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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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mshap on 08-13-2011

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.

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