Jamie Cox defeats Ferenc Albert by 1st round TKO
By Scott Gilfoid: A fleshy looking #8 WBO super middleweight contender Jamie Cox (20-0, 12 KOs) came out fast in going right hook crazy in scoring a 1st round knockout over 22-year-old Ferenc Albert (20-8, 9 KOs) on Saturday night to retain his WBO European super middleweight title at the National Stadium, in Dublin, Ireland.
Cox, 29, twice dropped Albert with hooks to the head. Alberto attempted to get up after the 2nd knockdown, but he collapsed back down on the canvas without being able to make it to his feet. Veteran referee Mickey Vann then halted the fight at 1:08 of the 1st round.
Albert had a swollen left cheek by the end of the fight due to the hard right hooks he kept eating from the southpaw Cox.
For Cox, it was his third 1st round knockout in his last four rights, which kind of tells you a lot about the opposition he’s been facing lately. Cox’s career has kind of been suspended animation since his controversial 12 round decision win over Obodai Sai in 2011. I’m starting to wonder if there’s a failure to launch here. I mean, Cox doesn’t look any better to me than he was back then in 2011. The only difference is he’s almost 30 now, and he’s facing gaud awful opposition instead of moving forward with his career.
“That’s a hat-trick of first round knockouts, no one can doubt my power at this weight,” Said Cox bragged. “If that was with Smith or Fielding in there tonight they’d have been knocked out as well. The winner out of those two is not the best in the country and the public know it, I’ll have too much power for them, I’m the best and when I get my chance I’ll prove it.”
It’s hard to understand what Cox is waiting for in terms of his career. He needs to start fighting guys with a pulse instead of the weak opposition he’s been fighting. If he wants to get a world title fight before he ages out, then he needs to stop fighting the 3rd tier opposition and face some quality guys. If he’s not good enough, which I think will be the case, then at least he’ll know and won’t have to waste anymore time in boxing. He can look for some kind of other line of work. Based on how Cox looked tonight, I think he would have been destroyed by all of the super middleweight champions in the division, as well as all the middleweight champs.
If Cox wants to be able to compete with the better fighters, then he’s going to need to show more variety with his punches. I mean, he was throwing pretty much nothing but right hooks. His left arm seemed to be undeveloped, as there was no power in those shots when he did throw them. It was all right hand stuff from Cox. He needs to work on both hands, and come up with different punches for his arsenal. What happens when he eventually faces someone who knows how to block a right hook?
The loss for the Hungarian Alberto halts a 10-fight winning streak he had going for him. His last defeat was to a fighter named Jan Meiser in February of this year.
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