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Results from Florida, Top Rank ESPN card

In the co-main event, 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian and two-division world champion Jose Pedraza stopped Antonio Lozada Jr. in the tenth and final round of their bout. Pedraza was just far too accurate the whole time landing clean shots at will while having to withstand the pressure of Lozada. The stoppage came in the same round as Lozada Jr.’s memorable stoppage of Pedraza’s countryman, Felix Verdejo.

In a major upset, Jose Maria Cardenas (17-4, 14 KOs) knocked out previously undefeated 2016 Olympian bantamweight and bluechip prospect Antonio Vargas (10-1, 5 KOs) in the first round. A right hand had Vargas falling face first and unable to continue. The time was 1:53.

Former interim flyweight world champion Koki Eto (25-4-1, 20 KOs) moved down to light flyweight to score what one would’ve thought was a spectacular first-round TKO over heavily touted two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron (10-1, 5 KOs), but replays showed that Eto headbutted Cintron prior to landing fight-ending punch. A right hand dropped Cintron, who stood up, but only for good measure as the bout was called off.

In a ten-round featherweight bout, Adam Lopez (13-1, 6 KOs) got off the canvas in the second round only to stop Jean Carlos Riveria (15-2, 10 KOs) in the seventh round via technical knockout.

In a bantamweight bout, former world champion Carlos Cuadras (38-3-1, 27 KOs) picked up a one-sided decision over Daniel Lozano (15-7, 11 KOs) over eight rounds. The judges saw the bout 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

Lozano was last seen in action against Joshua Greer Jr, who stopped him in seven rounds, Cuadras and Greer Jr. could fight soon.

Super middleweight Steve “So Cold” Nelson (14-0, 11 KOs), a close friend and teammate of Terence “Bud” Crawford showed off the power he has exhibited his whole career knocking out Victor “The Spartan” Darocha (8-5-1, 6 KOs) in round seven of a scheduled eight-round bout.

Featherweight Orlando Gonzalez (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over Patrick Riley (13-2, 7 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Riley in the first round and ended the bout in the third with the time of the stoppage being 1:16.

Featherweight Marco Diaz (2-0, 2 KOs) needed just 50 seconds to lay out Edgar Figueroa (3-2, 1 KO) landing a concussive right hand.

Middleweight Edgar “Pachanga” Berlanga (11-0, 11 KOs) has won every professional fight of his career by knockout Gyorgy Varju (7-5, 4 KOs) needing less than one minute to stop his opponent.

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