Both Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista and AJ Banal won their respective fights via Unanimous Decisions in the de la Hoya-Mayweather undercard bouts.
In an action-packed WBO super bantamweight eliminator, undefeated #1 rated Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista (23-0, 17 KOs) earned a mandatory shot at champion Daniel Ponce De Leon with a unanimous decison over previously unbeaten #2 Sergio Medina (28-1, 22 KOs). In round five, Bautista was deducted a point for a low blow by referee Robert Byrd. He got that point back by dropping Medina in the following round. In round seven, Medina staggered Bautista and was credited with a knockdown when Bautista hung onto the ropes to keep from going down. The standing eight may have saved Bautista, and Medina didn’t follow up to finish him. Bautista was able to clear his head and regain control, again dropping Medina in the eleventh. Scores were 115-109, 116-108, 115-109.
by: By Mike Sloan and Victor Perea at ringside