Showtime Undercard Outcomes: Rodriguez Stops Velasco; Rivera Choices Adorno

Posted on 03/26/2022

By: Sean Crose

Boxing returned to Showtime on Saturday as Tim Tszyu made his American debut by squaring off in opposition to Terrell Gausha on the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. First, nonetheless, the12-1-1 Elvis Rodriguez appeared in a scheduled 10 rounder in opposition to the 23-2-0 Juan Velasco at junior welterweight.

Velasco pursued his man all through the primary. The southpaw Rodriguez remained affected person within the second, although he fired at his man greater than he had within the first. Rodriguez tagged Velasco early within the third. Nonetheless Velasco continued his pursuit. By the fourth, nonetheless, Rodriguez started to regulate the tempo, standing in the midst of the ring and touchdown nicely.

Rodriguez seemed to be breaking Velasco down within the fifth. Within the sixth, the Dominican’s punches landed crisp and exhausting, wobbling Velasco at one level. Early within the seventh, Rodriguez despatched Velasco to the mat. To his credit score Velasco received to his toes and fought on courageously. Rodriguez, nonetheless, was to not be denied, dripping his man later within the spherical. Velasco extremely received up and fought on, however he was taking a horrible beating. After happening a 3rd time earlier than the bell, he was lastly counted out.

Subsequent up, the 22-0 Michel Rivera battled the 14-0-2 Joseph Adorno in a scheduled 10 spherical affair at light-weight. Rivera – trying very very similar to Muhammad Ali, flicked out his lengthy jab within the first. The second spherical noticed Rivera persevering with to take care of vary. By the third, Rivera had begun pursuing Adorno. The fourth was quite sluggish, as Rivera methodically labored his man whereas Adorno made no actual effort to get previous Rivera’s jab.

Within the fifth it was clear that Adorno merely won’t be ABLE to get previous that jab. Issues picked up a bit within the sixth, as every man landed exhausting. By the seventh, nonetheless, Adorno was on his bicycle, hoping for a counterpunch that may not land. Adorno received extra aggressive within the eighth and was capable of have his moments in opposition to the taller Rivera. Issues grew to become considerably quick paced and thrilling within the ninth.

The tenth and ultimate spherical was additionally quick and aggressive. Adorno was actually higher within the later half of the battle than he had been earlier on, however it in the end proved to be a bit too little, too late. River was rewarded with a unanimous resolution win by way of the judges.

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