Boxer urges opponent to fight and quickly gets knocked cold for his trouble
It's hard not to admire Miguel Zuniga's desire, or his gumption. It's his technique, though, that could stand a bit of work.
Zuniga was fighting Daquan Arnett in the co-main event of a card at the BB&T Center on Saturday. In the fifth round, Zuniga had Arnett pinned against the ropes and was scoring well. He landed a couple of body shots as well as three good right hands to the head.
Zuniga, who entered the bout with a 10-1 record, got an adrenaline rush from his success. He took a step back from Arnett -- never a great idea when you're landing quality punches -- and urged Arnett to come toward him to fight.
Arnett, a 20-year old from Winter Park, Fla., who entered the super welterweight bout with a 10-0 record, did as Zuniga asked. He stepped forward and fought.
That was the part of the scheduled eight-round bout that Zuniga would like to have over.
Arnett obliged and after blocking a couple of punches from Zuniga, connected with a solid left hook that put Zuniga down. Referee Frank Santore Jr. stopped the bout and gave the win to Arnett.
As for Zuniga, he'll return home to Tijuana, Mexico, with his second loss on his record and a heck of a lot more wisdom. Y! SPORTS
Jagbender's battle of the bulge The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living
it's certainly not the sport it used to be decades ago. I used to be an avid boxing fan, used to watch every HBO, Showtime, PPV event etc. it's been a good decade since I've really watched boxing. Heavyweights running from fights and hiding, and jackasses like Roy Jones Jr rapping before his event, fucking ridiculous.
turned me off of the sport completely.
William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.
The heavyweight division does suck ass, royally. The super heavys ruined the division. The lighter weights are where the excitement is, but the lighter weights do have their fair share of assholes though.