Originally written on Boxing Watchers  |  Last updated 10/12/14

Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto will face off in just a few hours from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It's most likely the biggest fight of the year, but we've got three bouts before we get to the big one.

First up is a 154-pound bout between Deandre Latimore and Carlos Quintana. The tale of the tape shows that Quintana is slightly taller and rangier, but Latimore is nine years younger. He's also a more natural fit for this weight, while Quintana campaigned for most of his career at 140 pounds.

Kenny Bayless is the referee for this one. Latimore is 23-3 with 17 KOs, while Quintana comes in with a pro record of 28-3 with 22 KOs.

Michael Buffer does the official introductions, and we're all set for a scheduled 10 rounds of boxing.


Round 1


Quintana moves from side to side while Latimore tries to track him down. Both men try rangefinding jabs. Latimore bangs to the head and body along the ropes, but Quintana fights his way out. Good combination punching by Quintana back in the center of the ring. Latimore is jumping in a bit to try landing his jab. He blocks two head shots from Quintana. Both men get some work done while leaning on each other. Latimore lands nice rights tot he head and body with Quintana backed into the corner.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Latimore
Parker: 10-9 Latimore


Round 2

Latimore lands two right hooks, and Quintana fights back in kind. Deandre lands a low shot and Quintana gets time to recover. He only takes about 30 seconds of the possible five minutes. Latimore comes forward behind more hooks. Quintana tries to hold him off with jabs, but he almost looks like he's trying to draw his foe in. Latimore may have a cut under his left eyebrow.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Latimore
Parker: 10-9 Quintana


Round 3

Latimore continues chasing Quintana around. He's landing his jab consistently, following with some good left hands to the body. Quintana doubles the jab before throwing his left. Latimore is missing more often now with his big swings. A one-two upstairs by Quintana backs up Latimore. He rushes forward for another, landing about four shots in a row. Latimore is getting hit with a lot of power shots at the moment.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Quintana
Parker: 10-9 Quintana


Round 4

Quintana looks very comfortable letting his hands go more now. He's mixing up shots to the head and body, and Latimore is throwing only single shots in return. He backs Quintana all the way to the ropes but can't pin him there. Quintana is playing mostly defense for the final minute, but he did enough early in the round that it shouldn't matter.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Quintana
Parker: 10-9 Quintana


Round 5

CompuBox has Quintana out-landing Latimore by about a 2 1/2 to 1 margin. Quintana backs Latimore into the corner and lets him have it with both hands. Jim Lampley says Latimore's corner has done a great job on his cut. He reaches to land a left upstairs. Quintana is still landing his jab, but Latimore slugs him right back. the crowd "oohs" a bit, but Quintana shakes it off and hammers home power shots with both hands. He's staying just out of reach of Latimore's attempted home run shots.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Quintana
Parker: 10-9 Quintana


Round 6

Both me land jabs in the opening seconds. Latimore has turned aggressor like he did in the first two rounds, but Quintana keps circling away from him. Latimore tries the body but gets tied up. Quintana throws some light body shots to try to keep Latimore at arm's length. On hard flurry from either guy could probably take this. There it is from Quintana, and he lands a left at the end of it that sends Latimore to the mat. He tries to beat the count, but he's not going to make it. It's all over!

The winner by KO at 2:19 of Round 6, Carlos Quintana. 

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