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Christopher Diaz, Mike Reed, Julian Rodriguez Win at MSG

by Thomas Gerbasi

New York's Jose Gonzalez kept Arecibo's Sean Acosta from the win column in their featherweight bout, but he wasn't able to add another win to his record, as he was forced to settle for a four-round draw.

Scores were 39-37 for Gonzalez and 38-38 twice.

The bout wasn't particularly compelling over the first three frames, but in the fourth, Acosta (0-2-1) stepped up and tried to goad Gonzalez (3-0-1, 1 KO) into a brawl, and the Harlem product, who was bleeding from a cut over his right eye, gladly obliged, briefly rocking Acosta before the final bell sounded.

Unbeaten Puerto Rican featherweight Christopher Diaz scored a punishing eighth-round TKO over Mexico's gutsy, but overmatched, Neftali Campos.

Diaz came out banging at the bell, digging to the head and body of Campos. He appeared to be on the verge of a stoppage win in the opening frame, but referee David Fields inexplicably halted Diaz' barrage to replace Campos' mouthpiece.

Diaz kept the heat on in rounds two through six, Campos firing back gamely, but he was simply outgunned by the Barranquitas product, who kept piling up the points on the scorecards.

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At a certain point, it was clear that Campos didn't have the firepower to turn the bout around, but his corner continued to send him out, even after a long look from the ringside doctors before rounds seven and eight.

Finally, Fields saw enough at 2:33 of the eighth and final round, stopping the fight after another sustained offensive assault from Diaz, who improves to 17-0 with 11 KOs. Tijuana's Campos falls to 11-2 with 9 KOs.

Popular New Jersey up and comer Julian Rodriguez made short work of Adam Mate in welterweight action, dropping his foe four times en route to a first-round TKO win.

Two left hooks - one to the body, one to the head gave Mate an early trip to the canvas, and it didn't get any better from there. Moments later, Rodriguez scored a second knockdown, and when it seemed like Mate had gotten his legs back, a body shot produced a third knockdown. Referee Ron Lipton let the fight continue, but only until a barrage of shots left the Budapest product staggering into the ropes, where the fight was called at 2:27 of round one.

With the win, Hasbrouck Heights' Rodriguez moves to 13-0 with 10 KOs; Mate falls to 18-10 with 11 KOs.

Junior welterweight prospect Mike Reed kept his unbeaten record intact against Mexico's Abraham Cordero, but he had to fight to do it, as Cordero gave Reed all he could handle before the end came via sixth-round TKO.

Cordero was certainly willing, taking the fight to Reed and catching him with several shots early on, even if the punches weren't having any effect on the Maryland product. But Reed weathered the storm, and late in the round he tagged and hurt Cordero with a left hand. A second left sent the Guadalajara native into the ropes, forcing a count from referee Johnny Callas just before the bell.

After being checked out by the ringside physician before round two, Cordero was cleared to continue, but the complexion of the fight had changed, with each shot by Reed designed to finish the bout. Cordero was game though, and his ability to keep throwing punches in the face of imminent danger got him though another round.

Reed?'s power edge kept him in the lead in the third, but he appeared to be getting frustrated by his ability to stop Cordero's high work rate and get him out of there.

Regrouping and going back to steady pressure and combinations, Reed began to pull away in the fourth frame, as Cordero finally began to slow down, prompting another visit from the doctor between rounds. Fearing a stoppage, Cordero emptied his gas tank in round five, displaying a remarkable dose of will and possibly stealing the round.

Reed?'s body attack began breaking Cordero down in the sixth, and with "Yes Indeed" pouring it on, the fight was halted at the 2:29 mark.

With the win, Reed moved to 19-0 with 11 KOs; Cordero falls to 13-3-1.

Wasting absolutely no motion, Bayamon native Jean Carlos Rivera was a model of patience as he stalked and punished Mexico's Heriberto Delgado for five rounds before closing the featherweight bout in the sixth and final round.

The end came at the 49-second mark, following a knockdown by Rivera and a subsequent barrage of shots that prompted the stoppage.

Rivera moves to 7-0 with 4 KOs; Tijuana's Delgado falls to 11-5-1 with 6 stops.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ELPacman on 06-12-2016

[QUOTE=PETUFF;16780046]very good humble boy Diaz hug the Mexican and help it out the ring that's said a lot about him great warrior and great person :boxing::boxing:[/QUOTE] Diaz the real deal. I don't know why they have Felix up so high…

Comment by PETUFF on 06-11-2016

very good humble boy Diaz hug the Mexican and help it out the ring that's said a lot about him great warrior and great person :boxing::boxing:

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