Ruiz decisions Guevara in PPV opener

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Hugo Ruiz had his way tonight in Las Vegas.

Former super bantamweight titleholder Hugo Ruiz looked like he might finish things early, but wound up going the distance against former bantamweight title challenger Alberto Guevara, winning a wide decision to open the Pacquiao-Broner pay-per-view in Las Vegas.

Ruiz (39-4, 33 KO) won on scores of 99-90, 99-90, and 100-89. BLH scored it 99-90 and 100-89 for Ruiz.

Ruiz was simply the more active and effective fighter throughout the bout, but after a first round knockdown of Guevara (27-4, 12 KO), the fight settled into repetitive dreariness, as Ruiz was in control but not particularly dominant, as Guevara was able to stay away just enough to make it a bit of a bore.

Ruiz landed 94 of 517 (18%) of his total punches, but connected fairly well on his power shots, going 79 of 265 (30%). Guevara landed 62 of 207 (30%) of his total punches, and 33 of 89 (37%) power shots.

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