• Kermit Cintron wins on ESPN

    Kermit Cintron was on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” on August 2nd.  The Wyomissing resident earned a unanimous decision over Jonathan Batista who came into the fight with a record of (14-1).  Cintron, a former welterweight champion, improved to (34-5-2).  The event was held in Oklahoma.

    It was not an easy fight to watch.  There was plenty of grabbing and holding.  The only knockdown was a controversial one.  Cintron caught Batista with a short left hook in the 8th round.  The announcers on ESPN thought it was a slip.

    The 10th round turned into a foul fest.  Batista was deducted two points for hitting behind the head and hitting on the break.  Cintron was warned after pushing Batista down.

    Two judges scored it 98-89.  The other judge had it 99-88.

    The win was an early birthday present for Cintron’s daughter.