes to a close, both fighters continue to wing shots. That was another good round of action. 11:15

Round 5
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Morales looks to be in fair shape as Round 5 gets underway. 0:0
0:10 Morales feints downstairs, then lands two quick blows to the head. 2:0
0:19 Jack Mosley not only gave Morales encouragement between rounds but also some solid advice on how to handle Vazquez. Now it's up to Erik Morales to implement it. 2:0
0:19 The action is back at ring center. 2:0
0:24 Erik Morales clinches... Vazquez gets an arm free! He should be punching with it! 2:0
0:28 Cobian separates the two... 2:0
0:42 Morales lands a wicked cross! 6:0
0:42 Vazquez's hurt, that blow stopped him cold! 6:0
0:53 Morales lands a stinging jab. 8:0
01:02 Vazquez is forced into his own corner... 8:0
01:02 Both fighters are flailing away but Erik Morales is definitely landing the better punches. 11:2
01:20 Erik Morales scores with a winging right! Vazquez's head snapped back violently with that punch! 15:2
01:20 Morales has Vazquez hurt badly, he is just trying to hang on right now!! 15:2
01:37 Morales is clinching... 15:2
01:49 Vazquez pushes Morales away. 15:2
02:00 And Vazquez tastes the power of a huge uppercut from Morales! 20:2
02:00 Vazquez is just looking for a place to fall after that shot! 20:2
02:10 Morales has Vazquez pinned! 20:2
02:19 * Vazquez walks into a uppercut and folds like an accordion. He went down section by section. 20:2
02:21 Cobian stands over Vazquez and begins counting... 27:2
02:21 1... 27:2
02:22 2... 27:2
02:23 3... 27:2
02:24 Vazquez tries to clear his head as Cobian reaches the count of 4. 27:2
02:25 5... 27:2
02:26 6... 27:2
02:26 * Vazquez is up, but not out of the woods yet as he still looks groggy. 27:2
02:26 Cobian is allowing the fight to go on as he motions the fighters together. 27:2
02:26 Morales stunned Vazquez with that last shot and Morales's killer instinct has kicked in as he looks to end the fight. 27:2
02:35 Morales bangs the uppercut home. 29:2
02:35 Morales probably can't finish Vazquez this round as time winds down, but He should carry this momentum into the next round. 29:2
02:40 * Vazquez's corner looks like they are ready to throw in the towell.Cobian grabs Wilfredo Vazquez to save him from further punishment. Morales is the winner by TKO!!! 29:2

Fight Result

Mark Beiro has the call...

Ladies and Gentlemen! The winner by technical knockout at the 02:41 mark in Round 5 is...

Erik Morales!


Score Cards

Joel Elizondo Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Erik Morales 10 9 10 9 38
Wilfredo Vazquez 9 10 9 10 38

George Hill Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Erik Morales 9 10 10 9 38
Wilfredo Vazquez 10 9 9 10 38

Frank Adams Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Erik Morales 9 10 10 9 38
Wilfredo Vazquez 10 9 9 10 38

Round Totals Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Erik Morales 28 29 30 27 114
Wilfredo Vazquez 29 28 27 30 114


Statistics
Categories Erik Morales Wilfredo Vazquez
Knockdowns scored 1 0

Jabs / Round 5.20 2.60
Hooks / Round 6.60 5.40
Crosses / Round 5.80 4.80
Combinations / Round 4.00 2.60
Uppercuts / Round 7.20 3.60

Punches Landed / Round 28.80 19.00
Punches Missed / Round 23.00 22.80

Punching Accuracy 55.6% 45.5%

Total Number of Fouls 1 0
Rabbit Punching 1

Foul Penalties:
Caution 1


Cuts totals (opened/reopened/worsened) 0 / 0 / 0 1 / 0 / 0
Cuts after head butts (opened/reopened/worsened) 0 / 0 / 0 0 / 0 / 0

Cut locations breakdown:
Cut on right eyebrow 1 / 0 / 0

Bouts halted to check cut(s) 0 1

Corner work on closing cuts (trials/success):
Trickle 0 / 0 0 / 0
Minor 0 / 0 0 / 0
Bleeding 0 / 0 0 / 0
Bad 0 / 0 0 / 0
Heavy 0 / 0 1 / 1
Gushing 0 / 0 0 / 0

Strategies (demanded/followed)
Cover Up 0 / 0 1 / 1
Fight Inside 1 / 1 0 / 0
Fight Outside (Offensive) 0 / 0 1 / 1
Fight Outside (Defensive) 0 / 0 0 / 0
Go for KO 0 / 0 0 / 0
Go All Out for KO 0 / 0 0 / 0
Protect Cut 0 / 0 0 / 0
Take a Round Off 0 / 0 0 / 0


Title Bout Championship Boxing 2.5 - Copyright © 2008 OOTP Developments

Support Bout
Salvador Sanchez vs Jorge Linares


Fight info: Arena El Jefe, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 2021-03-29, announcer is Jake Gutierrez, referee is Gelasio Perez Huerta, the bout will be scored by three judges: Brett Miller (United States), Jose Rivera (Puerto Rico) and Eliecer Perez (Panama), ring card girl is Amy Longlegs, this is not a title bout, the bout is scheduled for 12 rounds, Unified-rules are in effect, three KD rule is not in effect, save by the bell is not in effect, only the referee can stop the fight, mandatory 8 count is not in effect, fight stopped due to an accidental head butt: Tech. Draw through 4/Scorecard after 4, game will check for injuries, game will not adjust ratings for weight class, use judges bias is set to 'random', Scoring System is 10 Points
In the red corner: Salvador Sanchez - Record: 10-7-0 (8) - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Top Condition - Trainer: Brian Mitchell - Cut Man: Nick Florio
In the blue corner: Jorge Linares - Record: 1-3-0 - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Top Condition - Trainer: Whitey Bimstein - Cut Man: Tony Rivera

Round 1
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The fighters come out of their corners, ready to initiate action here in the first. 0:0
0:13 Salvador Sanchez's cross finds a home in Linares's midsection. 3:0
0:32 Sanchez ducks into an uppercut from Linares. 3:2
0:52 Sanchez muscles his way inside. 3:2
01:03 Linares bounces off the ropes, challenging Sanchez to come get him. 3:2
01:08 Linares hitches up his trunks. He'd better be careful. He may get nailed while his hands are down. 3:2
01:21 Sanchez moves in and scores with a quick jab. 5:2
01:35 Sanchez voluntarily moves onto the ropes. 5:2
01:45 As high as Linares is holding his gloves he is leaving his body wide open to a damaging body punch if Salvador Sanchez takes advantage of it. 5:2
01:59 Linares misses with that hook. 5:2
02:01 Sanchez bangs home a hard cross. 8:2
02:15 Sanchez fires and misses. 8:2
02:17 Linares scores with consecutive blows to the body of Sanchez. 8:4
02:30 Jorge Linares likes to use the hook but he'd better get a little closer when he throws it or Sanchez's going to beat him to the punch and hurt him! 8:6
02:46 Sanchez takes a heavy hook downstairs. 8:11
02:46 Sanchez is reeling.. 8:11
03:00 After the bell both fighters continued to throw punches forcing Perez Huerta to step in and break it up. 9:13

Round 2
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The crowd is making some noise as the fighter come out for round number 2. 0:0
0:16 Linares just can't find the range with that jab. 0:0
0:18 A cross lands for Sanchez. Linares didn't see that one coming. 2:0
0:32 Sanchez lands a wicked uppercut! 6:0
0:32 And Linares's in big trouble now! 6:0
0:49 Sanchez looks somewhat plodding as he tries to chase down Linares. 6:0
0:58 Perez Huerta tries to separate the boxers but Salvador Sanchez has a vice-like grip on Linares. 6:0
01:03 Perez Huerta has to break them apart. 6:0
01:07 Both fighters are circling, keeping their distance from each other. 6:0
01:15 Sanchez picks off the uppercut by Linares. 6:0
01:17 Sanchez is a bruiser inside as he drives home a solid hook to Linares's jaw. 9:0
01:32 Salvador Sanchez looks to work the body, but Linares covers up nicely. 9:0
01:34 Jorge Linares scores with the jab. 9:2
01:51 A sizzling cross from Sanchez finds it's mark. 12:2
02:04 Sanchez frees himself from Linares's clutches! They move to ring center now. 12:2
02:17 Linares does a great job of moving as Sanchez tries to work inside. 12:2
02:35 Salvador Sanchez drops his shoulder as if to throw a right, then quickly rips a quick left hook to the body. 16:2
02:35 Linares is favoring his ribs, he's hurt!! 16:2
02:44 Jorge Linares doesn't have to look for Sanchez this round. He is right there in front of him. 16:2
02:47 Sanchez hooks off the jab and scores to the body or Linares. 18:2
02:56 Salvador Sanchez connects with a hard left hook to the jaw. 21:2
03:00 The bell ending Round 2 sounds and the fighters return to their corners. 23:2

