Great night of boxing
Last night was a tremendous night of boxing on HBO and Showtime.
Showtime’s line-up included the first two fights in their bantamweight tournament. Beginning with the Abner Mares late round victory over Vic Darchinyan and Joseph Abeko’s stunning victory over Yonnhy Perez in a bout that everyone assumed would lead to a repeat of Perez’s victory last year.
Over on HBO, the undercard fight between Victor Ortiz and Lamont Peterson was scored a draw.
The fight of the night, however, belonged to Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana.
For those who didn’t see the Khan-Maidana fight, it fight is worth caching when HBO replays it or when they offer it “on demand.” To my mind, Khan looked great through the first 9 rounds. What he’s got to work on though, is how to handle getting backed up into the ropes. He took a lot of punishment from Maidana from stiff upper cuts that really hurt him in the 10th, 11th and 12th. Still and all, Khan proved himself to be a warrior and pulled out a tremendous victory to retain his WBA light-welterweight title.
For a great piece on the Khan-Maidana fight check out the article in the UK Guardian. The link to the article is here.
One other fight last night was Girlboxing’s friend Jill Morley’s victory in the Costa Mesa Master’s Tournament. Jill is finishing up her film “Girl in the Ring” (previously known as “Fighting It”) and true to her subject is “fighting it” in the ring!