INDIO, CA (May 7, 2011) – Aaron Pryor, Jr. doesn’t fight like his dad, boxing legend Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, but he is starting to learn how it feels to score big wins, just like his old man did three decades ago. Pryor, Jr. notched the biggest victory of his career on Friday night, sticking and moving his way to a 10-round majority decision over former three time world title challenger Librado Andrade in the main event of TeleFutura’s Sólo Boxeo Tecate from the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA.
Andrade vs. Pryor Jr. was presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate.
The Cincinnati native Pryor, Jr. (16-3, 11 KOs), 32, looked like a different fighter than the one from his first 18 professional bouts, displaying a much improved jab and head movement to keep the all-action Andrade (29-4, 22 KOs), 32, at bay. In contrast to Pryor, Sr., who was known for his non-stop punching style, the younger pugilist wisely boxed, and often found a home for his right hand when Andrade pressed forward.
When the cards were tallied, it was Pryor Jr.’s boxing acumen that was rewarded with a majority decision. Scorecards were 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.
“I’m just so happy to get my career jumpstarted,” said Pryor, Jr. following the win. “Andrade was very tough, and one of the hardest punchers I’ve ever faced. I know I have a lot of work to put in, but I can feel the improvements.”