Kennedy had to bite down to beat Collado
PHILADELPHIA (August 27, 2013)—This past Saturday night at Ballys in Atlantic City, former world title challenger Teon Kennedy literally had to bite down deep as he had to fight through a broken jaw to pound out a ten round Jr. Lightweight bout that highlighted a great night of boxing promoted by Peltz Boxing.
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Collado fought well over the first half of the fight and seemed to build an early lead on the scorecards. Kennedy, who suffered a cut over his left eye and then later he started spitting large amounts of blood out of his mouth showed a lot of heart as he fought back and begin to get the better of the action in the later rounds. Kennedy was later diagnosed with a fractured jaw and has since had surgery.
Kennedy, who was fighting for the 2nd time as a Jr. Lightweight won by scores of 98-92, 96-94 and 96-94. After mending his broken jaw, Kennedy believes he is just a couple fights away from fighting a second attempt at a world title.
With the win, Kennedy is now 19-2-2. Collado is 13-3.
In the eight round co-feature, DeCarlo Perez scored a hard fought unanimous decision over Jamar Freeman In a Jr. Middleweight bout.
It was a good back and forth battle that had some solid two-way action but it was Perez’ activity that helped propel him to the victory by scores of 78-74, 77-75 and 77-75 to raise his record 11-2-1. Freeman is now 9-2-2.
In six round bouts, Rafael Montalvo (3-4, 3 KO’s) scored a fifth round stoppage over Jose Javier Calderon (4-3, 4 KO’s) in a Welterweight bout.
Ismael Garcia (6-0, 3 KO’s) got his third consecutive stoppage win when he took out Michael Sunkett (1-3, 1 KO) in two rounds.
In four round bouts:
Nathaniel Rivas had a successful pro debut when he scored a unanimous decision over Carlos Nieves (0-6) in a Welterweight bout.
Good looking Jr. Lightweight prospect Anthony Burgin (5-0, 1 KO) scored a unanimous decision over Jose Del Valle (1-3-2)
Dan Valykeo (3-0) remained undefeated with a close majority decision over Brian Donahue (2-5-1) in a Cruiserweight bout.
Mark Rideout (4-0, 1 KO) opened up the show with a 2nd round stoppage over Aaron Leonard (0-1-1) in a battle of Philadelphia Heavyweights
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