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Teon Kennedy, Chris Martin Battle To a Ten Round Draw

By Rick Reeno

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas - In a crossroads battle of super bantamweight contenders, Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7KOs) and Chris Martin (23-1-3, 6KOs) fought to a close ten round majority draw. The scores were 97-93 Kennedy, 95-95 and 95-95. The action was close and more exciting than some had anticipated. Both fighters tried to answer each other's offense in every single round. They closed the show well, with punches being exchanged for nearly the entire tenth and final round.

Cuban super lightweight prospect Yordenis Ugas (11-0, 5KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Esteban Almarez (10-4, 4KOs). The scores were 79-72, 79-72 and 80-71. Ugas came out fast in the first, dominating the action and dropping Almarez for what eventually became the only knockdown of the fight. Following the first, Ugas slowed down the pace and outboxed Almarez the rest of the way. In the eight, there was a clash of heads that opened up a decent sized cut on the right of side of Almarez's head, but it made no difference.

In a welterweight bout, Anthony Lenk (13-1, 7KOs) destroyed previously undefeated Wendel Henley (8-1-1, 7KOs) in the first round. Henley got stunned with a counter on the chin and then Lenk swarmed him with combinations against the ropes. Referee Joe Cortez jumped in to stop the fight.

Super bantamweight prospect Jesse Magdaleno (8-0, 5KOs) won a hard-fought six round unanimous decision over a game Shawn Nichol (5-8, 5 KOs). All three judges saw it 60-54. Magdaleno was in full control with his superior boxing skills, with Nichol displaying a decent chin with the flush punches he was able to withstand.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 01-14-2012

Some of those pitty pat punches from Kennedy when they were in close were laughable. You could hardly call them taps.

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-14-2012

I saw nothing in the 4 guys that boxed that marked them as as world class or top rate contenders down the line...no problem w/the draw but the judge Al Lefkowicz, 97-93 Kennedy was way off , and he w/Cynthia…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 01-13-2012

This espn friday night fight was better than last week's snoozefest.

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