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De Leon, Barboza Jr. win in Studio City, Ca

By Mark Luketic


Highly touted 130 lbs. Erick De Leon (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a fourth round knockout over Jose Salinas (10-3-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the famed Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. De Leon stopped Salinas with a brutal body shot.

Welterweight Arnold Barboza Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs) won a close eight round bout over a game Johnny Rodriguez (8-2-1, 5 KOs). The judges saw the bout 79-73, 79-73, 78-74 all for Barboza Jr. .

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Robson Conceicao (2-0, 1 KO) picked up his first knockout of his career with a second round KO of Aaron Ely (3-2, 0 KOs).

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