There were fouls, multiple point deductions and knockdowns. But for featherweight Jessie Magdaleno, the win is all that mattered.
Magdaleno scored knockdowns in the first and fifth rounds, while Vicente had three points taken away for low blows in the fourth and another one in the 10th. At 1:38 of the 10th, referee Robert Byrd disqualified Vicente due to repeated low blows.
Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KOs) has won three in a row since losing his junior featherweight world title in April 2018. Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KOs) has now lost two of his last three fights.
“He was a rugged fighter. He was a tough veteran. I tip my hat off to him. He knew what he was doing. His way was to get me low,” Magdaleno said. “Gary Russell, I’m coming for you. But like I’ve said before, I want any of the champions at 126 pounds. I want to be a two-division world champion. Simple as that.”
Lopez Edges Coria
Adam “Blunose” Lopez, the action star from Glendale, California, did it again. Lopez (14-2, 6 KOs) won a 10-round majority decision over the Robert Garcia-trained Louie Coria (12-3, 7 KOs) in a battle of California natives. Lopez, who was coming off a valiant effort in a TKO loss to Oscar Valdez, won the last two rounds on two of the judges’ scorecards to pull out the win.
“That was my toughest fight to date. I used to say my fight with Jean Carlos Rivera was my toughest fight, but this one was definitely my toughest fight,” Lopez said. “Listen, I want to fight anyone Top Rank puts in front of me. This was a great, close fight, and I have the utmost respect for Louie Coria.”
— Gabriel Muratalla (3-0, 3 KOs) needed only 2:33 to knock out Fernando Robles (2-3, 0 KOs) in a scheduled four-round bantamweight bout.
“It’s wild. It was an experience, and I’m happy I did my thing,” Muratalla said.
—Lightweight prospects Mike Sanchez (6-0-1, 2 KOs) and Eric Mondragon (3-0-1, 2 KOs) traded knockdowns in the first round and fought to a four-round majority draw (39-37 Mondragon and 38-38 2x).
Jessie Magdaleno vs. Yenifel Vicente
Jessie Magdaleno (28-1, 18 KOs) won an ugly fight against Yenifel Vicente (36-5-2, 28 KOs) at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. After dominating for most of the match, Magdaleno was forced to deal with a nonstop attack below the belt by Vicente. after what seemingly felt like the tenth warning, Vicente, who was trailing mightily on the scorecards due to several point deductions and knockdowns, was officially disqualified from the match.
Eric Mondragon vs. Mike Sanchez
Eric Mondragon (3-0-1, 2 KOs) and Mike Sanchez (6-0-1, 2 KOs) just didn’t have enough time tonight as they fought to a draw in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a dramatic first round that saw both men looking up at the ceiling lights, the rest of the contest played out fairly evenly. The nip and tuck affair gave the judges issues as well as they couldn’t come up with a winner either. One judge scoring the contest gave it Mondragon 39-37 while the remaining judges had it even at 38-38 to announce a draw on the night.
Gabriel Muratalla lbs vs. Fernando Robles
It didn’t take long for Gabriel Muratalla (3-0, 3 KOs) to find his money punch which is the right hand to stop Fernando Robles (2-3). With just a few seconds left in the first round, Muratalla landed a right hand that put his man down. The match was called off shortly after.
Adam López vs. Louie Coria
The entire fight card of Tuesday nights event which was headlined by WBO Featherweight titlist Shakur Stevenson vs Felix Caraballo was nothing but grotesque mismatches. Tonight however, was something else entirely. Featherweight contender Adam Lopez (14-2, 6 KOs) took home a tougher than expected win against Luis Coria (12-3, 7 KOs).
There was no feel out process as they immediately got to work from the offset. Picking out a winner from round to round was a difficult one. But in the end, Lopez won a close majority decision. The final scorecards were as followed: 95-95 and two scores of 96-94 for Lopez.