Soumaoro Does It Again, Another Upset On ProBox TV
The night’s main event saw Mohamed Soumaoro (13-1) put in a dominating performance over Angel Vazquez (12-1). Soumaoro started the stronger, having Vazquez in serious trouble in the opening moments.
Vazquez did well to put some sort of combinations together to keep Soumaoro at bay, however the Guinean continued to land uppercuts and tucking up effectively during Vazquez’s assaults. Commentator Paulie Malignaggi stated ‘Vazquez is starting to look lost.’ at the end of the 3rd round.
The 4th saw things get worse for Vazquez as Soumaoro looked to finish him at the end of the round. Soumaoro bashed his chest at Vazquez before relentlessly landing huge right hands and uppercuts. Commentary team Chris Algieri and Paulie Malignaggi had both started to implore the corner of Vazquez to throw in the towel in the 5th and the 6th, it was astonishing how the Mexican stayed on his feet.
The relentless pressure did slow down considerably in round 7, but it was still Soumaoro in full control landing the uppercut still, just less frequently. The referee finally stepped in to save Vazquez in the 8th after Soumaoro landed a big left hook. Soumaoro picked up back-to-back wins on PROBOX TV in the process.
It was Demontaze Duncan (8-1) and Axl Melendez (6-0) who stole the show from the Sunshine State.The Pair went to war over 6 rounds in an instant classic. The two wasted no time in getting to work in the evening’s chief support. Melendez started impressively landing at will in the first 60 seconds. Duncan recovered well, managing to put some combinations together, ending the round with good body shots.
Round 2 saw a good start for Duncan, winning in the exchanges during the first minute after a difficult opening. You could argue Duncan or Melendez won the remaining 4 rounds, but it really could have gone either way from the 2nd. The pair never stopped trading, going at it until the final bell in a fight to remember. The scorecards read; 57-57, and 58-56 twice in favour of Melendez, handing Duncan his first career defeat.
PROBOX TV returned tonight with its monthly show from Tampa, Florida – Wednesday Night Fights. Omar Rosario (10-0) started the televised card with a quick victory over Zach Hill (3-4). The Top Rank prospect dispatched of Hill in the first round after a variety of right hands to the body, ending it with a left hook to the liver.
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