By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBC mandatory middleweight challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (57-6-1, 49 KOs) won by unanimous twelve round decision over Marcus Upshaw (15-9-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at “La Macarena” Center in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico. Scores were 120-107, 117-110 and 117-110.
In the co-feature, super lightweight Jose “Piston” Lopez (18-3-1, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO against Mahonri “Ruso” Montes.
Also former female world champion Arely Muciño won a ten round unanimous decision over Sury Tapia in a flyweight clash.