6.2.10

Edwin Valero vs. Antonio DeMarco: Round by Round

Now it's time for the main event. It's between Edwin Valero and Antonio Demarco for Valero's WBC lightweight title.

DeMarco is making his way to the ring first. A mariachi band is in the ring for his entrance. He looks calm and collected.

Valero is in the ring now. He looks focused.

Round 1

They meet in the center and touch gloves. Valero goes for a right hook early, while DeMarco is moving back. Valero is showing hand speed. Valero lands a right hand on the shoulder and continues throwing power punches. Valero has a cut on his right cheek. I have no idea where that came from. Valero lands a strong left and right hook. DeMarco is staggered. Good round for Valero.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 2

DeMarco gets a jab in. Valero gets DeMarco in the corner and goes to work. DeMarco still looks calm. He throws two straight left hands, and Valero backs up. DeMarco catches Valero coming in. Valero complains that he got hit with an elbow. A cut has opened up on the forehead of Valero, and there is no way that is was caused by a punch. The cut is an absolute mess. The doctor surprisingly says he can fight on. Now it's nothing but a brawl in the ring. Valero is swinging away. The mouthpiece goes flying out of Valero's mouth, and the ref stops the action to put it back in. Amazing round.

Spartan117: 10-8 Valero
Uatu: 10-8 Valero

Round 3

Valero is still going for the knockout. Also, the ref did indeed take a point for the elbow last round. Valero is landing strong shots. He's fighting with pure intensity. DeMarco isn't backing down, and he lands two hooks. Valero is measuring up the left hand. Good round for Valero.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 4

Valero comes out firing once again, still looking for the KO. DeMarco throws back. Valero lands a left hook. They trade punches on the inside. Valero scores with more hooks in the center of the ring. Valero lands a big flurry upstairs to Demarco. These punches have to be adding up. Another solid round for Valero.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 5

Valero's mouth is hanging open. It may mean that he's gassed. He's still throwing punches in bunches. Valero lands a right hook, then another. DeMarco lands a right hand. DeMarco is standing in the center of the ring and exchanging. Valero backs DeMarco up with a right hand. Valero lands a left hook. That cut is still flowing over the face of Valero. He's really showing his toughness.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 6

Valero is landing some more hooks. This fight also has open scoring, and the judges have it for Valero. He lands a left-right hook combo, and DeMarco responds with a right hook. Valero ties up. Valero lands a big right hook, but DeMarco answers with a right hook and a straight left hand that back up Valero. DeMarco gets caught in the corner, and Valero goes to work. Another strong round for Valero.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 7

Valero lands a left hook. Not many jabs being thrown. DeMarco is stuck in the corner again, and Valero is measuring with the power left. The corner is not where DeMarco wants to be. Valero lands three left hooks, and DeMarco throws another punch. DeMarco doesn't look hurt despite taking these punches, but he isn't active enough to win any of these rounds. Valero looks too strong.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 8

They square up in the center. DeMarco lands a left hook. Valero waves him in. Valero is pouring it on now. He lands a huge left hand. DeMarco is way down on the scorecards. Valero lands a right to the body. Now DeMarco takes more punishment upstairs from all different angles. I wouldn't be surprised if the corner threw in the towel for DeMarco. He keeps taking punches. The action gets stopped because of a punch downstairs from DeMarco.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

Round 9

DeMarco looks totally discouraged in his corner between rounds. This fight is all but over unless he makes some major changes. DeMarco gets caught in the corner, and Valero continues to put work in. DeMarco eats more combos. DeMarco gets slightly more active and lands a straight right. Valero lands some more combos straight to the head. Valero lands a monstrous left hand in the corner.

Spartan117: 10-9 Valero
Uatu: 10-9 Valero

DeMarco elects not to come out for the 10th round. It's all over.

The winner by TKO at the end of Round 9... and still WBC lightweight titleholder... Edwin Valero.

Posted by spartan117

15 comments:

uatu said...

Demarco is living up to his reputation as a slow starter. He isn't throwing much through one and a half rounds.

uatu said...

That gash is around one inch in length and looks good and deep.

The Franchise said...

How did Valero get cut?

uatu said...

Elbow. It might be over an inch. Lots of blood. Nothing could close that gash except stitches and glue.

uatu said...

Valero is there to be hit. Demarco doesn't hit as hard it appears, which would be no surprise. Right now Demarco is taking it.

uatu said...

Round 4 was strong for Valero.

uatu said...

40-35, 39-36 twice for Valero after four on the official scores.

uatu said...

Al has Valero every round 40-35

BoxerDude said...

Great round 4 by Valero. Demarco isn't landing any jabs at all...

uatu said...

I like a lot about Demarco, except for the fact that he just isn't punching enough.

uatu said...

Better round for Demarco, but Valero landed a ton of punches too.

I am sold, win or lose, Valero is the man. I like what I see.

uatu said...

After 8 round, 79-72 on all three cards officially.

The Dude said...

why isn't the Franchise scoring?

uatu said...

He isn't able to tonight due to obligations.

The Franchise said...

Apparently two feet of snow is too much for people to report to work, thus I had to go in early. I followed along on BoxingWatchers.com though...