Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mike Alvarado Beats Down a Gutsy Herrera Over Ten

by Rick Reeno

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas - Junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over a very brave Mauricio Herrera (18-2, 7KOs). The scores were 99-91, 97-93 and 96-94.

As expected, Alvarado came out pressing the action and easily pushed Herrera back. Herrera stayed close and was able to counter well and find the right openings. Alvarado started throwing bombs in the second, and Herrera stood his ground while firing his own punches in return. The action was non-stop, as both of them stood close to trade combinations. Herrera's face was already showing the damage from the numerous exchanges.

Hererra tried to start boxing in the third, but Alvarado's pressure forced him to continue trading punches on the inside. Herrera showed heart and fast hands, firing back with multiple punches to counter Alvarado's heavy hands. Herrera was able to outland and probably outpunch Alvarado in the fourth. However, Alvarado's punches were much heavier and doing more damage. Alvarado's face was started to swell.

The action appeared to slow down for the first two minutes of the fifth. After Alvarado pinned Herrera against the ropes in the final minute, they started trading punches until the bell. By the end of the seventh round, Herrera's face was an complete wreck. A cut opened up above his left eye and his face was badly swollen on both sides.

Herrera's left eye was practically swollen shut by the ninth and Alvarado was starting to land his punches flush. In the tenth and final round, Alvarado came out with bad intentions and wanted to close the fight with a knockout. Herrera continued to show his heart and fought back to keep referee Kenny Bayless from stopping the fight. In the final twenty seconds, they stood toe to toe with punches flying.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GoogleMe on 04-15-2012

Bob Arum is a disgrace.

Comment by TrickyLefty on 04-15-2012

Fight of the year if Herrera would win.

Comment by ElMeroChingon on 04-15-2012

best fight of the night, styles really matched up nicely.

Comment by -Spinal- on 04-14-2012

Gesta, Alvarado, Rios win, this will be a shocker when Jro finds out. The ultimate shocker PPV. I almost feel bad now for perfectly predicting who was going to win every fight in this difficult to predict Top Rank card.

Comment by dan649 on 04-14-2012

OMG Just witnessed the worst decision since pac v marquez. Abril just won at the very least 9 rounds over rios easily and without any stress. Boxed the socks off him easily. ROBBERY!!!! Abril killed him

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Broner: I Won That Fight, You All Know I Beat Jessie Vargas! Ramon Alvarez Decisions Jorge Paez Over Ten Rounds Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas Battle To a Majority Draw Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermall Charlo Demolishes Hugo Centeno in Two For Interim Belt Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gervonta Davis Crushes Jesus Cuellar in Three For WBA Title Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno - CompuBox Historical Review Amir Khan To Kell Brook: I'm Chasing You, Remember That! Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar - CompuBox Historical Review Carl Frampton Outboxes Nonito Donaire For WBO Interim-Title Otto Wallin Decisions Adrian Granat, Captures The EU Title Tomasz Adamek Downs Joey Abell in The Seventh Round Agit Kabayel Crushes Miljan Rovcanin in Three, Retains EBU Belt Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Zolani Tete Dominates Omar Narvaez Over Twelve Rounds Broner vs. Vargas - LIVE Results From Brooklyn Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in Less Than a Minute Tommy Coyle Stops Sean Dodd, Claims Commonwealth Belt Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Stats & Stakes Vanes on Golovkin: Everyone is Human, Everyone is Beatable! Conor Benn Stops Chris Truman, Targets Peynaud Rematch Hugo Centeno's Trainer Breaks Down Jermall Charlo Fight Batyr Ahmedov Being Placed on The Fast-Track, Says Manager Jessie Vargas: Keith Thurman is Irrelevant, No One Cares For Him Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco - CompuBox Historical Review Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo Sparred Bell Twins in Preparation for Centeno Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco - LIVE Results From Liverpool Michael Conlan Overwhelmed With Home Return on June 30 Frampton vs. Donaire - LIVE Results From Belfast Carl Frampton-Nonito Donaire: Stats & Stakes Centeno: Charlo Should've Knocked Out Injured Heiland Sooner Mares: Gervonta Should Beat Cuellar Easily, But He Tends to Tire Broner: When I'm Done, I'll Be One of The Best To Wear Gloves Amir Khan: I Feel Better Now Than I Did at 28, You Will See Frampton: I Expect a Big Performance Against Nonito Donaire Josue Vargas Looks To Build Road To a World Title in New York
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement