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Kamegai-Silva Draw, Jorge Linares Decisions Velazquez

Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California - Japanese welterweight contender Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0-1, 18KOs) and Jorge Silva (19-2-1, 15KOs) fought to a ten round majority draw. The scores were 95-95, 96-94 for Kamegai and 95-95.

Kamegai has decent combinations and shows some ability, but he has a terrible defenese and there several moments where he left himself wide open and Silva blasted him with hard shots. And there as a brief moment during the action where Kamegai was badly hurt from a combination that caught him flush. He nearly went down and held on until the bell. Kamegai controlled most of the action, but Silva was more than willing to stand his ground and trade punches. Often Silva would land the more telling blows of the round and that may have left a lasting impression with the judges.

In a tougher fight than some had expected, former champion Jorge Linares (32-3, 20KOs) secured a unanimous decision win over Hector Velazquez (52-18-3, 35KOs). The scores were 100-89, 98-91 and 97-91. Linares gets a victory after suffering back to back TKO defeats.

Valezquez made it a fight. The experienced veteran would often stay close to Linares, pin him against the ropes and let his hands go. Linares' face was swollen and bruised by end of the contest, and there was a cut above his right eye. During a few rounds in the fight, Velazquez easily took Linares' best shots flush and continued to press forward to land a few of his own. Linares would often move, let his hands go, and then move away to prevent Valezquez from countering.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JKidd2624 on 10-08-2012

[QUOTE=ModernTalking;12584405]He got cut over the left eye.[/QUOTE] Thank you for the info.

Comment by Hougigo on 10-07-2012

Man, seeing the fight ringside must be different from what we saw. Doug Fischer said he had it 6-4 but was fine with a draw

Comment by TheWinners on 10-07-2012

Linares still does that look away ****. Anyhow, the guy has ability but he wont be a champion anymore. He doesnt have enough punching power and he doesnt box smart enough in the end. He puts himself in the corner…

Comment by any craic lad? on 10-07-2012

Good too see Jorge get the win but another cut is worrying.Shame about Kamegai though very good offensive fighter but if he does get too the next level that hands down style will cost him

Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 10-07-2012

[quote=!! Shawn] Quote: Originally Posted by Cuauhtémoc1520 I have been a boxing trainer for a very long time and very few teach to "punch through their targets" that is more in Martial Arts. If you watch Floyd Mayweather for example,…

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