Advertisement
Advertisement

Juan Carlos Salgado Outpoints Jonathan Barros in Puebla

By Jake Donovan

Juan Carlos Salgado extended his second title reign to three consecutive defenses with a 12-round points win over Jonathan Barros in their 130 lb. title fight Saturday evening in Puebla, Mexico. 

Scores were 115-112 and 116-111 (twice) for Salgado, who has potentially punched his way towards a career-best payday if current water cooler talk ultimately becomes a reality.

Salgado was in control for most of the bout, though Barros made things interesting with occasional right hands and sneak left hooks to remain competitive despite never taking the lead. A clash of heads left Salgado with a cut over his left eye early in the fight, but superb work by his cornerman made it a non-factor.

The win is Salgado's sixth straight as he improves to 26-1-1 (18KO). His lone loss came at the hands of Takashi Uchiyama, who still serves atop the 130 lb. division. 

Barros falls to 34-3-1 (18KO) in a failed bid to capture a belt in a second weight class. His short-lived reign at featherweight in 2011 included a two-fight split with Celestino Caballero.

In the evening's co-feature, Alejandro Sanabria (33-1-1, 25KO) remained in the hunt for a lightweight title shot with an 8th round knockout of Seiichi Okada (16-3, 9KO).

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apocalypto on 08-19-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12435745]Jake we still waiting for that TMT announcement! Good win for Salgado.[/QUOTE] what announcement?

Comment by JakeNDaBox on 08-19-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12435745][B]Jake we still waiting for that TMT announcement![/B] Good win for Salgado.[/QUOTE] I have a separate article related to this fight which will serve as the Sunday feature on B-Scene which will (sort of) address it.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 08-19-2012

Jake we still waiting for that TMT announcement! Good win for Salgado.

Comment by Evil Abed on 08-19-2012

Solid win. Proves he's not a one hit wonder.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement