Segura Knocks Out Calderon In Round Three Of Rematch…WOODS
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Calderon-Segura2PPV_posterThe legs were there for a couple rounds, but Ivan Calderon couldn't maintain the movement to steer clear of Giovanni Segura in the main event in Mexicali, Mexico on Saturday night. Segura took out Calderon, who had good luck in the first two rounds moving and jabbing and staying off the ropes,  in the third round of this sequel to their 2010 classic. The KO end came, from a pileup of body shots and a sharp right,  at 1:39, for the hitter who will jump up a weigh class in his next bout.

The first clash was a classic, with the Mexican-born California resident Segura (age 29; 26-1 with 22 KOs  entering; 101.7 pounds) coming away with a KO8 victory. The southpaw Puerto Rican Calderon (age 36; 5-0; 34-1-1 with just six KOs entering; 107.8 pounds at the weigh in) said he wasn't in top form physically for that event but said before this tiff he was tip top. Segura's WBO 108 pound crown was up for grabs.

Segura started out strong, doing as advertised prior to the bout, looking for an early stoppage. Calderon moved well, and didn't get hung up on the ropes as in the first bout. Calderon's jab worked well early on, and his legs looked strong, much more so than in the first tangle. But he has been fading for the last few years, and if he does continue to box, will have to select foes much more carefully. It wouldn't suprise us in the least if this master pugilist read the writing on the wall, written in blood red ink, and hung 'em up. There'd be zero shame in that, of course.

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donputo69

Calderon needs to hang them up...Like SERIOUSLY...holla back!!!


Radam G

The "Iron Boy" probably will not retire. He is in serious self-denial. Holla!


Fe'Roz

Javier Capetillo was working Segura's corner.....in case you all ddn't notice.


brownsugar

this beat down was no suprise.. (thanks for the footnote Fe'Roz)... this is off topic but I wonder when the cable networks will wise up and bring us some of the international fights being viewed in places like Asia and Europe... The best middleweights are all in Europe and nobodies even heard of em'...Hassan N'Dam the fighting Frenchman defeated Lorenzo Giovanni in lopsided fashion dispite a 5th round knockdown..at other weights... Wlodarczyk, Huck, Sinyabi, Helenius and nearly a dozen unbeaten top contenders fought this weekend without U.S. access.. fans all over the world would benefit if cable giants like HBO would give the international competition more exposure at home...


ali

Caldero is done!!!! His legs are gone. When a pure boxer who has no power and can only make guys miss by using his legs should hang it up.


the Roast

Well said Brownsugar. It's a big world out there. That ESPN3 card was interesting last week. What up ali? Where have you been?


brownsugar

@The Roast,.. yeah there were about 30fights this week end an only a couple of PPV matches were available States-Side...... and since the "balance of Power" is slowly shifting to the international level.. we might as well go along for the ride.


brownsugar

@ali....WAT UP ali!!! it must be Christmas... Glad to see you could drop in. Your staight-to-the-point....no-holds-barred commentary has been greatly missed.. welcome back.


ali

Roast what's good ..... its been minute but I will be posting a regular basis again. Thanks for showing me some love.


ali

Brownsugar thanks alot homie. I just told Roast I will be back posting on the regular im looking to catching up.


Fe'Roz

Then he's in trouble. No legs with no power are a toxic mix for as pure a boxer as the no longer Iron Boy. Good to see you back on post, ali!


the Roast

Keep on bringin it ali!