Sunday, March 23, 2008

Fight News: Joel Casamayor vs. Michael Katsidis

The Joel Casamayor vs. Michael Katsidis fight 03/23/08 was pretty wild. Casamayor is a whole lot more interesting when someone makes him fight. This one was definitely a tussle and put Casamayor’s stock up in my book. I always knew Casamayor could box but this is one of the few times I’ve seen him “fight.” Katsidis hit the deck twice in the first round but recovered to rock Casamayor with a series of punches which put Joel out of the ropes. The bad news is that Casamayor climbed right back in and went back to a clever boxing style that kept the less experienced Katsidis marching forward into straight lefts which eventually forced Michael’s early retirement. Katsidis needs some sparring with fast southpaws next time around but he is rugged, exciting, and durable. Not to mention honest, gracious, and sincere in defeat. Not a whine was heard at the stoppage.

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