Stumbled onto it
last noche a super/ middleweight affair between
one Dyah Ali Davis (son of past Olympian Howard
Davis) battling with Francisco Sierra in the
impressed, but to their credit, both gave it
their best. Davis displayed better technique
while Francisco, the bigger of the two, kept his
opponent honest with a repetitive straight right
hand that rarely found the target.
In style, this
one took me back decades ago to my school years
in good ol' B'klyn, USA - like watching a school
yard disagreement - yes, Davis had the better
skills, but played it too close to the vest to
take advantage of mucho opportunities.
On the other
hand, Sierra never used the height-reach
advantage, (must have cut too many gym classes), the jab could well have set up the celebrated
right hand. But not to be.
It goes the full
ten candles to a majority draw, Davis 98-92,
95-95-95-95 - my unofficial saw it Davis 96-94
in points and 6-4 under round by round method.
Davis (18-2-1, 9
KOs) ~ age 23 - good defense is an asset when
set on counter punching mode -- just as
effective boxing opposed to running -- young
enough to upgrade the skills. For now, in need
of crash course in counter -punching department.
Sierra ( 23-3, 21
KOs) ~ age 29 -- off last noche's performance
when having all the physical advantages, I can't
help but wonder where them 21 KO wins came from?
One-dimensional in technique -- repeatedly
tosses a straight right hand from left field.
The infrequent jabs could have been the key to
easy night work. Too wound up at age 29 to see a
future at super-middle or light heavy.
Maywood, California sounds like ideal location
for the fight -- old Pat Russell had tough
assignment breaking clinches with both fighters
at times looking like entangled closet hangers.
Barry Tompkins, on semi-retirement from earlier
days working name TV commentary had a good