Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Magdaleno Stops Davis in Four: Lee, Benavidez Win

By Ryan Burton

Las Vegas, Texas Station - Unbeaten NABF super featherweight champion Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 8 KOs) looked very impressive in stopping Antonio Davis (29-7, 14 KOs) in four rounds. The end came at the end of the fourth when Magdaleno unleashed a two-handed assualt that forced referee Joe Cortez to stop the fight.

Chants of "Diego, Diego!" filled the ballroom early and often as the fans cheered on the local fighter. Magdaleno looked to work the body early as has been his pattern in his most recent fights. Magdaleno appeared to stun Davis late in the first round just before the bell sounded.

Magdaleno picked up his pace in the second round and began to target Davis' head. He landed his left hook at will as Davis had trouble adjusting to Magdaleno's southpaw stance.

An accidental clash of heads occurred early in the third round that fortunately didn't cause any cuts. Magdaleno landed a hard right to Davis' stomach midway through the round that badly staggered him. After seeing the damage that he caused, Magdaleno targeted the body for the remainder of the round.

Magdaleno kept up the pressure in the fourth round. Towards the end of the round he landed a big right uppercut that badly hurt Davis. Magdaleno pounced on his hurt opponent as the 10 second warning went off.  Cortez stopped the fight at the 2:59 mark of the fourth round  when Magdaleno unloaded a barrage of punches that Davis didn't answer. 

After the fight Davis praised Magdaleno.  "He buzzed me real good.  He hit me with a real good shot."

Magdaleno told BoxingScene that the plan all along was to go to the body. He also said that watching his brother Jessie score a second round knockout on ESPN Friday Night Fights yesterday motivated him.

"The plan was to go to the body and break him down. I really wanted a knock out. Like I've always said my brother puts a spark on me. When they put him in a fight before me it motivates me," Magdaleno stated.

Highly touted prospect Jose Benavidez (16-0) passed a tough test that he made look easy when he defeated the heavy handed Javier Loya (7-1) via fourth round knockout. 

Both fighters hail from Phoenix, AZ and both had considerable support from their fans who made the five hour trek to Sin City. 

Benavidez knocked his opponent down early in the first round although it was correctly ruled a slip. Benavidez boxed smartly as he respected his cross town rival's power. Loya had knocked out six of his seven previous opponents. 

Loya slipped again as he nearly fell out of the ring early in the second round. Benavidez began to apply pressure, attacking Loya to his body and head and staggering him on several occasions. In the third round Benavidez cautiously stalked his opponent and also found success countering Loya, who had a considerable height and reach disadvantage.

Benavidez picked up the pace in the fourth round and finished breaking down Loya. Benavidez staggered him and then landed a barrage of punches, the last a right hook to the head that forced referee Tony Weeks to call off the fight at the 1:41 mark of the fourth round.

Popular light heavyweight prospect Mike Lee (10-0, 6 KOs) stopped Tyler Seever (13-12, 11 KOs) in two rounds. The Notre Dame boxer dropped Seever in the second with a hard right hand. Seever beat the count but he was decked for a second time with a combination that sent him down very hard, and prompted the referee to stop the fight. 

Giovani Santillan (4-0) started off fast, dropping his opponent Joaquin Chavez (1-2-2) in the opening seconds of their junior welterweight fight. Chavez however was able to get to his feet.  He went down again in the second round by what appeared to be a trip although it was ruled a knock down by the referee.  Santillan put his foot back on the gas in the fourth and final round as he tried to finish off his outclassed opponent.  Chavez displayed a lot of heart and was able to make it to the final bell. The final tallies read 40-34 three times for Santillan.

Saul Rodriguez improved to 6-0 when he defeated Jose Morales (6-4) via knockout in their featherweight fight. The stoppage occurred at the :26 mark of the third round. Both fighters started off by throwing and landing heavy shots. Rodriguez's superior power was evident early as he staggered his opponent. Just before the end of the opening round Rodriguez landed a bomb that staggered Morales who landed a good shot of his own as the bell sounded. The second and third round followed the same pattern until Rodriguez landed a vicious left hook that Morales couldn't recover from.  He was attended to by ringside doctors for several moments before leaving the ring under his own power.  Rodriguez is trained by Robert Garcia. 

Tommy "Samurai" Turner (3-2-1) knocked out Billy Schmidt (1-2-2) at the 2:36 mark of the opening stanza of their light heavyweight fight. Both fighters began trading punches from the opening bell with Turner getting the best of the exchanges. A right hand sent Schmidt crashing hard to the canvas. Schmidt rose to his feet but was in no condition to continue and referee Joe Cortez wisely waived the fight off.

Hot super bantamweight prospect Tremaine Williams (3-0) looked sharp in defeating Jazzma Hogue (2-2-1) in the evening's opening bout. The scores were 40-36 on all three cards. Williams speed and power were on display as he continuously beat his opponent to the punch. Hogue proved he had a good chin by going the distance. Williams is managed by power broker James Prince.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Arum: Golovkin is Best Middleweight, He Clearly Beat Canelo! Taylor Confident He'll Beat Martin, Then Baranchyk In WBSS Semis Daniel Dubois: I Want To Fight Gorman When Time is Right Ricky Burns Back, November 17 in Atlantic City Byfield Confident of Stopping Cheeseman in One-Sided Fight Canelo: Fielding Will Be Bigger, Stronger Than Me - This is a Risk Pacquiao Says Broner Fight is "90%" Likely To Push Through Canelo: If the People Want Third Golovkin Fight, We'll Make It Photos: Scott Quigg, Kid Galahad, Daniyar Yeleussinov - Workouts Photos: Katie Taylor Putting in Work For Serrano Defense Canelo To Mayweather: Stop Hurting Boxing - Fight Me! Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Putting in Work Photos: Demetrius Andrade Grinds For Kautondokwa Clash Photos: Jason Quigley, Freddy Hernandez - Ready For Battle Chocolatito, Cecilia Braekhus To Return on HBO, December 8 Photos: Rob Brant Showing Off His Moves at Top Rank Gym Photos: Ryota Murata Putting in Work For Rob Brant Video: Bob Arum Reacts To Canelo's Deal With DAZN Golovkin Promoter Will Be Ringside For Murata vs. Brant Clash Hearn on Canelo-DAZN: The Whole Game is About To Change Canelo-Fielding Contracts: Rehydration Clause, 2nd-Day Weigh-In Video: Rocky Fielding Discusses Showdown With Canelo Video: Canelo Talks Fielding Fight at 168, MSG, DAZN, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo/DAZN, Joshua, DAZN Future DAZN Exec: De La Hoya The Most Important Figure in PPV History Badou Jack's Ripper Nutrition is Expanding Out To Asian Market Photos: Canelo, Golden Boy Announce Major Deal With DAZN Photos: Canelo, Rocky Fielding - Go Face To Face in NYC Andrey Fedosov Now Looking For Much Bigger Fights Golden Boy Prez: We Signed With The Leader of Sports Streaming! Josh Taylor: There is No Way That Anyone Beats Me at The Hydro Hearn: Canelo/DAZN Deal Will End PPV Boxing In the United States Dorticos on Masternak: I See a Man With KO Written on His Face Dogboe vs. Navarrete Set Down For Lomachenko-Pedraza Manny Pacquiao: Adrien Broner Fight is Next, January 12 or 19 Mayweather Believes He Can Get $200M Guarantee For Khabib Scott Harrison Begins His Comeback on December 8 Canelo, Oscar De La Hoya, DAZN Discuss New Mega-Deal Jessie Vargas Hopes To Return To The Ring By March Tevin Farmer: The Gervonta Davis Fight Won't Make Or Break Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement