12.4.08

Round by Round: Cintron v. Margarito 2

Part 1 of tonight's Welterweight double header is between Kermit Cintron v. Antonio Margarito. This fight is the second chapter between these two fighters. These fighters are relatively young in boxing terms. Cintron is 28 and Margarito is 30. Margarito is 35-5 with 25 KO's. Cintron is 29-1 with 27 KO's. In their last bout, Margarito was victorious being the only person ever to beat Cintron. It should be a great fight.

During their first fight Cintron was a much younger fighter. After a cut opened on Cintron's eyelid early in the fight, he folded and took punishment throughout the remainder of the rounds. Many believe he will be better prepared for tonight.

The crowd sounds pro Cintron. They have made their way to the ring and it is time to fight.

Rd 1: Cintron comes out with a hard right hook. Both fighters start off pretty aggressive. Margarito lands a hard right and Cintron answers back with a hard uppercut. Neither fighter looks phased. Margarito lands another hard right hand. Margarito turns up the punching output. Margarito establishes his jab to set up other punches. Cintron lands 4 hard punches upstairs with a combination.

Spartan: 10-9 Margarito
Uatu: 10-9 Margarito

Rd 2: Cintron starts swinging early and chooses he punches. Margarito blocks a few but many land. Now Margarito backs Cintron into the ropes and lands 4 hard shots. Cintron looks a bit wobbly. Cintron's defense looks ineffective. Now both fighters trade hard uppercuts. Margarito goes to work at the body. Margarito lands a combo at the bell.

Spartan: 10-9 Margarito
Uatu: 10-9 Margarito

Rd 3: A slight cut opens over the eye of Margarito. Cintron comes out throwing more in round 3. Margarito answers back with a combo upstairs. Cintron lands a hard right hook. Cintron throwing many uppercuts throughout the fight and many of them land. It looks like this fight may be decided by who has the better chin. They are fighting toe to toe in the middle of the ring, both fighters taking a lot of punishment. The ref warns Margarito about a punch to the back of the head. Cintron turns to complain to the ref and Margarito takes advantage with a vicious right hand.

Spartan: 10-9 Margarito
Uatu: 10-9 Margarito

Rd 4: Both fighters keep up the intensity early in this round. Cintron gets backed into the ropes and pays for it, but fights out. Margarito is doing a good job getting through Cintron's defense. Cintron gets clocked with another hard right. Margarito landing more flush punches. Cintron continues to bend at the waist and sometimes gets caught with his back to Margarito.

Spartan: 10-9 Margarito
Uatu: 10-9 Margarito

Rd 5: Cintron now tries to get the jab working. Margarito's defense looks strong. Contron takes more punches. His footwork looks like it could use work. Both fighters now exchanging very hard punches to the head. Cintron keeps taking lots of hooks upstairs I don't know how he is staying up. The Ref stops the action to warn again for punches to the back of the head. Now a cut opens over Cintron's eye. Cintron gets back on his game but Margarito comes right back and lands punches at will upstairs. Easily Margarito's round.

Spartan: 10-9 Margarito
Uatu: 10-9 Margarito

Rd 6: According to compubox Margarito has landed more punches than Cintron has thrown. Cintron comes out with the jab again. Cintron's cut is now flowing. Cintron continues to look towards the ref after getting hit with clean shots. Cintron finally goes down after getting tagged hard against the ropes with a vicious left body shot. He can't get up. It's over. Another fight ended by a hard liver shot.

Margarito in the 6th round by knock out.
Margarito is the new champ.

2 comments:

Gus said...

Excellent round-by-round coverage. Thank you so much! I was totally bummed that I was going to miss seeing Margarito fight live. You guys are GOOD! I will definitely be back for more when I can't be ringside.
Gus
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The Franchise said...

Thanks for the kind words Gus. We're just three brothers who really love boxing and also happen to enjoy sharing what we see with anyone who cares to read it.

I, too, had hopes of attending the card in Atlantic City, but when that didn't work out, we buckled down on doing all four fights for the site. If Cotto-Margarito is signed and ends up in New York or A.C., though, I will be making plans to be there for sure. Maybe I'll even use your site!