Post Fight Analysis – ESPN Friday Night Fights Dallas defeats Gonzalez
By Brian Grammer
February 17, 2012- Lightweight Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) got back on the winning track by overwhelming a disappointing Miguel Gonzalez (20-3, 15 KOs), securing a unanimous 10 round decision.
Dallas used bodywork to his advantage throughout the contest, tying up Gonzalez with one hand, while banging away with the other. Early in the bout, Dallas was warned twice for low blows and although he landed a few more on the border, the young fighter never was docked a point.
The early rounds were dominated by Dallas’ heavy bodywork while Gonzalez never could get on track. There was a clash of heads in the 2nd that opened a nasty gash over the left eye of Dallas, but it was well taken care of by his corner for the rest of the bout.
Gonzalez never could live up to the nickname of “Silky Smooth”, but reports of a left hand in a cast up to as recently as 2 weeks ago could have had an effect on his conditioning and power.
Judge’s scorecards 100-90, 100-90, 100-89. FNPP had it 99-91.
Estrada vs. Woods
Super middleweight Shawn Estrada (14-0, 12 KOs) blew up his opponent, Terrance Woods (9-4, 6 KOs), battering him around the ring, and the scale, stepping on and weighing in originally at 196 pounds, winning a unanimous decision.
Through some creative contract work and a very liberal Texas commission, the fight went on with Woods weighing in at 177 pounds and Estrada re-weighing at 192, just making the 15 pound difference allowed in Texas for fights at or above light heavyweight.
Estrada was never in any danger in this contest, although the added weight did slow him down, but Woods never was in this contest. Uppercuts on the inside and big straight right hands rained down on the very tough Woods throughout the fight.
FNPP scored the contest at 79-72. Official scores were 76-74, 80-72 and 80-72.