Diego De La Hoya TKO-7 Rocco Santomauro
Santomauro, trained by Shane Mosley, gave his best effort here, but just didn't have the power or skills to make any significant inroads against De La Hoya, who continues to look like a better and better prospect as his career goes on.
De La Hoya (15-0, 9 KO) dropped Santomauro (13-1, 1 KO) in the second round with a right hand, after which Santomauro did a screaming routine in frustration. The fight never got any easier for the underdog, who was just outgunned by a stronger fighter, despite Santomauro's toughness. Mosley stopped the fight at 1:59 of the seventh round, after De La Hoya smashed Rocco with another good right hand. By that point, De La Hoya had opened up several cuts on Santomauro, and there was just no way for Rocco to win the fight. It was a good stoppage.
Jason Quigley UD-10 James de la Rosa
A solid step up for the 24-year-old Quigley, originally from Ireland, now fighting out of California, and a notable Golden Boy prospect at 160. He wasn't outrageously impressive here, perhaps, but did a very solid job against a more experienced opponent. The judges all had it 100-90 for Quigley, BLH had it 98-92 for Quigley.
Quigley (11-0, 9 KO) got some valuable experience here as much as anything. Not only was this his first full 10-round fight, but it was his first time going past four rounds. He'd previously been fighting very inexperienced opposition, so de la Rosa (23-4, 13 KO), while no world-beater, was a true big step up, and the Texan showed some flashes here and there, and fought tough through the bout. He was never in any serious danger against Quigley, who thus far had been a big puncher in his pro career. Quigley won clearly and wide here, but he had to earn it.
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