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(Cruiserweight) "Balanced" Ben Zobrist defeated Joe Norman by unanimous decision: 117-113, 116-112, 116-114.

Match Saturday, May 14, 2016

In this corner, standing 6 feet(183 centimeters) tall weighing in at 183 pounds (83 kilograms) is Joe Norman!!

In this corner, standing 6 feet and 1 inch (185 centimeters) tall weighing in at 197 pounds (89 kilograms) is "Balanced" Ben Zobrist!!

The referee for this bout will be Richard Steele.

ROUND 1

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

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-Norman tries to land a pair of shots to the face, but he's too slow.
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-Balanced probes with a volley of right punches to the eye, but falls short.
+Norman pounds Balanced with a volley of off balance punches to the solar plexus. Balanced ignores it.
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+Balanced solidly lands a volley of nice punches to the eye!
+Balanced hits with a jab to the temple.
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-Norman tries a pair of left blows to the chin, but comes up empty.
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+Norman pops Balanced with a volley of punches to the chest.
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+ The fighters swap punches to the mouth.
+Balanced fires a pair of punches to the jaw.
+Norman jars Balanced with a pair of nasty blows to the temple.
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-Balanced tries a series of blows to the eye, but to no avail.
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-Norman lashes out with a pair of left punches to the face, but Balanced steps aside.

BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 24 of 41 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 30 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 10-9


Norman doesn't want to stop fighting!

Balanced doesn't want to stop fighting!



ROUND 2

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

-Balanced launches a series of left punches to the stomach, but loses his balance.
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+Norman lashes out with a volley of powerful shots to the chin!
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+Norman jars Balanced with a pair of shots to the face.
+Balanced lands a barrage of punches to the solar plexus.
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+Norman shakes Balanced with a volley of stiff blows to the nose.
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-Norman charges with a flurry of punches to the face, but only hits air.
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-Balanced fires a barrage of left punches to the stomach, but Norman ducks.
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+Balanced smacks Norman with a pair of punches to the solar plexus.
+Balanced attacks with a flurry of punches to the solar plexus.
+ The fighters exchange blows to the mouth.
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+Norman fires a barrage of stinging shots to the head.
-Norman tries to land a flurry of punches to the head, but Balanced takes it in the forearms.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 27 of 41 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 32 punches.

This round was a 10-10 tie.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 20-19


Norman doesn't even want to rest!

Balanced doesn't want to stop fighting!



ROUND 3

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

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+Balanced throws a series of off balance punches to the mouth.
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-Balanced probes with a series of right punches to the temple, but is ineffective.
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+Norman tags Balanced with a series of shots to the chest.
+Norman thumps Balanced with a volley of punches to the chin.
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-Norman paws a pair of left punches to the jaw, but Balanced deftly avoits it.
+Norman attacks with a barrage of quick blows to the jaw.
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-Norman attempts a barrage of blows to the chin, but Balanced blocks.
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+Balanced punches Norman with a volley of punches to the stomach. Norman quickly recovers.
-Norman attempts a series of right punches to the face, but Balanced ducks just in time.
-Balanced launches a left left to the chin, but flails uselessly.
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+Balanced tattoos Norman with a flurry of punches to the face.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 20 of 42 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 29 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 30-28


Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Balanced doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 4

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

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+Balanced pounds Norman with a pair of punches to the head. Norman asks for time to wipe off the blood.
+Balanced annoys Norman with a heavy jab to the chin. Norman asks for time to wipe off the blood.
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-Balanced throws a barrage of left punches to the solar plexus, but flails uselessly.
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-Norman throws a volley of punches to the jaw, but Balanced leaps aside.
+Norman attacks with a series of hard shots to the jaw.
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+Norman hits Balanced with a barrage of blows to the temple.
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+Norman solidly lands a right to the face.
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-Norman charges with a volley of shots to the eye, but Balanced backs out of it.
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+Balanced thumps Norman with a flurry of furious blows to the nose.
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-Balanced launches a hook to the nose, but Norman ducks just in time.
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+Norman connects with a pair of powerful punches to the mouth. Balanced sneers "My grandmother can hit harder than that!"
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 20 of 41 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 31 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 40-37


Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Balanced doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 5

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

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+Norman fires a barrage of blows to the stomach.
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-Balanced throws a volley of punches to the mouth, but Norman deftly avoits it.
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+Norman rocks Balanced with a volley of stinging blows to the temple.
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-Norman tries a uppercut to the eye, but Balanced takes it in the forearms.
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-Balanced attempts a left to the solar plexus, but misses.
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+Balanced lands a straight right to the eye. Norman sneers "My grandmother can hit harder than that!"
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+Balanced annoys Norman with a barrage of stinging punches to the face.
-Norman attempts a pair of right punches to the mouth, but Balanced ducks just in time.
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-Balanced attacks with a pair of punches to the temple, but loses his balance.
-Norman attacks with a pair of left shots to the eye, but is ineffective.
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-Norman lashes out with a barrage of left shots to the eye, but Balanced ducks.
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-Norman lashes out with a pair of right punches to the head, but Balanced leaps aside.
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+Norman slams Balanced with a barrage of strong shots to the mouth. Balanced falls against the ropes!
+Balanced hammers Norman with a flurry of punches to the eye.
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+ The fighters trade shots to the temple.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 21 of 40 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 19 of 31 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 50-46


Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Balanced doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 6

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

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-Balanced tries to land a pair of punches to the face, but flails uselessly.
-Norman tries a volley of blows to the stomach, but misses completely.
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+Norman tags Balanced with a volley of glancing punches to the jaw.
-Norman throws a pair of punches to the chin, but Balanced covers himself well.
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+Norman whacks Balanced with a pair of furious shots to the solar plexus!!
+Norman nails Balanced with a barrage of painful punches to the jaw.
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-Norman charges with a series of left punches to the face, but loses his balance.
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-Balanced paws a right to the nose, but Norman ducks just in time.
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+ The fighters swap punches to the jaw.
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+Balanced annoys Norman with a flurry of punches to the ribs.
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-Norman probes with a volley of shots to the face, but Balanced ties him up.
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+Balanced throws a pair of punches to the eye. Norman sneers "My grandmother can hit harder than that!"
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+Norman hits with a series of punches to the temple.
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+Balanced catches Norman with a series of nasty punches to the temple.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 20 of 37 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 32 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 60-55


Norman grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

Balanced doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 7

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

-Balanced lunges with a volley of left punches to the mouth, but Norman leaps aside.
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+Balanced staggers Norman with a barrage of punches to the stomach.
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+Balanced wakes up the fans with a barrage of punches to the eye.
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+Balanced fires a series of punches to the eye. Norman sneers "Is that the best you can do?"
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+Norman lashes out with a series of punches to the stomach.
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+Balanced rocks Norman with a pair of commanding punches to the face. Norman quickly recovers.
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+Norman scores with a volley of powerful shots to the jaw.
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+Norman lands a series of punches to the chin.
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-Norman tries a series of right punches to the chest, but Balanced ducks.
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-Norman attacks with a series of left blows to the chest, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
+Norman attacks with a stiff sweeping right to the face!
-Norman launches a barrage of punches to the eye, but Balanced ducks just in time.
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-Balanced lashes out with a series of right punches to the head, but only hits air.
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-Norman charges with a barrage of blows to the jaw, but flails uselessly.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 20 of 39 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 22 of 30 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 70-64


Norman grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 8

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)

+Norman grazes Balanced with a wild jab to the ribs.
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-Norman throws a barrage of blows to the nose, but misses completely.
+Norman suprises Balanced with a series of punches to the eye!!
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-Balanced attacks with a barrage of right punches to the chin, but goes wide.
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-Norman attempts a series of shots to the eye, but Balanced steps aside.
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+Norman scores with a pair of shots to the chin.
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-Norman fires a barrage of punches to the solar plexus, but comes up empty.
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-Norman throws a volley of right blows to the chin, but fails to score.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 15 of 40 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 4 of 8 punches.

Joe Norman won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 79-74


Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Balanced doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 9

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

+Norman scores with a jab to the face.
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-Balanced attacks with a left jab to the stomach, but flails uselessly.
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+Norman pokes Balanced with a barrage of light blows to the head. Balanced retreats to the far corner.
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+Balanced tags Norman with a left to the nose!!
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-Balanced probes with a barrage of blows to the mouth, but flails uselessly.
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-Norman attempts a left to the solar plexus, but Balanced ducks just in time.
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-Norman throws a barrage of left blows to the head, but Balanced steps aside and laughs.
-Norman attempts a volley of right punches to the chin, but Balanced ducks.
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+Balanced hits with a pair of strong punches to the solar plexus.
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-Balanced fires a straight right to the mouth, but Norman ducks just in time.
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+Balanced whacks Norman with a flurry of stinging punches to the nose!
-Norman fires a pair of left blows to the face, but to no avail.
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+Norman smacks Balanced with a roundhouse to the eye. Balanced doesn't notice.
+Norman backs up Balanced with a volley of punches to the temple. Balanced covers up.
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+ The fighters trade shots to the jaw.
+Balanced belts Norman with a barrage of punches to the head.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 18 of 40 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 29 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 89-83


Norman grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 10

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)

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-Norman attacks with a volley of right punches to the solar plexus, but fails to score.
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-Norman lashes out with a volley of blows to the face, but Balanced ties him up.
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-Norman tries to land a right right to the ribs, but Balanced leaps aside.
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+Norman wallops Balanced with a flurry of powerful punches to the mouth.
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-Norman probes with a hook to the mouth, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
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+Norman belts Balanced with a volley of punches to the eye!
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-Norman charges with a volley of punches to the temple, but Balanced stays away from it.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 15 of 36 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 5 of 8 punches.

Joe Norman won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 98-93


Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Balanced doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 11

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

+Balanced staggers Norman with a volley of loud punches to the mouth.
+Norman clocks Balanced with a series of furious punches to the face.
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+Norman slams Balanced with a pair of commanding blows to the stomach.
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+Balanced tosses a series of punches to the temple!
-Balanced tries a barrage of punches to the temple, but Norman ducks just in time.
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-Norman fires a series of left punches to the jaw, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
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-Norman attempts a left right to the ribs, but Balanced takes it in the forearms.
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+Norman pokes Balanced with a pair of off balance punches to the face.
-Balanced probes with a flurry of blows to the eye, but Norman deftly avoits it.
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-Balanced lashes out with a volley of left punches to the jaw, but only hits air.
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+Norman annoys Balanced with a barrage of shots to the solar plexus!
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-Norman paws a volley of shots to the mouth, but Balanced steps aside and laughs.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 23 of 38 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 31 punches.

This round was a 10-10 tie.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 108-103


Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 12

Norman comes out fighting.
Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)

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-Norman launches a barrage of punches to the chin, but Balanced steps aside.
+Balanced hits Norman with a pair of nasty punches to the mouth.
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+Norman suprises Balanced with a barrage of punches to the solar plexus. Balanced backpedals to his own corner.
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+Norman solidly lands a barrage of blows to the nose. Balanced beats a hasty retreat.
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-Balanced attempts a pair of punches to the mouth, but falls short.
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-Balanced launches a right to the nose, but falls short.
-Balanced attempts a flurry of punches to the chin, but Norman ducks.
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+Balanced attacks with a barrage of punches to the temple.
-Norman lunges with a barrage of punches to the nose, but Balanced ties him up.
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+Norman lashes out with a barrage of shots to the chest. Balanced is hurt!
+Balanced catches Norman with a volley of commanding punches to the jaw!
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-Norman lashes out with a flurry of left shots to the head, but Balanced ducks just in time.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

Joe Norman landed 22 of 39 punches, and "Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 14 of 32 punches.

Joe Norman won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 117-113


Norman grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool.

Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.




The judges decisions are:


Judge Guimond scores the fight as follows:

Round 1: A 10-10 tie.
Round 2: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 3: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 4: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 5: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 6: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 7: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 8: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 9: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 10: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 11: A 10-10 tie.
Round 12: Joe Norman 10-9

Total Score: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 117-113


Judge Leinbach scores the fight as follows:

Round 1: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 2: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 3: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 4: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 5: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 6: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 7: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 8: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 9: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 10: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 11: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 12: Joe Norman 10-9

Total Score: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 116-112


Sean O'Grady scores the fight as follows:

Round 1: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 2: A 10-10 tie.
Round 3: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 4: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 5: A 10-10 tie.
Round 6: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 7: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 8: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 9: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 10: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 11: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 12: Joe Norman 10-9

Total Score: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 116-114

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist wins by decision!