PBC on Spike is back tonight with a televised triple-header featuring Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) taking on David "El Pirata" Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) in 10-rounds of welterweight action. Guerrero and Peralta will go head-to-head live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA with the show kicking off at 9pm ET on Spike TV.
The other two fights on the card will feature hard hitting Alfredo Angulo (24-5, 20 KOs) taking on Freddy Hernandez (33-8, 22 KOs) in a super middleweight bout, and Terrell Gausha (18-0, 9 KOs) taking on Steve Martinez (16-2, 13 KOs) in a middleweight bout. Both of these fights are also scheduled to go 10-rounds.
Robert Guerrero is most recently coming off a unanimous decision loss to Danny Garcia at the top of the year, which was for the WBC welterweight title vacated by Floyd Mayweather. Guerrero feels strongly that he should have gotten a win in that fight, and hopes that a good showing tonight will earn him another world title opportunity in the near future.
As always, we'll be here with live coverage of all the televised fights, so please join us!
DAVID PERALTA def. ROBERT GUERRERO by split decision (115-113, 113-115, 116-112)
FREDDY HERNANDEZ def. ALFREDO ANGULO by unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93, 97-93)
TERRELL GAUSHA def. STEVE MARTINEZ by majority decision (97-93, 97-93, 95-95)
Robert Guerrero vs. David Peralta
Round 1: Guerrero lands a hard straight left to the body of Peralta. Guerrero misses a right hand before landing another left to the body. Guerrero gets some holding and hitting started early. So much for more boxing, Guerrero stands flat footed and ready for mauling action. Guerrero has his way in the first. Guerrero 10-9.
Round 2: A tentative start to the second round. Neither mand getting much done with half the round skipping by. Guerrero lands a counter left hand. Peralta lands one of his own. Peralta attacks but misses with two punches. Round ends in a clinch. I really can't say anyone won that round. 10-10. Guerrero 20-19.
Round 3: Hard left to the body lands for Guerrero. Peralta paws with his jab, looking for and angle to throw something behind it. Hard left lands for Guerrero. Peralta returns the favor with two right hands. The fighters get tangled up and just slug it out in the corner for 10 seconds. Another hard left to the body lands for Guerrero. Peralta is cut over his right eye, referee rules it from a punch but replay shows it was from an accidental headbutt. Guerrero 10-9.
Round 4: This fight is more of a scratch-and-sniff affair than I would've expected. Guerrero lands a hard left to the face, and then a clear low blow for good measure. Both fighters kind of herky-jerky waiting for the other to lead. Guerrero attacks to end the round. Pretty ugly round, no sustained action. Guerrero 10-9, 40-37.
Round 5: Sneaky right hand lands for Peralta. The fighters get tied up and Guerrero wacks away with his free hand. Peralta attacks Guerrero to the body along the ropes. 30 seconds pass by without either man throwing a meaningful punch. Some boos start to come from the crowd. Peralta 10-9.
Round 6: Guerrero comes oue with a three punch combination but they all fall short. Guerrero presses the attack again but can't land clean. Peralta lands another sneaky right hand. Both fighters doing a lot of feinting and looking. Long stretches of the round pass by with no punches thrown. Peralta looks more comfortable in the last two rounds, picking his spots. Peralta 10-9, 57-58.
Round 7: Guerrero targets a left hand to the body to open the seventh. Peralta throws a three punch combination. Both fighters get tangled up and some mauling action ensues. Guerrero turning up the pressure now, going back to brawling over boxing. Right hook lands for Guerrero. Peralta goes down to the body. Maybe the most action of the entire fight. Guerrero 10-9.
Round 8: Guerrero a little more intense to start the round. Peralta throws a three punch combination, landing an uppercut. Guerrero laying back now, trying to walk Peralta into a counter. Right hand to the body lands for Peralta. Guerrero lands a hard left hand counter on Peralta! Peralta lands a clean right. I'm going with Peralta 10-9, 76-77.
Round 9: Both men come out throwing but can't land on one another. Now Peralta lands two punches of a three-punch combination. Two hard rights knock Guerrero into the corner! The referee doesn't rule it a knockdown but it should have been! The ropes were the only thing that kept Guerrero from hitting the deck. Peralta 10-9.
