Daniel Edouard KOs De La Cruz In First Round

Middleweight prospect Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard (21-2-2 (12) KOs) destroys Panama Champion Eduardo De La Cruz in stellar fashion by first round KO to win the WBA Fedelatin Middleweight Championship at Hotel Melia Panama Canal in Colon City, Panama. Edouard dictated the pace from the onset of the fight and showed improved boxing ability as he pounded Cruz with pinpoint shots until the fight came to a crashing halt at 2:08 of the first round. Edouard’s skill proved to be too much for Cruz sending referee Hector Montes in to waive the fight off. “The fight ended early but I want you to know that Eduardo (De La Cruz) is a tough fighter” said Edouard. “I landed a hard quick shot which he basically couldn’t recover from..”

“I want to thank Premium Boxing Promotions and Jacques Deschamps for allowing me to come to this wonderful country and box in front of these amazing boxing fans” said Edouard. “Winning the WBA Fedelatin Title is a step towards becoming a contender. A lot of fighters with 25 fights wouldn’t like to be called a prospect but I think that label fits my situation perfectly. It’s a testament to where I am in the sport. This time I’m doing it the right way so when I get back to that contender level I will be ready.”

Edouard is tentatively scheduled to fight again February 6 in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. “The fight in West Palm Beach will be for my people” said Edouard. “Americans, Haitians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans. It will be for us all. A time for my people to watch awesome fights, have a good time and party!

Article posted on 14.12.2008

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