By Rafael Soto
Jorge "Maromerito" Paez Jr. (40-9-2, 24 KOs) stopped Daniel "Galeno" Sandoval (39-5, 36 KOs) in the fourth round of a super welterweight fight from the Municipal Gymnasium of Palenque, Chiapas.
Box Azteca televised the card. The event was promoted by Zanfer Promotions.
Sandoval had struggled to make the contract weight, and required a second weigh-in on Friday before squeezing down to 155.4-pounds.
In an explosive fight , Paez came out guns blazing in the very first round. A powerful left sent Sandoval down dramatically. He got up in terrible condition, but miraculously ended up lasting the round.
In the second round both fighters were involved in a ferocious exchange of punches and Paez reconnected with a left and Sandoval once again went down on his back. In the third, Paez punished Sandoval to the point where the referee came close to stopping the contest.
Sandoval suffered a bad rib injury during the third and was unable to fight any further.
"I was very satisfied with this victory, it was an exciting fight, it hit Daniel very hard. I started seeing stars several times, but my determination and defense was better than his and I connected well and got the victory. Thanks to the people of Chiapaneco who always received me Well, this win has motivated me and I will go for more," said a happy Paez.
"I hurt a rib, my respect for Jorge Paez. He connected on me very well in both knockdowns. The important thing is that we had an exciting fight," said Sandoval.
Also on the card, Emmanuel ¨Vaquero¨ Navarrete obtained another spectacular victory by securing a win by technical knockout at 2.48 seconds of the first round against a valiant Salvador ¨Chava¨ Hernández of Chiapas after sending him down three times to the canvas.
" Vaquero¨ Navarrete raises his record to 23-1, 20 KOs and Hernández falls to 16-6, 9 KOs.