Headlining the undercard, Cesar Seda looked sharp in his first fight since his failed title bid versus Leo Santa Cruz last December, taking a 10-round landslide decision over Mexico's Alex Rangel in the televised co-feature.
Scores were 100-90 and 99-91 (twice) in favor of Seda.
Despite boasting two-fisted knockout power, Seda was content with boxing the night away. The Puerto Rican southpaw punched with conviction, but was also smart enough to recognize when a knockout just wasn't going to happen.
Instead, the two-time title challenger settled for busting up his challenger all night. Rangel was bleeding from the nose from the middle rounds through the end of the fight, never able to do much more than take punches and keep coming forward. Not only was it not enough to win rounds, but also drew concern from his corner who threatened to stop the fight prior to the ninth round.
Rangel (15-3-2, 9KO) was afforded the opportunity to continue, but hardly seized the moment in dropping his second straight fight.
Seda continued to dominate down the stretch as he cruised to his first win in more than a year. The gap between victories was only due to a relatively inactive 2013 campaign that ended with the loss to Santa Cruz, as he advances to 26-2 (17KO).
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox