Magdaleno Brothers and Marroquin Stop Opponents
By German Villasenor (Jan 23, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Las Vegas own Diego Magdaleno, 18-0 (6), kept rolling along, showing newfound aggression and punching power, stopping the Dominican Republic's Marco Leonardo Jimenez, 18-3 (12), at the end of five heats en route to capturing the NABF super featherweight title on Saturday night's Top Rank/FSN-televised fight card at the Texas Station and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV.

Coming along nicely, the southpaw Magdaleno, a showy fighter a few fights back, has settled into more of a puncher, digging in and showing his pop by sending Jimenez to the seat of his pants with a punch* going on to keep up the pressure. Magdaleno landed more shots, while keeping his opponent trapped against the ropes to the bell.

(* the televised replay showed the knockdown as caused by a headbutt)

Magdaleno teed off with uppercuts and hooking body shots, keeping the Dominican going backward throughout the round.

Unable to match hand speed, Jimenez was on the receiving end of a snappy jab and quick left hands in the following frame.

Magdaleno battered Jimenez badly in the second half of the fifth, while referee Tony Weeks kept a very close vigil, ready to stop the bout.

The fight was stopped between the fifth and sixth rounds by Jimenez's corner.

Marroquin Halts Arcos in Four

Undefeated Robert Marroquin moved his record to 18-0 with 14KOs by dropping and stopping Tijuana, Mexico's Eduardo “Latigo” Arcos, 16-3-1 (13), in the fourth round of a featherweight bout.

Arcos began the fight throwing wide shots, with Marroquin blocking most of them, then firing back sharper shots. The Tijuana fighter fought hard to the bell, with the same clobbering shots half-landing. Arcos was very busy in the second, while Marroquin spent most of his time picking his shots and inching forward, ending a very close round.

Dallas, Texas’ own Marroquin ended matters in the fourth, sending his foe to the ground with a wicked counter left, from which the game Arcos rose, although under very wobbly legs. The Texan stamped an exclamation point on his offense seconds later, sending Arcos down in a corner by landing another counter left.

Referee Kenny Bayless halted the bout at 1:21 of the round.

Magdaleno TKOs Garcia in Three

In the first fight of the triple-header televised card, super bantamweight (and Diego's younger brother) Jesse Magdaleno, 2-0 (2), stopped Cain Garcia, 0-2, in three.

The southpaw Magdaleno put up a showcase of quick, accurate hands, often rocking the much slower and gun-shy Garcia throughout the first round.

Much of the same took place in the second frame, with Garcia attempting to get something going in the third, just to have Magdaleno leap in with left and right hands upstairs, sending his opponent crashing down to the canvas. Referee Tony Weeks called the fight off at 2:14 into the round.

In other results, Brazilian heavyweight Julio Cesar Dos Santos, 17-0 (16), got a stoppage win over
Valente Tinajero, 8-4 (4), at the end of five, in a scheduled six-rounder.

Tinajero did fairly well in the first, going to the body and setting up hooking head shots, while Dos Santos looked to work his way in and get some distance, though not accomplishing much in the round.

Tinajero kept up the pace and the plan, with the Brazilian looking tired and being manhandled under heavy body shots while going backward, unable to land anything of significance in the frame.

Midway through the third, Dos Santos momentarily came alive, with Tinajero getting control back quickly. Both fighters were visibly winded and fighting with their mouths open near the end of the round.

Both men fought a sloppy fourth round, with confusion taking place as Tinajero thought the fight was a four-rounder. After clearing up the issue, the fight continued.

Dos Santos finally got work done, using his superior reach and jab. He worked well from the outside against Tinajero, who looked very tired and left the round with a bruised left eye.

Tinajero did not answer the sixth and final round.

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