Round 3
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Sanchez is getting his full rest as he remains on his stool as the Round 3 bell sounds. Now he's up and his corner scrambles to exit the ring. 0:0
0:07 Whitey Bimstein not only gave Linares encouragement between rounds but also some solid advice on how to handle Salvador Sanchez. Now it's up to Linares to implement it. 0:0
0:13 Jorge Linares darts in and out, making himself a tough target. 0:0
0:18 Linares is trapped in the corner... 0:0
0:22 Sanchez pummels Linares, capping off his assault with a stiff combination! 4:0
0:22 Linares was stopped cold by that series of shots! 4:0
0:36 Sanchez approaches flat-footed, but continues to move forward, not giving Linares any room to breathe. 4:0
0:44 Sanchez backs into a neutral corner. 4:0
0:48 Linares really buried that punch into Sanchez's ribs. 4:4
0:48 Sanchez was shaken by those blows! 4:4
01:02 Salvador Sanchez whiffs with the jab. 4:4
01:04 Linares gets his head on the chest of Sanchez as He tries to outmuscle him on the inside, scoring with a nice short hook to the head. 4:6
01:13 Sanchez pounds the body with those short punishing hooks. 7:6
01:27 Sanchez has freed himself from Linares. They move quickly to ring center. 7:6
01:32 Jorge Linares retreats into the near corner. 7:6
01:36 Sanchez's misses as Linares backpedals away. 7:6
01:39 A straight cross from Linares gets through Sanchez's guard. 7:8
01:52 Sanchez lands a smashing cross! 11:8
01:52 Jorge Linares is suddenly in trouble! 11:8
02:07 Linares is off target with that jab. 11:8
02:14 Linares takes a hard combination from Sanchez 16:8
02:14 Linares suddenly has a vacant look in his eyes. That's a bad sign. 16:8
02:23 Sanchez flicks three quick jabs and at least one got through. 18:8
02:34 Sanchez seems really focused on what he's doing this round. 18:8
02:42 Jorge Linares tries to go to the body but he can't find an opening. 18:8
02:44 The fighters move in close and Sanchez gets off first, landing a vicious combination that snaps back the head of Linares. 21:8
02:55 Linares throws the jab and it lands cleanly. 21:10
03:00 A nice action round, as both fighters had their moments and receive a well-deserved round of applause as they head for their corners. 23:11

Round 4
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Here come the fighters to ring center... 0:0
0:13 And Linares tastes the power of a huge cross from Sanchez! 5:0
0:13 Linares is badly hurt! 5:0
0:18 Both fighters show virtually nothing in the way of damage. 5:0
0:22 Sanchez throws the hook and connects. 7:0
0:22 Salvador Sanchez hurt Linares with that last shot! He's got him on wobbly legs, let's see if he can close the deal! 7:0
0:39 Sanchez just landed a three punch combo! 11:0
0:39 Linares is trying to regroup after those punches... 11:0
0:48 Not a lot on that hook to Jorge Linares's side, but it scored. 13:0
0:48 That last punch by Sanchez just turned Linares's legs to Jell-O! Linares did a little dance and he's trying to regroup. Sanchez moves in for the kill. 13:0
01:02 That was a violent straight right by Salvador Sanchez! 18:0
01:02 Linares is clutching his side! 18:0
01:15 Sanchez lands a hard uppercut! 22:0
01:15 Linares looks like he was hurt by that punch! 22:0
01:19 Linares looks helpless as Sanchez pours it on, this fight has to be close to being stopped. 22:0
01:29 Linares made Sanchez look foolish as he dodged everything he threw just now. Sanchez would have better luck trying to catch a greased Pig. 22:0
01:31 Linares with a stiff jab. 22:3
01:44 The crowd is reacting to every punch thrown by these guys, whether it lands or not. 22:3
01:52 Sanchez misses badly. It looked like he changed his mind half way through the punch. 22:3
02:02 The two men are bumping heads as they wrestle on the inside. Now, Linares lands a short uppercut to the chin of Sanchez. 22:5
02:21 Sanchez lands a solid cross! 26:5
02:21 Linares is gasping for air!! 26:5
02:25 * And it's over!!! Perez Huertajumps in and wraps his arms around Linares!! The winner by TKO at the 02:26 in round 4 Sanchez!! 26:5

Fight Result

We go to the ring where Jake Gutierrez is ready with the call...

Ladies and Gentlemen! The winner by technical knockout at the 02:26 mark in Round 4 is...

Salvador Sanchez!


Score Cards

Brett Miller Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Salvador Sanchez 9 10 10 29
Jorge Linares 10 9 9 28

Jose Rivera Round Total
Puerto Rico 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Salvador Sanchez 9 10 10 29
Jorge Linares 10 9 9 28

Eliecer Perez Round Total
Panama 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Salvador Sanchez 9 10 10 29
Jorge Linares 10 9 9 28

Round Totals Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Salvador Sanchez 27 30 30 87
Jorge Linares 30 27 27 84


Statistics
Categories Salvador Sanchez Jorge Linares
Knockdowns scored 0 0

Jabs / Round 5.75 4.25
Hooks / Round 6.25 3.00
Crosses / Round 9.00 3.50
Combinations / Round 6.50 3.00
Uppercuts / Round 8.75 2.75

Punches Landed / Round 36.25 16.50
Punches Missed / Round 50.75 36.25

Punching Accuracy 41.7% 31.3%

Total Number of Fouls 0 0

No cuts occured

Strategies (demanded/followed)
Cover Up 0 / 0 1 / 1
Fight Inside 1 / 1 0 / 0
Fight Outside (Offensive) 1 / 1 1 / 1
Fight Outside (Defensive) 0 / 0 1 / 1
Go for KO 0 / 0 0 / 0
Go All Out for KO 0 / 0 0 / 0
Protect Cut 0 / 0 0 / 0
Take a Round Off 0 / 0 0 / 0


Title Bout Championship Boxing 2.5 - Copyright © 2008 OOTP Developments


Co-Feature
Willie Pep vs Benny Bass

Fight info: Stardust, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 2021-03-29, announcer is Mark Beiro, referee is Curtis Thrasher, the bout will be scored by three judges: Roy Silbert (United States), Frank Brunette (United States) and Omar Fernandez (Argentina), ring card girl is Amy Longlegs, this is not a title bout, the bout is scheduled for 12 rounds, Unified-rules are in effect, three KD rule is not in effect, save by the bell is not in effect, only the referee can stop the fight, mandatory 8 count is not in effect, fight stopped due to an accidental head butt: Tech. Draw through 4/Scorecard after 4, game will check for injuries, game will not adjust ratings for weight class, use judges bias is set to 'random', Scoring System is 10 Points
In the red corner: Willie Pep - Record: 11-5-1 (5) - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Over Trained - Trainer: Gregorio Benitez - Cut Man: Tommy Gallagher
In the blue corner: Benny Bass - Record: 4-5-0 (1) - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Under Trained - Trainer: Richie Giachetti - Cut Man: Leon Tabbs

Round 1
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The fighters come out of their corners, ready to initiate action here in the first. 0:0
0:17 Bass lets his hands go but his punches land on the arms of Pep. 0:0
0:31 Quick hands and feet can take you far in this game. Of course, having a good chin helps! 0:0
0:35 There's some nice hand speed. Bass fired off a volley of shots, several of which scored. 0:2
0:54 Pep cuts loose with a combination and the crowd roars, but the truth is none of those punches landed. Bass had his elbows tucked in nicely. 0:2
0:56 Bass scores from the outside with a nice cross to the body. 0:5
01:14 Bass picks off the cross by Pep. 0:5
01:17 Bass bangs away with both hands and a nice uppercut finds a home. 0:7
01:29 Each fighter is measuring the other. Now Pep lets his hands go and scores several quick punches to the head of Bass. 2:7
01:47 Pep just comes up short with the hook. 2:7
01:49 Bass scores with a hook to the body but he misses when he tries to double up with it. 2:9
02:03 Pep pins Bass's arms. Now they move apart. 2:9
02:12 The fighters separate after a clinch. 2:9
02:17 As high as Pep is holding his gloves he is leaving his body wide open to a damaging body punch if Bass takes advantage of it. 2:9
02:27 Willie Pep leaves the jab just short. 2:9
02:30 The two men are bumping heads as they wrestle on the inside. Now, Bass lands a short uppercut to the chin of Pep. 2:11
02:39 Pep sneaks in a quick uppercut that lands cleanly. 4:11
02:53 Pep's constant movement can be frustrating to an opponent who's not capable of cutting off the ring on him. 4:11
02:58 Pep's corner is shouting to their man, encouraging him to pick up the action. 4:11
03:00 Round 1 of this scheduled 12 rounder ends as the bell sounds. 4:12

