Originally posted on Boxing Watchers  |  Last updated 3/17/12

World Championship Boxing invades the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a middleweight showdown between Sergio Martinez and Matthew Macklin. Before we get to that, we've got a co-feature showcasing a pair of super middleweights with only one loss between them in Edwin Rodriguez and Donovan George.

The tale of the tape shows that the two men are even in height with Rodriguez owning just a slight edge in reach. Rodriguez is a perfect 20-0 with 14 KOs, while George owns a professional record of 2-1 with 19 KOs.

We're wasting no time at MSG tonight. Michael Buffer does the formal introductions and we are ready to go for 10 scheduled rounds of boxing.


Round 1

Rodriguez comes out firing; George covers up and looks for his own openings. Rodriguez triples up the jab before George fires back. Both men land jabs before Rodriguez lands a short right hook on the inside. They grapple and try to get their hands free at close range. Rodriguez goes back to controlling the action from range. The ref cautions both fighters about holding. George tries coming forward and lands a body shot, and they both score on the inside leading up to the bell.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Rodriguez


Round 2

Rodriguez has some success throwing hooks with both hands off the jab. Emanuel Steward likes the instructions both men got from their trainers. George jabs his way in and is met with more hooks. Now Rodriguez shows some lateral movement before going back to work. He's just a hair away from landing some right hands too. Rodriguez ducks some incoming fire to land a right, but George is able to score with a counter. George almost manages to corner Rodriguez in the closing seconds.

Tylwalk: 10-9 Rodriguez 

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