By: Sean Cross
Popular and colorful Lebanese fighter Nadim Sallom, 8-1, faces 4-0 Sunday George Leandro Capozucco in a scheduled six-round super middleweight bout Thursday night at Sony Hall in Times Square. Salom first worked to protect the region. But Capozucco was able to clean up several times. The second was slower, with the fighters trading heavy leather.
Salom went hard to the man on third down. At first, it looked like Capozucco was simply trying to conserve energy, but by the end of the contest, Salom’s punches seemed to be taking their toll. The fourth was interesting, however, as he was brave, Capozucco did not seem as strong as his long rival.
The fifth was a fist-fest like the rest of the fight. Capozucco looked thoroughly exhausted but continued to fight valiantly, Salom looking eager to take the man down before the final bell sounded. If this is the case, his wish soon came true. After taking a major penalty, Capozucco was saved by the sixth referee.