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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Melson Defeats Perez

Boyd Melson defeated Edgar Perez by unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Melson won with two scores of 60-53 and another of 59-54.

Melson, wearing his customary black and yellow trunks, hurt Perez's body in the second round and commanded the rest of the bout with his southpaw jab. In the fifth, Melson dropped Perez by landing a left cross. Boyd weighed 160.6 pounds for the bout, the heaviest he's ever been for a fight, while Perez was 161.4.

Melson moves his record to 11-1-1 with 4 KOs. After experiencing his fourth straight loss, Perez plummets to 5-4 with three KOs.

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