“Baby” Juárez served up a crackling roasting, and proved himself a “Hot potato” to handle! He landed solid punches from the beginning, while the patient champion responded with hard and often accurate counter punches that quite often found the mark, to tag the intrepid attacking Mexican fighter. After four rounds, two scorcards were 38-38, and the other one 39-38 favoring the champion. It was that close!
Menayothin started to edge ahead, effectively and often using the counter left hook. It scored and significantly, but didn’t stop Juarez from advancing, perpetually on the offensive.
Juarez risked everything in the closing rounds, which inevitably left openings, and with them, opportunities. With his greater experience the champion managed to control those concluding stanzas, to secure the victory and successfully defend the WBC title. Yet Saul “Baby” Juarez, put up a tremendous and gallant effort, earning himself much credit.
The Judges´scorecards were 115-113, 116-112 and 116-111.
With this victory, Menayothin improved his undefeated record to 43-0, 17 KO´s, while Saul Juarez left the ring with a mark of 23-5-1, 12 KO´s.