Saturday, September 19, 2009
By Dan Rafael
Saturday, 9:30 p.m. ET -- Lights out
In the first televised bout, featherweight Cornelius Lock (19-4-1, 12 KOs) stopped Orlando Cruz (16-1-1, 7 KOs) at 2 minutes, 8 seconds of the fifth round in a dominating performance. Lock, who is one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fighters, scored two knockdowns in the first round on his way to the stoppage. Wish I could give you a lot more details but the arena was dealing with massive wireless problems, so many of us were scurrying to deal with it. Lock and Cruz were fighting their fight inside the ring, we were battling technology outside of it. It's good to be back -- for now.
-- Dan Rafael