Fernando Guerrero Beats J.C. Candelo in Six Rounds
By Jake Donovan, Boxing Scene.com
Guerrero picked up his fourth straight win with a 6th round stoppage
over Juan Carlos Candelo in their middleweight bout Saturday evening in
prospect was measured in his attack, boxing early before picking up the
pace. The 38-year old Candelo struggled to keep up with the
still-peaking Guerrero, never coming close to winning a round or even an
The beginning of the end came in the fourth round, when Guerrero scored
the lone knockdown of the bout. A classic one-two from the southpaw
stance was enough to floor Candelo, who seemed disinterested in
continuing but still dusted himself off and continued to fight.
Guerrero was dominant enough in the fifth round to where his corner
threatened to stop the fight if he didn't show any positive turnaround.
That decision was made for him, mere seconds into the sixth round when
he was deemed unfit to continue.
The official time was 0:12 of round six.
Guerrero improves to 25-1 (19KO) with the win, having scored knockouts
in every fight among his current four-fight win streak. Managed by Al
Haymon and now under the watchful eye of red hot trainer Virgil Hunter,
there is still plenty of time for the 26-year old southpaw.
Meanwhile, time appears to have run out on Candelo's career. The former
super welterweight contender drops his second straight as he falls to
32-12-4 (21KO). A two-time title challenger, Candelo was competitive in a
loss to Raul Casarez earlier this year but looked like a shot fighter
on this particular evening.
The bout served as the televised main event on Fox Deportes, though
shown via tape delay in many markets due to a Fox-aired college football
game running late.
In the televised co-feature, J'Leon Love remained perfect after scoring a 6th round knockout of Tyrone Selders.
Love was in full control throughout the bout, scoring repeatedly with
uppercuts and straight right hands. It was an uppercut which ultimately
brought an end to the bout, as Love forced a stoppage at 2:39 of round
The 25-year old Love picks up his fifth win of 2012 as he improves to
14-0 (8KO). Selders drops his second straight as he falls to 8-4 (6KO).
With plenty of TV time to kill, 20-year old Antonio Capulin received
some unexpected face time. The rising super featherweight prospect made
the most of the opportunity, cruising to a four-round shutout over
hapless Guadalupe Perez.
Scores were 40-36 across the board in their televised swing bout. There
were no knockdowns, just a good old-fashioned boxing lesson from a
Capulin improves to 8-0 (4KO), as he continues to develop as a regional
favorite. The Houston native has now fought at won at this venue for the
third time in his young career. Perez, who hails from nearby Garland,
falls to 2-10 (0KO).
Martin Gonzalez (3-1, 0KO) scored a four round decision over Gilberto
Cancino (1-4, 0KO). Scores were not announced as the broadcast went off