Clarkson Stops Nunez With Fourth Round Stoppage
It was the 30th anniversary of the The Real Estate Council Foundation's Fight Night in Dallas, Texas and each year it keeps getting better and better. This year, not only was the WBC Continental Cruiserweight belt on the line, but another super boxing guest was in attendance. In the past, boxing promoter Stephen T. Crosson has brought in boxing greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran and George Forman. This year was no exception because the Boxing Hall Of Fame' WBC/WBA and IBF middleweight champion of the world, "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler was ringside.
In the main event, Samuel "the Main Event" Clarkson (21-4, 13 KO's) from Cedar Hill, Texas knew coming into this fight that he had to get back on the winning column to eventually get another title shot that got away from him last year.
Prior to the fight, Clarkson's training camp included sparring with the likes of Michael Hunter, Adrian Taylor and Badou Jack.
Before the match, fireworks were expected from Clarkson and in the first round he delivered a blast to the body of the veteran Milton Nunez (35-19, 31 KO's) that temporarily put him on the Canvas. After taking the count from referee Laurence Cole, Nunez continued the fight and held on as Clarkson continued to land the best punches before the bell sounded.
After continued pounding of Nunez in the second and third rounds, Nunez had had enough. After the end of the third round, Nunez failed to return to the circled square and the fight was officially stopped by TKO at ten seconds of the beginning of the fourth round.
In the Co-Main event, a boxing clinic, Mexican Style, was put on by Junior Welterweight Luis Alberto Hernandez (12-0, 11 KO's) against Julio Cesar Sanchez (11-2, 6KO's). Although the game Sanchez occasionally landed a good punch or two, welterweight Hernandez walked right through them and his opponent.
Canelo could have learned a few things from Hernandez, because Hernandez never took a step backward and never tired the entire fight. He was relentless as he pursued Sanchez around the ring in every round, and it appeared he was not on any enhancing drug.
Hernandez dropped the game Sanchez in the fourth and twice in the fifth round before referee Neal Young stepped in to stop the action before things got out of hand. The TKO victory by the talented Hernandez was officially at 1:47 of the fifth round as he kept his undefeated record intact. Keep an eye on this special boxer from Chihuahua, Mexico because he will show you how the sweet science should be In The Ring.
In the second fight of the night, welterweight Terry Chapwood (7-0, 4KO's) took on the tough but outclassed Erick Bossler (5-3, 4KO's). The much taller Chapwood was able to use his jab and keep Bossler on the outside for most of the fight. But in the eighth round, after forcing the fight for most of the rounds, Bossler landed a huge left hook that sent the tall Chapwood to the canvas. It was a good punch but it was not enough to keep Chapwood from getting up. Bossler then tried his best to finish off Chapwood, but it was to no avail and a little bit too late. Chapwood kept his distance in the final round and went on win by unanimous decision, 79-73, 78-73 twice.