|Pacquiao vs Marquez II Full Uncercard Results from Ringside - Boxing
By John Novoselac reporting from Ringside, DoghouseBoxing (March 16, 2008) Doghouse Boxing
David Diaz vs Ramon Montano - Chicago fighter and reigning WBC lightweight titlist David Diaz looks to stay busy in a 10 round non-title affair versus Las Vegas resident Ramon Montano.
The first 3 rounds appear to be closer than expected, as the rugged Montano stays inside and bangs with Diaz. By the 7th, Diaz seemed to have established some momentum and a lead on the judges cards. His superior defense is picking off shots, and his accuracy has him landing hard shot after hard shot, many of them
uppercuts from both the right and left hands.
Round 10 is action packed, as both fighters look to close strong. The judges see it for Diaz by way of majority decision, with one judge scoring the bout a draw. Scored read 95-95, 99-91, and 97-93. The score of a draw was way off, in this writer's opinion.
Diaz moves to 34-1-1, while Montano falls to 15-5-1.
After the fight, Diaz said, "I felt sloppy tonight. I was trying too hard for a knock out. The kid (Montano) takes a good shot. He's a very game kid, but I came out of the fight clean and with 10 rounds of hard work."
"I'm rooting for Pacquiao and then, let's do it in June."
Montano said, "I felt I had a good chance of winning, but after the seventh round, I just couldn't get it going. I really felt
his punch in the last couple rounds. I was very satisfied that I was able to go toe to toe with a world champion. This was a great learning experience."
Abner Mares - Diosdado Gabi
Undefeated Mexican prospect Abner Mares is defending his regional bantamweight strap versus Freddie Roach trained Filipino Diosdado Gabi.
A hard right hand by Mares stuns Gabi late in the round, as Mares power immediately makes it self known. Another straight right in the 2nd puts Gabi down. Upon Gabi's rising, Mares goes in for the kill, landing hard rights and lefts, pummeling Gabi down in the corner with a final uppercut finishing the job. Nady wisely called a halt to the fight at 0:49 of the 2nd round.
Mares improves to 16-0, while Gabi slips to 30-4-1.
Steven Luevano - Terdsak Jandaeng
Steven Luevano makes his second defense of the WBO featherweight belt against Thailand's Terdsak Jandaeng. Jandaeng has rattled off 5 straight wins in his native Thailand after suffering a TKO loss to main event participant Juan Manuel Marquez 2 years ago.
Round 1 begins slowly, but Luevano lands a straight left about midway through the round that caught the awkward challenger's attention. Luevano's jabbing, stick 'n move style, coupled with the unusual style of the challenger made the 2nd and 3rd rounds less than visually appealing.
In the 4th, Jandaeng starts to press forward, and Luevano looks to box with his jab and move away. A crushing left hook to the jaw sends Luevano down midway through the 4th, After the titlist rises, the challenger continued his left handed assault. Terdsak goes down to end the round, though the official ruled it a slip.
For the most part, the 5th through 7th rounds see Luevano wisely return to his moving, jabbing style, and the fight returned to its tactical pace. This allowed the titlist to use his technical skills while avoiding the challenger's obvious power advantage.
A very low right to the cup of Luevano in the 8th by Jandaeng earned him a well deserved warning. After the break in action, the 2 fighters exchange hard shots to finish out the round.
Heavy use of the jab and feet allow Luevano to keep his opponent off of him throughout the 9th. Luevano must have thought the challenger's strength was waning in the 10th, as he chose to fight more inside. However, in the 11th, Jandaeng looks to have Luevano hurt towards the end of the round, but is unable to capitalize.
Round 12 saw Luevano try to jab his way to victory, but Jandaeng was having nothing of it. He stalked his foe, hurting him on the ropes half way through the final round. Luevano holds on, and uses his feet for the remainder of the fight, much to the chagrin of those in attendance who rained down a heavy chorus of boos.
Scores read 119-109 twice, and 118-109, all for Luevano.
Luevano moves to 35-1, while Jandaeng falls to 29-3.
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