McGirt Happy with Taishan’s Majority Decision vs. Woods

by David P. Greisman

Seven-foot heavyweight Taishan Dong took some flush, heavy shots from Jamal Woods en route to a majority decision win on Saturday night on the undercard to Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland.

But the important thing was that Dong got the win, said his trainer, Buddy McGirt.

“I think it was a good fight for him,” McGirt said immediately afterward. “He took some shots and fought an experienced guy. It’s all a learning process. I’m very happy with the performance.”

This brought Dong’s record to 4-0 and 2 KOs. Woods falls to 6-19-3 with 6 KOs.

“I feel like my opponent had more experience than I did, but that doesn’t mean he has more skill,” Dong was quoted as saying, according to a publicist. “My strength, my reach and my powerful jab are what got me the win today.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by low blows on 05-10-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15673610]I heard it was bad for Dong and he didn't look taht great[/QUOTE]Here is the fight it might get pulled before any fans see this terrible outing....[URL=""][/URL]

Comment by BostonGuy on 05-10-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;15673610]I heard it was bad for Dong and he didn't look taht great[/QUOTE] He's a work-in-process. I'm not sure if he had an am career or not

Comment by Hougigo on 05-10-2015

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;15673557]Anyone see this one??[/QUOTE] I heard it was bad for Dong and he didn't look taht great

Comment by low blows on 05-10-2015

Youtube has the fight. Big Dong is terrible. Picture a poor mans Valuev. He needs tons of gym work to work on boxing 101. He wings wide shots and doesn't have a jab at all. He should have guys coming…

Comment by BostonGuy on 05-10-2015

Anyone see this one??

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