Hank Lundy vs Petr Petrov Preview Jan 16th
Lightweight Henry Lundy of Philadelphia will meet Petr Petrov of Russia in a 10-round bout at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y. on Friday, January 16th. Lundy has had a rather short break since his last bout was just a few weeks ago when he lost a split decision to Thomas Dulorme on Dec. 6. The 31-year-old Lundy is looking for consistency in his nine-year career and knows he needs to look impressive against Petrov on Friday night and nothing short of a victory will do. The bout can be seen live in the U.S. on ESPN 2.
Lundy enters the ring with a record of 25-4-1 with 12 Kos and he’s fighting as a lightweight here rather than a junior welterweight, which he was against Dulorme. The 31-year-old Petrov climbs through the ropes with a mark of 35-4-2 along with 17 Kos to his name. Petrov is trained by Joel Diaz and is looking to make a name for himself in America. He made himself known to some fans last year as he stopped Fernando Carcamo in the ESPN Boxcino Lightweight tournament.
Lundy said he can’t take Petrov too lightly, but a lot of the boxers the Russian faced in the tournament were relatively inexperienced. He said Petrov got the job done though, but he’s now taking a step up in class on Friday night. Lundy started his pro career unbeaten in his first 19 bouts and he’s also beaten Richar Abril, the current WBA Lightweight Champion, by decision. Lundy’s streak ended in 2010 though when John Molina stopped him in the 11th round. Lundy then won his next four bouts which included a stoppage victory over former WBC lightweight king David Diaz.
However, inconsistency reared its head again as Lundy lost twice in a row against Raymundo Beltran and Viktor Postol. He then ran off another three consecutive wins before losing to Delorme. Petrov has fought mainly out of Spain and he was unsuccessful in his 2011 attempt to take the WBA Junior Lightweight crown from Marcos Maidana of Argentina. Petrov was stopped in the fourth round which has been his only Ko loss. Most of his opponents since turning pro in 2000 will be unknown to North American fans, but Petrov realizes a win over Lundy should at least cause some waves.
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Lundy took the fight against Petrov this Friday as his scheduled bout for Jan. 31 was through. He should be in good shape then since he knew he had a bout coming up. Petrov hasn’t fought since last May, so could be a little rusty. Lundy has the potential to be a solid top-10 contender and if he uses his skills he should be able to take Petrov by decision. There’s a good chance this contest goes all 10 rounds since Petrov’s got a solid chin, but look for Lundy to have his arm raised at the end of them.
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