Mollo Destroys Binkowski

13.10.07 - By Jeff Bastasini: Rising heavyweight challenger Mike Mollo (19-1, 12 KOs) blitzed Art Binkowski (16-2-3, 11 KOs) last night, stopping him in the 2nd round at the Sears Centre, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Mollo, 27, ranked #8 in the World Boxing Association, knocked Binkowski down three times in the 2nd round before the fight was stopped by referee Gerald Scott at 1:25 of the 2nd round. It was the fourth consecutive win for Mollo since being stopped in the fourth round last year by the hard punching DaVarryl Williamson. Looking like a prime version of Joe Mesi, Mollo attacked Binkwoski from the opening round, tagging him with powerful hooks to the head and body.

Shortly after the 2nd round began, Mollo landed a tremendous left hook that dropped Binkowski in his corner. He seemed to be okay after getting up from the knockdown. Mollo immediately him with a flurry of punches, ending with three left hooks that knocked Binkowski to the canvas once more. It looked as if several of the punches were to the back of Binkowski's head, but the referee failed to call it. This time, Binkowski looked hurt after getting up. However, the bout continued on with Mollo attacking him like an angry dog, landing a storm of punches and knocking Binkwoski to the canvas for the final time. The referee Gerald Scott decided Binkowski had enough at put a stop to it at 1:25 of the round.

Article posted on 14.10.2007

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