By Mike Sloan.
Local sensation Jesse Magdaleno electrified the crowd yet again with
another thrilling knockout win to kick start the main televised card
inside the Wynn Las Vegas. After feeling out opponent Jose Silveira for a
minute or so, Magdaleno picked up his pace and became more and more
assertive as the round wore on. When Silveira charged forth with what
was supposed to be a right hand, Magdaleno planted a perfect straight
left hand on his face late in the frame.
The punch rocked Silveira, who then stumbled into the ropes.
Magdaleno smelled blood and swarmed his wounded foe, unloading an array
of punches from every angle. With about ten seconds left, Silveira had
no choice but to drop to his knee, where referee Kenny Bayless counted
him out. The official time of the knockout came at 2:59 of the opening
stanza, awarding Magdaleno yet another eye-opening stoppage win.
There is plenty of buzz surrounding the Vegas prospect and with do
right; he’s dominated everybody he’s faced thus far and at 12-0 with 9
KOs, it’s just a matter of time before Magdaleno steps up his level of
competition. For his efforts, Silveira, from Merida, Mexico, dropped to
12-9 with 4 KOs.
Since Magdaleno ended his bout with Silveira so quickly, the swing
bout between super middleweight prospects Rudy Puga and Andrew Hernandez
was squeezed onto the main card. Puga was controlling the action early,
but he was rocked by a loopy left hook late in the first round. The
Salinas, Calif. fighter staggered and, after eating a few more shots,
Puga’s troubles continued in the next frame when he couldn’t avoid
Hernandez’ right hand, the exact punch that ended the duel at 1:52 of
the second round. Hernandez (5-0-1, 1 KO), from Phoenix, landed a
perfect straight right hand that felled Puga, who didn’t get back to his
feet until referee Jay Nady reached the count of eight. With his left
eye swollen completely shut and with Puga (3-1, 3 KOs) wobbling, Nady
stopped the bout.
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