Monday, November 2, 2009

Perez Dethrones King Kong

In a contest for the IBF bantamweight crown last October 31, Yonnhy Perez of Colombia dethroned Joseph King Kong Agbeko with a brilliant display of raw aggressiveness fused with polished boxing skills. Both fighters staged vicious assaults and no one gave up an inch. It was never a boring fight.

Both Agbeko and Perez traded bombs right at the sound of the first bell. With so much action these fighters generated that night, no doubt their ancestors were rocked as a solid shot landed one after the other. It was action packed and fight fans really got their money’s worth that night.

While the Agbeko-Perez fight was action packed, it was Perez who was getting the most of it. Agbeko, classy fighter that he is, forgot one rule though –PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES. A head butt occurred late in the 10th round, which caused Ghana’s Agbeko to turn his back to Perez and complained to the referee. Perez in turn gladly delivered a left hook and decked the champion to the canvas.

Referee Robert Byrd explained that he did not see the head butt, which was obvious in the replays.

The judges of the bout scored 116-110, 117-111, and 117-111 in favor of Perez, who now improves to an impressive record of 20-0, 14 KOs. Agbeko drops to 27-2, 22 KOs.

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