QUILLIN WINS TITLE WITH 6 KNOCKDOWN PERFORMANCE
Alexander tops Bailey via decision
Peter Qullin W12 Hassan N'Dam... Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin broke down in tears after winning the WBO middleweight title from Hassan N'Dam by unanimous decision. It was a great fight with the previously undefeated N'Dam winning several rounds AFTER suffering five knockdowns (four were official knockdowns, the first of the five, in which the ropes held up N'Dam, went unscored). N'dam survived a disastrous fourth round in which he was knocked down three times, twice officially. After a competitive fifth round, Quillin scored two more knockdowns in the sixth but N'Dam somehow had a great seventh round and settled into a nice groove, winning rounds seven through ten. But N'Dam did nothing in the eleventh. As N'Dam pressed forward in the twelfth for one last stab at saving his WBO title, Quillin caught him for two more knockdowns to clinch a world title belt on his first try. All three official scores were 115-107. (Sergio Martinez remains the true world middleweight champion). source: scott shaffer @ringside
Devon Alexander W12 Randall Bailey...
In the first world title fight of the Brooklyn show, Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) defeated Randall Bailey (43-8, 37 KOs) to become the IBF welterweight titlist. [It was a dull fight in which Bailey offered little resistance, threw few punches, and surrendered his title meekly, perhaps troubled by back problems that caused this fight to be postponed from the original date]. Alexander has now collected titles in two weight classes [but didn't put on a pound-for-pound type performance last night]. The judges scored the fight 115-111, 116-110 and 117-109. source: showtime press release
Dmitriy Salita W6 Brandon Hoskins... Fighting in his hometown of Brooklyn, Dmitriy Salita landed plenty of clean shots but could not put Brandon Hoskins down. Still, Salita easily beat the Missouri native by unanimous decision. Official scores for this welterweight bout (for which Salita came in slightly over the weight limit) were 60-54 and 59-55 (twice). source: scott shaffer @ringside