Hernandez-Harrison vs. Soto: Live Round-by-Round Updates and Analysis

Alejandro 'Alex' Burgos@301whereimfromContributor IIMay 18, 2013

Courtesy of Juan Marshall
Courtesy of Juan Marshall

On Saturday, May 18, rising welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison dismantled Eddie Soto over five rounds. The pro-Hernandez-Harrison crowd at the University of the District of Columbia Sports Complex got their money's worth, being treated to a scintillating knockout.

Hernandez-Harrison took in the whole scene and went about his business in impressive fashion, never letting the arena’s chants of “Dusty, Dusty” get to his head.

Hernandez-Harrison dominated the fight from the opening bell, scoring knockdowns in Rounds 2 and Round 5.

The fight started with Soto coming forward and Hernandez-Harrison patiently picking his shots. Soto made the mistake of lunging in early on and was caught with sharp counter punches.

In the second round, Hernandez-Harrison was busier with his jab and began landing at ease. He also began finding a home for the lead right hand and eventually landed a quick combination which stunned and knocked Soto down for the first time in the bout.

As the fight wore on, Hernandez-Harrison broke Soto down with effective combinations and was able to end the fight with a great right hook. Soto hit the canvas hard and although he tried to get up, the ref had seen enough and stopped the action at the 2:48 mark of Round 5.

After the fight, Hernandez-Harrison was in great spirits and joked with Brandon Parker of The Washington Post, saying “Maybe now somebody here (UDC) will know me and I can copy off somebody’s homework”—alluding to the fact that he starts his college career at UDC in June.

With the dominant win, Hernandez-Harrison proved that he is mature enough to handle the bright lights, while at the same time putting on a crowd-pleasing performance.

Hernandez-Harrison earned career win number 15 to push his record to 15-0 with 9 KOs. Soto dropped his seventh consecutive fight, falling to 12-7 with 4 KOs.

We apologize for the connection issues during our live blog. 

Related

    Ellis vs. Mosquera Tops Golden Boy on ESPN Card in Cancun

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    Ellis vs. Mosquera Tops Golden Boy on ESPN Card in Cancun

    BoxingScene.com
    via BoxingScene.com

    Sanchez: Golovkin Did Not Care About Money, He Wanted Respect!

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    Sanchez: Golovkin Did Not Care About Money, He Wanted Respect!

    BoxingScene.com
    via BoxingScene.com

    Martin Murray: Canelo Cheated, GGG Rematch Should Not Be On

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    Martin Murray: Canelo Cheated, GGG Rematch Should Not Be On

    BoxingScene.com
    via BoxingScene.com

    ESPN+ Boxing Preview: Martin Murray vs. Roberto Garcia

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    ESPN+ Boxing Preview: Martin Murray vs. Roberto Garcia

    BoxingInsider.com
    via BoxingInsider.com