Cambridge, MD welterweight Dontre "Pound For Pound" King lost a six-round unanimous decision to Juan "The Beast" Rodriguez, Jr. of Union City, NJ this past Friday night at the Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono, PA. The scores of 60-54 and 59-55 (twice) made it seem like the bout was a blowout for the undefeated Rodriguez. However, according to ringside reports, King made things tough for Rodriguez especially in the sixth round when he rocked him with a right hand. Rodriguez was able to recover to win the bout.
This was the second time King (6-12-2, two KO's) has faced Rodriguez(10-0, four KO's). King lost a four-round unanimous decision in February of 2010 in Philadelphia PA. Also, this was the third time that King faced a boxer named "Juan Rodriguez." King drew with Haymarket, VA's Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez in a six-round contest in July of 2010 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.