BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Check back here for some updates from Jeff Pryor in the Barclays Center Saturday evening, headlined by Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales II.
Dimitry Salida (34-1-1), fighting uncharacteristically in a six round bout, took a few stanzas to feel out unheralded Brandon Hoskins (16-2-1). By Round 5 action started to percolate, as Salida managed to stagger the Hannibal, Mo. Journeyman. Both men connected with solid punches sensing they needed to make something happen. Trading volleys in the final round, the bout ended just as things hinted at getting volatile. Following the bell Salida was awarded a decision by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice.