Dennis Laurente loses by Split Decision in Las Vegas
By Rich Mazon
Sat, 08 Dec 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada - Dennis Laurente suffered a close Split Decision defeat in the hands of American Kenny Abril at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel here in this city.
Laurente, 35, started strong in his scheduled eight round welterweight bout with the younger Abril who is seven years his junior.
Laurente of Palompon Leyte, combined head and body shots on his foe, causing a swelling in Abril's right eye in as early as the 2nd round.
Laurente continued his work on Abril's head and torso on the 3rd but the American answered with combinations of his own. A series of punches sent Laurente down but he recovered and finished the round.
Abril, 28, of Rochester, NY, then turned the tide on Laurente in the succeeding rounds, bloodying his Filipino foe in the mouth by Round Number seven.
The two fighters poured it all at the eight and final round and went hard against each other until the final bell.
Judge Bob Bennett had it 75-76 and Judge Tim Cheatham had it at 77-74 for Abril while Judge Al Lefkowitz had it for Laurente at a score of 77-74.
The win was Abril's fourteenth while Laurente dropped the fifth loss of his career.
You can reach the author at email@example.com
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|NIETES PLANS TO MOVE UP TO SUPERFLYWEIGHT|
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 24 Feb 2018When is Manny Pacquiao fighting?
By Recah Trinidad, Fri, 23 Feb 2018Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz International Media Conference Call Transcript
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Floyd Mayweather Gives TMZ Photog Tour Of New $2 Million Fleet!
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018ARUM SAYS ALVARADO FIRST THEN MATTHYSSE NEXT FOR PACQUIAO
By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 23 Feb 2018JOJO DIAZ KOs TERRAZAS TO RETAIN NABF AND NABO TITLES
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018PHOTOS: SUPERFLY 2 FINAL PRESSER
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Dana White: Jon Jones & I Finally Spoke After 2 Years, Talked Comeback
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018CHUA, IGNACIO BANNER COUNTRY'S BID IN JAPAN 10-BALL TOURNEY
By Marlon Bernardino, Fri, 23 Feb 2018Viloria stronger than ever
By Joaquin Henson, Fri, 23 Feb 2018Arzona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Benavidez Strong, El Saber es Poder & More
By Don Smith, Fri, 23 Feb 2018MICHAEL "HAMMER FIST" FARENAS RETURNS TO THE RING APRIL 7, IN CANADA
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Rances Barthelemy Las Vegas Media Workout Quotes
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Conor McGregor Blasted By Frankie Edgar's Manager, 'He'll Beat Your Ass'
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Unbeaten Dominican Welterweight Contender Carlos Adames Signs Multi-Year Promotional Agreement With Top Rank
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018SUPERFLY 2 FINAL PRESSER: NIETES MEETS REVECO
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 23 Feb 2018T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS TO HOST HISTORIC REMATCH BETWEEN CANELO ALVAREZ AND GENNADY 'GGG' GOLOVKIN
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018SHOWTIME SPORTSŪ LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL TALK SHOW BELOW THE BELT
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Open division semifinal results from Lowell
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Brock Lesnar Is Primed for UFC Comeback, Says WWE Manager Paul Heyman
By , Fri, 23 Feb 2018Mike Tyson: Deontay Wilder Could Beat Me? 'I Don't Think So'
By , Thu, 22 Feb 2018ANCAJAS TO MEET MAYOR SARA DUTERTE
By Lito delos Reyes, Thu, 22 Feb 2018Hotshots eye twice-to-beat incentive vs Bolts in Cagayan de Oro
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 22 Feb 2018RECARTE TIAUSON JOINS STRONG VIETNAM CHESS TOURNEY
By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 22 Feb 2018