BAUTISTA SURVIVES 2ND ROUND KD TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION AGAINST ESPINOZA
By Dong Secuya
Sat, 24 Dec 2005
Filipino Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista showed heart and skill when he survived a 2nd round knockdown to outpoint his more experienced Mexican opponent Gerardo Espinoza over eight rounds Friday night at the Sycuan Casino in San Diego, CA.
After a hard fought first round, the hard-hitting Espinoza hurt Bautista in round two during a flurry of exchanges, then floored him with a crushing right near the end of the round. Bautista, however, recovered in between rounds and proceeded to get back into the fight by outpointing and outpunching the Mexican, who dropped his record to 28 wins and 10 losses (26 KOs). Bautista battered the now tiring out Espinoza in the 7th and the 8th round but couldn't finish him off. The effort, however, was enough to get the nod of all 3 judges. Judge Jos? Cobi?n 76-75 and Fritz Warner had it 76-75 while Judge Pat Russell scored it 77-74, all for Boom Boom.
Bautista now upped his immaculate record to 19 wins with 14 KOs.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Dong Secuya.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
PHOTOS: TEAM ANCAJAS ARRIVES IN L.A.
, Thu, 01 Oct 2020Ancajas can’t wait for next fight
By Joaquin Henson, , Thu, 01 Oct 2020THIS FRIDAY BOXEO TELEMUNDO UNDERCARD
, Thu, 01 Oct 2020WKN is back to India on November 28 with FraggingMonk Fight Night: Vaibhav vs Ashwin in Bengaluru
, Thu, 01 Oct 2020Split-T Management signs Highly Acclaimed Amateur David Navarro
, Thu, 01 Oct 2020BUATSI: CALIC KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE HIMSELF
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: You read it here first
By Eddie Alinea of The Manila Times, , Wed, 30 Sep 2020CAMERON: THERE’S NOBODY HUNGRIER THAN ME
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020Fight Analysis: Mark Magsayo vs Rigoberto Hermosillo Saturday in Los Angeles
By Carlos Costa, , Wed, 30 Sep 2020Mandatory Flops: The Curious Case of Jongjong Pacquing
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 30 Sep 2020October 31: Mikaela Mayer to Challenge Junior Lightweight World Champion Ewa Brodnicka as the Inoue-Moloney Co-Feature LIVE and Exclusively on ESPN+
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020ÁNGEL AND CHÁVEZ BARRIENTES TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020Undefeated Santiago Dominguez New NABF welterweight champion
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020Ryan Roach's Fighter Locker Inks 2-time Dominican Olympian Leonel de los Santos
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020King's Promotions signs U.S. Amateur Star Atif Oberlton to a Promotional Deal
, Wed, 30 Sep 2020Pac vs Mac in the Making: Conor McGregor Assures that He’ll Fight Manny Pacquiao
By Carlos Costa, , Tue, 29 Sep 2020Selby Fights Kambosos in IBF 135 Eliminator Oct 31
By Carlos Costa, , Tue, 29 Sep 2020UDOFIA: ALL OF THE PRESSURE IS ON HARDING JR
, Tue, 29 Sep 2020Kyoguchi Defends WBA 108 Super Title Nov 3 in Osaka
By Carlos Costa, , Tue, 29 Sep 2020“LIKE A DREAM” – BRIEDIS RETURNS TO LATVIA WITH THE ALI TROPHY
, Tue, 29 Sep 2020BAKER TO FIAZ: PLEASE TURN UP!
, Tue, 29 Sep 2020GMs Mark Paragua, Banjo Barcenilla, IM Paulo Bersamina post 1-2-3 finish in online GM Balinas chess tilt
By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 29 Sep 2020The Past Week in Action 27 September 2020: Seven Title Fights in Two Nights!
By Eric Armit, , Tue, 29 Sep 2020DANNY ROMAN HAS SIGHTS SET ON CHALLENGING ALL SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS
, Tue, 29 Sep 2020Live X Live Presents: Pitbull – Live & Timeless Two Global Concert Events on Oct. 10 + 17 on FITE
, Tue, 29 Sep 2020