Vasquez On Another Planet

By Oliver Smith
Photos: Joshua Smith

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas - Miguel Vasquez (24-3-12KOs) was a last minute replacement for Ray Narh Vs Breidis Prescott ( 21-1-18 KOs), and he seized the moment as he awkwardly out pointed Prescott to score a 10 round split decision victory.

Prescott was previously undefeated and has a couple of notable names on his hit-list, one being newly crowned WBA light-welterweight champion, Amir Khan.

However, it wasn’t to be his night as Vasquez used great counter punching and good movement to avoid the bombs that KO’d Khan, and slithered his way to victory.

The win was a split decision, with one judge inexplicably scoring it 97-92 for Prescott and the two others 95-94 and 96-93 for Vasquez.

In the other notable fight of the evening, Erislandy Lara (7-0, 4 KOs) took a 6 round decision over well traveled veteran fighter Darnell Boone (16-12-2, 6 Kos). Boone made for an awkward fight and gave Lara a good test. Judges scored the fight 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55 all in favor of Lara.

Hot prospect Guillermo Rigondeaux (2-0, 2 KOs) devastated Robert Guillen (4-3-2, 0 KOs) with a wicked liver shot that had Guillen rolling on the canvas in serious pain resulting in a second round KO victory for Rigondeaux who continues to impress.