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Showtime’s Bantamweight Tournament Kicks Off in Tacoma

by on Dec.18, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Story and Photos by Mike Blair

Agbeko  РPerez

0144TACOMA, WA, December 11, 2010 — Joseph Agbeko and Yonnhy Perez know each other pretty well. They fought just over a year ago when Perez knocked Agbeko down in the tenth on the way to a unanimous decision win. That result may be the reason that this fight started a bit slowly. Neither man appeared ready to jump at the other in the first round. Instead they were content to stand in the center of the ring and trade punches. The second round saw a change as Agbeko threw more punches and drew a bead on Perez’s body. Perez proved an effective counter puncher in the round, and in a few instances, that was enough to slow Agbeko.

Once Agbeko saw that he could land body punches he settled in and effectively landed punches to Perez’s body. In the early rounds Agbeko scored most often with his right hand, and when he was not landing to Perez’s body, he was launching the right to the head. The right hand landed and Perez began to suffer a bit of swelling around his left eye. The damage was not too serious, the corner men did a nice job keeping the swelling down, and Perez seemed undaunted. (continue reading…)

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