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Juan Carlos Burgos Decisions Luis Cruz Over Ten

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Juan Carlos Burgos (28-1, 19KOs) won a ten round majority decision over previously undefeated Luis Cruz (19-1, 15KOs). The scores were 95-95, 97-93 and 98-92 for Burgos, who captures the WBO Latino junior lightweight championship.

After a fairly even first round, Burgos opened up in the second and stunned Cruz. Burgos dominated the third round, landing combinations and shaking Cruz up on more than one occasion. Cruz began to pick up the pace in the fourth. He was taking the punches better and started boxing smart with calculated counters in the fifth. By the seventh, Cruz's right eye was swelling shut. The action was close in the late rounds, but Burgos had the slight edge due to his accurate punches and a good left hand that barely missed.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AnimalisticMeth on 11-14-2011

Cruz will bounce back he just needs to fix some things on his defence and work on his combinations. I think he will be a world champion one day if they don't rush him.

Comment by Eaner0919 on 11-14-2011

this was Vargas Lopez from the Starpower card where both guys showed what they can do and there was no real loser Burgos is a tough out I told a lot of you this his experience and pressure are something…

Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 11-14-2011

Cruz stepped up in competition and lost. He looks like if he does a few adjustments he might be able to compete. That was a good fight between two solid contenders

Comment by richardt on 11-14-2011

Where is PRBOXINGIDIOT??? What is this - his 15th wrong prediction in a row?? The idiot picks guys ONLY because they are PR. Talk about biased. I bet he would pick a PR to beat Mayweather even if the PR…

Comment by .::|ULTIMATE|::. on 11-13-2011

I made a bet on Burgos because even though both guys have promise I took a look at the height difference, the experience differential outside their country, and that they were both young and immediately thought "upset" Burgos should have…

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