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Jonathan Oquendo outpoints Jhonny Gonzalez

12
Sep

Jonathan Oquendo defeated Jhonny Gonzalez by a majority decision in a 10-round junior lightweight bout on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Andre Berto card Saturday in Las Vegas.

Oquendo (26-4, 16 knockouts) went down in the first round, Gonzalez (58-10, 29 KOs) hit the canvas in the second and both fighters suffered bad cuts in a very physical and seemingly close, give-and-take fight.

Two judges saw it that way, scoring 94-94 and 95-93 for Oquendo. However, the third judge, Robert Hoyle, had it 98-91 – or nine rounds to one – for Oquendo, giving the Puerto Rican a victory over the Mexican.

The punch stats favored Gonzalez. He landed 139 of 502 overall punches, compared to 100 of 455 for Oquendo. Gonzalez also outlanded Oquendo in power punches, 105 (of 306) to 85 (of 312).