Yuriorkis Gamboa defeats Orlando Salido and Brandon Rios stops Anthony Peterson

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Yuriorkis Gamboa defeats Orlando Salido and Brandon Rios stops Anthony Peterson

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In a featherweight unification bout at The Palms, Yuriorkis Gamboa (19-0, 15KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Orlando Salido. Gamboa was quicker and better is almost every round. Gamboa suffered a flash knockdown in the eight round. He came back in the twelfth to send Salido down twice. On the second knockdown, Gamboa lost a point for hitting Salido while he was down. The scores were 116-109, 114-109 and 115-109.

Lightweight Brandon Rios (25-0-1, 18KOs) pulled off a minor upset with a dominating performance to defeat previously undefeated Anthony Peterson (30-1, 20KOs) by way of a seven round disqualification. After a good first round, Peterson lost his focus and began to brawl with Rios, the much bigger and stronger man. In the fifth, Rios dropped Peterson with a counter hook. In the sixth, Peterson landed a series of low blows to lose two points. In the seventh Peterson landed another series of low blows and the ref had no choice but to call for the DQ.

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Yuriorkis Gamboa continues to impress with a showdown with Juan Manuel Lopez on the horizon. Gamboa really needs to keep his hands up though.

Washington, DC’s own Anthony Peterson appeared to have a meltdown in the ring. You wouldn’t know it from the fight, but Peterson actually has good movement and a good jab. I have no idea why he decided not to use them.

In other boxing news, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ricky Hatton had a rough week. But we don’t need to get into all that negativity here. Doing a little blow is not the end of the world.

On a positive note, Devon “The Great,” Alexander will be fighting Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley. Should be an excellent boxing match for purists.

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