Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Idec Index

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Idec Index

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Here is boxing writer Keith Idec's inside look at the sport:

FEATURED FIGHT: Jonathan Gonzalez vs. Derek Ennis. Gonzalez has heavy hands, but he struggled and settled for a 12-round draw with former WBO junior middleweight title-holder Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-1- 1, 24 KOs) in his last fight, Sept. 1 in Verona, N.Y. Ennis (23-3- 1, 13 KOs) isn't nearly as skilled as Dzinziruk and has been stopped three times inside of three rounds. Their ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" co-feature tonight from Miami should amount to a showcase for Gonzalez, a junior middleweight contender who's promoted by Totowa-based Gary Shaw Productions. The main event of the 9 p.m. telecast will match unbeaten Cuban Rances Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs) against Afghanistan's Arash Usmanee (20-0, 11 KOs) in a 12-round, 130-pound IBF championship elimination match.

LOCAL LOOK: Passaic's Glen Tapia (16-0, 9 KOs) will box Ayi Bruce (22-8, 14 KOs) in an eight-round fight Jan. 19 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. …

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