Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jeffrey Fontanez Ices John Nater In Four Rounds

By Jake Donovan

Jeffrey Fontanez looked sharp in registering a fourth-round knockout over John Nater in their Telefutura-televised main event Saturday evening in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

Fontanez weighed 134 lb., while Nater came in at the lightweight limit of 135 lb.

Action in the early going never really developed beyond a high-speed chess match. The 20-year young Fontanez showed flashes of brilliance, rattling off combinations to the body and the occasional flurry upstairs. For the most part, he was content to box and move early on, only engaging when Nater felt compelled to press with his attack. 

The best of those moments came in a power-punching third round, when Fontanez was momentarily shaken after getting clipped upstairs.

It was the very sequence required to awake a sleeping giant.

Nater never knew what hit him in round four. A vicious counter left hook to the body floored the Bayamon native, prompting Fontanez to race to his corner and crouch in anticipation of finishing off his fellow Boricua in the event the fight would continue.

It wouldn't.

While Nater managed to beat the count, he was in no condition to continue. This much was recognized by the referee, who waved off the fight without another punch being thrown.

The official time was 0:46 of round four.

Fontanez improves to 9-0 (8KO) with the win. The Caguas-based knockout artist has now managed nine wins in the span of 14 months, with a bright future ahead. Nater sees a two-fight win-streak come to an end as he falls to 11-4-1 (8KO).

TELEVISED UNDERCARD

The televised co-feature saw Braulio Santos maintain his perfect record after scoring a second roung stoppage over John Alberto Molina (32-2-3). A straight right hand turned Molina's legs into rubber, as he wobbled around the ring even after beating the count. 

The referee wisely waved off the fight, with the official time at 1:05 of round two.

Santos has won all four of his bouts in 2012 as he improves to 8-0 (7KO).

A terrific swing bout saw Miguel Tapia dig deep to edge out Jose Ruiz in their four-round affair. The action was non-stop from the opening bell, with Tapia's slightly greater rate of activity resulting in a 39-37 sweep on the three scorecards.

Tapia wins his second straight in improving to 6-1-1 (3KO). Ruiz falls to 2-2 (0KO), with all four his career bouts - all in 2012 - going the four-round distance.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mannygati on 10-14-2012

kid is only 9 and 0 give him a chance to develop what you want him to do go against top prospect in this weight so early in his career kid still wet behind the ears let him get some…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 10-14-2012

He still a baby in there but I'm sure he will step it up

Comment by Tomasio on 10-14-2012

[B][I]Fontanez needs to start fighting boxers with a pulse!! His record is FULL of TOMATO CANS & BUMS!!!That's why most of his fights have ended by KO!![/I][/B]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Canelo vs. Chavez - Their Brothers Are Ready For War! Casey Ramos Will Aim To Impress Against Beltran in Burbank Klitschko Says The Spirit of Steward Will Be With Him at Wembley D'Mitrius Ballard vs. Ulises Sierra - Golden Boy on ESPN, May 18 Kubrat Pulev Defeats Kevin Johnson, Eyes Joshua-Klitschko Winner Tyson Fury: Back To Training, On a Mission To Set Record Straight Lennox Lewis: Joshua is Backed By Entire Country, I Never Was Wilder to Bellew Face-to-Face: You Ain't Dealt With This Power! Klitschko: I Never Seen Joshua Look So Big, He's Schwarzenegger Joshua Annoyed With Klitschko Saying Wembley Card is "His Event" Amir Khan: Joshua Seems Very Nervous, Hope He Doesn't Freeze Hearn: Fight This Tough Should've Come Much Later for Joshua Joe Cordina: To Have Hearn, Sky Backing Me Is Amazing Photos: Quigg-Simion, Campbell-Perez, Taylor-Meinke - Weigh-In Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko - Ready For Battle Hearn: Eubank Jr. Don't Want Golovkin, Father Holding Him Back! Anthony Joshua: I Think I Have To Fight in The U.S.; It's Important Joshua Weighs in at 250 Pounds; Klitschko Weighs 240¼ Pounds De La Hoya Expects To See Canelo vs. Golovkin in 2017 Frank Warren Has No Doubt Saunders Will Handle Khurtsidze Zolani Tete Targets Yamanaka, Zhakiyanov Title Unifications Frank Warren Reacts To Hughie Fury vs. Joseph Parker Situation Tony Bellew Can't Wait To 'Size Up' To Deontay Wilder at Ringside Warrington Aims To Use Martinez as Springboard To World Level Brook Plans To Chin-Check Spence: He Never Felt Power Like Mine! Klitschko Can't Be Reluctant Or Apathetic Against Joshua Walsh Feels He's Getting Gervonta Davis at The Perfect Time Tony Thompson: Given Chance, I'll Knock Povetkin the F*** Out! Malignaggi: Golovkin Was Not Exposed, Jacobs is The Goods Joshua: A Loss Won't End My Career, But it Could End Klitschko's Malignaggi Backs Canelo: Chavez Jr. Has a Name - Not World Class Juan Manuel Marquez May Fight on June 24 in Toluca, Says Nacho Pacquiao: I'd Love Mayweather Rematch, I Never Lost That Fight! Photos: Canelo vs. Chavez - Their Brothers in Heated Face To Face Luis Ortiz To Joshua: Your Money is No Good, No Step Aside Fee! Photos: Ramos-Beltran, Top Rank Solo Boxeo - Official Weigh-In David Haye: Klitschko is Finished, Strong Chance Joshua KO's Him Video: Scott Quigg, Freddie Roach Discusses Simion IBF Eliminator Klitschko: Can't Wait To Face Joshua, It's My Territory From The Start Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch: Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov Added
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement