ESPN Boxing – Juan Carlos Gomez vs. Vitali Klitschko Play By Play

This is Klitschko’s second fight after his layoff and Gomez is a former cruiserweight champion.

This is also the first heavyweight title fight ever on ESPN. Sadly, it’s not in HD.

Gomez hits pretty quickly after the tap of the gloves. He’s left-handed and is pawing at Klitschko with his jab. Very awkward first round. Klitschko is off-balanced, but Gomez is doing nothing. That was ugly.

Klitschko’s hands are down, almost as if to challenge Gomez to open up a bit so he can counter punch. Klitschko lands two decent right hands. Klitschko hit him twice after the bell. Another ugly round.

Klitschko lands a round house right hand that kind of loops in. He’s now able to keep Gomez at bay by simply sticking his left hand out to keep distance. In the first two rounds, Gomez was able to paw at him with his lead hand, but now Klitschko is controlling him. Easy round for Klitschko.
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