I'm surprised none has mentioned that Thursday night... Anthony Peterson was in action. As was Vanes Martyisoan(sp?).
Neither guy gave thier best performance, but I feel like that dickhead Wally Mathews was way too critical of Peterson. Matthews was ragging on Ant every second, and trying to diminish him simply because Peterson couldnt stop him. Granted Trejo has never been legitmately stopped in his career. Peterson didnt blow him out, but Matthews was overly critical, making it seem as if Peterson was struggling or something. Peterson won a shutout in workman like fashion. Peterson is still very young(23) and will get better. He isnt ready for the likes of Casa, Campbell, or Juan Diaz just yet, but I think by this time next year he will be.
As for Vanes, it was my first time getting a look at him. I cant say I was overly impressed, but I did see potential. Hernandez gave a disgraceful performance IMO and was just thier to survive and clown around after getting dropped in the first. Vanes from what I saw has a good jab, good right hand, and keeps his poise pretty well. His defense, and combination punching though still needs to improve.
He can be put along with Angulo, and Kirkland as one of the hot young prospects at 154. I probably wouldnt pick him over those guys right now, but he probably will have a longer prime. Kirkland, and Angulo because of thier styles will burn out quickly. But they'll be hella fun to watch while thier still young.