By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
In the opening fight of the night at Verona, New York’s Turning Stone Casino, over-the-limit cruiserweights Alexey Zubov and Lamont Capers waged a workman like battle against each other over six rounds. Capers almost sprung a massive upset when he caught Zubov with a big right to the temple moments into the first, causing Zubov to sag dramatically, rear end almost touching his heels. But the native Russian recovered and outworked Capers the rest of the round. Zubov kept up the work rate while Capers mostly relied on the occasional big right with moderate success. A cut over Zubov’s right eyes in the fourth did little to deter his aggression. Judges Don Trella, Glenn Feldman and Tom Schreck all saw it 58-56 for Zubov via unanimous decision. Zubov improves to 17-1, 9 KOs, while Capers sags to 8-11-3.