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Brad Solomon wins welterweight bout

Updated: March 19, 2011, 12:21 AM ET
Associated Press

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Welterweight contender Brad Solomon won a unanimous decision over Demetrius Hopkins on Friday night.

Solomon, of Lafayette, La., was the busier fighter throughout the 10-round bout at the Hard Rock Live Arena.

The first round was uneventful as both fighters rarely threw punches. Solomon (17-0), the top-ranked welterweight, picked up the pace in the second round and maintained distance with lead rights to the head.

In the later rounds, the fighters went at ...

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