On Saturday, April 1, 2017, Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) scored a fourth-round TKO victory against KeAndre Gibson (16-1-1, 7 KOs) to win the USNBC Super Lightweight title at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Orozco, a 29-year-old resident of San Diego, California, pushed forward aggressively in the opening rounds against Gibson, a 27-year-old of Saint Louis, Missouri.
Gibson did his best to land short counterpunches on the inside against the aggressive Orozco, but as his record indicates, he did not have enough punching power to stop “Relentless” Orozco from closing the distance to land harder and hard punches.
In Round 4, Orozco landed a perfect one-two combination, the right hand of which landed squarely on Gibson’s left temple, immediately wobbling his feet and sending him to the canvas. After barely making the 10-count, Gibson refused to continue, which awarded Orozco the TKO victory.
“From start to finish, I stuck to the fundamentals in this fight,” said Orozco.
“I’m very happy to have won this fight, and now it’s time to go home to my family,” said Orozco, who is a solid contender who could fight for a world title very soon.
“I tried to outbox him,” said Gibson. “Unfortunately, I got caught. It happens,” said Gibson, who suffered the first defeat of his career.
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Check out the stoppage below: