There was good old fashioned Mexican action last night at the Arena in Tijuana as Miguel Vazquez kept hold of his IBF lightweight belt in dominant fashion.
Vazquez had put the title in harm's way for the first time since securing the IBF trophy in a decision win over Ji Hoon Kim only three months ago and was facing veteran and fellow Mexican Ricardo Dominquez.
After 50 pro fights and a recent world title clash against Humberto Soto under his belt, Dominquez certainly had the experience to trouble Vazquez but the champion never let his challenger into the bout.
From the start, Vazquez locked onto his adversary and pounded away with both hands as Dominquez walked into a firestorm of leather for the entire evening.
The big-hearted challenger kept up his forward motion but was unable to put together a comprehensive offense in the face of the spirited two-handed effort coming his way from Vazquez.
After 12 rounds, Vazquez swept the cards by the wide margins of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 to retain the IBF lightweight crown and improve to 27-3 (12), while Dominquez drops to 32-7-2 (20), losing his second world title contest in just six months.
The undercard saw another good punch up as WBC and WBA light fly kingpin Giovanni Segura, 26-1-1 (22), went up to flyweight to tangle with former WBO minimumweight beltholder Manuel Vargas, 28-7-1 (13).
Segura and Vargas battled it out in the early rounds, with Segura's committed body assault providing a points lead until the light fly champ put distance into the mix and began to hammer his foe.
After the seventh round, Vargas' corner chose to keep their man in rather than go out for the eighth, producing a win for Segura.