Round 2
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The bell starts the action as Pep and Bass leave their corners. 0:0
0:07 Tommy Gallagher was extremely upbeat during the break with Pep providing some solid encouragement. 0:0
0:12 Bass misses wildly with the Hook. 0:0
0:28 Pep can't find the range as he tries to work the body. 0:0
0:39 That's a pretty long clinch! Do these guys want to hug or fight? 0:0
0:48 Thrasher breaks them up... 0:0
01:05 Pep fires a left hand that Bass takes high on the shoulder. 0:0
01:20 Pep lets his hands go but his punches land on the arms of Bass. 0:0
01:28 Pep unleashes a flurry and Bass fires back, a close exchange with Willie Pep coming out on top. 3:2
01:45 Considering the clinch Pep has on Bass it looks like he wants to dance with him, not fight him. Bass pushes him away. 3:2
01:50 Pep and Bass each take a step back. 3:2
01:54 Both men look to measure one another. 3:2
02:03 Bass fires and misses. 3:2
02:15 Punch and move, punch and move, Pep will do it all night if Bass doesn't do a more consistent job of cutting off the ring. 3:2
02:20 Both fighters move in close as Willie Pep goes to the body with an uppercut. 5:2
02:34 Bass can't score with short uppercut inside. Pep got his gloves in front of the punch. 5:2
02:36 Willie Pep lands a stinging jab. 7:2
02:49 Pep continues to pop the jab 9:2
03:00 Bass fails to connect with that punch. He pushed it out there instead of cutting loose with it. 9:2
03:00 The seconds tick off the clock ending Round 2. 8:3

Round 3
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Bass looks a bit disgusted as Round 3 gets underway. 0:0
0:10 Pep scores to both the head and body and then moves away. 2:0
0:24 Pep fires a light jab to the stomach 4:0
0:35 Pep and Benny Bass go toe to toe with Pep getting the better of it. 7:2
0:53 Watch Bass move. He is darting in and out, in and out, keeping Willie Pep off balance. 7:2
0:58 Both fighters are being cautious and keeping out of range. 7:2
01:02 The action slows for the moment. 7:2
01:06 The fighters exchange power punches at ring center, looks like Bass got the best of it. 9:5
01:15 There's a lead right hand that finds its mark. That can be a dangerous punch if Bass can land a solid one. 9:7
01:30 Pep is protecting the body nicely as Bass fails to score inside. 9:7
01:32 Pep lands with a short, quick uppercut in close. 11:7
01:49 Bass tries to double up on the jab but neither hit the mark. 11:7
01:52 Pep slips inside and lands a hook. 13:7
02:06 Bass looks to work the body, but Pep covers up nicely. 13:7
02:08 Pep lands the uppercut but there wasn't much on it. 15:7
02:17 Bass doesn't have to look for Pep this round. He is right there in front of him. 15:7
02:27 Pep scores with a punch that's part uppercut, part hook! 17:7
02:36 Benny Bass misses the lead right, but follows up with a left hook that finds the mark. 17:9
02:36 Pep tries to clear his senses after after the fighters heads come together inside. 17:9
02:45 Bass goes downstairs with a right cross. 17:11
02:57 Bass takes a right to the body. 19:11
03:00 Non stop action as they battled from pillar to post in that round!! 19:13

Round 4
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Both fighters look ready to go as Round 4 begins. 0:0
0:08 Pep fires the jab. It finds its target. 2:0
0:13 These guys both look like they have barely been in a fight at all.. 2:0
0:17 Richie Giachetti not only gave Bass encouragement between rounds but also some solid advice on how to handle Pep. Now it's up to Benny Bass to implement it. 2:0
0:24 Pep does a great job of moving as Bass tries to work inside. 2:0
0:33 Bass catches Pep with an uppercut as he tries to duck. 2:2
0:50 Pep lands two hard body shots that made Bass grunt. 5:2
01:00 Willie Pep's jab falls short, but the cross gets in behind it. 7:2
01:21 Bass holds his arms up in disgust as Pep holds him around his waist. 7:2
01:25 Pep shoves Bass away. 7:2
01:38 Pep tries to go to the body but he can't find an opening. 7:2
01:40 Bass lands a cross to the body. 7:4
01:53 Bass follows the jab with a with hard overhand right to the jaw. 7:7
02:16 Pep misses with what looked like a backhand. He's lucky. If that had landed, he might have drawn a warning. 7:7
02:18 Bass lands a hook to the ribs. 7:9
02:30 Some nice infighting ends with Pep getting an uppercut in. 9:9
02:44 Bass comes in low. Willie Pep puts a headlock on him. Thrasher knocks Pep's arm off Bass's head. 9:9
02:53 * The referee is cautioning Pep about leaning on the neck of his opponent. It's a good tactic if you can get away with it because it tends to tire out the other fighter but Thrasher isn't going to let it happen. 9:9
03:00 Thrasher motions the fighters to their corners as the bell sounds to end Round 4. 8:10

Round 5
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Here come the fighters to ring center... 0:0
0:19 Pep just comes up short with the hook. 0:0
0:22 Both fighters show virtually nothing in the way of damage. 0:0
0:26 Bass got quite a pep talk in his corner; we'll see if Richie Giachetti's instructions work. 0:0
0:32 Pep misses with the left and then fails to connect with the right as well. 0:0
0:44 Bass lets his hands go inside, but Pep protects his body well. 0:0
0:46 Not a lot on that hook to Bass's side, but it scored. 2:0
01:11 Pep is just missing by a hair with his punches. 2:0
01:31 Bass usues his legs to avoid Pep's punches. 2:0
01:42 Bass is off target with that combination. 2:0
01:44 Pep moves in and scores with a quick jab. 4:0
01:57 Pep and Bass trade punches in an even exchange. 6:2
02:14 Pep lands a double left, one to the head and one to the body. 8:2
02:28 Bass is either lucky or has radar. Pep's last punch missed landing by a fraction of an inch! 8:2
02:44 Willie Pep pins Benny Bass's arms against his body stopping him from throwing any punches. 8:2
02:48 Thrasher separates them. 8:2
03:00 The quickness and footwork of Pep is definitely keeping Bass off balance. 8:2
03:00 The bell sounds ending Round 5. 8:3

Round 6
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Willie Pep rushes out at the bell. Whatever his corner said to him seems to have him fired up. 0:0
0:18 Bass's corner is urging him on. They're really vocal tonight. 0:0
0:27 Benny Bass picks off the jab thrown by Pep. 0:0
0:30 Looking at their faces, you wouldn't know these two were in a fight. 0:0
0:39 Pep's misses as Bass backpedals away. 0:0
0:41 The two fighters have chosen to work on the inside and it's Bass who scores with a short hook to the chest. 0:2
0:55 Pep telegraphed that shot and Bass ducks under it easily. 0:2
01:01 The fighters are jockeying for position as both men try to gain the advantage here in the 6th. 0:2
01:13 Thrasher yells at the fighters to separate but Pep and Bass are a tangle of arms. 0:2
01:25 The Referee breaks it up... 0:2
01:33 Pep rips a hook to the body. 2:2
01:42 Pep bobs and weaves his way inside and lets his hands go, scoring with a hook. 4:2
02:00 Pep fires a lead right that Bass manages to avoid. 4:2
02:07 There's a pause in the action as both fighters regroup. 4:2
02:27 Pep is dancing and flicking harmless punches at Bass. 4:2
02:35 These guys are both being extremely tentative in there tonight. 4:2
02:42 Both fighters are pawing with the jab, trying to find an opening. Pep digs a quick hook into the exposed side of Bass. 6:2
02:57 Pep is clinching... Bass is trying to free his gloves... They are under Willie Pep's arms... 6:2
03:00 Thrasher separates the two fighters. 6:2
03:00 Not much to hang your hat on in that one, good luck to the judges as they try to turn in a score. 6:2

Round 7
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Amy 'The Smile' Longlegs exits the ring to wild cheering. We await the bell, signaling the start of Round 7. There it is! 0:0
0:06 Tommy Gallagher seemed to pump up Pep between rounds. 0:0
0:06 Bass lands a short hook to the body. 0:2
0:11 Neither fighter shows any wear and tear at this point. 0:2
0:16 * Bass continues to hammer away as he holds Pep and Thrasher has seen enough as he issues a warning. 0:5
0:37 Pep goes downstairs with the hook. 2:5
0:54 Pep lets his hands go inside and gets in a hook to Bass's midsection. 4:5
01:12 Pep usues subtle movement and a tight guard protecting his body as Bass tries vainly to score. 4:5
01:20 Bass unleashes a flurry of punches, but Pep answers right back. 6:7
01:33 You would think Pep had a brick wall built aroud his midsection as futile as Bass looked trying to score there! 6:7
01:36 Bass tries a hook but Pep blocks it and then he scores with a hook of his own! 8:7
01:55 Bass walks in to a glancing hook from Pep. 10:7
02:08 Bass goes to the head and the body, though neither punch had much on it. 10:9
02:22 Pep misses with that hook. 10:9
02:30 Pep seems really focused on what he's doing this round. 10:9
02:33 Pep bangs away to the body with the hook, but there is no leverage on that punch. 12:9
02:53 Bass tries to get the hook into the the ribs, but Willie Pep blocks it. 12:9
02:55 Pep lands a nice cross but Bass turned with it, absorbing most of its power. 14:9
03:00 As the round comes to a close, both fighters continue to wing shots. That was another good round of action. 14:10

Round 8
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Shouts of encouragement for both fighters can be heard as the bell rings for Round 8. 0:0
0:06 Bass got some great advice from Richie Giachetti between rounds, let's see if he puts it to use here in round 8. 0:0
0:14 Pep is really fluid in his movement. 0:0
0:14 No blood, no bruises and no swelling; you wouldn't know that these guys are already in the 8th round of this fight. 0:0
0:27 Willie Pep gets off a quick combination to the body 2:0
0:41 Bass tries to muscle inside but Pep clinches him. 2:0
0:50 Referee Thrasher steps in to break it up. 2:0
0:54 Bass is covering up to prevent body shots, but he's leaving his chin dangerously unprotected! 2:0
0:58 Pep scores with a hook to the side of the head. 4:0
01:07 Pep connects with an uppercut. He can make good use of that punch if he can continue to get inside. 6:0
01:27 Bass is moving like a ghost out there, as Pep trys in vain to corner him 6:0
01:46 Bass is holding Pep tighter than most men do their wives -- or girlfriends! 6:0
01:50 Thrasher moves them apart. 6:0
01:58 Bass is trying to find his timing. Punches that were finding the mark before are missing now. 6:0
02:05 Pep grabs Bass's head, pulls it down, into his chest. Thrasher has to force Pep to let go. 6:0
02:09 Thrasher is shouting at Pep to break! 6:0
02:22 Benny Bass lands a hard cross! 6:4
02:22 Willie Pep is hurt and he had better reach deep if he's going to continue! 6:4
02:42 Benny Bass is holding on to Pep. He seems to be taking a breather. 6:4
02:46 * Thrasher is giving Pep a warning for leaning on the opponent's neck. 6:4
02:55 Bass is starting to suck wind... 6:4
03:00 Pep appears to have a pretty good lead at this point. 6:4
03:00 The bell sounds - more boxing to come in a moment. 6:3

Round 9
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Round 9 is about to begin... There's the bell! 0:0
0:12 Bass is utilizing the ring to his advantage with constant movement. 0:0
0:12 Neither fighter has a mark on them at this point of the fight. 0:0
01:00 Bass throws a flurry of punches but Pep either blocks or slips them. 0:0
01:03 Pep doubles up on the jab and he managed to score with the second one. 2:0
01:14 Pep lands a jab to the midsection 4:0
01:24 Bass eats a sizzling hook from Willie Pep that has him backing up! 7:0
01:36 Pep seems really focused on what he's doing this round. 7:0
01:46 Both fighters are being cautious and keeping out of range. 7:0
01:53 Pep pushes his way out to the center of the ring where the fighters seperate. 7:0
01:57 Pep is trying to put his punches together and he tags Bass with a nice combination of punches. 9:0
02:02 The sting is starting to go from Bass's punches... 9:0
02:08 Pep lands a short left hook to the head. 11:0
02:17 Pep bangs a right cross off the face of Bass. 13:0
02:33 Benny Bass misses with that punch. 13:0
02:35 * Ouch, I felt that one Willie Pep is being warned by Thrasher to watch the low blows. 15:0
03:00 Bass just misses with a huge shot as Pep chooses the perfect time to suddenly backpedal. 15:0
03:00 The fighters continue the action as the bell rings to finish Round 9, forcing Thrasher to step in. 17:1

Round 10
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Pep looks to be in excellent shape as Round 10 gets underway. 0:0
0:13 Benny Bass moves into a neutral corner. 0:0
0:13 Willie Pep goes to the head, then digs a nice combination to the body that had something on it. 3:0
0:27 Bass wants to go downstairs, but can't penetrate Pep's defense. 3:0
0:29 Pep gets in a hook to the body of Bass. 5:0
0:45 The fighters work their way back to the center of the ring... 5:0
0:55 Bass swings...and misses. 5:0
01:07 He misses wildly with the hook. 5:0
01:14 An even exchange that sees both men score. 7:2
01:28 Pep is on his bicycle, moving from corner to corner forcing Bass to chase him. 7:2
01:33 Pep seems really focused on what he's doing this round. 7:2
01:36 Pep doubles up to the body, though Bass seems unfazed. 9:2
01:56 Bass fires a shot, but it glances off Pep's shoulder. 9:2
01:59 Pep hooks off the jab and scores to the body or Bass. 11:2
02:15 Pep is challenging Bass to fight him and quit clinching. 11:2
02:20 Pep works his way free! 11:2
02:25 Pep retreats into a neutral corner. 11:2
02:29 Bass misses with an uppercut from way outside. That's a dangerous punch to throw. You leave yourself wide open for a counter. 11:2
02:31 Pep rips off a nice right-left combination to the head. 13:2
02:54 Pep pins Bass's arms! The fighters are tied up... 13:2
02:59 Now they break clean. 13:2
03:00 Pep appears to have this fight under control. 13:2
03:00 The bell stops the action as Pep and Bass go back to their corners. 13:3

Round 11
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The bell sounds to start Round 11. 0:0
0:13 Bass looks to work the body, but Pep covers up nicely. 0:0
0:15 Willie Pep bangs the uppercut home. 2:0
0:29 Pep does a great job of moving as Benny Bass tries to work inside. 2:0
0:36 Bass slides into his own corner... 2:0
0:36 Pep scores with a crisp uppercut inside. 4:0
0:56 Pep is giving Bass a lot of side-to-side movement. 4:0
01:05 Pep's jab connects to Bass's head 6:0
01:17 Pep lands a quick jab. He'd like to keep Bass on the end of that punch. 8:0
01:31 Willie Pep is flicking the jab, trying to keep Bass at long range. 8:0
01:41 Pep fires and misses. 8:0
01:48 Both fighters are working the angles, looking to get the upper hand in this contest. 8:0
01:56 Bass will tie a guy up if he has to. 8:0
02:08 Thrasher pries them apart. 8:0
02:12 Both fighters need to close the distance between them. 8:0
02:26 Bass misses with the jab. He lets go with a left and that fails to find its mark, too. 8:0
02:28 Pep throws a nice, short uppercut that scores to Bass's jaw. 10:0
02:45 Pep dances gracefully across the canvas 10:0
03:00 Bass fires a wild overhand right and misses everything. 10:0
03:00 Pep seems to have done enough to win this fight. 10:0
03:00 We're at the 3:00 mark and that brings this round to an end. 12:0

Round 12
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Both fighters look determined as the final round gets underway. 0:0
0:06 Pep looks like he is coming out for the first round. He's not showing any signs of fatigue. 0:0
0:13 Bass fires a jab to the body 0:2
0:22 Whatever Tommy Gallagher said to him in the corner between rounds must have had some effect as Willie Pep has some spring in his step here in the 12th round. 0:2
0:27 Bass can't find the range as he tries to work the body. 0:2
0:34 Benny Bass has Pep trapped! 0:2
0:39 There's a clinch. Neither fighter seems to want to break. 0:2
0:48 Referee Thrasher separates the two... 0:2
0:57 Pep is turning this fight into a clinching and holding affair as he continues to wrap his arms around Benny Bass. 0:2
01:06 Thrasher separates the two... 0:2
01:20 Pep works free! The fighters move to ring center. 0:2
01:44 Pep is moving like he is walking on air tonight. 0:2
01:50 The cross scores for Bass. He needs to throw that punch more often. 0:4
01:59 Pep gets in close and comes straight up to the chin of Bass with an uppercut. 2:4
02:08 Bass slides into the corner... 2:4
02:13 Pep is clinching... 2:4
02:17 Thrasher has to break them apart. 2:4
02:27 Pep has his arms wrapped around Bass... Now they separate. 2:4
02:39 Thrasher has to break the clinch. 2:4
02:44 Pep's corner is shouting at him to be more aggressive. He seems to hear but it remains to be seen if he'll follow the advice. 2:4
02:48 Bass moves into the far left corner. 2:4
02:52 Pep is holding. Well, he can't get hit if Bass can't throw punches, I guess. 2:4
02:57 Thrasher moves in to break the clinch. 2:4
03:00 That's the bell ending the fight and leaving the outcome in the hands of the judges. 2:3

Fight Result

We go to the ring where Mark Beiro is ready with the call...

Ladies and Gentlmen, the scorecards are in, and here is your official decision...

Roy Silbert, United States scores the bout 117 to 111

Frank Brunette, United States scores the bout 118 to 110

Omar Fernandez, Argentina scores the bout 117 to 111

The winner by unanimous decision is Willie Pep!


