What it sets up now is anybody’s guess. A rematch would be ideal considering how far ahead on points the Colombian was and for how sensational the action was inside the ring. A rematch with Khan is obviously out the window now for Prescott, but since Alvarado (32-0, 23 KOs) scored such a classic TKO and considering that he has still yet to taste defeat as a pro, there’s no telling what looms ahead in his near future.
The opening bout of the pay-per-view telecast was a competitive and tightly-contested battle between junior lightweights Luis Cruz (19-1, 15 KOs) and Juan Carlos Burgos. Burgos, from Tijuana, was in total control early on with sharp left hooks and a punishing body assault. It seemed at that point that the Puerto Rican was going to be in way over his head, but Cruz turned the tides midway through the contest. Stiff right hands and hard counter punches brought Cruz back into the fight, but Burgos didn’t relinquish total control.
The second half of the duel was about as close as they come and though Cruz’ face grew puffier as the rounds wore on, the outcome of the bout seemed to be up in the air when the tenth and final round approached. The action was both toe-to-toe (in spurts) and nip-and-tuck and neither man truly dominated the other. However, two of the ringside judges thought Burgos (28-1, 19 KOs) was the far superior man and gave him the decision with scores of 97-93 and 98-92. The other judge had it even at 95-95. SecondsOut.com had it in favor of Burgos 96-94.
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November 12, 2011
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