Here are some thoughts on both cards shown on HBO and Showtime.Some interesting fights including a disappointing main event.
1.Alfredo Angulo defeats Raul Casarez by 1st round KO-There wasn’t much too to come away with in this bout.It was Angulo’s first fight in 11 months and it was a mismatch that ended in Angulo knocking out Casarez in the first round.A good comeback win for Angulo though.
2.Mikey Garcia defeats Jonathon Barros by TKO 8.-The usual impressive Mikey Garcia fight.He doesn’t dazzle you the first few rounds.Very workmanlike in his approach as he wore down Barros with the jab and the next thing you know Barros is hitting the deck.Result is another Garcia win and hopefully he gets the Salido fight he wants so bad next.
3.Leo Santa Cruz defeats Victor Saleta via KO 9-Santa Criz was impressive as he won every round against Saleta on his way to a 9th round TKO.He dropped Saleta 3 times in a very impressive win for Santa Cruz who looks better every fight.
4.Vanes Martirosyan vs Erislandy Lara ends in a draw.Overall this fight was a decent fight although it didn’t have the fireworks i thought it might have.It was fairly even with each fighter having his moments.I had Lara winning because he was a little more busy but it was very close.The fight ended in a draw when an accidental headbutt cut Vanes over his eye that was dripping blood badly.The result is a draw,a probable rematch and Canelo not having to fight Lara anytime soon if ever now.
5.Abner Mares defeats Chemito Moreno by decision-In the most anticipated fight of the fight it did not disappoint.Overall it was a dirty fight by Mares as he kept coming head first at Moreno.I like Mares and his work rate but he does get away with alot of headbutts and low blows.Mares outworked Moreno and pressured him all night as Moreno had to keep running as Mares stalked him all night.Moreno never got on track as Mares kept bull rushing him all night which led to Moreno going down in the 5th round for the first time in his career and his first loss in 10 years.Mares won wide decisions including the usual ridiculous scorecard of 120-106 .Seems we get a stupid judge at every fight now.After the fight Mares called out Nonito Donaire.Dont get excited about that fight boxing fans.Bob Arum won’t make it just to be spiteful!!