Score Cards

Roy Silbert Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Willie Pep 9 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 117
Benny Bass 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 111

Frank Brunette Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Willie Pep 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 118
Benny Bass 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 110

Omar Fernandez Round Total
Argentina 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Willie Pep 9 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 117
Benny Bass 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 111

Round Totals Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Willie Pep 28 30 30 27 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 27 352
Benny Bass 29 27 27 30 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 30 332


Statistics
Categories Willie Pep Benny Bass
Knockdowns scored 0 0

Jabs / Round 7.92 1.92
Hooks / Round 7.67 3.50
Crosses / Round 4.42 3.25
Combinations / Round 5.75 4.00
Uppercuts / Round 4.92 2.08

Punches Landed / Round 30.67 14.75
Punches Missed / Round 47.08 63.58

Punching Accuracy 39.4% 18.8%

Total Number of Fouls 3 1
Low Blow 1
Holding Head and Hitting 1
Leaning on Opponent's Neck 2

Foul Penalties:
Official Warning 1
Caution 2 1

Suffered Accidental Head Butt 1

No cuts occured

Strategies (demanded/followed)
Cover Up 1 / 1 0 / 0
Fight Inside 0 / 0 0 / 0
Fight Outside (Offensive) 0 / 0 5 / 4
Fight Outside (Defensive) 9 / 8 0 / 0
Go for KO 0 / 0 0 / 0
Go All Out for KO 0 / 0 5 / 3
Protect Cut 0 / 0 0 / 0
Take a Round Off 0 / 0 0 / 0


Title Bout Championship Boxing 2.5 - Copyright © 2008 OOTP Developments


Main Event
Azumah Nelson vs Juan Manuel Marquez

Fight info: Arena Mexico, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, 2021-03-29, announcer is Jim Fitzgerald, referee is Jose Cobian, the bout will be scored by three judges: Jean Giacomantonio (Luxembourg), Donald Balas (United States) and Raul Caiz (United States), ring card girl is Amy Longlegs, the fighters will compete for the IBO title(s), the bout is scheduled for 15 rounds, Unified-rules are in effect, three KD rule is not in effect, save by the bell is not in effect, only the referee can stop the fight, mandatory 8 count is not in effect, fight stopped due to an accidental head butt: Tech. Draw through 4/Scorecard after 4, game will check for injuries, game will not adjust ratings for weight class, use judges bias is set to 'random', Scoring System is 10 Points
In the red corner: Azumah Nelson - Record: 11-3-2 (8) - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Over Trained - Trainer: Leo Flynn - Cut Man: Chick Ferrara
In the blue corner: Juan Manuel Marquez - Record: 8-8-1 (5) - Career Stage: Prime - Conditioning: Top Condition - Trainer: Paddy Flood - Cut Man: Al Braverman

Round 1
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The referee gives Nelson and Juan Manuel Marquez their instructions, tells them he wants a good, clean fight, and sends them to their corners. Now the bell sounds to start the fight. 0:0
0:16 There's a clinch. Neither fighter seems to want to break. 0:0
0:20 Nelson works his way free! 0:0
0:28 Both fighters are circling, keeping their distance from each other. 0:0
0:43 Nelson lands a solid cross! 5:0
0:43 Marquez was shaken by that blow! 5:0
0:52 As high as Juan Manuel Marquez is holding his gloves he is leaving his body wide open to a damaging body punch if Nelson takes advantage of it. 5:0
01:07 Marquez fails to connect with that punch. He pushed it out there instead of cutting loose with it. 5:0
01:10 Nelson lands a jab to the midsection 7:0
01:26 Marquez just delivered a wake-up call!!! He really caught Nelson with a sharp combination! 7:4
01:26 How is Nelson standing after those shots? 7:4
01:40 Nelson and Marquez are in a clinch, Cobian hollers at them to break and start fighting. 7:4
01:49 Cobian separates the two fighters. 7:4
01:55 Nelson is receiving a lot of encouragement from his corner. If this helps win fights, he has a real good shot tonight. 7:4
02:03 Nelson shuffles slowly forward, constantly pressuring Marquez. 7:4
02:16 Nelson ambles toward Marquez. 7:4
02:20 Juan Manuel Marquez hitches up his trunks. He'd better be careful. He may get nailed while his hands are down. 7:4
02:28 Marquez just misses with a huge shot as Nelson chooses the perfect time to suddenly backpedal. 7:4
02:40 Azumah Nelson fires a volley of punches but Marquez was already moving laterally and was out of harm's way. 7:4
02:42 Marquez connects with a hard left hook to the jaw. 7:7
02:58 Marquez frees himself from Nelson's clutches! They move to ring center now. 7:7
02:58 * The round is stopped by Cobian. He apparently thought he heard the bell for the end of the round but he is obviously mistaken. 7:7

Round 2
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Round 2 is about to begin... There's the bell! 0:0
0:13 Nelson pins Marquez in the corner! 0:0
0:13 Nelson flicks a lead right to the head of Marquez. 2:0
0:33 Nelson approaches flat-footed, but continues to move forward, not giving Marquez any room to breathe. 2:0
0:46 Nelson misses with that jab. 2:0
0:48 * Marquez continues to hammer away as he holds Nelson and Cobian has seen enough as he issues a warning. 2:4
01:07 Nelson steals a quick glance at his corner. 2:4
01:15 The fighters are trading punches and neither seems to have won that exchange. 4:6
01:32 Nelson lands a vicious cross! 8:6
01:32 How is Marquez standing after that? 8:6
01:51 Marquez is forced into his own corner... 8:6
01:51 Azumah Nelson tries to double up on the hook to the body and at least one gets through. 10:6
02:05 Marquez pins Nelson's arms against his body stopping him from throwing any punches. 10:6
02:09 Cobian has to separate the two... 10:6
02:21 Nelson pummels Marquez, capping off his assault with a stiff combination! 14:6
02:21 Marquez looks to be in big trouble after that barrage! 14:6
02:49 Marquez misses with the jab. He lets go with a left and that fails to find its mark, too. 14:6
02:51 Nelson sometimes falls in love with his hook ... but when it scores like that one, it's hard to blame him! 17:6
02:56 * There is swelling under the left eye of Marquez it is clearly visible. 17:6
03:00 Round 2 of this scheduled 15 rounder ends as the bell sounds. 18:6

Round 3
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Nelson looks to be in good shape as Round 3 gets underway. 0:0
0:07 The swelling on the face of Marquez is noticeable, even at a distance. Although his corner men were applying cold compresses and trying to work the swelling away from his eyes, Marquez still has distension. 0:0
0:15 Marquez fires and misses. 0:0
0:21 Marquez's corner is urging him on. They're really vocal tonight. 0:0
0:29 Juan Manuel Marquez tries to go to the body but he can't find an opening. 0:0
0:40 * Nelson has Juan Manuel Marquez in a headlock as he rains down punches, Cobian breaks the fighters and issues a stern warning to him 3:0
01:04 Juan Manuel Marquez is staying at the center of the ring. 3:0
01:09 Marquez really buried that punch into Nelson's ribs. 3:4
01:09 That series of punches rocked Nelson and he looks to be in trouble. 3:4
01:27 Nelson just comes up short with the cross. 3:4
01:35 Nelson scores with a big right hand. That shot got Marquez's attention. 6:4
01:44 A flurry of punches are exchanged between the two fighters. It appears as if Nelson has gotten the better of the exchange. 9:6
01:49 Marquez seems to be a bit distracted by the swelling under his left eye as it has gotten worse. 9:6
02:01 Nelson is either lucky or has radar. Marquez's last punch missed landing by a fraction of an inch! 9:6
02:03 Nelson lands the right hand. He's pretty effective with that punch when he sets it up right. 11:6
02:19 Cobian yells at the fighters to separate but Nelson and Marquez are a tangle of arms. 11:6
02:28 Cobian has to break the clinch. 11:6
02:34 Both fighters take a half-step back. 11:6
02:42 Marquez isn't moving his feet right now, but his upper body movement is giving Nelson fits. 11:6
02:53 Marquez moves into a neutral corner. 11:6
02:57 Nelson is still trying to find the range with his punches. He's just missing with some of his shots. 11:6
03:00 Marquez traps Nelson in the corner! 11:6
03:00 Marquez shows Nelson his back and moves quickly back to his corner at the sound of the bell, ending Round 3. 11:7

Round 4
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Marquez looks to be in excellent shape as Round 4 gets underway. 0:0
0:06 If the swelling was lessened by Marquez's corner, it wasn't reduced enough to make a big difference. It's going to be a factor in this fight if it continues to worsen. 0:0
0:12 Azumah Nelson is clinching... 0:0
0:17 Referee Cobian has to separate the two... 0:0
0:27 Cobian tries to separate the boxers but Nelson has a vice-like grip on Marquez. 0:0
0:31 Nelson uses his shoulder to force Marquez out of the clinch. 0:0
0:52 Marquez lands a volley of punches and at least one scored cleanly. 0:2
01:02 Both fighters are being extremely cautious in this one. We hadn't expected such a tactical battle. 0:2
01:04 Nelson lands a flurry to the ribs of Marquez. 2:2
01:16 Marquez is motioning with his gloves for Nelson to bring it on, but Marquez is not being overly aggressive himself right now. 2:2
01:21 Nelson moves in and scores with a quick jab. 4:2
01:25 The swelling under Marquez's left eye is increasing. It's going to get tougher and tougher for to see punches coming. 4:2
01:34 Nelson tries to drop the right hand over the top but Juan Manuel Marquez ducks under it. 4:2
01:41 The fighters are jockeying for position as both men try to gain the advantage here in the 4th. 4:2
01:47 "Dinamita" Marquez moves into the right corner. 4:2
01:52 Nelson lands a crushing hook! 8:2
01:52 Marquez is clutching his side! 8:2
02:04 Nelson traps Marquez in the corner! 8:2
02:08 Nelson is jockeying for position as he tries to force Marquez back into the corner. 8:2
02:13 Both boxers are in the middle of the squared circle. 8:2
02:17 Nelson looks for a breather; he grabs Marquez and holds on. Marquez pushes Nelson off and looks for an opening. 8:2
02:22 Cobian breaks them up... 8:2
02:31 Nelson lands a wicked uppercut! 12:2
02:31 Marquez was stopped cold by that punch and he is staggering across the ring! 12:2
02:40 Nelson gets inside and fires a hook to Marquez's body. 14:2
02:45 The swelling under Marquez's left eye can't get much worse, as it has now ballooned substantially. 14:2
02:53 Marquez backs into a neutral corner. 14:2
02:53 Nelson finds a home for his jab, keeping Marquez at bay. 16:2
03:00 Marquez picks off the jab thrown by Nelson. 16:2
03:00 And that ends Round number 4. 16:2

