ONTARIO, Calif. — Hugo Centeno, Jr. (27-3-1, 14 KOs) and Juan Macias Montiel (21-4-1, 21 KOs) fought to a majority draw (97-93 Centeno, 96-94 Montiel, 95-95) in a 10-round middleweight fight. Centeno and Montiel traded heavy shots throughout the match, but neither was able to land anything telling. There were no knockdowns in the fight as Centeno tried to control the fight from range and potshot.
"I don't agree with the decision at all. I thought I out-boxed the guy. He landed a couple shots, but I don't think it was enough to get a draw or win on any of the cards,'' Centeno said. "To be fair, I'd give him like three rounds. I know I didn't win all the rounds, but I know I won enough to win the fight. If I can, I'm going to appeal the decision because I thought it was (the wrong) decision. This is the thing that drives away fighters from boxing is scores like this.''
"I took the fight to him and he was just boxing. I'd like a rematch and I'd like him to fight and not run,'' Montiel said. "I was inactive for a year and I gave him three pounds and he still didn't bring it. In reality I brought it to him. Next time, I want him to stand and fight."