Houstonian Pugilist Robbed

Despite a split decision draw on HBO’s primetime boxing against reigning super featherweight title holder, Marco Antonio Barrera, Houstonian Rocky Juarez appeared to this fight fan to be the clear winner. Barrera outboxed Juarez in the early rounds but to no avail. Although he landed more punches, they were weak and ineffective compared to the bombs dropped by Juarez. In the later rounds, it was all Rocky Juarez as the youngster’s tenacious attacks left Barrera gasping for air and holding on for dear life.

In the end, the judges must have been watching another fight as they saw fit to rule the bout a draw. The draw means that Marco Antonio Barrera retains his title and Juarez gains only the respect of the boxing world.

Rocky Juarez & Marco Antonio Barrera

Congratulations to the hometown hero, Rocky Juarez for beating the champ regardless of the decision.

2 Comments so far

  1. Marc Brubaker (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 12:15 am

    Pugilist is such a fantastic word.


  2. Chris Doelle (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 12:43 am

    I agree… it sounds so much cooler than boxer or fighter.



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