AP Report - We were able to catch the LW Championship match at CAGFC3-Fully Loaded between champion Andrew Kennel and Manny Pacquiao.
This was another great promotion put on by CAGFC. It was a packed house, leading to some lag at the beginning of the match. The match proved to be another war between two highly skilled fighters.
Manny Pacquiao hails from the Philippines and is a boxing p4p champion who at the advice of his promoter Bob Arum, decided to try to be a champion at 155 which is 15lbs above his natural weight.
Andrew Kennel is a less well known fighter who is currently dominating the CAGFC LW division with 3 successful title defenses. While speaking with some fans ring-side prior to the fight it is rumored he trains with the likes of UFC Champion BJ Penn and Strikeforce Champion Jake Shields.
The fight began with a bang both fighters throwing strikes and exchanging ground control. After the first AK exposed Manny's weaknesses and was able to dominate the round with the GnP. Manny came out firing in the 3rd round but he was badly hurt which limited his power, he was able to slow-down the champion but is wrist injury was insurmountable as he was submitted via triangle choke @3:35 of round 3.
We were unable to gain locker-room access(Loretta Hunt is working on that story)but were able to speak with the AK's agent who said that his client was "ready to take on all challengers and continue to dominate the LW division." Speaking with Manny's promoter Bob Arum he said this, "Manny is a great fighter and while he's displayed is abilities if he can't get things turned around by his next fight, I'm might have him retire."
I wish I had that kind of creativity
I also wanted to post and say that I am going to be out of town starting June 27th for roughly a week, so after this next card I will have to sit at least one out. Just figured I would give a little bit of a heads up.