Freddy Hernandez TKO-4 Mike Anchondo. Hernandez's size and good enough power is making him a second-tier player, plus for whatever reason, the 31-year-old, nine-year pro is a regular feature on ShoBox, which is supposedly the home of the next generation of young fighters. Whether he fits the bill for the show or not, though, he dominated this fight. Anchondo is an old 28 and way too small for the welterweight division, and Hernandez was able to keep him at distance and take him apart. Anchondo briefly held the WBO's 130-pound belt years ago, winning it in July 2004 and losing it by TKO-4 to Jorge Barrios in April 2005 in his first defense. He was knocked out in three by Darling Jimenez in 2007, and then took two years off. His three wins in 2009 weren't much to get excited over, and Hernandez has cut the comeback off with this win. Hernandez is now 29-1 (20 KO), while Anchondo falls to 30-3 (19 KO).
Luis Franco UD-8 Wilton Hilario. Franco, yet another Cuban defector, improves to 7-0 with this win. Hilario (12-2-1, 9 KO) stunk out the joint in March against Martin Honorio, and loses his second straight fight with this one.
Anthony Dirrell TKO-1 Jimmy Campbell. Andre's brother turns 26 next month and still hasn't stepped up the competition, plus this was his first fight in 13 months. Dirrell (19-0, 16 KO) is bigger and a better puncher than Andre, but not as talented.
- Chris Avalos TKO-3 Felipe Almanza. Avalos was upset in early August by Christopher Martin, and comes back with a win, but not without controversy. The knockout shot in the third was reported to be a clear low blow, and as Almanza pleaded with referee Robert Byrd to give him time to recover, Byrd called the fight off. Avalos is now 17-1 (14 KO).
Andy Lee TKO-8 Michael Walker. Lee (23-1, 17 KO) went to Walker's turf and stopped the veteran in eight. Lee's progress since losing to Bryan Vera in 2008 has hardly been impressive, as the Limerick native has been handled with kid gloves by Emanuel Steward. Walker (19-5-2, 12 KO) was formerly a very sturdy test for young fighters, but has now been stopped in his last two fights. Fernando Guerrero ripped him to shreds in two rounds back in April, too. The 32-year-old veteran has lost four straight, and is 1-5-1 in his last seven, with the only win in that time coming over a very, very shot Antwun Echols, with whom he also went to a draw.
Wilbert Uicab UD-12 Edrin Dapudong. Filipino Dapudong was the favorite coming in, but couldn't get it going. Uicab won on scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-111.
- Alisher Rahimov UD-12 Sergio Thompson. Thompson was a late replacement opponent. Rahimov improves to 21-0 (11 KO).
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- Nestor Rocha UD-8 Jose Navarro. This should do it for Navarro (27-5, 12 KO) as anything more than a journeyman. The 29-year-old was fairly thoroughly beaten by Rocha (23-2, 8 KO). All three cards went to Rocha, 79-73.
- Luis Ramos Jr. UD-8 John Figueroa. Ramos was set to face Eric Aiken, who once briefly held a featherweight belt, but Aiken basically just didn't show up, so Figueroa was inserted. It was an eight-round sweep for the young Ramos (16-0, 8 KO), one of Golden Boy's more advanced prospects. All in all it's really not that big of a loss for Ramos, as Aiken hasn't won a fight since 2006 and was never as good as his one-time status as even a paper champion who won his belt on a DQ might lead you to believe.
- Lanardo Tyner D-8 Cristian Favela. This is not the result Tyner (24-3-1, 15 KO) was looking for to say the least. Coming off of a minor upset win over Antwone Smith in July, Tyner was looking to continue a roll up the ranks, but a draw against Favela (19-30-7, 10 KO) does nothing for him.
- Rommel Rene TKO-6 DeLeon Tinsley. Rene, nicknamed "The Tank," is now 12-0 (7 KO).
- Alfonso Blanco UD-4 Alfredo Rivera. Pro debut for Blanco. Rivera is now 0-6.
- Jesse Nicklow D-8 Julius Kennedy. Nicklow (20-2-3, 7 KO) is now 1-2-2 in his last five. The 23-year-old Baltimore native was looking to Kennedy (7-1-1, 3 KO) as a way to get a hometown win, but the Windsor Mill, Maryland, native took him to a draw. Nicklow wasn't a serious prospect to begin with, but this seals it, probably.
- Armando Torres TKO-4 Omar Rosales. Rosales (11-1, 7 KO) was the prospect here, but the 105-pound division can be pretty wildly unpredictable, and it's not like this is amazing or anything. Torres was the first guy Rosales faced with any experience and a winning record. Torres is now 14-7 (9 KO).
Piotr Wilczewski TKO-2 Miguel Angel Pena. Wilczewski (27-1, 9 KO) got stopped by Curtis Stevens in 2009, but is 5-0 since then, albeit against mediocre opposition.