Premier Boxing Champions ‘Barthelemy vs. DeMarco’ on CBS Results & Play-by-Play

By Mike Sloan Jun 21, 2015


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Sammy Vasquez Jr. vs. Wale Omotoso

Round 1

They meet in the center of the ring, where Vasquez digs a straight jab to the body. Omotoso misses with a left hook and has to take two more shots downstairs. Vasquez rifles a few jabs to the face and then nails a left hook to the ribs. Omotoso is stiff early and his punches aren’t as fast as his opponent’s. Vasquez is very active, landing jabs to the head and body. Sammy ducks under a left hook and counters the Nigerian with a counter left to the head. Vasquez tags Wale with a three-punch combo upstairs but Omotoso walks right through them. Nice straight left/right jab by Vasquez near the bell. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 2

Omotoso comes out with a double jab but his follow-up left hook misses by a few inches. Vasquez answers with a three-punch combo and then a straight left. Omotoso misses with a right and left eats a left, but he takes it well. Sammy presses his foe into a corner and tags him with three straight jabs, but Omotoso counters with a left. Vasquez pops him with another nice left hand but “Lucky Boy” returns the fire with a left hand to the ear. Vasquez digs a nasty left to the body. Another. There is a small cut over the right eye of Vasquez, but it’s not clear if it came from a clash of heads during the previous clinch or a punch. Late in the round, Vasquez tags him with a sizzling left hand and then does it again just before the bell. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 3

Vasquez starts off the round with a series of nice jabs, keeping Omotoso away. Vasquez’ jab is on point early, as it finds a comfortable place to stay several times. Sammy drills his foe with a perfect straight left hand through the guard, but Omotoso’s chin is superb. Wale lands a nice left hand but he’s popped by another jab. Omotoso is bleeding from the nose now, but he cracks the Pennsylvanian with a awesome right cross, his best punch of the fight. Vasquez comes back with a hard jab and then a thudding left to the stomach. Beautiful jab/straight left by Vasquez, who is in total control now. Sammy unfurls a four-punch combo late and then digs a left to the body/right to the head. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 4

Omotoso is much more aggressive early on in the fourth, rifling off a series of jabs and rights to the head. The aggression allows Vasquez to counter nicely, though, as his straight left nails toe Nigerian a few times. Vasquez walks into a left jab coming in, but he blows through that with a three-punch combo to the face. Wale misses a wild overhand right and left hook, but Vasquez is a little too far to counter it. Omotoso cracks him with a nice right hand late in the round, but Vasquez is unfazed. Huge left hook by Omotoso with 25 seconds left, but Vasquez isn’t bothered by it. Vasquez goes back to the jab and then digs another left to the body. It’s Omotoso’s best round by far but he didn’t get it. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 5

Vasquez remains in control of the distance with his jabs and left to the body early. Omotoso is active, though, and lands a few of his own jabs. Vasquez lands a nice left hook, which forces Omotoso to dive inside and brawl. They trade blows but then a perfect short left cross on the inside pops Omotoso’s mouthpiece out. They continue to trade but when there is a lull in the action, Robert Byrd stops the fight to return the mouthpiece to Wale. Vasquez lands two nice jabs, but Omotoso is game, returning salvos of his own. Nice action late and Vasquez is bleeding somewhere on the right side of his forehead. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 6

It’s revealed that the cut on Vasquez was from a headbutt in the previous round. Nice left hand and double jab by Vasquez, but Omotoso nails him with a great left hook. Vasquez comes right back with a right/left and then a brawl breaks out. Terrific back-and-forth action on the inside, but Vasquez’ speed is the difference. They separate and regroup, where Omotoso stalks down Vasquez, who is jabbing to keep a distance. Hard straight left to the cheek by Vasquez but Wale’s chin is as strong as steel. Vasquez is bleeding again, but it’s not in a spot to create problems. With a minute left, Omotoso is more aggressive, but Vasquez is boxing and moving more than he was earlier. Nice double jab/straight left to the chin by Vasquez late. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 7

A secondary replay shows than an errant elbow is what cut Vasquez on the head in the fifth, not a headbutt. Omotoso comes right out and chases down Vasquez, trying to make it a slugfest. Wale digs a long right to the body but Vasquez counters with a jab to the face. Omotoso swings away and Vasquez obliges; there is a brief spurt of warfare in the center of the ring. At the midway point, Omotoso unfurls a brilliant right hand that is clean, but Vasquez is unfazed. Omotoso nails his foe with a hard left hook to the body/left hook to the face. There is some swelling around Vasquez’ right eye late in the round. Omotoso continues to press the action and nails Sammy with a thudding right to the face, by far his best punch of the fight. Vasquez backs away, possibly hurt, and Omotoso unloads on him until the bell. There is a knot on the right jaw hinge of Omotoso at the bell. 10-9 Omotoso.

Round 8

You gotta be a dog now, Lucky!” is what Omotoso’s corner is yelling at him between rounds. Omotoso comes right out and tries to continue the war. Vasquez backs up with the jab, but Omotoso is all over him with a swarm. Huge left hand by Vasquez forces the Nigerian to take several steps back to regroup. Now Vasquez is applying the pressure and pops him with jabs and then a monstrous left cross that’s money, right on the jaw. Omotoso stiffens briefly, but regroups with a flurry. Double jab/straight left by Vasquez. Omotoso misses a right and then has to swallow another left hand. Sammy is now bleeding from the nose with a minute left. Vasquez nails him with a hard left but Wale storms back with a right and left to the head. Great action. A powerful left to the face hurts Omotoso, who stumbles back a step. Omotoso digs deep and returns the fire but the round ends. Terrific two-way action. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 9

“I wanna see him on his ass this round!” is yelled at Omotoso between rounds. Vasquez hammers him with a double jab and left hand, but Omotoso answers with a right hand. They trade blows in the center of the ring, but Vasquez cracks him with a hard left to the jaw. They exchange lefts to the head, but Vasquez’ is harder. Omotoso sticks him with a left hook and then follows it up with a right cross. Another right hand rocks Vasquez, who steps back. They come together in a fury and when they split, Vasquez is cut right on the top of his forehead, likely from another headbutt. They violently exchange blows. Great back-and-forth action. Vasquez storms in but eats a hard left hook and he stumbles into his foe, but it looks like he tripped over the Nigerian’s feet. Vasquez tags him a hard left hand and then another. A monster of a right cross misses from Omotoso at the bell. 10-9 Vasquez.

Round 10

Omotoso clearly needs a knockout in order to win this one. His corner is yelling at him to get in close and go for broke. Omotoso is extremely aggressive, going for the dramatic finish. Vasquez backs up with the jab, not looking to engage. Straight left by Vasquez behind the jab and suddenly Omotoso stops throwing. Nice left hand again by Vasquez, who opens up a flurry. Omotoso backs up, possibly rocked, but then he finally punches back. At the midway point, Omotoso needs to let everything go, but he’s not overly aggressive. Wale misses with a killer of an overhand right and then eats a jab. Vasquez pops him with a nice left and then a terrific right hook. Jab, jab, jab by Vasquez keeps Omotoso away with 30 seconds left. With 10 seconds to go, Omotoso doesn’t seem to have the strength to unload and simply walks after Vasquez, who tosses out a few jabs at the end. A superb fight to kick off PBC on CBS on Father’s Day. 10-9 Vasquez.

The Official Result

Sammy Vasquez Jr. def. Wale Omotoso via Unanimous Decision (98-92, 98-92, 98-92)

Rances Barthelemy vs. Antonio DeMarco

Round 1

DeMarco comes out with a nice jab, but Barthelemy does the same. Barthelemy tags him with a right hand, but the two remain relaxed ad cautious early. Barthelemy continues with the jab and then digs a right to the gut. DeMarco tries coming in but he is nailed by a beautiful straight right to the face. Barthelemy switches to southpaw and fires off a series of jabs. Barthelemy is getting busier and busier with the jab and left hand to the face. DeMarco tries to get inside but he’s raked by a left cross and it rocks him. He clears his head quickly and backs up, while Barthelemy switches back to orthodox. DeMarco lands a decent left hand late, but it doesn’t bother the Cuban at all.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 2

Barthelemy comes out calmly, firing off a series of left jabs, though they all fall short. Nice right to the body from Barthelemy, who then dips away from a left hand from the Mexican. Double jab/right to the ribs from Barthelemy, who is keeping a perfect distance. DeMarco charges in and misses his combo, only to have no choice but to take a right and left to the body. Nice left to the body and head from Barthelemy with 45 seconds left in the round. Barthelemy again switches to southpaw and rakes his foe with jabs. Hard left to the face by Barthelemy, his best punch so far.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 3

Barthelemy is back to orthodox, firing out that pesky jab repeatedly. DeMarco is having difficulty in getting on the inside, winging right hands along the way. Barthelemy digs a few shots to the body and then backs away. Left to the face by Barthelemy, who then lands a shot south of the border. Barthelemy tears into his foe with a powerful straight left and DeMarco backs up. Barthelemy avoids a left upstairs and crashes to more sots downstairs. Two punches downstairs and then a left to the head by Barthelemy with 40 seconds left. DeMarco is unable to land anything clean and then has to eat another stinging left at the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 4

Barthelemy pops his foe with jab after jab, switching between southpaw and orthodox. DeMarco can’t get into a rhythm at all, and his offense continues to be nullified by the Cuban’s jabs. They come together and clash heads, but luckily nobody is cut at the midway point. Hard left hand by Barthelemy behind a double jab and DeMarco drops to his knees. He’s up at eight and seems more frustrated than hurt. Barthelemy comes alive and tags him with another left. DeMarco is coming forward but he’s eating more jabs. Misses with a fight-ending overhand left. With 10 seconds left, Rances nails him with two more powerful left hands to the face.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-8 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-8 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-8 Barthelemy

Round 5

Barthelemy is patient early, going back to the jab. DeMarco continues to come forward, but he simply can’t get inside whatsoever. Antonio lands two rights to the ribs, but he’s countered by a left upstairs. Barthelemy goes back to southpaw and paws with the jab, trying to set up that left hand counter. DeMarco isn’t taking the bait just yet and tries his own jab. Little action in the second half of the fight, but it continues to be all Barthelemy.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 6

Barthelemy tosses his jab out several times, but DeMarco isn’t letting his hands go. The first half of the round sees Barthelemy switching stances, tearing up DeMarco with the jab. Finally Barthelemy cracks him with a slick left to the head, but DeMarco has no answer for it. DeMarco is like a mannequin in the ring, unable to do anything with Barthelemy’s jab and speed. With 15 seconds left, Barthelemy nails him with another hard left hand. It’s a clinic out there.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 7

eMarco stares at his foe as he walks forward, seemingly incapable of getting past that jab. Barthelemy continues to do whatever he wants, but he’s not taking the risk of ending the fight just yet. A minute into the frame, the Cuban rattles Antonio’s head with an awesome right/left. After taking a left to the dome, DeMarco goes for broke and presses Barthelemy into the ropes and digs several shots to the body. Lead left to the head by Barthelemy, followed by an overhand left and right. Total domination from Barthelemy but he’s not gunning for the knockout.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 8

Much of the same; Barthelemy with the jab. Hard left to the head by Barthelemy, but then he digs a right hand below the waist. DeMarco complains and is given a few moments to regroup. He’s okay but he walks into another series of jabs from the Cuban. DeMarco gets inside but he can’t land anything. Barthelemy crashes another hard left onto the head and then a left hook to the body. DeMarco tries forcing a brawl but he is tagged by a ferocious left hook on the jaw. DeMarco walks through it, but per the norm, he can’t answer. Barthelemy opens up with another sizzling left to the head and then a right. Left to the face by Rances at the bell.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy
Mike Fridley scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy

Round 9

Barthelemy starts the round from the southpaw stance and eats a healthy dose of jabs. DeMarco continues to be gun shy, allowing Barthelemy to do whatever he wants. Hard left hand by Barthelemy lands cleanly on the face and then another. Hard left again by Rance, who digs a right to the hip. Bayless stops the action and takes a point from the Cuban. When the fight resumes, Barthelemy crushes DeMarco with a huge left hand to the jaw, but the Mexican takes it well. More jabs from Barthelemy and then another nice left hand. With 25 seconds left, Rances opens up his attacks and dishes out plenty of lefts. DeMarco eats them all and motions the Cuban to keep throwing them. 9-9.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 9-9
Ian Robinson scores the round: 9-9
Mike Fridley scores the round: 9-9

Round 10

DeMarco obviously needs divine intervention in order to pull off the knockout win. He’s lost every round and hasn’t landed anything noteworthy in the contest. DeMarco is not aggressive to start the frame and allows Rances to jab away. Barthelemy stays a southpaw, flicking out that right jab whenever he wants. DeMarco continues to walk after his foe, but can’t get anything off. Nice left to the head behind the jab by Barthelemy with 70 seconds left. DeMarco backs up but Barthelemy doesn’t follow it up. With 30 seconds left, DeMarco has resigned and won’t even try for the knockout. A few jabs from Barthelemy to wrap it up. With a few seconds left, Antonio tries to throw a few shots but nothing comes from it.

Sherdog Scores

Mike Sloan scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy (99-89 Barthelemy)
Ian Robinson scores the round: 10-9 Barthelemy (99-89 Barthelemy)
Mike Fridley scores the round:10-9 Barthelemy (99-89 Barthelemy)

The Official Result

Rances Barthelemy def. Antonio DeMarco via unanimous decision (99-89, 99-89, 99-89) 3:00, R10

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