Advertisement
Advertisement

Wlodarczyk Decisions Palacios Once Again To Retain

By Alexey Sukachev

Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, Poland - WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (47-2-1, 33KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Francisco Palacios (21-2, 13KOs). The scores were 116-112, 117-112, 116-113. There were no knockdowns and it was pretty much an even fight with the champion getting the edge in most rounds. Palacios was lucky to survive the tenth round after getting in trouble. The champion won a controversial split decision over Palacios last April, also in Poland.

The bout was very tactical and even for the first nine rounds. Wlodarczyk, nicknamed "Diablo", still relatively fresh at 31 (his birthday was celebrated on Sep. 19) despite fighting in almost fifty fights throughout his twelve-year long career, which included a win and a loss against Steve Cunningham in 2006 for the IBF cruiserweight title, was also fast and resilient. Palacios, 35 and no spring chicken either, relied more on his power and activity. Both fighters repeatedly took turns controlling the fight in the first half. The contest was fought at a measured pace, with neither boxer getting hurt, injured or penalized.

During the second half of the bout, it became clear the fight was very even, which meant Palacios would have to step on the gas to win on the judges' scorecards. Sensing the fight could be going the Pole's way, WBC #1  ranked contender tried to stop elusive Wlodarczyk in his tracks with hard body shots. However, the Pole answered this challenge and started to land big left hooks to the liver. Both combatants engaged in heated exchanges but the overall level of activity and aggressiveness was low nevertheless.

In round ten, Palacios increased his pressure and connected with some telling blows. It was more or less his round, when all of a sudden the Pole iced the challenger with a left cracker to the jaw. Palacios, wobbled and very hurt, was able to remain on his feet and held on for dear life in the remaining seconds of the round. Still feeling the pain and with his head rather shaken, the Puerto Rican fighter lost the eleventh stanza as well. Both fighters slugged it out (but once again at a measured pace) in the twelfth.

Palacios suffers his second career defeat, to the same opponent. He is now 21-2, 13 KOs, and his instant future looks to be foggy. Wlodarczyk, on the other hand, proved a number of sceptics wrong (including some on his own team it appears) and continues to rule as a real cruiserweight champion. BoxingScene had it 115-113 - also for the Pole.

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

A bright and entertaining brawl was produced by two rugged veterans, Mariusz Cendrowski of Poland and Germany-based Cameroonian Bernard Donfack, in an all-action eight-rounder. Donfack (14-10-3, 6 KOs) was aggressive and willing; Cendrowski (23-4-2, 8 KOs) was the smoother boxer and the local favorite in this affair. Donfack had his moments, especially in the sixth, when he hurt the Pole with a big right hand, but Cendrowski summoned all of his inner resources to snatch a close decision in the closing minutes of the fight. Official scores were: 78-74 (twice) and 79-73 - for Cendrowski but BoxingScene had it a bit closer: 77-75 - also for the Pole.

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

21-year old Pole Kamil Laszczyk (10-0, 6 KOs), who is ranked WBO #14 at the super featherweight division, moved down in weight and captured a vacant WBC Baltic featherweight title against game Moldovan opponent Ghennadie Delisandru (18-15-1, 6 KOs). Despite fighting for the second time after a four-year long hiatus the 37-year old veteran offered some tough resistance to the local hero. He was aggressive and took well all the punches Laszczyk threw, although he lost all three rounds clearly. Delisandru was unable to come off of his stool for the fourth due to a severe pain in his right shoulder.

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

Cruiserweight prospect Lukasz Janik (23-1, 14 KOs), 26, came back to the ring after a year and a half layoff and impressively knocked out 41-year old Czech veteran Roman Kracik (34-10-1, 19 KOs) with a major right hook in the second round. Janik's lone loss came against red hot fellow compatriot Mateusz Masternak, one of the best kept secrets in boxing - at least in the Old World.

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

Highly ranked Polish light middleweight Damian Jonak (34-0-1, 21 KOs) has kicked off a small but notable night of boxing at Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw, Poland, with a wokmanlike six-round decision over young Hungarian Laszlo Fazekas (12-3-1, 9 KOs). WBA #3, WBC #5 and IBF #14 Jonak started slowly and was tagged several times in the first but then worked his way through an upset-minded opponent to earn unanimous scores from all the judges. Nevertheless, he needs to improve a lot in order to be competitive with the elite of 154lb weight class. On the other hand, Jonak is 29 and in bad need of a step-up in the near future so he doesn't fall into obscurity without testing himself against top-tier opponents.

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

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jray100k on 12-01-2012

Wlodarczyk vs Roy Jones Jr in 2013.

Comment by molinari on 09-22-2012

watch?v=eHTTyVXxBuk&feature=channel&list=UL fight is up on yt already round by round.

Comment by therealremi on 09-22-2012

Mostly even, slightly towards Wlodarczyk. Palacios, despite demonstrating strong chin, was close to being KOed at one point, while Wlodarczyk had his eye busted.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 09-22-2012

[QUOTE=SIORPO;12542287]Somebody have a link?how can i see this fight?[/QUOTE] The fight should be on You Tube sometime between now and tomorrow at the latest.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 09-22-2012

didnt get to see the fight nobody was playing it

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing Conor Benn Wins In Glasgow, Returns on Joshua-Breazeale McCarthy Beats Jon-Lewis Dickinson, Must Face Askin Next Povetkin Questions Whether Wilder Actually Intended To Fight Him Burns-Di Rocco: Ogogo Wins On Return Mosley: They Said I Was Done, I'm Going To Annihilate Avanesyan! Ricky Burns: I Feel I Definitely Have Another Few Years in Me Donnie Nietes Drops, Punishes and Stops Raul Garcia Photos: Lucian Bute Holds Presser, Maintains His Innocence Cecilia Braekhus is Hoping To Stage Title Defense in Norway DiBella: Haye's Last Bout Hard To Watch, Not in Running For Wilder Avanesyan Tabs Thurman To Beat Porter, Ready For Mosley Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement