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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kedem Falls Again

Junior featherweight Eilon Kedem lost a majority decision in a six round bout, a result that was unpopular with the crowd, against Jose "Chilli" Rivera last night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York. Kedem was 121 pounds for the fight, outweighing Rivera by three pounds. The fight was originally scheduled for January 13, but was postponed because of snow.

The scores were 57-57, 58-56, 59-55 with the last two in Rivera's favor. Rivera started strong, but Kedem finished the fight with more fervor.

Kedem (11-5-4, 7 KOs) has now lost his last two bouts and three of his last four. The 26 year old has won just two fights in his last seven, going 2-4-1 in that span. Rivera improves his record to 3-2-1. Both men were coincidentally coming off of six round majority decision losses to Elton Dharry last year.

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