MGM Grand Conference Center, Las Vegas - In a lightweight clash, Felix Verdejo (27-1, 17 KOs) crushed previously undefeated Will Madera (15-1-3, 8 KOs) in the first round, by knockout. (photos by Mikey Williams)
The victory was the fourth for Verdejo since suffering his first career defeat.
Verdejo was working his jab in the first round and was keeping Madera at a distance. In the closing seconds of the opening round, Verdejo crushed him with a combination of punches to score a knockdown.
Madera was very hurt and struggled to get up, and the contest was waved off by the referee.