Bantamweight prospect and amateur standout Wilver Hernandez defeated Abel Soriano by unanimous decision this past Saturday night at Memorial Hall in his adopted hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.
Scores were 59-52, 59-52, and 60-51 for Hernandez, who improved to 6-0, 2 knockouts.
Soriano was game throughout most of the fight, producing eye-catching exchanges between the two, but Hernandez was the more-effective fighter. Hernandez was able to drop Soriano a total of three times during the fight.
Hernandez, who is originally from Acayucan, Mexico, was reportedly an 11-time amateur national champion. In his previous fight on February 26, Hernandez defeated Eder Clervoix by unanimous decision.
The 20-year-old made his pro debut on February 27 of last year.
Soriano, who resides in Bellevue, Nebraska, drops to 10-2, 7 KOs. The 28-year-old has trained alongside WBO world welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford.
Welterweight Marcus Davidson of Kansas City, Kansas improved to 5-0, 4 KOs, defeating Brazil’s Rodrigo Lopes Rodrigues by decision over six one-sided rounds.
All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Davidson.
Lopes Rodriguez drops to 8-4, 7 KOs. He has now lost his last four bouts, all against unbeaten opposition.
Older brother and junior welterweight Marcell Davidson knocked out Travis Floyd of Douglasville, Georgia at 1:13 of the fourth round. Davidson improves to 3-0, 2 KOs.
Floyd was making his pro debut.
The card was co-promoted by Vick Green.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing