Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vasquez Goes Distance in Wide Win: Baker KO's Savigne

By Cliff Rold 

28-year old Welterweight Sammy Vasquez (18-0, 13 KO) of Monessen, Pennsylvania, continued his move towards serious contention on Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a unanimous ten-round decision over 33-year old Ghanaian Emmanuel Lartey (16-2, 7 KO) of Brooklyn, New York. 
 
Vasquez came into the bout at 147 ¼, Lartey at 146 ½.  The referee was Gary Rosato.
 
Vasquez dominated the contest from bell to bell, beating Lartey on the inside and at range when he wanted to.  The exciting hopeful showed off a solid mix of speed and aggression as he conquered the ten-round distance for the first time.  Lartey, who has never been stopped, kept that honor.  He may not have won a round, though two judges charitably gave him one with final scores of 100-90 and 99-91 twice. 

31-year old Light Heavyweight Craig Baker (16-0, 12 KO), 174, of Baytown, Texas, overcame a rocky first round to obliterate 36-year old Cuban Umberto Savigne (12-2, 9 KO), 176, of Miami, Florida, with a second round stoppage. 

Baker battered Savigne near the ropes before dropping him, Savigne struggling to his feet. Unable to steady himself, Savigne was saved by referee Ernie Sharif at 1:58 of the second.

In the televised opener, 25-year old featherweight Claudio Marrero (18-1, 13 KO), 126 ¼, of the Dominican Republic, won his fourth straight with a four-knockdown unanimous decision win over 30-year old Orlando Rizzo (18-6, 11 KO), 126, of Managua, Nicaragua.  

Marrero scored a knockdown in the second, two in the fourth, and another in the fifth.  The fight’s best round was the second, Rizzo rising to stun Marrero before Marrero took over the fight for good.  Final scores came in at 78-70, 80-68, and 78-71.  The referee was Rick Steigerwald.   
 
The card was broadcast in the US on Showtime as part of its “ShoBox” series, promoted by Goosen Promotions.
  
Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene and a member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuban Linx on 02-21-2015

Savigne is talented but his punch resistance is questionable. But he wasn't exactly going up against a bum either. He went up against a solid prospect.

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 02-21-2015

[QUOTE=El-blanco;15399667]He got clipped on the temple and couldn't recover. I still think he's a solid pro he just got caught.[/QUOTE] He's pretty good, but it ain't the first time he's been stopped unexpectedly. Guy's 36 years old. Can't see him…

Comment by El-blanco on 02-21-2015

He got clipped on the temple and couldn't recover. I still think he's a solid pro he just got caught.

Comment by Teetotaler on 02-21-2015

Hah I hope someone picks up that phone ....because I fu cken called it

Comment by Pigeons on 02-21-2015

Well there goes my SHOstreak. No poster for me. :lol1: :lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Mikey Garcia Ready: I Have Everything To Beat Errol Spence! Hearn: Jarrell Miller vs. Whyte or Chisora Possible in Early 2019 Felix Verdejo's Next Bout Eyed For United States in Early 2019 The Other Half of Junior Welterweight Fury: If I Fought Wilder In Manchester, We'd Sell 75,000 Tickets Photos: Claressa Shields, Nico Hernandez - Open Workouts Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Shows Off Moves at Workouts Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Grind at Workouts Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Putting in Work in Kansas AIBA Prez Says They Are 100% Compliant With Anti-Doping Rules Peterson Quickly Agreed To Face Lipinets: I'll Fight Anyone! Photos: Maurice Hooker, Alex Saucedo - Go Face To Face Fury: Roach Can Do Whatever He Wants In Corner On Fight Night Ladarius Miller vs. Ricardo Garcia Tops Mayweather Card, 12/7 Uzcategui: No KO - I Want To Give Plant The Beating of His Life! Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Non-TV Undercard Information Porter: WBC Mandatory Orders Derailed Immediate Spence Bout Kerman Lejarraga vs. Frankie Gavin is Picked Up By ESPN+ Lopez Confident He Can Give Thurman a Run For His Money Arias Vows To Beat Down and Bloody Rosado For "Bitch" Claim Karl Dargan Returns To Action on Bivol vs. Pascal Card Tyson Fury Secures Freddie Roach To Be in Corner For Wilder Mark Heffron vs. Liam Williams on Warrington-Frampton Card WBA Won't Strip Charr; Miller-Dinu Unlikely To Be Title Fight Bivol: I'm Confident That I'll Make a Statement With Pascal Filip Hrgovic vs. Ytalo Perea on December 8t in Zagreb Santa Cruz: To Prove I'm The Best at 126 - I Have To Beat Russell Danny Garcia Backs Adrien Broner To Upset Manny Pacquiao Errol Spence: I Don't Think Keith Thurman Will Ever Fight Me Frampton: If I Beat Warrington - I Want Another Champion Next Charlo Brothers Promise Fireworks, Explosive Wins in Barclays Warrington-Frampton: Nathan Gorman, Arthur, Wright Added Darren Tetley Looks To Bigger Things After Warburton Win Fielding Motivated By Fear, Doubters To Topple Canelo Hosea Burton: I'd Love To Punch Anthony Yarde's Face In! Canelo Feels Mikey Garcia Has a Very Tough Task With Spence Josh Warrington Sees Flaws To Exploit in Oscar Valdez Hooker Warns: I Can Do Some Real Damage To Saucedo's Career! Spence: People Think Garcia is Crazy - This is a Legacy Fight Photos: Danny Garcia, Figueroa-Molina, Uzcategui-Plant - Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement