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Juan Urango vs. Herman Ngoudjo

By Zach Arnold | January 30, 2009

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If you did not watch the fight between Herman Ngoudjo and Juan Urango on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, you missed quite a bout. Try to catch a replay of this fight.

In Round 3, Urango knocked down Ngoudjo twice but didn’t capitalize on the situation. He continued to swing wild hooks on Ngoudjo instead of going to the body and setting up for the kill shot.

Round 10 was punctuated by the fact that the timekeeper in Montreal didn’t keep very good time. Round 10 ended up being over five minutes long.

Teddy Atlas scored the fight in favor of Urango 115-113. Joe Tessitore had stressed throughout the telecast that Ngoudjo had never lost a hometown decision. How did the hometown Montreal judges score the fight for Ngoudjo? 118-108, 120-106, and 116-110 by unanimous decision for… Urango. Teddy’s reaction during the reading of the score cards was priceless. When the 120-106 score was read, Atlas just about had a heart attack because he (and everyone at home) was assuming that meant the score was in favor of Ngoudjo.

The referee for this fight was Marlon Wright, who was involved in a controversial situation in 2008 with Ngoudjo’s trainer. You can read all about that situation right here.

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7 Responses to “Juan Urango vs. Herman Ngoudjo”

  1. Fluyid says:

    That was crazy. I don’t see how that guy got no rounds on a judge’s scorecard.

  2. Fluyid says:

    Also, RIP former heavyweight champ Ingemar Johansson.

  3. JasonRKline says:

    yeah man i even had to give him a couple rounds and i bet against him….

  4. Robert Poole says:

    Jesus is Marlon White the only referee in all of Canada? How does this guy keep getting chances to screw everything up in big fights. He should have been reprimanded harshly after he screwed Andrade last year. Bute was out at the end of that fight… he was on his feet when he staggered across the ring before the knockdown… any ref would have called a standing eight right there… but Bute gets more time, gets knocked down and gets a 20 second 9 count.

  5. Chuck says:

    Urango definitely won the fight. I thought he won by a better margin than 115-113. I must say that Montreal judges rock. They NEVER score in favor of the home town guy. They scored in favor of Dionisio Miranda when he went against Montreal homeboy Sebastian Demers, and they did it here for Urango over Ngoudjo. And Marlon White sucks as a referee. God I still remember that Bute-Andrade fight.

  6. Pierre-Luc Allie says:

    Ngoudjo’s jaw was broken at 3 places following the uppercut in the third round.

    He’s out for a year.

  7. Chad says:

    I agree I don’t see how he got any rounds.

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