Sunday, June 10, 2012

More 'Too Sharp' Tributes!'

Washington Examiner Columnist and ESPN 980 Host Thom Loverro has a column about hall of famer Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson as he gets formally inducted today in Canastota, NY.

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CF said...

Rigondeaux demolishes Kennedy

2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux continued rolling as a professional as he defended his WBA world super bantamweight title with an utter annihilation of Teon Kennedy that ended with a 5th round TKO. Five knockdowns in five rounds while only allowing your opponent to land 13 of 179 punches (7%) will get you a victory 99.9% of the time. For Rigondeaux, who was at one time called “boring” by Nonito Donaire, it was an impressive performance that surely will see his stock continue to rise.

The highly decorated Cuban defector (10-0, 8 KOs) had a straight left that couldn’t miss and repeatedly bounced it off of Kennedy’s head in the first round before depositing him on the canvas. He continued to pick his shots carefully in the second while strafing the Philly fighter with sharp combinations en route to scoring two more knockdowns. The action slowed a bit in the third but the fourth round saw Kennedy dumped with yet another straight left hand. With Kennedy (17-2-2) still making an attempt to be a competitive, Rigondeaux decided that enough was enough and cut loose one more blistering straight left that sent Kennedy to the mat for the fifth and final time. Russell Mora saw enough and rather than allow Kennedy to walk into another left hand he called the fight off at the 1:15 mark