Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jesus Gonzalez Overcomes Sierra in Bloody Phoenix War

By Chris LaBate

US Airway Centre, Phoenix, Arizona - In a fight fought over the contracted super middleweight limit, Francisco Sierra (24-4-1, 22KOs) and Jesus Gonzalez (27-1, 14KOs) waged a bloody war for twelve rounds. The fight was close for the first six rounds, but Gonzalez pulled away in the second half of the fight. Both boxers were cut and suffered knockdowns. The scores were 117-109, 116-110 and 115-111 for Gonzalez.

It was bombs away in the first round. Both boxer trading big punches at close range. After some back and forth brawling, a hard shot to the body dropped Sierra to his knees in the fourth round. In the fifth round, a huge right hand from Sierra sent Gonzalez down and almost out. Gonzalez was able to beat the count and he was lucky the knockdown came in the closing seconds of the round.

Sierra was hurt to the body once again in the seventh round. In the eight, a bad cut was opened above the left eye of Gonzalez. Sierra's cut, also around his left eye, ripped open and started flowing red. They were tired but still trading shots in the ninth and tenth rounds. Because Sierra was exhausted in the eleventh and twelfth rounds, Gonzalez was able to dominate most of the action.

Junior middleweight prospect Janks Trotter (5-0, 5KOs) scored a crushing knockout over Arturo Crespin (6-2-1, 2KOs) in the second round. Crespin got caught and dropped in the first round. In the second, Trotter landed a blasting straight right hand that sent Crespin down on his face and the fight was stopped.

Rising super featherweight contender Yuandale Evans (15-0, 11KOs) stopped Emmanuel Lucero (26-7-1, 14KOs) in the sixth round.

Lucero was dropped down hard in the first from a right hook to the chin. At the end of the second round, Lucero went down again from another quick counter. In the third round, Lucero started bringing the fight to Evans when he trapped him against the ropes. Evans controlled the fourth with the two of them trading punches at the end of the round. In the sixth, a hard left hand put Lucero down for the third time in the fight. After taking more punishment, Lucero's corner stopped the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PhooLzRUs on 07-09-2011

Man, this was a great fight. Definatily one of the fights of the year.

Comment by vacon04 on 07-09-2011

Good entertaining fight, Gonzalez deserved to win, although Sierra did his best. Anyway it was obvious that Sierra was not at 100%, since he was extremely tired during the last rounds.

Comment by Zarco on 07-09-2011

Good fight. Too bad bigger names and promoters take peoples money for crap fights and the fans hand it to them.

Comment by danny711 on 07-09-2011

The Main event was a good scrap.

Comment by ComboKid on 07-09-2011

Martillo showed heart but was lucky Sierra didn't have a full length camp. Either way Gonzalez had hand raised here in PHOENIX!!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines WBA Confirm: Povetkin is Now The Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Douglas vs. O'Sullivan, Seldin vs. Ulysse - Weigh-In Photos: Saunders, Lemieux - Nearly Erupt With Heated Weigh-In Alexander Povetkin Dominates Hammer - In Line For Joshua, Parker Jessie Vargas Eyes Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, Ali Rematch Horn Promoter: Crawford Can't Sell, He's Not a Big Money Fight! Saunders: Lemieux Has Been Knocking Out Bums and Old Men Yvan Mendy Breaks Down, Stops Jesus Arevalo in Eight Saunders, Trainer Demand Lemieux Gets on Scale Twice at Weigh-In Povetkin-Hammer Undercard Results from Ekaterinburg Mikey Garcia to Keep WBC Lightweight Title Despite Lipinets Fight Saunders: Lemieux Is Walking Punching Bag; Must KO Me to Win Parker's Coach: We exposed Joshua's chin, UK media afraid to cover! Yarde Feels Power is on Level With Kovalev, Stevenson, Beterbiev Andre Ward Leaves The Door Open - "I Do Miss Fighting" Dejan Zlaticanin Bounces Back With First Round Destruction Tete, Dubois, Yarde, Skeete Return on February 10 Jessie Vargas: I Want To Conquer Welterweight Division! Cletus Seldin: My Career is Going Exactly How I've Wanted Nicola Adams Aims To Win a World Title in 2018 Tyson Fury: I Won't Be Forced Into Hard Fights Until I'm Fit! Bacskai, Egedi, Torteli Back in Action in Hungary Klitschko: I Passed Torch To Joshua, He Can Unify The Division Saunders: Lemieux's Death Talk Stupid, Disrespectful to Boxing Jason Quigley Leaves Robles, Will Work With Dominic Ingle Carlos Morales Picks Up Technical Decision Win in Indio Photos: Chaves vs. James, Molina vs. Redkach - Weigh-In Photos: Jessie Vargas, Aaron Herrera - Ready For Battle Saunders Dares Lemieux To Accept Big Bet on Fight Outcome Hopkins: Lemieux Must Be at His Very Best To Beat Saunders Daniel Jacobs: Unless Lemieux Gets Lucky, Saunders Will Win Felix Verdejo To Return on March 17, Manager Vows Better Year Easter-Fortuna Added to Spence-Peterson Card 1/20 at Barclays Mayweather-McGregor Banks 4.3 Million Buys, Says Showtime Lipinets: I Expect To Hit Mikey Garcia - Let's See How He Handles It! Photos: Seldin vs. Ulysse, Douglas vs. O'Sullivan - Final Presser Hearn: Tyson Fury Can Face Whyte in Return: Then Bellew, Joshua Barthelemy vs. Relikh II For Vacant WBA Title on Garcia-Lipinets Mikey Garcia to Face Sergey Lipinets February 10 in San Antonio Photos: Saunders, David Lemieux Get Tense at Final Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement