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(Flyweight) Fu Manchu defeated Vinny "The Needle" Farone by knockout (KO) in round 11.

Match Monday, April 17, 2000

In this corner, standing 4 feet and 10 inches (147 centimeters) tall weighing in at 112 pounds (51 kilograms) is Fu Manchu!!

In this corner, standing 5 feet and 4 inches (163 centimeters) tall weighing in at 112 pounds (51 kilograms) is Vinny "The Needle" Farone!!

The referee for this bout will be Joe Cortez.

ROUND 1

Manchu is brawling. (inside)
The Needle is backpedaling. (using the ring)

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+Manchu solidly lands a series of commanding punches to the chest.
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+The Needle annoys Manchu with a barrage of solid punches to the solar plexus.
+The Needle tags Manchu with a flurry of hard punches to the stomach.
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-Manchu lunges with a series of punches to the solar plexus, but The Needle ties him up.
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+Manchu backs up The Needle with a series of nasty blows to the stomach. The Needle doesn't seem bothered.
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+The Needle drills Manchu with a series of heavy punches to the solar plexus. Manchu sneers "Is that the best you can do?"
-Manchu lunges with a volley of blows to the chest, but The Needle blocks.
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+The Needle tags Manchu with a volley of powerful punches to the stomach.
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-Manchu probes with a flurry of punches to the stomach, but goes wide.
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+The Needle lands a barrage of glancing punches to the chest.
-Manchu lashes out with a uppercut to the stomach, but The Needle blocks.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 14 of 34 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 23 of 25 punches.

Fu Manchu won the round 10-9

Fu Manchu is winning the fight 10-9


Manchu doesn't want to stop fighting!

The Needle doesn't want to stop fighting!



ROUND 2

Manchu clinches when his opponent closes. (clinching)
The Needle is backpedaling. (using the ring)

+The Needle stuns Manchu with a volley of strong punches to the chest. Manchu beats a hasty retreat.
-Manchu attempts a pair of left shots to the stomach, but The Needle ducks.
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+The Needle hits with a pair of heavy punches to the ribs.
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-Manchu probes with a series of blows to the solar plexus, but The Needle covers himself well.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
-Manchu tries to land a volley of right blows to the stomach, but goes wide.
+The Needle hits with a series of punches to the chest.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
+The Needle wakes up the fans with a flurry of stiff punches to the ribs.
-The Needle attempts a flurry of punches to the solar plexus, but goes wide.
+Manchu tosses a pair of quick blows to the chest.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
-Manchu throws a pair of left shots to the solar plexus, but The Needle ties him up.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 9 of 26 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 20 of 23 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

This fight is too close to call.


Manchu doesn't want to stop fighting!

The Needle doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 3

Manchu grabs his opponent and pounds him. (clinching)
The Needle is backpedaling. (using the ring)

-Manchu probes with a volley of left blows to the ribs, but The Needle steps aside.
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-Manchu tries a pair of right punches to the solar plexus, but The Needle ducks just in time.
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+Manchu fires a flurry of punches to the stomach.
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+The Needle hits Manchu with a flurry of powerful punches to the ribs!
+The Needle tosses a pair of punches to the chest. Manchu seems wobbly!
+The Needle lashes out with a jab to the ribs.
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-Manchu attempts a volley of left punches to the ribs, but The Needle ducks just in time.
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-The Needle tries a barrage of right punches to the ribs, but Manchu deftly avoits it.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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+The Needle shakes Manchu with a series of punches to the ribs.
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+The Needle fires a pair of hard punches to the chest.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 9 of 22 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 28 of 28 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 29-28


Manchu doesn't even want to rest!

The Needle doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 4

Manchu is brawling. (inside)
The Needle is backpedaling. (using the ring)

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-Manchu throws a barrage of right punches to the ribs, but The Needle escapes.
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-Manchu throws a flurry of punches to the ribs, but misses.
+The Needle wallops Manchu with a pair of vicious punches to the ribs!
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+The Needle nails Manchu with a series of punches to the chest.
-Manchu attempts a pair of blows to the chest, but The Needle blocks.
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+Manchu annoys The Needle with a volley of vicious punches to the ribs.
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-Manchu tries a series of left shots to the chest, but he's too slow.
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+The Needle takes charge with a barrage of painful punches to the ribs. Manchu seems wobbly!
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+The Needle slams Manchu with a series of shots to the solar plexus!
+The Needle hits Manchu with a barrage of blows to the chest.
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+Manchu hits with a pair of strong punches to the stomach!!
+The Needle grazes Manchu with a barrage of quick punches to the ribs. Manchu covers up.
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+The Needle annoys Manchu with a volley of light punches to the chest.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 12 of 31 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 32 of 34 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 39-37


Manchu doesn't even want to rest!

