Collard v Nelson Recap
On the undercard of Mayer v Joseph, super middleweight fighter “Cassius” Clay Collard (8-2-3, 3 KO’s) defeated Lorawnt Nelson (5-4, 4 KO’s) by way of quick second-round knockout. It was only a month ago that Collard was in an exciting, albeit sloppy, upset win over David “The Lion of Zion” Kaminsky (6-1, 3 KO’s). Due to this crowd-friendly style, he was quickly brought back to the Bubble to provide some more action.
This time however, Cassius was set up as the house fighter and provided a former MMA fighter turned boxer as a dance partner. It was near immediately evident that Nelson had nothing for Collard. Fighting at a surprisingly measured pace, Clay Collard used angles, set up punches and landed his right hand at will. Then, toward the end of the round, the former cage fighter was put down with a stiff straight right hand.
Nelson made it out the period, but he did so on very shake legs. It didn’t take long for Collard to pick up where he left off in the second. Once again, he put his very wobbly opponent down with another right hand. Despite making it to his feet, referee Celestino Ruiz waived it off due to feeling Nelson was taking too much punishment.
By: Bakari Simpson