Boxing - Hernandez cruises to decision win over Cabarca

WBC champion Adrian Hernandez clinched a landslide decision win over contender Dirceu Cabarca in a 12-round junior flyweight title fight in Mexico.

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Boxing - Hernandez cruises to decision win over Cabarca
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Adrian Hernandez celebrates in Mexico (AFP)

The scores in Toluca were 120-108, 119-112 and 118-110 in favour of Hernandez, who made the first defence of his second tour as junior flyweight titlist.

Hernandez was in cruise control for most of the contest, but suffered a scare late in the fight as a headbutt left the defending champion bloodied around his left eye.

Meanwhile, Cabarca, who never looked likely to challenge Hernandez in a one-sided contest, was left to nurse a cut atop his scalp.

The closest either fighter came to a knockout was when Hernandez had Cabarca cornered in the third round, scoring with uppercuts and body shots, but he was able to simply let the fight play out to secure a comprehensive victory.

Hernandez picks up his fourth straight win as he advances to 26-2-1 (16 KOs), while Cabarca heads back to Panama with his first loss in 15 months as he falls to a record of 13-7 (5 KOs).

The bout marked Hernandez's first ring appearance since he reclaimed his junior flyweight belt from former champion Kompayak Porpramook last June. 

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