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Fox Sports 1 Undercard: Fernando Guerrero Edges Gatica

By David P. Greisman

Fernando Guerrero had far more trouble than he was looking for in his first fight back since his technical knockout loss to middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin earlier this year. Guerrero returned against Ray Gatica, got knocked down in the first round, got hurt on several occasions, and got fortunate with a unanimous decision win.

All three judges had it 96-93 for Guerrero.

Gatica sent out a pair of jabs about halfway into the opening round, and Guerrero ducked down and away and then remained in that position with his gloves down for some reason. With Guerrero not protecting himself, Gatica tossed a left hand that sent Guerrero wobbling backward. Guerrero soon took a knee, and Gatica landed another left on his downed opponent.

Guerrero steadied himself, but was forced to adjust. He would toss out hard shots and then move, trying not to be hurt again. Gatica continued to pursue and continued to land on occasion. Gatica hurt Guerrero again in the eighth, missing a wild overhand southpaw left, but then landing a good right hook. And in the 10th, a left hand had Guerrero's knees bending and nearly touching canvas.

Gatica wasn't able to put Guerrero away, and the judges apparently favored Guerrero.

Guerrero, 27, is now 26-2 with 19 knockouts, though he looks increasingly limited and vulnerable. Gatica, 29, is now 13-2 with 8 knockouts.

- Terrell Gausha remained undefeated with a quick one-punch knockout of Andres Calixto, ending the fight with a short right hand that Calixto moved into. Though the punch didn't appear to have much behind it, Calixto went down in a heap and stayed down.

The end came at 1:50 of the first round and brought the record of the 26-year-old 2012 U.S. Olympian from Cleveland to 7-0 with 5 knockouts. This was Gausha's sixth fight of 2013. Calixto, meanwhile, fell (literally) to 4-5 with 4 KOs.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 11-12-2013

Fernando got a early X-mas gift !!! All in all a damn good SCRAP:boxing:

Comment by DVSONE2014 on 11-12-2013

Fernando Guerrero lost this fight.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 11-12-2013

He nearly lost this fight by getting k.o.'d again.

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