Kentikian Destroys Goodson
By Jim Dower: Undefeated WBA Female flyweight/ WIBF Womens International Boxing Federation flyweight Suzi Kentikian (20-0, 15 KOs) successfully defended her titles with a 3rd round stoppage of challenger Sarah Goodson (26-16-1, 4 KOs) on Friday night at the Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, in Hamburg, Germany. Kentikian, 20, hurt Goodson with a series of a body shots in the 3rd round, prompting for referee Mikael Hook to move in and stop the one-sided bout at 0:57 of the 3rd round.
The fight was never close, for Goodson, 34, naturally fights two divisions below Kentikian as a minimumweight and appeared to have bulked up to make weight for the fight, with most of the weight appearing to be fat judging by the generous coat of fat around the midsection of Goodson. Though Kentikian was only three inches taller than Goodson at 5’1″, Kentikian seemed much more muscular and powerful than Goodson.
In the first round, Kentikian opened up with jabs on the outside, moving a lot and making it difficult for Goodson to land her own shots. Near the end of the round, Kentikian landed a big right hand to the head of Goodson, who took the shot but looked a little unsteady.
In the second round, Goodson came out throwing wild right hands and missing badly. She continued attempt to land right hands through much of the round, but badly missing as he seemed to throw the punches with her eyes closed, causing the punches to miss by as much as a foot. She looked badly amateurish in comparison to Kentikian, who landed effectively with right hands and combinations through much of the round. Kentikian used a lot of side to side to side movement, looking for openings, and then exploding with left-right combinations.
In the third round, Kentikian began throwing mostly body shots, landing hard hooks to the body. After one particularly hard right hand to the body, Goodson bent forward holding her midsection, and completely defenseless. The referee, however, failed to take notice and the action continued as Kentilian landed several more hard shots to the body, ending with another hard right to the body. This punch caused Goodson to double over in pain. This time the referee stepped in and halted the one-sided slaughter as Goodson was in agony, bleeding from the right side corner of her eye and in pain from the body shots.