Vernon Forrest returned to form and scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously undefeated Sergio Mora. Forrest regained the WBC super welterweight title he lost to Mora in June. Forrest, 37, outworked and outlanded Mora throughout. Scores were 119-108, 118-109 and 117-110. After their first meeting, it seemed Forrest might be shot and Mora might be better than anyone realized. Now it appears that Forrest either didn't prepare properly for their first meeting or simply had an off night. Mora reportedly had difficulty making weight and may move up to 160 where his lack of power will be an even bigger liability.
Undefeated WBC super lightweight champ Timothy Bradley successfully defended his title for the first time with an action-packed unanimous decision over Edner Cherry. Cherry had some good moments but Bradley's superior boxing skills allowed him to prevail on all three scorecards: 119-109, 118-109 and 117-110. Bradley would make a great opponent for either Kendall Holt or the winner of the Nov. 22 Ricky Hatton-Paulie Malignaggi bout.
Joan Guzman has held titles at 122 and 130 pounds yet somehow found it impossible to make weight at 135 and pulled out of his lightweight title fight with Nate Campbell. Did Guzman never step on a scale during training camp? Disgraceful.