While the first was tight, the middle two rounds seemed to be Cruz’s. The fourth was somewhat inconclusive. Still, the judges saw it completely different from one another with scores of 39-37, Cruz, from Judge Ray Corona. Judge Gwen Adair had it for Hovhannesyan, 39-37, and Max DeLuca saw it even at 38-38 for a technical split draw. The time of the stoppage of action was 2:37.
Junior lightweight Mikey Faragon improved to 16-0 (7) by taking out Ira Terry, 24-6 (14), in two rounds off solid body work of his own in a scheduled six-rounder.
The first round skipped the “getting to know you” process and featured both men letting their hands go in economical, intelligent and entertaining fashion. Faragon seemed to get the better of it as the round went on, going to the body, stalking Terry and moving him around in a tight, competitive round.
Faragon rolled right over Terry in the second. He moved forward and hurt Terry to the body early on. From there, he just dug in with hard body shots and some nice work upstairs. Faragon took control and dominated through and through until referee Raul Caiz Sr. called it off at 2:32 of the second.