Undefeated middleweight standout Fernando Guerrero hasn’t always looked like a blue-chip prospect. The 24-year-old former U.S. amateur standout from the Dominican Republic struggled to narrowly outpoint Ishe Smith in his last nationally televised outing.
However, Guerrero (21-0, 16 knokcouts) exhibited blue-chip form in dominating Derrick Findley to a near shut-out unanimous decision victory Friday in his adopted hometown of Salisbury, Md. Guerrero, who won by scores of 100-90, 99-91, 99-91, boxed a well-paced and patient fight against Findley (17-5, 11 KOs), allowing the squat Chicago native to press him for much of the bout.
Findley obliged Guerrero, gamely attacking in the early rounds but also running into crisp and accurate three- and four-punch combinations from the local attraction. By the middle rounds of the ESPN2-televised bout, Findley’s punch output dropped dramatically, though he still followed Guerrero around the ring.
Guerrero was in such firm command of Findley the fight became uneventful down the stretch.
In the co-featured bout of the Friday Night Fights broadcast (the first boxing telecast offered in 3D), welterweight prospect Shawn Porter (18-0, 13 KOs) outworked Anjes Adjaho (25-5, 14 KOs) to a 10-round unanimous decision.
Porter, a 23-year-old former amateur star from Cleveland, Ohio, boxed well in spots and generally outhustled Adjaho, a 34-year-old former 130-pound and lightweight contender from the African country of Benin. Adjaho blocked many of Porter’s punches and landed some good right hands during the fight, but he simply wasn’t busy enough to win rounds.
Super middleweight prosepct Dominic Wade (10-0, 8 KOs) outworked and outboxed game Grover Young (4-1, 2 KOs) to a unanimous decision in an entertaining four-round bout. Wade, a 19-year-old amateur standout from Maryland, won by unanimous scores of 40-36.