Saturday, September 21, 2019

Hometown decision? Salinas drops close majority decision to Ortiz

Anytime a boxer goes on the road to fight an opponent on the road, they know they are playing with fire if they allow the fight to go to the judge's scorecards.

Last night, Youngstown lightweight Alejandro Popo Salinas learned that lesson as he dropped his opponent, Steven Ortiz to the canvas and still came up on the short end of a majority decision last night at the Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia.

Ortiz (11-0, 3 KOs) was able to control the fight at times with his height, but Salinas caught the Philadelphia native Ortiz with a right in the second round to put the undefeated hometown fighter to the canvas and would drop him again in the third round.

Salinas (10-3, 9 KOs) would again catch Ortiz in the seventh round, but Ortiz was able to hold onto Salinas and stay on his feet, a move that would play into the outcome of the fight as the judge's final scores read 75-75, 76-74, 76-74.

No comments:

Post a Comment