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Carlos Quintana Knocks Out Deandre Latimore in Six

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Former welterweight champion Carlos Quintana (29-3, 23KOs) knocked out Deandre Latimore (23-4, 17KOs) in the sixth round of a junior middleweght fight. Quintana captures the vacant NABO championship.

Quintana used his fire and experience to take the early rounds and by the fifth he was punishing Latimore with crisp combinations against the ropes. Latimore was bothered by a cut that he suffered above his left eye in the second round.

In the sixth round, Quintana battered Latimore with a series of punches to send him crashing down to the mat and he was unable to beat the count as referee Kenny Bayless waved it off.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 05-06-2012

quintana did his thing i knew he would win but i thought he would be rusty n he just out fought latimore if he stays active he can give ppl problems

Comment by Tomasio on 05-06-2012

[B][I]Good win for Quintana especially by KO, ¿but championship material? Nah!! But neither is Canelo so Quintana would most likely end up as Canelo's next opponent.. But I would rather see Lara beat the S H I T out of…

Comment by ELHURACAN58 on 05-06-2012

Quinatana fought good, but even in this win I could tell he's near retirement. Good win though.

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-06-2012

nery nice win 4 the Q...opponent 4 Canelo???of course, any1 but Lara or Vanes...I don't think Canelo even wants Kirkland...hope Quintana stays healthy & fights mmore'n 1x /yr & forgots the terrible Berto bout...

Comment by lutenco on 05-06-2012

I didn't see the fight,i watched CANELO and COTTO but not the undercards...anyway i'm happy for CARLOS QUINTANA;i remembered LATIMORE vs CORY so i believed QUINTANA should have had a tough night after all this time outside the ring...congrats QUINTANA!!!

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