Woodhaven, NY-January 10, 2013
I Had the pleasure of attending the card of Greg Cohen Promotions last evening and saw some great bouts.
First fight was four rounds with a pro debut by Carlos Nieves against Anthony Smith 0-1. Unfortunately Carlos had a slow start and did not throw enough punches so the card ended with a winner by decision and the fight went to Anthony Smith. Smith was definitely more prepared for the fight and after the fight I spoke with Nieves who had to admit he has a lot going on in his personal life and he was not prepared. It was an emotional ending for his night.
The Second bout four round fight between Glenford Nickey 0-0-1 vs Benjamin Burgos 1-1 Nickey who had Junior Jones in his corner for the fight won by decision. Both fighters looked good but Burgos could not get in where he wanted to and looked frustrated many times. All in all a great four rounds of pure boxing. Nickey deserved the win hands down.
Third fight was Danny Gonzalez 1-0 vs. Bernal Ayers 0-2. Both came to fight but Gonzalez dominated this fight. Four rounds and winner by unanimous decision was Gonzalez. He is definitely an up and coming fighter to keep your eye on. I look forward to seeing more from Gonzalez.
The co-main event was Antoine Douglas 2-0 and Stanley Harvey 1-2. It was over as fast as it started. Douglas came into that ring and just swung until Harvey had no idea what was happening and could not protect himself. Nose bleeding and confused, the ref stopped the fight giving Douglas a TKO in round one.
The main event between Joe Green 24-1 and Clavin Odum 15-12 was a great fight with lots of punches and steady pace. Greene controlled most of the fight, looking sharp and on his game. I did sense he thought Odum would have been a KO but after eight rounds Odum was still standing and in the fight. Greene is a solid fighter all around. The crowd was extremely passionate about Greene and his win and he has a lot of talent in his corner.
Green is looking forward to getting back on television and more meaningful fights. The last time we saw Green, it was on the Miguel Cotto-Yuri Foreman undercard at Yankee Stadium where he lost a decision to Vanes Martirosyan.