Cory Spinks was 2-3 going in against DeAndre Lattimore and lost his last 2.
Lattimore went in at 19-1 riding an 8 fight win streak and his previous bout stopped Sechew Powell whose loss was to a red hot Kassim the Dream Ouma, turned around and beat Ishe Smith who was rising in status with a lone loss to Sergio Mora but he beat ESPN's then haymaker Randal Bailey.
So Lattimore was in good status going in against a faded reflexive fighter.
1st few rounds of Lattimore vs Spinks IMO had change of the guard written all over it. Cory's legs were gone, his timing off and seeing that he had little power this appeared to be a slow drubbing he would take.
But something happened mid way into the fight!!
Spinks seemed to accept fate that he had no mobility, so he set down on what shots he could and a nice fight broke out. Shot legs, shot reflexes forced Spinks to scrap his way to a victory