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'Golden Boy Live' Undercard Results: Seda, Colon Win Big

By Jake Donovan

McWilliams Arroyo faces unbeaten Froilan Saludar in a 12-round flyweight title elliminator Thursday evening at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The bout airs live on Fox Sports 1. 

The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to flyweight titlist Amnat Ruenroeng.         

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). 

Prichard Colon made the most of his televised debut, scoring three knockdowns en route to a 5th round stoppage of Carlos Garcia in the opening bout of the telecast. 

In a fight dedicated to his ring idol Felix 'Tito' Trinidad who was seated ringside, Colon perfectly emulated the Hall of Famer's style. The 21-year old welterweight knockout artist was poised from the opening bell and fending off the best his opponent had to offer as he inflicted pain in every round. 

Garcia (7-13-1, 7KO) enjoyed brief moments of success late in round two, but paid the price soon thereafter. Colon scored the first knockdown of the fight in round three, buzzing Garcia who tried and failed to clinch as he stumbled to the canvas.

Just as it appeared that Colon would hear the final bell for the first time in his career, a breakthrough came in the deciding fifth round. Garcia was dropped a minute into the round, struggling to regain his senses as he bravely attempted to fight on. Colon connected again, scoring with a right hand and left hook to floor the journeyman a second time in the round. 

Referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. began his count, but stopped midway through as he recognized that Garcia was done for the night.  The official time was 2:24 of round five.

Colon rolls to 10-0 (10KO), in what served as the first time Trinidad was able to watch his protegé at ringside. Their families go alll the way back to when Trinidad won his first world title, 21 years ago to the day.

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

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