Hank Lundy outpoints John Delperdang over 12
Hank Lundy returned to the win column Friday night, winning a 12-round unanimous decision over John Delperdang at the B.O.O.M Fitness Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lundy improves to 27-6-1, with 13 knockouts. The hard-hitting Delperdang, who resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Ontario, falls to 10-2, 9 KOs.
It was Lundy’s first fight since losing to 140-pound world champ Terence Crawford on Feb. 27. Weeks after the knockout loss to Crawford, Lundy had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee.
Lundy, who is promoted by Jimmy Burchfield, utilized his experience against Delperdang, outboxing his opponent or countering to the head and body.
Scores were 119-109, 119-109, and 118-110 for Lundy, who won a minor lightweight title belt in the process.
Delperdang’s four-bout winning streak was snapped.
“It was a good fight,” Lundy posted on his Twitter account after the fight. “John Delperdang is a tough fighter. It felt good to be back in the ring after 10 months.”
Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, Boxingscene.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing