WBO number two ranked, heavyweight contender David Tua, 51-3-2, 43 KO’s and former world heavyweight title challenger Monte Barrett, 34-9-1, 20 KO’s fought to a twelve round draw this past Saturday night at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Tua was the aggressor, but was unable to really mount any type of attack throughout the bout in a fight that saw Tua looking every bit of his 37 years old by running out of steam and was deducted a point for throwing Barrett to the canvas in the twelfth round by referee Randy Neumann. Shortly after, Barrett dropped Tua for the first time in his career before the bell rang. In the end the judges saw it 113-113, 113-113 and 115-111 for Tua. This pretty much ends the comeback of David Tua who at one time, was a real threat to be the next big thing in the heavyweight division.
Current WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley, 25-0, 11 KO’s made his march North to the welterweight division to face previously unbeaten Luis Carlos Abregu, 29-0, 23 KO’s in a twelve round match at the Agua Caliente Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. Bradley as he done in most of fights to date, was totally in charge and when the scorecards were read, he showed just how dominant he is with scores of 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112 . Bradley is showing his has a chance to beat Manny Pacquaio at welterweight if he can find the key to keep Pacquiao off of him.
Junior Middleweight Alfredo Angulo, 19-1, 16 KO’s easily dismantled former WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Joachim Alcine, 32-2-1, 19 KO’ s in the first round when Referee Lou Moret called the bout off at 2:59 with Angulo punishing a badly hurt Alcine on the ropes.
WBC/WBO Bantamweight Champion Fernando Montiel, 43-2-2, 33 KO’s) scored a devastating 3rd round KO over former interim super flyweight titlist Rafael Concepcion, 14-5-2, 8 KO’s at the Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Montiel dropped Concepcion twice in round two, then put him down out for good in round three.