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Almicar Vidal Stops Edward Ortiz
Unbeaten middleweight Amilcar Vidal (12-0, 11 KOs) impressed with a quick second-round knockout of previously undefeated Edward Ortiz (11-1-2, 4 KOs) on Saturday night in the main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Vidal battered Ortiz in the second as referee Edward Hernandez Sr. was forced to wave it off at 1:58.
"I trained for this and I knew when he felt my punches, it would be over," said Vidal. "I worked very hard to perform the way that I did tonight."
In the co-main event unbeaten cruiserweight Efetobor Apochi (10-0, 10 KOs) kept his record perfect by dropping Leesburg, Virginia's Joe Jones (11-3, 8 KOs) three times and stopping him at 0:51 of round three.
"I already know when I face guys in the cruiserweight division, they are going to run away from me," said Apochi. "They see my knockout record and they know I'm a big puncher, so they want to run around.""
In the opening bout, an eight-round super bantamweight duel, San Jose, California's Eros Correa (10-0, 7 KOs) remained unbeaten with a competitive and well-fought majority decision over San Antonio's Henry "World Star" Arredondo (7-1, 4 KOs).