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ROUND-BY-ROUND: CHAVEZ JR. VS. LORIGA

By Ben Thompson | April 27, 2008
ROUND-BY-ROUND: CHAVEZ JR. VS. LORIGA

PREFIGHT
Loriga comes out first to the theme of Rocky...."Gonna fly now!" He looks calm, cool and collected. Chavez Jr. comes out next. The crowd is relatively quiet as he enters the arena. He looks focused and determined.

ROUND 1
Loriga comes out pumping his jab. Chavez lands his own jab to the body. Jab lands upstairs for Chavez. Loriga sneaks in a right hand. HARD body shot lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a short uppercut. Jab to the body lands for Chavez. Some pitty-pat shots land for Loriga. Jab from Chavez stops Loriga in his tracks. Loriga lands a right down the pipe. They trade jabs. Chavez lands a right. Left and a right lands for Chavez. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 10 Loriga 9

ROUND 2

Both men trade jabs. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....HUGE right hand down the pipe FLOORS Loriga. He's up at eight. Chavez jumps on him. Loriga holds on. Chavez lands an uppercut. Loriga holds on again. Another uppercut lands for Chavez. Right hand lands for Chavez upstairs. Loriga lands a left. Chavez rakes him with a right. Loriga lands a left and a right along the ropes. Another big right hand lands for Chavez. Left hook to the body lands for Chavez. Chavez slips a 1-2 and lands a right to the body. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 20 Loriga 17

ROUND 3
Jab lands upstairs and downstairs for Chavez. Loriga pressing forward. Left hook upstairs lands for Chavez. Loriga looks unsteady on those legs. Chavez doing a good job of slipping punches along the ropes. Left and right land for Chavez. HARD right hand lands for Chavez that snaps the head of Loriga. Nice counter left hook lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a left hook. Left hook lands for Chavez. They exchange right hands. 1-2 lands for Chavez and he dances away. Loriga lands a right upstairs along the ropes. Left hand lands for Loriga. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 30 Loriga 26

ROUND 4
Right hand lands for Loriga along the ropes. Chavez lands a couple of jabs. Another right hand lands for Loriga. Left to the body lands for Chavez followed by a straight right. Right hand lands again for Chavez. BIG left hook from Chavez snaps the head of Loriga. Counter left hook lands for Chavez in the corner. Loriga lands a 1-2. Jab lands for Chavez. Another. Counter left hook and a right hand to the body lands for Chavez. Round to Chavez. This is turning into a sparring session.

Chavez 40 Loriga 35

ROUND 5
HARD left hook to the body lands for Chavez. Another 1-2 to the body lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a couple of jabs. Right hand lands for Loriga. Now Chavez lands a right upstairs. Loriga lands two left hooks. Uppercut lands for Chavez. 1-2 to the body lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a right. Both men trade left hooks. HARD right hand from Chavez rocks Loriga backwards. Loriga holds on. Two more hard right hands land for Chavez. Left to the body lands for Chavez. Another. Two more HARD right hands land upstairs for Chavez. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 50 Loriga 44

ROUND 6
Loriga lands a jab. Chavez looking to counter as he retreats and lands a left hook. Nice right hand down the pipe lands for Chavez. 1-2 lands for Chavez. Both men trade to the body. Left hook to the body followed by a 1-2 lands for Chavez. Lead straight right lands for Chavez. Another big right hand lands for Chavez. Chavez just picking him apart. Right and an uppercut lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a 1-2. They trade along the ropes...Chavez landing the better counter shots. Nice four-punch combo lands for Chavez. Right hand lands for Chavez. Another. Loriga answers with a 1-2, but he looks tired in there. Left hand and a big right hand upstairs lands for Chavez to end the round. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 60 Loriga 53

ROUND 7
Overhand right lands for Loriga along the ropes. Chavez stays there and continues to counter. Nice uppercut lands for Chavez. BIG right hand lands for Chavez...another 1-2 lands for Chavez and Loriga backs up to the corner. 1-2 lands on the inside for Chavez. Left hook lands for Chavez. Loriga lands an uppercut. Double left hook and a right hand lands for Chavez. Chavez dancing around in there...looking loose. Nice 1-2 from Chavez snaps the head back of Loriga. WOOOOO...BIG left hook from Chavez rocks the head again of Loriga. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 70 Loriga 62

ROUND 8
Chavez working behind his jab now. Loriga blast through with a right hand along the ropes. Chavez waves him in. 1-2 to the body lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a right hand. Chavez digs another 1-2 to the body. Chavez on his toes dancing around the ring. HARD left hook to the body lands for Chavez. Loriga lands a nice three-punch combo. Loriga lands a left and right along the ropes. Another 1-2 lands for Loriga. Right hand and a couple of uppercuts land for Loriga. Chavez not doing much for the last minute of the round. Left hook to the body lands for Chavez. Loriga doesn't like it. Another 1-2 lands for Chavez to end the round. Best round of the night for Loriga. Round to Loriga.

Chavez 79 Loriga 72

ROUND 9

Chavez lands an uppercut and a left to the body. Loriga lands a right hook upstairs. Another right hand lands for Loriga. And another. WOOOOOOOOO...HUGE straight right lands upstairs for Chavez and Loriga is hurt. Chavez lands another right and a left. Loriga tries to hold on. Left hook lands for Chavez. Uppercut lands for Chavez. Right hand lands for Chavez and Loriga is down. He took a knee. Loriga tries to get up at the count of nine, but it's too late. The ref counts him out.

Chavez KO9

THE WINNER BY WAY OF KO AT 1:47 OF ROUND 9...JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.

POSTFIGHT
"I was a lot happier with my performance tonight...I showed I can box a little bit," stated Chavez Jr. in regards to his performance. They invite Hector Camacho Jr. up to the ring. "I'm ready for him," Chavez Jr. continued. "This fight needs to happen," Camacho Jr. added.


CHAVEZ VS. NAZARETH

PREFIGHT
Nazareth comes out first to the sounds of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" as he sucks on a lollipop. Omar Chavez comes out next. He looks serious and focused.

ROUND 1
Chavez comes out firing a stiff jab. He towers over his opponent. Right hand from Nazareth is blocked. Chavez lands his jab. Left to the body lands for Chavez. Right hand over the top lands for Chavez. Uppercut and a right hand lands for Chavez. Wooooo...big right hand lands for Chavez. HARD left hook to the body lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands a left to the body. 1-2 lands for Nazareth. Chavez slips a couple of punches and lands another big right hand. Again, straight right lands down the pipe for Chavez. Right upstairs and a right to the body lands for Chavez to end the round. Round to Chavez.

Chavez 10 Nazareth 9

ROUND 2
Right to the body lands for Nazareth. Right hand upstairs lands for Nazareth. Chavez digs a left to the body. Nazareth answers with a 1-2 to the body of his own. Chavez lands a left and a short chopping right hand. Another left hook to the body lands for Chavez. 1-2 lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands a right. HARD 1-2 lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands a 1-2 of his own. They trade hooks to the body. Right hand lands for Chavez. 1-2 lands for Chavez. Nice left hook lands for Nazareth. Nazareth lands a right. Chavez lands an uppercut. Very close round. I give it to Chavez for landing the more telling shots.

Chavez 20 Nazareth 18

ROUND 3
Chavez looks a little unsteady on those legs...a little tired. Nazareth presses forward and lands a 1-2. Nice right hand lands for Chavez and Nazareth looks a little hurt. 1-2 lands for Chavez. Right hand lands for Chavez. Another right hand lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands an uppercut. Left hook lands for Chavez. Left to the body lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands an uppercut. Right hand lands for Chavez. Nazareth answers with a left of his own. Chavez gasping for air with his mouth wide open. 1-2 lands for Nazareth. Left hook to the body lands for Nazareth. 1-2 lands for Nazareth. HARD right hand lands for Chavez, but Nazareth lands a big one of his own. Another close round, but this time, I give it to Nazareth for landing more.

Chavez 29 Nazareth 28

ROUND 4
Nazareth lands a double left hook and a right hand. Chavez retreats to the ropes. Overhand right lands for Nazareth. Chavez lands a right. 1-2 lands for Nazareth. 1-2 lands for Chavez. Another 1-2 lands for Chavez. HARD right uppercut lands for Chavez. Straight right lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands a right hook. Right hand lands for Chavez. Another right lands for Chavez. Nazareth lands a right and an uppercut. Left hook lands for Nazareth. Chavez lands a hook of his own. HARD 1-2 lands for Chavez. Both men trade at the end of round. Another very close round. I give it to Nazareth for pressing the action.

Chavez 38 Nazareth 38

Official judges scorecards...

39-38, 39-37, 39-37

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...OMAR CHAVEZ

POSTFIGHT
Give the crowd some credit for booing the unanimous decision. The actually start chanting, "It's a sin! It's a sin! It's a sin!"


