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Cintron vs Smith Clash on August 12, ESPN Main Event

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised the former welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-4-1, 28KOs) is shaking off his last fight and getting right back into the ring on August 12th against Antwone Smith (20-2-1, 12KOs). The fight will headline ESPN's Friday Night Fights. A real gut check move by Cintron, who on July 9th returned from a 14-month layoff and dropped a ten round decision to Carlos Molina at the Home Depot Center.

The ESPN date belongs to Lou DiBella. He advised BoxingScene that a deal for Cintron-Smith is very close and both sides want the fight.

"If we can pull this off, I think it's another great fight for ESPN. They both want the fight. I think it says a lot about Kermit Cintron to take a fight like this on short notice, and Antwone is hungry. I think the winner of this fight factors right back into the mix of the division," DiBella told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxing freak on 07-23-2011

I agree this appears to be a "gutsy" move by Cintron but quite honestly, it's what he has to do. If you do the math, before Molina he fought 3.5 competitive rounds in 18 months. I'm sorry but very few…

Comment by BoxDuringDinner on 07-20-2011

Smith is ok, but no Carlos Molina

Comment by quique24 on 07-20-2011

[QUOTE=BrickSquad;10867046]he needs to retire and live off the welfare like the rest of his people[/QUOTE] Eat a D!ck b!tch

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-20-2011

Not a good matchup for styles and why gibe Cintron another tv bout...Smith is boring w/2 nothing wins late last year and in january after being ko'd last yr...too many hungrier boxers deserve this tv shot...

Comment by sebastianb7312 on 07-20-2011

This is whats wrong with boxing.. AFter Citron's fight with Molina, why is ESPN even pickin up this fight.. Citron is a joke... Ronnie Shields shld just stick to Lara and not waste his time on Kermit the Frog...

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