Photos: El Quequi and Juan Alberto Salazar
In a shocker, unheralded Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (21-2, 19 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former two-division world champion Jorge “Nino de Oro” Linares (31-3, 20 KOs) in a WBC lightweight title eliminator on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. Thompson dropped Linares with a barrage of punches in round two and the bout was waved off due to a cut over Linares’ left eye. Time was 2:27. Thompson is now in line to face WBC champion Antonio DeMarco.
Unbeaten super middleweight Marco Antonio Periban (16-0, 11 KOs) stopped Gerardo Diaz (12-2-1, 10 KOs) in round two. Peribanrecovered from a first round knockdown to stop Diaz in round two. Time was 2:52.
Unbeaten jr lightweight Francisco Vargas (9-0-1, 6 KOs), a recent Golden Boy signing, scored a third round TKO over Carlos Perez (12-3, 9 KOs).