Jonathan Guzman vs. Rodolfo Hernandez:
(Super Bantamweight — 8 Rounds)
Jonathan King Salomon Guzman enters the ring wearing red, white & blue as the Dominican says a prayer in a neutral corner before the fight. Hernandez is wearing blue trunks with yellow trim.
Guzman comes out throwing big power hooks and FoFo Hernandez keeping his shots a bit more short and straight. Big right to the body sends FoFo down, he gets up and goes down again from another right to the body. FoFo gets up and they start brawling with FoFo’s back against the ropes. Wow what a round!!
In another terrific round that has this New York crowd buzzing. Guzman continues to pound the body but being a bit more cautious. Both boxers start going to toe-to-toe and Hernandez catches Guzman with a monster right hand that drops Guzman. Guzman really hurt now, but manages to beat the count and gets saved by the bell. What a fight!!
Both combatants doing good work and stealing the show. Guzman now catches FoFo with a left to the head that rocks him. FoFo somehow recovers and keeps punching. Guzman lands another terrific combination with the key punch being a left to the body. FoFo’s heart wanted to continue but his body couldn’t anymore as Guzman wins by third round KO.
DIAZ said after the fight:
“I am very happy to have returned to the winning route. I showed that I don’t only know how to brawl. I also know how to box very well. Before, what I wanted was to give fans wars to entertain them, but I learned that I can also give good, entertaining fights by boxing well. ”
“Being calmer than usual was part of the plan. When you face high-level fighters, you have to add more tools to your arsenal, and that’s what I’ve learned with Freddie Roach. I used to be a good fastball pitcher. Now, in addition to the fastball, I learned to throw curves and sliders. ”
“I want to fight again for a world title. I want to face the best. And I’m willing to face anyone to achieve my dream of becoming a world champion. ”
Congratulations Jonathan King Salomon Guzman!!!
Photo courtesy of Jimmy Ayash