Beltran: I gave everything I had
“I have no words,” said 36-year-old veteran Ray Beltran after winning the WBO lightweight title by defeating Paulus Moses on Friday night in Reno, Nevada. “I gave everything I had. I really had to push myself. He’s a very experienced and tough fighter. He surprised me with a couple of good punches, but right away I thought about my family and everything I have been through throughout my career. I gave it my all. I made my career the tough way, and now I’m a champion.”
Beltran pulled away over second half of the fight
After six rounds, Ray Beltran and Paulus Moses were tied 57-57 on two cards with Beltran was up 58-56 on the third card. After that, all three judges saw it pretty much Beltran’s way. Judges Eric Cheek and Burt Clements awarded Beltran five of the final six rounds, while judge Don Trella scored all of the last six rounds for the new WBO lightweight champion.
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