We give some love to ESPN this week as they show love to us with two solid main events. First, welterweight prospect and ESPN darling Joel Julio takes on The Contender season 2 alum K-9 Bundrage on Wednesday Night Fights. Next, rising super middleweight contender Allan Green battles Darrell Woods in the main event of Friday Night Fights.
Joel Julio vs. Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage
Julio used his speed advantage in the first two rounds. He circled Bundrage and secured good angles to get off his accurate punches. Bundrage wasn’t putting his punches together and was having problems with Julio’s quickness. Bundrage would have some problems with Julio’s power in the third round. Julio rocked K-9 against the ropes and that eventually led to a knockdown. Bundrage was hurt but did a good job surviving the final two minutes.
Julio came out in the fifth round like he had some shit to do later. Nothing was landing but Julio was pushing the pace with wild bombs. Bundrage is just trying to land one fight-changing overhand right but it isn’t happening. K-9 lands with more consistency in the 6th but is still throwing one punch at a time. Julio punishes K-9 to close the 7th round, landing several clean power punches.
Julio rocks Bundrage to open the 8th and floors him later with a looping overhand right of his own, the punch K-9 tried but couldn’t land all fight. Bundrage beat the count but Julio smothered him on the ropes once the fight restarted and the referee stopped the fight. Bundrage showed a lot of heart but Julio looked well on his way to inserting himself in the deep mix of stars in the welterweight division.
Allan Green vs. Darrell Woods
Green is coming off of a punishing loss to Edison Miranda. Woods is coming off of a punishing win over Samuel Miller in what is ESPN’s best fight of the year. Woods got off to a bad start against Miller and the same was true against Green.
Green put Woods down to the mat early with an overhand right, his first real power punch of the fight. Woods got up but Green swarmed him immediately, not giving him any room in this seemingly small ring. Green snapped Woods’ head back with a straight right and the ref jumped in to stop it. Woods disputed the call but had the fight gone on, the result would have still remained the same. Green by TKO in the 1st round.
It is a big weekend of boxing, with four fights of significance going down on Saturday:
Kermit Cintron vs. Walter Matthysse
Arturo Gatti vs. Alfonso Gomez
Roy Jones Jr vs. Anthony Hanshaw
Antonio Margarito vs. Paul Williams
Check out Inside Fights this weekend for reviews of all four fights.