Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Idec Index

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

FEATURED FIGHT: Robert Easter Jr. vs. Richard Commey. Easter (17- 0, 14 KOs) is more boxer than puncher, but possesses the skill, toughness and enough power to become the fighter worth watching in a lightweight division devoid of stars. The Toledo, Ohio, native and an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team said last week that his fight tonight against Ghana's Commey (24-0, 22 KOs) for the vacant IBF 135-pound championship would be a "walk in the park." Commey's level of opposition is at least questionable, but any fighter who has knocked out 92 percent of his professional opponents is a serious threat. Their 12-rounder will open Spike's 9 p.m. telecast from Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. The main event is a 12-round rematch between WBA world middleweight champ Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) and former WBC super welterweight champ Sergio Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs).

LOCAL LOOK: Hasbrouck Heights' Julian Rodriguez (13-0, 10 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring Sept. …

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