Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Salinas Scores Decision Victory Over Vue

Alejandro "Popo" Salinas scored an 8 round decision victory over Duarn Vue (Madison, Wisconsin) in what  was a highly entertaining bout. 

Salinas went on the attack early landing the harder blows, though both fighters stayed busy and landed a decent amount of blows. 

Vue absorbed a decent amount of Salinas before finding his own range on some nice counters in and pressing forward in the third.

Salinas gained control in the next round, however, as he landed a series of solid rights and a hard combination that appeared to stun Vue for a moment. 

With the small but loud contingent who made the trip from Youngstown staring to cheer his name, Salinas had an even strong fifth round which saw him land a hard left to the body of Vue followed by a hard right to the head.  

Vue never backed down, however.  Vue kept the pressure and kept fighting forward and even landing Salinas with a hard right in the seventh, as both fighters exchanged punches and combinations from the body to the head.  

With Salinas knowing he was in for a fight, Salinas finished the fight with a strong eight round
including landing a decent fury of hard blows late.

"He was exactly what I expected, exactly what I trained for," Salinas said of Vue.

After the fight, the mutual respect between the fighters was evident as both Salinas in Vue embraced in the blue corner of Vue prior to the scorecards being read.

"I told him he was a great fighter and it was an awesome opportunity to fight him," Salinas said of his meeting with Vue in the corner following the fight.

The judges scored the fight 80-72, 77-75, and 79-73 all in favor of Salinas.

With the victory, Salinas, 22, improves to 9-1, with this being his first victory that went to the scorecard.  Vue, 31, see's his record fall to 12-1-2 with his first defeat.

"Right now I need a month off for healing for my cut then from there I'll get back in the gym and start training hard", Salinas said of his future plans.


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