Magdaleno, Benavidez and Rodriguez score KO’s on Solo Boxeo!
NABF super featherweight champion Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 8 KOs) successfully defended his title on Saturday night at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, scoring a fourth round TKO over veteran Antonio Davis (29-7, 14 KOs).
Magdaleno stalked and overwhelmed Davis from the southpaw stance, keeping him on the defensive in the opening rounds. A right uppercut hurt Davis late in the third round and a follow up barrage had referee Joe Cortez stepping in to stop the beating. Davis’ corner was also waving the white towel and desperately looking for the stoppage as Magdaleno pounded away on their fighter. Official time was 2:59.
In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, Jose Benevidez, Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) stopped Javier Loya (7-1, 6 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled six. Benavidez controlled the distance and the action with a solid jab and made Loya pay every time he attempted to close the distance. Loya was able to touch up Benavidez’ body with the right hand and had it reddened by the third round but took heavy shots as he barreled inside. Midway through the fourth round, a quick combination stunned Loya and sent him back towards the ropes. Benavidez followed and unleashed a barrage of punches punctuated by a head-snapping right hand just as referee Tony Weeks jumped in to protect Loya from having to hit the canvas. Time was 1:41.
Riverside Ca. featherweight Saul Rodriguez (6-0, 5 KOs) destroyed Jose Morales (6-3, 1 KO) in the third round of a scheduled four. Rodriguez had been looking to time Morales with a left hook and 26 seconds into round three, Rodriguez landed a devastating counter left hook that sent the southpaw crashing face-first onto the canvas. Referee Russel Mora immediately stepped in and called the bout with Morales laying motionless on the canvas.
Notre Dame’s Mike Lee (10-0, 6 KOs) scored a second round KO over Tyler Seever (13-12, 11 KOs). A right hand sent Seever to the canvas in the opening minute and a one-two combination put him down a second time. Referee Russell Mora immediately called the fight at the 1:36 after the second knockdown..