Cannon Adams blasts out Duversonne

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WBC #10 middleweight Brandon “Cannon” Adams (22-3, 14 KOs) scored a second round TKO over late sub Sonny Duversonne (11-3-2, 8 KOs) on Thursday night in the parking lot of the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. Adams, winner of Season 5 of The Contender series, rocked Duversonne with a left hook, then landed a series of unanswered punches to get a referee’s stoppage. Time was 1:40.

“My game plan stayed the same from the beginning – to seek and destroy,” said Adams. “I wanted to come out and win and it didn’t matter who was put in front of me.”

In other action:

Unbeaten welterweight Gor Yeritsyan (14-0, 12 KOs) battered veteran Mahonri “Ruso” Montes (36-10-1, 25 KOs) until referee Jack Reiss halted the action at :18 of round six.

Unbeaten welterweight Brian Ceballo (12-0, 6 KOs) outpointed Larry Gomez (10-2, 8 KOs) over ten workmanlike rounds. Scores were 96-93, 98-91, 99-90. Gomez was deducted a point in round ten for repeatedly losing his mouthpiece. Ceballo claimed the vacant WBO Inter-Continental title.

Female heavyweight Danielle Perkins (2-0, 1 KO) scored a fifth round TKO over Princess Hairston (1-1, 1 KO).

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  • Ceballo was slick and was a better boxer than Gomez. I see a couple of things that he needs to work on. Many of his punches were arm punches without a lot behind them. He seemed to just touch Gomez with many of those shots and they just didn’t have any steam behind them. He really needs to punch through the target rather than at it. I see this as a major issue when he faces better competition. He probably needs to watch some film of Naoya Inoue to see what punching through a target means.

    I also don’t like the way he flips his wrist and glove before landing his left hooks. Those hooks are more like slaps than actual punches. He needs to snap the wrist just before landing and not flip it like a slap. The way he’s throwing them, they just don’t have much effect even when they land cleanly.

    He’ll need to learn how to punch harder if he is to advance to a higher level. He never hurt Gomez over the entire 10 rounds. Gomez’s punches were harder and looked to have a lot of steam behind them. He just didn’t land cleanly on many of them.

    It was a good fight, hard-fought by both fighters. Ceballo is polished and has potential to get better, but he really needs to throw harder and give the opponent something to be concerned about during the fight.

  • I was impressed by Yeritsyan. His punches have some sting behind them, he uses his jab extremely well, and mixes softer shots with some really hard ones. He probably should have gone to the body more, but Montes was so easy to hit that he headhunted most of the time. He beat Ceballo in the amateurs and I can see why. He throws punches like he means to hurt the opponent. Of the two, I like Yeritsyan better. Ceballo is a good boxer and fights with poise, but his punches just have no pop.

    As for Adams, he was extremely impressive. I watched Duversonne give Chordale Booker a tough fight and was dominating at the end. He spent too much time on the ropes in this fight and Adams just teed off on him. Adams has improved greatly since I watched him in his earlier fights. He’s mobile, throws hard shots, and is a hard man to discourage. I can see why he went the distance with Jermall Charlo.

    I would have loved to see him against Bohachuk, the original scheduled fighter. I hope they make that fight early next year. I anticipate a war in that matchup.

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