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Now campaigning as a super featherweight, former 122lb and 126lb champion Juan Manuel Lopez (32-2, 29 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Aldimar Silva Santos (18-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. After a slow start, Juanma staggered Silva in round three and dropped him in rounds five and seven and nine. Referee Luis Pabon waved it off during Lopez’ follow up barrage in round nine. Time was 1:04.
Unbeaten WBO #1 lightweight Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (22-0, 17 KOs) was victorious when Alejandro Rodriguez (18-9, 10 KOs) remained on his stool at the beginning of round six. It was a good fight with Gonzalez coming on as the bout progressed.
Unbeaten WBO #9 super flyweight McJoe Arroyo 12-0, 7 KOs) won by TKO in round four when the corner of Felipe Rivas (16-11-1, 9 KOs) indicated their fighter had taken enough punishment.
2012 Olympian and lightweight super prospect Felix Verdejo (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a third round TKO Jose Santiago (2-4, 2 KOs). Verdejo dropped Santiago in round one and finished him in the third. Time was :26.
Flyweight Olympian McWilliams Arroyo (14-1, 12 KOs) scored a fourth round KO against Miguel Tamayo (14-6-2, 12 KOs).
A WBO Latino flyweight battle between WBO #12 Jonathan Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs) and Omar Salado 23-5-2, 14 KOs) ended in a no contest after Gonzalez was injured from an unintentional rabbit punch after just 73 seconds.
Jr middleweight John Karl Sosa (5-0, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided four round decision over Daniel Rodriguez 1-8-1, 1 KO). Scores 40-35 on all cards.