SENSATIONAL RETURN FOR EDOUARD
Former middleweight contender Daniel “The Hatian Sensation” Edouard fought for the first time since a lethargic loss over one year ago to Eromosele Albert. Edouard was anything but sluggish, looking trim at 160 pounds against last minute sub Francisco Osario (12-5, 10 KOs), Miami ,FL.
Osario staggered Edouard early in the first, but the Hatian Sensation stormed back, flattening his opponent with a right hand. After Osario rose, Edouard, fighting out of West Palm Beach, FL, drilled Osario again with another right that sent him spiraling to the canvass like a character in a video game.
After climbing off the deck for the second time, Osario looked to be done as Edouard came in for the finish. But Osario scored with a left hook that softened Edouard up, followed by a right hand that dropped Edouard on the seat of his pants.
The Hatian Sensation was clearly hurt, stumbling into the ropes when he got up. Still out on his feet, Edouard squared up as Osario rushed in to try to score the upset. But Edouard, who is always game, answered back with a flurry of punches. A right hand deposited Osario on the canvass again, resulting in a TKO due to the 3 knockdown rule.
Edouard improved to 19-2-2 (11).
This wasn’t the only fight where the standing room only crowd nearly blew the roof off the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Moe Malacarne’s Eventco Sports treated them to eight fights including a barnburner between heavyweights John Cobb and Erik Leander.
What the two lacked in skill, they made up for with heart, determination and bone rattling punches. The wild swinging Leander took a four round unanimous decision in a fight that saw both men land thudding shots to the head. Leander remains undefeated at 4-0 (3), while Cobb drops to 1-3.
In other bouts:
Former amateur star Isiah Thomas scored a devastating knockout over Tyrone Dicks in what were both men’s pro debuts. After falling to the canvass, Dicks laid motionless for about 10 minutes while the physicians attended to him. Though he responded well to the doctors, he was taken out on a stretcher and sent to the hospital as a precaution.
Omar Brown, with a height, weight (5 pounds), age (5 years) and experience disadvantage, bludgeoned Elliot Alvarado over 4 rounds, scoring a knockdown in the first. Brown, fighting out of West Palm Beach, couldn’t miss with his right hand all night. The debuting Brown stunned Alvarado and his legion of fans by handing him the first loss of his career. Alvarado slips to 3-1 (3).