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Canelo vs Rocky results: Sadam Ali bounces back, outpoints Mauricio Herrera

Ali moved back down to welterweight and got back on the winning track.

Sadam Ali v Mauricio Herrera Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Former junior middleweight titleholder Sadam Ali moved back down to welterweight and got his hand raised tonight, outpointing tricky veteran Mauricio Herrera over 10 rounds on the Canelo-Rocky undercard.

Ali won on scores of 98-92, 99-91, and 100-90. BLH had it 96-94 and 98-92 for Ali, who improves to 27-2 (14 KO) with the victory, which comes on the heels of his May loss to Jaime Munguia, where he was completely overpowered by a bigger man at 154 pounds.

Truth be told, Ali didn’t look particularly great here, struggling to land clean on Herrera (24-8, 7 KO), but that’s not a new story for Herrera’s opponents over his career, and even at 38 and fighting above his best weight, Herrera was still something of a pain in the ass for a younger, more athletic fighter.

Ali will now look to move forward in 2019 and perhaps find a bigger fight at welterweight next time out. There’s no shortage of talent in that division, but the bulk of the top names — Errol Spence Jr, Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, etc. — are with PBC, and Terence Crawford is with Top Rank and ESPN. So finding a top dance partner could be tough, but we’ll see.

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