Round 5
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Both fighters look ready to go as Round 5 begins. 0:0
0:05 Paddy Flood seemed to pump up Marquez between rounds. 0:0
0:05 Marquez's corner is an experienced crew but the swelling he's suffered looks almost as bad as it did before the minute break. 0:0
0:06 Marquez feints downstairs, then launches a scorching hook that lands flush on Nelson's jaw. 0:3
0:15 A cross lands for Azumah Nelson. Juan Manuel Marquez didn't see that one coming. 2:3
0:33 Nelson lands a hard cross! 6:3
0:33 Marquez is trying to regain his senses after that punch... 6:3
0:37 Marquez seems bothered by the increased swelling around the left eye. 6:3
0:49 Nelson lands a stinging jab. 8:3
01:03 "The Professor" Nelson is turning this fight into a clinching and holding affair as he continues to wrap his arms around Marquez. 8:3
01:12 Cobian separates the two... 8:3
01:29 Marquez comes in low. Nelson puts a headlock on him. Cobian knocks Nelson's arm off Marquez's head. 8:3
01:38 Cobian steps in and breaks it up. 8:3
01:42 The action slows for the moment. 8:3
01:50 Marquez traps Nelson's gloves under his arms... He won't let go. 8:3
01:55 Cobian separates them. 8:3
02:04 Azumah Nelson ties up Marquez. 8:3
02:09 Azumah Nelson shoves Marquez away. 8:3
02:13 The two fighters lean on one another. Their arms are free and they should be throwing punches. Now they separate and the action resumes. 8:3
02:21 Juan Manuel Marquez is keeping away from the ropes. 8:3
02:25 The quickness and footwork of Marquez is definitely keeping Nelson off balance. 8:3
02:36 Nelson has Marquez trapped in the upper neutral corner... 8:3
02:36 Nelson lands a double left, one to the head and one to the body. 10:3
02:49 Nelson scores with a quick one-two to Marquez's midsection 12:3
02:53 * Cobian is talking to Nelson's corner men as he stops the round. Cobian has stopped the round early and it appears to be an error on his part because no bell ever sounded. 12:3

Round 6
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The bell sounds to start Round 6. 0:0
0:07 A minute wasn't enough to eliminate or even significantly reduce Marquez's swelling. They'll have to keep a close watch on it and make sure Marquez's vision doesn't become a major problem over the next few rounds. 0:0
0:16 Nelson continues to follow Marquez about the ring. 0:0
0:21 Both fighters are being cautious and keeping out of range. 0:0
0:24 The two men are circling one another, looking for an opening. 0:0
0:30 Nelson scores with a hook to the side of the head. 2:0
0:34 Marquez's left eye continues to swell alarmingly and it's got to be affecting his vision. 2:0
0:39 Nelson retreats into his own corner... 2:0
0:39 The uppercut just landed by Marquez is a nice weapon on the inside. 2:2
01:00 Marquez usues his legs to avoid Azumah Nelson's punches. 2:2
01:10 They're coming back to the center of the ring now... 2:2
01:15 Nelson is trying to free his gloves from under Marquez's gloves. 2:2
01:24 Marquez finally lets go of Nelson. 2:2
01:29 Nelson lands a quick jab. He'd like to keep Juan Manuel Marquez on the end of that punch. 4:2
01:38 Nelson backs into the near corner. 4:2
01:43 Marquez fires a wild overhand right and misses everything. 4:2
01:54 Juan Manuel Marquez wraps up Nelson... Neither fighter will break... 4:2
02:03 * Cobian steps in and admonishes Marquez for leaning on Nelson's neck. 4:2
02:17 Nelson quickly hitches up his trunks. 4:2
02:24 Marquez lets his hands go inside, but Nelson protects his body well. 4:2
02:26 Not much steam behind Nelson's jab, but it scores nonetheless. 6:2
02:39 Marquez connects to the head with a powerful right cross. 6:5
02:48 Nelson retreats into the lower right corner. 6:5
02:53 Marquez tries to double up on the jab but neither hit the mark. 6:5
03:00 Round 6 finishes with the sound of the bell. 7:5

Round 7
Time Commentary Points
0:00 The seconds hurry out of Nelson's corner as the bell sounds for Round 7. 0:0
0:06 Marquez's corner men did their job with quiet efficiency and confidence. 0:0
0:06 The swelling on the face of Marquez is almost as pronounced as it was before his corner worked on it, in spite of their efforts. 0:0
0:08 Marquez snaps Azumah Nelson's head back with a jolting uppercut. 0:3
0:26 Nelson misses with an uppercut from way outside. That's a dangerous punch to throw. You leave yourself wide open for a counter. 0:3
0:33 There's a pause in the action as both fighters regroup. 0:3
0:40 Juan Manuel Marquez takes a heavy hook downstairs. 4:3
0:40 Marquez is suddenly in trouble! 4:3
0:56 Marquez slides into a neutral corner... 4:3
0:56 Nelson lands the jab but comes up short with a second one right behind it. 6:3
01:00 There has to be something done about the swelling around Marquez's left eye as it continues to worsen. 6:3
01:12 That punch actually went behind Marquez's head as he moved inside of a looping shot from Nelson. 6:3
01:14 Marquez ends that flurry with a stiff right hand! 6:6
01:28 Nelson pins Marquez in the corner! 6:6
01:32 Nelson dips as if to launch a body shot, then goes upstairs with a quick hook to the head that puts Marquez back on his heels! 11:6
01:32 Those shots all landed square and Marquez felt them, he's in a world of hurt! 11:6
01:44 Nelson has Marquez trapped! 11:6
01:44 There's a lead right hand that finds its mark. That can be a dangerous punch if Nelson can land a solid one. 13:6
02:01 * Cobian is all over Nelson for holding and hitting and he better clean up his act immediately. 16:6
02:14 The increased swelling around the left eye of Marquez is fast becoming a hindurance. 16:6
02:21 Marquez has Nelson blocked in! 16:6
02:21 Marquez lands a hard, compact hook to the head of Nelson. 16:9
02:35 Marquez landed a sharp combination that rocked Nelson back on his heels! 16:13
02:35 Nelson seems to be back on an even keel after those blows... 16:13
02:52 It's a sweet uppercut by Marquez! He snapped Azumah Nelson's head straight back with that punch! 16:17
02:52 Nelson appears shaken by that punch! 16:17
02:57 It looks like there's a bit of swelling starting under Nelson's right eye. 16:17
03:00 The action is at ring center. 16:17
03:00 My co-announcer is on his feet cheering along with the rest of the crowd after that amazing round. 16:18

Round 8
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Nelson rushes out at the bell. Whatever his corner said to him seems to have him fired up. 0:0
0:07 Azumah Nelson received a pep talk from Leo Flynn before he left his corner; we'll see if it worked. 0:0
0:07 Juan Manuel Marquez's corner didn't ignore the swelling he's suffered so far in this bout; however, even with the attention that they gave it, the puffiness doesn't look lessened much, if at all. 0:0
0:16 Azumah Nelson shoots a vicious cross right down the pipe and catches Marquez flush! 4:0
0:16 Juan Manuel Marquez was rattled by that shot and he is hurt! 4:0
0:20 Marquez is slowing up... 4:0
0:30 Marquez is flicking the jab, trying to keep Nelson at long range. 4:0
0:34 Nelson retreats into a neutral corner. 4:0
0:39 Marquez voluntarily moves onto the ropes. 4:0
0:52 Nelson is holding Marquez tighter than most men do their wives -- or girlfriends! 4:0
0:56 Marquez pushes Azumah Nelson away. 4:0
01:02 Nelson and Marquez clinch, throwing feeble punches as they grab a quick breather. 4:0
01:06 Not much happening at the moment. 4:0
01:13 Nelson works free! The fighters move to ring center. 4:0
01:30 Nelson looks to land a cross but misses the mark. 4:0
01:32 Marquez buries a hook to the body of Nelson. 4:3
01:46 Marquez drops his shoulder as if to throw a right, then quickly rips a quick left hook to the body. 4:7
01:46 Nelson is reeling.. 4:7
02:03 Marquez throws a flurry of punches but Nelson either blocks or slips them. 4:7
02:14 Nelson appears to be trying to load up on his punches. 4:7
02:20 Marquez scores with a beautiful cross that just missed landing flush on Nelson's jaw. 4:9
02:44 * That punch caught Azumah Nelson clean. He brings his arms up in a defensive posture. Now he pitches forward! Nelson goes down after a delayed reaction to the uppercut by Marquez! 4:9
02:46 Cobian stands over Nelson and begins counting... 4:15
02:46 1... 4:15
02:47 2... 4:15
02:47 * Somehow Nelson has made it back up after taking that vicious shot. He looks like he's out of it. 4:15
02:47 Cobian is allowing the fight to continue and the action resumes. 4:15
02:47 Nelson is dazed as Marquez looks to put him away! 4:15
03:00 Juan Manuel Marquez lands a devastating uppercut! 4:19
03:00 Nelson takes a step back, obviously hurt! 4:19
03:00 You can see some increased swelling around the right of Nelson. 4:19
03:00 Azumah Nelson appears to have a pretty good lead at this point. 4:19
03:00 Fans appreciate a fine display of boxing but as that last round proved nothing gets them going like a knockdown. 4:21

