Re: the what fights did you watch today\scorecard thread.
Robert Guerrero UD12 Andre Berto
You got to love Guerrero. Four years ago the guy was a featherweight. He's just kept travelling north in search of money and the career defining fights he feels he deserves - he's calling for Mayweather and Pacquiao for years, you know he means it, and he's taken a step nearer with a FOTY the year candidate fought on HBO last night.
Guerrero showed real depth in his abilities going all the way inside and keeping Berto under control with grappling and punching. There was some crying about excessive holding from Guerrero on HBO and it's being echoed by some next door, but that's BS, I think. Both were holding. Berto, aware that his speed advantage was being entirely nullified also wanted to make sure that his man wasn't working free with both his hands. They were both holding. The post-fight squabble between the two in the ring was a shame to see.
They both also had serious eye injuries, Berto almost totally unable to see out of either eye, Guerrero struggling in the second half of the fight with his right eye which was also almost shut by fight's end. Didn't stop them both delivering for real.
Berto's uppercut inside was a thing of real beauty, but he was always going to b struggling to close the gap after being knocked down once in the first and once in the second and the nature of the fight was such that Guerrero was able to take advantage of his higher workrate to nick most rounds inspite of Berto's often more eye-catching shots.
Lots of punches thrown, a great fight.
All three offical cards were 116-110, mine read the same way.