Post by Martin Peters on Dec 8, 2008 8:56:06 GMT -5
Haven't watched the whole fight yet (it's on Youtube) but I went to the fifth round knockdown and found it a bit odd...looked like a punch to the back of the head as Oliveras was turning (or was turned?) around...Anyway, she didn't seem too hurt to me. But I've been wrong before!
Marcela Acuna won by a unanimous decision over Alejandra Oliveras to unify the WBA and WBC titles at Luna Park.
Judges scores were 97-93, 95-94 and 98-91.
NO WAY did Acuna win that fight. At best it was a 4-2-4 Oliveras fight.
Youtube has a second angle video up that shows round 5 knockdown to be clearly to the back of the head. Worse, Oliveras was already stumbling forward, off balance when she was hit on the back of the head. No way was round 5 a 10-8 Acuna round.
Most of the fight, Oliveras slugged from too far away, Acuna watched...and on occasion returned punches but not all that effectively.
Oliveras made the fight. She is clumsey and wide open but at least she let her fists go.
Acuna looked to be the perfect fighter to beat the wide swings and lunges by Oliveras, but she just couldn't get off. Oliveras is as wide open as your basic heavy bag, 'cept she's always winging punches.