South Philly’s Hammerin’ Hank (18-0-1, 10ko’s) strikes again – this time putting the first blemish on the record of Georgia’s Tyrese Hendrix (18-1, 7ko’s) by way of a one sided 10 round unanimous decision live on ESPN to win the NABO lightweight title.
The fight took place in Memphis TN and Lundy had his man singing the blues from the start. Lundy came out at a frantic pace from a southpaw stance – a position that gave fellow southpaw Hendrix fits. Lundy floored his opponent three times in the fight – two of which came in the first round. The first knockdown of the evening was one of the sports rarities – a double knockdown courtesy of two perfectly times hooks upstairs.
The pace slowed a bit in the middle rounds with Lundy turning orthodox – setting the pace with jabs, body work and hard overhand rights. There were times where Hendrix stepped to the middle of the ring and pressed the action which led to some very good two-way exchanges.
While Hendrix was getting the worst of these exchanges – he does deserve his credit as he fought very hard and overcame trying circumstances to end the fight on his feet.
Again – Hank Lundy puts on a show when the lights were brightest. Again he takes on a defeated a fellow undefeated prospect in his division. Now he adds he NABO title to his arsenal which will get his foot in the door shall he defend it successfully. Keep an eye out – because Lundy just made a strong case for being considered the top prospect coming out of Philadelphia…
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