BoxingFight Recaps

Navarrete, Magdaleno win on ESPN, L.A. bout

WBO super bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Navarrete (28-1 24KOs) made the second defense of his world title stopping previously unbeaten Francisco De Vaca (20-1 6KOs) in the third round of their main event from the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California, airing nationally on ESPN.

The bout was even until Navarrete dropped De Vaca with a right uppercut in the second round. Navarrete just poured it on from there as the third round saw De Vaca take a lot of answered punches before referee Raul Caiz Sr had seen enough and called the bout off.

Former world champion and featherweight Jessie Magdaleno (27-1, 18KOs) defeated veteran tough guy Rafael Rivera (27-4-2 18KOs), which was halted in the ninth round after a head clash. Magdaleno outboxed Rivera, who just constantly came forward. Rivera was dropped in the ninth round, Magdaleno was cut due to an elbow that stopped the bout premature in the ninth. Scores were 89-81, 89-81 and 88-82.

Magdaleno previously held the WBO super bantamweight world title, Magdaleno is looking to be a two-division world champion.

Super lightweight Arnold Barboza (22-0, 9 KOs) of South El Monte, CA put a beating on Ricky Sismundo (35-15-3, 17 KOs) stopping him in the fourth round. Barboza dropped Sismundo in the third, Sismundo didn’t answer the bell after the fourth round.

Middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly (7-0, 3 KOs) from Russian knocked Stuart McClellan (27-4-3, 11 KOs) in five rounds. Alimkhanuly dropped McCllelan fifth round and then stopped him at 2:51 of the fifth.

Welterweight Chris Van Heerden (28-2-1, 12 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Aslanbek Kozaev (33-3-1, 28 KOs). The scores were 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.

2008 U.S. Olympian Javier Molina (20-2, 8 KOs) picked up a unanimous decision over Manuel Mendez (16-6-3, 11 KOs). The scores were 79-73, 79-73 and 78-74.

Recent Top Rank signee lightweight Dmitry Yun (2-0) won a unanimous decision over Javier Martinez (5-7, 3 KOs). The judges saw the bout 57-54, 57-54, and 56-54 in favor of Yun.

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