Middleweight Dakota Cochrane, (3-2, 2 KOs), got back in the winner’s column with a well-earned fifth-round stoppage. He came in really ready to fight. " I thought it was going to be a little bit easier, it took me a couple rounds to start banging, it’s good to get a fight like that, hopefully the next one will be easier.” said hometown favorite Dakota Cochrane, with a smile, about his very worthy opponent Eduardo Peralta.
Cochrane said that he trained a little differently for this bout because he was trying to let his hands rest from previous matches. His strategy going in was to clinch up with Peralta and wear him out a bit. Cochrane said, “Peralta was really tough, and it took all of five rounds to finally dig out the win.”