By Miguel Rivera
In a tremendous war for the WBC USNBC super bantamweight championship, Giovanni "Ruso" Caro (23-11-4, 18KOs) was unable to outlast Oscar "Fantasma" Gonzalez (19-1, 13KOs), getting stopped in the ninth round of a grueling battle at Monumental Plaza in Tepic, Nayarit. The two fighters traded punches from the start. In the second, Gonzalez scored a knockdown during a wild exchange of punches. In the ninth, Gonzalez scored two more knockdowns before the referee would not allow Caro to continue any further.