Abraham Nova is able to out point Avery Sparrow
While serving as the co-main event for Jason Moloney’s United States debut vs Leonardo Baez, junior lightweight Abraham “El Super” Nova (19-0, 14 KO’s) bested Avery Sparrow (10-2, 3 KO’s) by way of unanimous decision. The victory on the exclusive stage extended his total wins to nineteen but snapped a four fight knockout streak.
To begin the prizefight, Sparrow pressed the action by moving forward behind a noisy and consistent jab. Despite being the aggressor, it was Nova who was landing the harder and more effective counter punches early.
Toward the end of the third, and definitely by the fourth, Sparrows’ volume was beginning to outweigh the Puerto Rican’s power.
By the fifth round, Sparrow had definitely found his own grove. The Philly fighter largely had Nova’s hands glued to his pockets by frequently changing levels. In addition to shifting punching range and throwing a fatiguing amount of jabs. After enjoying a successful sixth and seventh round, Sparrow was forced to display that legendary grit.
Even though Nova was able to crack his foe on the jaw and badly shake him up, Sparrow was able to remain on his feet but strategically spit his mouth piece out to buy some extra recovery time. Although wounded, Sparrow was able to survive and even made a great account of himself in the following round. That success bled into the tenth and final round.
In the end, although it seemed this fight should have been a close one, the judges saw the bout more of a one-sided affair in favor of Nova. The scorecards read 99-91, 87-92 and 96-94 all in favor of the Puerto Rican fighter from New York.
Prior to this fight, Nova was in consideration to fight WBO junior lightweight Jermell Herring, but negotiations fell through. Currently ranked #6 and #7 by the WBA and WBO respectively, he may be in for a title fight very soon!
By: Bakari Simpson