Former super bantamweight world champion Jessie Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KOs) of Las Vegas won a disqualification over Yenifel Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KOs) in the tenth in a wild one as Magdaleno was on the receiving end of multiple low blows in his featherweight debut headlining the ESPN telecast Thursday night from the "Bubble" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It was a slow paced first round as Magdaleno was patient boxing away, a counter right hook that Vicente never saw coming sent him to the canvas. Magdaleno boxed away in the second as Vicente appeared to be more cautious. The former world champion stuck to the plan in the third, picking his shots working patiently as Vicente showed some flash.
Things took a twist as Vicente connected with a low blow, Magdaleno appeared to be turning away as Vicente landed a hard right hand while referee Robert Byrd was stepping in. Referee deducted two points from Vicente as the fight continued after a long time out. Vicente once again landed a low blow as the referee deducted another point. The Dominican was deducted a total of three points in the fourth.
A check hook in the fifth round by Magdaleno sent Vicente to the canvas a second time. Dominating and in control through six Magdaleno put in the work as Vicente postured in the second half of the fight. Magdaleno had in the bag late in the fight as he was pretty much putting in the work and getting rounds in. A low blow once again by Vicente to open the tenth momentarily stopped the bout. Instead of issuing a disqualification, referee Robert Byrd deducted another point. It didn't stop as Vicente landed his fifth low blow forcing the referee to stop the fight at 1:38 of the tenth
In a battle of unbeaten California lightweights Eric Mondragon (3-0-1, 2 KOs) of Maywood, California and Mike Sanchez (6-0-1, 2 KOs) of Colton, California fought to four round draw. What a wild start as Sanchez floored Mondragon into the fight. Mondrago returned the favor as he drilled Sanchez and sent him to the canvas. The young prospects continued to trade as Sanchez was the technical of the two. Mondragon was the aggressor roughing up landing big shots. In the end the judges scored the bout 39-37 Mondragon, 38-38 and 38-38.
Bantamweight prospect Gabriel Muratalla (2-0, 2 KOs) made quick work of Fernando Robles (2-2, 0 KOs) scoring a first round knockout. Muratalla landed a solid right that did it as referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight at 2:33 of the first.
In the opening bout featherweight Adam Lopez (14-2, 6 KOs) of Glendale, California won a hard fought majority decision over Louie Coria (12-3, 7 KOs) in the co-feature for the vacant NABF Featherweight title.In what was a very competitive bout from start, Lopez and Coria came out fighting as they exchanged on the inside in the opening round. The fight continued inside in round two as Lopez and Coria continued to exchange as Lopez connected with some uppercuts. The third round saw Lopez using his jab more to keep Coria off him as Coria began stalking. In the fourth, Lopez appeared to have adjusted as the jab was working effectively with Coria being the aggressor. The jab was definitely the key in the fifth as Lopez continued to keep Coria away.
Past the halfway point in the sixth Lopez appeared to be in control but Coria continued to go at Lopez. The aggression paid off for Coria as Lopez's eye appeared to be shutting toward the later rounds. With the fight up for grabs Lopez and Coria gave it their all in going the distance.
Judges scored the bout 96-94 Lopez, 96-94 Lopez, and 95-95.
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