Jeffrey Resto looks for redemption in jr. welterweight fight vs. Michael Warrick

(06/27/04) MANHATTAN - The Bronx's Jeffrey Resto recently took on Michael Warrick in a 10-round junior welterweight fight at the Manhattan Center. It is the first fight for Resto since quitting in the sixth round against Carlos Mauso back in September -- his first loss after 17 wins. Both fighters had identical 17-1 records coming into the bout.

Warrick knocked Resto down in the second round, but Resto got off the canvas and continued fighting. In the sixth round, Resto was pounding Warrick against the ropes as the round came to an end. Then in the eighth, Warrick connected with punishing body shot that forced Resto to take a knee -- another two-point round for Warrick. In the final seconds of the fight, Resto threw everything he could at Warrick, but it was too late. The fight went to the scorecard, and all three judges scored it 94-92 in favor of Warrick. The two knockdowns were the difference in the bout.

Resto (17-2) lost for the second time in his career. He could not tell News 12 The Bronx what he was going to do next. Retirement could be an option, but he erased all the doubts about his guts and heart in the fight against Warrick.

Meanwhile, Bronx resident Pat Nwamu had his fight on the under-card canceled when his opponent failed his physical prior to the fight.

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