Sunday, June 21, 2009

Photo Gallery: Fernando Guerrero vs Brian Norman

Photographer Cheryl Nemazie was ringside at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury Maryland to capture all the action from Friday night's Prize Fight TV show.

We've got the key moments from the main-event that featured exciting middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero's stoppage victory over Brian Norman, plus a selection of shots from the undercard bouts.

Fernando Guerrero vs Brian Norman

Photos © Cheryl Nemazie / - Click on the images to enlarge.

Norman had the better of the opening round, but in the second frame Guerrero started to find the range with sharp uppercuts and digging body shots.
After a hard right hand to the body strayed a little low, Guerrero hurt Norman with a combination along the ropes. A series of power shots, culminating in a right hand eventually put the tough veteran down.
Despite never fully regaining his legs, Norman tried to slug it out and was quickly in trouble again. Guerrero unloaded with a series of clean power shots that had the visiting fighter on the canvas for the second time.
Guerrero waits in a neutral corner, as referee Kenny Chevalier picks up the count. Norman managed to make it to his feet, but Chevalier didn't like what he saw and stopped the fight. The time was 2:35 of the second round.

The Undercard...

Highly touted super-middleweight prospect Dominic Wade stopped Anthony Cannon at 1:45 of the second round. The 19 year old former amateur star improved his record to a perfect 3-0.
Fighting in his pro-debut, cruiserweight Alex Guerrero (pictured above left throwing a right hand) used an effective jab to take a close majority decision over Rodrika Ray.

Shawn Porter made quick work of late substitute Brandon Wooten. It was clear shortly after the two fighters touched gloves that the bout wouldn't last long - and it was over in just 2:08. The 2007 National Golden Gloves champion turned pro less than a year ago and has quickly jumped out to a 9-0 mark.