Logan Cotton McGuinness got a tough test tonight from Carlos Manuel Reyes, but won on the scorecards to preserve a likely February date on ShoBox.
Logan Cotton McGuinness stayed undefeated and kept a February ShoBox date with Art Hovhannisyan in play, but it didn't come easy tonight in Montreal, as he met up with a spark plug of a fighter in Carlos Manuel Reyes, who opened fast but suffered a pair of knockdowns as the fight wore on, giving McGuinness a decision win over 10 rounds on scores of 95-93, 96-92, and 97-91.
BLH scored it 95-93 for McGuinness.
McGuinness (19-0-1, 9 KO) looked in the first four rounds as if perhaps he'd bitten off more than he could chew, as the unknown Reyes (23-2-1, 15 KO) tried to smother and maul him, throwing tons of punches, and doing some good work to both the head and body. At times, McGuinness appeared a bit overwhelmed by the activity of Reyes, but he kept his head and worked his way back into the fight inch-by-inch, turning the momentum big with a fifth round knockdown.
From there, McGuinness and Reyes just kept battling back and forth, but it was the Canadian who got the better of the exchanges as the fight wore on, and made Reyes back down a bit more as the gas tanks began to empty. It was a good performance for McGuinness, who faced a determined, solid opponent, and came out with the win after finding a way to beat the guy.
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