Ed Paredes Dominates In Miami: Plus Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga Tale of the Tape
By Brad Marchetti at ringside, Doghouse Boxing (Sept 27, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
Welterweight power puncher Ed Paredes blasted his way to an early night with a 2nd round KO over Colombian Jailer Berrios. Paredes, 19-2, 12 KO's, stood toe-to-toe with Berrios who remained mostly defensive in the opening round. Berrios dodged most of Paredes's punches to the head but was catching some hard shots to the body. Ed Paredes ( Trained by Top Level Boxing) has explosive power in his straight right hand. Barrios started to fight in bursts in round two landing some nice left hooks. Paredes does a good job blocking punches with his gloves but does not slip punches very often.
Berrios left himself open to a jab-jab-right hand combination from Paredes that dropped him on his ass in the corner. Berrios was on unsteady legs when the ref waved off the fight. The bout was scheduled for 10 rounds. Ed Paredes is a strong fighter that could be a good future investment.

Hats off to promoter Henry Rivalta (Top Level Boxing) who showcased hard-hitting local talent in well matched bouts. Local bantamweight prospect Jesse Cruz, 116, suffered a split decision loss to Augusto Jimenez, 119.5. The 38-year old Jimenez was dropped hard by a left cross from the southpaw Cruz in the first :30 seconds of round 1. Cruz (Top Level Boxing) was unable to put away the Miami fighter Cruz.

Jimenez began to gain some confidence in round 3 and began to make the fight a brawl. Jimenez was more active on the inside when Cruz was mainly trying to hold. Jimenez landed some straight shots down the middle that scored down the stretch. Cruz was in great condition and showed a nice set of tools but was taken out of his game by the dirty Jimenez. Both fighters were cut around the eyes at the end of this brawl.

The decision was disputed by Cruz's heavy Miami fan base. I personally had Cruz win every round but the last making my card 39-36 Cruz. Jimenez improves to 5-4. Cruz drops to 2-2.

Jr. Middleweight Tony Roman, 157.5, pounded out an 8-round unanimous decision in the co-main event against hard headed, Jessie Davis, 156.5. Davis took a beating but was game throughout coming into the fight in good shape. Roman (Top Level Boxing) is known as a "gym rat" and he showed hunger and power against Davis.

Roman fought confidently, launching fast, hammering bodypunches. Davies hung tough but was outclassed. Roman showed good angles and was able to utilize effective ring movement. Davis threw hard punches but he was mainly eating shots. Davis has a good chin. Both fighters felt the effects of a hard fight with blood streaming freely around the eyes. The 26 year-old Roman improved to 6-0, 4 KO's.

Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga Boxing Betting Odds

Mosley -800\ -1000
Mayorga +550\+650

Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga Boxing Betting Odds OVER\UNDER

OVER -140
9.5 Rounds
UNDER +110

Tale-of-the-Tape for Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga

Shane Mosley

From: Pomona, California
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 147-154
Reach: 72"
Age: 37
Style: Slickster\Volume Puncher
Best Punch: Straight Right.

Ricardo Mayorga

From: Nicaragua
Height: 5'9
Weight: 166
Reach: 69
Age: 34
Style: Brawler
Best Punch: Right-Cross

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