Barrett, Zuniga win on Superbowl weekend; Zab Judah and Shane Mosley in Talks - Boxing
By John Novoselac at ringside (Feb 6, 2008) DoghouseBoxing        
In a weekend highlighted by the Superbowl and the FBR Open, local and visiting fight fans were treated to a fairly entertaining affair taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The main event was brief as heavyweight contender Monte Barrett KO’d journeyman Damon Reed to keep his career hopes alive. Reed, who's claim to fame was a 1998 WBO title bout versus Herbie Hide, was vastly outclassed and posed little threat to Barrett. Time was 2:47 of the 2nd round. Barrett goes to 33-6 (19)
and Reed drops his record to 43-13 (30).

The co-main event featured prospect Carlos De Leon taking on the rugged Fernando Zuniga. Zuniga, of Ecuador, scored the split decision upset behind a 7th round knockdown, improving to 27-9 (20) while De Leon drops to 19-2-2 (12) . Scores were 77-74, 77-74, and 74-77. I had Zuniga winning by a 1 point resulting from the knockdown.

Hector Camacho Jr looked woefully out of shape at 173 pounds, yet still had enough speed and accuracy to take a 6 round UD over the tough Luis Lopez. If Camacho Jr could manage to get himself in shape he would still be a good fighter, but it appears as though Hector has succumbed to the battle of the ever-growing midsection. Scores read 60-54 twice, and 59-55. I scored the fight a draw. Camacho's record now stands at 44-3-1 (25) while Lopez moves to 13-12-1 (5).

Undefeated welterweight prospect Marvin Cordova won a hard fought 6 round
decision over Darian Ford. Ford, inspired by his son Tyson's singing of the national anthem and coming off a win over Ivan Robinson, was simply too wide with his shots, allowing the better skilled Cordova to sweep the judges' cards, as well as mine. Cordova moves to 18-0-1 (11), while Ford's record falls to 11-16 (4).

Side Notes

Zab Judah was in attendance for the show, and announced that he is talks with Shane Mosley for a potential fight in April.

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