The Needle remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 5

Manchu clinches when his opponent closes. (clinching)
The Needle is using the ring. (using the ring)

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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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-Manchu attempts a pair of left blows to the ribs, but fails to score.
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+Manchu throws a barrage of blows to the chest.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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+Manchu smashes The Needle with a pair of mean blows to the ribs. The Needle seems wobbly!
+The Needle lands a series of off balance punches to the temple.
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+The Needle fires a loud jab to the nose. Manchu sneers "Is that the best you can do?"
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+The Needle hits with a barrage of glancing punches to the head! Manchu backpedals to his own corner.
-Manchu launches a flurry of left shots to the solar plexus, but The Needle deftly avoits it.
+The Needle attacks with a barrage of mean punches to the jaw.
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+The Needle punches Manchu with a pair of punches to the head. Manchu falls against the ropes!
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-Manchu charges with a barrage of punches to the ribs, but The Needle blocks.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 13 of 32 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 28 of 29 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 49-46


Manchu doesn't even want to rest!

The Needle remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 6

Manchu clinches when his opponent closes. (clinching)
The Needle is using the ring. (using the ring)

+The Needle connects with a barrage of commanding punches to the head.
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+The Needle hits Manchu with a barrage of stiff punches to the solar plexus.
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+The Needle hammers Manchu with a glancing cross to the solar plexus. Manchu asks for time to wipe off the blood.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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-The Needle fires a pair of left punches to the jaw, but Manchu narrowly avoids it
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+Manchu lands a series of mean blows to the chest.
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-Manchu lunges with a flurry of blows to the chest, but The Needle ducks.
The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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+The Needle punches Manchu with a barrage of solid shots to the jaw.
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+The Needle grazes Manchu with a pair of punches to the temple.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
-Manchu lunges with a barrage of right punches to the chest, but The Needle leaps aside.
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-Manchu attempts a volley of right blows to the chest, but falls short.
+Manchu hammers The Needle with a volley of glancing shots to the stomach.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 9 of 24 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 26 of 31 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 59-55


Manchu doesn't even want to rest!

The Needle grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.



ROUND 7

Manchu fights inside. (inside)
The Needle is using the ring. (using the ring)

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+The Needle rocks Manchu with a series of punches to the mouth. Manchu hangs on until the referee breaks them up.
+The Needle jars Manchu with a series of strong punches to the nose.
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+The Needle jars Manchu with a pair of glancing shots to the stomach.
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-Manchu probes with a flurry of left blows to the eye, but misses completely.
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-Manchu charges with a flurry of left blows to the head, but The Needle hides behind his gloves.
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+The Needle hammers Manchu with a commanding jab to the jaw.
+Manchu thumps The Needle with a barrage of punches to the nose.
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+Manchu hits with a series of vicious blows to the chin.
-Manchu paws a flurry of shots to the eye, but loses his balance.
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-Manchu probes with a volley of blows to the chest, but falls short.
+The Needle throws a furious jab to the solar plexus.
+The Needle belts Manchu with a barrage of punches to the chest.
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+Manchu hits with a flurry of nice punches to the chin.
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+Manchu tattoos The Needle with a volley of stiff punches to the nose.
+The Needle throws a series of off balance punches to the stomach.
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+The Needle hits with a flurry of punches to the stomach.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 21 of 52 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 36 of 38 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 69-64


Manchu remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

The Needle grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.



ROUND 8

Manchu is a raging bull!. (all-out)
The Needle is using the ring. (using the ring)

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+The Needle scores with a pair of punches to the face.
+The Needle hammers Manchu with a volley of strong punches to the chin. Manchu ignores it.
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-Manchu lunges with a volley of punches to the eye, but The Needle hides behind his gloves.
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+The Needle backs up Manchu with a series of glancing punches to the ribs.
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-Manchu charges with a series of right punches to the chin, but flails uselessly.
-Manchu launches a cross to the eye, but is ineffective.
+ The fighters trade punches to the head.
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+Manchu jolts The Needle with a series of wild uppercuts to the eye.
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-Manchu charges with a flurry of right punches to the face, but The Needle quickly backs away.
+The Needle strikes with a series of solid punches to the nose.
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+Manchu fires a pair of hard roundhouses to the eye.
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-Manchu lunges with a pair of left punches to the chin, but misses.
+Manchu tattoos The Needle with a volley of shots to the mouth.
+The Needle throws a pair of punches to the ribs.
+The Needle hammers Manchu with a flurry of furious blows to the ribs!! Manchu doesn't seem bothered.
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+The Needle punches Manchu with a volley of punches to the chin!!
+Manchu hits with a series of punches to the nose.
Manchu lands a bone crushing blow to the temple and The Needle bounces off the ropes and onto his face! -- he's down!!

