By: Sean Cross
Andy Dominguez and Marvin Solano fall in an eight-round junior bantamweight affair on Tuesday. Their fight was the main event of Boxing Insider’s Holiday Fight Night card on Broadway at Manhattan’s Sony Arena. The 8-0 Dominguez worked his way into the opening round right off the bat. Solano, on the other hand, tried to make good use of his height, keeping Dominguez out of reach. The Warriors picked up the pace in the second, throwing down shots. Dominguez was able to attack Solano, but Solano held up well.
The action slowed down a bit in the third. Dominguez still worked to get inside, but he couldn’t do it very well. Solano did a great job getting Dominguez out in the fourth. The fifth saw every man throw and land well. But Dominguez was in a desperate situation as he was unable to overwhelm the man with his quick and powerful shots.
With that in mind, Dominguez was able to rest well in the sixth, although Solano didn’t seem hurt. The seventh proved to be a brutal chapter. Solano got off the slide but it was the punch trade that made the round the hardest for the two fighters. The final three minutes of the fight saw Solano move forward on Dominguez as he missed a stumbling point on the canvas. Still, he fought and landed well.
Dominguez, meanwhile, continued to press forward. Solano stumbles to the mat again, but gets up and continues to fire with his opponent until the final bell. The judges scored 78-73, 76-75 and 78-73 in favor of Dominguez.