BoxingFight Recaps

Jessie Magdaleno wins by DQ against a dirty opponent, Vincente

Former world champion and featherweight WBC #1 contender Jessie Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KOs) won by tenth round disqualification against Yenifel Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KOs) on Thursday night inside “The Bubble” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of Top Rank Inc’s summer series of boxing.

Magdaleno dropping Vicente in round one timing his right hand with a left from the southpaw stance. Vincente, who had little answers proceeded to fight extremely dirty, and unprofessional targeting below the belt of Magdaleno as his adjustment. In the fourth round, Vicente hit Magdaleno with a low blow, then landed a blatant right hand behind it, that would of been fine to merit a disqualification, but referee Robert Byrd decided only to take away two points from Vincente. Magdaleno took some time to get up, but proceeded to outbox Vincente.

Magdaleno dropped Vicente again in round five. In the tenth and final round, Vicente was deducted two more points for punching low as well, with referee Robert Byrd stopping the bout at 1:38 of the tenth round due to excessive low blows.

A rough performance for both as Magdaleno was looking for a stoppage win, and Vincente proved to not be an ideal foe for televised fights.

Featherweight Adam “Bluenose” Lopez (14-2, 6 KOs) won a close ten round majority decision over “King” Louie Coria (12-3, 7 KOs) to claim the vacant NABF title.

The bout was broken down into three parts with Coria starting strong and putting a lot of pressure on Adam Lopez, who stood with Coria, in the middle rounds Lopez adjusted outboxing Coria, and in the last two rounds Lopez went back to trade with Coria.

The judges saw the bout 95-95, 96-94, 96-94.

Lopez came onto the boxing radar in his last bout, facing world champion Oscar Valdez last November on a day’s notice after Valdez’s original opponent missed weight, in a fight in which Lopez dropped Valdez.

In a battle of unbeaten California-based lightweights, Eric Mondragon (3-0-1, 2 KOs) and Mike Sanchez (6-0-1, 2 KOs) battled to a draw. The two traded knockdowns in the first round as both hit the canvas, neither fighter took control of the fight as the score was a fair representation of what happened. The judges saw it 39-37 Mondragon, 38-38, 38-38.

Unbeaten bantamweight Gabriel Muratalla (3-0, 3 KOs), who is a pre-school teacher by trade, scored a first-round KO against Fernando Robles (2-3, 0 KOs). The stoppage came at 2:33.

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