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The Needle struggles to his feet and the fight goes on.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 19 of 39 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 40 of 40 punches.

Fu Manchu won the round 10-8

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 77-74


Manchu grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

The Needle is obviously tired. He has minor cut above the right eye.



ROUND 9

Manchu clinches when his opponent closes. (clinching)
The Needle is using the ring. (using the ring)

+The Needle pounds Manchu with a pair of light punches to the chest. Manchu covers up.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.

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+The Needle lands a flurry of punches to the jaw.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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+The Needle hits with a volley of powerful punches to the temple.
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The Needle tries to attack, but Manchu hangs on until the referee separates them.
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-The Needle attempts a pair of punches to the head, but misses.
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+The Needle smashes Manchu with a barrage of loud punches to the mouth.
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+The Needle strikes with a volley of punches to the face.

BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 3 of 8 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 26 of 41 punches.

Vinny "The Needle" Farone won the round 10-9

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 87-83


Manchu grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

The Needle grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool. He has minor cut above the right eye.



ROUND 10

Manchu is a raging bull!. (all-out)
The Needle is backpedaling. (using the ring)

-Manchu charges with a volley of shots to the chin, but The Needle covers himself well.
-Manchu throws a volley of left punches to the nose, but comes up empty.
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+The Needle wakes up the fans with a volley of punches to the chest. Manchu falls against the ropes!
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+Manchu hits with a volley of light crosses to the nose.
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+Manchu throws a series of crosses to the temple.
Manchu lands a sudden right smash to the jaw and The Needle lands flat on his back!!

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The Needle struggles to his feet and the fight goes on.
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+The Needle fires a volley of punches to the chest. Manchu quickly recovers.
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+Manchu jars The Needle with a series of wild punches to the eye. The Needle sneers "Is that the best you can do?"
+Manchu whacks The Needle with a flurry of glancing uppercuts to the mouth.
+The Needle tosses a volley of nice punches to the ribs.
-Manchu charges with a series of right punches to the head, but The Needle steps aside.
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-Manchu attempts a volley of left punches to the nose, but The Needle stays away from it.
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+The Needle solidly lands a series of strong punches to the chest. Manchu gets mad!
+The Needle tags Manchu with a barrage of heavy roundhouses to the chest.
+The Needle scores with a powerful left to the ribs! Manchu laughs!
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-Manchu lunges with a volley of left crosses to the eye, but The Needle quickly backs away.
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+Manchu fires a flurry of uppercuts to the jaw!
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Fu Manchu landed 17 of 39 punches, and Vinny "The Needle" Farone landed 32 of 32 punches.

Fu Manchu won the round 10-8

Vinny "The Needle" Farone is winning the fight 95-93


Manchu grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

The Needle is obviously tired. He has minor cut above the right eye. He has gash above the left eye. He has swelling above the right eye. He has swelling above the left eye. He has a bloody mouth.



ROUND 11

Manchu is a raging bull!. (all-out)
The Needle is using the ring. (using the ring)

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-Manchu attempts a barrage of hooks to the temple, but The Needle steps aside and laughs.
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+Manchu suprises The Needle with a volley of glancing roundhouses to the nose.
Manchu lands a resounding blow to the temple and The Needle falls senseless!!

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The Needle struggles to his feet and the fight goes on.
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+Manchu fires a series of uppercuts to the head.
+The Needle hits Manchu with a barrage of nasty crosses to the mouth.
+The Needle pounds Manchu with a pair of strong punches to the face.
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+Manchu throws a barrage of uppercuts to the mouth.
Manchu lands a terrific left blow to the temple and The Needle's legs turn to jelly -- down he goes!!

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He's Out!
Fu Manchu wins by a Knock Out!!

BELL
Manchu grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

The Needle looks exhausted. He has minor cut above the right eye. He has gash above the left eye. He has gash below the right eye. He has swelling above the right eye. He has swelling above the left eye. He has a bloody mouth.






Judge Guimond had the fight scored as follows:

Round 1: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 2: A 10-10 tie.
Round 3: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 4: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 5: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 6: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 7: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 8: Fu Manchu 10-8
Round 9: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 10: Fu Manchu 10-8


Judge Leinbach had the fight scored as follows:

Round 1: Fu Manchu 10-9
Round 2: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 3: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 4: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 5: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 6: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 7: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 8: Fu Manchu 10-8
Round 9: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 10: Fu Manchu 10-8


Oscar De La Hoya had the fight scored as follows:

Round 1: Fu Manchu 10-9
Round 2: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 3: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 4: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 5: Fu Manchu 10-9
Round 6: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 7: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 8: Fu Manchu 10-8
Round 9: Vinny "The Needle" Farone 10-9
Round 10: Fu Manchu 10-8

Fu Manchu wins by a knockout!


          

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