Kermit Cintron Decisions Antwone Smith Over Ten
By Chris LaBate
Ameristar Casino in Saint Charles, Missouri - In a crossroads fight, a closley pitched fight saw former welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28KOs) bounce back from last month's loss to Carlos Molina with a ten round unanimous decision win over Antwone Smith (20-3-1, 12KOs). The scores were 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94.
It was inside fight for nearly the entire way and the action was close. Both boxers were throwing a lot of punches. The volume of power punches was nearly even between the two boxers, with Cintron landing the harder blows, but his face took most of the damage with a bloody nose and a cut around the left eye was opened up in the tenth and final round.
Lightweight prospect Dannie Williams (19-1, 15KOs) knocked out Antonio Cervantes (16-6) in the fourth round. Cervantes went down in the first, but Williams landed a huge right hand that sent him down on his back in the fourth. He was out and referee Steve Smoger waved it off.
agree the the judging was too one-sided for Cintron -- had him winning by 1 point -- doesn't really matter though because he showed very little, not enough to pay attention to in the future -- his worst break was…Comment by AnthrAxNSB on 08-13-2011
I did not score the fight while watching, but I thought Smith won a few rounds. Smith was not getting enough credit for the work he was doing from the middle rounds on. Smith was reminiscent of Glen Johnson in…Comment by nycsmooth on 08-13-2011
[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10980193]cintron looked decent at best he doesnt show hunger anymore i think 2 more tune ups will help get that hunger back if he cant get it retire[/QUOTE] Looking decnt won't be enough if he goes to 154...no punch vs…Comment by EdMon917 on 08-13-2011
[QUOTE=chiguy91;10980272]i watched it on espn deportes, and delvin rodriguez scored the fight a draw. i though he was a bit off, i gave cintron the nod with 1 or 2 rounds. but man, smith's barking/grunts were annoying as hell, deff…Comment by VatoMulatto on 08-13-2011
Cintron looked awful....If Smith could punch he would've KO'd Cintron.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (32)