Ponce de Leon wins unanimous decision over Lock!
By Sam Gregory: In the second fight on tonight’s undercard southpaw Daniel Ponce de Leon 39-2 with 32 KO’s fought another southpaw Cornelius Lock 19-5-1 with 12 KO’s in a scheduled 10 round fight in the featherweight division.
Early in the fight Ponce de Leon landed several hard combinations to the body of Lock taking a commanding lead from the start. Ponce de Leon has always been known for his high output of punches and he didn’t disappoint the Compubox punch counters in this fight. From the second round on Ponce de Leon’s punch count grew to a record high number.
Through the first three rounds Ponce de Leon worked a hard stiff jab that dictated the pace of the fight. On the unofficial scorecard Ponce de Leon won all three rounds. At the end of the fourth round Ponce de Leon suffered a cut over his left eye.
Going into the fifth round Ponce de Leon was clearly in control of the fight using his stiff sharp jab. But midway through the round Lock appeared to be turning the fight around landing his jab followed with left hooks to the body. It wasn’t enough to win the round and Ponce de Leon had five rounds in the book.
In the sixth round Lock traded punches with Ponce de Leon but the Mexican was much faster with his combinations and Lock was just outboxed the entire first half of the fight.
Between rounds the unofficial scorecard had Ponce de Leon winning six rounds to none.
Round seven was probably the best exchange of punches for both fighters but again Ponce de Leon outlanded his opponent and continued winning rounds.
It was only in the ninth round that Lock did enough to pull out a round but it was clearly too little too late.
After the tenth and final round the fight went to the judge’s scorecards: 96-94 twice and 97-93 all for the winner by unanimous decision Daniel Ponce de Leon.
Ponce de Leon improved his record to 39-2 with 32 KO’s while Cornelius Lock fell to 19-5-1with 12 KO’s
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