Eric Puente picked up his third consecutive win in the Las Vegas Bubble, outpointing Sergio Vega over four rounds.

Scores were 40-36 on the scorecards of all three judges in favor of Puente in their ESPN+ streamed lightweight bout Saturday evening at MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Puente has now gone the distance in all five pro fights to date, befitting his fighting style as a boxer who prefers to pick his shots. As much was the case in his latest ring adventure, flicking with his jab and throwing right hands while offering angles and movement against the counterpunching Vega (2-1-1, 2KOs).

Action remained at a measured pace throughout the four-round affair. Vega—who hadn’t fought since June 2019—spent too much time waiting for openings which were never made present by Puente, who used in and out movement to keep the southpaw off-rhythm.

Puente—who is trained by Robert Garcia and managed by 2020 Manager of the Year David McWater—improves to 5-0 (0KOs) with the win.

Jahi Tucker delivered the first knockout of the evening, putting Eric Rodriguez down and out in the 2nd round of their scheduled four-round welterweight bout.

A left hook to the body forced a delayed reaction knockdown, with referee Celestino Ruiz reaching the count of ten at 1:50 of round two.

Tucker has spent his entire pro career in the Las Vegas MGM bubble, turning pro last September as he entered his senior year of high school. The now 18-year old rookie from the Deer Park section of Long Island, New York continues to find new ways to win, having scored a 1st round knockout in his first pro fight and going the distance just four weeks later.

Rodriguez clearly came to fight, which played into Tucker’s hands. A jab set up the fight’s finishing blow, with Tucker landing a left hook from long range which forced Rodriguez (1-2) to a knee. The 29-year old from Bradenton, Florida was unable to beat the count in suffering his first stoppage loss. 

Troy Isley came up aces in his pro debut with a four-round shutout over Bryant Costello. Scores were 40-36 on all three scorecards for Isley (1-0, 0KOs), a 22-year old former amateur standout from Alexandria, Virginia.

The bout was entertaining even with the lopsided scores, as Costello (1-2, 1KO; 1ND)—a Puerto Rican middleweight from Monticello, New York—made Isley work every step of the way. Isley was game for the cause, digging in and landing right hands behind his heavy jab though having to settle for a lopsided points victory.

Floyd Diaz enjoyed a successful pro debut, scoring a four-round unanimous decision win over Fernando Macias.

Scores were 40-36 across the board in favor of Diaz in their four-round bantamweight bout.

The first minute of Diaz’s pro career was spent with the intention of closing the show as early as possible. The 17-year old Vegas product unloaded with power punches, furiously launching left hooks and right hands on a cornered Macias. Diaz eventually settled into a measured boxing performance, working his jab and remembering to play defense.

Macias was warned by referee Celestino Ruiz to show him something after catching a lot of leather in round two. Diaz rocked the Californian with a left hook, spending the rest of the round peppering him with punches. Macias played defense for the most part, although he enjoyed his best moment of the fight with a right uppercut late in round three.

Diaz (1-0, 0KOs) mixed boxing and banging in the fourth and final round to seal the win. The local teenager was first introduced to the sport when his family brought him to Floyd Mayweather’s gym at age four, from there developing into a world class amateur before opting to turn pro.

All of the aforementioned bouts served as part of a four-fight undercard telecast which aired on ESPN+, preceding the three-fight main card which will air on ESPN. Headlining the main show, former lightweight titlist Richard Commey (29-3, 26KOs) faces Dominican Republic’s Jackson Mariñez (19-1, 7KOs) in a scheduled 10-round bout.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox