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John Jackson vs. Dennis
Laurent comes out with a southpaw stance and a few jabs to the
body. Jackson tags him with a right hand as Laurente comes inside.
Laurente continues to slam to the body but Jackson seems like the
stronger of the two. Jackson lands four-punch combo to the head and
body. Laurente lunges in with a left hook but it misses and the
fails to land anything when he flails away at his moving target.
Jackson connects with a right uppercut but the Filipino takes it
well. Jackson establishes his jab late and then fires off three
nasty rights to the belly. Laurente storms back at the bell but he
runs out of time. 10-9 Jackson.
Laurente is down as soon as the round starts, but it’s a slip.
Jackson clubs away with a right to the head and then a combo to the
body. Laurente lands a right and left downstairs but Jackson
counters with a right to the dome. Laurente becomes a statue
briefly and Jackson tees off on his body and then a shot to the
head. Laurente is moving to his left, but he now seems leery of
letting his hands go. Jackson proceeds to jab and tag the body.
Laurente jumps in with a right to the body late but Jackson copies
him at the bell. 10-9 Jackson.
Left to the body and then a right to head drops Laurente about 15
seconds into the round. He gets up but he seems a little wobbled.
Laurente storms right at him with a furious flurry but Jackson
blocks virtually everything. Hard left hook to the liver by Jackson
hurts Laurente, who complains it was on his kidney. Jackson backs
off, looking to set up another right hand behind the jab. Laurente
is walking right after Jackson, who is jabbing and moving well.
Jackson nails him with a right uppercut on the inside just before
the bell. 10-8 Jackson.
Jackson lets his hands go early and lands a nice combo to the head
and body. Laurente misses with a loopy left hand, misses, and falls
into the ropes. They trade jabs before Jackson pegs him with four
straight lead rights to the face. Five. Laurente goes to the body
with the right and left, but then a third body shot is too low and
he’s warned. Laurente comes in and pops his foes with a short left
hook with about a minute left. Jackson switches to southpaw and
lands a few jabs before getting hit with a left hand during a
clinch at the bell. 10-9 Jackson.
Laurente comes out a little more aggressive and goes with a flurry,
but Jackson blocks most of the shots. Laurente charges in with a
lunging right hand but misses, and is instantly countered by a
short left to the jaw. Jackson isn’t very active in this round,
allowing Laurente to win it on volume alone. Jackson opens up with
some jabs and left to the body but this round belongs to the
Filipino. 10-9 Laurente.
Laurente opens up with a flurry to the body but he’s warned for a
low blow. Jackson comes back with a right to the head, but it’s a
glancing blow. Jackson reels off a few jabs and then a shot to the
ribs, but Laurente storms back with a decent flurry to the body and
head. Jackson returns the favor by doling out three bombs to the
midsection. Laurente lunges in with a right hand but he walks right
into a left jab. Jackson lands a three-punch combo, backs off, and
then goes with another multi-punch flurry just before the bell.
Laurente is trying to get Jackson into a brawl and is chasing him
around the ring, but the Virgin Islander is jabbing well. The
shorter Laurente is having a difficult time trying to get inside
pas the jab. Jackson isn’t throwing too many punches but he doesn’t
need to because his jab is on point. John goes with three straight
rights to the face and then unloads with a slick three-punch combo
to the head and body. Laurente eye’s are starting to swell a little
bit late in the round as he walks after his foe. Laurente can’t cut
the ring off at all and in turn eats five punches to the head. All
Jackson. 10-9 Jackson.
Jackson is moving early, going side-to-side as he jabs. Laurente is
just lunging in, trying to land bombs. Laurente is looking very
desperate already as he is running after Jackson, trying to engage.
But when Laurente gets close enough, he winds up smothering his own
punches and either walks into the jab or is tied up. Jackson
remains calm, popping off stiff jabs whenever he wants. Nice right
to the face by Jackson with a minute left, followed by a beautiful
left hook and uppercut. Jackson continues to stick the jab out
there with the scattered straight right. Jackson 10-9.
Right uppercut, left hook to the body by Jackson, but Laurente
takes it well. Laurente keeps moving forward, but Jackson’s jab is
beautiful. Laurente gets in close but a right uppercut snaps his
head back. A follow-up overhand right nails him clean, but
Laurente’s jaw is proving to be a sturdy one. Crushing left hook to
the body from Jackson with about a minute back. Huge right hand
clobbers Laurente and he takes a step back. He regroups and charges
in, but Laurente walks into another menacing right to the face.
Laurente obviously needs knockout in order to win and he is very
assertive to start the round. Jackson is cool, backing up and
jabbing when he needs to. Jackson pops his foe with a double right
to the head. A third one hurts him. Laurente stumbles back and
covers up, making Jackson step on the accelerator. Laurente clears
his head and fires back, but he can’t land anything of note.
Laurente is flailing away with a minute left, hoping to land a shot
that will change the outcome. Jackson blocks and dodges them all,
peppering him with jabs. Hard left hook by Jackson just before the
bell. 10-9 Jackson (100-89 Jackson).
The Official Result
John Jackson def. Dennis Laurente via Unanimous Decision (100-89 x
3) 3:00, R10
Yudel Jhonson vs. Jorge Cota
Johnson fires off a jab from the southpaw stance right away but
Cota returns the favor. Cota tags him with a counter right to the
jaw and the Cuban’s legs buckle a bit. Johnson has to clinch to
clear his head and when he backs off, he seems okay. Cota is trying
to make it a brawl and catches him again with the right. Johnson
backs away to regroup and tries to establish a safe distance with
jab. Johnson lands a hard left to the body and then comes upstairs
with the left. Cota is hurt and eats another left. Cota fires back
with a flurry and rips Johnson with the right, but Yudel nails him
with another left. Very good action with a minute left. They flail
away at the bell, but Johnson is able to crash two clean lefts onto
his foe’s jaw. Very close round. 10-9 Johnson.
They come right out where they left off, with Johnson landing two
crisp lefts to the chin. Cota backs into the ropes and then
regroups. Cota dives in and tries to make it an inside brawl, but
Johnson pops him again with the left. Cota is hit hard to the body
and he’s already breathing heavy. Johnson smothers Cota’s power and
presses him into the ropes, but Cota is able to clip him with a
right to the cheek. Johnson backs off and goes to the jab, snapping
his head back a few times before popping him with a lead left. They
trade wild hooks very late but neither man lands anything. 10-9
Jhonson swings away as Cota closes the gap, but he only lands a
glancing left hand. Cota digs a series of shots down to the body,
but Jhonson tags him with a left cross to the head. Nice double jab
to the gut followed by a left to the dome rocks Cota, who is forced
to hold on. Jhonson opens up a wild flurry but misses most of his
shots. Cota misses a sloppy, loopy left hook and stumbles around.
Cota is wobbly a bit after taking a left to the head. Cota clears
his head and dishes out a four-punch flurry to the body. Jhonson
lands a hard left hook just before the bell and misses a wild
right, but he walks into a left hook and is dropped. HE stumbles
out through the ropes but the ref rules it a slip. Replays show a
clear knockdown just as the bell sounds. 10-9 Jhonson.
Cota comes out a little more aggressive but Jhonson defends the
attacks. Nice overhand left to the face by Jhonson, but Cota walks
right through it. Cota is still looking to make it a brawl, but
Jhonson is back to sticking and moving. Cota looks tired late and
clinches. When they separate, Cota nails him with a monstrous left
hand and Jhonson shakes his head in approval. Jhonson is clinching
a lot late in the round, keeping it close. 10-9 Jhonson.
Short left hook glances of Cota’s chin and he stumbles to his
right, his glove touching the canvas. It’s ruled a slip because he
tripped over Jhonson’s feet. The action has slowed down quite a bit
a minute into the frame, but Jhonson lands a nice three-punch
combo. Cota cracks with a three-punch combo and then a left hook.
Jhonson flurries to the body but Cota blocks the follow-up shots to
the head. Nice right/left to the face by Cota, but Jhonson fires
off a counter left. Very close round again. 10-9 Cota.
Cota starts the round with a multi-punch combo to the stomach, but
his hard left to the head misses. Jhonson tags him with a left hook
behind the ear. Jhonson is looking like he’s slowing down now but
Cota appears to be getting stronger with a second wind. Cota backs
into a corner and has to eat two uppercuts, but he takes them well.
Jhonson ducks under a left hook and drills the Mexican with a
counter right hook. They get inside and Jhonson nails him with
another uppercut. They clinch and Jhonson pushes and punches Cota,
prompting the ref to take a point away. 10-8 Cota.
They clinch early and often, looking to brawl in a phone booth.
Jhonson is doing most of the clinching, smothering Cota’s power.
Jhonson misses a powerful left hook and slips onto his gloves and
knees. It’s ruled a slip. Jhonson lands a short right hand as he
comes in to clinch. They continue to maul each other in the clinch
but Cota is able to nail him with a nice right to the head. Jhonson
lands a decent double left just before the bell. 10-9 Jhonson.
Cota storms out of his corner but he’s smothered immediately. They
split, allowing Cota to dish out a slick double left to the head.
They trade leather in the center of the ring but when Cota backs
into the ropes, the Cuban hits him with a nice overhand left. They
clinch again and again, but Jhonson clips him with an illegal punch
to the back of the head. He’s warned. Cota drills him with a left
hook and Jhonson is rocked. Cota opens up and goes for the finish
but Jhonson wakes up and returns the fire. Great two-way action
with a minute left. They trade more blows and an errant left hand
drops Jhonson. He is up quickly and is allowed to continue. Jhonson
quickly lands a powerful left hand right at the bell. 10-8
Replays show that the knockdown should have been ruled a slip as
the left hook missed. They come right after each other to start the
frame and clinch. They split up and trade left hands to the face.
Jhonson lunges in for a right but he’s met with a straight left,
dropping the Cuban onto his knees. He’s up and is a bit shaky.
Jhonson backs up, trying to jab to safety but Cota isn’t gunning
for the kill. They clinch but when they separate, Cota nails him
two rights to the head and Jhonson is down. The ref inexplicably
doesn’t rule him down. He is up and hurt badly, stumbling around.
Cota is looking to end things but the bell saves Jhonson. 10-8
Jhonson still wobbly and he is tagged by a clean left to the face.
He stumbles into the ropes and then clinches. Cota is trying to
take him out with a flurry but the Cuban escapes before forcing
another clinch. Cota lands two jabs but eats a right hook. They go
toe-to-toe briefly before another left hand rocks Jhonson. Jhonson
knows he has to finish strong and he’s winging rights and lefts,
but Cota tags him. Huge right hand clobbers Jhonson and he is out
on his feet. He fumbles forward as Cota throws all sorts of shots,
trying to take him out. Jhonson lands a decent right and left but
takes another left to the head. He is out as the fight ends and
keeps punching after the bell. 10-9 Cota (95-92 Cota).
The Official Result
Jorge Cota def. Yudel Jhonson via Unanimous Decision (95-92, 96-91
x 2) 3:00, R10
Warren fires off a stiff jab from the southpaw stance right away.
Payano comes right after him, looking to brawl. Payano misses with
a wild overhand left and right hook. Warren goes to the jab again
and again. Whenever Payano gets close, Warren ties him up. Payano
continuously is looking to bang but Warren’s jab and movement
prevent it. Warren lands a slick check hook as he backs up. Payano
with a flurry to the body and head, but Warren tags him with a nice
counter right hook late. Good action for the first round of the
main event. 10-9 Warren.
Payano lands a series of jabs to the body but Warren nails him with
a sharp right to the head. Payano misses with a leaping left and
then eats a left in return. Payano stumbles into the corner and
Warren opens up an assault. They trade leather briefly before
clinching. Payano is still trying to get inside, to make it a
brawl, but Warren ties him up. Counter left to the top of the head
by Warren as Payano misses another wild right. Payano comes right
back with a powerful right uppercut and Warren shakes his head to
acknowledge it. Payano misses with a right and left, allowing the
challenger to tag him with a counter right. 10-9 Warren.
Payano storms right out and charges after Warren, who ducks under
the flurry and tags him. They brawl and Payano drills a punch to
Warren’s back when they turned, but referee Frank Santore takes a
point without a warning. They resume and Payano is applying a ton
of pressure, but Warren is riding it, unloading a barrage to the
body. Warren nails him with a hard right to the head, forcing
Payano to back up. Payano clocks him with a loopy left hand but
Rau’Shee comes right back with a left. Very good action at the bell
but the American gets the better of the two. 10-8 Warren.
Warren misses with a huge right hook and Payano ducks under to
clinch. They brawl toe-to-toe and out of nowhere, a low blow floors
Payano. He is writhing on the canvas, rolling back and forth in
agony. Replays show a right uppercut way below the belt. Payano
immediately springs to his feet and charges after Warrern, who
obliges. After brawling, Warren backs off with the jab, sticking
him three times. Payano clips his challenger with a right hand but
Warren is unfazed. Warren eats a left hand and then has to take
another left to the head. Jab-jab-overhand right from Warren with
30 seconds left. 10-9 Warren.
Payano tags him with a nice left/right immediately. Warren is
trying to back away and use the jab, but Payano is all over him.
Nice loopy left to the head for the Dominican and the tide seems to
be slowly turning in Payano’s favor. Warren lands a thunderous
right hand to the head, but Payano walks through it. Juan Carlos is
trying to keep it a brawl but Warren wants to keep a distance.
Payano gets inside and plugs away at the head and body. There is a
cut above Payano’s right eye very late in the round. 10-9
Payano comes right out again, forcing Warren into a brawl. Warren
backs off and rests, but Payano nails him with a nasty overhand
left to the head. Warren can’t move as well as he was earlier and
Payano is all over him, flailing away to the head and body. Warren
ties up the champ whenever he gets close, but Payano bombards the
body. Warren is warned for continuous holding at the midway point.
Pay7ano remains relentless, always going to the body. Warren
counters with a nice right to the ear before clinching. Warren
holds on while he crushes five straight shots to the champ’s ribs
before Warren is shoved to the canvas. 10-9 Payano.
Warren starts off by riding his bike, but Payano chases after him.
They trade blows along the ropes before Warren escapes out the
side. Warren is now moving side-to-side, looking to re-establish
his jab. Payano continues to charge like a bull, trying to force a
brawl. Triple jab from Payano and then a left to the head. Warren
counters with a left but Payano answers with an overhand left. With
his back against the ropes, Warren unfurls a nice left cross and
then a right hook. Payano remains in his face, digging to the body
and head. Warren is starting to slow a little bit by round’s end.
Payano rushes out and gets right in Warren’s face, but Rau’Shee
slugs with him. They trade blows until they clash heads, opening a
cut in between Payano’s eyebrows. Payano charges right at him and
throws bombs and Warren retaliates. Great action briefly before
they clinch. Warren unloads a flurry to the head and body but
Payano returns the favor. Nice, hard shots to the body for Payano,
forcing Warren to tie him up. They brawl forehead-to-forehead late,
with Payano doing more damage. Warren is trying to back off to
regroup but Payano is all over him. Close round. 10-9 Payano.
Payano storms right at him and walks into a huge counter left to
the head. He’s rocked and Warren shoves him down and into the
corner. Santore calls a halt and deducts two points for an
intentional foul. Warren is angrily protesting but the fight
continues. They clash in the center of the ring and slug away but
their heads come together violently. Payano clutches his right eye
and has to hang on. Santore stops the action and summons the
doctor. His right eye is almost swollen shut and it has a gash over
it. Payano is allowed to continue and he keeps a distance. Warrne
begins throwing almost left hand exclusively. Warren is all over
him and they are trading serious leather. Payano is down by the
ropes but it’s from a Warren push. Santore warns Warren that if he
does it again, he’ll disqualify him. Warren charges right at him
and slugs away but Payano is looking to hang on and survive the
round. With 40 seconds left, Payano finally comes alive with a
flurry to the head and body. Nice left/right to the head by Payano
late. 10-7 Payano.
Payano comes out and delivers a powerful right hook that stuns
Warren, but Rau’Shee quickly regroups. Warren backs up after a
clinch, trying to jab. Payano is still aggressive, lunging forward
with wild lefts and rights. They exchange blows and Payano is down,
but it’s correctly ruled a slip. They brawl in the clinch again and
again and Payano is trying to bait Warren into more fouls but
Santore warns him that he’s initiating it. Warren tags him with a
counter left hand with 30 seconds left. Payano misses a right hook
and absorbs a right to the body, followed by a double right hook to
the chin at the bell. 10-9 Warren.
Warren comes forward while jabbing. Payano slugs away to the body
and Warren follows suit. They go toe-to-toe briefly before Warren
ties him up. Warren is tagged by a right to the ear and his counter
left misses. Nice overhand left from Warren and doubles up his
right hook. Payano is still trying to force a brawl, chasing him
down. They bantamweights are slowing down late as fatigue is
setting in. Payano opens up with a flurry to the body and head, but
Warren counters with a right to the temple. Payano’s right eye is a
disgusting, swollen mess. He complains about a head butt before
Warren drills him with a massive right hand at the end. 10-9
This fight is likely up for grabs. Whoever wins this round could
win the fight. Payano is coming right after him but Warren ties him
up. Payano is desperate as he pounds the body. They trade blows and
Warren nails him with a right hook and it’s clean. Payano is down
and then does a back flip when he gets up. Payano now most likely
needs to stop Warren because of the knockdown. Payano goes right
after him, digging to the body and head. Warren backs off and pops
him with another right hand. Payano is trying everything he can to
make it a brawl but Warren keeps tying him up. Warren clips him
with a left hand before taking four shots to the body. They flail
away at the bell, ending a wildly entertaining skirmish, 10-8
The Official Result
Juan Carlos Payano def. Rau’Shee Warren via Split Decision
(113-111, 109-115, 113-111) 3:00, R12 to retain WBA bantamweight