Unbeaten featherweight Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) showed why he’s so highly regarded, needing just 67 seconds to annihilate veteran Tomas “El Norteno” Villa (22-7-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Garcia, the brother of former world champion Robert Garcia, dropped Villa twice before the bout was waved off by referee Laurence Cole. He claimed the vacant USBA featherweight championship.
Unbeaten WBA #6/WBC #8 junior welterweight Mike Alvarado (27-0, 19 KOs) scored an impressive second round KO over Lenin Arroyo (20-12-1, 4 KOs). Alvarado brutally blasted the normally iron-jawed Arroyo to the deck :42 seconds into round two and Arroyp could not regain his feet.
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IBF #3 super flyweight Raul Martinez (26-1, 15 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over John Molina (27-12-3, 18 KOs).
Unbeaten super welterweight prospect Omar Henry (9-0, 8 KOs) continued to impress, knocking out Orphius Waite (5-1-1, 3 KOs) in round two.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Alfonso Lopez (19-0, 15 KOs) won a six-rounder against Gabriel Holguin (25-7, 9 KOs) by scores of 59-56, 59-56, 60-54.
Welterweight Juan Jose Fuentes (5-1, 2 KOs) dropped Esteban Almarez (9-3, 4 KOs) in round five en route to a six round unanimous decision.