Former "Contender" star Alfonso Gomez won a decision over Jesus Soto Karass in the opening fight of the Cotto-Pacquiao card tonight in Las Vegas. The fight was stopped with 46 seconds left in the sixth round, with Gomez unable to see out of his left eye. A headbutt had opened the wound early in the fight, and as the battle wore on, it became too much.
Soto Karass lost two points to low blows in the third and fourth rounds, and it wound up costing him what would have been a draw. Gomez won on scores of 58-54, 57-55 and 57-55. Bad Left Hook had it 57-55 for Gomez at the time of the stoppage.
Gomez improves to 21-4-2 (10 KO), while Soto Karass falls to 24-4-3 (16 KO).