Fight Night: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 - Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California

Barthelemy vs Blanco

Rangy 130-pound southpaw Leduan Barthelemy remained unbeaten with a ninth-round TKO of Reynaldo Blanco.
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Barthelemy vs Blanco highlights: March 28, 2017

Barthelemy vs Blanco Round by Round Fight Summary. Rounds are displayed numerically as columns. Each row will display one of the following: W for win, L for loss, KO for knockout, or TKO for technical knock out. An empty column means that data is not available.
Fighter Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Barthelemy No data available No data available No data available No data available
Blanco No data available No data available No data available No data available

Leduan Barthelemy’s journey to follow older brother Rances as a world champion continues unabated.

Leduan Barthelemy and Reynaldo Blanco

Leduan Barthelemy used his superior length to gain a ninth-round TKO of Reynaldo Blanco in a 130-pound bout at Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California. (Nabeel Ahmad/Premier Boxing Champions)

The 6-foot, 130-pound prospect remained unbeaten with a ninth-round TKO of Reynaldo Blanco in the main event of a Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays on FS1 card.

Barthelemy dazed Blanco with series of lefts to the chin in the final round and blasted through the guard to dump the Dominican Republic native to a knee.

Blanco’s cornermen pleaded with their overmatched charge to stay down, but he stubbornly beat referee Edward Collantes’ count and, for his troubles, received plenty more punishment—the first time Barthelemy came forward all night—before the corner finally waved the white towel to end the bout at 1:30 of Round 9.

Blanco was game from the opening bell, but he simply couldn’t maneuver effectively inside the Cuban southpaw’s telephone-pole jab, and withstood plenty of damage for his efforts.

Every time Blanco pressed on and attempted to work his way between Barthelemy’s long arms, the 29-year-old Dominican was met by power punches that impeded his progress.

Blanco’s biggest success came after he landed a sharp counter left hook along the ropes in Round 3 and followed up with a few scoring rights. By the end of the round, though, the momentum had already shifted after Barthelemy belted Blanco with a right hand that shook his balance.

Barthelemy, 27, boxed conservatively from the southpaw stance for much of the fight, flicking his rangy jab out to keep Blanco at bay.

The Cuban rarely took chances, but he didn’t have to. Blanco was happy to make the fight over the first half until his face became the worse for wear, the result of all those counter shots that met their mark.

With older brother Rances, a two-division world champion who is moving up to 140 pounds, looking on from ringside, Leduan Barthelemy took the next step forward in his burgeoning career.

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