Round 10: Left hook lands for Peralta, who looks like he's figured some things out in Guerrero. Now that same sneaky right hand lands for Peralta again. Guerrero lands a hard left to the body. Peralta lands one back. Peralta definitely has the momentum. Peralta 10-9, 96-95.
Round 11: First minute of the round passes without either man landing a clean punch. Guerrero misses a counter left hand. Perlata lands that same right hand yet again. Guerrero hasn't caught on to that one money punch coming from Peralta. Peralta comes forward behind a three punch combination. The fighters get tangled and Guerrero throws Peralta into the air but Peralta lands on his feet. Peralta 10-9.
Round 12: Fighters get tangled right out the gate. Peralta lands two clean punches which snap back Guerrero's head. Peralta throws another combination, grazing Guerrero. The signature right hand lands again for Peralta. Guerrero looks a little confused. Now Guerrero lands a good left hand. Peralta lands an uppercut to Guerrero's body. Another right hand lands for Peralta. Peralta 10-9. I've got Peralta winning the fight 116-113.
Alfredo Angulo vs. Freddy Hernandez
Terrell Gausha vs. Steve Martinez
Round 1: Both men come out trading jabs at center ring, neither landing cleanly. Martinez lands a nice left hook to the body during an exchange. Martinez lunges forward and lands a right hand to the body, then lands a combination with Gausha against the ropes. Martinez continues stalking Gausha across the ring. Martinez 10-9.
Round 2: Martinez comes out pressing forward with Gausha trying to land counters in spots. Hard left to the body lands for Martinez. Both men trade hard shots at center ring. Martinez doubles up with the left hook, to the body and head. Martinez continues to put combinations together while Gausha throws singular shots. Martinez 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Martinez comes out attacking, pressing Gausha to the ropes with combination punches. Gausha getting more aggressive now and is starting to attack and press forward himself. Gausha lands a couple of clean jabs with about thirty seconds left. Gausha ducks several punches to end the round. Gausha 10-9.
Round 4: Martinez doubles up a left jab to the head and body. Martinez presses forward with Gausha giving up a lot of ground. Both men trade hard right hands. Gausha attempting to fight Martinez off his back foot with only intermittent success. Martinez strafes Gausha again along the ropes. Martinez 10-9, 39-37.
Round 5: Martinez comes out throwing several combinations, landing a few -- he's definitely outworking Gausha if nothing else. Martinez lands a low blow on Gausha which temporarily halts the action. Martinez comes right back attacking Gausha along the ropes again. Hard left hook to the body lands for Martinez! Martinez needs a bit of a breather now, taking some deep breaths. I like Martinez's effective aggression. Martinez 10-9.
Round 6: Gausha comes out throwing a bunch of punches. Martinez keeping up a persistent body attack. Martinez attacks Gausha along the ropes again who ends up grabbing hold of Martinez. Two hard hooks land for Martinez. Gausha lands a clean jab. Signs of fatigue are beginning to show on both sides. I still think Martinez is bullying Gausha around the ring. Martinez 10-9, 59-55.
Round 7: Martinez comes out pressing forward right away, Gausha trying to back off and circle away. Gausha lands a few clean and effective jabs. Now Gausha lets go a short combination. Clean counter lands for Gausha. And a few more! Good round for Gausha. Gausha 10-9.
Round 8: Gausha pumping out a consistent jab. Martinez presses Gausha to the ropes and lets a combination go. Martinez doesn't seem to have the energy to be as aggressive as he has been. And of course after just saying that Martinez comes forward again, trying to mount an attack. Gausha controlling the action in the eighth. Gausha 10-9, 75-77.
Round 9: Martinez comes out again pressing forward, lands a couple but takes a couple back. Martinez throws a combination once he backs Gausha into the corner. Stiff one-two lands for Gausha. Gausha a little sharper with his punches coming down the stretch. Martinez again pushes forward with a combination. Close round, I'll favor Gausha's cleaner shots. Gausha 10-9.
Round 10: Both men touch gloves. Martinez comes out attacking with everything he has left. Gausha fighting back off the ropes. Gausha jabbing and moving, Martinez trying to find an angle to rush in. The whole fight could be up for grabs in this final minute. Martinez pressing forward but isn't letting his hands go. Now he does! Hard left hook lands for Martinez. Gausha lands a hard right. My oh my, this was a close one. I'm leaning towards Martinez as he looked to want it more. Martinez 10-9. I've got it scored for Martinez, 96-94.