Round 9
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Here come the fighters to ring center... 0:0
0:06 Marquez's corner is an experienced crew but the swelling he's suffered looks almost as bad as it did before the minute break. 0:0
0:08 Nelson has Marquez cornered! 0:0
0:08 Nelson scores with a hook to the body but he misses when he tries to double up with it. 2:0
0:12 Marquez doesn't have much left... 2:0
0:16 Leo Flynn was really animated in Nelson's corner and Nelson was nodding in agreement. 2:0
0:17 Neither fighter is straying far from the middle of the ring. 2:0
0:22 Marquez takes a hard combination from Nelson 6:0
0:22 That blast sent Marquez reeling into the ropes! 6:0
0:26 The swelling under Marquez's left eye is growing to a point where the eye could end up shut if his corner can't reduce or at least control it. 6:0
0:39 Marquez cranks up the hook and connects to Nelson's jaw, that one had bad intent behind it! 6:5
0:39 Juan Manuel Marquez has Nelson in trouble after that punch! 6:5
0:43 Azumah Nelson's swelling isn't getting any better; as a matter of fact it's even more swollen here in round 9. 6:5
0:52 Marquez is in constant motion. He is a hard fighter to corner. 6:5
0:56 Nelson slides into his own corner... 6:5
01:01 There's a hard shot off the top of Nelson's head! 6:9
01:01 Marquez has Nelson hurt badly, he is just trying to hang on right now!! 6:9
01:14 And Nelson tastes the power of a huge uppercut from Marquez! 6:14
01:14 Nelson seems to be in big trouble after that blow... 6:14
01:18 The swelling under Nelson's right eye is causing him problems and it won't take much more to become a major handicap for him. 6:14
01:23 Marquez has Nelson pinned! 6:14
01:27 Marquez lands a strong uppercut! 6:19
01:27 Nelson is just looking for a place to fall after that shot! 6:19
01:40 Marquez can't find the range as he tries to work the body. 6:19
01:42 Nelson seems to have shaken off the effects of last round's knockdown. 6:19
01:51 Marquez is boxing beautifully, smoothly moving side to side and in and out. 6:19
02:07 * Marquez lands a sweet uppercut Azumah Nelson stumbles back and down he goes. What a knockdown! 6:19
02:10 Cobian stands over Nelson and starts the count... 6:25
02:10 1... 6:25
02:11 2... 6:25
02:11 * Azumah Nelson lurches to his feet but there's no question that he's hurt. 6:25
02:11 Nelson looks to have steadied himself and Cobian will allow the fight to continue... 6:25
02:11 Juan Manuel Marquez won't want to let Nelson off the hook, now that he has him hurt! 6:25
02:16 Cobian is staring intently at Nelson. He may stop this fight... 6:25
02:16 Nelson is really shaken up having been down in both this round, and the round prior. 6:25
02:24 Marquez dances gracefully across the canvas 6:25
02:33 Juan Manuel Marquez is on his bicycle as he looks to stay away from Nelson 6:25
02:42 Marquez is moving around the ring nicely. 6:25
02:51 Azumah Nelson usues subtle movement and a tight guard protecting his body as Marquez tries vainly to score. 6:25
02:53 * Cobian separates the fighters and sends them to their corners but the bell has not sounded yet to end the round. We're not sure what happened but Cobian is obviously confused. 6:25

Round 10
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Azumah Nelson is off his stool and waiting for the bell to begin Round 10. 0:0
0:07 A minute wasn't enough to eliminate or even significantly reduce Nelson's swelling. They'll have to keep a close watch on it and make sure Nelson's vision doesn't become a major problem over the next few rounds. 0:0
0:07 The swelling on the face of Marquez is noticeable, even at a distance. Although his corner men were applying cold compresses and trying to work the swelling away from his eyes, Marquez still has distension. 0:0
0:09 Marquez slides into the corner... 0:0
0:13 Nelson tries to get the hook into the the ribs, but Marquez blocks it. 0:0
0:20 Whatever Paddy Flood said to him in the corner between rounds must have had some effect as Marquez has some spring in his step here in the 10th round. 0:0
0:25 Nelson grabs Marquez's head, pulls it down, into his chest. Cobian has to force Nelson to let go. 0:0
0:29 Cobian has to break them apart. 0:0
0:39 Marquez throws a straight right that glances off the shoulder of Nelson but it's enough to keep him off-balance. 0:0
0:46 Nelson lands a crushing uppercut! 4:0
0:46 Marquez was stunned by that blow! 4:0
01:02 Nelson feels his back touch the ropes and tries to reverse his position. He doesn't want to be the one trapped there. 4:0
01:14 The action slows for the moment. 4:0
01:22 Marquez picks off the cross by Nelson. 4:0
01:29 Marquez can't score with short uppercut inside. Nelson got his gloves in front of the punch. 4:0
01:31 The knockdown suffered by Nelson should have made that last round Marquez's by a wide margin. 4:0
01:41 Nelson misses wildly with the Hook. 4:0
01:52 Both fighters are circling, keeping their distance from each other. 4:0
02:01 Marquez lands a devastating hook! 4:5
02:01 Nelson is hurt! 4:5
02:05 That swelling under the right eye of Nelson is definitely getting worse. 4:5
02:10 Nelson pushes Juan Manuel Marquez away from him, trying to get some punching room and lands a crisp uppercut to the head from inside. 7:5
02:22 The fighters are back at ring center... 7:5
02:26 Marquez is giving Nelson a lot of side-to-side movement. 7:5
02:34 Nelson takes a half step back as he tries to create some punching room. 7:5
02:41 Marquez slides along the far ropes. 7:5
02:53 Nelson scores with a glancing cross. 9:5
02:57 Marquez is going to have to protect his continually swelling left eye or it is going to become an issue in this fight! 9:5
03:00 Marquez backs into his own corner... 9:5
03:00 The bell sounds ending Round 10. 10:6

Round 11
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Cobian motions the fighters together as the bell sounds to begin Round 11. 0:0
0:07 Nelson's corner didn't ignore the swelling he's suffered so far in this bout; however, even with the attention that they gave it, the puffiness doesn't look lessened much, if at all. 0:0
0:07 The swelling on the face of Juan Manuel Marquez is almost as pronounced as it was before his corner worked on it, in spite of their efforts. 0:0
0:13 Nelson tries to muscle inside but Marquez clinches him. 0:0
0:22 Referee Cobian steps in to break it up. 0:0
0:26 Nelson got quite a pep talk in his corner; we'll see if Leo Flynn's instructions work. 0:0
0:27 Nelson gets his head on the chest of Marquez as He tries to outmuscle him on the inside, scoring with a nice short hook to the head. 2:0
0:41 Nelson bores in determined to maul Marquez 2:0
0:50 Nelson knows one direction and thats straight ahead. 2:0
0:56 The two fighters have chosen to work on the inside and it's Nelson who scores with a short hook to the chest. 4:0
01:12 Nelson is challenging Marquez to fight him and quit clinching. 4:0
01:16 Cobian moves in to break the clinch. 4:0
01:21 Both fighters are circling, keeping their distance from each other. 4:0
01:28 Nelson muscles his way inside. 4:0
01:38 Azumah Nelson ties up Marquez. Why would he want to clinch now? 4:0
01:47 Marquez tries to get free... Here comes Cobian to break them up... 4:0
01:52 Nelson has Marquez trapped! 4:0
01:52 Nelson lands a brutal cross to head of Marquez. 7:0
01:57 It seems every shot Marquez takes on his left makes the swelling worse. 7:0
02:01 There's a combination of punches from Marquez that score big. 7:3
02:15 Marquez pins Azumah Nelson's arms. Now they move apart. 7:3
02:20 Referee Cobian separates the two... 7:3
02:24 There's a pause in the action as both fighters regroup. 7:3
02:32 Nelson is getting frustrated as Juan Manuel Marquez continues to hold on to him. Nelson is punching Marquez's head, trying to break his hold. Finally, Cobian pushes the fighters apart. 7:3
02:41 Cobian separates the two... 7:3
02:46 Nelson backs away and hitches up his trunks. 7:3
02:52 Marquez is trapped in the corner... 7:3
02:57 Nelson voluntarily moves onto the ropes. 7:3
03:00 Nelson slides into a neutral corner... 7:3
03:00 Marquez is holding. Well, he can't get hit if Nelson can't throw punches, I guess. 7:3
03:00 Cobian moves them apart. 7:3
03:00 It looks like Nelson has a pretty solid lead at this stage of the fight. 7:3
03:00 There's the bell, finishing Round 11. 8:3

