There was some good action on the Miguel Cotto - Zab Judah undercard from Madison Square Garden on Saturday night with several high level contests taking place.
In a battle between light middleweight contenders, undefeated prospect Yuri Foreman, 23-0 (8), took a close split decision over fellow divisional aspirant Anthony Thompson, 23-2 (17), over ten tough rounds.
Foreman successfully negated Thompson's speed advantage with an inside attack that focused on the body before repeatedly tying up the Philadelphian. In the later rounds, Foreman seemed to have more energy and likely won the fight with a higher work rate as the bout wound down to a close.
Interim WBC Super Featherweight titlist Humberto Soto, 42-5-2 (26), may have set up the biggest payday of his career by knocking out Filipino journeyman Bobby Pacquiao, 27-13-3 (12), in the seventh round.
Things got off to a bang when Soto knocked down Pacquiao with a hard right to the body in the first and the Mexican never took his foot off the gas.
Pacquiao proved to be durable and even shook Soto with southpaw right hook but there was little else of significance to come from the 26 year old from General Santos City in the Philippines.
By the seventh, Pacquiao was badly hurt by a searing right from Soto and then canvassed after absorbing two left hooks to the body, failing to beat the count at 1:48 of the round.
Bobby Pacquiao's older brother, ex-three weight world champion and top super feather in the world, Manny Pacquiao, has reportedly vowed to get revenge upon Soto and the two may clash this October in Vancouver, Canada.
21 year old welterweight prospect Julio Cesar Chavez, 33-0-1 (25), knocked out Grover Wiley, 30-10-1 (14), with body shots in the third round.