Antonio will pass his eye exam 100% that’s 100%.
By: Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez
New York- in the mist of one week and one day left for a grudge showdown rematch between Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto.
The NYSAC after hearing deliberations from Attorneys representing Margarito, stand by there decision that if Antonio Margarito wants a license to fight in New York he must take an eye examination by a Physician from the NYSAC.
Margarito’s attorneys asked the panel to take into consideration that Margarito is training in the mountains if Mexico and they feel it will be crucial and dangerous to his training to fly to New York to take the exam, Margarito’s attorneys gave an alternative that all doctors on NYSAC and Margarito litigate and conference an diagnosis and resolution to the matter to issue clearance to Margarito.
State Department Judge Torres clearly denied that alternative and stated that both sides will be addressing this to eternity.
NYSAC Commissioner Chair woman Malvina Lathan made it clear that Top Rank and fighter Antonio Margarito submitted paperwork to fight in NY October 31st Margarito, Top Rank has been contacted various times since then by the Commission to conduct the exam, Top Rank delayed a response every time they were reached, Commissioner made it clear no exam no license.
Attorneys of Margarito then were able to present another resolution if the physician from NYSAC can meet Margarito halfway point somewhere in between NY and Mexico, Margarito’s attorneys recommended that they will cover the physicians accommodations.
NYSAC took that into consideration, However have hours left to work things out.
This presents it self as the final opportunity for Antonio Margarito to take the exam and be granted a license to fight Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on Dec 3rd.
By Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez
Photo: Tom Sisson
Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse in a sold out crowed at the A La Carte Pavilion turf-war main event for the vacant Florida State Super Middleweight title Jose “Cheloman” Alonzo (13-0, 7KO’s) of Spring Hill, Fl. Battles Sarasota’s Adam Jaco (9-5-1, 4KO’s).
Both fighters start off quickly Alonzo landing a quick combination backing off Jaco who issued a jab to the face off Alonzo, response with the quicker punches sending Jaco back twice in the round, Jaco willing to exchange with Alonzo fighting going backwards. In 2 Jaco in the center of the ring flicking his jab at Alonzo who is responding with nice hooks to the head of Jaco. Both fighters heat up there exchange in the round. In round 3 Alonzo attacks Jaco quickly with left hooks to the head of Jaco in return catches Alonzo with a nice body shot he took well.
Alonzo pressing the action on Jaco response quick with that jab right in Alonzo face, Alonzo rallied in the round threw a over hand right that tripped up Jaco, Alonzo keeping the pressure on Jaco who not reacting quick enough to the attack from Alonzo. Jaco beginning to show swelling in the right eye continues to battle in a heated exchange with Alonzo who at this point is fighting smarter.
Both fighters continue to heat it up in exchange Alonzo finding his range faster in the round, Alonzo being first in the round catches Jaco with a hard body shot as he continues to control the temple of the fight. Jaco found Alonzo body late in the fight but Alonzo continues to control the pace of the fight.
Alonzo wins the split decision 77-75. Taking the Florida State Title.
Light Heavyweights: Michael Rideout from St. Petersburg, Fl. (debut) vs. Marlon Farr (0-1) from Zephyrhills, Fl. Farr out boxed Rideout to take the unanimous decision. Judges scores 39-37 and 40-36 twice.
Heavyweights Pedro Rodriguez (7-0. 6KO’s) takes on Chris Barnett (2-0, 2KO) in 4 rounder, Rodriguez from the bell comes out with stiff jab and great over hand right hooks to the head of Barnett easily taking the 1st round, Barnett taking the fight with 2 weeks’ notice comes back with combinations in the 2nd round working Rodriguez . In round 3 Rodriguez catches Barnett in a combination causing the flash knock down as Barnett glove hits the canvas. Barnett attacking with two hard right hands to the face momentarily stung Rodriguez who exchanged defensively to end the rounding . Rodriguez comes back in the 4th with shots to the body of Barnett backing him up Barnett responds with nice overhand both fighters exchange in center of ring Rodriguez winning the round conveniently. Judges scores 40-35 and 39-36 twice for unanimous decision for Rodriguez.
Jr. Welterweights Dan Rosario (2-0, 2 KOs) from Caguas, P.R. in his 1st fight in the US. crushes Tom Bryant (2-4-1) in 4 rounds, Rosario with a very discipline arsenal destroys Bryant who didn’t have a fighting chance, Rosario accurate punches and upper cuts were just too much for the surviving Bryant. Judges scores 40-36 all for Rosario with the unanimous decision.
Middleweights Eric Borgersonin in his pro debut was stopped at .34 of the 1st round by Tampa’s Marquis Davis (4-0-1, 4 KOs). Davis did not waste any time jumping on Borgersonin with a quick right hook to the face as soon as they met in the center of the ring, Davis unleashed an attack of firing shots to the retreating Borgersonin who was dropped with a body shot as referee Max Parker calls a Holt to the bout. Middleweights: Undefeated Alphonso Black goes to (2-0, 2 KO) by stopping Reynaldo Rodriguez (0-2) at 2:44 of the 1st round giving Black the KO victory. Black very impressive from the start landing good shots to the head of Rodriguez who could not find the target, Rodriguez knocked down twice in the fight could not continue as referee Frank Gentile waves off the bout.
Jr. Middleweight: Manny Woods (7-1-1, 3 KOs) vs. Sheldon Moore from (3-0, 3 KOs) Great 1st round of action Woods using his speed to land nice combinations wit Moore, Both fighters exchange in the center of the ring Moore establishing a nice jab Woods with the quicker hands presses the attack.
Round to it was all Woods throwing the higher percentage of power shots in the round taking it too Moore who is being a bit too patient in the fight, Woods just dominating in round 3 fighting in a good rhythm as he is breaking Moore down. Moore pace continues too slow as Woods batters him with punches throughout the 4th round. Moore giving a little more effort in the 5th not enough for the quicker Woods. In the 6th and final round Moore with a effort land a huge right hand that sends Woods back, Moore continuing to follow up and press, Woods recovering well fought through the round. Woods takes the Unanimous decision 59-55 and 58-59 twice.
Welterweights: Ali Tareh (9-9-4, 4 KOs) from St. Pete Fl. Jose Duran (6-5-2, 3 KOs) from Sarasota, Fl. Fight to a majority draw judges scores 58-56 and 57-57 twice.
By Damon Gonzalez
Cotto Camp update
Q: How is Miguel doing in training?
Give the fans an update please?
A: training going very well, miguel has had a good camp so far, enjoying the work with Trainer Pedro they have a good chemistry. Less than 3 weeks before we head out to NY.
Q: Working with him yourself compare to prior camp does he seem strong going into this huge fight?
A: He has given 100%, I see him prepared for this as well as he has been with any previous fight.
By Damon “LatinBox”Gonzalez
We are sad to report the passing today of Miguel Angel Cotto’s grandmother, Dona Valentina Carrasquillo passes away at the age of 84. She resided at Hormigas del Barrio Cababoncito de Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Cotto currently in training Camp in Orlando, Fl. Our deepest condolence to the Cotto family.