Round 12
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Marquez was a little slow getting off his stool this round. 0:0
0:06 The swelling on the face of Nelson is noticeable, even at a distance. Although his corner men were applying cold compresses and trying to work the swelling away from his eyes, Nelson still has distension. 0:0
0:06 A minute wasn't enough to eliminate or even significantly reduce Marquez's swelling. They'll have to keep a close watch on it and make sure Juan Manuel Marquez's vision doesn't become a major problem over the next few rounds. 0:0
0:11 Azumah Nelson grabs Marquez. Too much of this kind of thing can have a negative affect on the scoring of the fight. 0:0
0:15 Nelson and Marquez each take a step back. 0:0
0:25 Marquez feels his back touch the ropes and immediately moves away. He doesn't want to be trapped there. 0:0
0:29 Paddy Flood not only gave Marquez encouragement between rounds but also some solid advice on how to handle Nelson. Now it's up to Marquez to implement it. 0:0
0:35 Marquez fires a left hand that Azumah Nelson takes high on the shoulder. 0:0
0:42 A nice exchange of blows there, though neither fighter seemed to gain the upper hand. 2:2
0:51 Marquez put on a good show in his last fight but so far tonight his performance has been a bit flat. 2:2
0:59 Marquez is holding on to Nelson. He seems to be taking a breather. 2:2
01:08 Now they break clean. 2:2
01:12 Nelson rips a hook to the body. 4:2
01:26 Nelson seems really focused on what he's doing this round. 4:2
01:37 Marquez misses. He had an opening and whiffed with the punch. 4:2
01:39 Nelson gets the cross through Juan Manuel Marquez's guard. 6:2
01:55 Nelson moves into the lower right corner. 6:2
01:59 Marquez traps Nelson's gloves under his arms, forcing Cobian to break them up. 6:2
02:08 Cobian pries them apart. 6:2
02:14 Marquez pins Nelson in the corner! 6:2
02:18 Marquez cuts loose with a combination and the crowd roars, but the truth is none of those punches landed. Nelson had his elbows tucked in nicely. 6:2
02:20 Nelson slips in a jab to the body 8:2
02:25 Marquez's left eye is becoming an ugly mass of swollen flesh and has got to be an inviting target for Nelson. 8:2
02:30 Nelson is blocked in his own corner... 8:2
02:35 Marquez is off target with that uppercut. 8:2
02:45 Nelson traps Marquez in the corner! 8:2
02:45 Nelson fires the jab. It finds its target. 10:2
03:00 Nelson works his way in and leans on Juan Manuel Marquez... 10:2
03:00 The fighters separate after a clinch. 10:2
03:00 Nelson appears to have a pretty good lead at this point. 10:2
03:00 And there's the bell ending Round 12. 10:1

Round 13
Time Commentary Points
0:00 Shouts of encouragement for both fighters can be heard as the bell rings for Round 13. 0:0
0:07 The swelling on the face of Marquez is almost as pronounced as it was before his corner worked on it, in spite of their efforts. 0:0
0:13 Marquez ties up Nelson... 0:0
0:18 Marquez pushes Nelson away. 0:0
0:22 Leo Flynn was extremely upbeat during the break with Nelson providing some solid encouragement. 0:0
0:28 Nelson just comes up short with the cross. 0:0
0:35 Marquez lets his hands go but his punches land on the arms of Nelson. 0:0
0:46 * Nelson lands a violent shot under Marquez's ribcage and Marquez instantly drops down on both knees. 0:0
0:48 Cobian brings his arm down over Marquez as he begins the count... 10:0
0:48 1... 10:0
0:49 2... 10:0
0:50 3... 10:0
0:51 4... 10:0
0:52 5... 10:0
0:53 6... 10:0
0:54 7... 10:0
0:55 8... 10:0
0:56 9... 10:0
0:56 * Marquez beats the count, but he appears to be hurt badly! 10:0
0:56 Cobian checks Marquez closely and will allow the fight to continue. 10:0
0:56 Nelson has Marquez reeling. Nelson can win the fight right now if he doesn't get sloppy and just flail away. 10:0
01:14 * A tremendous hook from Nelson and Marquez goes down!! 10:0
01:17 Cobian crouches over Marquez and begins to count.. 16:0
01:17 1... 16:0
01:18 2... 16:0
01:18 * Marquez makes it to his feet but his legs look wobbly! He is going to have to call on all his skills to remain in the fight. 16:0
01:18 Cobian is allowing the fight to go on as he motions the fighters together. 16:0
01:18 Nelson appears to have Marquez out on his feet. I'm not sure which of those last few punches hurt him so badly but Marquez looks ready to go, as Nelson closes in to try and end this fight. 16:0
01:32 Nelson just landed a devastating three punch combo! 20:0
01:32 Those punches hurt Marquez and he looks to hang on. 20:0
01:45 Marquez retreats into a neutral corner. 20:0
01:49 Nelson lands a solid hook! 24:0
01:49 Marquez was stunned by that blow! 24:0
01:54 Marquez's left eye is becoming a cause of major concern as it continues swell. 24:0
02:02 * Cobian is telling Nelson to watch holding and hitting. 27:0
02:02 * Cobian is taking a point away from Nelson and that hurts as he was winning the round! 27:0
02:02 Nelson stunned Marquez with that last shot and Nelson's killer instinct has kicked in as he looks to end the fight. 27:0
02:11 * Wow! That shot landed like a lightning bolt! Marquez is down on his back! 27:0
02:14 Cobian starts counting... 37:0
02:14 1... 37:0
02:15 2... 37:0
02:16 3... 37:0
02:17 Marquez is in bad shape as he tries to regain his feet. 37:0
02:18 5... 37:0
02:19 6... 37:0
02:20 7... 37:0
02:21 8... 37:0
02:22 9... 37:0
02:23 10! 37:0
02:23 * He's not going to make it. Marquez gave it a valliant effort but he he can't regain his feet and is counted out here in the 13th round. 37:0

Fight Result

Let's go to Jim Fitzgerald for the call...

Ladies and Gentlemen! The time of the stoppage is 02:24 of round number 13. The winner and new IBO junior lightweight champion by knockout is...

Azumah Nelson!


Score Cards

Jean Giacomantonio Round Total
Luxembourg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Azumah Nelson 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 10 10 10 114
Juan Manuel Marquez 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 113

Donald Balas Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Azumah Nelson 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 10 10 10 116
Juan Manuel Marquez 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 112

Raul Caiz Round Total
United States 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Azumah Nelson 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 8 8 9 10 10 114
Juan Manuel Marquez 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 113

Round Totals Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Azumah Nelson 30 30 30 30 30 29 27 24 25 29 30 30 344
Juan Manuel Marquez 30 27 27 27 27 28 30 30 30 28 27 27 338


Statistics
Categories Azumah Nelson Juan Manuel Marquez
Knockdowns scored 3 2

Jabs / Round 4.54 2.92
Hooks / Round 4.54 2.69
Crosses / Round 4.23 2.00
Combinations / Round 5.38 3.08
Uppercuts / Round 4.38 2.23

Punches Landed / Round 23.08 12.92
Punches Missed / Round 29.62 40.69

Punching Accuracy 43.8% 24.1%

Total Number of Fouls 3 2
Holding Head and Hitting 3 1
Leaning on Opponent's Neck 1

Foul Penalties:
Point Deduction 1
Official Warning 1
Caution 1 2

Bouts with eye swelling resulting from punches 1 1

No cuts occured

Strategies (demanded/followed)
Cover Up 2 / 2 1 / 1
Fight Inside 4 / 4 0 / 0
Fight Outside (Offensive) 0 / 0 5 / 5
Fight Outside (Defensive) 1 / 1 0 / 0
Go for KO 4 / 3 0 / 0
Go All Out for KO 0 / 0 4 / 3
Protect Cut 0 / 0 0 / 0
Take a Round Off 2 / 1 2 / 1


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Fight Card
Bout Fighter 1 Fighter 2 Odds Winner Decision Last Round Rounds
Opening Bout Erik Morales Wilfredo Vazquez 2-1 1 TKO 5 12
Support Bout Salvador Sanchez Jorge Linares 3-1 1 TKO 4 12
Co-Feature Willie Pep Benny Bass 3-2 1 UD 12 12
Main Event Azumah Nelson Juan Manuel Marquez 3-2 1 KO 13 15
NoScoutingReports
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Re: Event#18 IBOtitle-NelsonVsJMM,PepVsBass,SanchezVsLinares,MoralesVsVasquez

Post by NoScoutingReports »

A valiant effort in defeat from Marquez including two knockdowns but Nelson a level above on the day, congratulations to him.
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Re: Event#18 IBOtitle-NelsonVsJMM,PepVsBass,SanchezVsLinares,MoralesVsVasquez

Post by Phil Titan »

Juan Manual Marquez didn't engage in 15 Round bouts. That was a clear detriment to his chances of prevailing. There should be a rematch with the match scheduled for 12 rounds.
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