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Carmona, Flores Fight To Technical Draw In Mexico City

By Jake Donovan

David Carmona and Danny Flores saw their entertaining super flyweight rematch cut short after less than three rounds of action Friday evening in Mexico City.

An unintentional headbutt left Flores with a nasty cut around his right eye, forcing an end to their Telemundo-televised main event after just seven-plus minutes of action. The final verdict was announced as a technical draw, since the bout did not go at least four full rounds.

The pair of familiar foes - both of whom hail from Mexico City - figured to pick up where they left off in their spirited 12-round brawl just seven weeks ago. Flores came out on the wrong end of a tightly contested split decision on that night, and didn't want to leave anything to chance.

Carmona struggled to deal with his opponent's aggression, barely surviving the opening round before buckling down and claiming momentum in round two.

The first fight saw Carmona forced to contend with blood flowing from the fifth round onward due to a headbutt from Flores. This time around, it was Flores who was left scarred, as a clash of heads left the 23-year old with a cut around his right eye.

Unlike the first fight, the headbutt-induced wound was deemed too severe to continue, bringing an end to their night barely a minute into the third round.

A bizarre celebration was offered by Carmona, perhaps content with remaining youth super flyweight champ. The technical draw did little to settle the score between the two, who have now fought more than 14 rounds of competitive action, without producing a clear superior.

Carmona amazingly picks up the 4th draw of his career in just 20 fights, as his record moves to 15-1-4 (8KO). Flores is now left with just one win in his past five contests, though his stock arguably goes up in the two-fight series. His record now stands at 14-4-1 (8KO).

TELEVISED UNDERCARD

Carlos Ruiz survived two knockdowns to somehow fight to a draw against Gonzalo Rodriguez in their six-round super featherweight bout.

Rodriguez showed no fear in facing an unbeaten prospect, taking the fight to his fellow Mexico City compatriot from the early going. Ruiz was game for the cause, but such bravery came at a heavy price as he was dropped hard towards the end of the second round.

Ruiz managed to take every round in which he remained on his feet, which would have earned him a decision save for a disastrous sixth round in which he was wobbled and dropped for the second time in the fight.

The sequence was the difference between an unblemished record and his first career draw. Scores of 56-56 across the board failed to produce a winner in a spirited televised co-feature. Ruiz moves to 8-0-1 (2KO); Rodriguez is now 8-5-2 (6KO).

Super flyweight prospect Pedro Melo impressed in a six-round decision win over Walter Popoca. Scores were 59-55 (twice) and 60-54 in the only clear-cut decision of the night.  

Melo improves to 10-5-1 (2KO); Popoca falls to 7-9 (3KO).

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America.
Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeNDaBox on 07-06-2013

Ha sorry folks... I hit "enter" instead of "Tab", hence the earlier empty report. Full Telemundo report has been posted.

Comment by RR_1988 on 07-06-2013

Interesting

Comment by paulf on 07-06-2013

[IMG]http://images.supersport.com/Timothy-Bradley-Celebrate-080510A300.jpg[/IMG]

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