Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

McDonnell Blasts Pozo, Skelton Scores Wicked TKO Win

By Alexey Sukachev

Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, Yorkshire - European, Commonwealth and British bantamweight master Jamie McDonnell (19-2-1, 8 KOs) got an easy knockout of overmatched and outweighed Spanish former flyweight Ivan Pozo (32-7-1, 20 KOs).

Defending his EBU blue belt for the fourth time, WBC #2 and IBF #12 McDonnell kept the smaller Pozo at bay with his hard right jab in the first round. In the second, McDonnell firstly softened the Spaniard with leveling right hands and left uppercut and then landed a perfect double left hook/uppercut (to the liver and to the head) combo to put Pozo down to a knee in pain, where he was counted out near the end of the round by referee Adrio Zannoni.

In a post-fight quickie, McDonnell, who is hunting down Jorge Arce, expressed his readiness to fight the best bantamweight in the world. He can start from the winner of upcoming showdown between WBC champion Shinsuke Yamanaka and multi-time champion Vic Darchinyan.

----------------

At 45-years-old, former world title challenger Matt Skelton (26-6, 21 KOs) still rocks. Skelton, obviously the underdog, hammered his way through ex-prospect Tom Dallas (15-2, 11 KOs) in terrific fashion and stopped the latter at 1:00 of the fifth round to get back into domestic title mix.

Skelton was the better of the two from the get-go. He marched forward and just couldn't miss with his huge, damaging shots. Dallas was forced to defend himself in the corner, and he was definitely not capable of accomplishing this task. Skelton had big rounds one and two, and the third was a pure meltdown for the prospect - it could have easily been scored as 10-8 round for Skelton. Matt took a small break in the fourth but came back with zeal in the fifth and did what he should, pinning Dallas against the ropes and finishing him off with swinging, hammering punches, when Tom was already in a horizontal position with half of his body hanging over the ropes. Referee Dave Parris was slightly late to save Dallas, who lost his second straight fight by stoppage.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nomadman on 03-03-2012

Damn, Dallas really is [I]s[/I]hit, isn't he? Getting beaten up and outboxed by an ancient, semi-retired former kickboxer. Not a good look.

Comment by Bayles$ on 03-03-2012

I thought Skelton was retired :s

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 03-03-2012

Dallas basically quit in the second and spent the rest of the fight waiting for Skelton to knock him out.

Comment by TheGreatA on 03-03-2012

The ending looked like George Chuvalo vs Mike DeJohn for which Ali gave Chuvalo the "washerwoman" moniker. Dallas was bludgeoned against the ropes.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Video: Demetrius Andrade on Culcay Fight, Wanting Erislandy Lara Schaefer: I Sort of Left on Top, Boxers Are Happy To Have Me Back! Video: Mikey Garcia, Schaefer on Getting McGregor in The Ring Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz - CompuBox Historical Review Molina Weighs 143.2 On Second Try; Gives Money to Crawford Video: Errol Spence on Status of Kell Brook Shot, Garcia-Thurman Video: Naazim Richardson Reacts To Parting With Bernard Hopkins Photos: Krzysztof Wlodarczyk vs. Leon Harth - Official Weigh-In Photos: Terence Crawford vs. John Molina - Official Weigh-In Anthony Joshua Throws Weight Behind Members-Only London Gym Photos: Cuellar vs. Mares, Charlo vs. Williams - Official Weigh-In Erik Skoglund Gets TKO Victory: Sven Fornling, Mikaela Lauren Win Alejandro Gonzalez Jr. Found Murdered in Guadalajara No Drama In L.A.: Cuellar, Mares, Charlo, Williams Make Weight Menard, Beltran Make Weight for HBO Co-Feature Molina Weighs In at 144 Pounds for 140-Pound Crawford Fight Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Dominik Britsch - On Weight For War Paul Gallen Beats Junior Paulo, Vows To KO Ryan Carr Next Concepcion vs. Yafai Still On, WBA Belt At Stake For Yafai Only Adrien Broner Hit For Damages in Sex Tape Lawsuit Photos: Jayson Velez vs. Alfredo Santiago, Serrano-Silgado Weigh-in Light-Heavy, Trainer Banned Over Nick Blackwell Readmission Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Lands on BoxNation Video: Joshua, Molina, Chisora, Whyte, Ortiz, Taylor Weigh-In Hozumi Hasegawa in Shock Retirement, Won't Defend WBC Belt Photos: Yafai on Point, Concepcion Overweight and Loses Belt Photos: Joshua vs. Molina, Chisora vs. Whyte - Official Weigh-in Randy Caballero, Golden Boy Reach Deal To Extend Promotional Lipinets' Manager: Troyanovsky Had No Chin, Indongo Ours in 2017 Abner Mares: I'm Not Scared of Cuellar's Power; I Hit Hard, Too Wladimir Klitschko: I Want To Fight The Very Best Anthony Joshua Charlo: Not Much Left For Me at 154; I'm Not Afraid of Golovkin! Frank Warren Talks Parker-Ruiz, Joshua Revealing McCracken Link Quigg: I Have To Keep Winning, Build Buzz For Frampton Rematch Bob Arum Reflects on Kicking Out Anthony Mundine, Praises Horn Paul Gallen Losing Hope of Landing Sonny Bill Williams Clash Amir Khan Family Dispute To Be Part of New Reality Show? Anthony Joshua Sees No Need To Use Chisora-Whyte WWE Tactics Roach: Pacquiao-Crawford Possible, I like Pacquiao-Canelo Better Joselito Velazquez To Face Eduardo Casimero in Pro Debut
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement