Been doing tons of radio interviews while the undercard is going on. Caught most of the 10-rounder between undeafted Sadam Ali and Jeremy Bryan. What a shocker, as Bryan dropped the previously unbeaten Ali and went on to win a split decision. Two of the cards read 96-93 for Bryan, while the other card was the same score for Ali. Bryan is now 18-3, while Ali drops to 19-1.
Edit...Edit...Edit...Edit: I had been in the back doing interviews for much of the undercard, including this one. When Sadam got rocked, I think it was the 4th, I heard a guy yell, "Ali is down," and took time out of my interview so we could watch. Later, when I heard "Split decision," I figured he had lost for sure, especially when I heard another guy in the back, who had been watching on a monitor, say, "Well, that's Ali's first loss." I figured he had lost, and then continued with my work. Then I went out to watch the three featured fights. I now have to watch replays of the WladimirKlitschko-Alexander Povetkin fight 10 times as punishment!!!!!! As you know, Ali WON a split decision. He didn't lose. Maybe he should have!
Last edited by The Commish; 08-10-2014 at 01:57 AM.
ROUND 1--There's a case for a 10-7 round. DJ comes out on fire...everything thrown with bad intentions...Domination...a knockdown...moe domination...Fletcher staggered...stumbling...blasted all over...barely survives. How can that merely be a 10-8 round? Not in my book!
Round 2--DJ settles down, as if mot to punch himself out.
Round 3--Both settle into nice boxing...Fletcher may have won it with his pesky and repeated jab.
Round 4--DJ picks up the pace and once again looks a little too powerful for JF.
Round 5--Even up until the 1:40 mark, when JF lands solid jab, then sharp right to head moments later...then a combo to head...DJ not hurt, but seemingly flustered...steps back to gather himself. Near the 2:40 mark, DJ drives a sharp right to the head. From the southpaw position, he unloads on a staggereds JF, backing him to ropes. Then, switching back to righty, he continues assault with both hands. As he starts to fall, ref Michael Griffin waves it off at 2:58.
Danny Jacobs wins the WBA "regular" Middleweight Title.
When asked by interviewer Jim Gray who he wants next, he said, "I want Peter Quiilin.
As we await Lamont Peterson v Edgar Santana, the "runners" working for Golden Boy are handing out the scorecards for the Jacobs-Fletcher fight. As I mentioned, I had Jacobs 10-7 in that firest round. So did two of the judges, Adalaide Byrd & Glenn Feldman. Judge Nelson Vazquez had that round 10-8.
After 4, Byrd had it 40-34 for Jacobs; Feldman had it the same way, and Vazquez had it 39-36, giving round 2 to Fletcher.
Watch that first round again. It is every bit a 10-7 round.
And speaking of mismatches, he we go, with a fight which nobody gives Rod Salka the remotest chance of winning.
Rod Salka out to quiet applause...I guess fand feel bad, like they are watching a Dead Man Walking!
Danny Garcia out...looks sooooo much bigger!
Ref: Steve Willis
Round 1--Salks out moving as DG pumps jab...Salka moves and puts out "keep away" jab all round...DG tried a few power shots which fall short...DG lands right to cheek which draws "ooohs" from crowd...They box and move until bell
Round 2--Right nails & hurts Salka...staggers...Down from combo...up...wobbly...blasted...down again...Willis counts..Salka up...let's it continue...I hope he stops it...this kid gonna' go...
Geez, wish he stopped it after the second knockdown.
I am bailing out and signing off until later. Oh, just saw that final hook. Awful!