Avery Sparrow Pulls Off Upset
Tonight on Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN from the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. Avery “A+” Sparrow (8-1-3KOs)From Philadelphia,PA upset Jose “Wonder Boy” Lopez (18-1-13KOs) from Carolina, PR by unanimous decision. The co-main event bout was a 10 round Super Featherweight fight. Lopez simply didn’t seem to have an answer for Sparrow’s movement and speed.
The first round started with Sparrow moving and setting everything up behind his jab. Lopez seem hesitant to let his hands go and bothered by the awkwardness of Sparrow. The second and third round was pretty much more of the same with Sparrow making himself a moving target pumping jabs to the body.
By the middle rounds Sparrow seemed to have established his range and was landing the cleaner more affective punches.
Lopez wasn’t able to use his natural advantages through out the fight as he seemed to try to get inside and go straight back and Sparrow exploited that. The judges scored it 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 but it looked much wider than that.
By: Wilson Urena
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