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Columbia, TN, fighter, James “Spider” Webb (19-2, 16 ko’s – 146 lb) faced Miguel Rodriguez (28-2, 22 ko’s – 147 lb) on the undercard of the Liakhovich-Briggs showdown at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona last Saturday (11/4). In an interesting turn of events, welterweight Miguel “Miki” Rodriguez (28-2, 23 KOs) survived Webb’s stiff challenge. Webb dominated the first two minutes of the bout, controlling the action with crisp combinations from long range. Rodriguez’s left eye quickly began to swell, developing a mouse, courtesy of the right hand of Webb. “Spider” (ranked #13 by the IBF), seemed too aggressive and too strong for Rodriguez (ranked #7 by the WBC), manhandling him around the ring landing crushing lefts and rights whenever he opened up. Just when it appeared Webb would completely take over, Rodriguez took half of step back and unleashed a thudding right hand that caught Webb flush on the chin. Webb went down in a heap, landing face first in the canvas. He rose on unsteady legs at the count of seven. After taking a look into his eyes, Referee Nico Perez stopped the bout at 2:02.
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Oscar Paredes – From Fightnews.com
Unbeaten welterweight James “Spider” Webb (18-0, 15 KOs) from Columbia, TN, coming off of a win over formerly #1 rated Jose Celaya, will headline a November 22 fight card at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. Webb, a 2000 Olympic alternate, will face an opponent to be named. In other notable action, ‘Lil’ Joe Hutchinson, who isn’t so little anymore, is scheduled to face James North in a six-round middleweight contest, former super middleweight title challenger Lloyd Bryan fights for the NABC cruiserweight belt against unbeaten Jeff “Boom Boom” Baker, and heavyweight Yaqui Lopez faces 3-time Butterbean foe Kevin Tallon. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25. Call 317-927-1482.
Of the 5 fights at the New Daisy on Beale Street last evening, 4 of them featured boxers that brought perfect records into the ring with them. Jim Goings, James Webb, Jerome Pillow and Darnell Logan had goose eggs in the loss catagory as they stepped into the ring and after last night, those fighters maintained their undefeated status.
The fight card for this month’s boxing at the New Daisy Theater looks to be a great one
as 4 of the 5 listed bouts feature undefeated boxers. See below for
Logan/Burford – should be an exciting fight as Burford always brings everything he has to the table. Logan will be able to score in this fight but he will need to be ready for Burford’s headhunting. Pillow/Dinkins – Pillow has been a very impressive fighter who uses his jab and goes to the body with confidence. Look for Denkins to bring some veteran skills to the fight but remember Dinkins hasn’t won a fight since 9/2/98. Webb/Hammac – Webb needs to continue to focus on fundamentals. With a fine record of 14-0 one sometimes forgets to keep their guard up. Hammac likes to move around but is not scared to fight. Bowman/Smith – Bowman is a good fighter with a will to win and has been in the ring with some competition. Smith, has been fighting solid comp also. This one is anybodys fight. Goings/Taylor – Goings is undefeated in his first 2 professional fights, but he will have mix it up with Taylor to win next Tuesday night.
Welterweight James “Spider” Webb (8-0, 7 KOs) overcame a rough start to earn a TKO victory over Norman Johnson (2-10-1). In round one Johnson struck early with several overhand rights, one staggering Webb.
Webb continually plodded forward to push the action and by the end of the round began seizing control, knocking Johnson’s mouthpiece out with a right hand before the buzzer.
In round two Webb landed several left uppercuts and then a left hook wobbled Johnson into the corner, as he hung from the ropes. Johnson survived the round but could not answer the bell for the third and Webb scored a TKO victory.
By Scotti Vandevender – Fightnews.com