2005-02-04 / Sports

Daguizan Gets Second Opportunity For First Win

By Elio Velez

Max Daguizan poses with Coach Harry Keitt (left) and Assistant Trainer Karl Leshore (right).Max Daguizan poses with Coach Harry Keitt (left) and Assistant Trainer Karl Leshore (right). Max “The Damager” Daguizan’s first professional fight last year on October 30 was full of surprises. He was originally supposed to fight his scheduled opponent but pulled out due to unknown circumstances.

Angel Torres, Daguizan’s second scheduled opponent, began to talk trash even before the fight began. Surprised at the venom fuming from Torres’ mouth, Daguizan quickly came out of the gates flying when the bell rang.

“He was talking a lot,” said Daguizan. “I tried to stay calm but I had to take it to him.”

Daguizan thought he had knocked down Torres in the second round with a right hand but the referee declared it a slip. Torres recovered and both fighters ended up in a draw.

Daguizan is not upset at the draw. He was surprised at the reaction from the group at his opponent’s corner.

“I know I won the fight and his (Torres) people knew that he lost,” Daguizan said.

Tonight, Daguizan gets the chance for his first win in a six round middleweight bout at the “Night of Future Champions” boxing show at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Tickets will be $25 and up and the fights start at 7:30 p.m.

The Irish Ropes Boxing Club in Arverne is co-sponsoring the event along with Northeast Promotions. The co-main event features the Irish Ropes’ undefeated middleweight boxer John Duddy, who will be fighting an eight round bout against Larry Vaughn.

For more information, call the Irish Ropes Club at 718-318-5145 or visit their website at www.irishropes. com.

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