Friday, January 4, 2013

Rances Barthelemy Wins Questionable Decision Over Arash Usmanee, Jonathan Gonzalez Eeks Out A Win

Photo: Miami Herald/Gaston de Cardenas

If the inaugural episode of Friday Night Fights is any indicator of things to come, boxing fans may be in for essentially the exact same things they've grown used to in the last however long. 

While the card itself was, overall, a satisfying one from an action standpoint, the decision rendered by the judges in the main event was enough to leave a bitter taste in the mouth. 

Cuban amateur standout Rances Barthelemy, 18-0 (11 KO) and younger brother to 2004 Olympian Yan, took a disputed 12 round decision over previously unbeaten Arash Usmanee, 20-1 (10 KO), in what was actually an entertaining main event, it was just a main event that looked as though it should have gone to Usmanee. In the main support bout, Jonathan Gonzalez earned a close decision over the more experienced Derek Ennis over 10 rounds. 

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