Williams, Margacheato win boring decisions

It was a busy boxing weekend with two key cards. One featured the return of Antonio “Hands of Stone” Margacheato against Roberto Garcia. The other was between Kermit Cintron versus Paul Williams. Both fights were at the super welterweight division.
Michael Farenas, the prodigy of Gerry Penalosa, fought in the undercard of the Margarito-Garcia fight but lost. Farenas fought well in the first couple of rounds against Marlon Aguilar of Nicaragua. He was hitting his opponents with good body shots. I liked the attack because the Nicaraguan was visibly bothered by the body shots.
Inexplicably, Farenas stopped his attack in the fourth round. He let Aguilar dictate the tempo of the fight by allowing him to fight in the pocket when Farenas was having tons of success when he fought at a distance. Farenas lost via wide unanimous decision; two point deductions from the referee didn’t help. He is now 1-1-1 in his last three fights.
In the main event, Margarito won a lackluster decision over Garcia. I don’t know why people still support him. He was caught red-handed and he pinned it all on his trainer and offered no apologies whatsoever. He said the win vindicated him? Does his team even know what vindicated means? Sheesh.

In the other big fight, Williams won a bizarre technical decision over Cintron. In the fourth round, Williams lost his balance took Cintron with him. Cintron fell through the ropes, hit his head on one of the monitors, then fell to the floor. He was brought out of the arena via stretcher.

There was confusion with what the result of the fight was. The people in the ring didn’t know if they would follow the ABC rules or the rules of the California Athletic Commission. If the former was used, then the bout would be declared as no decision as the ABC rules dictate that four rounds must be completed for a fight to be declared as official. In the latter, only three rounds are needed.
In the end, they all agreed that the California rules must be followed so the judges scored the fourth round and the fight went to a decision. Williams scored a split decision victory.
The weekend of boxing left more questions than answers. Williams called out Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao but a fight between any of the two seem far-fetched. It was supposed to be a big night for boxing but the matches turned out to be duds. Hopefully, next week’s fight between Paulie Malignaggi and Amir Khan does not disappoint.

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