Originally written on North Texas Fisticuffs  |  Last updated 10/20/14

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Fernando Rodriguez #97 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim poses during photo day at Tempe Diablo Stadium on February 25, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Winner:  Miguel Buendia vs. Fernando Rodriguez (Battle of DFW, May 2011) Few fighters guarantee an evening of excitement quite like Fort Worth’s Miguel Buendia and Dallas’ Fernando Rodriguez.  Neither fighter has met a fight they didn’t like and their penchant for encaging in roaring slugfests have given them a following here in North Texas.  Now, when you put the both of them in the ring together, well, explosions are imminent. This was exactly the case last Spring as both fighters squared off in the ring much to the delight of the crowd.  As our ace boxing editor Hector Sanchez wrote: The action started to heat up in the third round with combinations from both fighters.  The cut on the left eye of Buendia was noticeable as he continued to move forward against Rodriguez as they slugged it out in the middle of the ring.  Rodriguez then landed a hard left, Buendia landed a good right and then Rodriguez got in a nice uppercut.  They then went toe to toe at the end of the round and ...
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