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Marco Antonio Rubio Annihilates Cota in Homecoming

By Jake Donovan

Marco Antonio Rubio proved to have plenty of life left in his career after scoring a seventh-round stoppage of Jorge Cota in their middleweight clash Saturday evening in Torreon, Mexico.

The bout was deceptively competitive, which is to say that Cota had his moments and allowed his presence felt but at no point ever threatened to seize control. Rubio imposed his will every minute of every round, refusing to serve as a steppingstone for the unbeaten prospect eight years his junior.

Cota began to realize in the third round that he bit off more than he can chew. Rubio went on the attack, landing a series of power shots that kept his younger foe on the defensive. Much of the fight saw Cota fight from the outside, tentatively attempting to work his way in. The 24-year old was effective whenever able to land flush.

The problem on this night was that nothing was going to stop Rubio from securing victory.

A permanent tide turner came in round five, when Rubio took the best of what Cota had to offer and kept coming forward. The sixth round saw Cota attempt lateral movement, but Rubio was masterful in cutting off the ring and cornering his opponent in the boxing equivalent of cat and mouse. A pair of left hooks left Cota shook and seemingly never recovered. 

The end came violently in the seventh round. Rubio scored the lone knockdown of the bout, though after Cota attempted to empty the vault in one last desperate stand. Rubio braved the attack and pummeled Cota for the remainder of the round until sending him crashing to the canvas.

The referee began his count but waved it off midway through, removing Cota’s gumshield to let him know his night had come to a close.

Rubio improves to 54-6-1 (47KO), renewing his winning ways which came to an end with the decision loss to Julio Cesar Chavez earlier this year.

Cota loses for the first time as a pro, falling to 12-1 (11KO).

The year had been frustrating to this point for Rubio, who not only lost a title challenge to Chavez Jr., but has been given the runaround by the WBC in an ongoing lawsuit filed on his behalf by his team. The heart of the lawsuit addresses the WBC’s failure to act on its contractual guarantee to enforce random mandatory drug testing for the aforementioned title fight this past February.

While the lawsuit is ongoing, Rubio needed to make a living. The veteran contender didn’t think twice about accepting this assignment, resulting in his third win over a previously unbeaten foe in less than 18 months. Rubio also claimed the scalps of David Lemieux and Wilson Santana.

The latter win came in his hometown of Torreon, the last time he fought at home prior to Saturday. 

TELEVISED UNDERCARD

In the co-feature, unbeaten Robert "Massa" Ortiz (25-0, 21 KOs) knocked out Abraham "Cholo" Gomez (22-4, 8 KO's) in the fifth round of a welterweight fight.

Ava Knight (9-1-3, 5KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Susana Vazquez (8-7-1, 3KOs) to make the second defense of her IBF flyweight championship. The scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 98-92. Both were active, but Knight landed more punches and did the better work over the distance.

In an IBF strawweight title fight, Katia "Katty" Gutierrez won a unanimous ten round decision over Susana "Panterita" Cruz. The scores were 99-90, 99-93 and 99-91.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 07-01-2012

Cota's management team should be arrested for attempted manslughter putting a 12 fight fighter in with a 61 fight fighter. That is the height of mismanagment and ignorance.

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-01-2012

his experience paid off 4 Rubio who can compete & his loss 2 Jr was fairly close but he was outgunned...he'll continue 2b competitive... if Knight thinks she's a champ have her unify w/Juarez & she'll c how much she…

Comment by Hougigo on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=APryor;12294589]Thanks guys. I appreciate it. I can relax now lol[/QUOTE] Lol, I had money too... easy pick, the hard part was choosing the under or over 7.5. Didn't take it.... what's the time of KO?

Comment by APryor on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12294583]Rubio won by K.O[/QUOTE] Thanks guys. I appreciate it. I can relax now lol

Comment by dan_cov on 07-01-2012

[QUOTE=APryor;12294564]Any updates? I have money on this fight.[/QUOTE] Rubio won by K.O

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