CAMACHO JR. VS. KOST

PREFIGHT
Camacho Jr. does a quick pre-fight interview and it's revealed that he's weighing at 163 lbs. (which I guess is a good thing since he weighed even more for his last fight). He lets everyone know that he wants a fight with Chavez Jr. Kenny Kost comes out first. He looks relatively relaxed considering he took the fight on short notice. Camacho Jr. comes out next dancing his way to the ring. He looks to be in good spirits as he continues to smile, sing and dance. Man, he looks REALLY out of shape.

ROUND 1
Kost lands a right to the body. Wooooo..nice, quick left hand lands upstairs for Camacho. Kost lands a right down the pipe. Kost lands a couple of jabs and another right to the body. HARD straight left from Camacho knocks Kost backwards. Kost lands another right. Jab to the body lands for Kost. Left cross lands for Kost. Right hand down the pipe lands for Kost. Camacho doing too much waiting around. Round to Kost who simply outworked Camacho.

Kost 10 Camacho 9

ROUND 2
Camacho working his jab and lands a left. Left to the body lands for Camacho and he grabs Kost. Kost lands a right. Camacho holds on. Camacho lands a left, but Kost answers with a right to the body. Jab lands for Camacho. WOOOOOOOOOOOO....BIG straight left from Camacho floors Kost. He's up. He takes the count. Camacho jumps in and lands another left. Another left hand lands for Camacho. Kost holds on. Now Kost lands a right down the pipe. 1-2 lands for Camacho. Kost digs a couple shots to the body. Round to Camacho.

Kost 18 Camacho 19

ROUND 3
Kost lands a right to the body. Camacho lands a short right hook. Left hand down the pipe lands again for Camacho. Kost jumps in and lands a left hook. Another short right hook lands for Camacho. Right hand lands for Kost. Camacho rakes him with a right hook upstairs. HARD left hook to the body lands for Camacho and Kost is hurt. He takes a knee. He's up at eight. Camacho jumps on him. Camacho lands a right and a left. Left hand lands upstairs for Camacho to end the round. Round to Camacho.

Kost 26 Camacho 29

ROUND 4
Short counter right hook lands for Camacho. Kost misses with a left. Camacho lands a jab. 1-2 lands for Camacho and they clinch. Some slight boos from the crowd. Kost lands a right to the body. Left hand down the pipe lands for Camacho. 1-2 to the body lands for Camacho. Kost lands a left upstairs. Fairly uneventful round for Camacho and the boos begin to rain down.

Kost 35 Camacho 39

ROUND 5
Kost lands a right to the body. Another right to the body. Now Kost lands a right upstairs. Camacho just taking his time and firing one shot at a time. Left hand upstairs lands for Camacho. Kost lands his own left upstairs. 1-2 lands for Camacho. Left and a right hook lands for Kost. Jab and a right lands for Kost. Kost digs a right to the body. Camacho not doing much in this round. Now Camacho digs a left to the body. Right hand upstairs lands for Kost. Camacho lands a right hook upstairs. Round to Kost who outworked Camacho in this one.

Kost 45 Camacho 48

ROUND 6
Camacho comes out more active and works the body. HARD straight left down the pipe lands for Camacho. Kost lands a couple of left hooks upstairs. Uppercut and a hard right hook to the body lands for Camacho. Another uppercut and body shot lands for Camacho. Kost lands a right upstairs. They trade right hooks. Kost lands an uppercut. Jab lands for Camacho. Kost rakes him with a hook. Uppercut and a right hand lands for Camacho. Round to Camacho.

Kost 54 Camacho 58

ROUND 7
Camacho lands a jab to the body. 1-2 lands for Kost. They trade uppercuts on the inside. Right hand lands for Kost and Camacho loses his mouthpiece. Kost land a right and a left hook. Camacho holds on. Now Camacho tries to lean in with his head and the ref gives him a quick warning. Left hand lands for Camacho. Hard right hand down the pipe lands for Kost. Camacho holds on. Left hook lands for Kost. Camacho holds on. Round to Kost.

Kost 64 Camacho 67

ROUND 8
Kost lands a right to the body. Left hook lands for Kost. Right hand lands for Kost. Camacho holds on. 1-2 lands for Camacho. Right and a left lands for Kost. Counter left hand lands for Camacho. Best shot of the round as Kost's knees buckled. Straight left lands for Camacho. Nice right hook lands for Kost at the end of the round. Fairly uneventful round. I give it to Camacho for landing the most telling shot.

