Friday Night Fights Results From Miami: Miguel Cotto vs Michael Jennings Betting Odds
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (Feb 21, 2009)  
ESPN Friday Night Fights featured an impressive display of power by 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa. The Cuban lightweight based in Miami needed only :19 seconds of the 1st round to demolish fellow Cuban Walter Estrada, 30-9, 20 KO's.

Yuriorkis Gamboa, 14-0, 11 KO's, began the fight with a more fundamental, hands held high stance than were used to seeing from him when he uncorked a booming right cross that finished Estrada. Estrada
layed on his knees blinking, trying to shake off the cobwebs but was frozen on the canvas. Yuriorkis Gamboa is reminiscent of a lightweight version of Mike Tyson for his fast starts, blazing hand-speed and one-punch KO power. Gamboa, 27, has his sights set on a future big $$$ fight with pound-4-pound champion Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao would be at least a 3-1 favorite over Gamboa at this stage but Yuriorkis does pose a serious threat. Manny Pacquiao must first get by Ricky Hatton in their May 2nd bout. The odds listed Gamboa as an 11-1 boxing betting odds favorite.

In the co-main event Fightnewsonline saw power-punching Colombian lightweight Breidis Prescott , 21-0, 18 KO's, win in a bizzare 10th round DQ when his opponent Humberto Toledo, 34-6-2, 20 KO's, bit him on the neck like a vampire. The fight was a brawl from the opening round and Toledo had already been deducted a point before the biting attack. Prescott came out blazing in the early rounds, blasting Toledo with wide, powerful haymakers that had Toledo on his heels. Toledo showed a decent chin by absorbing the shots as he gamely tried to fire back. Toledo did manage to land a few punches of his own in the early toe-to-toe action as he caught Breidis Prescott with his hands down. Prescott does have some "cute" moves on defense but has some holes, especially for right hands. In the 7th round Prescott had Toledo badly hurt from a combination that caused the referee to give the Ecuadorian fighter a standing 8 count. Toledo, who came in excellent condition survived the round. Using an awkward block then bull-rush style, Toledo managed to come back and floor a tiring Prescott just before the end of the 9th round. The knockdown was ruled a slip but Toledo clearly landed and Prescott got up on shaky legs. Toledo was having another strong round in the 10th with Prescott retreating when he inexplicably bit Precott on the neck in a clinch and was DQ'd. Breidis Prescott is still riding high from his career defining 1st round KO over contender Amir Khan but has some flaws that need work.. The Miguel Cotto vs Michael Jennings fight have Cotto as a -1500 boxing betting odds favorite

The boxing betting odds for the The Miguel Cotto vs Michael Jennings fight have Cotto as a 12-1 boxing betting favorite on the balance.

The boxing betting odds OVER\UNDER for the Miguel Cotto vs Michael Jennings is at 7.5 rounds with the UNDER at -230.

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