By Robert Brizel December 2nd, 2010 All Ringside Boxing
Last Wednesday at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York City in a card promoted by DiBella Promotions, Gabriel 'Tito' Bracero pounded out an eight round unanimous decision over rough tough Hector Alatorre in a junior welterweight matchup. Bracero, now 13-0 (1), won every round, but the bout was closer than the scoring indicated. Alatorre presented danger at every turn, and as promoter Lou DiBella noted "The kid (Alatorre) is a true professional. He came to fight."
Bracero threw mostly straight left and right jabs, but lacked the power to hurt the rugged Alatorre, who had a solid chin and gave a solid effort. Alatorre missed with most of his counter punches. He leaned with his head and elbows, and hit off the break for most of the bout.
Alatorre tried to counterpunch coming forward, but Bracero was moving side to side with as fast jab, making sure not to offer Alatorre a target he could find. Alatorre continued swinging aggressively in the final round, but he missed, and could not match Bracero's consistent aggressive punch output by volume in every round.
Alatorre 16-13 (5), has now fought in nineteen consecutive decisions, but has won only two of his last fourteen bouts on the scorecards, due to top quality junior welterweight opposition.
"I'm chasing my dream (to be world champion). I need to learn to stick and move better. I need more on power punches. We need to work on that," explained Bracero afterwards.
Gabriel Tito Bracero W8 Hector Alatorre
Scoring: 80-72 from all three judges
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