Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California– Second generation fighter, Aaron Pryor Jr. (16-3, 11 KOs) scored a significant upset Friday night against three-time world title challenger and Boxing Tribune #7 ranked super middleweight, Librado Andrade (29-4, 22 KOs).
Fighting for the first time on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo, Pryor was anything but smooth in his effort, moving awkwardly and using an ugly clinch to neutralize any inside fighting, but he was able to use his reach advantage to land some showy punches on the ever-stalking Andrade. None of Pryor’s shots hurt the native of Guanajuato, Mexico, but the loud thudding blows tamed a pro-Andrade crowd and seemingly influenced the judges.
Andrade was able to have some success when he fought his way inside, but, more often than not, his inside game was stifled by his foes’ grappling and his own willingness to take long range, scoring blows without employing head movement or any other sort of defense.
Pryor would take a majority decision by the scores of 95-95, 96-94, and 96-94. The Boxing Tribune cored the fight 97-93, also in favor of Pryor.
On the televised undercard, Andrade’s brother, Enrique Ornelas (31-7, 20 KOs) overcame a first round knockdown to score a unanimous eight round decision over journeyman, Hector Hernandez (10-4-2, 4 KOs) by scores of 78-73 all around.
Other Noteworthy Fights:
(Heavyweight) Deontay Wilder TKO 1 Reggie Pena; (Light Heavyweight) Denis Grachev TKO 4 Vladine Biosse; (Super Flyweight) McWilliams Arroyo TKO 7 Rigoberto Casillas; (Super Middleweight) Elvin Ayala RTD 4 George Armenta
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