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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Brooks Wins by UD

Michael "Lefty" Brooks defeated Joseph "Chip" Perez by way of entertaining unanimous decision last night at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The judges scored the bout 60-53, 59-54, 57-56.

Brooks was able to nail his shorter, smaller opponent early and land his customary vicious body shots throughout the bout. But Perez wouldn't quit. He managed to get inside and land his rights during the middle rounds, but he didn't stay and trade enough.

Brooks has come forward aggressively in his last few bouts, but he relied on his boxing ability from the outside this time. In the sixth and final round, Perez lost a point for shouldering Brooks.

This fight was contracted at a catch weight of 134 pounds this week after both fighters' opponents dropped out of their scheduled contests. Lefty is usually a lightweight, while Perez splits his time between junior lightweight and lightweight. Brooks advances his record to 10-0-1 with two KOs and Perez is now 10-3 with three KOs.

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