Magdaleno and Lopez score wins in Vegas

Magdaleno and Lopez score wins in Vegas

Thursday June 11th 2020, Top Rank presented its second show at the MGM Grand “Bubble” in Las Vegas since the Covid-19 Pandemic was declared three months ago. In the main event former WBO Super Bantamweight title holder Jessie Magdaleno took on veteran Yenifel Vicente. The co-feature would be between featherweights Adam Lopez and Luis Coria.

It was a tough main event between Magdaleno and Vicente filled with knockdowns and fouls. While Vicente pressed forward all night he was repetitive looking for the same one two combination to land, this allowed him to be easily countered by Magdaleno who dropped Vicente in the first and fifth with counter punches.

As the fight wore on Vicente became frustrated, he would land low-blows in rounds four and ten that cost him a total of four points. A final low blow at 1:38 in round ten after several deductions, would encourage referee Robert Byrd to halt the contest giving Jessie Magdaleno a disqualification win.

With the win Jessie Magdaleno improves to 28-1 (18) while Yenifel Vicente drops to 36-5-2 (28).

The co-feature between Adam Lopez and Luis Coria would be an action packed bout for its duration. It would begin with Coria coming out applying pressure that placed Lopez on the backfoot. In the third round Lopez began taking control with an accurate and active jab. While Coria kept coming forward and throwing punches, Lopez movement and jab would win him the middle rounds.

We seen the momentum change once again in round eight, Lopez faded and his punch output lowered, Coria maintained his pace and punch output placing Lopez on the ropes. When the bell sounded to end the contest Lopez while more active on the punch count took a severe beating as both eyes were near closed shut.

The judges would see the contest 96-94 twice and 95-95 in favor of Adam Lopez, who along with improving to 14-2(6) is now the NABF Featherweight title holder, Luis Coria now stands at 12-3 (7).

In Under card bouts 
Lightweights Eric Mondragon 3-0-1 (3) and Danny Sanchez 6-0-1(2) fought to a majority four round draw. it was an exciting fight where both men traded knockdowns in the first round and momentum throughout.

Bantamweight Gabriel Muratalla 3-0 (3) stopped Fernando Robles at 2:33 of a one sided round one.

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Daxx Khan has been a regular member of the Talkin Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Show since 2011, throughout his over two decades involved with the sport of boxing he has owned his own gym, currently is a Coach with "Newburgh Hook Elite Boxing", has covered over 175 world title fights across the globe, worked for two sanctioning body organizations, written for multiple major sporting news outlets. The first world title fight he covered was in 1991 while still attending NYU when he accompanied boxing media Icon Bert Sugar to the "Terrible" Terry Norris versus "Sugar" Ray Leonard WBC Super Welterweight title fight which Norris won by wide unanimous decision. Daxx is also former USA Boxing Coach and representative for "The World Boxing Federation".

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