| | Barrera vs Juarez...Anyone else watching this?
Well so far this card has been as good as i expected. I picked all underdogs to win tonight and they all have lost but not dominated.
First Paez Jr. got a gift decision in his 4 round fight which clearly should've been a draw.
1- Clearly a Campos round 10-9
2- Clearly a Paez round with knockdown 10-8
3- Clearly a Paez round 10-9
4- Clearly a Campos round with knockdown 10-8
Should've been 37-37. One judge had it that other two had it 38-36 for Paez, clearly for his name. I really hate boxing judges.
Second fight Barrios got handled by Guzman who came up in weight but Barrios went out like the warrior he is. Barrios lost a split decision but it should've been unanimous for Guzman. Barrios came on late in the fight but it was too late. I picked Barrios to win because i thought he'd be too strong especially being that he couldn't and didn't make weight. But Guzman shocked me, i knew he could box like one of the best in the world but i never thought he'd be THAT strong, he impressed the hell out of me.
Third fight Israel Vasquez was getting schooled by Jhonny Gonzales for about the first 6 rounds getting dropped twice in the process. Then he came back and caught Gonzales and rocked and dropped him. Then Gonzales came back the next round and outboxed him. Then in the 10th Gonzales got caught again and dropped, he stayed down for the 8 count and got up looking ok. He was getting hit hard and busted up but largely winning the fight even outboxing Vasquez in the 10th until he got caught. After he got up his corner was already waving the towel to end a fight in which he had 1 minute left in the round and two until he could've took a decision and the title. It was his NEW trainer Suarez who he just hired for this fight that did it even though Gonzales' dad was telling him not to stop it. Complete bullshit. I had Gonzales in that fight just because i thought he'd outbox the slugger in Vasquez. It was a great fight though. It reminded me of Margarito vs Cintron for the first 6 rounds with Gonzales playing Margarito.
So, so far the guys i picked either got robbed or put up a hell of an effort so they weren't really bad picks. Now Barrera and Juarez is on and i actually got money on Juarez to win this one but i got nervous after seeing Barrera at the weighins and looking in the shape he was when he was 22 and he's 32. And so far through two rounds Barrera is outboxing him just like the first fight, hopefully Juarez picks it up and comes back earlier than he did in the first fight. I put a lot of hope in that Barrera has been looking older as of late in his fights and seems to have slowed down a bit and slows down towards the later rounds while Juarez is still young and very hungry, so we'll see. I'm very nervous right now because it's not looking good for Juarez. Oh also, Barrera's gloves look like they're taped illegal for more power. He has tape almost all the way to the knuckles of the gloves which cause more power and the commissions didn't say anything? Does Oscar have some people in his pocket? Hmmmm....