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Old 11-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #26
Senor Pepe'
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Default Re: Saoul Mamby vs Howard Davis Jr.

There is a possibilty that these two could have met.

June 1982

'Sweet' Saoul Mamby was the WBC Light-Welterweight Champion. At the time, the
35 year-old had a record of 32-12-5 (14 KO's). Saoul competed at Lightweight in his
early days, but was a solid 140 lb. Light-Welterweight since 1976.

Included, were '5' successful defenses since winning the Championship on February 23, 1980.

The 5' 8" veteran, was a very good boxer, and a defensive specialist who had a granite
chin. And his 70" reach helped keep his opponents on the outside. Though he appeared
to be beatable, he was not.

Howard Davis at the time had a record of 16-1-0 (6 KO's), with all his bouts coming at
135 lbs. Lightweight.

The 26 year-old, also at 5' 8", but had a slightly longer reach at 72". Howard, was very fast,
and could snap his punches well. But, his chin could be reached, and he had been dropped
numerous times in his career.
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This bout would be a 'tactical one', with Saoul and Howard 'mirroring' each other over the first
3-Rounds. Howard, with his faster hands would out-jab Saoul in Rounds 4 thru 7, to jump out
to a lead at 4-1-2 in Rounds.

Rounds 8 and 9 will be 'evenly' fought, with more defensive moves then offensive attacks.

But in Round 10, the experience would come into play, and Saoul's steady attack would
give him the edge in Rounds 10, 11 and 12.

Entering Round 13, the bout will be all 'Even' on the scorecards at {4-4-4} in Rounds.

Davis feeling the fight slipping away will try to press, even though he is not a hard-puncher.

This is where Saoul will set him up for the right-hand counter, as Davis comes forward, Saoul
will nail him over and over with right-hand leads, to sweep the last 3-Rounds, and win by a
7-4-4 Scorecard in rounds.

Experience will win it for 'Sweet Saoul'.

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