By: Sean Crose
The PBC returned to Fox on Saturday with a card aired reside from Newark’s Prudential Middle. Gerald Washington, the veteran heavyweight, was supposed to spotlight the occasion. Sadly, Washington was faraway from competitors resulting from testing constructive for Covid. Subsequently, Washington’s would-be opponent, the rising 12-0 Michael Coffie confronted the 13-6-1 Jonathan Rice in a scheduled 10 rounder. Rice got here out to the ring with no gown or shirt. Ready for Coffie to reach, he bounced and moved about with fluidity. Coffie, the ex-marine, entered the ring trying cool and relaxed.
Rice began off flicking his jab properly within the first. Coffie, nevertheless, moved ahead patiently. Nonetheless, Rice continued to flick the jab properly within the second. He additionally landed very properly within the final seconds of the spherical. To the undoubted shock of many, Rice stored trying proper at house within the third, whereas Coffie appeared puzzled. Coffie was rocked within the first minute of the fourth. But Coffie stored shifting ahead.
The start of the fifth noticed Rice placing his punches collectively shortly and successfully. Nonetheless, as the printed workforce famous, Coffie had been touchdown to the physique properly. His pictures could not have been as flashy as Rice’s, however they have been efficient. Irrespective of. Rice continued to bang away to Coffie’s head. A last flurry of punches led the referee to correctly cease the battle. It was an excellent efficiency from a fighter in a foremost occasion he wasn’t even supposed to participate in.
Boxing is a superb sport.