Reymart Gaballo SD12 Emmanuel Rodriguez Gaballo does well in the opener, right hands down the middle, jabs, but Rodriguez lands the best punch of the round, a jab that sends the Filipino right back on his heels. They are going to be right in front of each other for the duration of this fight it looks like. Gaballo likes his hands lower and that probably makes the difference in a very close, good opening round. They both want single jabs in the second round, Gaballo wins that argument in the first ninety seconds - a great left hook on 55 seconds remaining probably squares up the second half of the round. Rodriguez is clearly trying to steal these rounds late, but it doesn't work in the second round for me. Interesting third: Rodriguez has changed up. I was wrong to claim a pattern so soon. Rodriguez is moving off and countering in fluid, long combos but not over-reaching. Gaballo is applying the pressure and trying to out-fight Rodriguez when he choses to go for it - clear Rodriguez round is the result for me though Gaballo is very lively in pursuit. He remains lively in the fourth, pursuing aggressively, stung by a left hook though, countered into the ropes that's cooled his jets a little bit. His jets are cooled right through to the end of the sixth, which means I have Gaballo 5-1 down and all but in need of a KO or at least a KD. He does turn the fight in the seventh though, three pieces are the key in that round, and he gets through with at least some of those punches. But it doesn't feel like a paradigm shift or a clear change of weather, more that Gaballo just out-fought Rodriguez for the first itme since the second using these strategies. He does tie three rounds together though for me, winning the eight and ninth also before Rodriguez coasts down the stretch. He threw more, he landed more, he controlled the action, he was robbed. Rodriguez: 1,3,4,5,6,10,11,12. Gaballo:2,7,8,9. 116-112 Rodriguez.