A Winner Cannot be Announced in Bryant Parrella vs Kevin Zambrano!
Snake-bit super welterweight fighter Bryant “Goodfella” Perrella (17-3-2, 14 KO’s) suffered his second consecutive draw, this time against undefeated contender Kevin Zambrano (14-0-1, 9 KO’s).
The last time that Goodfella enjoyed lodging in the win column he stopped Dominique Dolton back on July 13, 2019. Since then, the Roy Jones Jr protege lost to Abel Ramos by TKO and picked up a draw (which most believe should have been a win) against Tony Harrison.
With this fresh setback, a dismayed Parrella will continue trying to get placed in the top fifteen rankings of any of the four major sanctioning bodies. This certainly made for a sour debut for Zambrano who just fought his first prizefight in the US. The bout with Perrella actually stood as the import’s first professional duel contested outside of his native Mexico.
SLOW NIGHT IN THE OFFICE
During the opening round, Perrella quickly assigned himself the role of ring general by coming forward and applying steady pressure. While doing this, he found notable success with his power left hand. He was also able to slip punches and control the distance with feet with relative ease.
The rounds were rolled past as carbon copies of one another up until Perrella knocked Zambrano off balance in the fifth. A nifty counter left uppercut is what did the damage, although Zambrano was not significantly hurt.
At around the seventh round, Perrella underwent a quizzical drop in output. With the lack of volume, Zambrano was able to regularly outwork his opponent. Neither were landing any truly meaningful power shots.
In the ninth, Perrella put his foot back on the gas and resumed control. He also attacked the body very well throughout the period. This general course of action summed up the final round as well. In the end, when the cards were ready, the two boxers had their records burdened with an unpalatable split draw by way of (97-93) Perrella, (96-94) Zambrano and (95-95) even.
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By: Bakari Simpson