(JAN 17) On Thursday night at the
Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Houston, Texas, Crystal Delgado, 130,
remained undefeated when she won a six-rounder over Michele Nielsen,
129. Final judges scores were 59-54, 58-55, and 57-56.
This was a "comeback" fight for Nielsen, as she had been inactive
for close to five years, having her last fight since November of
Crystal and Michele stole the show at
this local ballroom boxing card. Both ladies went toe to toe for the
entire six rounds which kept the crowd hyped and screaming from
start to finish. Nielsen held an advantage in the early rounds with
better accuracy and slightly more power, but Delgado had more output
and stamina which helped her close the fight strongly winning the
late rounds. Delgado was credited with a knockdown in the third
round which changed the momentum of the bout.
Michael J. Campbell