Ex-champ Cristian Mijares scores decision win in Durango, Mexico

Former WBC champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (57-8-2, 26 KOs) scored a competent ten round unanimous decision over Rafael “Potro” Hernández (21-8-2, 16 KOs), in a super featherweight bout at the Auditorio del Pueblo in Durango, Mexico.

Mijares had to adapt to the greater reach of the lanky Venezuelan dipping into his greater experience and utilizing his better boxing skills.

Mijares used counter punching effectively. But was still getting caught with long looping left hooks to the side of the head from time to time, from the South American, who’s also a southpaw.

Mijares dropped Hernandez in round eight with a persistent cluster of right left combinations. But couldn’t finish Henandez, who clinched his way to the bell.

The scorecards were 96-93, 97-92 and 97-91, all for Cristian.