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Diaz-Lucero, Fight of the Year Candidate, Now Available on Demand on GFL

by on Nov.01, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

ATLANTIC CITY, November 1, 2010 — This past Saturday night, undefeated Featherweight Jorge “King” Diaz and former world title challenger Emanuel Lucero waged a ten round war at Ballys in Atlantic City before Diaz was awarded a unanimous decision in a bout that will be on the short list for Fight of the Year.

That fight plus an incredible undercard of upsets and knockouts is now available on demand for just $9.99 on www.gofightlive.tv by clicking:

http://www.gofightlive.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Jorge_King_Diaz_vs_Emmanuel_Lucero/871

The two took turns dominating the action as it was Diaz who used slick boxing and punching skills to have the advantage over the first half of the fight.  Lucero showed a veteran’s heart and courage as he began to press the action and land heavy shots on the undefeated Diaz.  The effects of the shots caused Diaz to begin to bleed from his nose and he was in for the roughest fight of his young pro career.

In the end, Diaz hung on to win by scores of 99-92 on two cards while Steve Weisfeld’s 96-94 tally was more indicative of the close battle.

Diaz of New Brunswick, New Jersey improves to 15-0 while Lucero, who has been in the ring with Manny Pacquiao & Daniel Ponce De Leon is now 23-5-1.

The co-feature saw Ronald Cruz come from behind to score an upset as he shocked former two-time National Golden Gloves champion Jeremy Bryan in round six of their scheduled eight round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Bryan gained the upper hand in the first two-plus rounds as he used his blazing speed and used angles that befuddled Cruz.  In round three, Cruz started working the body in an effort to slow down the nifty Bryan.

That strategy worked as Bryan began to slow down in the fourth as he started getting tagged with regularity.  In round five, Cruz hurt Bryan and then dropped two times as Bryan barely made it out of the round.  In round six, Cruz trapped Bryan in the corner and dropped him for a third and final time before the bout was stopped.

Cruz is now 10-0 with seven knockouts.  Bryan falls to 14-2.

Manny Pacquiao’s chief sparring partner, Glen Tapia remained undefeated as he scored a hard fought unanimous decision over Quinton Whitaker.

Tapia used his range to land some solid one-two combinations against the awkward Whitaker.

Scores were 59-55 on all cards for Tapia, who is now 8-0.

In other bouts, Jason Escalera remained undefeated as he went to 10-0 with nine knockouts after scoring a second round stoppage over Cleony Fuqua in a Super Middleweight bout.

Jose Peralta Alejo knocked Christian Martinez from the ranks of the undefeated by scoring a four round unanimous decision in a Jr. Welterweight bout.

Martinez had Alejo hurt in round two, but Alejo was able to hold on and get out of the round and then displayed crafty boxing moves to take the final two rounds. 

Both fighters now sport a 4-1 record.

Anthony Caputo Smith needed just eight seconds to dispose of Brian Bernard in a scheduled four round Light heavyweight bout.

Caputo Smith is now 7-0 with five knockouts.

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