Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ali Funeka and Joan Guzman Ends in a Horrible Draw

By Mark Vester

At the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Ali Funeka (30-2, 25KOs) and Joan Guzman (29-0, 17KOs) fought to a very disputed draw. Funeka appeared to win the majority of the rounds and battered Guzman down the stretch. The IBF lightweight title is vacant. The scores were 114-114 a draw, 116-112 for Funeka and 114-114 for the draw. 

Guzman came out swinging in the first round, backing Funeka to the ropes and trying to land something big to the head and body. Funeka backed him off and started using his long jab. Guzman was able to sneak in some good counters. The second was more of the same, Guzman coming forward with some very good punches. Funeka used his jab but couldn't land many counters. Funeka's jab was making some waves in the third round. He started tagging up Guzman's face and caused his nose to start bleeding.

During the fourth, another cut opened up under the right eye of Guzman. Funeka continued to bust up the face of Guzman with his jab and counters. In the fifth, Guzman and Funeka traded some heavy shots. Guzman's face was taking more punishment and blood continued to flow from his face and nose. Funeka continued to control the action in the sixth. Guzman was throwing one punch at a time, allowing Funeka to outwork him. They traded power punches at the end of the round.

Guzman began to do better in the seventh round, landing some very good shots to the body while Funeka stood behind the jab. In the eight round, Funeka blasted Guzman with a right hand and nearly put him away as Guzman appeared to be out on his feet. He managed to survive. In the ninth, Funeka continued to batter Guzman with some heavy punches. Funeka continued to beat Guzman up in the tenth. Guzman's face was a bloody, swollen mess. Funeka continued to jab and land very hard combinations.

Guzman stood his ground in the eleventh by staying on the inside but took some good shots for his trouble. In the twelfth, Guzman went for broke and was very game. He tried pressing forward and trading shots with Funeka to score a late knockout. The bigger man held him Guzman off and pounded him until the bell.

Send News Tips and Comments To Mark Vester @ [email protected]

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by toyi on 12-01-2009

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;6830786]Just because a guy’s bleeding all over the place it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s getting his clock cleaned. From my couch I scored Joan Guzman-Ali Funeka 114-114, the same as two of the judges. … [URL="http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1365/leotis_martin_unlucky_but_ok_in_the_end/"]http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1365/leotis_martin_unlucky_but_ok_in_the_end/[/URL][/QUOTE] Really? Are you sure…

Comment by Dondi33O on 12-01-2009

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;6830786]Just because a guy’s bleeding all over the place it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s getting his clock cleaned. From my couch I scored Joan Guzman-Ali Funeka 114-114, the same as two of the judges. … [URL="http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1365/leotis_martin_unlucky_but_ok_in_the_end/"]http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1365/leotis_martin_unlucky_but_ok_in_the_end/[/URL][/QUOTE] Blood had nothing to…

Comment by Heru on 11-30-2009

Just because a guy’s bleeding all over the place it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s getting his clock cleaned. From my couch I scored Joan Guzman-Ali Funeka 114-114, the same as two of the judges. … [URL="http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1365/leotis_martin_unlucky_but_ok_in_the_end/"]http://www.ringtv.com/blog/1365/leotis_martin_unlucky_but_ok_in_the_end/[/URL]

Comment by ..El Chacal.. on 11-30-2009

Sure I thought the Decision was shitty.. but was I the only one impressed with Guzman?.. he showed versatility, and tremendous heart!.. I expected Guzman to put on a clinic and move around on Funeka and expected him to win…

Comment by miron_lang on 11-30-2009

[QUOTE=Dominicano Soy!;6810835]I want to say one thing though, [B]Guzman's inactivity[/B], cut over the eye, broken nose. You gotta hand it to Guzman, he has HEART. Screw the ****ing judges, Funeka won. One thing though, Guzman > Funeka in a rematch![/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (186)
Top Headlines Pacquiao Fed Up With Politics, Roach Hopes He Stops Boxing Vijender Singh Expects To Face Rocky Fielding in March Shabranskyy Prepared To Do Everything Possible To Beat Kovalev Chocolatito To Return in April or May, Possibly on Canelo-GGG II Rey Vargas Expects Fireworks With Oscar Negrete at MSG Devon Alexander: I'm Ready To Fight Anybody Out There Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno in Play For WBC Interim-Belt Team Parker Dare 'Glass Chin' Joshua To Accept 65-35 or Else Devon Alexander Out-Classes Castillo in First Fight in Two Years Gennady Golovkin is Honored By The Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Cruz Cut, Conquers David Grayton, Wins Decision Arum: Terence Crawford Will Face Horn-Corcoran Winner Next Bellew's Coach Rejects Tyson Fury For 12/17: No Way! Jerwin Ancajas Headed For Big 2018, 'SuperFly' in His Future? Dillian Whyte Erupts: Tony Bellew is a Coward, Disgusting Attitude! Parker Promoter: Joshua is A Lot of Hype, Softer Than Wilder Antoine Douglas vs. Spike O'Sullivan on Saunders-Lemieux Card Euro News: Robert Helenius Update, Soro, Madsen, Jur, More Sullivan Barrera: Valera Just Tried to Survive in Loss to Bivol Floyd Mayweather Inks Deal To Be Character in New Poker Game Errol Spence: My Goal is To Unify Welterweight Division in 2018 Groves-Eubank WBSS Semifinal Set for February 17 in Manchester Devon Alexander: My Opioid Addiction Kept Me Out of The Ring Cotto Recalls KO Win Over Ricardo Torres Put Him "On the Map" Duva: Kovalev Still Man to Beat in Light Heavyweight Division Tony Bellew Has Options in Fallout of David Haye Rematch Zolani Tete Explains Record Breaking Knockout, The Aftermath Frank Warren on Frampton's Win, Tete's Big KO, Conlan's Loss Saunders: Khan on Celeb Show For 100K, Fight Brook For Millions! Golovkin's Promoter: We're Ready, Canelo Just Has To Say "Yes' Bellew's Coach: We Are Devastated That David Haye Withdrew Arum: HBO's Nelson is an Amateur, SHO's Espinoza is Competent! Kovalev's Return a Reminder of Prolonged Stevenson Frustration Jacobs: First Fight Was 50-50 - 100% I Win The Golovkin Rematch! Zolani Tete Dares Ryan Burnett To Get in The Ring, Unify Belts Cyborg Still Plans To Pursue Boxing Run Despite New UFC Deal Photos: Miguel Cotto Grinding Hard For Sadam Ali Showdown Photos: Devon Alexander, Walter Castillo - Ready For Battle Photos: Mayweather Foundation Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway Photos: Gennady Golovkin Visits Children's Hospital in Mexico
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement