In the co-feature, Australia’s rising contender Sam Goodman dropped and out-worked tough former world title challenger Miguel Flores to remain undefeated as he captured a spirited 12-round unanimous decision in a catch-weight bout at 125 pounds.
Goodman showcased a diverse attack, relying on his jab, a snappy right hand and a committed body attack to up his record to 16-0 with 7 KOs while the feisty Flores fell to 25-5-1 with 12 KOs.
Goodman, who won by scores of 118-107, 120-105 and 120-105, dropped Flores with a left to the body midway through the eighth round after he focused most of his attack to the head in the previous rounds. Moments later, a point was deducted from Flores for veering low with a body shot after repeated warnings. Goodman stayed on the attack, hurting Flores with a right uppercut with 40 seconds left in the frame, but Flores responded with a volley of lefts and rights, thwarting Goodman’s attack.
Goodman hurt Flores again with a right-left combination he landed while running forward with around 1:30 left in the 10th. Flores’ problems compounded seconds later as another point was deducted from him for a left hand that was ruled low.