By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Unbeaten NABF super featherweight champion Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over multi-time world title challenger Antonio Davis (29-7, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. Magdaleno, rated #2 in the WBC, #2 by the WBA, #4 by the WBO and #7 by the IBF, launched a non-stop barrage of punches that got the stoppage from referee Joe Cortez just as round four ended. Official time was 2:59.
In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, hot prospect Jose Benevidez, Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Javier Loya (7-1, 6 KOs). Referee Tony Weeks jumped in to protect Loya who was being battered on the ropes. Time was 1:41.
Notre Dame’s Mike Lee (10-0, 6 KOs) continued his unbeaten campaign with a stellar 2nd round TKO over unheralded Tyler Seever (13-12, 11 KOs). After a brief feeling out period in the first frame, “The Fighting Pride of the Irish” turned up the heat and dropped Seever with a chopping right hand in the second round. Smelling blood in the water, Lee pursued his still dazed opponent and leveled him with a 1-2 combination that dropped Seever hard to the canvas. Referee Russell Mora immediately called the fight at the 1:36 mark.
In super lightweight action, Giovani Santillan (4-0, 3 KOs) scored knockdowns in the first and second rounds to cruise to a unanimous decision against Joaquin Chavez (1-2-2, 1 KO). Scores were 40-34 across the board.
Featherweight Saul Rodriguez (6-0, 5 KOs) scored a devastating 3rd round TKO over Jose Morales with a left hook that had his opponent sleeping face first on the canvas. Time of stoppage was :26.
Tommy Turner (3-2, 2 KOs) needed just 2:36 to dismantle Arizona fighter Billy Schmidt (1-2-2, 1 KO) in light heavyweight underard action. After Turner plastered Schmidt with a right hand, referee Joe Cortez didn’t bother to give a wobbly-legged Schmidt a count before waving off the fight.
“The Mighty Midget” Tremaine Williams continued his winning ways, defeating Jazzma Hougue (2-2-1) by way of unanimous decision in a four-round super bantamweight action. William beaet Hougue to the punch consistently through the affair, and caught the man on the losing end with a pair of hooks in the third round that drew a pair of “ooh’s” from the Texas Station crowd in Las Vegas. All three judges scored it 40-36. Williams improves to 3-0.