Miguel Madueno returned to the win column in a big way.

The free-swinging puncher dropped and stopped Panama’s Juan Huertas in the fifth-round of their ProBox TV-streamed co-feature Friday evening at Whitesands Event Center in Plant City, Florida. Huertas was forced to a knee, taking a full ten count to end the fight at 2:15 of round five in their lightweight battle.

Madueno—a 24-year-old knockout artist from Guasave, Mexico—was able to impose his will on Huertas—a 2012 Olympian for Panama—early in the fight and was never given a reason to back off from his attack. Huertas tried to use his superior boxing skills but was no match for Madueno’s advantages in power and physical strength.

Huertas was pinned along the ropes, where Madueno landed a left hook upstairs and another as the Panamanian boxer was already falling to the canvas. Referee Frank Gentile stood over Huertas as he issued the full ten count while Huertas remained on a knee as he falls to 16-4-1 (12KOs)

Dominic Valle was forced to go the distance for the first time and overcome a cut to obtain his latest victory. The locally based junior lightweight prospect ultimately prevailed over Mexico’s Jose Meza, claiming a six-round decision in their ProBox TV opener. Scores were 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56 in favor of Valle, who’d never previously heard the final bell or fought past the third round.

Madueno improves to 28-1 (26KOs), rebounding from a points loss to former 130-pound titlist Jezzrel Corrales on March 12 in Panama City, Panama. The lone career defeat snapped a 27-fight win streak, including thirteen consecutive knockouts.

The action was competitive early, with Meza showing why he’d never been stopped in sixteen pro bouts. Valle found himself in a dogfight through three rounds, while also contending with a cut over his left eye. Valle (5-0, 4KOs)—a 22-year-old from nearby Lutz, Florida—eventually settled down, working the body and making things easier for himself over the second half of the contest.

Ezequiel Borrero outworked Puerto Rico’s Carlos Rosario over six rounds in a battle of unbeaten lightweights. Scores were 59-54, 60-54 and 60-54 in favor of Borrero, a 22-year-old southpaw from Las Vegas who rode a second half surge all the way to the finish line.

Rosario (5-1, 3KOs)—a second-year-pro from Fajardo, Puerto Rico who is trained by legendary former two-division champion Ivan Calderon—boxed well early in the contest but lacked the equalizer to keep Borrero (6-0, 2KOs) at bay. Borrero overwhelmed Rosario, badly rocking the 26-year-old Puerto Rican on several occasions in round five, to the point of earning a 10-8 score on one of the judges’ cards.

Headlining the show, San Antonio’s Kendo Castaneda (19-5, 9KOs) and Mexico City’s Antonio Moran meet in the final round of the ProBox Last Chance Tournament. The winner of the scheduled ten-round junior welterweight contest will receive a $50,000 bonus in addition to moving towards a lucrative, contender-level opportunity in 2023.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox