LARA OUTCLASSES HERNANDEZ FOR 20TH WIN
By G. Leon
Russell stops another overmatched opponent
Erislandy Lara W10 Freddie Hernandez: Erislandy Lara (pictured) used crisp counter punching and straight lefts to keep a very game Hernandez at optimum working distance nearly every round. Lara did use some crafty/dirty tactics with his head, which wound up opening up a gash in the middle of Hernandez's brow that seemingly took him out of the fight. Official scores were 95-94, 98-91 and 99-90. Boxingtalk scored it 98-91. Lara improves to 20-1-1 with 11 KOs while Hernandez falls to 30-3-1 with 20 KOs.
Gary Russell Jr TKO3 Chris Perez: Rapidly rising featherweight Gary Russell Jr. dominated yet another overmatched foe in his slot on Shobox's televised undercard. Perez was game, but overmatched in every aspect. Russell dropped him with a right hook in round two and three more times in the third, prompting Pat Russell to call a halt to the action. Official time of the stoppage was 1:41.