9.2.08

Round By Round: Williams Vs. Quintana

We're wasting no time tonight with the main event fight featuring Paul "The Punisher" Williams and Carlos Quintana. Williams comes in unofficially at 164; Quintana at 158. That gives Williams a weight advantage to go with his height and work rate advantages.

Williams going with the mohawk tonight!

Round 1

Quintana landing to the body but he has to hop in to do it. He's pushing the fight and lands a left inside. Nice combo in return by Williams. Another good left upstairs by Quintana. Lots of tie-ups by Quintana which is smart strategy. Right inside by Quintana in the middle of a nice exchange.

Franchise: Quintana 10-9
Spartan117: Williams 10-9
Uatu: Quintana 10-9

Round 2

Williams comes out jabbing. He's showing more head movement on defense as well. Quintana moving well and picking his spots to come inside behind the left. Combo to the body by Quintana before they tie up. Straight right by Quintana. Big left to the head and follow-up to the body and Williams has no clue at this point. Quintana fighting such a smart fight right now.

Franchise: Quintana 10-9
Spartan117: Quintana 10-9
Uatu: Quintana 10-9

Round 3

Williams lands a right hand. He's coming forward more now but has not solved his foe. Both guys showing some grit along the ropes. Williams starting to push the pace, which he needs to do. Ref really letting them go in clinches which benefits Quintana. First good combo by Williams but Quintana comes right back. Williams backs Quintana into the corner at the bell and that was a close round.

Franchise: Williams 10-9
Spartan117: Williams 10-9
Uatu: Quintana 10-9

Round 4

Quintana just avoids some big shots; both guys are scoring with jabs. Good left upstairs by Quintana but he eats return fire. Some swelling on Williams' face now. Right hand lands for Quintana. Two-punch combo lands for Williams. He gets tagged coming in and Quintana avoids the counter-punches. Brief flurry at the bell by Williams. Close again but Quintana landed the harder shots.

Franchise: Quintana 10-9
Spartan117: Williams 10-9
Uatu: Williams 10-9

Round 5

Quintana rushes in with a big right. Good left may be Williams' best punch so far. Quintana able to tie up at all the right times. He goes to the body now. Uppercuts inside by Williams. Looping left still landing occasionally by Quintana, but he does seem to be slowing. Not much of consequence either way but Williams may have won it on pure work rate.

Franchise: Williams 10-9
Spartan117: Williams 10-9
Uatu: Williams 10-9

Round 6

Quick tie up and they pound on each other in the clinch. Stick and move by Quintana but Williams finds the range with a left to the head. He comes in and Quintana has to run away. Quintana hits with a left and ties up repeatedly. Another nice left upstairs. Williams responds to the body. Kellerman says Williams may have an inside advantage, strangely enough. Left hand and a right to the body by The Punisher. Close round with Williams rallying late.

Franchise: Quintana 10-9
Spartan117: Quintana 10-9
Uatu: Williams 10-9

Round 7

Lederman has it even after six rounds. Quick left bu Quintana but it is losing some snap. Definite swelling under Williams' right hand. Quintana eats punches from both hands. Both guys score with left hands upstairs. A lot of wrestling now. Quick right makes Quintana wince. They trade in the middle of the ring and Williams scoring with more punches. Right uppercut right before the bell and with the pace quickened it's bad news for Quintana.

Franchise: Williams 10-9
Spartan117: Quintana 10-9
Uatu: Williams 10-9

Round 8

Light punches land by Williams. He hits Quintana coming out of the clinch. Quintana still gamely throwing lefts but more of them are missing their mark. Three-punch combo lands from Williams but no real damage done. Announcers discuss the cuts on William's face; he still looks okay though. Jabs and right hooks finding the target for Williams.

Franchise: Williams 10-9
Spartan117: Williams 10-9
Uatu: Williams 10-9

Round 9

Left by Quintana but he's stung in return. Continuous left uppercuts by Williams in the clinch. Both men land combos; Quintana is forced back. Strong left by Quintana, the question us whether he can put anything with it. Williams landing frequently with the jab and now both guys trade shots. Blood flowing from both of Williams' eyes now. Nice right hand bu Quintana and he moves well to end the round.

Franchise: Quintana 10-9
Spartan117: Quintana 10-9
Uatu: Quintana 10-9

Round 10

Three rounds to go and it would not surprise me if this fight is up in the air with the judges. Tentative start to this round. Quintana picking his spots though he is getting hit in return almost every time. Now he scores again with a left upstairs. Williams backs him up with repeated jabs. There's a left by Quintana and a combo in return by Williams. Inside shots by Quintana and he gets hit by a combo again. Slappy punches at the end of the tenth, that's another close round.

Franchise: Quintana 10-9
Spartan117: Williams 10-9
Uatu: Quintana 10-9

Round 11

Williams starts out strong as Lederman has it tied up right now. Both guys trade and Quintana has rediscovered some of his earlier power. A boatload of wrestling in the corner. Williams out-working Quintana in this round with only a minute to go. They stand and trade with Quintana landing harder shots but Williams landing more. That round could have gone either way.

Franchise: Williams 10-9
Spartan117: Quintana 10-9
Uatu: Quintana 10-9

Round 12

Quintana looked confident on his stool between rounds. Both men look like they will go for broke here. Nice right hand by Quintana. Strafing right hand by Williams and low left by Quintana. Ref checks cuts on both men. A lot of wrestling breaking up the flow. Body shots both ways. Williams definitely trying to go after his foe but Quintana is too cagey to get trapped. Nice exchange with Quintana smothering the champ when necessary. Williams lands right before the bell and he may have done enough to win that last round.

Franchise: Williams 10-9
Spartan117: 10-10
Uatu: Williams 10-9

A very nice effort by Quintana and a difficult decision for the judges, I would think.

Franchise and Uatu score it a draw 114-114; Spartan117 scores it 115-114 for Williams; The judges score it 115-113, 116-112 and 116-112, all for the new WBO welterweight champion Carlos Quintana.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your round by round report, seems like it was a great fight, too bad I wasn't able to see it. — Thanks!!!

The Franchise said...

Our pleasure. We do round by round reports for most televised fights here at BoxingWatchers.com so make sure to come back and check us out any time you can't make it to a TV.