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.
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