Ring Kings: Carlos Quintana upsets Deandre Latimore with left hooks in six

6 May

Denzil Stone – Atlantic City

Former welterweight champion of the world Carlos Quintana moved closer to contender status at junior middleweight as he overcame the odds and underdog status to teekayo Deandre Latimore on the Ring Kings undercard on Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There was little to separate the two southpaws… that is, until, round six when a barrage of left hooks from El Indio finished off the Mayweather Boxing Club product.

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Stone’s scorecard

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
10 9 10 9 9 10

10 10 9
10 10 8

Official verdict: Quintana by KO.

When two southpaws meet in the centre of the ring it can, at times, look aesthetically displeasing. Not in the case of Latimore v Quintana, though, as, following a bout of tentativeness during the initial swordsmanship, a cat and mouse game ensued whereby Quintana would come out of the traps, check to see if there’s any cheese, lay a two to three punch combination before exiting onto the outside – the ropeline of the ring – in order to stay away from a chasing Latimore.

Deandre, a sparring partner of Floyd Mayweather Jr and trained by Jeff Mayweather, edged Quintana in round two due to aggression but Carlos leveled the scores in round three having causing considerable markings around Latimore’s eye.

Similarly stylistically, both fighters jabbed with each other, met each other with power but, ultimately, it came down to who could load up and put their nose in front in the race for the victory. That race was won in the sixth by Quintana, who returned to the dressing room earlier than scheduled having checked Latimore’s chin with a number of left hooks to the side of the jaw and sending Deandre down and out for the count.

With the victory, the Puerto Rican – who was supported at ringside by his compatriot Miguel Cotto – secured his most significant triumph since Paul Williams in 2008, rising to 29-3-0, 23ko. Latimore fell to 23-4-0, 17ko in defeat.

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3 Responses to “Ring Kings: Carlos Quintana upsets Deandre Latimore with left hooks in six”

  1. EZ E May 6, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    How is that you had Lattimore ahead on your card going into the final round?? hmmm.. Are you from Texas??

  2. EZ E May 6, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    Congratulations!! You were probably the ONLY person on this PLANET that gave the 4th round to Latimore!!

  3. EZ E May 6, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    How many rounds (out of the first six) have you given Stevie Forbes so far?? Four?? Five??

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