Kost 73 Camacho 77

Some confusion from the corner of Kost who thinks this is a ten round fight when it was only scheduled for eight rounds.

Official judges scorecares...

78-74, 79-71, 79-71

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...HECTOR CAMACHO JR.


SALIDO VS. ACOSTA

PREFIGHT
Acosta comes out first to the sounds of Daddy Yankee. He looks anxious to get the fight started. Salido comes out next. He looks focused and intense.

ROUND 1
Salido comes charging out to Acosta and backs him up to his corner. Right hand lands for Acosta. Salido presses forward as Acosta retreats to the ropes. Left hand to the body lands for Salido. 1-2 lands for Acosta. Right hand upstairs lands for Salido. They trade jabs. Two left hands and a HARD right uppercut land for Salido. Another left hook lands for Salido. Salido finding a home for that left hook as he lands yet another. 1-2 lands for Salido. Acosta holds on. Round to Salido.

Salido 10 Acosta 9

ROUND 2
Both men come out trading jabs. Left to the body lands for Salido. 1-2 lands for Acosta. Acosta digs a right and a left to the body. Jab from Acosta keeping Salido from getting inside. Acosta digs another 1-2 to the body. Salido lands an overhand right. Another overhand right lands for Salido...and another. Acosta looks shaky. Two big right hands from Salido snap the head of Acosta. Uppercut and a left hand lands for Salido. Close round with Acosta winning the first half and Salido winning the second. I give it to Salido for landing the harder shots.

Salido 20 Acosta 18

ROUND 3

1-2 lands for Salido to start the round. Acosta retreats to the ropes. They clinch. Salido continues to walk him down. Right hand lands for Acosta. Salido lands a left. Nice four-punch combo lands for Salido. 1-2 lands for Salido. Acosta digs a right to the body. Uppercut and a short right hand lands for Salido. Another 1-2 lands for Salido. HARD right hand lands for Salido. The crowd begins to chant, "Mexico! Mexico! Mexico!" Acosta lands a nice right hand down the pipe. 1-2 to the body lands for Acosta. Round to Salido.

Salido 30 Acosta 27

ROUND 4

Salido comes out and works the body. Acosta lands a slow right hand upstairs. Salido digs a few more shots to the body. Acosta retreats to the ropes. 1-2 lands for Salido. Acosta focusing more on defense than offense. Right hand lands for Salido. Acosta lands a left to the body. Left and a right to the body lands for Acosta. HARD left to the body and a HARDER right upstairs lands for Salido. Nice left to the body lands for Salido. Acosta doesn't like it. Salido lets his hands go along the ropes. Left and a right lands for Salido. That's it. Acosta's corner jumps in to stop the fight.

Salido TKO4

THE WINNER BY WAY OF TKO AT 2:39 OF ROUND 4...ORLANDO SALIDO


CONCEPCION VS. DANIELS

PREFIGHT
Both fighters are in the ring to start the night. Daniels looks focused. Concepcion looks confident. He smiles to the crowd during the introductions.

ROUND 1
Concepcion lands a quick jab upstairs. HARD right to the body lands for Concepcion. Daniels looks cautious. Left hand lands upstairs again for Concepcion and they clinch. Right to the body from Concepcion has Daniels backing up. Now Daniels lands a right to the body and they clash heads. Looping overhand right lands for Concepcion. Daniels lands his jab. Both men just missing out of range. Right hand lands for Daniels. HARD left hand lands for Concepcion. Nice 1-2 to the body lands for Concepcion to end the round. Round to Concepcion.

Concepcion 10 Daniels 9

ROUND 2

Nice jab lands for Concepcion. Daniels retreats to the ropes. Hard body shot lands for Concepcion. Daniels lands an overhand right. 1-2 lands for Daniels. They clinch. Right hand upstairs lands for Concepcion. HARD left hook lands for Daniels and Concepcion holds on. Daniels digs a couple left hands to the body. WOOOOOOOOOOO....short right hand lands for Concepcion and Daniels is down. He's up. He takes the count. Concepcion jumps on him and lets his hands go. HUGE right hand and a left hook lands. Another BIG right hook lands while Daniels just covers up. That's it. The ref has seen enough and stops it.

Concepcion TKO2

THE WINNER BY WAY OF TKO AT 2:42 OF ROUND 2....BERNABE CONCEPCION



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