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 Last update:  1/13/2013       Read more by Jake Donovan         
   
Johan Perez Edges Steve Forbes in Hard Fought Battle
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By Jake Donovan

Johan Perez didn't looks spectacular, but managed to do just enough to take a majority decision over  Stevie Forbes in their 10-round welterweight main event Saturday evening at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Perez (16-1-1, 12KO) struggled throughout the contest, with Forbes giving a much better account of himself than most expected of the 35-year old. The close fight was properly reflected on the scorecards, with a 95-95 tie on one card overruled by cards of 96-94 and 97-93, with Perez eking out a hard-fought decision.

Naturally, Forbes believed he was robbed. The faded former 130 lb. titlist generally believes this to be the case whenever he's involved in a marginally close fight that goes the distance. On this particular evening, he perhaps has a valid argument. 

However, the veteran suffers his fourth straight loss, falling to 35-12 (11KO).

The bout headlined the first card of a new deal between Golden Boy Promotions and the BB&T Center, as part of a series to air on Fox Deportes.

In undercard action, 2012 U.S. Olympic middleweight Terrell Gausha (2-0, 2KO) scored his second knockout in as many pro fights with a 1st round stoppage of Kenneth Taylor Schmitdz (2-6-1, 1KO). No knockdowns were scored, but Gausha battered his hapless opponent into submission at 1:42 of the opening round.

Local middleweight Tracy Rollins (4-0, 2KO) made quick work of pro debuting Jose Angel Sanchez (0-1). Three knockdowns forced a stoppage at 2:29 of round one. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox Tags: Steve Forbes , Johan Perez


 

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comment by Ray Corso, on 01-13-2013
I watched and Stevie did very well especially at the end. Its not easy for a vet like him to fight these younger guys who usually show more than he does at the end but Stevie did great! I thought he edged the kid and won. The other kid has no style and he obviously drained at 140+2, also very awk...

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 01-13-2013
[quote=PBP] This was a good card. Forbes fought well. I thought he was shot but this is the best I've seen him look in a while. I had it a draw but have no problem with Perez winning. [/quote] I caught bits and pieces cause I was too busy watching the 49ers games but you're right, Forbes looked ...

comment by nycsmooth, on 01-13-2013
ok card that I hope gets better but I guess this GBP's east coast version..the one judge, Young, was too generous @ 7-3...FL judges having trouble lately with consistenct in the scoring...last weeks was awful on espn...

comment by dblaze9, on 01-13-2013
[QUOTE=PBP]This was a good card. Forbes fought well. I thought he was shot but this is the best I've seen him look in a while. I had it a draw but have no problem with Perez winning.[/QUOTE] I agree 100%. I also had the fight a draw. Forbes fought really well and he actually had lots of energ...

comment by FightersRep, on 01-13-2013
Good card.

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