Ronny Rios beats down Jayson Velez
In a minor upset featherweight Ronny Rios (26-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jayson Velez (23-1-1, 16 KOs). Velez started strong, but Rios constant pressure seemed too much as Velez simply had no answer when put on his back foot. Rios was deducted a point for low blow in round five by referee Jay Nady that many felt was not a very good decision.
Rios eventually broke Velez down who appeared clueless on how to stop the constant pressure. This was Velez first loss as he fought to a draw with former world champion Evgeny Gradovich, Rios on the other hand was trying to get his career back on track after losing to journeyman Robinson Castellanos.
The judges scored the bout very reasonably with 97-92, 95-94, 96-93 all for Ronny Rios.