Sunday, June 10, 2007

BOXING - Cotto KO's Judah In An AWSOME FIGHT!!!

This was one of the best fights I have seen in a very long time and all I can say is...LET'S SEE A REMATCH!!!!. Last night Zab Judah took on Miguel Cotto for one of the Welterweight Championship belts and this fight was FAR from disappointing. It was exciting, both fighters were in trouble, and both fighters were true warriors. My heart wanted Zab Judah to win, but my boxing knowledge knew that Miguel Cotto would really win. The fight was close, but Cotto was relentless with his assault and simply overwhelmed Judah with continuous barrages of punches. Both fighters had a chance to win and both fighters left the ring seriously BANGED UP (see above images)...This is what boxing is all about...Here is the fight breakdown brought to you by

"WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over Zab Judah (34-5, 25 KOs) in a wild back and forth classic on Saturday before a crowd of 20,658 at a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City. In round one Judah hurt Cotto with an uppercut, Cotto put Judah on the deck with a low blow. Cotto was effective for most of round two, but was rocked again by Judah at the end of the round. Cotto continued the pressure in the third and another low blow put Judah down again. A point was deducted from Cotto. Cotto was bleeding from the mouth as Judah found a home for the left hand. Judah was cut over the right eye in the fourth as he was hammered by Cotto. Cotto was cut over the right eye in the sixth but wobbled Judah midway through the round. Judah opened up and hurt Cotto again in the seventh. Cotto was back on the attack in an exciting eighth. Judah's right eye was starting to close in the ninth and Judah took a knee to escape Cotto's assault. Cotto continued to brutalize Judah in the tenth. Judah was floored by a right hand in the eleventh and referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped the fight after Cotto's followup assault. Time was :49."....

In a year that has seen a disappointing and over-hyped Mayweather-De La Hoya fight fail to live up to expectations, Zab summed up the night's fireworks perfectly: "It was a beautiful night. It brought back boxing."