Brian Mendoza’s sturdiness was amazing, as he handled to stand up to a barrage of punches from Tim Tszyu without striking the canvas. Despite sustaining a cut over his left eye and an abrasion below his best eye, Mendoza declined to decrease and made it through up until completion of the 11th round. His durability permitted him to complete in the last 3 minutes of the 154-pound champion bout, although he eventually lost by consentaneous choice. Tszyu revealed his awe at Mendoza’s capability to remain standing, acknowledging his challenger’s warrior mindset and decision. Tszyu controlled the latter half of the fight, making a comfy success on the scorecards of all 3 judges. Tszyu’s group, nevertheless, confessed to feeling worried whenever Mendoza released his effective shots. Despite feeling the effect of Mendoza’s punches, Tszyu stayed unfazed, having actually formerly sparred with much heavier challengers.