John Bauza Grabs UD Win Over A Tough Tony Luis!

John Bauza Walks Away from Tony Luis Fight with Earned Decision Win

John Bauza at final weigh-in for fight with Tony Luis
John Bauza at final weigh-in for fight with Tony Luis

John Bauza Snags Clean UD Over Tony Luis


In his most recent prizefight, super lightweight fighter John “El Terrible” Bauza (17-0, 7 KO’s) kept his flawless record intact. The Puerto Rican bruiser accomplished this by outpointing veteran pugilist Tony “The Lightning” Luis (29-5, 190 KO’s) to nab a clear unanimous decision win.

The win was a great follow-up to Bauza’s last contest against Michael Williams Jr. During the duel of prospects, who were putting their “O’s” on the line, El Terrible dropped Williams six times en route to a fourth TKO win. It will be interesting to see how Bauza, 23, follows this impressive pair of wins up.

DIGGIN DEEP

The match opened in rather subdued fashion as Bauza used his feet to circle the ring and press the action behind his jab. While he gathered information about his adversary, Luis generally played defense this period. The southpaw Bauza came out hot in the second by drilling Luis with a number of straight lefts down the pipe. Referee Eddie Claudio gave both men stern warnings for a couple of infractions in the first and second round. The length of the sidebar seemed excessive.

During the fourth round, Luis began making some real traction in the fight due to his dedication to the body. As a reward for his torso trauma, Luis was presented with a far less mobile Bauza in the fifth. Now it was Lightning coming forward and pressing the action. It was clear as the fight wore on that Luis wanted the action to take place on the inside whereas Bauza preferred distance to work on the outside.

Of the two, in terms of stamina, it was Bauza who appeared notably more fatigued than Luis in the final round. In fact, the crowd at hand booed his excessive evasion in the eighth round. Nevertheless, when the scorecards were read, John Bauza nabbed a unanimous decision win by way of 80-72, 79-73 and 78-74.

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By: Bakari Simpson

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