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The Redkach vs Cruz Scorecards Were As Close As They Could Get

The PBC on FS1's Toe to Toe Tuesday delivered a thrilling contest that went down the wire. In a bout that was a tale of two fights, Luis Cruz started out with a clever game plan but ended up almost losing the bout.

Redkach and Cruz had 31 combined KOs in 41 wins so most thought it would be a slugfest. But Cruz brilliantly boxed Redkach thru 7 rounds and dominated the fight by etablishing his jab and throwing his right hand behind it. Cruz didn't stand and brawl with Redkach. He often moved to his left to avoid Redkach's power shots. This strategy ( and a 2nd round knockdown scored) paid off and allowed Cruz to carry a sizeable lead heading to the 8th round. Then all of a sudden, he began to look too complacement. Cruz dropped his hands and started to stand in front of Redkach. The southpaw began to connect and later dropped Cruz in Round 8. Redkach carried the momentum in the 9th and was gifted a knockdown which appeared to be a slip caused by a push. 

The judges had the bout a split draw with scores of 94-93,93-94 and 94 all. The fans who scored the bout using the newest mobile app Throwdown Scoring had it at 94-94. The fans saw round 5 as a 10-10 draw and with that round a very close one, it could have gone either way.

I scored it 94-93 for Redkach, the differene being Round 5 which I gave to Cruz 10-9 because of his consistency and the 7th round which I gave to Redkach 10-9 because of the flurry at the end of the round. However, I still think both round could have gone either way so I'm not arguing with the judges here.

It was somehwat disappointing to see a back and forth bout end in a draw but it was justifiable because there were three or four rounds that could have gone either way:

Nevertheless, it was a good fight to score for the fans and the perfect launch for boxing' only mobile live scoring app Throwdown Scoring.