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Nico Hernandez takes unanimous decision over Josue Morales

Hernandez won tonight in front of his hometown fans, but it wasn’t a thrilling battle.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Prospect Nico Hernandez got the win tonight on DAZN, beating Josue Morales over 8 rounds of flyweight action. Hernandez was hoping to put on a show for his hometown fans — while also hoping to land a big time promoter — but the fight didn’t turn out to be as exciting as hoped. Hernandez was good enough to earn a unanimous decision, but there wasn’t nothing really electric in this performance.

Official scores had Hernandez winning on two cards of 80-72, and one 79-73. BLH scored the fight a shutout for Hernandez as well, 80-72.

Morales was a capable opponent but one who was mostly satisfied to play a defensively oriented fight that had him hiding behind a tight guard for most of the fight. In doing so he was able to keep from taking a lot of damage, but he didn’t allow himself the opportunity to land a lot of punches himself. Hernandez was then just content to throw and land his punches where he could, and that was enough to get a points victory.

With the win Hernandez runs his record to 6-0, 4 KOs while Morales falls to 8-8-3.

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