Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rubio Blasts Miranda In Two; Title Fight Next

By Jake Donovan

Marco Antonio Rubio overcame what should serve as the final hurdle towards another title shot, easily stopping Colombia's Dionisio Miranda in two rounds Saturday evening in Chihuahua, Mexico.

The knockout win puts Rubio in line for a shot at a vacant title, with the targeted fight a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. should the once-beaten ex-champ emerge victorious in his comeback fight versus Bryan Vera this September.

Rubio scored three knockdowns on the night, flooring Miranda in the opening round courtesy of a straight right to the jaw. The sequence came too late for Rubio to properly follow up, as Miranda beat the count and was further aided by the bell sounding to end the round and further prevent another punch from being thrown.

However, Miranda still had to come out for the second. The frame proved disastrous for the visiting journeyman. Rubio put him back on the canvas midway through the round, courtesy of a flush left hook. Miranda once again beat the count, but already bore the look of a finished fighter.

Ever the veteran, Rubio saw a defeated fighter in front of him and plucked the remaining carcass. A combination forced Miranda to the canvas for the third time in the fight, this time taking the full ten count as he was counted out at 2:44 of round two.

Rubio advances to 58-6-1 (50KO), picking up his fifth straight win since suffering a points loss to Chavez Jr. last February in San Antonio. The result was met with a lawsuit filed by his handlers, in the absence of drug testing which was never administered by the WBC or the Texas Department of Licensing.

An arbiter ruled that the terms of the contract were not honored, thus reinserting Rubio as the mandatory challenger to the alphabet belt held by Sergio Martinez, who is also universally recognized as the true middleweight king.

However, the Argentine southpaw is out of commission through the remainder of 2013 and into the first quarter of 2014. The ring absence allows for a belt to be freed up, which Rubio plans on aggressively pursuing, regardless of the future opponent.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 07-28-2013

once Jr gets comfortable @ '68 he's not coming bk down...if he did he'll beat Rubio again, if not Rubio will have xcellent chance 2 win....

Comment by Hougigo on 07-28-2013

Wow... Rubio finally going to be a champion. JCC JR. ain't going back to 160 Next up is..... Domenico Spada? Srsly.... wtf is up with these ratings

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Izu Ugonoh Aims To Make a Statement in Big Career Showcase Liam Williams on Liam Smith: This Is A Real Fight, It'll Be Good Cecilia Braekhus' Former Coach Ready To Help Svensson Win Angulo: Canelo Lacking The Heart and Balls To Face Golovkin Mayweather Sr: I Would Beat Conor McGregor's Ass - And I'm 63! Adam Bashanov Set To Turn Pro on Ceylan vs. Lowe Card WBA, AIBA Hold a Second Meeting in Taipei To Further Relations Jhonny Gonzalez Back on March 25, To Face Sergio Estrella Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers Dat Nguyen Shocks Miguel Flores, Blasts Him Out in Six Rounds Video: Canelo Alvarez Talks Chavez, Golovkin, More Hunter: Ward Mistreated By Media, HBO - Why Wouldn't He Retire? Daniel Franco Training, Set To Return on March 23 in LA Canelo is Confident That He Can Put Chavez Jr. To Sleep Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Discusses Canelo, Weight, More Photos: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez - Go Face To Face at Presser Canelo: Mayweather-McGregor Would Be a Black Eye For Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo-Chavez Will Be a War - There is No Favorite Orlando Salido Being Considered for Canelo-Chavez Co-Feature Rey Vargas vs. Gavin McDonnell To Be Carried By KlowdTV Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in New York City Floyd Mayweather Plans Big 40th Birthday Bash in California Garcia On Dad's Tirade: Free Speech, He Can Say What He Wants De La Hoya: GGG Can Fight Canelo or Keep Making What He Makes! Pacquiao's Adviser Aims To Finalize Fight, Venue By Next Week Lee Selby To Return On Haye-Bellew, Will Face Andoni Gago Photos: Caleb Plant Putting in Work For Ring Return Otto Wallin Very Excited To Headline Hometown Card on April 22 Frank Buglioni Injured In Sparring, Out Of Ricky Summers Defence Photos: Gennady Golovkin in Top Form, Putting in Work For Jacobs Caleb Plant on Sparring George Groves, Future Plans Bellew Warns Haye: Try Something - I'll Smack Your F***ing Face! Wilder: Would've Been 'Stupid' to Face a 'Killer' in This Fight Lomachenko: I'll Be No. 1 P4P Once I Beat Two Lightweight Champs Hughie Fury’s Trainer: He Must Rip Title Away From Joseph Parker Frank Buglioni Joins Matchroom Ahead Of March 4 Return Andy Townend, With 3/4 Win, To Face Jon Kays For Commonwealth Danny Garcia: I'm a More Patient, Balanced Fighter Than Thurman Jacobs Feels Golovkin's Hype is Built on Calculated Matchmaking Deontay Wilder, Defense Aside, Has Far Bigger Targets For 2017
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement