Jr. Victorious In Celebrity Boxing
By Barbara Pinnella
Todd “The Punisher” Poulton made his second appearance on
Celebrity Boxing and more than made his mark. Last month he won
his first fight via a stoppage in the second round. This time he
didn’t wait nearly as long, as he knocked out opponent Bob
Spencer less than 40 seconds into round one! Spencer, 23 years
Poulton’s junior, had no time to even try to find an answer to
the power Todd presented. He was hit on the chin by a vicious
left hook and that was all there was to it.
On the same card “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Jr. won his first ever
fight when he defeated Joe Parkinson. It was not a cakewalk
however, as he won the match by a split decision. It was a
series of body shots late in the third and final round that took
their toll on Parkinson. Leonard, Jr. was of course pleased with
his victory, but did admit to being gassed after the fight.
Poulton, who has been signed to a minimum of five fights for
Celebrity Boxing, has a much tougher job in store for him next
time out. His promoter promised him that if Todd made a good
showing in his first two fights he would at some point get to
try his hand against Jose Canseco. Well, after his impressive
victory this time that fight has been made. In September it will
be Poulton/Canseco. Should be interesting, and I look forward to
speaking with Jose closer to the fight.
I hope I get to watch it this time. I ordered the fights on
tvbydemand, but due to weather they could not be transmitted.
Not their fault to be sure, but I was just a bit disappointed
that I could not watch the two men that I have had a chance to
speak with. Ah well, next time.
Congratulations to Todd, Ray, Jr., and manager A.J.. Vittone..
Keep training hard, guys.
Be safe and God Bless,
Viva La Raza,