Pedro Guevara dominated Miguel Herrera at the Centro de Eventos Figlostase in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, in the Wednesday Night Fights headliner live on ProBox TV.
Former light flyweight champion Guevara took the win with a wide points decision victory, all three judges scoring 100-90 in his favour, none of the judges giving Herrera a single round in the 10 round contest at super flyweight.
A frustrating night for Herrera who was stuck on the end of Guevara’s jab all night. Round 2 saw Guevara receive a cut to his eye after colliding with his opponents shoulder, the doctor saw no reason for it to effect the fight. From that moment on it was constant jabs and right hands that gave Herrera a terrible night.
Guevara was landing combinations with ease to the rock solid chin of Herrera. Round 4 saw the former champion snap back the neck of Herrera, who somehow stayed on his feet. Round 6 saw Guevara really go to work landing a gluttony of shots to the head and body. It wouldn’t be until round 9 that we saw some success from Herrera landing a big right hand that forced Guevara to retreat. However, he got back behind his jab to see the contest out with relative ease. Guevara improves his record to 40-3-1 (22 KOs) with Herrera moving to 22-6-5 (8KOs).
Guevara stays on course for a challenge of the WBC super flyweight world title, whilst also being ranked with the WBO’s top 15. Guevara sits at second spot in the WBC rankings behind Roman Gonzalez for Juan Francisco Estrada’s world belt.
Guevara’s team have tried on many occasions to make a final eliminator with Gonzalez to face Estrada but it has not got over the line despite many previous reports. A bout with multi weight world champion Gonzalez looks to be out the window, for now. Junto Nakatani currently holds the WBO version of the world title, who stepped up from flyweight to clinch another world title in May.