Carson, California - In a middleweight battle for the interim-WBC title, Carlos Adames (22-1, 17 KOs) unloaded with heavy punches to stop Juan Macias Montiel (23-6-2, 23 KOs) in three rounds. (photos by Esther Lin)

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Adames was pressing forward in a very tactical first round where not much happened. The jab of Adames was marking up the face of Montiel in the second. There was a lot of body shots landing as well.

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It was bombs away in the third, with big exchanges that saw Adames blasting Montiel with big punches. He put Montiel in serious trouble and had him all over the place - prompting the referee to jump in and wave off the fight.

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