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Fantasy Texas Lightweight Superfight: Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz vs. ‘Sweet Water’ Lew Jenkins

by on Nov.01, 2012, under Boxing News

By Karl Hegman

Juan Diaz, seen here at right versus Paulie M(photo by Tom Glunz)

Juan Diaz, seen here at right versus Paulie Malignaggi (photo by Tom Glunz)

Here we are fight fans, coming to you from Reliant Arena in Houston as two Texas lightweight legends go at it for the big bucks and the big glory. Diaz is in tremendous condition as always, while Jenkins feels he can finish the youngster with a single shot and has trained accordingly, as his wont. Jenkins has apparently worked himself into condition after “Making the rounds” at the local pubs and dance clubs when he first arrived in the Bayou City, while “El Torito” has had a hard and laborous training camp of eight solid weeks at the Savannah Gym in southwest Houston.

Veteran Las Vegas official Davey Pearl will be the third man in the ring for this contest of tough Texas World Lightweight Champions.

Lou Jenkins (photo courtesy of

Lou Jenkins (photo courtesy of

ROUND ONE: Jenkins rushes right at Diaz and goes on the offensive with wild, roundhouse swings which Diaz avoids by slipping under the punches and countering hard to the body and then up tot he head. Jenkins eats several stiff jabs as well that reddens his nose and a big right by Diaz just before the bell brings a claret of blood from both nostrils. Lew heads back to his corner already breathing a bit heavy.

ROUND TWO: Diaz is the aggressor and continues to hit to the body and is now launching his assaults from 45 degree angles, battering Jenkins. Jenkins’ punches are wide and lack steam as he is really taking a battering to the body and cannot land on Diaz cleanly as his swings are being blocked by Diazs’ forearms and elbows. An unintentional low blow from Juan further agonizes Jenkins as the bell ends the round.

ROUND THREE: Jenkins comes straight out and starts a furious attack of hooks and right hands which for the most part fail to find their mark on a clean target. Diaz really hurts Lew underneath with several flush and hard hooks to the belly and flanks, and it is glaringly apparent that Jenkins has run out of steam and appears demoralized.

ROUND FOUR: Diaz comes out looking to finish the fight right here and now. He forces Jenkins to the ropes and steps off to his right and rips in two hooks, one under and one over on the stationary Jenkins that leave him limp. Diaz opens up with a salvo of both hands to the body and then to the head. Diaz takes a half step back and hits Jenkins flush on the mouth with a jab, right hand and left hook that send his exhausted foe crashing to the canvas. Jenkins is on his back and referee Pearl begins to count, stopping at six and waving the fight off at the 2:33 mark.

With a big victory over such a dangerous puncher, Diaz now moves up to take on fellow Houstonian Termite Watkins in a battle that is sure to be a blockbuster.

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